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More Weekend Please

 

Hello hello!!

What a fun weekend I had last week. I will most definitely post the pictures and a post with the details from the fun weekend REB and I had in Chicago! I wish there was more of that weekend. I also think I had a little too much fun. Is that even possible though? Really? Probably not.

So for now, how about I give you a look at what I ate earlier this week?

Be sure to join the party at Jenn’s Blog over at Peas and Crayons to have some fun with us! And don’t forget the theme for June: Sensible Snacking!

 

And I can proudly say I have been snacking pretty well so far this month :)

This weeks pictures brought to you by Monday. Monday: You usually have a bad case of them lying around.

I broke my fast (a little Game of Thrones for ya :)) with my usual coffee with sugar free creamer and Splenda and also had a bagel thin with 1/2 serving of light garden veggie cream cheese.

Decided to change it up from the usual Nutrigrain bar and/or oatmeal and have some carbs and deliciousness for a change. It’s just what I needed to wake me up!

For my mid-morning snack, I WAS going to have yogurt, but my butter fingers decided it’d be more fun to drop it on the ground thereby making it a not-so-mid-morning snack. Troll.

I had a two hour meeting that went on during lunch on Monday. These types of meetings have their perks: the company usually orders in lunch. The con? It’s usually something kind of unhealthy, though probably delicious. They ordered some noodle bowls from Noodles & Co., but I opted to eat what I brought and get back on track from the uber fun weekend. Healthy choice, people!

I realized halfway through my lunch I forgot to snap a picture, so I apologize. I had a bagel thin with mustard and three slices of Peppered Tofurkey. I’ve never been a big tofurkey fan, but I do remember loving cajun or peppered turkey when I ate meat. So I decided to give this flavor a try, and I’m pleasantly surprised at how yummy it is! Good to have on hand to throw on sandwiches or salads! Alongside, I had 1/2 cup of low sodium, 2% cottage cheese and a whole lotta black pepper. Yum!

My afternoon snacks lately have been in the form of fruit.

Not just any fruit though.

I don’t know if it’s just a good season for them, or luck, but I keep getting the best-tasting bunches of grapes lately! They’re so crunchy, firm and pop in your mouth. So sweet and delicious! Thanks to Sarah, I’ve furthered the obsession by freezing them. Mind. Blown.

So for dinner on Monday, REB and I wanted some Thai food so we headed to Lotus Thai. I love this place. They have an entire section of the menu for vegetarian apps, soups and entrees! WIN. We weren’t terribly hungry and had furniture shopping on the agenda, so we decided to do something quick. We got some tofu spring rolls to start and then split an entree with brown rice.

But the real winner of the meal were the soups we got. I got the Tom yum poh tak tofu, which is this uber vegetarian spicy broth with tofu, lime, mushrooms, lemongrass and rhizome.

Holy hell. My lips were burning, it was so spicy! It was already spicy, but then I ordered the spice level to be medium, which probably not the best idea. Nonetheless: it was one of the most delicious soups I’ve had!

So there you have it: a look at eats from Monday!

As I said, I will have a post about the Chicago trip up soon! I mostly need time to download the images from the fancy cam to computer, edit photos, blah blah blah. Y’all know the drill.

Hope you have a great rest of the week!’

Do you like Thai food?
What’s your favorite thing to order?
Do you order it spicy? 


Holy Moly Healthy Guacamole

 

Hello my lovely readers! Is it just me, or do the weekends go by too fast? It seems like just yesterday it was Friday and now the week is starting up again.

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I had quite the weekend, though! I did a full day of cooking today. So much so, that I’ll have three different posts for the three things I made. So bear with me, please :) One of my favorite parts was not only the cooking, but Oscar Sunday! I’m such an awards show junkie. I made a dip to eat for the Oscars that was healthy and flavorful and was so so good!

If you haven’t already guessed, I made a guacamole dip! I saw a few recipes online and decided to give it a try and I’m so glad I did. The star ingredient? White cannellini beans instead of all avocado. I know avocados have healthy fats, but it’s all about moderation, right? Right.

Can I be honest? I’ve never bought, cut open, or used an avocado on my own. I was a big nerd and was pretty excited when I was able to cut it and then get the pit out without ruining any part of it. It’s about the little things :)

So here’s what you need to make this lovely dip:
Adapted from Good Housekeeping
•1 can (15 oz. weight) white cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
•1 tablespoon lime juice (about 1-2 limes)
•1 jalapeño, seeded, and diced
•1 tsp salt
•1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
•1/4 cup onion, chopped
•1 avocado, halved and pitted
•2 tomatoes (I used Campari, but you could use Roma. If you use smaller ones, you’ll need more of course)

In a food processor or blender, add the beans and lime juice and pulse until smooth and mixed. Transfer to a bowl. Next add the avocado to the bean mixture and mash with a fork to combine. Keep some chunks though (at least I like chunks for added texture!). In the food processor again, add the jalapeño, onion, cilantro and salt and pulse until thick and combined. Cut the tomatoes in half and squeeze to get rid of the juice and seeds. Coarsely chop and add to the bean-avocado mixture. Add the onion-cilantro to the mix, stir everything well. Squeeze a little more lime juice and serve! You can eat this right away, or you can store it in the fridge for up to an hour. Make sure it has enough lime juice so the avocado stays green!
Possible garnishes: cilantro leaves or finely minced onion.


Serve it up with some fresh cut veggies or with these homemade Parmesan baked pita chips!
The great thing? This makes about 3 cups and one serving (1/4 cup) is only 65 calories! Not so bad when you’re really having half that and sharing that 1/4 cup. Enjoy!

Are you an awards show junkie like me?
What are your favorite snacks while watching them?