Saturday, June 28, 2014

June 28, 2014

Oh, hello, that's right, I was trying to be healthy. That has fallen by the wayside since vacation! I could list a 1,000 reasons why but none of that is really important. What is important is to get back on track. It has been carb city and processed foods up in here for the past few weeks so I expect a bit of withdrawal this go round.

Strawberries, grapes, chia seeds. Handful of raw walnuts.

Welcoming back the big ass salad!


Grilled green beans and cherry tomatoes. Garlic and Quinoa Veggie Burger. Not pictured - handful of walnuts and two beers. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Menu May 19, 2014

Well, after total descent into eat all the carbohydrates, sugar, booze and none of the veggies or fruits I'm feeling a bit bloated and in need of crisp healthy goodness. Too bad the fridge is still ridiculously empty.

Well, not off to a great start since I'm out of unsweeteened milk for my coffee. I just can't do totally black so about 1tsp of sugar in my coffee.

Sauteed tofu, onions, pepper, with frozen broccoli and canned diced tomatoes.

Absurdly expensive Whole Foods salad with more tofu and a few potatoes.


Trader Joe's refried black beans, TJ's habanero-lime tortillas, lettuce, tomato, onion, salsa and a dab of sour cream left over from beach trip. (there were two of these because, yum)


Strawberry, banana, chia, flax, cocoa powder and PB smoothie.

Monday, May 19, 2014

May 14 - May 18, 2014

Pretty much this:

And a whole lot of this:

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming of healthy eats. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Menu May 13, 2014

Tofurky kielbasa, kale, onions, grape tomatoes and an apple.

My all the time salad of greens, sweet potato, black beans, veggies, salsa, guacamole.

Happy Hour
Creamscile "smoothie". Two flatbreads with hummus.

 I was SO not in the mood to cook so Gardein beefless tips, onions and pepper with steak sauce. Two dogs that thought they'd get some of my food. HA.
Hmm. Not that appealing in pictures. But, tasty. 

Drinky Drinky Time
Oh law, so many margaritas and then a coke and bourbon. Also, chips and guacamole and only the best crackers ever with garlic hummus.

While certainly not Eat to Live approved with the sugar I was thrilled to find a good margarita mix without high fructose corn syrup, artificial ingredients and other scary items. Fat and Juicy is the brand and I look forward to trying their other mixes! I could use their bloody mary mix right about now......

We're officially on vacation mode, apparently.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Menu May 12, 2014

Huge ass salad with sweet potato, black beans, cumin, smoked paprika, mixed greens, yellow pepper, grape tomatoes, red onions, salsa and a honkin' scoop of delicious guacamole. The avocados were just at the perfect ripeness this morning. Yum.

Siracha hummus on all the things. And, great news (eyeroll) coke tastes good again.

Happy Hour
I almost forgot my fruit today! So, banana, strawberry, orange/pineapple juice and vodka to the rescue!
Gratuitous sound view shot

Tofurky kielbasa with white beans.

This, my friends, is where it all fell apart. I was craving a baked potato like nobody's business but alas, no vegan sour cream on the island and I didn't feel like making any. I know! I'll just get some bread instead. I can totally eat a reasonable portion of crusty delicious french bread with melty Earth Balance, said every lying person with binge eating disorder. So, anyway, dinner was bread, butter and an actual reasonable portion of So Delicious Cookie Dough Ice Cream. The ice cream has no business being in this house either but at least a normal portion seemed to do the trick for this. And a half a can of coke before I came to my senses and told myself to have water.

I think it's safe to say that sugar is my nemesis and starts a spiral into carby carby hell. And that old "It's vacation, eat what you want!" habits die hard.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Menu May 11, 2014

Tofurky kielbasa, kale, onions and tomatoes. Peach, strawberry, banana, chia seed and flaxseed smoothie with soy milk.

Heh. Smoothie matches the counter.

Doctor Kracker's Klassic 3 Seed Flatbread, baby carrots, celery and a huge scoop of Everything Hummus.

Happy Hour
White beans with a bit of olive oil, dijon mustard, lemon juice and parsley over greens. And a grown up creamsicle smoothie - vodka, OJ and pineapple juice, soymilk. Appropriately trashy beach Harlequin novel. And another flatbread with hummus.

Since I didn't bring my spiralizer (I thought about it, I really did) tonight we have zucchini ribbons, grated carrots, tofu and peanut sauce. Pretty good but I wish I'd brought the spiralizer! The texture is just better, in my opinion. I like the peanut sauce and appreciate that it only has a bit of soy sauce so it's not chock full of sodium. 

And, of course, bourbon. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Menu May 10, 2014

IT'S BEACH DAY!!!!! I've landed in Hatteras Island for a glorious week of the beach. I'm hopeful for sunny days, lots of kayaking, reading, walks with the dogs and plenty of good (and healthy!) food and (not so healthy!) adult beverages.

Getting down here and trying to get settled in with two dogs has been exhausting. The drive is always long but throw in two whiny dogs, getting them settled into a new environment, carrying stuff up so many stairs. Whine whine vacation is hard.

After a quick morning run to get as much crazy out as possible for the dogs I had the last of the damn lemony lentils with radish and a raspberry, mango, banana, chia seed and soymilk smoothie.

In the car I snacked on black bean hummus and baby carrots and an apple. During a gas stop the urge to buy some salty nuts or chips and a soda was strong. I've always "rewarded" myself on long trips with a soda and either chips or roasted salty as hell nuts. It felt more like habit than anything else but I resisted and was feeling quite smug about 10 minutes later gnawing on my apple.

Lunch/Dinner 1
I was STARVING when we got to the rental house and I carried in about half of my crap. I was SO glad I had made some pasta, lentil marinara and kale that just has to be popped in the microwave.

Cocktail Hour
(Dog) Mama needed this after all day in the car. So, the one "treat" I decided on days ago that would be fine to have since it's vacay is coke with my bourbon. I was actually ridiculously excited for the Coke (SUGAR) but.... have I killed my taste buds these past weeks? It tasted not right and made my mouth stick together. I may have to switch to vodka tonic instead? This is just bizarre. Anyway, Knob Creek never fails.

In my head I was going to be making peanut sauce to have over veggies. It's so cute I thought I would feel like cooking tonight. I picked up a 4 pack of Tofurky Kielbsas  when I ran to the store to get toilet paper, soap, and frozen fruit (I FORGOT THE COFFEE FILTERS, OMG). While at the grocery store my brain was so trying to kick it into vacation mode. Vacation mode means chips, pastas, bread and butter, nuts, french fries, sodas, crackers and anything else carby or nutritionally void. So, settling on something like the kielbasas feels like a win. Not the best choice but I was once again starving and too impatient to wait for tofu to press and didn't feel like beans.

Sauteed kielbasa, onions, kale and grape tomatoes.

Overall not bad for a vacation and driving day but I feel like it's definitely going to be a struggle, especially once the manperson and my mom arrive and have tempting food in the house.