Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Kristin over at Iowa Girl Eats is doing a Real Simple and PURE bar giveaway in this post .
I have never tried the PURE bars. Has anyone else?
Make sure you go and enter. There will be 6 winners!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Big Breakfast Debate

I am horrible about eating breakfast! I don't like it really in the morning, and would much rather eat leftovers from dinner the night before, (but given the size of my family there usually aren't leftovers).
I am always searching for things I like that are quick (I do like eggs and stuff but am usually too lazy to cook them), and if I drink too much coffee on an empty stomach I start to get really queasy by about 11. I got some clif bars at the store the other day for when I'm on the run, but they are too expensive to grab and eat one every day.
What are all your guys' favorite breakfasts?
This morning I decided I was in the mood for some oatmeal. Tha base mix I found on Kath Eats Real Food. The recipe for Whipped Banana Oatmeal is really versatile and I have found a bunch of different toppings to try. This mornings oatmeal turned into maple almond. To the top I added and mixed in a small handful of chopped almonds and a spoonful of maple honey! Maple I didn't even know there was such a thing. But the same day as the Central Park Burger debacle we went and visited a monestary in Huntsville, Utah and the Trappist Monks make and sell honey. We got regular, maple, and apricot. They are all yummy, but the maple is my favorite.
So posting may be irregular over the next few weeks. We are moving in a couple of weeks and I am going to be super busy trying to get everything packed up and done... trying to figure out how to fit a 3000 sq foot house into a 1200 sq foot condo... not fun.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Hey all.. Rosey Rebecca is doing a giveaway for free Chobani greek yogurt! You can enter it here!

I have never tried greek yogurt, and when was at walmart last I was going to try some but it was $1.50 a container! I passed...
Hoping to win!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kentucky Grilled Chicken?

Who has tried the Kentucky Grilled chicken? I have had it a few times now, and must say that I don't think I like it very much.....
If I am going to be graced by the Colonel's presence I think I would perfer it the good old fashioned fried way... of course that isn't conducive to healthy living, but isn't it all about moderation?
That being said my husband told me last night that to make the coleslaw they first bleach all the greens and the re dye them... really?... ew... that kind of ruined it for me.

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Real Housewives

I am hearing a lot of chatter in blog land about The Real Housewives show. So although this post has nothing to do with food here we go....
I am letting my Real Housewives flag fly! So many people sheepishly admit they watch it, but I am not going to be sheepish! I watch it every single week, every singel different franchise and I love it! I even watch the little recaps ....(there is an OC lost footage episode coming up next week I think!)
Who else out there want to proudly admit that they watch the show?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Big Beautiful Salads

One thing I love about summer is the abundance of fresh vegetables. You can make such a good mix of salads (for cheaper!), and the hot is perfect. I am a comfort food type of gal, and in the winter tend to go for soups and heavier food, and although I will eat a salad during the winter I just don't enjoy it as much...
On that note... I have been out of produce for a week or two and I was jonesing for a salad big time... I have been too busy to do much more the necessaties (sp?) of grocery shopping, but last night made the husband stop so I could run into walmart. ( and let me tell you costcos produce is much better, but it had to do) so lat night was a grilled chicken salad, and it was good but nothing compared to todays.
I started with a blend of spring greens, garbanzo beans, grape tomatoes, capers, and tomato basil feta cheese. I topped it with lemon juice from half a lemon and a tiny drizzle of olive oil. I tasted it and it was good, but was lacking a little creaminess which I perfer, so I had a very good ripe avacado which I stirred in and it lent the perfect amount of creaminess... (probably had as much fat as a creamy salad dressing, but at least it was a good fat!)
Yum! Perfect lunch after my wii fit workout....
On that note! I hit the 16 pound mark this morning! Go me!