Friday, April 20, 2012

Let's Talk About Food!

Now that I've started eating a lot healthier, I'm finding that there are tons of delicious things to eat that aren't processed or full of sugar or carbs.  I thought I'd share a few of my new favorite snacks or dishes I've found this week.

For Breakfast:

I like them either scrambled or hard-boiled.  Eggs are full of protein, they fill you up, and they cut down on cravings.

They give me a little something sweet for my sweet tooth.

For Lunch:

Salad - lately I could live on salads with lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, tomato, avocado, and Ranch dressing.  I found a Ranch dressing in the organic section of my grocery store that is Prism friendly. And I'm told there's one at Aldi's too!


Plain rice cake(s) with peanut butter. This also helps to satisfy my sweet tooth.

For Dinner:

Brown rice, veggies, and meat. 

Tonight I blanched some broccoli, then topped it with parmesan, garlic powder, and salt, and roasted it.  It was delicious! (sorry for the blurriness, I cropped the picture on my iPhone, and I think that's what did it)


Sunflower seeds (even though they do contain some calories and fat, nuts and seeds have tons of good stuff in them!)

Fruit, again

Nuts, including my new favorite thing...

Cocoa roast almonds

These are seriously delicious.  And I'm told they are Prism friendly!  I'm sure I will be snacking on these a lot (in moderation, of course).  If you haven't tried them, please do!   You'll thank me later!

Favorite restaurant meals:

I thought I would have a hard time finding healthy options at restaurants, but it hasn't been too difficult so far, and it's fun to try things on the menu that I haven't tried before.  

This is for the locals, but at Grinders I tried the Island Teriyaki rice and veggies.  It was delicious, and I will definitely be ordering it again!

At Panera, I tried the Greek salad for the first time, and it was so good!  I want to go back soon and order it again.  If you've never had it, it's Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, red onions, Kalamata olives, pepper, and Greek dressing.  

What are your favorite go-to healthy recipes or snacks?  I am so new at this, and I love hearing new ideas!


  1. I'm addicted to those cocoa almonds! I really enjoy vanilla coconut milk, banana, and vanilla protein powder smoothies. I love Trader Joe's gluten free oatmeal and adding cinnamon and frozen blueberries. Spicy hummus and veggies are also good when I'm in the mood for something crunchy. I also mix gluten free flour, egg whites, and unsweetened applesauce for a microwave muffin that I top with whatever fruit I have on hand. For my snack today I microwaved broccoli and topped it with vegetable marinara sauce. Keep posting your healthy eats! I love looking for inspiration and new ideas!

  2. I love the cocoa almonds! One of my favorite treats is frozen blueberries with almonds & greek yogurt. :)

  3. I love me some yogurt! We have easy access to plain (non sugar added,) fresh yogurt here, which can be sweetened up with honey or fresh fruit. I also use it as a sour cream alternative in many recipes.

    One of my biggest changes I have done in my life is cut back on salt in my cooking and to cut out cream based dressings- finding an oil based one is so much better for me- I love a Raspberry Walnut one (I can't remember the brand- maybe Ken's?)

    You've inspired me to put some more eggs into my life- they are inexpensive and a healthy source of protein!

  4. I love rice cakes! And yes, fruit is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. I've been popping grapes lately when I really want something sweet!


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