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Veggie Burger

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Holy- Balls, buckets, crap, guacamole, moley, Spicolli, sheet man! These burgers are AMAZING! I made Veggie burgers...me..that's right! I'm really getting over being skeptical of this healthy eating stuff and jumping right in huh? So it kinda happened by accident. I bought lentils (on purpose)-but I jacked up cooking them...b/c well, I kinda forgot I was cooking them..so they overcooked..turned to mush. Boo. I didn't want to throw them out, but I didn't want to eat them as they were. They were basically half perfect and half mush. Product of my forgetting them and forgetting to stir them so they'd all cook evenly I guess. *shrugs* Burgers popped into my head...but how does someone MAKE a veggie burger? I don't even BUY them for fear they will suck. What? It's the truth! So I looked through recipes online and there is no 'set' recipe. Just make them stick together. Dredge them, don't dredge them. Beans, herbs, cumin, onions, lentils..it'…

GM-my favorite so far!

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I'm still on my GM kick. It's been my breakfast EVERY day this week. I'm thinking I should celebrate that..but I'm not totally sure. :) This one though...I might have found my match for a little while. I feel a bit like a crazy inventor, trying up different concoctions, and some of the GMs I've made I've enjoyed, some I've just liked, and some I won't make again. Keep in mind it's not the spinach's fault b/c you can't taste it..I just messed up the consistency (to thick) on some. I've also added Amazing Grass to some and I'm not quite used to it's flavor yet. But this GM. LOVE it. It's been the breakfast 2 out of the 7 so far. :) 1 frozen banana 1 cinnamon apple sauce (the little container, I'm gonna guess it's about 1/2 cup?) 1 t honey dash of cinnamon milk 2 handfuls of baby spinach. Yum. Again, I say YUM. That and half of my daughter's oatmeal and I'm 'full as a tick' (ew, I hate that saying, but…

"fried" chicken and sweet potato hash

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So here we are on the 'trying to eat more healthfully' trip still... I LOVE sweet potatoes. LOVE them. *note to self to google them to see how good they really are for you* As much as I love them around Thanksgiving and Christmas with pecans and marshmellows all over them..I also think that a certain spice is their savory best friend-CUMIN. The two of them together is just wonderful to me. Into a saute pan-about 2 T of olive oil 2 cups frozen roasted sweet potatoes* 1/2 of a chopped zucchini 1/2 of a chopped onion * I buy the bags of sweet potatoes from Schwan's, but I think that if you'd want to par cook a sweet potato in the microwave, or peel it and boil it first you'd get the same deal * once it all gets cozy and cooked add in about 1 tsp of cumin, and some salt and pepper. Yummy yummy veggie side dish, done! For the chicken...I'm recently converted to a VERY easy way of breading. No egg wash, no milk wash. No wet pan, no dredging. So how is it possible?…

All juiced up!

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So in my quest to eat healthier/lose weight..I broke out my JLPJ If the websites I'm checking are correct this 16oz glass of juice that I drank this morning has 7 servings of my fruits/veggies for the day..so that means..I'm done with that part of the pyramid! 10 carrots 2 large apples 1 cucumber 1 inch of ginger ='s 4 cups of juicey goodness! I've drank 2 so far...I'm eager to guzzle the other 2, but I'm not sure if that would be/will be smart for my gastrointestial system. One thing that I think is important to mention that I've found about the Green Monsters and Juicing. The natural happy and the natural energy I get are just awesome. I did Green Monsters for about 3 days, then I skipped for a few days and I noticed a HUGE dip in my energy/happy level (='s pissy and tired). I haven't been at this long enough to show a weight drop or totally clear skin. My hair and nails are still good b/c I'm still taking prenatals since I'm breastfeeding Baby …

No meat can be a treat!

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Ok..lame blog title..but this meal really WAS quite good! We're massive carinivores at our house and this doesn't have one bit of meat! olive oil/butter cremini mushrooms zucchini sun dried tomatoes onions baby spinach tomato basil fettucini mozzarella salt/pepper YUM. Chop the veggies however you want to. I'm a fan of quartering the onion, and halving the zuc so you can get the little 1/2 moon shapes. Into a saute pan goes about 2T each of butter and olive oil-then this order Onions (for a couple minutes) Mushrooms (ditto) Zucs (again) turn off the heat and toss in your baby spinach and your sun dried tomatoes. The sdts in this dish were really an after thought...and that thought was "it needs something else..some 'bite' "..I had about 2 T in the jar in the fridge so in it went. Have you been cooking your pasta while you cooked your veggies? I hope so! The juice from the cooking veggies + whatever is left of the butter/olive oil makes a nice little s…

Green Monster!

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Before I got pg w/Baby #2 I'd planned on getting healthy, lose some weight, THEN get pg..well..didn't happen that way. While I was pg with #2 I stumbled upon some really great websites that are all about healthy eating, good body image and just wonderful women that write them, and I got hooked! I knew that I couldn't really mess with my diet too much while I was pregnant..and yes I used it as my "this is my last time being pregnant, this is my last time to go crazy with my diet" excuse..that was bad..but it was the last time. I was 6mo pg when it was New Year's resolution time, so I opted for a May resolution time. Nothing major..although my ultimate goal is to lose about 80lbs..mainly just eating a better diet..a HEALTHIER diet...with some cupcakes thrown in for good measure. :) Something that I noticed on these healthy sites, but wrinkled my nose at was "the green monster"....really..you kidding? A smoothie with SPINACH in it? Blech, yuck! No way…