I Am Not A Complete Vegetarian. I Eat Only Animals That Have Died In Their Sleep.

No post for 2 weeks…

Can only mean one thing…

I’m bored and not exercising and I’m making poor food choices.

Luckily, I’m still weighing regularly and I’m still the same weight.

Bad news though, is that I can’t seem to get motivated. It’s hard to exercise when it’s raining EVERY single day. It’s tough to wanna get out and do something when again, it’s raining EVERY single day.

I feel so blah when I don’t eat great or when I’m not active. I feel like a blob. Or a slug. I’m so over this rainy weather and I hope it goes away soon so I can go back to enjoying my turkey mountain hikes and my bike riding along the river.

Some good new for you though is that work is going really great for me. My boss loves me and other people notice it too and have called me “her favorite” which is true. Cause I’m just so awesome at my job. Haha. I mean, it’s true, so I’m gonna own it. I’m getting to try new things such as joining committees we have at work and also doing some new hire training as well as mentoring my fellow coworkers. I think exciting things are coming my way! Stay tuned.

Anyways, back to the healthy eating. As I said last time, I took a quick trip to Dallas to celebrate my nephews 2nd birthday and of course I made a Trader Joes run. I stocked up with some of my favorites like their vegetable fried rice, honey pretzel sticks, chocolate jumbles, pub cheese, and macaroni and cheese. I also got lots of new products to try.

So far, my favorite new product is their frozen meatless sausage patties. They can be heated up in microwave for a super quick breakfast side.

  
Another great new product is their freeze dried mango. Yum. I truly love mango so much.

 
Another new product is their peanut butter and jelly Greek yogurt. I loved this. It really did taste just like peanut butter and jelly. Wish I would’ve got more!

 
A couple other products I bought, tried, and liked were their chicken hotdogs, their frozen chile relleno dinner, and their frozen silver dollar pancakes.

  

 

 
I’ve still got lots more to try, but I haven’t been cooking as much lately. Unfortunately (for my stomach and my wallet) I’ve been eating out more often for dinner. I’m trying really hard to work on that this week though.

I have 2 goals for myself this week. Monday-Friday, I’m trying to not eat out. This really pertains to dinner, just because I NEVER eat out for breakfast, lunch, or snacks. My second goal is to eat vegetarian Monday-Friday for every meal.

My menu for the week looks like this:

Breakfast-eggs, cereal, meatless sausage, milk, mini pancakes, omelets, toast

I’ll pick 2-3 of the above and mix and match them to give my breakfast variety throughout the week.

Lunch-undecided right now but I’m thinking tomato, basil, and mozzarella sandwiches on ciabatta bread

Dinner-meatless Orange chicken over vegetable fried rice or cheese and veggie quesadillas with guacamole and salsa

Snack-V8, Quest bars, chex mix, pretzels and dip, dried fruit

Speaking of quest bars, I’ve found 2 more flavors I’m obsessed with. I love the banana nut muffin and the chocolate chip cookie dough. Seriously, the 2 best flavors so far!

 

No picture of the chocolate chip cookie dough. It never stood a chance. I devoured it before a picture ever crossed my mind.

Before I go, I just wanted to talk a bit about how I’ve been feeling since cutting out so much meat from my diet. On days where I truly haven’t been eating any meat, I’ve felt better. I don’t feel heavy or weighed down and my stomach has stopped hurting. The whole reason I started this change was due to the fact that I kept getting upset tummies every day around the same time in the afternoon. Gladly, I can say those have stopped.

Also, I feel like I spend less money on groceries weekly due to not buying meat or deli lunch meat. I used to spend like $9 on a pound of sliced deli meat for sandwiches. Beans and cheese are so much cheaper!

I have to say, I’m happy with the changes I’m making, and I seriously do hope that one day soon, I can call myself a vegetarian.

 
I’ll leave you with a couple of cuties! First is Ethan at his birthday party. Second is my doggy, Pudgy. They’re both the absolute best!

 
  
   
 

Enjoy your weekend everybody!

“Tell em that it’s my birthday. They don’t know so it’s ok. Every night is my birthday.” ~Selena Gomez

It was my birthday 10 days ago. I’m officially 28, aka OLD….

Anyways, I had a great birthday this year! Basically, I had a 4-part birthday.

Here’s part one.

My sister, brother-in-law, and nephew came into town the weekend before my birthday. We celebrated with a delicious dinner consisting of turkey tenderloin, mashed potatoes, and roasted brussels sprouts and asparagus. Dessert was my absolute favorite thing…..french macarons. Yum!!

The best part about the weekend was that I got to see my nephew! Since I started my Saturday class, I haven’t been able to go to Dallas to visit, so I was really excited they came here!

Here’s my favorite little man!

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He loves his favorite aunt Lindsay. 🙂

Here he is with my dad! So cute!

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Part-2 of my birthday was on my actual birthday, the 13th.

My BFF, Megan, had me over to her house and she made me an appetizer, dinner, and an amazing cake! We had beer cheese dip, peppered steak over rice, and lemon/strawberry cake.

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How awesome is that cake?! She does a really fantastic job on her cakes and I thought it was so sweet of her to make me a fancy cake. 🙂

Part-3 of my birthday was the weekend after my birthday.

My dad and step-mom took me out for a Thai dinner and then we went to my favorite bakery and had pies for dessert. This bakery has “Pie Night” a couple times a week and they make really unique pies. I had the blackberry pie with graham cracker crust, orange scented goat cheese cream, topped with honeycomb crumble. Amazing! Seriously, so good! My dad had the mile high chocolate pie, and my step-mom had the rhubarb/strawberry cobbler pie.

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Not the fanciest of pics, but taste is all that matters!

Part-4 of my birthday consisted of a road trip.

My BFF got us tickets to go see Selena Gomez in Kansas City, so we took an overnight road trip.

We drove up to Kansas City last Sunday morning, got there around 12:00, and went directly to this fried chicken place Megan had seen on The Food Network. It was delicious! I stuffed myself. 🙂

After lunch, we hit up a few stops we’d never been to before. My favorite place we went to was called The Better Cheddar. I love cheese, obviously, if you couldn’t already tell from my birthday cake. I got this super unique and yummy brown cheese. It’s brown and sweet because it’s cooked until it caramelizes.

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This place had lots of cheese to sample, lots of imported products from Italy, and just some really unique food items. Cool store!

Sunday night, we went to the Selena Gomez concert and had a great time! Our seats were really good and the concert was fun! Here’s a few pics from the concert.

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We stayed the night in KC and the next morning we headed back to Tulsa. On our way home though, we HAD to go to Trader Joe’s of course. I stocked up on some good stuff from TJs. I got some bacon cheddar, speculoos cookie butter with cocoa, pumpkin soup, frozen stuffed acorn squash dinner, frozen french macarons, marinara, taco seasoning, frozen Chinese orange chicken, heat and eat corn pudding, and more!

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I love trying TJs products and reviewing them! So far, the corn pudding is out of this world, good! Rich, creamy, and decadent. I’ll report back with the other product reviews soon.

The last place that we went to was this coffee shop called The Roasterie. The coffee shop sells assorted french macarons from a KC bakery called Milk and Honey. They had 7 different flavors and I got one of each flavor to try them all.

I ate them before I could get a picture but here’s the last 3 before they were consumed.

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The flavors were fig and goat cheese, raspberry, lemon, mocha, pistachio, salted caramel, and pumpkin. I love french macarons. One day, I’m going to finally make them and blog about it. I’m thinking I’d like to make a matcha green tea macaron with a honey/orange filling. Yummmmmm!!

So, that concludes my birthday this year. Until next year!

My Fit Foods Review: Part 2

I’ve had the chance to try out some more products from MFF, so I’m going to review those products right now.

First though, I must say, I’ve been eating terribly the past almost 2 weeks. I sorta lost my desire to care. I’ve been eating out, eating unhealthy foods, and not exercising at all. I’ve even been eating a lot of sweets. I’m ready to get back into the swing of healthy eating though.

I’ve decided to keep buying the pre-made foods from MFF to make things easier and to hopefully get me back on track.

Here are my reviews!

Fit To Go-320 calories

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This snack is pretty simple: apple slices, a hard boiled egg, grapes, and peanut butter. Obviously I could have put this snack together super easily by myself, but it’s just too convenient buying it pre-made from MFF. This snack was good, although I don’t really like apples, so I only ate a little bit of the apples. I give it a 5/10.

Picnic Time-310 calories

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I had to use the image off of MFF’s website because I kept forgetting to take pictures. Sorry! This snack was also simple but delicious and definitely one of my favorite snacks. It includes almonds, dried cranberries, nut thin crackers, cubed cheese, apples, and grapes. I give it a 7/10.

Egg-o-licious-260 calories

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MFF’s egg salad is soo tasty! I really do love it better than my egg salad. And the nut thin crackers they serve with it are perfect! I give this one a 9/10.

Brian’s Fit Chicken Enchiladas-470 calories (Medium)

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First off, these enchiladas were very filling! It was 470 calories for 3 enchiladas served with black beans and chopped tomatoes. The enchiladas were a little spicy and I also added some medium salsa because I love salsa. The black beans were seasoned nicely and overall this dinner was a winner. This dinner gets a 9/10.

Blazin’ Cajun Shrimp-300 calories (Medium)

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This meal is sorta like a spicy Cajun shrimp dish served over dirty rice. This meal is my least favorite so far. It lacked depth. It tasted spicy but without the flavor. I most likely won’t buy this meal again, unless if I decide to give them a second chance. Everybody has off days, right? I give this one a 4/10.

Zesty Shrimp and Scallops-310 calories (Medium)

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It looks soupy in the picture, and it definitely was indeed soupy. Nonetheless, it was still really yummy! It’s a spicy Alfredo-like sauce served over zucchini “noodles” with shrimp and scallops. I served this meal with some toasted wheat bread with garlic salt for a perfect Italian meal. Oh, since it was a little watery (zucchini does that!) I added some shredded mozzarella cheese to help thicken it. This meal is a total win and scores a 9/10.

Buffalo Chicken Wrap-410 calories

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This tasty wrap is filled with chopped chicken, cucumbers, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and a creamy buffalo-like sauce. I really enjoyed this wrap, but I didn’t think it tasted like buffalo. It definitely wasn’t spicy like I was hoping, but it tasted great! It was served with carrots and a blue cheese dipping sauce that was fantastic. I can’t wait to eat this wrap again soon. I give this one an 8/10.

Pesto Chicken-340 calories (Medium)

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This meal was downright delicious. It was sliced chicken breast served over zucchini “noodles” with a very tasty pesto sauce on the side served with cherry tomatoes. This dish, unlike the shrimp over zucchini noodles, wasn’t watery at all. It was perfect. I was surprised how good healthy pesto can taste. I also served this meal with some garlic bread for the perfect quick dinner. I rate this meal a 9/10.

That’s all of my reviews for now. I’ve got a couple more snacks and 4 more dinners to try out this week, so I’ll have a part 3 review post coming this weekend.

Have a great week everybody!