Monday, July 8, 2013


Happy Monday! I love Mondays in the summer. Particularly because of the lack of school. Hehe.
I don't know about you, but I love food. I especially love healthy food because it makes my body feel good (That doesn't mean I don't eat ice cream. I eat loooots of ice cream.)

Hungry Girl Mac n Cheese
I found a Hungry Girl 1-2-3 cookbook on my shelf the other day, and I've been experimenting with new recipes. My favorite has been the Mac & Cheese. When I was little I loved the Kraft Mac & Cheese. I would probably eat 3-4 cups just for lunch (cringe!). Now, while I still know it is delicious, I am disgusted by the chemicals and the lack of nutrition. I used this recipe with cauliflower instead of broccoli. I love that it is so much more nutritious than the old Kraft stuff (: It tastes so much better too, much creamier and "real"!

Apricot Chicken- Probably the worst picture ever. Sorry guys! :(
I found this recipe in the same Hungry Girl cookbook. If you haven't checked out these cookbooks, you seriously should! Especially the 1-2-3. I love how easy the recipes are. I used real apricot preserves instead of the sugar-free kind, so the nutrition information was off, but I don't care. It was good, but I don't think I'll be making it much. There are other chicken recipes I like a bit more, that make the chicken more tender.

Today I tried something that I found on pinterest called a Cucumber Salad.
It reminded me of Portuguese Salad that my dad used to make. I have no idea if that's actually a thing or just what my family called it... It was tomatoes and onions and olive oil put together and kept in the fridge.

I had a cucumber that was getting pretty dry, so I cut that up, cut up some mini tomatoes (from the farmer's market!) and chopped up an onion. Then I used some light dressing we had in the fridge, a bit of olive oil for healthy fat, and voila!

This may be my new favorite food. 

When you put my favorite veggies in a fancy salad, I get excited. I love this stuff. And how easy is it to make??

I keep it in the fridge because it's like 90 degrees outside and well, I like cold things.

Last food...
I think I'm obsessed with this stuff. A CUP FOR 39 CALORIES yes please. I have no idea if this is healthy at all but it's not the worst thing I could eat and it's absolutely delicious. Just the perfect amount of salt (a very little bit). Yum yum yum.

I said that was the last FOOD, no promises on drinks (;
Have you tried almond milk before?? I haven't, but I really like this stuff! I prefer the taste over plain milk. I think it's better for you in some ways? I had intentions to make Overnight Oats or recipes and stuff but it hasn't happened yet. Will do.

Today I decided to stop being cheap and finally buy some protein powder. After reading some reviews, I settled on Tera's Vanilla Whey powder. I spent all day trying to get to let me use a coupon, and then gave up, and found Natural Healthy Concepts. I have never ordered from them before, so hopefully this goes well! I was able to get quite a deal with free shipping from them.

I really hope I'll like this!

Please forgive me if this happens tonight. I found it on Pinterest and I know I'm gonna need to try it.... I'll let you know if it's good (;

What are your favorite recipes? Have you ever tried whey protein? What "pinned" recipes have been your favorite? (:
Update: It was not good! Don't try it. Haha (:

P.S. I am so proud of that pinterest widget. Hopefully you all can see it! 


  1. That makes two of us- I love food too haha. I don't understand when people say food "bores" them- it's crazy! I have to stop being cheap and buy a big container too - I think I've spent more in buying the little packets of protein lol! Let me know if you like that brand

    1. Seriously food is NOT boring. It is totally exciting! I will do a review once I get it (:

  2. That mac n cheese sounds delish!!

    1. It totally was, but it's all gone now. Too good (:

  3. I eat lots of ice cream too! Life's way too short to go without ;)
    Food is seriously what I live for. Well, obviously my family, pets, running, etc. are just as important, BUT food is seriously awesome. If I can't sleep at night, it's most likely because I'm too excited about breakfast :P
    I've seriously got to try that mac and cheese. It looks so creamy and cheesy - two musts for mac and cheese!

    1. I do the same thing, not sleeping because I am thinking about food!! (: It's okay until I eat everything :/ And it totally was, you need to try it (:

  4. A whole blog post dedicated to food is my cup of tea! I love finding new recipes and trying out new things. Lately I've been way too busy to broaden my horizons, but all of your new creations look amazing (even the chicken picture that you say looks gross!) As for the Almond Milk, how could that not be included seeing as it's the nectar of the gods! (Can you tell I'm a little obsessed?)

    1. They were all pretty good. Almond milk is my new obsession.

  5. All of that food looks soooo good :) And I love almond milk too!


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