…and success!!!

August 2, 2010

Hey y’all!

I have had an eventful couple of days!  Lots of pictures to show you! 🙂  I’ve been cooking up a storm.  Meals, desserts, bruncheon coffee cake.   Not as many kitchen calamaties as the week before.  No kitchen calamaties usually = success!

Before I forget, a big shout-out to Lauren and Melissa who both had birthdays this weekend.  Happy Birthday!

Today was also my kids first day back to school.  Yes, it’s only August 2nd.  BUT, we get a week off every other month and 2 at Christmas.  It works out really well.  (They got out of school May 26th this year).

3 Musketeers!

I am so proud of all of them.  They were all so excited! I was also excited…after they got on the bus, I went into the house and there was….nothing….no noise! Aaaaahhhhh!

My little sweetie!

 So my girlfriend Melissa was having a poolside bruncheon and I needed something to make to take over, so I decided on a blueberry coffee cake.  It was clean in the sense that it didn’t have any preservatives (obviously, since it was homemade) but there was sugar in it.  (I don’t think that baked goods turn out well without sugar.  I  try to decrease sugars and oils and that works well sometimes! 🙂  I stuck to the original recipe which you can get here.

I got several compliments on it.  It was sweet from the blueberries but not that sickening-sweet that a lot of baked goods are. So, SUCCESS! 😀

I also made zucchini bread, and this was a recipe where I cut down the oil from 1/3 cup to 2 Tb. and it was still really good!

Success! 🙂

There was also some granola thanks to Mama Pea’s Multigrain Pomegranate Granilla Recipe.

I didn’t have pomegranate seeds, so I substituted raisins.  I baked it, but forgot that my oven runs kind of hot, so it turned out just-this-side-of-burned. Not terrible, and still edible! Not an entire success.

Try, try again…

Perfection! Success. 🙂 Cranberries instead of raisins. 

In other news:  I started Insanity today!!!  I took the fit test, and scored what I considered “average” for someone who works out on a daily basis.  It’s different for me, I’m not used to boot camp style exercising, so this should be a good switch up.  Looking to start day 1 tomorrow!!! Uh, after the gym, LOL!

I wanted to share this picture with you…it’s my favorite clean eating “go-to” meal…shredded Mexican chicken.

spices.

How easy is that? Add low-sodium broth and boneless, skinless chicken.  Boil.  That’s it!!  The spices are ancho chili powder (a la Bobby Flay ;)) smoked ground cumin, mexican oregano, garlic, bay leaves and onion.  You can use it in soups, burrito’s, taco’s, nacho’s, salads…add homemade salsa and guacamole and you’ve got a great meal! 😀


Workin’ for the Weekend

January 14, 2010

Good Morning! Today’s weather is supposed to be sunshine and 50. How great is that? I am a total sun worshiper. I love my sun! 🙂

This morning breaky is kind of benign. I ate dinner out last night with a girlfriend (very nice and relaxing) and this morning I woke up and was just plain ole’ tired, even though I went to bed at 10:30 pm! So I went with some oats and my Whole Foods Chocolate Protein Powder:

Protein Powder

On my oatmeal, about a whole scoop (1 serving)

and voila! Protein Powder Oatmeal 😉 There were also 5 drops of Stevia.

Yesterday, I finally ate some of that yummy Mexican shredded chicken that I made a couple days ago. I also froze about half of it, because I cooked up 2.5 pounds! I don’t know what I was thinking:

2.5 lbs. of chicken breast

Then I heated up about 3 ounces:

Just a side note, this chicken was actually cooked in homemade turkey stock that my husband made after Christmas. Phenomenal!

I made it into an easy wrap with CE tortillas:

included in my wrap was also feta cheese and mild green chilies. A slice of heaven!

The end result:

I wanted to point out, that my lunch was not eaten with these:

Just so you know. 🙂

Dinner was yet another Mexican restaurant, this one is called Pure Taqueria. High end Mexican and yummy margaritas!

Chips and guacamole!

Strawberry pomegranate margarita!

Fish taco, rice and beans with tomatillo sauce!

The dinner consisted of fish tacos, with coleslaw and chipotle sauce on top, rice, charro beans, chips with guacamole (trying to be healthy) and 2 strawberry pomegranate margaritas. So good!  And there were actually 3 tacos, and I ate them all 😉

Now about my run yesterday! I ran 5.5 miles (it was only supposed to be 4) at 10 minute miles. I didn’t want to stop, but I had other errands to run. I missed running so much! Maybe I should start a running club in the neighborhood. If you are interested email me at fitclean@gmail.com!

Have a great day! The weekend is almost here 😉

Jessica xoxo