Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Healthy Dining Finder

Since I have been watching my calories and working on dropping some weight, I am always looking for new recipes, ideas, and way to eat out but still stay under my calorie limitations. This evening I came across an awesome new resource for planning your meals out at a restaurant. Whenever I know that I will be eating out, I try to think in advance what I will be able to eat without feeling guilty. I use a calorie counter on my droid phone and it has a lot of restaurants listed but some of my favorites are missing or the ones that are listed only have a couple of items listed (usually stuff that I am not interested in ordering). So, I found this new website called Healthy Dining Finder. Click on the name and it should link you to the website! You can search restaurants by alphabet or even by your zip code. The menus listed for each restaurant only include healthy options and even list low sodium meals if that is something you are looking for as well. Looking at the site made me hungry- ha (you have been warned!) Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

I am here.....

I have been a little MIA lately...between sickness and work, I am staying busy. Last weekend I woke up feeling super sick and ended up at the doctors on Monday. Diagnosis: Upper Respiratory infection, Sinus Infection, Left East Infection, and Bronchitis. I was out of work for several days and slowly returned towards the end of week, but I am still getting over the feeling of having no energy, coughing up my lungs, and just feeling bad! To make things worse, things have been rough at work..... like I needed anything else? Working in hospice care is rough on your heard and sometimes it just gets to be a little too much.... well I think that is where I am right now! I need to find a way to relax and try to leave work at work and not bring it home.... easier said than done! So, anyway. I am here.... I am hoping to get back into more routine posts and something a little more exciting..... sorry!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Like Grandma's Chicken Pot-Pie- Recipe

I found a new healthy recipe the other day and gave it a try.... it turned out super yummy and the best part was I didn't have to feel quilty about the calories. Pretty simple recipe with a few changes to the traditional Chicken Pot-Pie which is not usually so healthy. Like Grandma's Chicken Pot-Pie 2 pounds of chicken breasts (about 3-4) 1 teaspoon black pepper 4 teaspoons flour 2 teaspons chicken bouillon 1 can 98% fat free cream of chicken soup 1 can 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup 2 soup cans of water 1/2 bag of frozen vegetables (I used the one with corn, carrots, green beans, lima beans, etc) 1 can of reduced fat or wheat biscuits 1. Boil chicken and cut into cubes 2. Add chicken, soups, water, black pepper, flour, chicken bouillon, and vegetables into the crock pot- stir well 3. Cut uncooked biscuits into quarters and then gently mix into crock pot 4. Cook in crock pot on low for 5-6 hours It turns out looking like this- we loved it! It gives you that home made, soul food feeling that chicken pot-pie usually does without the quilt!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Little Girl!

We celebrated Sophia's 3rd birthday last evening. I can't believe she is already 3 years old.... I remember the day we got her (she was 10 months old!)
She was a very timid, scared little thing.... boy how she grown! Now she doesn't think twice about pushing her poor, big brother around, but I guess that's why we love her ;)
We had a little party for her last night, her honorable guests consisted of her mommy, daddy, and her best friend and brother- Snickers!!

We even had party hats!

Party treats for the pups!

Birthday Girl- look at that sweet face :)

Birthday Toys!

Big brother, Snickers, helping to celebrate (dark picture, his little face looks so dark!)

I think she loved her party.... her toy was a big hit. I put both of them down on the floor and she picked the corn, she has not let it out of her sight since :)

Happy Birthday Sophia! I hope you had a wonderful day. It will be time to celebrate Snicker's 4th birthday (very hard to believe) in a couple of months!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fall Bakery Treats!

Rusty and I ate at Perkins the other night and found these lovely fall goodies. We couldn't resist....cinnamon bun with icing and pumpkin muffin with icing. We shared both of them.....they were delicious!!!
But no more treats, its back strict on the diet :)
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