Daily Archives: September 26, 2011

DAY 26: A really great simple dinner

Okay, ALL caught up! Now were at TODAY! Monday the 26th. The 26th day of the No Grains, No Cheese, and No Sugar Diet. I hope you’ve all had great luck, and have been okay with making exceptions when you’ve needed! Don’t ever be too hard on yourself. 1 day is better than nothing at all, and I’m sure you guys have done way more than that! 🙂

This morning I had my usual pre-school breakfast when I’m in a hurry. It’s perfect! Look at that cute butt in the background 😉

At school I snacked on a Lemon LARABAR

When I got home I had Quinoa with roasted veggies and HOT salsa! It was soo good! I’m loving Quinoa! It REALLY keeps me full!

After lunch I picked up Griffin from school to take him to his Doctors Apt. He doesn’t know this, but I caught him playin’ with the toddler toys 😉

For dinner my Mom made this INCREDIBLE meal! It looks SO simple, and it is, but it is SO good! It’s very THINLY shredded cabbage with chili & onions on top. The texture and combination is great! It reminded me of eating the inside of a really good Taco Bell Taco… Just much healthier. Now I secretly love those… so hopefully you do too 😉

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DAY 25: I bought a Toyota Prius!

On Sunday morning I woke up in Rancho Santa Margarita at my friend Zacks house. Before leaving to go home we got breakfast at a VERY cute little place down the street from his house called Cinnamon Productions.

I ordered a veggie scramble, no cheese, no bread, with a side of fruit. I had to be good for you guys at breakfast, because of my (DELICIOUS- sorry, I’m mean… I know…) ice cream the night before. Gotta just pick your feet back up from where you left off! Don’t keep em’ draggin’ 😉

When I got home I got to watch my sweet Chloe girl. Ah how I love her!

We went on another long walk, but this time she walked by her little feeties instead of by stroller. She LOVED it and I got SO many pictures, but I don’t want to blow up this post with pictures because there would be about 50 if I could put all my favorites.

After leaving Chloe I snacked on this LARABAR as I went to meet my Mom in Oxnard at the car dealerships. We wanted to TEST DRIVE a Prius, because I had seen so many on the way home, and really got to thinkin! I drove through the LA smog and REALLLLY got to thinking.

About 5 hours later, I was ringing this bell. This is the bell you ring when you PURCHASE A TOYOTA CAR! I BOUGHT THE PRIUS! I traded my car in for the same amount that I paid for it, and got a great interest rate, and LOW payments that I can totally afford.

This is now my current obsession. I’ve traded in my shopping habits to have this little love named Leila. I LOVE MY PRIUS! 🙂

Anyone else have one?! I feel like such a nerd! Food blogger, full time student taking all science classes, and a food blogger! Wow, I LOVE IT! 😉

Total Daily Eats:

Veggies Scramble & Fruit, Coffee, Blueberry LARA, Pluot, Kiwi, Quinoa w. Salsa, Chicken & Roasted Veggies

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DAY 24: Sometimes some freebies are just necessary

To start off Saturday, I went to my cousin Jamies babyshower. It was so beautiful getting to see her joy and love for her little Bella on the way!

This is me & my cousin Haley being totally us 😉

Look how cute and special everything was set up!

The food was beautiful, and soo good!

The only problem is that I let everyone go first and I got nibbles of food on my plate. I didn’t even finish that potato salad because I’m one who feels like potato salad needs to go with something else, not just alone. Haha, can anyone relate? Or am I just special? 😉

Jamie & Bella!

After the baby shower I got in the car and began my little journey to LA, to meet my friend Zack for the LA County fair. Before I left I grabbed a Coffee Bean NSA Vanilla Latte. Mmm this was SO good! I love when that happens! (The Lara Bars were just for the car- never ate them)

Except for this one. I had this Apple Pie LARA with my Coffee. Mmm mmm good!

When we got to the fair Zack decided the fair was all about eating the food too, so he grabbed the biggest turkey leg I’ve ever seen!

After devouring about the turkey leg baby we went on a ride. It was so fun, but felt so dangerous! You know what I mean? You’re at the top hanging upside down thinking “awesome… someone put this together with a few bolts and screw in about 3 days…” Haha!

Yes, we did this. The whole thing spun fast, and each individual arm spun at the same time. It was crazy! But very fun!

Me… Zack… and my ICE CREAM CONE! HE MADE ME DO IT! Haha, this was only the second time we hungout, and I did not want to be that “annoying person” who is like “no, sorry… I can’t eat that… can’t eat that… nope, I’m on a diet… nope, not that one either…” You all get the gist. So, we got dessert. It was either that or I had to eat a 10 lb brick of chili fries- EW! BTW… This was SO good with sprinkles! Haha

Total Daily Food:

Coffee, 1/2 Blueberry LARA, a little food from the shower, NSA Vanilla Latte, Apple Pie LARA, Ice Cream cone with sprinkles

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Day 23: The perfect cup of coffee to kick off Fall!

Wow! It’s been WAY too long! So sorry that I’ve been so MIA. Three days have passed, and I’ve been so busy, I haven’t even noticed! I’ve got to catch you guys up! More than focusing on food though, I’m going to focus on life! I’ll put what I ate at the bottom of each post in case you’re just dying to know that too! This weekend has just been a blast!

Friday morning I woke up @ 5:30 and went to pick up my friend James

We drove to SB to get coffee and look at the coast while it was still dark outside. This is how I wanted to celebrate the FIRST DAY OF FALL! 🙂

The coffee shop we went to was so cozy and cute! It is called French Press

I got a soy cappuccino and he got a Vanilla Latte. So yummy! They had GREAT coffee! Highly recommend this place if you live, or are ever in SB!

When we got back to Ventura we were both starved so we pulled over to a little place called The Cottage on Main and grabbed these parfaits. They were so good! The girl accidently put granola on mine, but I wasn’t going to fuss. I simply took it off and enjoyed my parfait.

After that we drove down to the beach as it was raining and hung out and talked for a little, until I convinced James to run with me to Target so I could buy a new camera. That was a success, and I am loving my little camera!

A couple hours after we split I met my friend Aubrey for lunch at Urbane Cafe. The place I used to work! It’s always so good, and the soup tasted perfect for a cloudy/dewy day!

Later, I picked up Megan and Griffin to take them to a hair appointment. I must say, those boys were quite hyper and entertaining the whole time. I had fun.

Here is Griffster getting all styled up!

To distract them while Megan’s hair was being styled, I took them down the street to in-n-out. Can anyone think of a better distraction? I don’t think so! These boys were in heaven!

Later that evening, I watching my sweet Chloe girl and we walked to the grocery store and all around the neighborhood to get some exercise and get outside! She was SO happy on Friday night. I had the best time with her. This is typical by the way… ONE shoe must always be off while walking. It’s just a rule of hers…

Todays Daily Eats:

Coffee, Cappuccino, Yogurt + small Chai Latte, Artichoke Soup & Salad, Mango Lassi Drink, Egg Whites, and Quinoa w. Soybeans for dinner

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