Working for the weekend

Today I am taking advantage of time.  It’s a gift I don’t often appreciate.  I have a fantastic boss, and she made me promise to work on my work life balance.  So, I worked hard all day and was done in a reasonable amount of time… so I found a little extra time to start…

The color of life

Lots of my family and friends tell me they hate veggies.  I get why my brother feels that way.  When we were growing up a salad was ice berg lettuce with ranch dressing… big blah bowl of colorless blech. Today I pulled out my salad and someone stopped and said wow, that’s pretty.  I would…

S’More please

I love s’mores. I was feeling the need to cave and eat marshmallows. I opened my cupboard (just to stare because I don’t have marshmallows!) and found a jar of Walden Farms Marshmallow Dip. Hmmmm… I have premade vanilla drink… hmmmm I have sugar free vanilla syrup. HMMMMM!!! I poured the bottle of IP vanilla…

Ideal Protein Mushroom Risotto

I had no idea what to expect… but I knew I wanted to try… I really like it!  It is a tad salty, but it could be how I made it. I placed the package of mushroom risotto into a microwave safe bowl.  I added 1.5 ounces of water and 1 ounce of fat free…

SALMON CAKES 

Ingredients: (salmon cakes) 14 oz. salmon, cooked and shredded 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tsp. garlic powder 1⁄2 tsp. dried tarragon 1 tsp. Creole seasoning (I use Tony Cachere’s brand)  1⁄4 C. chopped green onion 2 tsp. lemon juice Salt and pepper, to taste Liquid egg whites (optional, see directions #2) Olive oil cooking spray…

Boring food? Change it up!

Today I am trying to fight the dreaded blahs… nothing sounds good (except crapfood.) I opted to get creative with my presentation… oddly, my cauliflower looks a lot more appetizing… yum   cauliflower tots made with 1 egg, 14 ounces of cauliflower, 1 Broccoli Cheese Soup packet.  Bake at 400 for 18 minutes… sauce is…

I want ice cream!

I really wanted something decadent, smooth, creamy… yummy. I am trying really hard to control my inner carb monster (she’s a brat!) This shake was awesome! I used 1 packet Ideal Protein Milk Chocolate Pudding, 1/2 an English Cucumber (skin on), 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger, 2cups water, and 10 ice cubes.  Shoved it all into…

Chicken patties

As I mentioned in prior posts, I had gastric bypass 13 years ago. Every 5 years I do a 5 day pouch test.  The goal is to help train my brain to recognize feeling full. Today’s food intake  is all about soft proteins.  Typically people eat tuna. I, however, am allergic… so soft proteins for…

Puddin..please

Yesterday day was an all liquid kind of day.  Early in the day my coach had asked my favorite thing to do with the Dark Chocolate Pudding… I love the chocolate mousse.  It’s hearty, satisfying, and delicious! One packet of Ideal Protein Dark Chocolate pudding into a mixer.  You need a whip like paddle. 1/4…