Healthy and Sane

Bloggers rule + I have a new food love

June 30th, 2009 · 14 Comments · breakfast, chicken, Cleaner Life, pasta, salad, sandwich, snacks, turkey, yogurt

How was everyone’s Monday? I find it that it’s always hard to get going in the morning, but by the end of the day I’m very well adjusted and ready to face the week :mrgreen: I’ve been eating lots of delicious (undocumented) foods over the past few days, so today I wanted to do another multiple day recap. Let’s start with some highlights, shall we?

1. Zesty’s chicken asparagus pesto quesadilla made for a great easy lunch :)

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2. Lara sent me this recipe for wheat germ whole-wheat buttermilk pancakes after reading my post on Clinton St. Baking Co pancakes. These made for a healthy CLC-approved Saturday morning breakfast. Fresh raspberries from the farmers market (picked just the day before!) + yogurt and maple syrup made for amazing topping 😀

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These are great as a snack with my new love (see below) 😉

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3. When I saw Lauren’s veggie stromboli, I couldn’t wait to make it! Some farmer’s market broccoli wanted to be the star of the show, so I used lots of it + some chicken in this recipe. I also used TJ’s ww pizza dough (it had some soybean oil but I still bought it), added some spinach to the broccoli when steaming it, and used 0.75 cups of organic part skim mozzarella. This was such a fun alternative to pizza, although I’ve decided that after the challenge I’m going to start buying white pizza dough – it just tastes more like the real thing :)

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My top 3 foods (and many others below) were all inspired by bloggers. Bloggers rule! My food would be so much more boring without you 😀

4. I had some beautiful basil from the farmers market smelling up my apartment, so on Saturday afternoon when Adam was out, I decided to combine it with a few other random things in my fridge: ww couscous, fresh tomato (also from the farmers market… I told you I went to town on my last trip! 😆 ), black olives, pine nuts, hummus + goat cheese. I warmed up the couscous and then just threw the rest of the ingredients into the bowl, and finished it off with a few ribbons of the fresh basil. The result was a mediteranian inspired creamy and delicious dish! I’d definitely recommend recreating this 😀

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5. And that’s my new food love – Artisana Cacao Bliss! OMG – SO good! It tastes like coconut infused chocolate and I just can’t get enough of this stuff! It goes great on ww english muffins, pancakes (see above), ww tortillas, and straight out of the jar 😳 Speaking of straight out of the jar, looking at the picture below makes me realize I’ve had a little too much of it lately (the picture was taken late last week and my jar does not look like this today), but it’s SO GOOD!!

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An all natural (sugar free) ingredients list:

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So these are my top 5! Now let’s get to the rest of the eatsIMG_5233

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Happy Tuesday :)

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14 Comments so far ↓

  • #1 - Diana (Soap & Chocolate)

    I have to say, all the best recipes I’ve tried in the past year came from blogs! Not that I read many cookbooks, but still! Haha :)

    I have such cacao bliss envy right now, it’s not even funny!

  • #2 - Lara (Thinspired)

    So many good lookin’ eats! Your pancakes turned out way prettier than mine. The raspberries are a great idea.
    I have a feeling I would also fall in love with the coco chocolate stuff! What’s not to like?!

  • #3 - K

    Oh wow – everything looks delicious!! I love the blogger inspired dishes :)

  • #4 - Lauren

    I’m glad you made the stromboli – I love the idea of adding spinach to the mix!

  • #5 - Alison

    Wow…those recipes sound great! I really need to get cooking. I’ve been lazy the past few days and just gone with thoughtless easy recipes.

  • #6 - Elina

    Diana, I got the cacao bliss at the One Lucky Duck shop, so if you needed another reason to stop by there – here is another one :)

  • #7 - One Healthy Apple

    Everything looks amazing. Also reminds me that I am the blandest eater ever!

  • #8 - Jenny

    holy eats my mouth is watering! everything looks PHENOMENAL!!

  • #9 - RunToFinish

    man i always think i eat well until i see your gourmet looking meals…how on earth do you have the time!

  • #10 - ttfn300

    wowsa, so many eats. jealous of your farmers market haul… copley? and cacao bliss! i looked for it around here but haven’t found it yet…

  • #11 - Anne K.

    Oooh all those eats look so yummy! I especially love that mediterranean inspired dish. So delicious! I know what you mean–I get all my inspiration and recipes from food blogs 😀

  • #12 - RunToFinish

    i was surpised the summit sold out so fast! so i will not be there for that. however, i am thinking i may travel for work this summer so Lacey Nicole and I were talking about a meet up. it would be awesome to work something out with all three of us

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