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 :)



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 😀



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


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 :)


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 😀



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!!



An all natural (sugar free) ingredients list:


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


















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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