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Today Greg & I did two pretty exciting things…
First, we went shoe shoppin’. Greg needed some new shoes for work and to me that meant making him try on as many ridiculous pairs as possible. I thought these were both excellent choices, but unfortunately he didn’t feel the same way. Ah, well. :]
The second exciting thing was that I finally bought a mini doughnut pan! I kept seeing them in the store but really didn’t feel like paying ten bucks for something I probably wouldn’t use that much. I’ve had a big craving for doughnuts lately so I decided just to go for it and make my own healthier version!
Look how cute they are! Cute, but very dangerous. I ate three (or four) and quickly threw the rest into a ziploc bag and into the freezer. I just can’t stop myself with sweets. I don’t crave them if they’re not around, but the minute they are there I can’t stop eating them!
I used this recipe from Vegan YumYum (love that site!). I didn’t have powdered sugar to make the glaze though so I just mixed brown sugar, almond milk and cinnamon in a bowl until it was glaze-like and dipped the doughnuts in that. They turned out really well! The only thing was I filled the pans up a little too much so they have a muffin top going on. Next time I will know better and there will definitely be a next time very, very soon. :]
What’s your favorite doughnut flavor? I’m wanting to try some new recipes!
I’ve received quite a few questions about what exactly I ate during Ripped In 30. I have highlighted a few of my favorite meals here that worked for me. Everyone is different, but I just wanted to share what I found to be a good fit for me.
My diet consisted of 1,600 calories a day and I kept a detailed account of everything I ate. Now that I’ve finished the challenge I no longer count calories and have kept the weight and inches off by sticking with (mostly) unprocessed foods, tons of fruit & veggies, eggs, whole grains, beans and nuts.
Pita Pizzas » These are great because you can always have something different just by choosing different veggies. I used Ezekiel brand pita bread and really liked it. All you need to do is take one piece of pita bread and cut along the edge like this so that you end up with two crusts for your pizza.
I made my own sauce by using canned low-sodium tomato sauce and added basil, a bit of salt and oregano. My favorite toppings are mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, asparagus and onion. Just play around with the toppings, find your favorite combo and enjoy!
Baked Potatoes with Greek Yogurt » During Ripped In 30 I found out that greek yogurt makes a wonderful sour cream substitute. It’s packed with a ton of protein and not many calories or fat which is great. I used this brand of yogurt and really liked it.
Veggie Stir-fry » It’s so easy to make these and they make the perfect workday lunch. I would pre-chop veggies and store them in tupperware bowls and make a large batch of quinoa on Sunday so that it would last the entire week. When I woke up in the morning for work I would just heat up the veggies, add some quinoa and sauce and be on my way. Easy!
Remember not to deprive yourself. I think one of the biggest reasons I failed so much in the past is because I viewed getting healthy and in shape as a temporary diet and it shouldn’t be that way. I felt that I couldn’t have anything “bad” and that was just me setting myself up for failure. You begin to tell yourself no so much that you eventually break and think you can’t do it anymore.
It needs to be a lifestyle change in order to work. Watch portion sizes. Eat whole, clean foods. Drink plenty of water. Make smart substitutions and choices throughout the day. Fuel your body properly. Make the change. Get stronger. See the results.
Yesterday was a really nice day spent just hanging out and relaxing. We woke up early, got ready and set out to pick up our bibs for the 5k. We made a quick pit stop first for some frozen yogurt. We’d never tried this place before and it wasn’t the best, but still pretty good.
Greg went all healthy on me with tart yogurt and fruit while I…
went a little crazy with cake batter yogurt, waffle cones, Reese’s Pieces and cheesecake. It was so super sweet that I didn’t finish the whole thing but Greg was happy to take my leftovers.
After that we picked up out bibs! This will be my second 5k and I am really excited. It’s supposed to be super hot so I’m trying to hydrate all day which will hopefully help!
We picked our race bibs up at a local running store so I bought a pair of socks to wear in the race. The current ones I have shift around a lot and bother me so I bought some super fancy ones. I’m glad I took this picture because I didn’t realize there was a left and right sock! haha! I’ll get them on the right foot for the race.
After that we headed to the farmer’s market. You can swipe your debit card to get market tokens to spend at all the booths. I love how look.. the design of the tokens and posters are really nice.
We bought some local honey and I got an iced coffee while Greg got his usual breve latte. We were having fun and about to make a second loop to pick up some salsa when Greg’s shoe broke. So we finished up at the market while he was wearing only one shoe and he definitely got a couple of stares. Haha!
We decided it was time for shoe shopping so we hit up a few stores and did a little shopping. We finished up the night by staying home, eating pizza and watching Jumanji. That movie is awesome, I don’t care what anyone says! :]
We’re getting ready to head to a BBQ soon and then later tonight it is 5K time! I’m nervous about the heat, but I’m hoping it won’t bother me too much.
I’m off to chug some water and eat a couple of veggie hot dogs! I hope you all are having a great weekend and have a happy fourth!
I used my favorite vegan pancake recipe and added some shredded coconut and strawberries on top. It was a delicious breakfast!
A plate full of veggies, toasted pita bread & hummus.
Vegan chocolate chip scones from Vegan with a Vengeance. These things are seriously dangerous! The recipe made ten scones and after eating three and a half within a few minutes I threw the rest in a ziplock bag and put them in the freezer as fast as I could. I need to stop making sweets because I always eat them all in one day.
I am a total salt & vinegar chip addict and when I saw these salt & vinegar almonds in Walgreen’s on Saturday and was so incredibly excited to try them! I sat in my car, in the parking lot until I finished the bag. They are so amazing and totally made my day!
What was the best thing you ate over the weekend?
Just a few things I’m loving this week…
Chocolate tofu pie! This is the easiest recipe ever and I used to make it all the time, but for some reason I stopped. Sarah at Desirous of Everything asked me to do a guest post and I knew this recipe would be perfect! You’ll have to head on over to her blog to get the recipe!
Eating outside! The weather has been nice enough to sit outside and eat my lunch. It’s not too hot out and even though it has been raining off and on there is a little gazebo outside my office building where I can take my lunch to. It’s so nice to get some fresh air and out of the office.
Tofu tikka masala! I got this recipe from Priyanka at The Healthy Diary and it is delicious! I used Twin Oaks extra firm tofu and it worked perfectly in this dish. Sometimes when I buy other brands they fall apart even though they are labeled extra firm, but Twin Oaks is awesome and won’t crumble on ya.
Other things that made my week » Catching up on tv shows which include 16 & Pregnant, Secret Life of the American Teenager & Ice Loves Coco. I like ‘em trashy. Does anyone else think Coco is absolutely adorable though? I love her! /// almond butter & blackberry jam in a rolled up wheat tortilla /// long walks while it’s still light out at 9pm /// iced jasmine green tea /// Subway finally getting avocado! /// all my pants being loose (good & bad since I don’t like shopping much) /// finally cleaning the garage out /// yogurt with hemp seed granola
What are you loving this week?