Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I have a lot of people asking me what I eat and what I buy at the grocery store while I am losing weight. so this week, I will be sharing some of my favorites that end up in my cart every time I am at the store! I probably have about 20 staples, but today, I'm just going to share my top 9!
1. Greek Goddess Plain Greek Yogurt!
This stuff is WONDERFUL with a little xypstick and strawberries. I eat this at least 4 times a week! Good source of protein! I have tried and looked at every label of almost every plain greek yogurt, and this wins hands down!
I eat these boiled, poached, scrambled, in an omelet, in my salad.... Quick and Easy Protein!
3. Pre- Cooked Bacon
I eat this alone, with eggs, on my salad, on my sandwich.... It's super thin and crispy, so it has fewer calories and sodium content! Not as fatty as other brands, so it's more protein!
4. Laughing Cow Cheese!
This is seriously my favorite! Easiest way to add flavor with out a bunch of added calories and sodium! 30 calories per wedge! Perfect with almost anything! I even like their sweet flavors!
5. Weight Watchers Cheese Sticks
These are actually cheeper than the other versions, and they have fewer calories, sodium, and other things. Other brands probably taste a little better, but I can't justify the price over how cheep these are!
6. Jif Natural Peanut Butter To- Go
I LOVE peanut butter, and I have a hard time stopping at the suggested serving size, so these are good for watching the servings (because pb is high in calories!). I also like that I can keep these with me if I get hungry!
7. 100 Calorie Pack Cocoa Roasted Almonds
These are just perfect. They cure my sweet tooth every time! No, they are not as healthy as regular almonds, but they are a lot healthier than chocolate covered almonds!!!
8. Bacon wrapped Pork Loin
These are like $1.50 at Walmart, and they are sooooooooo good! They come in individual portions, so you can decide how many you want to cook. Yes, pork and bacon is high in sodium, so I try to eat this for lunch or earlier in the evening. They are just soooo goood- especially for the price!!!
9. Frozen Chicken Breast
Thanks to pinterest, there are a million recipes I like to try with chicken. These bags of chicken are easy for me as a single girl to cook up each night. Just remove the amount I like from the bag and cook! And, the price isn't too bad either!
So, now you have my top 9 staples! What are some of your staples?
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Today, I am looking back at some of my creations from the 2012- 2013 school year! I really got into decorating this school year! This post will look at some of my decor and the famed Read Across America Day!!!
Each 9 weeks had a theme this year for AR, so each 9 weeks, the library got a makeover!!
1st 9 weeks theme was "Go for the Goal," and I got to put my Michael Phelps obsession on display :)
Wall Display- their names went on a star when they reached their goal.
2nd 9 weeks we had a popcorn theme, "Pop Open a Good Book and Meet Your Goal."
Their name went on a piece of popcorn when they met their goal.
I got busy during Christmas! Got rid of all of the AR decor and went Christmas CRAZY!
The right is my version of the book tree I found on pinterest (on the left).
This is when I decided to get Dr. Seuss CRAZY!
A wreath I made for the front office!
The side entrance was turned into a gingerbread house!
Read Across America Day 2013 :)
We had a great day! Our theme was "Reading is Our Thing."
We had guest speakers, activities, special visitors, a themed snack section, and a basketball game!
The library door, LORAX, greets the students!
Cat In the Hat
Dr. Seuss Books
Happy Birthday Banner
Thing 1 and Thing 2
A look at the Dr. Seuss area.
Beezelnut Splash (fruit punch)
The snack table!
Truffula Trees and seeds (cookie sticks and nerds jelly beans)
Butter Battle Crackers and cream cheese
One Fish, Two Fish (gold fish)
Hop on Pop (popcorn)
Go Dog Go (cocktail weenies)
Guest Speakers... Mr. and Miss. Junior at JSU
Kids enjoying the speakers.
Cat in the Hat :)
It was a GREATTTTTTT day!!!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Part of my Xyngular diet is eating low carb. I usually drink a protein shake for breakfast, a 500-600 calorie meal for lunch, and endless protein and green veggies for dinner. On shake days (when I drink 3 shakes instead of meals), I get two 6 oz. protein snacks. I always struggle with snacks because I get tired of eggs, cheese, nuts, and chicken. There are also days when I desperately want a snack like chips and dip, but that's obviously not a good protein snack. Therefore, it was time to find an alternative!
Today's Snack is...... Pepperoni Chips with Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip
Pepperoni Slices (I use Turkey)
Ranch Season Mix
line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
lay out pepperonis on the sheet
Bake on 425 for 10 minutes
pat pepperonis to remove excess fat
Mix greek yogurt with a ranch season packet
*i normally just make enough for one serving, so i sprinkle the season mix until it has the taste I want
Nutrition Facts (for 20 chips and 1 oz of dip)