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Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I have a secret.  I'm really trying to eat healthier.  I know I've said that before, but really, guess what?  It's true now!  Changes I've made (or, rather, meals I've been eating):

Egg White Omelets
I like eggs.  I never thought of just Egg Whites.  Did you know that they're much better for you?  Evidently, the whole world knew, and I didn't!  And, they're good.  I don't like to eat yucky foods.

Veggies with Soy Sauce
I'm trying to eat less meat.  Guess what?  It's not that hard!
Yesterday, for lunch, I had veggies cooked in Olive Oil and then Soy Sauce!
I love Soy Sauce, seriously... so much that I had sushi last night.  I mean, hey, I was good for lunch, right?!  Happy sigh.

Tips, please?
Alright, so those are only two things I've done, but I thought it was enough for a post.
Anyway, please help!  Send me recipes if you'd like!  I'll post my faves up later this week!!  Also, if you have good substitutions, like Olive Oil for Veggie Oil, let me know!

Thanks, loves!!


  1. Coconut oil and grapeseed oil are also good oil substitutions. Also, if you're going to do eggwhites, make sure you have another good source of protein with your breakfast. The yolk is where all the protein comes from :) Good vitamins and supplements are also key! haha if you can't tell, I'm also trying to be healthier too! One of my favorite healthy meals is coconut chicken. Just dip chicken into a beaten egg (you can do an egg white), dip it in non-sweetened coconut, and fry it in coconut oil. Healthy and delicious! Woo super long comment :)

  2. I posted yesterday about a free online diet/fitness community called SparkPeople. I've used it before and I am currently on it now. They guide you to your health goal and tell you how much cals/fat g/carbs/protein you should be eating per day. They also tell you how many calories you need to burn per week to reach your goal. I love this site and highly recommend it. :)

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  4. if you love soy sauce i suggest low sodium soy sauce(it has a green label in the kikkoman brand). it's still has quite a bit of sodium, but not near as much the other, but i wouldn't consume too much. a lot of sodium is really bad for you; it's what causes you to bloat, and carry extra water weight..also some good news, meat is actually good for you! it's packed with proteins, vitamins, and minerals that help you have a regular metabolism. if you can afford organic meats, they don't have all the "extra" stuff pumped into them and they taste better to. but if not, make sure you're choosing lean meats like fish and poultry, or lean red meat 97%ish.the main thing that you should remember is portion sizes. you want to eat servings no bigger than the size of your palm. try serving dinner on small (salad) plates. this tricks your mind to think that you're getting a lot! i used to do all of this, and i was 4 dress sizes smaller than i am now. hm, now maybe i should take my own advice. hope this helps!

    @pefect peace the coconut chicken sounds amazing, i think i know what i'm having for lunch. :)

  5. I am not a vegetarian at all, but I am getting more and more content with having meat-free meals. One of my faves? Black beans (rinsed, simmered in a pot with garlic, cumin, and a bit of cajun seasoning), caramelized onions, and sauteed bell peppers in a whole wheat pita (with a dab of light sour cream if you've been good!). Delish!

  6. Drink lots of water! If you drink a cup before you eat, it makes you feel full, so you eat less. Plus, it's good for your skin and keeps you hydrated! It is recommended that you drink 8 cups a day.

  7. i ended up not eating meat for a week after christmas and really enjoyed it. we made lots of Indian curries with lentils or kidney beans scooped up with chapattis. Delicious.

  8. One thing that helps me is to buy at least one raw veggie (carrots, broccoli, etc.) and a fresh fruit (grapes, bananas, etc.) each week at the grocery store. I clean them, prepare them and do whatever I need to do to make them EASY to get to so that I grab them instead of chips or something else. I leave them in a container in the drawers in the refrigerator so they are easily accessible! :D

  9. Great job trying to eat healthier! I tried a new recipe this week which was really healthy and hubby & I thought it was pretty good!

    1/2 cup cottage cheese
    1/2 cup oatmeal
    3 egg whites
    1 tsp. Vanilla
    dash of cinnamon

    Whisk it together and spoon 1/4 c amounts onto a heated oiled non-stick pan or griddle. Took about 2 minutes each side.

    We ate ours with some sliced banana on top and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. I also tried one batch with some heated up peanut butter & honey to drizzle over the top.

  10. Yay good for you. One thing we've changed is drinking V8 juices instead of juices made from concentrate. Also using whole wheat pasta instead of regular pasta=makes your tummy full quicker and longer. I still eat my everyday Peppridge farm cookie but at least I'm trying in other avenues right? Hope this helps.

  11. good for you! i'm also attempting eating healthier.

    i read in "REAL SIMPLE" this month that though egg whites are good for you, the egg YOKES are good too! they may be higher in fats, cholesterol, etc, but they contain a lot of good things too! so i would say, don't skimp on those completely.

    when i did Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, one main thing she pushed was pretty much only drinking water (i didn't have coffee for almost a month!) and cutting out the salt. salt holds in water and can make you feel heavier and more bloated!

    okay, that's it for tips for now. i'll enjoy reading your posts on what other things you find great!

    (check out real simple's ingredient guide: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/ingredients-guide/category-a/index.html) I LOVE THAT MAGAZINE!

  12. Check out the chocolate chip recipe I posted last week. http://daily-sips.blogspot.com/2011/01/healthier-chocolate-chip-cookies.html
    Seriously, they taste really similar to regular ones and are much much better for you :)
    And I am a huge fan of sushi too! :)

  13. Make sure you check out all the uses for greek yogurt. It's not only the only type of yogurt we eat these days, but it's also a valuable substitute for sour cream and in some sauces. =)

    Kale is another favorite of ours! I just boil for 20 mins with some onions, sea salt, pepper, and a couple tablespoons of olive or canola oil, but I know a lot of people make kale chips, too.

  14. Oooh, eating healthy is such a challenge. I do love egg whites though! Good luck with your new lifestyle! Just remember to splurge every once in a while!


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