I’ve been on a pb&j kick lately… I can’t get enough! Especially when served with a big slice of hearty bread. A few weekends ago I bought no sugar strawberry and saskatoon berry jam from the farmers market. Why don’t more companies make natural, non artificially sweetened sugar free jam? The things that keep me up at night…
Another sweet treat I can’t get enough of is So Delicious coconut milk ‘ice cream’.
I’ve tried mint chip and vanilla bean so far – they’re just like dairy ice cream, but made with coconut milk and sweetened with agave.
Court made us a wonderful dinner last night – steak salads with goat cheese stuffed roasted tomatoes. I love my man-wife. I’m so lucky to have a foodie husband who loves to cook.
Not only is Court a great cook, but he brought me home some “requests” from a day trip he took to Calgary…
A CASE of Synergy!!!
Divine Grape and Trilogy. My intestines are overjoyed!
He also picked up a few other goodies.
People often ask me how I “manage” to stay thin. “You eat more than anyone I know!” my coworker recently said to me. Anyone who lives a healthy lifestyle will probably agree with my explanation.
Eating “right” isn’t about restrictive dieting, but rather making healthier food choices. Pizza, burgers, fries and ice cream can all be part of a balanced diet when prepared properly.
Take tonight’s dinner for instance. I wanted a hot dog with ice cream for dessert.
I built a better hot dog by using a veggie dog, whole wheat bun, mustard, relish (look for a brand with low sugar content), red onion and sauerkraut. (I’m not promoting veggie dogs as a health food - they’re super processed, but so are meat hot dogs. In my opinion, its a lose-lose situation, but I still opt for veggie versions)
On the side – grilled tomatoes topped with parmesan, oven roasted kale and spinach.
I prepared ice cold bowls of So Delicious vanilla bean coconut “ice cream” with sliced peaches for dessert. Ahhhh, summer peaches… heaven in my mouth. Court and I are both obsessed with this non-dairy agave sweetened dessert. It was just the right amount of sweetness… it didn’t cause us to go back for seconds, the way sugary desserts typically do. (I find cane sugar to trigger intense cravings)
See, you can have your cake and eat it too – all it takes is a few simple improvements.
45 minute walk
Elliptical -15 minutes
60 min leisurely bike ride