Wednesday, April 17, 2013

It's been too long...

Well, it's been months. A lot has happened. My husband and I decided last April to try to get pregnant and I did. We had our daughter, Emma, on February 13, 2013. She's beautiful and I couldn't be happier! Weight-wise, I did pack on almost 50 pounds being pregnant, but luckily it was mostly her, fluid and placenta. I have already lost all but 10 pounds, which I am working on now. I am nursing, so that's helping a lot. I am sure I will post like crazy these last few weeks I have off work, but once I am back, it will probably dwindle as I spend a lot of time attached to an infant. I hope my followers are doing well. I miss blogging and all that. It just takes quite a bit of time, which there doesn't seem to be enough of nowadays. Onto important things. I can eat quite a bit more calories while I am nursing (500 to be exact). I don't eat larger sized meals, I just mostly eat more frequently.I have either an extra meal each day or two extra snacks. Today has been pretty boring food wise as I had to run out. I had scrambled eggs and homemade homefries for breakfast. Lunch was a slice and a half of leftover pizza. Snacks have been (and I am being honest-I know, shudder at the site of the rice crispy treat-it's only a 90 calorie one!) a chocolate chip chewy granola bar, rice crispy treat, garden salad with chicken, and Roadside Lemonade Nectar Protein drink. No pictures, unfortunately, as I wasn't planning on posting today. I will try to have pictures tomorrow.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hi Everyone! It obviously has been awhile. I have just been busy, but still cooking different things and staying on track. Lately, I have been loving making indian food at home, like Mango Curry Chicken with Raita-omg, YUM! Today, I channeled my inner Eggface and had a really great food day. Breakfast- Spinach, Tomato and One Egg sauteed a pan coated with non-stick cooking spray, wrapped up in an 80 calorie tortilla topped with a lil pinch of shredded cheese. NOM and filling! Snack was 4 oz Plain non-fat greek yogurt with 2 tbsps SF Vanilla Torani syrup and 1/2 cup fresh strawberries. Lunch- Leftover Ginger Pork and Peppers (1/2 cup) with 1/2 cup brown rice. Snack- I made lil cucumber sandwiches with sliced cheddar and pepperoni! (Hint, this is the one I channeled from Eggface!). They are sooo cute and a work collegue complimented how cute they are, so it's not just me... LOL Supper was a request of my Hubby-meatloaf and mashed potatoes (oy, calorie fest, not good...) But I made it and had 2 oz of the loaf-at 200 calories on it's own, even when I used the 90% lean beef, ugh! I also had sauteed green beens and 1/4 cup of the mashed. After all, I worked out today and had a very low carb day, so I am good. ;-) I will try to post more, it's been crazy since I got married, we moved, I got a promotion, etc... It goes on and on. Talk to you all later. Lil Moon

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Breakfast Quinoa

I was reading the Eat Like Me blog on and found this recipe there. If you are looking for some new ideas, this is a great place to find them. You of course have to scale down the portions, sometimes, but the ideas for different meals are great! Especially this one, me being in such a breakfast rut...

Breakfast Quinoa:

2 cups Vanilla Soy Milk
1 cup Whole Grain Quinoa
2 tbsp Dried Cranberries
2 tbsp Almonds (she uses pecans, I didn't have those on hand)

Take the soy milk and bring it to a boil. Keep an eye on it, this happens suddenly! I almost had a nasty cleaning job on my hands. Once boiling add in the quinoa, dropping the temperature to the lowest your stove will allow and cook until the milk is absorbed.

I took 3/4 cup of the quinoa and topped it with about 1 tbsp dried cranberries and the same amount of almonds. It's incredibly yummy, protein packed and has healthy carbs to boot! I highly reccomend this meal. I couldn't even finish mine, it's so filling!

Enjoy the food porn:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Some new things...

Lately I have been reading a lot of new recipes in magazines like Self, Fitness, Health, etc... Basically chic mag's. I hate to eat the same boring thing every day and night. I call that a food RUT and I am not a fan!

So, I am trying some new things, buying some new items, and I hope you enjoy can enjoy them, too!

I recently acquired a cast iron skillet (thanks Mom!) and I decided to make a veggie quiche in it on Saturday. I have been enjoying it for breakfast, and today instead of having just a slice, I had a slightly smaller slice on top of Double Protein Bread (which I will feature later this week-I left it at work, so I can't tell you the exact stats, but I will tell you 1 slice has 7 grams protein-however is slightly high on the calories for a slice of bread- 130 cals). To me though, it stays with me, I am not hungry for HOURS after.

So back to what I was talking about... Oh yea, the quiche (or what I think a quiche is anyhow):

Veggie Quiche:

1.5 cups asparagus (chopped)
1 large zucchini (chopped)
1 yellow onion (diced)
8 eggs
2 tbsp half and half
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
2 tbsp homemade sun dried tomato pesto
1/4 cup parmesean cheese

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In large cast iron skillet (or skillet you have that can go into the oven) start to heat the oil on medium high heat. Add onion, asparagus and zucchini and cook until tender. While that is cooking, whisk eggs, half and half, salt, pepper and pesto in large mixing bowl. Once the veggies are tender, remove them from the pan and set aside. Pour egg mixture into the pan now and let cook a few minutes to allow the bottom of the quiche to be mostly egg. Add the veggies back into the pan and shake the pan to spread them out. Allow to cook a bit more until the edges of the quiche start to be mostly cooked and when you shake the pan the middle doesn't wiggle too much. Once you've reached this point, sprinkle the cheese over the top and place the whole thing into the oven (middle rack) for ten more minutes. Check midway to make sure it's not burning.

Cut into 6 slices and enjoy pre-made fresh hot breakfast (or lunch if you prefer) each day!

Here's a version I made for breakfast today with about 3/4 slice:

Toast a la Quiche!

Toast one slice of whole wheat bread. Meanwhile, microwave slices of quiche topped with a slice of your favorite cheese for 30 seconds (I made mine with american-it's what I had). Top the toast with the heated quiche/cheese. Enjoy!

This was soooo good! And it kept me satisfied for 3 hours!

As for the rest of the day:
snack: Chobani and fruit
Lunch: 2 small frozen meatballs, 1/3 cup ww spaghetti, sauce and steamed zucchini
Supper: Pork (shake and bake), sauteed asparagus and zucchini, mashed potatoes.
Snack: Not quite sure yet...

Until next time... Lil Moon

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Once Upon A Cinnamon Protein Drink...

Ugh!!! I am in LOVE! I started catching up with a show on tv, Once Upon a Time. I love it! It's so different and I have always been a fairy tale lover, so it was meant to be.

On a foodie note, while watching it, I noticed they kept drinking hot cocoa with cinnamon on top. Not being one to judge a book by it's cover, I had to try it. If this is a common way to drink hot cocoa, then I have unfortunately been unaware for three decades!

Of course, I turned it into a hot protein drink, and NOM NOM, I have a new favorite winter meal!

Once Upon a Cinnamon Protein Drink:

4 oz milk of your choice (I used 1%)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 packet no sugar added hot chocolate mix
2 tbsp granulated splenda (or two packets)
3 pumps SF Cinnamon Dolce syrup (starbucks brand)
8 oz boiling water

Optional topping:
Whipped cream and sprinkle of cinnamon

Mix powders in milk until lump free. Add in splenda and syrup. Then, slowly pour in boiling water (about one oz at a time) until all the h2o is mixed in. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle of cinnamon.

Mmmmmmm, it was soooo good and check out the porn!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Been a while...

Hi Everyone,

Sorry it's been a while, I got married and had a lot of planning prior to that taking up a lot of my time. But, I am here now and wanted to share what I made for supper tonight... It was soooo nummy!

Eggface's Pork Carnitas!

Yup, I made her recipe (I make her recipes often, they are so good) only I didn't do the whole browning the meat thing because I was throwing it together pre-coffee this morning (yes, I drink a lil coffee each day).

So, it is a bit different, but still came out really yummy and the hubby gobbled it up, too.

In crock pot, place pork roast (is that the proper term? It's a big hunk of pork anyhow) in and sprinkle with salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder and garlic powder. Top with jar of salsa and cook on low all day. Once I got home, I slices some onion and sauteed it in olive oil with a little salt and pepper. For me, I a 1/4 cup of the onions in a bowl and on top of that I put a 1/2 cup of the pork mixture and topped with taco cheese and a small spoonful of sour cream. YUM!

I am going to attempt a pumkin pie hot protein drink later tonight... If it comes out good, I promise to post it. If it sucks, I won't. Hahahaha

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Another pizza night, but oh, so good!

Let's face it, pizza night is practically a necessity in America. Families do it almost every Friday night, it's perfect after a big game, or during one for that matter. I am a HUGE fan of pizza, and I am sure it shows in my blog!

So, I have more lovely food porn for you!

This one is made with fresh mozzarella and plum tomato slices. I also threw some thin sliced garlic (sorry hun!) and pizza sauce. Check it out!

Now the only thing with fresh tomato and mozzarella is the water. The tomatoes run when heated and so does the cheese, so I had a little wetness to my pizza. That doesn't mean my tortilla got soggy, nope! I toast the tortilla prior to adding the toppings and this helps a lot! So, I advise doing that next time you have one.

Breakfast: a second try at the Pineapple-Chocolate-Coconut shake. Better today.

Here's how I made it:

8 oz milk
1 scoop Dessert Protein Chocolate Coconut Flavor
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 packet splenda
8 ice cubes

I blend everything but the ice first, then add the ice and blend a good 2 to 3 minutes. YUM!

snack: Pirates Booty (love this stuff!)
Lunch: 1 cup chicken queso
snack: crap grab-really bad day at work today people-6 small cookies-ugh!
Supper-yummy pizza above
snack-more than likely a no sugar added fudgecicle

More yumminess to come tomorrow!

Lil Moon