Steak, mashed potatoes, and chips!…kind of…except it was all vegetables! Mwahahaha!

"steak", "mashed potatoes", and chips :)

“steak”, “mashed potatoes”, and chips 🙂

So tonight I decided to make the husband happy…and healthy 😉 I’m a very sneaky wife mwahahah! All vegetables tonight!

Instead of steak I marinated portobello mushrooms in Worcestershire sauce all day and then grilled them.

For the mashed potatoes I took frozen cauliflower and microwaved it for 7 minutes (til thawed) drained te water and put it in my food processor with some italian herbs! Voila! Faux mashed potatoes that would fool any child or husband (but I think some cheese would be a really good tasty add in if you’re feeding kiddos).

Instead if classic frozen chips I chopped up a sweet potato, steamed them for 25 minutes along with the broccoli (and 6 eggs for lunches this week). Then I sautéed them in some leftover Worcestershire sauce in a nonstick pan with no extra oil to crispy them up.

Yummy yummy! I think I could feed this to my little 10 year old brother and even he would like it. Massive thumbs up from the hubby tonight 🙂

What to eat on a day trip?

Easy to grab, veggies

Easy to grab, veggies

Granola bars about to be baked

Granola bars about to be baked

So tomorrow we are heading out on an overnight trip, yay fun! But it has the potential to make eating healthy a bit tricky so were going out prepared 🙂

So after Andy and I went out for an evening run we set to work! We’ve cut up carrots, celery, cucumber, mushrooms, and broccoli for munchy snacks and then also filled a ziplock with dried fruit and nuts. Then I decided to go a bit cray-cray and make a few travel treats to keep us full during two full days of walking.

COOKIES!
I make the most wonderful banana-oatmeal cookies! I got the recipe from Blogilates where I get a lot of my recipes from. Here’s the recipe: 1 banana…1 cup of oats. THAT’S IT! Mash them together, put on a cookie sheet and you have delicious sweet cookies. I added some flax seed, cinnamon, and goji berries to mine. You can put all sorts of add ins into them 🙂

Easiest cookies ever!

Easiest cookies ever!

Then I tried a new recipe from a cookbook I just bought from Jennifer Blossom. I followed her on Facebook. She is an awesome inspirational woman who is a fitness coach, has a very well balanced realistic outlook in family and fitness and has just launched her first cookbook on her new website. Check her out!

He's already tucked into them :)

He’s already tucked into them 🙂

So I decided to make granola bars and they were an absolute hit with the husband. Super easy, lots of flavour, and they have chocolate! They have things like banana, oats, coconut, cinnamon, and other tasty things. Lets just say that I couldn’t even get a photo before Andy dove right into them 🙂 I have to wrap them up quick before any more disappear 😉

Yummy yummy travel food! We also have some sandwiches and fruit that were taking along with us for lunches on the journey. Cheap, easy, healthy and most important- TASTY!

I love food so much 😛

Salmon, Omelets, Potatoes and Quinoa Crunch :)

So food for this week has been a bit crazy to say the least. Started out fairly normal, Andy cooked me dinner on Monday. Had grilled salmon with cinnamon rice, carrot fries, and grilled zucchini. It was lovely! He’s a good husband who helps me stay accountable with my healthy eating 🙂
Carrot fries? Chop carrots into fry-size, toss with some fajita seasoning, garlic, and a few sprays of olive oil spray then put on a grill for about 20 minutes.
Cinnamon Rice? Just make rice and add a few tablespoons of cinnamon for added taste and health benefits!

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Tuesday we thought we were going to have our god-baby and her dad Ben with us but last minute realized that we had gotten the dates wrong so we had to put off the white fish for a night and made a sweet potato/zucchini omelet. I sautéed the sweet potatoes and then added the zucchini, some onions until it was all softened up a bit. Added 3 eggs, mixed herbs and some milk and then put it under the grill until it was crispy. Added some low sodium/low sugar ketchup to it and it was perfect!

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Wednesday we finally had our guests so Andy made a veggie stir fry with some white fish topped with Quark . What is Quark? Basically it is a high protein virtually fat free cheese. Similar to cream cheese it is a great topping to crackers, as a dip for veggies, or a substitute in cooking. My new best friend! I think Ben liked it aswell 🙂20130810-225319.jpg

I usually eat leftovers from dinner for lunch the next day but we ate all the fish and veggies the night before. So what did I eat for lunch? Made a kidney bean, chick pea, corn, mustard salad. Also made some air popped popcorn and chopped raw veggies. Perfect healthy lunch/snacks.

That night we had dinner ready and waiting for us after a long day out showing Ben Oxford so Andy jumped in and made us a wonderful baked potato dinner with grilled zucchini! He had allsorts of toppings. Baked beans, Quark, or Tuna-Quark-yellow pepper. I love baked potatoes because they are so quick and easy, you can put all sorts of toppings on them and as long as you avoid butter, and sour cream then you are likely to be able to keep them so healthy!

Lastly, Saturday night: Made my much loved quinoa crunch ! Healthytippingpoint is one of my go-to blogs for all sorts of recipe ideas. This one in particular is super healthy, uses on-hand ingredients that I usually have in my cupboards (have to plan to buy broccoli and we make our own hummus!). The best part is that you just toss everything into a bowl and bake it for 30 minutes and you’re done! Big hit tonight 🙂
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