FOOD.

Happy Monday! I love Mondays in the summer. Particularly because of the lack of school. Hehe.
I don’t know about you, but I love food. I especially love healthy food because it makes my body feel good (That doesn’t mean I don’t eat ice cream. I eat loooots of ice cream.)

Hungry Girl Mac n Cheese

I found a Hungry Girl 1-2-3 cookbook on my shelf the other day, and I’ve been experimenting with new recipes. My favorite has been the Mac & Cheese. When I was little I loved the Kraft Mac & Cheese. I would probably eat 3-4 cups just for lunch (cringe!). Now, while I still know it is delicious, I am disgusted by the chemicals and the lack of nutrition. I used this recipe with cauliflower instead of broccoli. I love that it is so much more nutritious than the old Kraft stuff (: It tastes so much better too, much creamier and “real”!

Apricot Chicken- Probably the worst picture ever. Sorry guys! 😦

I found this recipe in the same Hungry Girl cookbook. If you haven’t checked out these cookbooks, you seriously should! Especially the 1-2-3. I love how easy the recipes are. I used real apricot preserves instead of the sugar-free kind, so the nutrition information was off, but I don’t care. It was good, but I don’t think I’ll be making it much. There are other chicken recipes I like a bit more, that make the chicken more tender.

Today I tried something that I found on pinterest called a Cucumber Salad.
It reminded me of Portuguese Salad that my dad used to make. I have no idea if that’s actually a thing or just what my family called it… It was tomatoes and onions and olive oil put together and kept in the fridge.

I had a cucumber that was getting pretty dry, so I cut that up, cut up some mini tomatoes (from the farmer’s market!) and chopped up an onion. Then I used some light dressing we had in the fridge, a bit of olive oil for healthy fat, and voila!

This may be my new favorite food. 

When you put my favorite veggies in a fancy salad, I get excited. I love this stuff. And how easy is it to make??

I keep it in the fridge because it’s like 90 degrees outside and well, I like cold things.

Last food…

SKINNY POP!!

I think I’m obsessed with this stuff. A CUP FOR 39 CALORIES yes please. I have no idea if this is healthy at all but it’s not the worst thing I could eat and it’s absolutely delicious. Just the perfect amount of salt (a very little bit). Yum yum yum.

I said that was the last FOOD, no promises on drinks (;

Have you tried almond milk before?? I haven’t, but I really like this stuff! I prefer the taste over plain milk. I think it’s better for you in some ways? I had intentions to make Overnight Oats or recipes and stuff but it hasn’t happened yet. Will do.

Today I decided to stop being cheap and finally buy some protein powder. After reading some reviews, I settled on Tera’s Vanilla Whey powder. I spent all day trying to get Drugstore.com to let me use a coupon, and then gave up, and found Natural Healthy Concepts. I have never ordered from them before, so hopefully this goes well! I was able to get quite a deal with free shipping from them.

I really hope I’ll like this!

Please forgive me if this happens tonight. I found it on Pinterest and I know I’m gonna need to try it…. I’ll let you know if it’s good (;

What are your favorite recipes? Have you ever tried whey protein? What “pinned” recipes have been your favorite? (:

Update: It was not good! Don’t try it. Haha (:
~Emily

P.S. I am so proud of that pinterest widget. Hopefully you all can see it! 

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