Breakfast & Dinner Today

Today I had a colourful breakfast and dinner which were just as beautiful to look at as they were delicious to eat!

Breakfast..I had my usual plain greek yogurt mixed with 2 drops of stevia and a little vanilla extract topped with fresh local berries, crushed almonds, and a dash of extra granular sweetener. Served with a drizzle of low-sugar syrup. (Plus, of course, a side of my favourite chocolate chai tea).
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After spending all day in the pool it was nice to have this amazing dinner waiting for us!- with 3 different salads, Mediterranean pasta salad, greek potato & quinoa with toasted sunflower seeds, spinach, tomato etc. with a homemade dressing. I also had the best barbecue chicken made with our favourite KC Masterpiece sauce topped with light miracle whip and a slice of tomato. Oh and delicious hot bean salad as well! This meal was all my Mom’s doing, did I ever mention she’s an even better cook then me?

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Anyways, I hope you are all enjoying your summer! What is your favourite summer time meal? Please share!

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Key Lime Pie Greek Yogurt Recipe

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I decided to create this recipe after trying a really good key lime pie yogurt on vacation. You can’t get it where I live so I thought why not attempt to make my own? It turned out really good! I also wanted to create this healthy alternative since I know one of my best friend’s absolute favourite desserts is key lime pie ;). This may not be 100% the same but it definitely tastes pretty dang good for being healthy. Not to mention it’s super high in protein. Don’t believe me? Just give it a whirl.

Serves 1:
Ingredients:
-1 tbsp low-fat cream cheese
-1/2 cup greek yogurt
-1/4 tsp vanilla extract
-2-3 drops stevia sweetener (or another sweetener to taste, I would guess about 1 tsp of granular sweetener)
-1/2-1 tsp lime juice (depending on how strong you want it)
-1/4 tsp lime zest
-1 tsp honey graham cracker crumbs/crust

Directions: Stir or beat together cream cheese and yogurt until well combined. Mix in the stevia and vanilla then add the lime juice to taste. Top with freshly grated lime zest and graham cracker crumbs. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: 110cals, 3g fat, 6g carbs, 13g protein

Breakfast and Post-Workout Snack!

Breakfast ToastToday I ate toast for breakfast! ahhh I know what am I doing? But I am trying to gain weight and eating paleo I still manage to lose weight lol so I figure eating some healthy carbs like 1 small piece of rye bread in the morning and maybe a little quinoa with my fish at dinner isn’t going to kill me. Like I always say, you need to make your way of eating your own. You are never going to follow someone else’s plan to a T. Anyways, this toast was absolutely delicious with sugar-free handmade rhubarb-strawberry jam and natural peanut butter. I also ate 2 eggs and some carrots, snap peas and blackberries.

For lunch today I just had a large salad with avocado, feta cheese, 1/2 a tin of tuna, a little ham and about a tbsp of chopped pecans.

Before my workout I ate a very light snack of a few carrot sticks and a little hummus with 1 small piece of black forest ham.

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After my workout I ate my large snack of greek yogurt(3/4 cup) mixed with a little stevia, vanilla and coconut extract topped with 1 cup of mixed fresh fruit(pineapple, mango, watermelon, grapes, kiwi, strawberry, melon) and about a tsp of honey.

I may be eating a late dinner as I am super full from my snack still and I ate a little later then I’d like to!

Greek Salad For Lunch

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For lunch today I decided to try a new greek dressing recipe to mix things up. I also added green olives(I was out of black), feta and pecans to my usual chicken salad. The dressing consisted of olive oil, red wine vinegar, onion/garlic powder, basil, oregano and a little dijon mustard. It was really nice 🙂 I kept adding more red wine vinegar as I ate though because I just love my salads on the more acidic side!
If you are wondering why I had balsamic vinegar out, it was just there as back-up in case I didn’t like the new dressing, I love balsamic!

Please share If you have any healthy salad dressing recipes!

What I’ve been eating…

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Just a few of my meals lately.

The first is a super tasty chicken greek salad with crumbled feta cheese, black olives, 1/2 cup plain chicken(with salt and pepper of course!), assorted vegetables(tomato, lettuce, cucumber, red/green pepper, green onion, carrots etc.) Topped with greek feta olive oil dressing! (I have also eaten this with italian dressing and pecans and it is amazing!)

Another recipe I had been dying to try was redoing my lemon sweet sauce with shrimp and creating a shrimp stir-fry. It turned out really well! If you look at my past recipe I just decreased the amount of lemon a bit and added a few extra green onions/ginger/ and red pepper flakes. I also toasted the almonds a little more for a nicer flavour. Yum!

Dinner was some leftover spaghetti sauce & meatballs from another one of my recipes on top of half a cup of rice with a sprinkle of parmesan. I actually preferred the sauce after it sat in the freezer for a few days! It’s as if all the flavours combined together better than before and I loved it on top of rice vs. pasta. It just changes thing up a bit!

Let me know what you think of my latest eats 🙂 Talk to you all later!

The Right Way(s) To Eat Greek Yogurt

The Right Way(s) To Eat Greek Yogurt

One of two things bother’s me these days. 1. People eating the store bought flavoured greek yogurt(example, strawberry). Which although fat-free are obviously not going to do you much good as they are loaded with sugar. 2. People who say … Continue reading