Thursday, May 17, 2012

Eating Right

It's time I stepped up my game and started eating better. Pinterest is such a great source for healthy recipes...like these spinach burgers which I have been dying to make.

 
My favorite foods are pizza and ice cream (such a child) with salad coming in third. I try to eat one salad a day. This garden picnic video by the the author of "Salad for Dinner" definitely puts me in the mood for salad.

The blog Eat and {Relish} is true eating inspiration and makes me want to move to Boulder and learn to cook.

A few items I need to add to my kitchen...

Strawberry Huller

Herb Scissors


Do you have any healthy eating tips? I realize my first tip is to stay far away from JCW in order to avoid any death fry enabling.

14 comments:

Summer is a Verb said...

Oh, you should def get the salad scissors too. Looove mine. Stocking stuffer from Babe several Christmases ago and they get a daily workout. Also, rec Bethenny Frankel's CD Ten Rules for Becoming Naturally Thin which is what's playing in the whip...XXOO

C said...

Great ideas! I especially love the strawberry huller!

-C

Laur said...

I love my lettuce knife! Perfect for cutting up for salads! Cant wait to try out these burgers!!! YUM!

Belle on Heels said...

I have that strawberry huller and I love it! I've been dying to get the Salad for Dinner cookbook. We're big on "green" smoothies for breakfast as a way to get lots of fruits and veggies. I put a big handful of greens {spinach, kale, whatever is on hand} in the blender. Then a banana, half of an avocado, and whatever fruit we have in the freezer {mango, pineapple, and a little basil is our fave combo}. Whir it all up and then add some water until it's the right consistency. So yummy and easy and healthy!

Carey said...

I hope you get lots of good tips that I can use...I am going to come back from Italy needing to check myself into a fat farm...and right before Memorial Day!!
P.S. Do they still have fat farms?? It is sounding like a good idea...picturing upstate NY, farm to table, hikes...

Christine said...

I am most definitely getting myself a strawberry huller and a herb scissor! And I'm sure my mom would love one too - best daughter award? I think so!

Lulu {The Home You Make} said...

You know I LOVE this post! I want Salad for Dinner too. You need to check out this blog and make the quinoa chicken parmesan ASAP. My hubby loved it and already asked for it again! http://www.preventionrd.com/2012/05/money-matters-baked-quinoa-and-chicken-parmesan/

Main Line Sportsman said...

A good quality salad spinner is a valuable piece of equipment. Buy a really good one and it will really improve the salads you make at home...crisp cold lettuce that gets dry..allowing the dressing to adhere nicely...so you can use less.

Adventures in Food said...

I have recently started to use the MyFitnessPal app. It has been a real eye opening experience. It's nice for people who cook at home a lot because you can plug in your recipes and it will give you a breakdown on nutrition in the same format of nutrition labels. After I made a 450 calorie margarita, I just about died. Lol!

It also gives you a daily/weekly breakdown in nutrition label format of what you have consumed.

Patsy said...

Put your salad and dressing in a container and shake, rather than pour the dressing on. The salad gets a lovely jacket of dressing and you use a LOT less.

Baltimore Prep said...

It is so easy to enjoy salads this time of year, so refreshing! My favorite salad dressing is also fairly healthy - is nothing more than 3 parts olive oil to 1 part balsamic vinegar and pepper to taste. I also find that using different types of greens for the base of the salad keeps the flavors different so I do not grow tired of them!

lizziefitz said...

We go to an Irish pub that has the best bacon cheddar ranch fries ... ! Bacon is food group , right ?

cory said...

i love this!!! thank you so much for the kind mention, and THANK YOU for introducing me to a new blog to add to my daily reads!

Miss Lindsay said...

I was so amazed when I saw the strawberry huller at a bridal shower last year. So many gadgets I need to eventually get!

Trying so hard to stay away from anything fried lately... difficult.