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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Clean Eating

Remember my New Year's resolution to eat more clean
I'm certainly far from the perfect eater, but I do like to eat healthy because I know the positive difference it makes- I just feel better when I don't eat junk. 
Here's a little look at how we've been incorporating more clean eating into our diet...

Breakfast began with a banana. I'll admit I like them fairly ripe, like brown speckles. I know, I know...a lot of people think it's gross. But to me, it's sweeter tasting than bright yellow bananas.  I just can't do that greenish yellow banana thing. 

I made us both our favorite morning protein shake: vanilla almond milk, vanilla soy milk, vanilla whey protein powder, dark chocolate almond milk (so good, must try!), and strawberry Kefir. It tastes like dessert. In fact, I would be perfectly happy to have this shake for dessert any day. 

I have stomach problems so it's important for me to have probiotics and Kefir is a great source of them. 

Lunch was leftover baked potatoes. And I've got to ask...does anyone else think baked potatoes taste so much better the next day? My hubby and I always think they taste better the next day and I've been wondering if we're the only ones?
We used a sprinkle of salt and garlic, a little ICBINB spray butter, shredded sharp cheese, and a touch of light sour cream. 
My favorite sweet spinach salad (spinach leaves, red grapes, dried cranberries, and raw almonds with spritzes of raspberry vinaigrette) rounded out our yummy leftover lunch. I have a sweet spinach salad almost everyday. I crave them. And I figure, why have just lettuce when you can have a superfood like spinach? 

For dinner we ate my current favorite food love...Greek sandwiches: whole wheat pita pockets stuffed with homemade falafel, fresh spinach leaves, tzatziki sauce, and garlic hummus. We also enjoyed a side of grapes and a side of pita chips. Should I post the recipe for homemade falafel soon? 

And for dessert healthy chocolate chip cookie bars, oh my stars! This is a most delicious on earth can it be this healthy? I like to eat a slice that's been slightly warmed in the microwave so the chocolate is melty and the cookie bar is somewhat gooey. Cool-whip is a great light topping too. The recipe is so easy and the ingredients are very inexpensive.

I'd love to try new food products and recipes, so let me know...What's on your plate?


Shannon said...

I love all your eats! Your dessert looks awesome!! :)

Happy WIAW!

Bethany said...

Hi Shannon thanks for your comment. I loved these eats too as did my taste buds and tummy :) Happy WIAW!

Jessica said...

The potatoes look amazing! And I agree....I always like them better the next day :)

Kara Hadley said...

I don't remember the last time I had a baked potato, but I'll let you know about the next-day thing.
And I'll let you know about those chocolate chip bar once I make them, because they look fantastic!

Bethany said...

Jessica- thank you and very good to know someone else agrees about them tasting better the next day!

Kara- thanks for stopping by. I look forward to hearing how you like the chocolate chip bars. Mmm...melty chocolate...I'm wanting one for breakfast!

Courtney said...

Your dinner sounds amazing! I love falafel! It's so funny because I always say that bananas have one 'good day' where they are just 'right' for me ;p it's usually the day or two right after the green is gone, but before the brown sets in. I typically end up only eating one and freezing the rest for smoothies :)

Bethany said...

Courtney...thank you! Glad to find another falafel fan out there. I'm with you on the bananas just having one "good day" for me too! Then it's either fruit salads, banana bread, smoothies, or...feed 'em to the hubby cause he doesn't mind :) Thanks for stopping by!

Hollie Ann said...

Where do you buy Kefir at?? I'd love to try it!!

Bethany said...

Hi Hollie Ann- I buy Kefir at Super Target, but Whole Foods and Harris Teeter also carry it as well. Though I've never tried the Trader Joe's brand they do carry their own label of Kefir. Good luck! I hope you find some and really enjoy it!

Cassidy said...

awesome job on eating well. It becomes addictive! I want to eat all of that in one day!

Bethany said...

Cassidy, thank you for your positive feedback. This certainly was a tasty day of meals, filled with some of my favorites!

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