Monday, October 31, 2011

The NickRib Sandwich | Macheesmo

It seems like I keep hearing about the McRib lately, and like this individual have never understood the craze. I've tried one, and to be honest it wasn't that bad but it also wasn't that good either. So, when I came across this blog today I was excited! This guy came up with a way to make a homemade McRib that will cost less, taste better, and be better for you! I'm not sure why this excites me but I plan on making it for dinner tonight (since my boyfriend is obsessed with the return of fastfood item.) I'll be sure to report back, but I definitely suggest reading his post because if nothing else it's funny!

The NickRib Sandwich Macheesmo

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Food Frustration

With Halloween right around the corner and all the commercials and decorations I find myself in a festive mood. I have the urge to celebrate in some way, and being to old to trick or treat I decide that I should cook something festive and share it with friends. Great, I'll just go online and look for some inspiration on making a Halloween type snack that isn't just pure sugar. After 45 minutes on my typical recipe sites and just googling I am  left empty handed. What is it about Halloween that makes everyone eat eighty thousand pounds of candy and chocolate? I'm not looking for a healthy snack per say, just something that wouldn't require a diabetic to take insulin just looking at it. So far this is what I've come up with... popcorn snack (you can flavor it or do popcorn balls with minimal molasses), pumpkin break or muffins (although be careful because some of these had a lot of sugar in them), or pumpkin seeds. Any other suggestions?

This whole experience was a bit scary, no pun intended. Even sugary deserts like cupcakes suddenly had more sugar and candy added to them. People I know who I would consider 'healthy' don't blink twice about buying bags and bags of candy to give out to trick or treaters. What is it about this day that makes us through out all healthy habits? Anyone else frustrated?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

First post

First blog post. Not too sure what I should say, so I’ll just tell you what I plan to say in future posts. My plan is to share great recipes, tips and tricks and any advice I get on how to live a health life. Sometimes, my post may just be letting go of some of the frustration we all feel in our lives when our plans do not meet up with reality. Feel free to share some of your frustrations with me! Sometimes just saying something (or I guess typing) is a good way of letting go of it. With that being said, here are some of my current frustrations and issues to overcome when it comes to attempting to have a healthy life.
1.       Healthy food is really expensive! I like the way organic food tastes, I like that it lasts longer in my refrigerator, I do not like that it can cost twice as much. Also let’s talk about how much good quality meat/chicken cost, there goes my whole budget.
2.       Finding the time (and energy) to work out. I love to run and work out in theory because I always feel good after I do. The problem, finding the time in my day between juggling friends, family, a boyfriend and starting my own business to not only work out but then get showered and dressed.  Not to mention that the day afterwards I feel sore and that sense of feeling good because I worked out is a distant memory.
3.       I’m in my mid-20s so the typically “let’s go out together” with friends typically includes going out to eat. Problem, going out to eat is expensive and typically what you think the healthiest item is (salads) can be the unhealthiest. I don’t know about anyone else, but I am constantly frustrated with the fact that I have no idea what items on a menu are health and trying to weight that with the cost.