Thursday, July 23, 2020

I hope you enjoy these posts! It’s quite obvious that I’m not a food blogger and these are all very quick snaps – lol! But, I seem to get in ruts and I always appreciate these types of posts from other bloggers.

We are in the middle of summer and we are all probably still enjoying watermelon, corn on the cob, perfect tomatoes, and all of the great summer foods! But, I must admit that I have started thinking about about my fall favorites! Anyone else? But, it is still premature for me, so I plan to keep enjoying some summer foods for a while longer.

First, I want to share – I decided to stop doing Dinnerly. I still think it’s a great thing, but after doing it since late March, I am taking a break.

I am trying to avoid takeout even more now that our numbers are rising. By changing up my recipes I am enjoying cooking and not too sad about it. I will still do takeout this weekend at least once, though, for a treat.

Last week after eating a decadent anniversary take out dinner from Outback I wanted to start eating better. So, I ate better until the graduation party! Ha!

I made my favorite breakfast below:

6 eggs, a can of green chiles, and a small container of low fat cottage cheese mixed with a tiny bit of shredded cheese and spices of your choosing – I use salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cajun seasoning. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes and then slice into 6 portions. This is 3 weight watchers points according to my calculations.

I saute zucchini with a bit of olive oil. And, this is such a good breakfast in my opinion. You can have some turkey bacon or turkey sausage with it if you want to.

I sometimes struggle with lunches for myself in the summer. This is a whole grain English muffin with tuna salad, tomato slices, and mozzarella. I microwaved it for a bit but it would be better under the broiler.

This is the skinny biz pizza recipe. I made this for dinner last Thursday night.

And, we had salad with it.

I got back to my iced coffee hack. I use a stick of instant coffee mixed with a bit of water and add half of a vanilla Premier Protein for one WW point. Yum!

Leftover salad for lunch. I need a less caloric dressing. Yes, I put salad in a baggie!

Dinner on Sunday night was Costco Tortilla Crusted Tilapia, mashed potatoes and broccoli.

This is so good! One of my good friends is Greek and this is a Greek side dish. I took a can of petite diced tomatoes and a can of green beans, added salt, pepper, and a bit of cajun.

I also brought back my Mexican quinoa from my blog friend Kristin of Stuff, Things, Etc. blog.

You make a cup of quinoa and add a can on red enchilada sauce and a can of green chilies. I also added a bit of Mexican shredded cheese. You bake this for 20 minutes at 350 and if you divide in 8 servings it is 3 points.

Tuesday night we had Southwest Bowls from Andrea of Momfessionals.

I sauteed some mushrooms for breakfast and added that to my normal mixture. Yum!

I have also been really drinking a ton of water and not much alcohol. I feel much better!

What have you been eating? Any ideas for me?

Amy

10 thoughts on “Eating Lately

  1. I just love summer foods – everything just seems easier in the summer, you know? We have been grilling a lot of vegetables lately. I bought a large grill basket to dump the veggies in and to hold them all in one place while grilling. We have grilled sweet potatoes, broccoli, onions, squash, zucchini. The other night, I made a balsamic “syrup”….just a few ingredients – brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, water, salt….can send you the recipe if you want. Anyway, a little drizzled over grilled veggies and chicken was very yummy. We also harvested our first summer tomato this week. It was delicious.

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    1. I know! I love a ripe tomato with cottage cheese. The grilled veg sound amazing. I have a bottle of balsamic glaze but I bet homemade is better so send to me, please.

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  2. Yummy food! Nice that you’re trying to be healthy! It’s easier in the summer, right!? Every morning I pick blueberries for my morning yoghurt, such a luxury! We grill a lot and are big meat eaters…

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    1. It really is easier in the summer! The food is lighter! Wow – fresh picked blueberries! I guess that is at the cabin? I am not a huge meat eater and definitely trying to eat mostly vegetables!

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      1. When in Florida, we loose our “sweet tooth”. Swedes love sweets (cold winters?), but when I’m in Florida I just want ice cream and crisps, not sweet things like chocolate and gummy bears.
        Yes, blueberries are at the cabin! In the city I would be happy to find a dandelion in the pavement…
        BTW, your photos are just as inspiring as any food blogger!

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      2. Yes to ice cream in the summer! Haha – the dandelion!
        Well thank you – I’m trying to make my food photography better but I also want to eat it right away!

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      3. LOL, you cannot take time with the photos because you want to et the food!? So funny! Have you seen the bloggers at cafés, spending like 5 minutes to take photos of the food before they eat!? Crazy…
        I heard of a food photographer that sprayed the food with hair spray to make it shiny… I guess that would stop you from eating it! 😀 ;-D

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      4. Yes! I like my food hot! I have heard bloggers are a big problem at restaurants because they complain that food is cold after styling food photos! Hair spray? That’s just wrong!

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