Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Big Blog News

I had mentioned a few days ago that I was working on some blog changes...

The blog has moved to CardioFoodie.com

I have moved all old posts and gotten the blog up and running! I am still working out a few kinks, playing with plug-ins and designs, and trying to build a blog with no technical skill but it is turning out well!

I am very excited for my blog and want to give a big thanks to all my readers!

Random Dinner

First I started the morning off with a large bowl of banana oats.  Topped with a few chunks of a granola bar and almond butter.  Filled me up!

Planned dinner for last night was Tofu Pad Thai.  However, I realized I was missing some key sauce ingredients and had to ditch the plan.  I ended up just throwing together some random foods.


Fried Okra (this was pre-breaded and frozen).  Although I don't usually eat a lot of fried food this was fun and reminded me of home! (My mom makes some good fresh fried okra)

I also had about half a small roasted butternut squash!  Butternut squash is nature's candy I swear.

And I made both the hubby and small side salads.

Turned out to be a fun and tasty dinner.

Hopefully pad thai tonight.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Giveaway News

Lunch and the DVR

For lunch I decided to cook up one of Boca Burgers I bought.  I have never tried this flavor before.  It was okay, but the Black bean are still my favorite!

Topped with lettuce, apple, salsa, Laughing Cow, and spicy mustard.

And a sliced apple on the side!

So far today I have had two cups of hot chocolate (diet version)!  This chilly weather is giving me warm drink cravings


Houston Rodeo has just announced its concert lineup!  I must decide which days I want to go...is everyday an option?!?!

Banana Oats and Diet Plan Review

Breakfast was oats with banana, almond butter, and a little bit of Clif Bar crumbled on top.  I apologize this picture uploaded sideways 3 times and I gave up!

Put that mix together...


Are you starting a diet for the new year?

 I don't put myself on a "diet" but I do believe in learning to live healthy a lifestyle and eat a healthy diet.  There are many diet plans and food delivery out there so check out this article Diet Plan Review: Best Ways to Lose 20 Pounds to compare costs and results of some of the most popular plans.

Sunday Recap

After a lazy breakfast in bed we ran some errands and then took Trooper to the park!

My dog like to mark his territory everywhere!

It was only about 35 degrees when we went yesterday so the park was pretty dead

Peaceful.  It was really a beautiful day!

View up from the dog run. (I love those new condos)

They were setting up the Sunday market.

No other doggies for Trooper to play with today...

So we walked him around the park

Now onto food for the day...

Snack choice of the day.  Multiple handfuls were eaten.


 Variety of goodies from Whole Foods bar

Carrot sticks, grape salad (from Central Market) and then piece of toast spread with 1 Laughing Cow wedge.

Big lunch, I ate all except half the bread that Trooper enjoyed.

Afternoon snack/dessert was our cookies!  So good!


My favorite salad from Central Market.  I topped the pita bread with hummus, salad mix, and sauce.  I ate the topped bread and was too full to eat most of the salad.

Dessert was "baked apples".  (I had some apples on their last lives).
Dice one apple
Cover and heat in small sauce pan with sugar, cinnamon, 2 Tbsp water
Once reach desired level of tenderness pour into dessert cup
I always add a layer of crunchiness and then top with whipped cream!