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5.20.2011

what i'm eating.


cottage cheese on toast

straweberries

"cheesy" kale chips

chocolate pretzel

all natural pb on toast

i am a firm believer that not only do our tastes change over time, but we have the power to actively change how we taste and enjoy food. 

the way in which to do this is simple: give up fake sugars. and cut out overly processed food. and if it the rest of your life is a slow process of learning how to do this? so be it. health is not a sprint.

1. toast with cottage cheese. simple, light, filling, and high in protein. need i say more?

2. strawberries. naked, raw, whatever you want to call it, have them just as they are. enjoy the warm weather and the fruits it has to offer.

3. "cheesy" kale chips. a few months ago, on a whim, i bought a dehydrator. now i've made some really foolish financial investments over the years, but i'm learning. this one has yet to prove itself as a sound investment, because to-date i've only really made these kale chips in it. so if anyone has some great recipes involving a dehydrator, please, send them my way! these chips consist of kale dressed in a sauce made of cashews, nutritional yeast, red bell pepper, a bit of lemon juice, agave, and green onions. they sit in the dehydrator for 12+ hours. i'm a snacker. that's my food profile in a nutshell. and since most snacks out there are not super healthy these kale chips are a great option for me. (though not totally realistic for most people, i get that).

4. chocolate covered pretzel. as well as enjoying snacks, i'm also realizing my sweet tooth is bigger than most. this little chocolate covered pretzel (asher's; dark chocolate variety) is the perfect size to really satisfy my cravings while still feeling like a big indulgence. it's only 110 calories and while i don't count calories i like to know it's a lot less than a snickers or some other traditional candy bar. 

5. peanut butter on toast. sweet, salty, protein-packed and filling. need i say more?



what's everyone else eating now? anything seasonal that you want to suggest?



previous "what i'm eating" found here.

40 comments:

Jenny said...

I have been eating avocados like they're going out of style. I don't even know if they're in season, they're just so, so good! I especially like them smashed on top of black bean burgers.

Erin said...

I absolutely love the eat vanilla yogurt with granola mixed in. It's a wonderful summer snack too, even breakfast.

Gloria said...

what great healthy snack ideas! i've been making batches of kale chips every week, but never thought to flavor them with anything but salt & garlic powder - it's time to experiment :-)

s a m said...

I have this thing where I like to have a sweet snack and then a salty snack and then a sweet snack .... to infinity. Chocolate Covered pretzles are MADE for me!

and p.s. I agree! You, and Laura and I could really use a room with three desks and 3 east-facing windows. Oh, the inspiration!

Thao said...

I haven't gone to your actual blog (though of course I subscribe on Google Reader!) in awhile, but it is looking gorgeous! Love the header.

Your food looks amazing. Today I had a spinach salad with just a scatter of olive oil and vinegar with a side of pineapple. My first healthful meal in days! I really like what you say about healthy eating that isn't a sprint. I sometimes feel that food habits have to change overnight, but I like the thought about being more forgiving towards oneself. Thanks for the reminder!

mrs. autumn said...

I really want peanut butter now because of that photo.

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brlracincwgrl said...

Cottage cheese on toast!? Now that is a mix I've yet to try! I'm curious...

Anna said...

Those strawberries look delicious! I usually make my kale chips in the oven. I like the roasted flavor they get.

Rachel said...

I always have couscous, spinach (fresh or frozen), and mushrooms on hand. Easy to whip up a healthy, delicious, filling meal in 10 minutes. Perfecto.

Ashley said...

I have recently been obsessed with Chia seeds - they are so good for you!

Leighana said...

Im a huge strawberry lover. I love them cold, and with the tops cut off..thats my only requirement...and then i go crazy and eat like 5...or 10..

Ooo, also im in love with Terra Exotic Vegetable Chips. They look like potpurri, and I believe i bought them at ALDI.. Not sure if you have one of those.. They are delicious & im a snacker too. Its much better than snacking on nasty potato chips.

Leighana's Life

Lorin Drinkard said...

Such yummy, healthy foods. I may have to give kale a try at some point in time . . . just bought frozen mango slices to munch on [TJ's are the best!]. They're good straight out of the bag.

d&D said...

i've been roasting fiddleheads and i am also pickling a bunch. i can't get enough of this fern (yes fern) that is only in season for so long. sigh. you must try them!

Brittany Biggs said...

I am eating tons of avocados and loving fresh papaya. I just experienced it for the first time 2 weeks ago and can't get enough. Yor Kale chips sound delicious!

viktorija said...

I LOVE cottage cheese! For my Friday afternoon, it was an almond butter & jelly sandwich. ;)

Swirls of Happy said...

A) I love Cottage Cheese
B) I love peanut butter on toast. I eat it everyday after my breakfast (weird, i know)
C) I am hungry now.

happy friday :)

Laurnie said...

Well in a few minutes Im going to have toasted peanut butter :)

But for lunch today I had leftover veggie pizza. Ive recently fallen in love with shaved asparagus. I add it to EVERYTHING.

magdalena said...

mmm, this all looks so delicious!
our tastes definitely do change.
I'm all about sugar snaps now (such a great, healthy snack) and avocados. mmm!

withoutizy said...

oh my god chocolate covered pretzel

christine donee said...

mmm those strawberries look divine.

I'm currently enjoying the fresh peaches we have here in LA, and I made a strawberry-rhubarb pie last week that was de-licious.

BASIIK said...

This includes some of my favorite snacks! I'm so hungry now! I don't know if you eat meat but you can make some really great fresh beef jerky in a dehydrator.
Thanks for the comment (:

Kate - BASIIK Blog

Kaz said...

Use your dehydrator to dry out apples - just dip in fresh lemon juice first - these are a great snack, but the lemon is a real kick. Also dry out all your fresh herbs, cherry or small roma to,matoes are unreal - dry them out and then put them in beautiful olive oil, crushed garlic and herbs, you will never buy dried or semi dried tomatos again once you have made them yourself! eat with crackers and cheese or toss through pasta.

Ashley said...

It all looks so delicious! And now I'm going to get a snack:) xx

Tucker said...

yum yum yum.. i think we'd eat our way through manhattan nicely together. maybe one day? (:

Harley said...

I know this is another chipy thing but I think they are quite delicious. and will put your dehydrator to use!

http://urbanveganista.com/?page_id=1774


enjoy!

-Harley

Libby said...

Oh! That food looks so yummy! I have a really good fish recipe, if you eat meat and are interested.

You also look amazing in the previous post. I hope that boy is eating his heart out. Plus have fun with your mom! My mom is visiting now as well.

Rach said...

Oh my goodness. I LOVE peanut butter on toast! Actually, I love just about anything on toast. Thanks for the cottage cheese idea :)

I recently decided to take the leap and cut out processed foods. I could just feel it gunking up my system.
It's proving to be harder than I thought...but I'm determined. Thanks for the inspiration!

Natalie Bray said...

Chocolate covered pretzels are the yummiest! I totally agree about the fake sugars:) I'm going to go the farmers market tomorrow and get some delicious produce! Thanks for the inspiration! Love your blog!

sarah nicole said...

Ani Phyo's raw food cookbooks have some GREAT dehydrator recipes, and lots of other amazing, healthy recipes as well. I highly recommend them.

xo,

Sarah

dull boy said...

you are the only person on this planet who i know owns a dehydrator...

Yelena said...

yumm! this post made me so hungry! I've been trying to eat more healthy lately and some of these are quite inspiring and simple - must try! :)

Pearl said...

Looks yummyy.

ritika said...

puffed rice, milk and some fresh mango.

sweet potato stir fried with litle salt and chili flakes and littel cumin

curd with little honey and apples and mangoes.

watermelon, just like that.

toast with cheese and tomato, green mango salsa.

nicole said...

i've been stuck on peanut butter on toast for a while. and watermelon.

Karls said...

Rooibos tea and toast with local blueberry jam. It's the little things!

Mackenzie said...

oh my, i love kale. my eight year old self wants to scream at me, but i soooo love kale. more than i loved dunkaroos. and that says a lot. i've really been loving watermelon at all hours of the day. and avocados. oh yes. avocados are like mother nature's butter. yum.

The Rookie said...

Bananas with peanut butter are my all-time favorite breakfast/snack/dessert. No bread. Just the banana and the peanut butter in little swipes.

Jennifer M. said...

One thing I've totally been eating a lot of lately (like, almost every day) are green smoothies. Basically they're spinach, blueberries, bananas, soy milk, and orange juice. So healthy for you and totally yummy and filling!

The nitty-gritty details of how to make these smoothies can be found here.

Caitlin said...

I love cottage cheese on toast, too - except I add some chopped avocado and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to the cottage cheese and it's divine.

Jul's said...

Here are some ideas to put your dehydrator in good use :

- zucchini chips : 10 min in water and cider vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper. 4 to 8 hours in the dehydrator

- mango, apple, pear chips : peal, slice. 8 to 12 hours in dehydrator

- nut crackers : hemp, cashew, sunflower, any herb you like, salt, pepper. Grind and mix together. Add some water until it turn to a bread dough. Flat it with a rolling pin or a bottle. At this point, you can shape tiny funny flat forms. Put 10h in the dehydrator. Put any kind of awesome dip (guacamole, raw hummus, tzazitki, mango salsa, cottage cheese...) on it. Yum.

I have plenty of those :) I'm a bit like you as I am struggling to get out of my NED by eating healthier. Reading about it on your blog was so refreshing and enlightning. no one is that honest in PAris. Thank you ! You are awesome !!