Eats According to my iPhone – The First Days of Summer

Hope everyone had a nice weekend! We’ve updated the format of everyday eats, just mouse over the “+” to see more info. As always, I hope you find these snap shots of what I am eating helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know.

A new cookie recipe with coconut, granola and dried fruit
Ezekiel Sesame Bread Sandwich with cabbage, red pepper, avocado, pickles, mustard, romaine and feta cheese
Rinsed and soaked almonds for fresh almond milk
Parfait Porridge
“Just Greens Juice” from Berrybrook Farms Natural Foods Store (No spinach)
Salad with Eden Farms garbanzo beans, arugula, blueberries, apples and feta cheese
Fresh veggies from my Mom’s garden
Viva Raw has new raw granola – absolutely delicious!
At Fern – One of my favorite vegetarian restaurants in Charlotte. I am holding the roasted cauliflower which I order everytime
Soup du jour at Fern – Fennel, Green Tomato and Cucumber Gazpacho. I must recreate asap.

Eating With Your Dollars: The best fast food money can buy

Sawadee ka from Thailand!
Drinking Juice In Thailand
Drinking fresh raw organic vegetable juice is one of the fastest and easiest ways to stay in tip top shape while vacationing and just happens to be one of the best ways to Eat With Your Dollars. It’s something I do no matter where I am in the world (including here in Thailand) and do back home almost daily. And just so you know, I’m not talking about opening a can of “V8” or buying a ready made juice like “Naked” that has been pasteurized. To continue reading click here

Shark or Penguins?

Happy Friday!!!  Woot Woot! Hope you’ve had a nice week and ready for the weekend!  I’ve got a crazy day planned today – Lots of work meetings, a lunch date and things to get done!  This post is gonna be quick and dirty, so I can get to it!

Yesterday started with the usual hot water with lemon and cayenne, followed by some Vitamineral Greens powder (I switch between Green Vibrance and Vitamineral Greens every other day…I can’t decide which one I like better…)

Then I had a cup of tea, a half of an Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin Muffin and a green apple…. Lots of fuel before my workout….

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My workout however was kinda lousy – Just haven’t been feeling it the last few days.  I think it might be because my heart rate monitor has been acting up. Without it, I loose motivation to work harder.  I need to see those BPMs!

Regardless, I did get some energy from the sun today!  I ate on my balcony between conference calls…

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Enjoyed another huge salad full of arugula, sprouts, avocado, peppers, carrots, celery, brazil nuts and tahini dressing.  I also had some protein powder mixed with water…

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And a couple of prunes for dessert. What?! Prunes for dessert?  Yeah – I really like them – they are like candy to me – chewy and sweet.  But I still feel like a grandma eating them all the time.

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After a few hours of back to back conference calls later – I stopped at the cutest health food store on the planet – Berrybrook Farms Natural Foods Store.  I ordered an “All Greens” juice and went on my marry way to restock my fridge….It was officially empty after that salad earlier in the afternoon.

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I went down to Earth Fare… which ended up being a pretty interesting trip.

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I met the owner of Paddle Core Fitness – a guy named Ramsay. He and I got to talking after we both realized we were eyeing the same bunch of collard greens.  Turns out we had a lot in common about our passion for nutrition and fitness.  I LOVE THE water – as y’all know from my scuba diving obsession… so paddle boarding sounds like a riot! I might have it give it a try this summer…

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Back at home – my fridge was full again!  I don’t use any of the right drawers for the right foods.  I use the cheese drawer to store nuts, dried fruit and seeds and my meat drawer for lemons.  I never have enough room for my greens – they are so bulky and huge. Needless to say though, I love having a jungle in my fridge :)

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For dinner, I made a Mexican Casserole – I included a ton of veggies…. check out the recipe in this post I wrote a while back about GMO Corn… For the sauce this time, I cheated and saved some time by using a good quality jar of tomato sauce (Seeds of Change Organic Tomato Sauce) and added 2 tbsp cumin, 1 tbsp chili powder, and 1 tsp red pepper to it to make the Enchilada sauce… )

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Eating lots of fresh and cold romaine squeezed with fresh lime is the perfect accompaniment to this hot steaming dish!

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Because I never leave Earth Fare without one of their Whole Wheat Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies – I enjoyed it for dessert with a cup of ginger tea…

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And a little later after putting up new travel photos in the hallway – I had some organic hazelnut spread on flax/spelt crisps…. the perfect combo of salty and sweet. Mmmm.

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It wasn’t until I put together our New Year’s card we sent to friends and family last week, that I realized that we had gone to 10 different countries last year. I sometimes lose sight of the places we’ve been and want to appreciate it more…so one of my New Year’s resolutions was to display our favorite travel moments throughout our home.

What was my favorite picture we put up last night, you ask? It’s a toss up between this grey shark captured scuba diving in the Maldives (he was big and very friendly with me) ….

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…And the two penguins we caught sitting upon a huge iceberg in Antarctica while riding around in a zodiac boat freezing our little butts off.

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On that note – My productivity just decreased as I am already day dreaming of our next adventure…

Have a Fabulous Friday!

Food Babe

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