Sunday, May 8, 2011

This time has already been added..... U R AMAZING

healthy snack ideas???

I love to read cookbooks!! And I spend a lot of time looking over recipe websites dreaming up my next meal. But I don't cook!! :p I could cook. I like to cook. Well, OK, I do cook. The same meals. Over and over and over and over again. I'm STUCK in between what I know how to do (quick and easy which often amounts to not healthy), what I want to do (healthy, fresh, different), and having time to do it!!!!

I go to the grocery store and READ LABELS and go home with a headache!!


That really has nothing to do with snacks. But in my quest to find healthy foods, I have found several healthy snacks. I figure you may have too. So if you have a few extra minutes when you're posting your time (I know a few extra minutes is a LOT of time. Really. But if you do...) and you have some good healthy snack ideas, will you share one or two! And heck,if you have a great healthy recipe and you love me you can share that too!!! You can share it in your comment or a post or whatever tickles your fancy. :)

Meanwhile, here's one of those websites I was telling you about....

Have I mentioned that you girls are awesome??!!

I'm so happy to have you all as my exercising buddies!


Laura said...

ooo... here's a snack idea from that website I just shared...

"Stir lemon pepper into cottage cheese for a quick and healthy vegetable dip. We like carrots and snow peas, but any crunchy vegetables you have on hand will do."

I do cottage cheese all the time with fruit, but I'm excited to try this twist!

Riley said...

Thanks for the tips, since Christmas my snacking has been very unhealthy. Its time to get back on track. And last week I did 1 hour and 15 minutes of exercise. Here's to a new week and healthy changes!

Twylla Gibbens said...

I forgot to post last week.

Mon 30 min
Thurs 30 min


Lexi said...

Monday = 55 minutes (YBB, walk, sit ups and chutarungas(sp?)

Healthy snack idea = my kids and I love to make smoothies for a healthy treat. One of our favorites = 12 ice cubes, 6 strawberries, 1 banana or 1/2 if you don't want a whole, 4 oz. of orange juice (not from concentrate), and a couple of dashes (probably 2 oz.) of vanilla almond milk. If you want it sweeter use honey, stevia or blue agave to sweeten it a bit. This amount is almost a blender full, which serves my kids and adjust the amounts to servings you would like:) (change ingredients to your liking:)

Also another one of our favorites is to spread peanut butter on graham crackers and dip it in almond milk. The first time I saw it, I thought it was really weird but it's delicious.

P.s. Almond milk fact: Sweetened Vanilla Almond milk = 90 calories per 8 oz serving (40 calories if you don't get the sweetened but I prefer the sweetened), compared to 110 calories per 8 oz. of 1% low fat dairy milk.
Lengthy post, sorry :/ Hope somebody could use some of it:)

Tanna said...

Okay ladies.. Last week I ran 5 miles(and walked) took me just over an hour then Saturday- hit abs hard for an hour my total for last week is 2 hours 15 min. To all you YMCA MEMBERS ZUMBA tonight at 6:30 at the y:0)See you there:0)

Laura said...

Carson woke up this morning at 6am, got dressed, got his lunch and backpack ready, brushed his teeth and was ready by 6:30 :) So the kids rode their bikes, while Tressa and I ran to Safeway to get bagels and bananas for breakfast. Then we ran Carson to school... and if you were at the 3 way stop while I was yelling to my kids to "STOP AND WAIT FOR ME!!!" and unsure whether you should go or wait for the kids on their bikes, I am so sorry and so embarrassed... anyway by the time I was done running around the neighborhood with my kids, I got at least 40 minutes in. Then I did 20 minutes of Yoga.

*** 1 hour in all***

Another snack idea
Mix plain yogurt with honey, walnuts, and some fruit... I actually use elderberry juice, but I got it from my father-in-law and I'm not sure where to tell you to find it....

I think my post is longer than your post, Lexi!!! Thanks for the snack ideas. :)

Brilliantly Bridge said...

Hello Friends!
Last week
Mon 2hours
Tue 2hours
wed 1hr
sat 1hr

Total: 6 hours

My fav snack right now is 100 whole wheat english muffin, natural peanut butter, thin sliced apples with cinnamon on top.

Love it like I love you!

Devin said...

5/4=2hr 40min
5/5=2hr 40min
5/7=2hrs 30min i did good for a Sat then came back for laps in pool, good
5/9=2hrs, i was sure i could do some yoga on my own. oh well;
just so you know the 3hrs or 2:30hr; its @ Y; yes i do time myself between bike/treadmill & weights & laps in pool and leg exercises.if i stop to chat; i stop my timmer or i look @ time then take time off. I'm really giving it my all. its 815pm Mon nite; mucho hungry right now, H20 here i come. ;)

Jessica said...

For today I got 0ne Hour, I really have to do better on this excersize thing.

Bennetts said...

Well, I haven't posted in a couple weeks and I haven't exercised as much. I did 35 min a week ago and 40 min so far this week. Planning to step it up after I get back from vacation on Monday.

Dora and Rick said...
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Dora and Rick said...

Hey Laura the "Devin" posting is me Dora J; I guess Devin's acc was open; anyhoot I had a "BIGGEST LOOSER" moment today; i worked out a total of 3hr50min.........then later after dinner i went to visit friends we picked up more friends and walked some more added another 1hr35min. I wonder do the folks get new workout shoes and do they workout 4/6hrs a day? I will never know! I think i will blog or ask @ website of "BIgesst Looser"

Robin said...

Last week was terrible. Only 20 minutes. THis week is off to a better start
1 hour Monday
45 minutes today

Kristie said...

Add another 5 hours and 50 minutes for me:)(yes it has really been that long since I have posted)

melanie said...

Mon-30 mom
Tues.-15 min
Wed.- 60 min. Running in the rain in Chicago!

Jessica said...

Another 2 hours for me.

Lexi said...

Tues = Nada:(
Wed = 30 min of walking
Thurs = 36 min YBB
Fri = 1hr running with some walking

Twylla Gibbens said...

Mon 30 min
Tue 30 min
Thurs 30 min

Holm Town News said...

I am leaving hours for the end of last week and a half. Not much because I have been sick, but I managed a little bit. I have done a little Yoga, Pilates, riding bikes to school, running to pick kids up from school, and a fabulous hike/yoga experience in Sedona! If anyone wants to go hiking, lets take a early Saturday morning and does not have to be as far as Sedona!