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I just thought I would let you all know that I may not be able to update my blog for the next month and a half.  I am coming to the end of my school semester and I have so much work that has to get done.  I have assignments/quizzes due every week and then (due at the end of the semester) I have a…

  • 3 – 4.5 page paper due for sociology
  • 5 – 7 page paper due for American Government
  • 7 – 10 page paper due for my Internet Law class

I will try to do at least one post once a week but I can’t guarantee anything.  I am going to be a busy bee until the end of the semester.  I wish I could do everything, blog twice a day and get all this school work done but I just have to focus on my schoolwork.  Don’t worry if I do not post I will be back April 20 for sure.  While I am away though I will still be taking picture of my eats and I will have posts of all the highlights while I’m away.

Breakfast

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This morning I was looking for something fast.  I don’t have a lot of time to cook today so I went with some eggs.  On the side I had some honeydew and cantaloupe, by the way the cantaloupe is already gone.  I think I am going to have to get another one today.  Also, I had some left over waffles from yesterday so I threw them in the freezer, wrapped in plastic wrap.  I thought I would try and put one in the toaster(hoping that it would come out good).  Let me tell you, it was great!  I am definitely going to make and freeze some more.  To wrap up the whole meal I had a glass of milk (it was a whole glass but by the time I finished cooking the eggs it was only half full).  This meal was so easy and with school coming to an end I definitely need some quick ideas for meals.

Well, I am off; I have some much needed grocery shopping to do, laundry and I also have some homework that is due tomorrow that I have to work on.  Have a wonderful Monday!

*xoxo* Crystal

Ps.  I almost forgot… At the beginning of the 100 Days of Real Food Challenge I thought I would weigh myself to see how much I could lose throughout the 100 Days.  Well today ways that start of week 2 and I am already down 2.75 pounds.  It is just so exciting and I have been eating awesome food and have not been depriving myself with not enough food.  I also feel like I have more energy throughout the day.  It is amazing that eating whole foods. for such a short time, can change the way you feel almost instantly.

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Breakfast

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This morning I decided to make some more waffles.  They were just so good, my mom wanted some more and I wanted my dad to try them also.  This time I thought I would just have them with some strawberries and maple syrup.  I also had an organic orange on the side.

Today I didn’t end up eating lunch.  The waffles filled me up and I was munching on some cantaloupe and honeydew melon while I was cutting them up and I just wasn’t hungry.

Dinner

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Dinner tonight was simple.  Pasta with mushroom and onion tomato sauce.  I had a couple cans of plain tomato sauce in the pantry so I just sautéed up some onion, cremini mushrooms and garlic.  Then I just poured the mixture into a sauce pan with the tomato sauce and added oregano, parsley, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.  So good!

For the rest of the night I am going to be looking at recipes and trying to figure out a meal plan for this week.  Also, I am going to finish watching Monsters Inc.  So cute!  I also have to get ready to start school again tomorrow.  I had a week off because of spring break but the semester is almost over.  April 19 and I am free for the summer; I can’t wait!!  Have a great Sunday night!

*xoxo* Crystal

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This morning I had to wake up bright and early to sit at my computer for an hour before I found out that I am not going to the Detroit Tigers Opening Day baseball game.  I am so sad!  I am hoping to still be able to go and hang out around the park before and during the game because even if you don’t have ticket it is still fun.

After waiting so long I was starving by the time I got to eat breakfast.

Breakfast

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I made a quick bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon, a teaspoon of honey and strawberries on top.  Definitely never disappoints.  Once I was done eating I was so tired, I don’t know why, maybe it’s this gloomy day.  It’s been raining all night and now it’s snowing.  I can’t wait until spring gets here.  Anyway, since I was falling asleep I decided to take a nap and it was awesome.  When I woke up I was wide awake and definitely ready to make some lunch.

This morning I was going to make whole wheat waffles but I was just so hungry and tired that I thought I would wait to make them.  Once I got up though I was craving waffles so guess what I had…

Waffles Before:

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Waffles After:

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and a glass of:

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100% apple juice.

I topped the waffles with strawberries and raspberries, a little butter and a little pure maple syrup. The waffles were so fluffy, filling and 100% better then the premade processed kind you get at the grocery store.  Before I could have eaten all 4 of the waffles if they were the grocery store kind but these I could only eat half.  The rest are in the refrigerator waiting for me when I want a little snack later.  I am definitely going to be making them again!

If you would like to make these Whole Wheat Waffles click here.

Well, I am going to let my food settle.. haha!  I will be back later!

*xoxo* Crystal

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I don’t know what it was but I was just so tired last night that I didn’t get around to a post so I am going to do it now.

Snack

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A couple hours after I ate lunch I was starting to get hungry again so I sliced up an apple, banana and with some peanut butter.  Since the only ingredient in the peanut butter is peanuts I sprinkled a little sea salt on it.

Dinner

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We are seriously starting to run out of food in this house so I have to do some major grocery shopping soon but I did finally find something to make.  I make some brown jasmine rice, with a mixture of black beans, cherry tomatoes (seeded), onion and cayenne pepper.  On the side I chopped up a sweet potato and roasted it.  I also added a little greek yogurt on top of the rice but I didn’t get a picture of it because I was already a quarter of the way through eating when I thought about using it.  So good!!

Well, I have some things I have to do before Detroit Tigers tickets go on sale this morning!  I am hoping I can get good seats for opening day.  Oh, almost forgot, there is a yummy breakfast coming up this morning!

*xoxo* Crystal

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OK, I know yummus isn’t a word but I thought it was fun… haha!  As you all know yesterday I was going to make a recipe but I couldn’t because I didn’t have lemon.  My plan was to make hummus and the recipe I have I needed to add lemon. So last night a went searching for a different recipe and I came across Allie’s avocado hummus on Live Laugh Eat.  No lemon in this recipe and so simple.

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First I took a can of chickpeas, rinsed and poured into the food processer.

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Then added the avocado (starting to go a little bad),

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the rest of the ingredients and processed until smooth.  In the end it will look like this…

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After making the hummus I made…

Lunch

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Avocado hummus and tomatoes on Great Harvest Honey whole wheat bread.  Definitely a great combinations.  Now I just have to start planning for dinner soon and I have no ideas yet.

*xoxo* Crystal

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Today is going to be a slow day.  I am getting myself motivated to do some much needed cleaning around the house.  First I am going to tackle the kitchen.  Since starting the 100 Days of Real Food Challenge I have been trying to get all of the processed foods out of sight.  I am also trying to throw away stuff that has been sitting in the refrigerator (like salad dressings) that haven’t been used in a long time and will not be used again.  It is amazing how much bad stuff is in our foods that we don’t realize is there until you look at the ingredients label.

Even though this is only the start of day 3 I have found items in my pantry with ingredients that I can’t even pronounce.  It is just crazy!  As I read more and more about clean eating I am just amazed by how much I didn’t know before.  Who knew light butter wasn’t healthy for you and that you could have real butter instead;  I sure as heck didn’t.  Also, I have been eating reduced-fat cheese for as long as I can remember but now I am eating full fat cheese.

Even after 3 days I am feeling great.  I don’t eat as much as I did with all the processed foods and I am fuller for longer.  Which brings us to breakfast.

Breakfast

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal with a pinch of cinnamon… So filling and so yummy!  Well I am off to do some cleaning.  I will be back later 🙂

*xoxo* Crystal

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I can do this Real food thing for the rest of my life if I can eat (the yumminess) like I did last night for dinner.

I thought what would be faster then breakfast for dinner.  So I made some organic eggs, with a splash of milk and organic munster cheese.  Then I had two slices of Great Harvest honey wheat bread with REAL butter (who knew real butter could taste that good… I sure didn’t).  I am so use to using light butter and all that.  I also had a banana.

Now getting to this morning. I made…

Greek yogurt oatmeal with raspberries and almonds.  I need my fuel to get some of my homework done so I don’t have to stress about it towards the end of the semester.  I am also going to be making a few recipes I found tonight.  I am hoping that they turn out good.  I will definitely be back later with a review of both recipes for sure.

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