lylysa

What's on your plate?

Hello there, ladies and gents!

 

Keeping in line with all the fun and interactive threads asking about your most recent halls, items you have your eyes on, what you're currently wearing, what's your hair routine, and more, I've decide to branch out and ask:

 

"What's on your plate?"

 

The beauty world doesn't just stop at skin care and cosmetics, it also goes hand in hand with your overall health and well-being, so with that, I'm curious to see what we're all chowing down and snacking on be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or inbetween!

 

For those with apps that help count calories or to those who just want to keep a log, here's a place to share, possibly find and share some recipes, and even tips on maintaining a balanced diet.

 

Don't just share food items, but even drinks! I'm a huge fan of tea and at least have a cup of green tea a day (anti-oxidants) and drink plenty of water.

 

For lunch today, I had:

 

-Brown rice

-Steamed egg

-Steamed red snapper with green onion, sesame oil, and black pepper

-Gai lan (it's a type of Chinese vegetable/greens)

 

Now, tell me, Beauty Talk world, what do you have? :smileyvery-happy:

ChicDabbler

Re: What's on your plate?

*gasp*! Lemme celebrate with you guys!!!!!!!

 

Yeah, my parents are visiting me and wants to do stuff. But with this snow storm, I just pray I can make the 1hr drive safely tomorrow to the airport for pick up (then maybe reward myself with a small purchase at Sephora *ahem*.) and the 1hr trip back.

 

I do have frozen meat/veggie buns, dim sum, fruits and self made upside down banana cake with caramel walnut in the freezer, tho we might still end up picking up some frozen dumplings for Chinese New Year.

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Eep! Drive safe! It sounds like you're in no shortage of good food at your place.

 

P.S. Dumplings make everything even better haha

drrragon

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oh my gosh you guys are making me hungrrrryyyyy!!!! and also homesick!  it's been ages since I've been able to celebrate Chinese New Year with my parents, they just live too far away.

 

beautytester I wonder if they are bringing you another 10 lb bag of tomatoes, hahaha

 

anyways DROOOLLLLLLL

 

ChicDabbler

Re: What's on your plate?

@Drrragon. No, last time they drove, this time it's flying so no food.

 

Oh oh oh, do you Skype with your parents? If you both have computers with video camera, you can just leave the skype video chat on and eat lunch or dinner "together". That's what I do with my parents and they love it (mostly cuz I'm very curt on phone "Hi, I'm alive, anything new? you guys healthy? ok, bye.").

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

You should totally find a diem sum place and chow down!!!!! Nom nom nom!

drrragon

Re: What's on your plate?

wow, everyone here has such good eating habits, i find this thread a bit intimidating, lol.

 

I'm eating potato chips right now....when work stresses me out that's what happens....

ChicDabbler

Re: What's on your plate?

I'm more into Doritos and peanut M&Ms than potato chips, I usually grab them for my 6-9pm meetings/classes.

 

Haha, eating healthy occasionally makes me feel less guilty about snowed in days like today, spicy ramen and oreos (without milk, so that's healthy, right?).

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Haha, better add that milk for calcium, boom, back to healthy! :smileytongue:

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

No need to be intimidated at all! This isn't a place to judge, it's just to share and maybe even learn about new products or even recipes!

 

I wish I had some chips right about now, I love BBQ or blue corn chips. Yum yum! My friend showed me an awesome recipe of baking chicken dipped in egg (just egg whites if you want to be more lean) and rolling the pieces in crushed BBQ potato chips then baking them in the oven. This gives a nice crunchy texture without having to fry anything and you can serve them with various dipping sauces.

MaritzaNicole

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Today I had apples with "The Bee's Knees" peanut butter! It keeps me full and energized at work! 

 

 

I also love making oatmeal banana shakes! They are quick, filling, and delicous!

lylysa

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Aw, the photo didn't post up! :smileysad: Is it set on private?

 

That oatmeal and banana shake sounds delicious, I'm sure it would also make a great work out/power breakfast shake too!

Panda168

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Well if you must know... lol.... between study sessions I had 2 slices of pizza topped with mushrooms, pepperoni and pineapple and paired it with a Matcha Green Tea Latte from Starbucks.

 

Surprisingly enough the green tea latte is delicious and I get it without any added syrup.

lylysa

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I remembered when that latte first came out, holy cow it was so sweet! I never got it without the syrup, and haven't gotten it since actually, maybe that throws the taste off and makes it less like a sugar bomb.

 

Mmmmm, pineapple on pizza!

helpful

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I eat a lot of the same things because it keeps me on track- usually breakfast is a protein shake after my workout followed by an egg white omelette. Lunch is lean protein- usually grilled chicken or salmon with a large serving of vegetables or salad, and dinner is usually a stir fry or a duplicate of what I had for lunch. Snacks are fruit, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, etc. And a TON of water!!

lylysa

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I'll have to post up my recipe for miso honey glazed chicken/salmon! The marinade can really be used for either or!

ChicDabbler

Re: What's on your plate?

I follow Smitten kitchen so a lot of my fancy recipes are from there. But there are a few healthy simple things I love:

 

Sushi: seaweed sheet from asian grocery store, smoked salmon from any grocery store (don't trust myself with raw meat), avocado, and rice seasoned with salt/vinegar. It's not difficult to make and great finger food when you are on the go or can't heat things up.

 

Salmon alpha alpha sandwich: I feel sooo clean every time I eat this. Two piece of sourdough or ciabatta bread, put alpha alpha sprouts (lots of vit K), smoked salmon, avocado, sliced tomato inside. No condiments and it's plenty tasty. So delicious and looks fancy.

 

Cold noodles: make sauce from soy sauce, nut butter (whichever kind suit your need), garlic, ginger, vinegar and salt. Boil Chinese noodles or Italian angel hair, dump the water and mix in the seasoning. Top with scallion and/or black sesame. It goes great with any kind of meat or vegetable. I usually just blanch some broccoli or spinach as the side and top with whatever cooked meat's on hand. I like making a ton of these on the weekend and just do combination of veggies and meat over the week.

 

Beet/carrot juice: another thing that makes me feel super clean. All you need is 2-3 beets, 2-3 carrots, 1-2 apples or pear, 1 half thumb size ginger, juice from half lime/lemon. If you don't have a juicer, just use a food processor to puree the heck out of it, then put it through a strainer. It's super red (great lip stain), taste so clean/healthy and refreshing when cold. Oh, and intense/flavorful/sweet enough you don't need any additional sugar.

 

Some fruit freeze very well and taste so much better than sorbet. Wash and freeze these for awesome snacks: grapes, blueberries, cubed bananas, cubed mango. Bananas have a very creamy texture, so if you puree frozen banana with melted chocolate and/or peanut butter....

 

I also made black bean pumpkin soup, ate with sunny side up eggs and spring mix. It's not as healthy because the soup called for a stick of butter (yeah, 1/2c of butter). All of the above and some free pizza/chicken wings are what I ate last week and this week./cookies

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Yum yum! If you and I were in the same city we would be foodies together! My mom and I used to make breakfast sushi, rice, seaweed, but we would add scrambled egg and either corned beef or strips of ham, roll it up and snack on it in the morning!

 

Have you ever had shiritaki noodles? They're traditionally made with yam flour, but some varieties use tofu or yam and seaweed powder. They're next to nothing in the calorie, carb, sugar, and fat zone! I'm talking about max 25 calories a serving! They're great! They don't do too well absorbing sauces, but still play well in stir frys or noodle soups.

helpful

Re: What's on your plate?

I looooove these for stir frys!

lylysa

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That's so awesome that you're a shiritaki fan too, Helpful! Any yummy stir fry recipes that you turn to?

ChicDabbler

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Oh we totally should! Altho my specialty is in dessert, so not quite healthy.

 

I've had those, as in rice noodles, yam noodles, and the kind made with mung beans. They don't really keep me full enough to last the day (altho that's prob fine). I love them but haven't really make them since I like them in meat noodle soup (I rarely cook meat) and stir fried (texture changes when it's cold, altho I guess that depends on how it's made).

 

I love food too much to count calories. I don't put in a lot of salt and try to minimize bad oil, but I'd rather eat less than count calories. I like getting an order of Mushu pork from chinese restaurant (super oily and salty as everything is), use a strainer to separate the sauce and the veggie/meat. Stirfry the veggie/meat with rice as a dish (2 meals right there), and use the sauce for noodles (no other seasonings needed, 2 more meals).

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

I love baking and making decorative desserts! :smileyvery-happy:

 

I also like soba (buckwheat noodles), those plus the yam noodles are great substitutes for regular white flour noodles.

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