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:

beautylovingirl

Re: What's on your plate?

@starletta8- I agree indulgence in food once is a while is fine. I'm a very weight conscious small person but even I indulge I spilled the beans on that when I did the "I Love oooey gooey cheese pizza and the strawberry shortcake remark because I love both you don't have to be "Iron" in being healthy never indulging leads to binging and everyone knows that's not good. I stand strong with you on that.:smileyhappy:

BeeBeeJ

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editing this because i have no fight left in me right now. sorry. no offense intended. 

starletta8

Re: What's on your plate?

I'm not going to shun you, but I can't help but notice that it was my sandwich that made you speak out.  So, I'm going to say something.

 

Respectfully, I'd ask if you've read the whole thread.  Just a few posts down, there's a discussion about grilling techniques, vegetables, etc.  I agree that respecting your body is important.  Many of us do (for the most part), but IMO it's ok to indulge every now and then.

 

Also- I respect that you may disagree with my comfort food, but I stand behind it.  I usually consider sparkling water an indulgence.  If you're able to eat only 100% healthy food 24/7/365, good job and I admire the willpower.  For me, it's all about enjoying life. 95% healthy, 5% fun.

 

And enjoying food every now and then is respecting your body.

starletta8

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I have to share my guilty pleasure.

 

Disclaimer: not with child, I've been eating this combo since I was a child.

 

Wheat bread

Kosher Dill pickle

Pepperoni

Gouda cheese

Longhorn cheese

lylysa

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Baked chicken

Edamame

Cucumber salad (topped with crab meat and sesame seeds)

Green Tea

DTalksAll

Re: What's on your plate?

@starletta8 I'm so close to purchasing the Skinny Grill Pan to use instead of our old electric caphlon grill & thought of you. I love that it's cast iron. We went chemical free a few years back, so no tephlon, plastic storage, non-stick... It's expensive, but since I do most of the cooking it seems easier to use & clean up than the caphlon grill. & it's safe for glass tops... YAY! 

starletta8

Re: What's on your plate?

I have a glass top, and it's worked wonderfully. I have the Sur la Table exclusive one because it's the smallest one that Le Creuset makes and I'm only ever cooking for 2, max.

 

Not to enable, but it's the best cooking-related purchase I've made in a long time.  I use it almost daily, and twice a day on the weekend!  You just need to make sure to keep it oiled with olive oil- yum!

starletta8

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As an update- I still use that grill 1-2 times a day, and it's just getting better with use.  And keeping it oiled is just habit by now.

janinebt

Re: What's on your plate?

@starletta8 I LOVE asparagus I usually squirt a little lemon juice on mine. Yum yum.

Whimsically yours,
Janine
starletta8

Re: What's on your plate?

Yes!  I love fresh asparagus!

 

I just love summertime cooking in general- it's just better and almost more fun to cook with all fresh ingredients.

lylysa

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Oooo, I'm going to totally have to add some lemon onto mine! Don't know why I never did!

 

It's such an easy thing to make and takes no time at all!

starletta8

Re: What's on your plate?

Breakfast:

small cinnamon roll (oops, this is my bad food for the day)

mega-sized coffee with soy milk

 

Lunch:

4oz grilled skirt steak

small side salad

 

Dinner:

2 lemon pepper chicken drumsticks (baked)

Grilled asparagus with olive oil

fruit salad

 

lylysa

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Haha, I like how you have a "small" cinnamon roll balanced with a "mega" sized coffee! :smileyvery-happy:

 

 

lylysa

Re: What's on your plate?

Made bacon hamburger casserole last night since my bf and I bought bacon in bulk! Haha!

 

Recipe:

 

-1 lb lean ground beef

-1 small onion (of about 1/4 or 1/3 of a larger onion), diced up

-Half a bag of egg noodles (egg-free egg noodles can also be used, or other types of pasta)

-8 or 9 strips of bacon (or turkey bacon if you don't eat pork)

-Salt

-Pepper

-Chili powder/flake (optional, but adds a touch more flavor)

-Cheddar cheese (sharp is best since mild versions just get lost with the flavors)

-1 10 ounce can of condensed tomato soup

 

1. Cook pasta, strain, set aside

2. Cook bacon (oven, stove, griddle, microwave), crumble, set aside

3. Cook up ground beef with onion, season with salt and pepper, strain out any released fat, set aside

 

I like doing all three steps above all together so you save time, if prep/cook time won't allow for your bacon to cool down enough before you have to add it to the mix, use kitchen/cooking shears to snip them into chunks/pieces. I also like cooking up 1/3 of the diced onions up first in the pan so they're flavor is released a bit more before adding the beef. Don't be afraid to be generous with the salt and pepper since there's not a lot of spices in this recipe, you're going to want to be sure the beef isn't bland.

 

4. Take bacon and add it to the beef/onion mix, add in the can of soup and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, stir to distribute the soup well into the meat

5. Add in noodles and mix, letting simmer for another 5 minutes

6. Turn off heat and sprinkle cheddar cheese over dish and let sit so cheese melts down

7. Let it cool slightly, then serve up and enjoy!

starletta8

Re: What's on your plate?

Tonight's dinner:

Grilled lamb chops

Steamed Snap Peas

Small scoop of Mac n Cheese


Currently snacking on some apples and peanut butter.

dianabt

Re: What's on your plate?

I haven't really contributed to this post but I've been on a recent health kick the last week while I figured out what was causing stomachahes! (lactose intolerance and gluten anyone?)

 

SO I thought I'd share my dinner I just ate! :smileyhappy:

 

Turkey burgers

homemade guacamole on a corn tortilla

sauteed zucchini in garlic and butter

SMARTWATER

 

Once I started paying attention to my food intake.. I really realized how many chemicals and processed things are in our foods we buy :smileysad: I just hate that it can be really pricey to eat TRUE fresh foods! San Francisco is full of them at our farmers markets around the city but the prices are not easy to deal with sometimes!

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana
lylysa

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I've found that proper food storage will help preserve quite a bit and really stretch the food and money you spend on it. 

 

Also, steering clear of the middle aisles in grocery stores helps a lot, all the fresh food is always on the sides (veggies/fruits). 

beautylovingirl

Re: What's on your plate?

Ooh I know I love mixing strawberries with glaze and having strawberry shortcake like that. YUM!

beautylovingirl

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@starletta8- I love fresh strawberries this time of year they are so gooood.

starletta8

Re: What's on your plate?

Yes!  And these were so ripe that they had to be eaten today.  The best kind.

starletta8

Re: What's on your plate?

Another productive day lost to headaches- I woke up at almost 2.

 

Brunch: Naturebox Whole Wheat Figgy Bar

 

Dinner*: Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Drumsticks

Corn on the Cob

Grilled Asparagus with Sea Salt

 

* Subject to change since I'm heading out to the farmers' market later.

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