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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? Smiley Very Happy

Re: What's on your plate?

Baked chicken


Cucumber salad (topped with crab meat and sesame seeds)

Green Tea

Re: What's on your plate?

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




-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)



-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!

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.

Re: What's on your plate?

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

Re: What's on your plate?

ok today planned for tomorrow if I follow through with being "good"


breakfast (if I wake up in time*sighs*):

- 16 oz French Roast coffee + 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

- 1 Plum

- 1 scrambled egg with 1 cup spinach cooked into it and topped with a teaspoon of hot sauce


LUNCH: (If I have time between projects @ work fridays are busy)


- 1 slice whole wheat bread

- thins pread of whipped cream cheese, plain

- thinley sliced cucumber enough to cover the bread

- a pinch of dried dill weed

- a sprinkle of sea salt

- 1 asian pear (haven't tried one ever before & picked up a sack of them up @ the local famers market yesterday that sets up shop on the street outside by my work

- a 32 ouce jumbo bottle of strawberry lemonade sparkling water


for snacks:

- african autmn tea (a red herbal decaf blend of tea)

- cashews & almond mix  1/8 cup

- 1 cup green seedeless grapes


for dinner:

- 1 cup baby fresh spinach with a tablespoon of light ceasar cracked pepper olive oil vinagarette

- 1 cup brita filtered water with a slice of fresh lime

-  a whole wheat open faced chicken salad sandwich



1 walk around the lake if it isn't storming tomorrow at a brisk pace which totals about 20 minutes of time

1 hour no matter what! of wii fit + balance board balance & aerobics & stregth training game assortement

Re: What's on your plate?

I made glazed pork chops and roasted asparagus for dinner.  (And baked potatoes with ranch and bacon bits for the kids because they would die if they even touched asparagus!)

Re: What's on your plate?

Mhmm i love looking at the things people cook! I am a horrible cook. I've tried, and i just really suck at it. There are a handful of simple things i can make! I'm so happy my sister made Hamburger Helper for lunch or i'd be eating leftover Grimaldi's (Which i wouldn't be complaining about)


Re: What's on your plate?

Tonight for dinner I'm making pierogies, baked potatoes, and brussel spouts.  Craving some sour cream here...!

Re: What's on your plate?

For breakfast, I had an everything bagel with cream cheese and a cup of coffee with caramel creamer.


Lunch is going to be chips and guacamole... and no, I don't care if that doesn't count as a meal, its tasty! Smiley Tongue


For dinner I'm meeting a friend at a local turkish/mediterranean restaurant Smiley Happy

Re: What's on your plate?

For breakfast:

- French roast Generic brand coffee with fat-free skim milk & sugar free hazelnut syrup

- Chiobani coffee flavored Greek yogurt with dark chocolate chips 100 calorie cup


Morning Snack:

- medium sized Banana


For Lunch it's 10:00 Am So I haven't eaten it yet:

- Spinach & Goat Cheese Pizza, 2 "small" slices since it's so addicting!

- brita filtered water with a few drops of natural bottled lime juice


- Dinner: I'm still deciding on but will edit this post when I figure out what I'll have

Re: What's on your plate?

today I was really bad.


Breakfast -

3 cups coffee & Fat free skim milk

1/2 egg cheese & sausage sandwich

1 hash brown



lunch -

- Champagne

- Annie's organic shells & white cheddar

- Butternut squash sea salted, with a drizzle of olive oil rosemary & basil



- Colombian coffee with hazelnut creamer & hazelnut syrup

-  1 sausage egg & cheese croissant sandwich


umm yeah I was really band Smiley Sad but it tasted goood Smiley Tongue

Re: What's on your plate?

lately, southwestern burritos with corn bread and Brussels sprouts, bean and bacon stew with mulled wine, curry pizza, and the next thing I cook will be salmon and bacon burgers with avocado and pepper jack cheese! Smiley Very Happy

Re: What's on your plate?

Alright, recipe time!!!!

For some background story, my aunt has been making this soup for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I always ate it, it's super basic but so good, kind of like comfort food to me. Though my first attempt comes nowhere near hers (I did the shortened/quick version and she slow cooks her for about 4 hours), it turned out quite yummy! With the left ovr fish, tomato, potato, carrot, and oinion mix and pieces, I put it in a ziploc and froze it for use next time when I make it again! It's a very light soup so it pairs well with food, you can even add in brown rice, quinoa, or pasta if you want to change it up and make it more like a meal!


Tomato and Fish Soup



-Red Snapper (though you can use other types of fish, I like how RS tastes, you can get filets so you don't have to worry about bones or get a whole fish scaled and fileted and use the spine pieces and head, if you use pieces where bones are still in, you can get a soup or muslin bag to put them in so the bones just seep out)


-5 tomatoes, chopped into quarters, remove most/all the seeds you can (you can add more if you're making a larger pot or for more flavor, I normally grab the on-the-vine variety where there's about 3 or 4 large ones and maybe 1 or 2 smaller ones)


-3 or 4 white potatoes, cubed


-2 or 3 large carrots, sliced


-1/3 of a large, sweet onion, cut into long strips/pieces




-Pot of water


(Optional method will include)


-Oil (I like to use sesame)


-Garlic and ginger


Alright you can see I have an "Optional Method" this is for a shortened cook time if you can't spend 3-4 hours slow cooking and simmering this soup. If you're looking to do this recipe in about an hour, use the first step below, if not, you can just add your fish pieces directly to the pot of water.


1. Wash/rinse fish pieces off and pat dry with paper towels, sprinkle both sides with salt. Heat a pan with some oil and add in cut ginger and garlic (feel free to make pieces larger, no need to do a fine dice if you don't want). Lightly fry/cook pieces of fish until half way cooked. Set aside, if you have a soup or muslin bag to put fish in so you don't get bones in the mix, let the pieces settle a bit before putting them in the bag.


2. In the pot of water, add in your fish pieces, potato, tomato, and onion pieces. Bring to a boil, no need to keep it at the highest heat/temperature available, it can cook on a medium high or even on 7/8 level on the stove.


3. Let the soup cook on the stove, adding salt as you please and checking the taste, I like to check within the first 20 minutes. The longer you leave it the more the flavors release and mix, again, you can wrap up this soup in an hour or even let it slow cook on low or medium/low heat for 3-4 hours. Keep monitoring the soup, don't let it boil over the pot, the potatoes will soften, the tomatoes will soften (even separate from their skins), onions will turn transparent, and fish will fall off the bone or break into smaller chunks/pieces, again, add salt to your tastes.


4. Depending on how long you want it to cook, once it hits that mark, turn off the heat and serve! Like I said, if you want to turn it into a heartier soup, add brown rice, pasta, or quinoa to the mix (growing up I would go back for a second bowl and add rice to it).






Re: What's on your plate?

Today for lunch it's leftover tuna skillet casserole with broccoli and mushrooms!


Super easy to make! Just toss everything into the skillet and let it simmer away!

Re: What's on your plate?

@hellokristyxo- Super unhealthy looks good to me!

Re: What's on your plate?

I had a granola bar for breakfast and work was so busy that I had to go through lunch Smiley Sad

So that's it for now, but My friends birthday is tonight so I cash in all my missed calories at the restaurant!

Re: What's on your plate?

For Breakfast:

Cliff peanut butter bar

coffee + fat-free skim milk & sugar free hazelnut shots


For Lunch:


- Cucumber sandwhich (cucumbers, dill weed, sea salt, whipped cream cheese plain, 1 slice whole wheat bread)

- La Croix Natural sparkling coconut water

- Banana


For Snacks:

- African Autumn tea


for Dinner

- Jimmy John's Beach Club sub sandwhich

- La Croix Natural Sparkling Coconut Water

Re: What's on your plate?

@triciaann12- Well I WAS feeling better but haven't had to have the cough syrup since last night but slept quite well thanks.

Re: What's on your plate?

So....since we've got this thread going back up Smiley Tongue


Beautylovingirl, Triciaann12, Arielaaaaaaaa, and KD006...what's on your plate? 

Re: What's on your plate?

@triciaann12- Oh yeah you definitely can quit worrying now. I'm sorry to you for even bringing it up. What a waste...

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@arielaaaaaaa- That's just it everyone was nice even after her snide, rude comments and she still comes back with her attitude.