Friday, November 18, 2011

Sweet BBQ Beef and Rice

This is one of those thrown together meals. Everyone loved it!


1 lb lean ground beef
2 onions, chopped
1/2 jar roasted red bell peppers, chopped or pureed
~3/4 c. BBQ sauce
3-4 c. cooked rice

Brown ground beef and onions. Stir in peppers and BBQ sauce. Add rice. Mix all together.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Meal Plan

Eggs x 2
Cottage cheese & peaches x 2
Carbs - still have 1 can of biscuits in the fridge, Eggo's and homemade blueberry muffins in the freezer, picking up Bisquick and bread at the store

Rotisserie chicken, salad, premade sides
Chicken lo mein
Sesame chicken strips, mashed potatoes, veggies x 2
(Out after church)
? (will pick something up after Ethan's appointments)

Tuna salad - salad or sandwiches
Greek ground beef salad
Baked fish, veggies

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


1/2 cup coffee w/usual

Brunch - turkey sausage and cheddar wrapped in Grands

Supper - pizza - chicken, beef, lots of veggies (tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, red and green bell peppers); Ghirardelli square

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


No veggies tonight because my stomach, well, veggies would not have been a good idea ;)

Food journal

Breakfast - leftover chicken breast and muenster on toast w/mayo

1/2 cup coffee w/the usual

Lunch - Subway - steak and cheese on flatbread w/mayo, onions, lots of bell peppers; Ghirardelli square

Decaf chocolate iced Americano w/whipped cream

Supper - Grilled cheese (RF cheddar, RF provolone on oatmeal bread, cooked in butter)

Monday, November 14, 2011


This is the fifth Monday in a row I made it to the workout class at church :) We ate lunch late and I wasn't that hungry after working out. When I do cardio, I'm starving after! We did basically a Pilates class tonight. Good workout!

Food journal

Breakfast - chicken sausage ( al fresco brand, apple); toast (Pepperidge Farm oatmeal bread) w/butter & strawberry Simply Fruit

1/2 cup coffee w/the usual

Lunch - chicken breast w/Essence cooked in OO; rice pasta; sauteed red and green bell peppers; pineapple upside-down cake

Supper - Stonyfield organic Greek yogurt (blueberry)

Yummy Sausage!

I found a healthy, YUMMY sausage! Check out We've had the Italian sausage one (great on pizza!), and today we had the apple maple one at breakfast. They're made from skinless chicken and there are no funky ingredients. They have a pork casing but it comes off easily and the sausage still stays together. This morning I browned the links on all sides (medium-low heat) in a stainless steel skillet sprayed with a light coat of OO nonstick spray (generic Pam). Yum!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday's Meals

This is my free day and we almost always eat out for lunch after church. Today we opted to pick up something healthier to eat at home instead since my stomach isn't back to normal yet.

Food journal

Breakfast - leftovers - chicken breast cooked in OO/Essence; (brown rice) pasta w/butter & S&P

Lunch - Amy's frozen cheese enchiladas; Ghirardelli square

Supper - Annie's deluxe macaroni and cheese (rice pasta); Ghirardelli square

And, no, I didn't forget to record my coffee ;) I haven't had any since Wednesday! And no withdrawal symptoms either :) Guess that 1/2 cup a day isn't a big deal! I am looking forward to some soon though...

Saturday, November 12, 2011


The past four Mondays I've worked out at church. One of our members teaches a class. We do different things each week but she mainly does strength and core exercises. Jesse watches the boys so I can go. So thankful!

I've also made it to the gym a few times. When I'm there I do a C25K Week 1 workout. Last time I bumped up my speed so I'm happy about that :)

I hope to be able to workout more soon! I really enjoy it. Getting the kids out of the house to go? Not so much :p

Liver/Gallbladder Flush

I finished a 2-day flush last night. It's only been a little over 6 months since my last one but I felt it was time. While we were getting ready to move, moving, and after, we did NOT eat healthy :( It was cheap, easy, quick meals. So my body has been through a lot since my last flush.

It went fairly well. The first day I wasn't feeling good anyway and didn't have much of an appetite. I made veggie soup but didn't eat much. That night, well, let's just say my stomach emptied... Yesterday I had a bit of an appetite but not much. I ate another little bowl of soup but that's it. A few hours after I drank the evoo/lemon juice mixture, I got really nauseous. I had some heartburn and didn't know if that's what was making me nauseous. Jesse made me some baking soda/water (natural alkalizer) to try to help the heartburn. It's a good thing I had a big bowl in my hand when I drank it. Because it barely hit my stomach before everything came up :( I felt a bit better after but was still pretty nauseous when I finally got to sleep.

I was woken up earlier than I wanted but other than being tired and weak, I feel okay. I haven't had a bowel movement yet but all I've eaten is a piece of toast and 1/2 turkey sandwich. Taking it easy on my stomach and easing back into regular food. Tonight I'm cooking chicken breasts, veggies, and buttered pasta. Should be okay on my stomach.

Hoping for an early night tonight. I really need the sleep!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Breakfast - turkey sausage on bread w/mustaise

1/2 cup coffee w/usual

Lunch - baked chicken thigh; green beans w/OO and Essence; Ghirardelli square

Later 1/2 cup decaf coffee w/usual

Before supper - 1/2 big roll

Supper - seafood gumbo (shrimp, crab, lots of okra/bell peppers/celery/green onions) w/brown rice