Food Log In Pictures Including A New Recipe

For a little extra accountability I decided to post all my meals and snack on Instagram and on the Living Made Healthy Facebook page! Please follow me!

Breakfast was overnight oats, with black cherry Chobani and unsweetened almond milk and quick oats. For a little something crunchy I added 1/8 cup of Bear Paw Protein Granola. Plus coffee! We bought Cinnabon creamer, its pretty good.


And a side of inspiration! Works better than wheaties!

For a morning snack I had Almond Butter Banana Protein Cookies but made with chocolate almond butter. To be honest, I can’t really taste the chocolate. I’m mostly sad that I used such a huge amount of my beloved chocolate almond butter in one dish.  Forgot to photograph!

Lunch was the! Rice and Bean Skillet. Super easy and vegetarian friendly! See the recipe at the end of this post.


I ended up eating lunch in my car while waiting for someone to come rescue me because I’m the ding dong who looked my keys in the house. I didn’t know how long it would take so I ended up taking the afternoon off.

Luckily, we found out today that Blake will be getting his old job back! Thanks to his union. I’m so thankful! And I’m excited to take a full day off on Sunday. I haven’t had an actual day off in while but I feel super blessed that I was able to provide for our family of two during these last months.

After lunch I snacked on some cocoa roasted almonds! My new favorite snack. A little bit of sweet with a super healthy food. My phone ate the picture.

Having the afternoon off gave me the chance to go for a run! It was beautiful sunny day, still a little cold at 46 degrees, but warm enough for a run. This is the second run this week, which feels amazing, but that’s for another post! I also did a little extra cardio and some ab work at home.


Kia loved our run, but she’s out of shape! She should have done more workout DVDs this winter. She slowed me down for sure, but its good for her to run more.

Tonight’s dinner was a repeat of last night.


Jeanie O Turkey Jalapeno Turkey Burger on a whole wheat bun with ketchup, green beans, and sweet potatoes. I bought these sweet potatoes from the Schwan’s man today, which I now realized was silly because I have fresh ones in my pantry. I told you I’m a ding dong. In my defense, standing there deciding is so awkward! I also bought pretzels with cheese in the middle and some green bean fries. To be had only on occasion.

I ended the day eating 1669 calories and burned about 757 (my heart rate monitor isn’t working so that based off myfitnesspal).

I’m pretty impressed with how today went! I proudly exclaimed that today would be perfect day of eating on Facebook. And I did it. Even after buying pretzels. Oh and I sat through a super boring meeting where everyone else ate chili dogs, chips, and cookies. I was super hungry, and not even tempted.

Katy, shared this with me online today!

I made a lot of steps in the right direction today! Now to do all those things again tomorrow.

Thank you for your support!


Rice and Beans Skillet:Adapted and Healthified from this recipe from Ready, Set, Eat.
Makes four one cup servings

1 tsp vegetable oil
1 green pepper (diced)1 can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
1 can low sodium black beans (drained and rinsed)
2 cup cooked whole grain or brown rice
1/2 cup shredded cheese

Heat the oil in the skillet, then add the green pepper, cook until soft. Add everything but the cheese to skillet and heat until everything is nice and hot. Sprinkle with a 2 tbsp of cheese.

This was delicious. And easy. You know I only do easy recipes! I’m trying to incorporate beans more often, in my head I think they are gross but truthfully I really like beans. Right now I’m loving rice, I’ve had it like everyday this week. I packed up the other 3 servings to take with me to work the next few days.


Do you have Schwan’s where you live?
I’m looking forward to ordering more stuff! They have lots of healthy food, that looks tasty!

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4 thoughts on “Food Log In Pictures Including A New Recipe

  1. trikatykid

    Sounds like a great day and congrats to the hubby on getting his job back! I hope that eases some of your stress. Have you ever made sweet potato fries? I cut mine up into thin fries (they take a long time to bake) .. I toss them in a little oil and salt them lightly.. and then bake at a high temp (450) for 20 mins.. YUM!

    Also .. have you ever had quinoa? It’s packed with protein and has super powers. It’s a very healthy food! It’s not a grain like rice .. it’s technically a seed. But you cook it similarly to rice and eat it that way too..

    I should write about my breakfast..

    1. mrsalexzan Post author

      You should write about breakfast! I have tried quinoa but I didn’t love the things I’ve made with it, but I have some leftover in the pantry. Also love sweet potato fries, i go back and forth between if I like my taters in fries or roasted until they are super squishy. I still have no idea why I would buy frozen sweet potatoes but they were good and quick to cook up in a skillet!

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