Day Off From Food/Fitness posts

I am going to take a day off and present you with some motivational files I have. Perhaps some of these posts will help you in your pursuits. ๐Ÿ™‚


Sweet Potato burgers for dinner

I made sweet potato burgers with roasted garlic cream for dinner tonight. They were very good, but there are a few things I would change.

1. Make the patties flatter. They would get more crispy if I would have patted them just a bit thinner than the way I made them.

2. The roasted garlic was fine, but the cream part was not. I used greek yogurt instead of sour cream just because I had some left over in the fridge. I’m starting to not like the taste of greek yogurt. I think mayo would be a better choice for the garlic cream. Yes it’s probably more calories, but you could make yourself a healthy version, or use veganaise.

Other than that, it was a good dinner. We had an organic salad with it as well.

Overnight Oats: Part 2

So I made the overnight oats and had them for breakfast on Saturday. The first thing I noticed was the strong flavor from the greek yogurt. I wasn’t expecting it to be that strong. I also noticed a lack of sweetness. I have some fair trade raw cane sugar from Malawi and I added a little bit of that and it made things better. The bites of strawberry were good along with the applesauce and oats. It tasted like a fruit and yogurt parfait. It was delicious, filling and convenient which is what made me happy most.

Seth was intrigued, so he asked for me to make him one for tomorrow. I made them the same way, cut back a bit on the greek yogurt, added a pinch of that raw cane sugar, mixed them up and put them into the fridge for tomorrow. It’s awesome having a good, healthy breakfast that I can just grab out of the fridge when I wake up. ๐Ÿ™‚

When the bananas ripen, I’ll be adding those in with the strawberries, or maybe doing banana and peanut butter. Seth thinks raspberries, blueberries and blackberries would be good. I also want to try apples as well. Lots of variety with a very quick and healthy breakfast option!

First Time Overnight Oats

I am making overnight oats for the first time! It was pretty easy to put together and I thinkย  it will be yummy in the morning. Here’s what I put in:

1/3 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup milk

a good handful of cut up strawberries

a couple tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce

a couple tablespoons of greek yogurt

put all the ingredients into a pint jar, mix, put the lid on and put it in the fridge. When I wake up I have a delicious breakfast waiting for me! Well, I’m HOPING it will be delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

My 500th Post!

It has been an absolute life changing experience keeping this blog. I’ve made so many positive, healthy changes in my life that I’m sooo happy about! I have noticed an increase in happiness and good health, and a diminishing depression/anxiety issue. It’s not a cure-all, but it’s definitely helping. My diet is 90% fruit and vegetables and it’s made me feel awesome. It’s so true how good you feel when you’re nourishing your body and getting exercise. Anyway, thank you for following this blog and I hope it’s of help to anyone that reads it. โ™ฅ

Dinner Tonight: Greek lavash Bread Wrap


This is what I had for dinner tonight. It was inspired by a few different recipes for lavash bread wraps. Here are the ingredients:

Joseph’s Bakery Flax Oat Bran Whole Wheat lavash bread, cut in half.

I minced one garlic clove and let it sit in 4 t. of olive oil for about 15 minutes before I spread it onto the lavash

A few thin slices of red onion (I love red onion so I used 7-8 slices)

3 cherry tomatoes cut in thirds (I don’t care for regular tomatoes, but these I like because they’re sweet)

6 kalamata olives, cut in half

chopped artichoke hearts

handful of flat leaf parsley

crumbled feta cheese

sprinkle of oregano


I think it would be good with a splash of greek vinaigrette, some chicken breast, some chickpeas or some spinach added.