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5 Foods I Can’t Live Without – August Writing Challenge #5

Today’s Blogger Challenge Question is: What are 5 foods you can’t live without?

1. Starbucks Chai Latte….love. Love. LOVE!


2. Ingredients for my Oatmeal Pancake. This is my most favourite breakfast ever, I probably eat it at least 2-3 days a week! You can find the recipe here.


3. David’s Tea. I had no idea there were so many yummy tea flavours! My faves are Forever Nuts, Cocoa Chai Rooibus and Cinnamon Hearts.


4. Greek Yogurt and Love Crunch. I have this for a snack pretty much every day…so yummy and healthy too!


5. Corona – if I’m going to enjoy a beer, it’s gotta be a Corona! Love a cold one (or more) on a hot day!


What are 5 foods you can’t live without?


Clean Eating Challenge: Day 36

20120627-121836.jpgTuesday, June 26
Day 36




Breakfast – Chocolate Banana Green Smoothie. This is definitely my most favourite green smoothie ever! Only a few more days in my Green Smoothie Challenge… Wonder how many more of these I will have before the end of the month??? You can find the recipe here.


Lunch – Eat Clean Chicken Quesadilla Casserole. I made this dish a few weeks ago and wasn’t really that thrilled about it, so I put it in the freezer and forgot about it. Well, I pulled it out today, had a bit for lunch…with salsa, of course, and it was de-lish!


Afternoon Snack – 1/2 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt and 1/4 cup Chocolate Love Crunch


Dinner – Grilled Chicken Wrap with Franks Hot Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato and Cheese


Evening Snack – David’s Tea – Cinnamon Hearts


Water Consumption:
4 glasses – need to work on this!

8 hours, but still feeling tired.

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 35

20120626-132520.jpgMonday, June 25
Day 35




Breakfast – POM, Pineapple And Green Grape Green Smoothie

1/2 cup POM juice
1 cup green grapes
1 cup pineapple
2 cups spinach
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp hemp hearts
2 tbsp ground flax




Lunch – leftover Pizza (1 slice of Toppers Deluxe sans mushrooms, add hot peppers, and 1 slice of Toppers Turkey Pepperoni Sensation)


Dinner – Refrigerator Oats – didn’t feel like cooking and this was leftover from Sunday morning. Happy to report, tastes just as good after an extra day in the fridge.


Snack – 1/2 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt with 1/4 cup Aloha Love Crunch.


Water Consumption:
6 glasses


6 hours…definitely. need. more.

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 24

20120615-081255.jpgThursday, June 14
Day 24




Breakfast – Green Smoothie #13 Pom Pineapple

1/2 cup Pom juice
1 cup Pineapple
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 tbsp Hemp hearts
1 tbsp Chia seeds
2 tbsp Ground flax




Lunch– today we had a picnic lunch at the slash pad. We had carrot and red pepper sticks, ham and cheese wrap, Kashi Zesty Salsa crackers, and for dessert, an Eat Clean Chocolate Chip Cookie.


Snack – 2/3 cup Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup aloha granola


Dinner – Eat Clean Ham, Cheese and Broccoli Casserole


Snack -1/4 cup Love Crunch Organic Aloha Granola


Water Consumption:
9 glasses

7.5 hours, not enough! Up once to feed Tanner šŸ˜¦

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 15

20120606-075934.jpgTuesday, June 5
Day 15







Breakfast – Green Smoothie #5Mixed Berry Banana…again! A little tweaking = delicious!

2 cups baby spinach
1 cup PC Organics Unsweetened Almond Beverage
1 cup Europe’s Finest Frozen Mixed Berries
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds

Morning Snack- the last 2 (finally) Eat Clean Chocolate Walnut Brownies! I’m definitely going to make these again, but will either either freeze half right away, or make sure I have lots of people to share with!

Lunch – Today I had a lunch date with my friend Melissa and her little guy Dawson. We met at a little restaurant down near Fairy Lake called Cachet…the food was amazing!

I enjoyed a Pear Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans (with added Chicken) and Melissa had a Turkey Club on a Croissant with a side Caesar Salad.


And here is a picture of Melissa with her son Dawson (left) and Tanner. So cute!


Afternoon Snack – Pear and Almond Clusters


Dinner – Eat Clean Chicken Quesadilla Casserole– This recipe is another one from Eat Clean Classic Comfort Foods 1012. This recipe was quick and easy to make, but didn’t turn out very ‘casserole-ish’. Maybe it was just mine, but it just fell apart and basically ended up being a pile of beans and corn with some chicken tossed in. There was very little cheese, and since it was only sprinkled on top towards the end of cooking, it didn’t help at all in keeping it together. It did taste pretty good, but overall, I was a little disappointed. This might be the first Clean Eating recipe that I probably won’t make again…well, at least not without changing it up a bit!


Water Consumption:
8 glasses

7.5 hours, up once for about 15 minutes to feed Tanner.

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 14

Well it’s been two weeks since I started my 40 Day Clean Eating Challenge. I needed a little motivation, and something to hold me accountable for my eating, and I can honestly say, it’s working. Documenting my clean eating journey has definitely made me consider what I’ve been eating, has forced me to cook dinner (something I really don’t enjoy doing), and even caused me to give up Chai Latte (most most favourite warm drink ever)!

Monday, June 4
Day 14






Breakfast – Green Smoothie #4 – Mixed Berry and Banana – Not a bad smoothie, but a little bitter.


1 cup water
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup Europe’s Beat Frozen Mixed Berries
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 banana
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds


Morning Snack – 1 Eat Clean Chocolate Walnut Brownie


Lunch – leftoverĀ Eat Clean Spicy Sausage Hash Brown Pie


Dinner – leftover Eat Clean Buffalo Chicken Wrap and Salad


Evening Snack – Eat Clean Caramel Pudding Cake


Water Consumption:
8 glasses

8 quality hours…no walking up šŸ™‚