Monday, May 6, 2013

Finals & Pedernales Falls

I don't know about y'all... but for some reason finals just makes me crave junk food!
Maybe its the all nighters, coffee addictions, or studying itself, but it makes
 it so hard to stay on track. Luckily Sunday I had free time to plan all of my
weekly breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks to motivate me!


2 Egg Whites/Blueberries:
40 Calories
1/4c Oatmeal w/ Chia&Salba Seeds:
138 Calories
Fajita Chicken Salad:
157 Calories
Catfish & Brussels Sprouts:
199 Calories
Also this weekend my boyfriend &I went to Pedernales Falls to have a nice hike!
It was so pretty, and so much fun! Braxton loved it too!
Even had a cute rock wall where everyone carved in their initials!
 (Of course we had to too!)

TIU Update!

Keeping up with all of my TIU workouts & fitting in my booty calls!
Even staying on track with my 30 day squat & crunch challenge!
& of course Sunday Runday!
2 more days until it is officially summer!! Is anyone else as excited as me?!



Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tone It up Team!

Sadly.. it's been waay too long since I have been able to post. Honestly, as my last full semester of college is dwindling down, I can't seem to catch a break. Thankfully summer is right around the corner!!! Which.. also is quite unnerving which leads me to the topic of today's post.. TONE IT UP! I hope all of y'all have had the chance to check out Karena & Katrina's tone it up program, it is seriously awesome!! Check it out at Tone It Up !!
Are they not so cute?! Not to mention their workouts are great & have such awesome recipes! Here are just a few pictures so far from my tone it up journey.

Finally got the chance today to go by Sprouts, hate that we don't have one in our city! Got some more delicious Zico, yummy Kind bars & different flavors of Vega One (finally changing for my normal chocolate!)
Unfortunately getting back to cramming for finals, but more posts coming this week!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal & Mexican "Rice"

As usual... it has been a while.. I am so so so sorry!
I swear school has been drowning me in project, presentations,
homework, and essays!! But, luckily after today I'm free until
Wednesday! Thank the Lord! I need a little break... where are
you Thanksgiving?!? Not to mention its almost 85 degrees here!
But, at least my pumpkin coffee and oatmeal feel a little fall festive!

Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal

What girl doesn't love chocolate and raspberries together?! least chocolate.. the fruit just helps us feel a
little better about eating the chocolate..guilty!

I've started making my own premade oatmeal packets like
you buy at the store to save on time in the  mornings.
I blame the time change.. I cannot get of bed anymore!!
It's super simple and definitely worth it to sit down and
knock out a whole bunch in one afternoon!

1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
Cinnamon To Taste
Handful Of Raspberries
1 Chocolate Kiss

For one of my presentations today the topic is Diversity..
so naturally my "attention getter" to start off my presentation
is a bag of yummy, assorted Christmas Chocolate..I know Genius!
& So again, one just naturally decided to join my oatmeal this morning!

Mexican "Rice"

This is another new recipe I decided to try last night.
With recommendation from my sister, I knew I wanted to try it!
She found it off of this blog (click) -->  Peace + Love + Low Carb
I changed mine a little up, just because I can never make anything
like I'm actually supposed to. (That's probably why hers looks
a lot prettier than mine..but its still super delicious!!)
1 Head Of Cauliflower
1 Can Mexican Mild Rotel
2 Cups Chicken Stock
(I Used Chicken Base&Water)
1 Onion
2 (Rather Massive) Garlic Cloves
1/2 Packet Low Sodium Taco Seasoning
Cumin To Taste
Chili Power To Taste
Salt To Taste
I started out this process by "ricing" my cauliflower in a
ninja, make sure to do it in sections so you get it all in even pieces.
Then, I started to saute my onion and garlic in a pan with a little bit
of water until translucent. I then stirred the drained rotel to mix in with the
onion and garlic. Then, I added in the chicken base, two cups
of water, and mixed until incorporated. Following all of that, I added
all of my cauliflower and put on medium heat for 30 minutes with a lid.
For the last 10 minutes I took the lid off and turned down to low heat.
Mine came out a bit wet, when I try this again I may take her advice in
adding the cauliflower be the liquids, and reduce the amount of stock.
However, it is still delicious and so happy my sister showed it to me!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Laptop Lunchbox #21 & Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!
Hope y'all all have fun plans for tonight!
Seriously.. is that not the cutest dragon you've ever seen?!
Luckily my apartment complex is having a pet costume
contest so I can show off his cuteness enter him in it...
No but seriously.. no one stands a chance!

Laptop Lunchbox #21

2 Cups Of Romaine Lettuce
1/3 Of a Cucumber
1 Serving Light Italian Dressing
Feta To Top
2 Homemade Salmon Patties
^Click For The Recipe ^
1 Orange
Also would like to remind everyone to keep the East Coast
in their prayers with the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy!
Sending lots of prayers to everyone and hope they are safe & with their family! 
My boyfriend is on his way there for work to help repair the aftermath,
He's been sending pictures all morning, such a pretty drive up the east coast from Texas!

<3 AL

Monday, October 29, 2012

GoRaw! & Laptop Lunchbox #20!

Happy Monday ya'll! Hope your a little warmer then me
this morning! Gotta love walking to class when it's 39 degrees!
But, on a happier note, last week I was so excited to check my mail
and receive my awesome GORAW! <-click Package!!
Seriously, so many items! All natural, raw ingredients
you know and can actually pronounce! 

Even Braxton liked them! He decided he wanted
to sneak one of the granola bars when I wasn't watching him!
Found him under my desk trying to open my pumpkin granola bar!
Sneaky little puppy! I haven't tried them all but you should check them out!

Laptop Lunchbox #20

2 Cups Romaine Blend Salad
1 Romano Tomato
1 Serving 2TBS Light Italian Dressing
Feta To Top
1/2 Cup Deer Sausage
1/2 Peach

Since Halloween is on a Wednesday we decided to
celebrate this weekend! The cold front came just in time too!
Lots of Halloween Cupcakes!
Loved going to the pumpkin patch and seeing all of the
little kids so excited about getting to pick their own pumpkin!
After the pumpkin patch Ryy&I decided to carve the
ones we bought & had a contest to see which was better!
He won.. by a sad landslide of 6-1 :( My poor Frankenstein!
Hope everyone had a perfect halloween weekend!
AL <3

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Roasted Cauliflower Laptop Lunchbox #19

This past week has been a crazy one!
Full of exams, projects, and perfect 21st birthday festivities!
But, more importantly I am so blessed to have such great people
in my life to help me celebrate another birthday!
Seriously my friends are perfect!
& of course so is this boy! <3
Okay, enough mushiness back to food!
Today's delicious breakfast was some cooked,
warm apple oatmeal! Can you tell I'm so happy it's Fall?!

Cooked Cinnamon Sugar Apple Oatmeal

1 1/2 Cups Water
1 TBS Sugar
2 TSP Brown Sugar
1/2 Honey Crisp Apple
Cinnamon To Taste
1/2 Cup Of Dry Oats
Water For Desired Texture

Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add in sugars, stirring
constantly until completely dissolved. Add in apples and cinnamon
to taste and let cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes stirring
every once in a while so the sugars don't stick and burn on the
bottom.Turn down heat to about 3 and let cook for an additional
20 minutes without stirring until apples are cooked to desired softness.
So, for some reason lately, allll I've been wanting
is some warm, roasted vegetables! I think it's probably
because here in Texas it's still in the upper 80s in October!
So late last night , after realizing I still hadn't made my lunch
for today I decided I would use the head of cauliflower sitting in my fridge!

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Calories: 424
1 Medium Head Of Cauliflower
2 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
~4 TBS Of Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese
*Garlic Powder, Onion Powder,
Salt & Pepper To Taste!

Start by preheating your oven to 350. Place your washed
cauliflower florets into a 9x13 casserole dish, and top with your EVOO,
parmesan cheese and *desired seasonings. Cover with foil (or a lid)
& bake for 25 minutes. My cauliflower was not tender enough for me,
so I then put it up to 400 degrees for an additional 20 minutes.
I also wanted a nice color to them, so I took off the foil, and
put them back in for 5-10 minutes with the broil on high!

Laptop Lunchbox #19

Calories: 381
Oven Roasted Cauliflower
Vanilla Chocolate Chunk Chobani
1/2 Cup Of A Honey Crisp Apple

AL <3

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oven Roasted Cabbage & Laptop Lunchbox #18

I cannot believe its only Wednesday!!
The week goes by so slow whenever your birthday
is on a Thursday! YES! 21 tomorrow! Happy girl!
However.. someone else isn't as thrilled as me..
Poor sleepy puppy!

So excited for a birthday spend with my sweet friends,
boyfriend, and family this week & weekend!
Not to forget a perfect bridal shower!
Since I know this weekend will be full of lots of food
I knew I needed to keep my lunches full of veggies!

Oven Roasted Cabbage

1 medium head of cabbage
2 Slices Of Bacon
~3 TBS Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper To Taste

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, and start preparing the cabbage.
Remove the two outer leaves, and then wash thoroughly.
Slice in about 1/2-1 inch thickness so all of the oils can absorb into the
cabbage and soften the leaves. Drizzle the olive oil to coat the top
of all the rounds, add cooked chopped bacon, salt and pepper. *the next
time I make this which I will it was amazing! I will probably try
wrapping them in foil to get more moist, soft leaves. Bake for about 30
minutes on 425, then turn down to 350 for an additional 20 if the leaves
 aren't soft enough. I believe the foil will cut down on cooking time as well!

Laptop Lunchbox #18


1 Serving Oven Roasted Cabbage
2 Homemade Salmon Patties
^Click For Recipe^
1 Cup Baby Carrots
1 Serving Garlic Hummus

AL <3