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Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Trader Joe’s

There is nothing I hate more than grocery shopping. I try to avoid it at all costs. That’s a little impossible since I like to eat, but I try to only have to go once a week. Oddly, though, I LOVE to go to new grocery stores to check them out. I’ve been hearing about Trader Joe’s for years. Apparently, it’s all the rage in California, but now we have our very own here in Dallas at 2001 Greenville Avenue. To kill some time, I made my mom take me there while we were waiting for my car to get an oil change. It’s a pretty cool little specialty grocery store. They had really pretty flowers as you walk in. They had the cutest little shopping carts for little kids that had a sign that said “Customer in Training”. From there it looks like a mini Whole Foods. I don’t really shop organic, so I probably won’t be back, but I’m glad I went.

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Chicken on the Inside Grill

I started my low carb diet this week. The key to being successful is being prepared. I planned out what I would eat this week and made all my lunches on Sunday. I went and bought a George Foreman Grill at Target so I could have grilled chicken. The thing I like best about the George Foreman Grill is that it is built on an angle, so all the fat drains to a little cup that you put at the bottom of the grill opening. So far I have made sausage and chicken on the grill. Both have tasted great! I’m happy to say that the diet seems to be working, too. I’ve already lost 4 lbs! I don’t think I’ll lose that kind of weight each week, but it’s good to get some of that summer weight off!!!

Lemon Pepper Chicken

Ingredients:
Chicken
Lemon Pepper

Apply lemon pepper on the chicken generously and put it on the George Foreman grill until cooked!

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Low Carb Bread

I’ve had a great summer so far. I’ve gotten to do a lot of fun stuff like the Perot Museum, George W Bush library, Arboretum, Katy Trail, Rangers Baseball Games, Swimming, Playing with the CUTEST two kids ever, and much more. All this activity has helped me to decide it’s time to go on a low carb diet.  I say I’m going to try to lose weight every week, but today I actually bough the food to do it.  I’m not really a bread person, but when I CAN’T have some type of food, that’s when I NEED it.  I found this recipe on facebook, so I don’t really know who to credit.

No carb bread
6–8 depending on size.

Ingredients

3 eggs
100 grams (3.5 ounces) of cream cheese
a pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking powder or cream of tarter (can be excluded)

Separate the eggs, with the egg whites in one bowl and the egg yolks in another.

20130825-211025.jpgWhip the egg whites together with the salt until very stiff. You should be able to turn the bowl over without the egg whites moving

Mix the egg yolks and the cream cheese well. If you choose, 1tsp of cream of tarter or baking powder (this makes the Oopsie more bread-like).20130825-211113.jpg

Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mix – try to keep the air in the egg whites.20130825-211130.jpg

Put 6 large or 8 smaller oopsies on a baking tray.
Bake in the middle of the oven at 150° C (300° F) for about 25 minutes – until they turn golden.

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