#MacroFriendlyMondays — Green Bean Fries—Two ways!

An entire 14oz bag of green beans is only 150 calories! This is great if you are a #VolumeEater like me! I have them almost nightly as a side with dinner. Roasted green beans are 💯! Method: Steam in the microwave per package (6 minutes for me), drain, then spread on a baking sheet lined…

Diets Don’t Work, So What Does?

Dieting doesn’t work. Besides the fact that it teaches you to deprive and restrict (which eventually leads to a rebound loss of control and food obsession), it also keeps you dependent on a system or coach for success. Following rules doesn’t allow you to feel comfortable or confident. It doesn’t enable you to trust yourself…

How To Track Gourmet Cookies

After my PDX Cookie Co and Waffle Queen Wookie reviews, I had several requests to explain how I track gourmet cookies when they don’t have any nutrition info provided. As I mentioned in yesterday’s #DessertEveryDay post, sometimes I track indulgent treats like this and sometimes I don’t. If I don’t track them, it’s because I’m…

How I Use #DessertEveryDay As One Of My Nutrition #SuccessStrategies

Ladies, Listen Up! Eat The Dessert! 🍪🍫🍩🧁🍨 Whatever food you truly love and enjoy, you can get to a place where you work it in. Whether it’s sweets or salty snacks, don’t avoid foods you love. Life is too short to not enjoy yourself and it will actually help you make more progress to include…

Kaci’s Friday Find — PDXcookieco Cookies!🍪

First, shoutout to minotomighty for introducing me to these! Second, sorry I have been sleeping on sharing them with you! After showing this morning’s order (peep my stories or my favorites highlight), I figured it was time to finish my posts for you all! The first set of photos is a collection of the “outside…

How I “Splurge” When Dining At Restaurants

Are you an oyster fan, yay or nay? 🦪 Oysters (raw or steamed) can be an excellent #MacroFriendly option when dining out. Macros per 3 ounces: ~70 kcal, 2g fat, 4g carb, 8g protein. Depending on the size of the oysters, you may have 6 to 12 ounces in a dozen. They taste phenomenal with…

#MacroFriendlyMonday — Rock N Roll Sushi {Restaurant Review}

  In case you are interested, I reviewed Stix, which is another local sushi / hibachi restaurant. That post can be found here. Reader Questions:1/ Have you tried any new restaurants during quarantine that I should know about?2/ Would you try the squid salad? P.S. If you are interested in getting a custom set of…

#MacroFriendlyMondays — Healthy Sushi / Hibachi Options 🍣

This weeks post is a bit different as it’s not a recipe, but a healthy menu option if you find yourself at a sushi restaurant! This order was from Stix, but you can likely get it at almost any sushi / hibachi place! I was pleasantly surprised that they finally got on board with the…

A Quick #MacroHack {Vlog}

  ✅ When using salad dressings like vinaigrettes that have a lot of oil that separates to the top, you can save on fat and calories by discarding a good portion of it. ✅ Note: I am not advocating avoiding using some oil or fats in your salad, as you need them to help absorb…

#MacroFriendlyMonday — Spirilized Greek Salad!

  This is such an easy dish to throw together for a side or main if you add a protein like grilled chicken or salmon! Spirilized Greek Salad: 🥣Ingredients: 1.5 lbs spirilized English cucumber (I have this spirilizer) 72g Kalamata olives, diced 8 oz grape tomatoes, diced 1 + 3/4 cups (15oz can) chickpeas (pro…