Thursday, July 23, 2009

Yacking And Snacking

Hey, everyone! I'm back from the shore. Internet access was dicey and although, I did try to post a few times, it never made it to publish because I would lose the connection :( Anyway, it was a great time with my friend, Coleen and her daughters. She invites us every year and we really enjoy spending time with them; our daughters love hanging out together and we yack the days and nights away! She is also a trooper about following my "healthy lifestyle" as she affectionately calls our stay with them, Fat Camp;P She allows me to play chef, plan our meals and get in my exercise. It's so nice having that support and helped me stay as focused as I could. I did do quite a bit more snacking than I wanted to, but overall, I stuck with healthy choices.



I'm looking forward to spending some QT with the husband, so here's a quick photo recap of our eats. Enjoy and I'll be back tomorrow night for my regularly scheduled programming!

Banana Date Breakfast Cookie on the run...

Mocha Light for the drive...
Snacky lunch...

Shrimp Bruschetta over Polenta...


Red, red wiiiine...


The usual breakfast suspects...


Beaunch (beach lunch)...


make that...sandy beaunch...


beach snacks...



Spaghetti with zucchini and chickpeas...

and a little more...


Breakfast of champs...


Hummus and veg...



salad in cups...




fruit cups, too...




hellllllooooo in there...



Dinner before the boards...


Lunch before leaving :(



All the daughters after a day of sand and surf...


These are the days :)
Thanks for a great time, Col!!!
Also, please help out my buddy, Danica, by voting for her fabulous summer dessert! Click HERE to vote :)

16 comments:

Tasty Health Food said...

Wow, the beach looks so pretty! So does your food! Pretzels are my favorite snack. :)

TjRenee said...

That last pic is great. Glad to hear you had a good time.

Now stay put for a while, will ya'? Heh.

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

The pictures are great, and the last one is my favorite!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

lol @ fat camp!! eveything looks deeeelish and I'm glad you had a good time!!

Mom on the Run said...

I love beaunch. That is great :)

Glad you had a great time.

Kari said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful time. The last picture is beautiful. That cookie sounds yummy. The strawberries in the first picture are incredibly red. And I laughed reading the red red wiiiine. lol.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I'm glad you and the girls had such a good time! And the pics are awesome!

MochaTrina said...

Cute picture of the girls. You should blow it up and frame it. What kind of sauce if any did you put on your spaghetti with zucchini and chick peas?

peacelovenutrition said...

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WeightWatcher Mama said...

what is your recipe for the spaghetti, zuchinni & chickpeas. it looks wonderful!

She-Fit said...

Love that banana date breakfast cookie... do you have the recipe for it? Your kids look so cute at the beach!

luckytastebuds said...

ahhh this post is so carefree and happy!! it makes me smile!! Especially that bit on the fat camp! hahah anytime i spent time with my family is pretty much fat camp for me. :P WOW that cookie looks yummy!! Is that home made or store bought?!?!

♥ Dee ♥ said...

You make me smile!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Tasty Health Food - my fave, too! Especially with hummus:)

TJ - yeah, I'm gettin a little sick of all the pack, wash, repack, rewash ;)

Diane, Fit to the Finish - thanks, I love that one, too!

LK- Healthy Delicious - It was the most fun fat camp I've ever been to -lol!!

Mom on the Run - thanks, it was a great time:)

Kari - you know, it makes you feel sooo fine ;)

Andrea@WellnessNotes - thanks! The girls had a ball!

Mocha Trina - I adapted the recipe from Real Simple Magazine. It called for just using 1/2 c. pasta water and 1/4 c. of parm cheese to sauce the pasta, along with 2 tbsp. olive oil used to sautee the zucchini. It was good!!

peacelovenutrition - that's awesome!!

Weight Watcher Mama - I sent it via email (from memory); let me know if you didn't get it.

She-Fit and luckytastebuds - if you search my blog, the post containing my recipe should come up. If you can't find it, shoot me an email and I'll send it to you!

Dee - thanks:) I hope I was able to cheer you up; I know you've been a bit sad lately :(

Reen said...

Hey, Marisa! Missed you. Sounds like you had a great time at the beach.

The spagetti with zucchini and chickpeas DOES look great. Must give that a try.

By the way, finally got the Almost Breeze today. So now what to do with it? I KNOW YOU CAN GIVE ME SOME GOOD IDEAS. Something about a crack shake? :)

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Hey Reen!!!! I love Almond Breeze for my cereal; I only use 1/2 c. and it's plenty and only 20 cals.! For the crack shake, I use Almond Breeze, ice, 1 tbsp. sugar free fat free pudding dry mix (whatever flavor you like - I like vanilla or white chocolate) and 1/2 c. berries of your choice ( I like strawberries best). You'll love it!