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f0o0od:

Skinny Mozzarella Sticks 

 Get in my belly.
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It’s all about choices & NOT EATING isn’t one of them - make a healthy choice instead :)
Two Foods - Instant Food Comparsion!! SO COOL!!
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craving pizza so incredibly bad!!
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french toast dipped in PANCAKE batter!!
ahhhh - scrumptious « click for the recipe (its not too difficult, but just in case!)
when i have a long morning to myself, these will be attempted
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                                 Stressed: Eat Chocolate

                                  

The stress is building, so what can calm you down fast?Now’s the time to pull out the chocolate bar hiding in the back of your desk drawer. Experts say that chocolate - particularly dark chocolate - may help reduce the stress hormones that are swarming in your body. In fact, a recent study by researchers in Switzerland, found that eating just a smidge of dark chocolate has the power to lower the stress hormones cortisol & catecholamines in the body, reducing your anxiety & giving you a better chance to get the job done.


                            Sluggish: Eat a Spinach Salad

                                 

Skip the coffee and have a spinach salad instead, says Joanna Dolgoff, MD. “Folic acid, or folate, helps your body to process and lower homocysteine levels,” says Dr. Dolgoff. The best way to get a boost - eat folate-rich foods like spinach and other leafy green vegetables as well as potatoes, fortified breads and cereals, beans, peas and mushrooms.


                      Cranky: Eat an Apple with Peanut Butter

                                     

Crankiness can be a sign that your body needs fuel. Just be sure to refuel the right way - with foods that don’t leave you with a blood sugar crash an hour later, setting the crankiness cycle in motion all over again. To blast irritability, “eat combination foods at each meal and snack,” says Dr. Dolgoff. Combination foods contain a carbohydrate in combination with either some protein or some fat. Carbohydrates are a great source of energy that quickly burns out. Adding some fat or protein will slow the digestion process, causing your sugar and energy levels to remain stable for a longer amount of time. A great example of a combination snack is an apple with peanut butter.


                              Anxious: Eat a Salmon Burger

                                  

If anxiety & worries are consuming your day, consider heading out to lunch with a friend. The conversation will do you good, & so will the meal - if you order salmon, which is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient that may help tame your anxiety. While there are plant-based sources of omega-3s, Dr. Ilardi says it’s best to stick with fish: “The specific form of omega-3 that most strongly boosts mood is found most abundantly in coldwater fish such as salmon, herring, sardines and mackerel,” he says.


                                      Angry: Sip Green Tea

                                  

If you need to calm down fast, consider sipping a cup of green tea, says Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, a researcher, nutrition expert.Here’s why - “Green tea contains theanine, which calms you and helps you maintain clear concentration and focus,” he says. Green tea’s modest amount of caffeine won’t send you into an angry rage, either - it’s gentler on your body than coffee.


              Sad: Eat Whole-Grain Cereal with Lowfat Milk

                                      

While the source of your sadness could be work - or relationship-related, it also may have something to do with a deficiency of vitamin D in your diet. If you’re low on vitamin D, you may be affecting your body’s ability to stabilize your mood and reduce feelings of depression. To boost your intake of vitamin D, turn to lowfat fortified milk, fortified cereals or mushrooms.


                         PMS: Eat an Egg-Salad Sandwich

                                  

If your go-to PMS meal usually comes in the form of comfort food (mac ’n’ cheese, potato chips, ice cream) consider making an egg-salad sandwich instead. Carbs help your body boost its serotonin levels, in turn helping you improve your mood. But avoid high-sugar, high-fat carbohydrates, like doughnuts or chips, which can leave you feeling sluggish - or worse, grumpy - after your blood sugar spikes, then drops.

All photos by Shutterstock. By Sarah Jio

my mouth is seriously watering - i want to make everything on this website. yummmmmy.
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made a tuna wrap for lunch today but i spiced it up a little:
whole wheat tortilla wrap
2 pieces of romaine lettuce
canned tuna
olive oil mayo
diced cucumbers
diced onions
salt & pepper
& a handful of craisins 
MmMmmMm - it gave it a good balance of salty & sweet between the tuna & the craisins
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Chicken Parmesan - its whats for dinner

Ingredients

Directions

Coat a saute pan with olive oil and place over medium heat. When the oil gets hazy, add the onions, garlic, and bay leaves; cook and stir for 5 minutes until fragrant and soft. Add the olives and some hand-torn basil. Carefully add the tomatoes (nothing splashes like tomatoes), cook and stir until the liquid is cooked down and the sauce is thick, about 15 minutes; season with sugar, salt and pepper. Lower the heat, cover, and keep warm.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Get the ingredients together for the chicken so you have a little assembly line. Put the chicken breasts side by side on a cutting board and lay a piece of plastic wrap over them. Pound the chicken breasts with a flat meat mallet, until they are about 1/2-inch thick. Put the flour in a shallow platter and season with a fair amount of salt and pepper; mix with a fork to distribute evenly. In a wide bowl, combine the eggs and water, beat until frothy. Put the bread crumbs on a plate, season with salt and pepper.

Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high flame in a large oven-proof skillet. Lightly dredge both sides of the chicken cutlets in the seasoned flour, and then dip them in the egg wash to coat completely, letting the excess drip off, then dredge in the bread crumbs. When the oil is nice and hot, add the cutlets and fry for 4 minutes on each side until golden and crusty, turning once.

Ladle the tomato-olive sauce over the chicken and sprinkle with mozzarella, Parmesan, and basil. Bake the Chicken Parmesan for 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly. Serve hot with spaghetti.

going to be me at the diner this morning

tough night kid.

frozen yogurt covered strawberries

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last night we had the most delectable authentic indian food. my half brother (but not really) sundar, is from india but actually lives in boston now, is visiting for a few days & he always makes us a feast of his food he has at home.
back story on sundar - he was studying at RIT & interning at andy’s (my brothers) work. he had 1 more semester than his roommates so he was going to be out of a place to live. andy offered up our extra bedroom at our house because he knew my mom wouldnt mind more kids in the house. he stayed with us that next semester & we ended up meeting his parents when they flew over from india & the rest is history. hes been in the family for 4 years & he calls us his american family :) 
k, so last night he made homemade curry chicken, indian rice, sweet fried chicken, & cucumber sauce (i got to make it!). cant tell you how delish it was. it was such a good change from eating italian, mexican, or just meat & potatoes like every other night.
definitely give indian food a try - just make sure you ask for the least spicy (trust me, its still spicy)!
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egg in a basket (best breakfast ever) - fuck yes.
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