Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Whole Grain Crunch

The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for all that He, in His goodness, sends to us day after day.
 – St. Gianna

Defining beauty

Sleepy face. Spending time with my niece.

I realized that accomplishing the 'sensible snacking' challenge is harder when I am away from home. 

Breakfast cereal + soymilk + bananas


Lunch (this + hummus + ice cream)

Dinner: Pollo a la Braza + yuca

Special Thanks To: the Diaz family for being so kind to welcome me to their home for the day. 
A day to remember. Afternoon Mass, dinner at a Peruvian restaurant, and a night walk/run in the National Mall. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Now Playing: Dueno de Mi Corazon by Jaci Velasquez
Founded by Pease and Crayons. June is the month of 'sensible snacking'

"Along with a post full of your daily eats, tell us about your snack attacks and how you practice sensible snacking.  Feel free to tell us all about your favorite snacks, make some snacking goals for yourself, come up with a new spin on an old favorite, and even tell us how you sneak extra fruits and veggies into your snacking routine."
Well... today I had this for breakfast:
Toast a la crunch
Toasted rye bread, pb + jelly, greek yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, and pecans.

7 am 
 then for a mid morning snack, I had this:
Cheesy n' Crunch
Sliced mozzarella and baby carrots
and for lunch:
Spinach Banana Smoothie 
Inspired by Itty Bits of Balance.
Spinach, almond milk, frozen banana, sugar, ice.
Oats and pecans for topping.
the end.
Okay, not the end. I just forgot to document the rest. I am such a newby at this. Hopefully next week, it will be better.

For the record, I had a cheese and ham wrap later (hint of mustard and 'spanish' mayo added), follow by vanilla ice cream (shhh), and soon my family and I will have lasagna.

I really enjoy checking other blogs who participate with "WIAW" because they share not only good looking food, but healthy and creative as well. So far, the things I have tried have been delicious.

As I participate with "WIAW", I hope to change my junk-food college habits to better alternatives. Not to be taken as a strict diet, but rather to change the usual eating habits to choosing food that will rather help my health. 

I hope that in some way the posts can help my readers too. Foodies for life :)
Yellow Balloon-Amy

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Home and Food

Flying Home
The midwest is so beautiful. From the view of an airplane, one can see the green land and yellowish/brown crops.

Traveling home from the the suburbs of DC, after almost 6 months, made the flight more special.

Urban and rural areas are so unique.

If "Home is where the heart is." then my home is in two states. :]

I went to Walmart last week. In the frozen section they had a 'clearance' isle. I found two items that were each a dollar!

Chocolate Vitatops (4/box) and So Delicious Organic Coconut Ice Cream (1 pint).

I hope they keep the isle. I seem to find all these food blogs using items like these two, but it is so expensive to buy sometimes.

Papa a la Hancaina is a Peruvian dish made of yellow potatoes and the Huancaina sauce that is pour on top.

We had leftovers at home, so I added in chopped vegetables. I chopped a cooked potato and poured the sauce as the dressing.

This sauce had red pepper, salt cracker, 'queso fresco', 'aji amarillo', milk, and salt. I think that is all.

Ahhh  me