Thursday, January 13, 2011

Whole Wheat Ginger Molasses Cookies!!





I found these little crystallized Ginger Chips and was thinking...hmmmm this may help with my nauseousness!!!! 


And they came with a recipe that I pretty much followed with the only exception of using, organic and whole wheat flour. Below is how I made them, and I must say my mom and husband both gave it a 10/10!!! :)



Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup organic cane sugar
1/4 cup organic unsulphured molasses
1 large omega-free-range- egg
3 1/2 ounces (1/2 can)  Ginger Chips

Method:
Preheat oven to 375 F. Sift dry ingredients together, in medium-sized bowl, whisk, and set aside. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses and mix until well-blended. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until well incorporated. Add  in ginger chips at the end.

Roll about 1/2" size balls and  place on cookie sheet with parchment paper or baking mat, approximately 2″ apart. Using the palm of your hand, gently flatten each ball slightly. Bake on middle rack  for 8-10 minutes.  Let cookies cool on sheet before gently removing to cooling rack. 
Makes approximately 36 small cookies.



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Monday, January 10, 2011

Roasted Root Veggies!


This is by far one of my favorite ways to eat veggies! And super easy too!!!

I literally went through my fridge and grabbed every veggie and chopped it up to bit sized pieces, added garlic, sea salt, black pepper and drizziled some olive oil to coat lightly.

This little concoction had:

  • 3 beets
  • 3 turnips
  • handful of asparagus
  • handful of broccoli and cauliflower
  • 6 small assorted potatoes (blue/red/white)
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 medium onion
I put in a glass dish, foil on top and baked for 1 hour at 350, and it was just perfect!!!



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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Gluten Free-Blueberry Pancakes!!



Good Morning!!

I love pancakes, and while I dont have a gluten intolerance, I do enjoy cooking and baking gluten free from when I can. I find that the ingredients in these types of foods are quite healthy and offer an alternative to just wheat based foods.

I mixed the ingredients as per the package instructions....and added a handful of blueberries at the end.

I poured aprox. 1 teaspoon of Omega Oil (combination of flaxseed oil and olive oil) into the pan and started to make my little pancakes! I even attempted a little heart!!! Hahaha!

Voila!!! Ronnie and I enjoyed these with some 100% Pure Maple Syrup! This is from a local farmer, literally just a few kms from our house. Sooo yummy!!!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Shop for healthy vitamins and Supplements here!!


I am so excited to share that I will be selling some of the healthy vitamins and supplements that I enjoy!! Please visit my new website to learn about these great products!!

Also...please note that orders are delivered for FREE if you spend over $99 on qualified products!! So easy to do!!!

http://www.amway.ca/FlawlessFoodie

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!! We are having a baby!!!


Happy New Year!!!

Yes.....we are pregnant!!! Life as I know it will change and I welcome the changes! 2010 has been a great year of events that I am thankful for. I welcome the new life we bring in this year!!!

Being pregnant and maintaining my 'flawless food' had been challenging over the holidays. Mainly because the things I crave as of late have been basically CARBS!! I have been feeling nauseous almost daily for the last few weeks!!
One fantastic change aversion I have....NO CHOCOLATE or PEANUT BUTTER! Like seriously, these two things for me were absolutely heaven..and now, my body says...NOPE!
But not to worry...I have picked up new cravings...ice cream, pizza, grilled cheese, zoodles, eggs...oh my god...I have had eggs almost every day for 3 months. I might be over that soon!!!

With the new year beginning, I have decided to make a much more conscious effort on my food. I am not dieting as I know thats not what I need, but I am going to give more effort to eat the things that my body should be having.

This morning, I made my favorite classic...Oatmeal with raisins and apples, I drizzled a little bit of agave nectar and skim milk over top! YUM! Perfectly satisfying...sorry...no picture...I ate and forgot till after!! Hahaha!

My fitness routine:
Pre-pregnancy was hitting the gym 6 Days a week.
NOW: 4 Days a week is realistic with feeling sick and sleepy lots!

CARDIO
Walking has been replaced with running. Not because I was afraid to run, but more because my body didn't feel good running. My nausea was terrible with that motion.

Spinning (riding the stationary spin bike) has also been a great option for me!

Swimming-> My gym has a great pool, and I plan to use this more when I am feeling heavier...probably the 3rd trimester.

WEIGHT TRAINING

Weights...yes weight training!! I don't understand what the big issue is here, but for me...I feel great when I am strong and lifting weights is a fabulous way to maintain my body and protect my bones!
I am not lifting heavy, in fact, the heaviest weights I lift right now are 15 pounds! As long as I can do 15 reps without pushing too hard. That's my gauge. It feels good, and I plan to continue this for as long as I can.

For my lower body, I am doing alot more squats and lunges without weights and trying to use the stability ball to keep my core strong

I have decided 'no ab' work. That's just a personal decision. I have read mixed reviews, and again...it just doesn't seem right.

I have been doing other things to work my core, IE: plank poses, and stability exercises.

Well...to keep me on track, I will be writing alot more frequent, please feel free to send me your comments or suggestions. I welcome them!!!


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