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I love spinach, yes I do! I love spinach, how 'bout YOU?

I like to make meal prep as simple as possible. One of my favorite, easy, no carb, take-along meals is chicken (or whatever lean meat is on sale that week!) and spinach. Plain ol' frozen spinach! To make my life simple, I cook a package of chicken breasts, throw them each in a plastic container, and weigh! Then I 'tag' each container with the weight of the chicken.


Next, I pour in 100g of frozen spinach. I don't even bother cooking it.


Easy, right? Next comes the thing that makes it FABULOUS! Smoked sea salt! Yum! It's my seasoning of choice!



Sprinkle some on top...


Pop a lid on those bad boys...


and VOILA! There are several meals for the week!

Tasty and delicious! I store them in the fridge and throw one in my cooler on my way to work. When I'm ready for my meal, I just nuke it for 60 seconds! (microwaving time may vary)

YUM! Contest prep tastes good!

Contest Prep is Here!

My oh my! Where does the time go?! Contest prep started yesterday, so prepare yourself for a few clean (or cleanish) recipes to be posted intermittently throughout my blog. Usually, I like to prep most of my meals on Sunday.

Let's start with breakfast. This week I will be eating Apple Loaf.




4 egg whites
35g old-fashioned oats
1 small red delicious apple
Splenda (or other calorie-free sweetener) to taste
Pumpkin pie spice to taste (other spices and blends are great, too!)


  1. Preheat oven to 350*.

  2. Spray pot pie tin with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Toss egg whites, oats, Splenda, and spices in blender. I like the Magic Bullet.

  4. Blend until somewhat smooth.

  5. Pour concoction into pie tin.

  6. Slice apples and add to concoction.

  7. Place in oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes.

  8. VOILA! It's ready!

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 260
Fat: 2g
Carbs: 38g
Fiber: 7g
Protein: 21g

Tips you may find handy:
I like the pot pie tins because they come with lids. Once cooled I just toss them in the fridge until they are ready to be devoured.

I will sometimes make up to 5 of these at a time. Just throw all of the ingredients into the blender (except for the apples) and pour them evenly into tins.

Other fruits and fillings are fabulous in this as well. This includes, but is not limited to, berries, canned pumpkin, applesauce, and bananas.

Depending on your nutritional goals, feel free to tinker around with the amount of egg whites and oats you use. Easy Peasy!

EAT UP!!! nomnomnom


Google is my Friend. Part II.

No, not all of my posts will be Google oriented. I'm just a little low on substance right now. I have a ton of to-dos to do this weekend, so I will be locked, cocked, and ready to rock with enough entries to tie me over next week.

Forward march.

Google SMS. What's this you ask? An easy peasy way to get info sent to your cell phone. This automated system can send you phone numbers, turn-by-turn directions, weather, definitions, movie showtimes, translations... the list is ginormous. All you have to do is text your query to GOOGLE (466453) in a very simple format.

  • define amorphous - You guessed it. This will retrieve the definition of amorphous.
  • 123 Lovers Lane, Timbuktu, OH to 40734 - This retrieves the turn by turn direction from Lovers Lane in Timbuktu to the zip code 40734. Pretty amazing stuff.
  • movies San Diego, CA - Returns showtimes. You may also use your zip code instead of city and state.

Of course, in GOOGLE fashion, this is free! (aside from standard text message rates)


For more info: http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/mobile/default/sms.html

Google is my Friend. Part I.

Click. Hum. Silence.


Click. Silence.

More cursing.

Hubby is totally ticked off. The garbage disposal is broken.

Move forward 24 hours. DH is still cursing that darn thing. Uhm, Hello McFly, if you put a shot glass down the drain and flip the switch to the disposal, chances are it's going to break! In DH's defense, he did not know a shot glass was down there... How it got there is beyond me. After hours of griping, listening to how, "It will cost 500 to THOUSANDS of dollars to fix," (I had to snicker at this... Dramatic much? ), Google came to the rescue! After 5 minutes of research and 10 minutes of elbow grease from Miss Fix-it (that would be me ;) ), the disposal was fixed. How's that for thousands of dollars in repairs? I love my husband, but not for his repairman skills.

*sigh* The joys of being a first-time home owner.