Thursday, July 9, 2009

Snack, Dinner, Dessert

by Meghann on July 9, 2009

This was my afternoon snack…


I’m really not a fan of fruit flavored bars, but this one had been in my bar basket for a while and needed to be eaten. Surprisingly, it was not as sweet or fruity as I was expecting and the macadamia nuts were actually the dominant flavor. I enjoyed the macadamia crunch as they are my favorite nut, but even with that I’m not sure I would purchase this flavor again.

This was my dinner…


A mix of Sweet Potato, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Tomato, Shrimp, Craisins, Raw Cashews, Garlic, Onion & Red Pepper Flakes that I sauteed on the stove top with a little olive oil until soft then added to some Kale I massaged with Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, and S&P.


It was thrown together in less then 15 minutes and tasted wonderful. I especially loved the massaged kale salad! I can’t wait to have the left overs for lunch tomorrow. 🙂

Finally, This was my dessert…


Ice Cream was on my mind tonight. It’s a good thing I’m stocked for a while with Turtle Mountain Ice Cream Treats! 🙂 I pulled out a Coconut Almond Ice Cream Bar and satisfied the craving in a very delicious way.

Has anyone caught the show Ruby on the style network?

As my DVR is currently thirsting for new shows, I decided to record a couple after reading the synopsis of the show.

Ruby is a documentary style reality television series on the Style Network that debuted in 2008 in the United States. It follows the life of Ruby Gettinger, a Savannah, Georgia, native who starts the show weighing more than 477 lbs, as she attempts to lose weight. Ruby works with nutritionists, doctors, and trainers to lose weight, all the while commenting honestly and often humorously about the experience. The show also deals with the every-day life issues a seriously overweight person can face, such as the difficulty in using airplane bathrooms. The show featured one one-hour episode and eight half-hour episodes.

It sounded like something that was right up my ally and after watching a couple of episodes I’m hooked.

Ruby is an inspiration as she documents her journey to weight loss. The first thing I noticed was how truly beautiful and joyful Ruby is. Her genuine smile simply radiates across the screen. I love how honest she is as she comments on society’s views of her and other obese women and take to heart as her struggles cause her to tear up.

I also enjoy her commitment to lose the weight the healthy way and not by going over the knife. In the span of the first season she was successfully able to shed well over 100 pounds. THought still considered morbidly obese you can see the accomplished confidence that runs through her with the beginning successes.

If you have not already seen an episode I would highly suggest catching one of the Style network next time you decide to play couch potato for the day/evening. 🙂

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