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My name is Ardith and I'm trying my darndest to get healthier -- one day at a time.

Here's the plan:
I'm going to take pictures (most of the time) and write down (all of the time) the food I'm eating. I'll put up any recipes that I create along the way.

My personal home page is Hanabatake.

My fun tumblr is Ardith Tumbles.

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Chinese Eggplant X 2
Tofu, extra firm x 1 package
Plum Sauce x 1 tbsp
Garlic Chili Sauce x 1 tbsp
Onions
Pam cooking spray.

Drain & Cube tofu

Microwave for 1 min wrapped in paper towel to drain

heat up a pan and spray PAM. Add in tofu and stir fry.

Add diced onions and stirfy.

Remove tofu.

Slice eggplant. Add pepper to season.

Stirfry with PAM till soft.

Add tofu and eggplant together. Add in plum sauce and garlic chili sauce and stir fry. 

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 160.9

Total Fat: 7.4 g

Cholesterol: 0.0 mg

Sodium: 94.9 mg

Total Carbs: 14.2 g

Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g

Protein: 13.2 g

Serving Size: makes 4 servings 

2 years ago
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I got a steamer from my sister for Christmas.

I figure I wanted to try with hard veggies. My first ones were brussel sprouts and squash.

I added some garlic salt on the rinsed sprouts and some sea salt on the squash. I turned on the steamer for 15 min while i did some work around the house.

I added roasted chicken and one piece of hawaiian bread to complete the meal.

3 years ago
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Lunch - 10/28/2010

  • Sandwich thins x 1
  • Mustard
  • Turkey Burger Patty (5 oz?) with Spinach + Feta
  • Spinach
  • 1/8 cup of tofu with soy sauce
  • Laughing Cow Cheese Light Swiss Original x 1

This should be less than 400 calories, I think.

Turkey burger with Spinach + Feta

makes about 4 servings

  • Ground Turkey x 1 lbs
  • Spinach (chopped finely) x 1 cup
  • Feta Cheese x 1/4 cup
  • Panko bread crumbs x 1/4 cup

Mix all the above ingredients together. Fry (with a spritz of PAM) or grill on med-high till fully cooked.

3 years ago
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Dinner - 10/11/2010

I was super hungry heading home today and I wanted something warm, so I decided on okonomiyaki!

My dinner consisted of:

  • Okonomiyaki (~300 cal)
  • Natto [fermented soy beans] (80 cal)
  • Aloe Drink (80 cal) 

Okonomiyaki is a japanese savory pancake type dish. Some people call it a Japanese pizza. I have okonomiyaki flour at home.

  • Okonomiyaki Sauce (serving = 1 tbsp), 1 tbsp* 
  • Mayonnaise, regular (mayo), 1 tbsp* 
  • *Whole Wheat Flour, 1 cup (Okonomiyaki flour is 110 cal for 100g)
  • Real Egg Egg Whites
  • Okra, 1 cup slices
  • Cabbage, fresh, 2 cup, chopped

*I actually used a lot less. More like a tsp. These ingredients are more or less for 2 servings.

You can find a recipe here.

Nutrition Facts

  2 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Calories 300.4
  Total Fat 6.5 g
  Sodium 225.8 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 52.5 g
      Dietary Fiber 11.3 g
      Sugars 4.4 g

3 years ago
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Healthy, Low Calorie Brownies?!?
It’s true. Of course, the secret ingredient may put some off, but I’m totally into it!
When I commented (lamented?) that the Better Body Challenge was starting up again, urlgrl gave me a link to this awesome recipe!
I’ve been obsessed with brownies the last few weeks. With the new challenge coming up, I’m really stoked about these.

Healthy, Low Calorie Brownies?!?

It’s true. Of course, the secret ingredient may put some off, but I’m totally into it!

When I commented (lamented?) that the Better Body Challenge was starting up again, urlgrl gave me a link to this awesome recipe!

I’ve been obsessed with brownies the last few weeks. With the new challenge coming up, I’m really stoked about these.

3 years ago
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Dinner - 11/03/2010

Slow cooker + stuff squash experiment….

I cooked this for 6 hours on low.

Cut squash in half.

In another bowl, mix:

  • ground turkey
  • salt
  • garlic
  • 1/4 cup of rice
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of mushroom

Stuff about 2/3 cup each into each half of the squash.

My experimental dish was okay. I think I needed soy sauce or something to add more flavor in the meat. The squash fell apart when I tried to take it out of the slow cooker. :(

For dessert:

  • Sandwich thin
  • chocolate peanut butter
  • 1 tsp of greek yogurt
  • flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup of Naked Juice
3 years ago
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Hungry Girl

This site is a great resource for people wanting to eat with an eye towards weight watchers points.

It has great quick recipes, tips about eating out, and all sorts of information.

3 years ago
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Dinner - 10/09/2010

I made dinner - Ground Turkey with Upo, Okra, and Shirataki (200 cals, 8g fat, 4.2g fiber) (and am freezing the leftovers for next week!)

For dessert, I made Greek non-fat yogurt with flax seed and strawberry jam again (it’s very satisfying!). Recipe after the jump!

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3 years ago
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