Saturday, April 16, 2011

journaling and eating clean

It's been a busy couple of days.  I feel like I am getting back into the swing of things and this excites me to no end!!!

I've just felt a little out of sorts and I am BACK!!!!

My workout got done last night at 9 PM.  CRAZY!!!  But, I GOT 'er done!

I'm back to journaling and this is my last couple of days!!!  I had been keeping my journal very sporadically and now I'm keeping track of it daily!

I keep track of my meals, water intake, workout, class info, reading, audio, goals, to-do list.  It is consice, but complete!  LOVE IT!  It keeps me focused and on track.  I also use my fitbit website to track my food intake (protein, carbs and fats) and steps/calories burned!

So, I have a pretty good idea of where I am and where I need to be, what I need to work on too!

Recently, I was sent a copy of the new Tosca Reno The Eat-Clean Diet Stripped and The Best of Clean Eating by Clean Eating Magazine.  I was so excited to get to review these books.  You all know how much I LOVE cookbooks and cooking.  I use Tosca Reno's books frequently and this one will be no exception.

The Eat Clean Diet, Stripped is for people that need to lose the last 10 lbs (HELLO!!!!  Jumping up and down, that is me!!!!)  Since I am eating a mostly vegetarian diet, this book is perfect.  I have added fish and eggs back in occasionally and the recipes and meal plan is perfect for me! 

A few of the recipes I am looking forward to trying:

Go Bananas Chocolate Tofu Pudding
Surfer Dude Fish Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Super Sloppy Janes
Lots O Peppers Seafood and Black Bean Chili
No Bake Power Balls
Goodness, I could go on and on.  There are so many wonderful sounding recipes!!!

Of course, she offers great advice on being healthy, weight loss secrets and ways to boost your metabolism.  The info is great and I'm going to put the book to good use and see how long it takes to drop those last 10 lbs!

The Best of Clean Eating is just that - the BEST recipes!  This cookbook has a wide variety of recipes.  A little heavier on the animal products, but there are some great sounding recipes in here!  I know that I'll try several of these as well!

Pumpkin Pasta Surprise ( with a few modification for me)
Baked apples & Figs
Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon
Black Eyed Pea Stew
CE's Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough (includes a gluten free version)
Ginger Tofu Stir Fry Rice Bowl
Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Hummus

So many to choose from and all easy to follow!  The book includes tips for slashing your grocery budget, meals for one or two, quick and easy, seasonal meals and 5 ingredient meals. 

So, check out these books, pick up your copy and you can even order right here! 

Discussion:  Do you have a favorite cookbook or do you have MANY favorites????  Please share them here!