Monday, February 23, 2015

Hi! I'm revamping my blog so that it focuses on healthy, organic, lower calorie meals for individuals on a budget! Jambelly, jambudget! 😄

I haven't blogged in four years, so a lot has changed. I'm now a full time social worker and I don't have time or tons of money to dedicate to this site. So, what you can expect from me is raw, straight to the point, food blogging on a budget.

Hope you enjoy,

Sunday, April 17, 2011

baked chicken chimichanga...

...and a side of cauli-rice.
only 250 calories too.
i have a twitter now.  yay!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

food blogging=not for everyone.

I just don't think that I am cut out to do food blogging.  Sure, it is really fun to read food blogs.  But actually doing them is wayyyyy too time consuming.  And I am just entirely too busy for it. =/  In fact, I should be doing homework right now!  So, I don't plan on updating as much as I should. Maybe when I have a little more time on my hands, I can then enjoy the wonders of food blogging.  Until then, take care!

Friday, March 4, 2011

you gotta know me now.

Today's eats were interesting.  Ever since I developed an eating disorder, my choices of food and eating patterns have been so strange, which is pretty consistent with the many symptoms of disordered eating.  For example, I add sweetener to just about EVERYTHING!  Even meats!  I add cayenne pepper to everything because I believe that it speeds up my metabolism (E.D. related).  I like for my meals to last me at least twenty minutes (E.D. related), so I eat slowly and with a baby spoon.  And I love to eat out of COFFEE MUGS!  So, now I present to you my very peculiar eat-genda:


A turkey burger!  Lol, that's right...a burger at 9:00 a.m.  Well, who says you have to have eggs and toast for breakfast anyway? {crickets} =)
-3 oz Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey grilled on the G.F.
-1/2 slice of Sargento Reduced Sodium Colby-Jack
On a One Minute Muffin formed into a bun, tweaked my way, with a side of red radishes smothered in low carb ketchup and Walden Farms Pancake syrup.  Radishes are pretty much a staple in my diet now.

40 minutes of pilates


A very strange fish taco.  It consisted of:
-4 oz tilapia, steamed with homemade BBQ sauce, dill, lemon, red pepper flakes, and black pepper (I know, sounds ridiculous, but it was good...I promise)
-on top of a bed of mixed cole slaw that was steamed and dressed in Galeo's Wasabi
-wrapped in a Tumaro's Low Carb Tortilla
With a side of steamed broccoli
Not pictured, but eaten lol: Oiko's 0% Plain Greek Yogurt with the usual sweet fixings and Starbucks Protein powder

Snack 1:
Pb and J on a tortilla

Snack 2:

Chocolite bar

Now this is the strangest of them all. It's:
122 g of Libby's Pure Pumpkin, sweetened with a packet of truvia
4 oz cooked Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey
Topped with 15 g of sugar free sweet relish and cayenne pepper
Eaten out of my favorite coffee mug
Now, tell me that's not weird! Lol.  I got the pumpkin/meat combo idea from April.  But the rest of the weirdness is all me. And the thing is...I'M HOOKED on this particular meal.  It's a weekly staple for me. 

I had a side of steamed broccoli as well, and a hot chocolate for dessert.

Bedtime Snack:
The usual.  But I reverted back to Dannon for Greek Yogurt.  Not gonna lie, I just buy what's on sale and in stock.  I used to only eat Chobani and Trader Joe's Greek yogurt, because I thought they were the best.  But, I've come to the conclusion that they all taste about the same and have similar stats.  Except the yoplait kind.  It's loaded with carbs.

Anyway, I've been in the process of creating my About Me page (hence the title of this post).  I love reading other people's About Me section, so I'd like to make mine interesting like the ones that I've read.  As soon as I finish collecting all of my pictures, it'll be complete.  However, I don't know when that will be.  I'm going to Alabama tomorrow, and then to New Orleans on Monday, and Florida on Wednesday...for SPRING BREAK! Woo hoo!  So, I probably won't be posting again for another week.  So until then, take care!

<3 Jimmia

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

weight update

Ello.  Here's today's busy eat-genda (that's a play on the word "agenda", in case you didn't get it lol):

Breakfast was 143 g of red radishes, a serving of eggbeaters with leftover extra lean ground turkey breast made in an egg cooker, and  Ginny's One Minute Bread, the Next Minute Toast that was also made in the egg cooker smothered in low carb ketchup and Walden Farms Pancake Syrup

My tweaks:
1 tsp of Smart Balance Light
1/2 tsp of grated Parmesan
50 g Egg Beaters
11 g of Jennifer's Splendid Low Carb Bake Mix
About 7 g of golden flax
And everything else according to her recipe

40 Minutes of Pilates


But I made it into a single serving with:
215 g of steamed faux rice (cauliflower)
1 tbsp of diced green peppers
2 tbsp of Hunt's No Salt Added Tomato Sauce
2 oz Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

30 g of canned baby corn
1/4 of a small chopped tomato
Topped with:
1 tbsp of sweet onion salsa
1 tbsp of Dannon Greek Yogurt (I also ate the rest of the container on the side with the usual sweet fixings)
11 g of low-fat shredded cheddar cheese


But I halved the recipe
-used an 8x8 pan, instead of a loaf pan
-nixed the raisins for 1/2 an ounce of chopped walnuts
-used a container of Gerber pureed bananas
-used 100 g of the Splendid Low Carb Bake Mix (I really love this stuff)
-used Starbucks' Sugar Free Cinnamon Dulce Syrup
-used egg beaters instead of eggs
 Nom nom nom nom lol

Snack 2:

(enjoyed whilst in class lol)
2 tbsp of Naturally More PB
1 tbsp of Polaner Sugar Free with Fiber Grape Jelly
1 Tumaro's Multi Grain Low Carb Tortilla


A wrap that consisted of:
Another Tumaro's Multi Grain Low Carb Tortilla
110 g of leftover chicken breast tenderloins
A handful of baby spinach
Some bell pepper (didn't measure)
About 1/2 tbsp of whipped cream cheese
A tbsp of April's Homemade BBQ Sauce (but mine has brown sugar twin, and low carb ketchup)

Snack 3:
(sneakily enjoyed whilst at work lol)
The last piece of that cinnamon-raisin bread =(  I gotta make more soon!

And last but not least,
Bedtime Snack:
1 container of Oiko's 0% Plain
Sweetened with Walden Farms Caramel Dip and Truvia, and topped off with chopped walnuts
Another piece of the nummy banana bread.  Naughty naughty!

So, about my weight: I'm too afraid to weigh myself, but I know I've gained since January 11, when I was about 99 pounds. I've noticed that my pants feel tighter around the thighs, albeit it is TTOM.  I'm still wearing a size 0, but I feel so much bigger and healthier.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

can't even pronounce it.

Today I worked more on the policy analysis paper.  I will be so happy when tomorrow comes so that I can finally just turn it in and get it off my hands and out of my mind! 

Today's Agenda:
No workout
(Well unless you wanna count pacing back and forth whilst thinking about that darn paper...)


180 g bulk red radishes and about 90 g of peeled turnips, boiled in no-sodium chicken broth
60 g of egg beaters and 2 real egg whites cooked as a spinach omelet
THIS biscuit.  Tastes just like the cheddar biscuits at Red Lobster that I haven't had in years
All smothered in low carb ketchup and Walden Farms pancake syrup


Chicken parmigiana
55 g left over shredded chicken breast (not the canned kind)
1 oz no salt added tomato sauce
7 g of Swiss cheese (I had no Mozzarella, unfortunately.  But I was happy to find out that Swiss is low sodium)
about a 1/2 tsp of grated parmesan....
all on top and in between a ONE MINUTE MUFFIN sans sweetener that I formed into a bun.  It was really a twenty minute muffin, because I used the oven instead of the microwave.  I used 13 g of golden flaxseed meal and 13 g of Jennifer's Splendid Low-Carb Baking mix, a serving of egg beaters instead of an egg, and a tsp of Smart Balance Light instead of butter.  Hey, be easy on me.  I'm still recovering!

Cream of Broccoli Soup
About a cup and a half (I didn't bother to measure) of leftover steamed broccoli, pulsed in the Ninja
About a TBSP of onions (again I didn't bother to measure)

1/2 C of Unsweetened Original Almond Breeze 
1/2 C of no-sodium chicken broth
Some seasonings (I think I did basil, onion powder, all spice, summa this summa that lol)

The rest of the meals were exact duplicates of yesterday:

PB and J on a low carb tortilla

My version of Crack Slaw
Hot chocolate

Bedtime Snack:
Yogurt and usual fixings
Another piece of that yummy cinnamon-raisin bread

So, after watching Food Inc. and discussing it with my mother, I told her that I was thinking about trying a more primal diet. Trying to sound "intelligent", I suggested I was going to indulge in more paleo-friendly food choices.  Unfortunately, I pronounced it "Pah-lay-oh" (forgive me for having two years of Spanish!) and she quickly corrected me and said it was pronounced "Pay-leo".  Oops.  Who am I to encourage a diet that I can't even pronounce the name of? Lol.  I'll just stick to recovering and having a better relationship with food.  Going paleo right now probably wouldn't be a great idea. I'm already restricting carbs as is. Hmmm.  Food for thought, I guess.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

food inc. made me vomit.

I haven't updated in forever.  But alas, I am back.  I mustn't tell a lie, I have been horrifically (is that a word?) busy.  I completed a literature review, three midterms within the last week, and I am now finishing up a policy analysis paper.  And then SPRING BREAK!  After Spring Break, I plan to update this thing more often (that is, if I don't start my internship soon).

Any way, today's agenda: (Sorry for the crappy pictures.  My camera just broke...ahem, three months ago lol, so I've been snapping pictures with my phone)

Pre workout meal: (Sorry, no picture.  I was in a rush to get to the gym before all of the people that are trying to get in shape for Spring Break woke up lol)
2 slices of Trader Joe's Sprouted Grain Bread
61 g of egg beaters
1 TSP of honey on one slice
1 TBSP of Walden Farms Blueberry Spread on the other

3 sets of 10 Bicep curls on each arm with 8lb dumbbell
3 Sets of 10 Glute/hamstring machine
(I know, not much for strength training today lol)
40 minutes on elliptical, 5 minute cool down

Post workout meal:

(Not nearly as pretty as Erica's, but it was DELICIOUS)
But I used:
Only 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal
Like 9g of Jay Robb Vanilla Whey Protein powder (I know right, skimpy little 9g.  But I'm almost out and I'm trying to make it last lol)
1 TBSP of MimicCreme Unsweetend Creamer
1 TBSP of Unsweetened Original Almond Breeze
1 TBSP of Walden Farms Pancake Syrup
7 g frozen blueberries
1 packet of Truvia

My version of the infamous CrackSlaw

170 g Dole Cole Slaw Mix (steamed)
90 g Tilapia (Steamed)
30 g Galeo's Ginger Wasabi Miso Dressing
1/2 package of House Foods Tofu Shirataki
Topped with 5 g Meijer brand Hot and Sweet Mustard and Trader Joe's Cayenne Pepper
Also, a little container of Dannon Greek Yogurt sweetened with a packet of Truvia and a little Walden Farm's Caramel Dip


while I worked on my paper.
I used Beeb's tweaks and subbed Jennifer Eloff's Splendid Low Carb bake mix for Quinoa flour, more almond meal for garbanzo flour, and only 15 g of raisins plumped with water and sliced into smaller pieces.  It really reminds of my pre-ED favorite: cinnamon raisin bagels. =)

Snack 2:

still working on that darn paper
PB and J on a low carb tortilla
1 Tumaros Low Carb Multi Grain tortilla (4 net carbs)
1 TBSP of MaraNatha Creamy PB
1 TBSP of Walden Farms Peanut Butter Spread
1 TBSP of Polaner Sugrar Free with Fiber grape jelly

Dinner and Dessert:

But I thickened it with 1/4 tsp of guar and 1/4 tsp of xanthan to make it into a gravy and served it over 200 g of steamed faux rice (grated cauliflower)
Hot Chocolate
8 oz unsweetened Almond Breeze
5 g Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Packet of Truvia
1 tsp of Walden Farms Caramel Dip

Bedtime Snack:
Another container of Greek yogurt
8 g of Starbucks Protein/Fiber powder (I work there, so I "borrowed" some. Shhh lol)
About 5 g of Walnuts
About a tsp of Walden Farms Caramel Dip (Can you tell I LOVE Walden Farms?)

Oh!  I almost forgot to explain the title of this post. I just watched Food Inc for the first time.  I threw up in my mouth a little.  I wanna be a vegetarian.  But, then I'd be consuming more corn.  And isn't that the reason why I'd stop eating meat in the first place (because the cows are eating corn and should be eating grass)?  I don't eat red meat or pork anyway, but I eat dairy based yogurt and dairy cheese like there's no tomorrow.  And the fish!  The fish are eating corn too!  What the? O_o  Who knew fish could even eat corn?  I certainly didn't. And the poor little chickens!  How can I ever enjoy chicken again?!