Saturday, June 15, 2013

Magic Pop Open-Faced Turkey Salad Sandwich With Raw Veggies

Magic Pop Open-Faced Turkey Salad Sandwich With Raw Veggies
100 calories,  3.8g fat, 13.1 g carbs, 4.6g protein, 2.5 g fiber
Weight Watcher Points: 0 pts
Of late, I've been obsessed with healthy eating. My biggest inspiration is Heidi Powella coach, mother of three, and manager of their family business. She is also the wife of the famous Chris Powell, the coach and fitness trainer in the ABC's, Extreme Weight Loss.

Anyway, Heidi had this recipe in her blog: Open-Faced Low-Carb Turkeywiches. It makes 2 Turkeywiches, has 200 calories, 5 g fat, 14 g carbohydrate, 20 g protein. Not bad at all. I decided to try it. Everything listed in the ingredient section was in my grocery list. At the store, next to the rice cakes were these Magic Pop bags. I turned it around to look at the nutrition information and then BAM - I was blown away. 

Magic Pop Nutrition Information
As you can see to the right side, 1 piece of Magic Pop is only
15 calories and 4g carbohydrate. It's also 0 Weight Watchers points. As a bonus, it's diabetic friendly. 

These genius Magic Pops made it into our grocery cart. As another bonus, it comes with 12 different flavoures! This has become my substitute for bread! What an awesome guilt free snack to eat that will  totally fill you up. 

Magic Pop Open-Faced Turkey Salad Sandwich 
With Raw Veggies
1 Magic Pop 
2 tbs Chicken or Turkey Salad (add more as needed)
2 slices of tomatoes
lettuce (as much as you want)
raw broccoli (as much as you want)
raw carrot chips (as much as you want)


1. Spread the chicken or turkey salad on the magic pop.
2. Top with tomatoes and lettuce
3. Eat with a side of raw broccoli and raw carrot chips

1 serving (including vegetables): 
100 calories,  3.8g fat, 13.1 g carbs, 4.6g protein, 2.5 g fiber.

Converted to Weight Watcher Points (including vegetables): 
1 serving (including vegetables): 2 pts

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hey Girl...

I made my first meme. In case anyone hasn't figured it out, I'm an avid Mr. Darcy fan. Specifically that of Matthew MacFayden in the Pride & Prejudice movie. My gosh, what a measure of a man. Ryan Gosling, who?

Posted it on twitter too:

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

B is for...

Grinding coffee beans allows the flavoure to really come out. The coffee is fresh, delicious, and perfect.

Happy June 2013 Everyone! 

This month, I decided to participate in FatMumSlim's Photo-A-Day Challenge. Today is, B is for... Coffee Beans, Brewing, and Barista. Usually during the weekdays I use the Keurig at work. It saves a lot of time. However, during the weekends, I'm more of a barista/coffee aficionado. I take my time to create the perfect cup of Joe. Here's my weekend morning coffee ritual.

Dunn Bros Coffee is fantastic. They have numerous flavoures from all over the world.
The decafs are just as impressive. Tastes like regular blends.

We keep coffee in an air tight container to lock bean freshness.

Not particularly proud of my focusing skills here. But in our household, we grind coffee beans.

Brewing coffee. Mmmm...

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12 Steps To Self Care

The previous two weeks had been particularly challenging. Owning your own company with your husband isn't exactly the ideal dream life. In such a case, all means of normalcy ceases to exist. Between catching deadlines, running errands, working 15 hour days, business calls, wanting to smash your smart mobile across the room, taking care of reality, making everyone happy, feeling guilty for not spending enough time with our son and pets, and not getting quality time together in a married life - life gets pretty hectic. In such the environment, the only normal is to be bitter, cynical, and negative.

I stumbled upon the image above in facebook. I read it and let it sink in. Within minutes, I was transformed. Hope and motivation suddenly emerged from all the negative energy.

  • How often do we let circumstance control our lives? 
  • How often do we become the worst versions of ourselves because we can't manage everything that is thrown at us? 
  • How often do we put ourselves in our own world of hell because we're too hard on ourselves?
It's quite important to take care of ourselves - not only physically, but mentally. It's a different form of detox that I like to call, bliss. I encourage you to look at the list above and see what you need to improve to love and take care of yourself from the inside. 
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