Sunday, February 27, 2011

Kaya Turned Six

And she loved every minute of her birthday weekend. From Cupcake Decorating in her class to her small but FUN party at the "trampoline place", we really had fun celebrating the baby of our family turning 6. Here are a few of the hundreds of pictures I took over the past few days:

Friday, February 25, 2011

Clean Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce

I found this on a flier in a pack of vitamins I bought and tried it. It was great.
Here is the recipe:
Spicy Red Pepper Pasta Sauce
1 tbsp. olive oil
5 cups chopped sweet red peppers
2 cups chopped onions
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 small serrano chili, deseeded and finely chopped (I skipped this)

Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add all ingredients except serrano chili and cook until peppers are very tender (about 25 minutes).
Stir frequently while cooking.
Spoon mixture into a blender, add serrano chili, and blend until smooth.
Add a few teaspoons of water if necessary (I had to add water to get it to blend in my blender).

Serves 6.

Calories: 80.5
Fat: 2g
Sat. Fat: 0
Fiber: 3g
Carbs: 14g
Protein: 1.5g

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I love my Fit Book!

I wanted to post a few pictures of what I use to keep track of everything I eat and all of my workouts. I use the awesome Fit Book (which has space for 12 weeks of food and fitness info). I have used this faithfully for about the past 16 months. I write down EVERYTHING in it and carry it with me everywhere. I take an hour and personalize it every 12 weeks so it makes me happy every time I pull it out of my purse. My Kindergarteners even recognize it and when they find it around the classroom they say "Miss Kristi, I just found your food book!" I love that they know I write it all down to keep track." Sometimes they ask me to get it so they can see if I ran or lifted that morning. :) Here are a few pictures: