Tuesday, March 9, 2010

This is not McDonalds

Hello all! I hope you're having a great week. Last night I decided to try another recipe for the skinny girl book. The recipe is called guilt-free fries! These are no McDonalds fries! ;) They are baked and healthy and delicious.
It's a super simple recipe. Basically what you do is cut up all the potatoes into strips or wedgees with the skins on. I had to skin mine because they had some spots going bad on the outside.
Then you toss them with a tablespoon of olive oil and some spices. (salt, pepper, and garlic salt are what I used.)
After that you place them on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake for 30-40 min @ 425.
The result: Comfort food without all the extra calories :) I will definatley be making them again soon.
Also, I'm eating some Morning Star fake chicken strips right now .. all I can say is yum yum!
Who needs meat anyways when they make stuff that tastes just like it. Oh and I've been meat free for about 3 weeks. I'm going strong so we'll see how it goes. Hope you enjoyed the recipe.

Have a great night.

xoxo Jessenia

Monday, March 8, 2010

Beauty can be found Everywhere, in Everything

I'm becoming a lazy blogger as you can probably tell lol. Life is so busy right now but I'm trying to fit everything in. I'm realizing though, that sometimes it's okay if you can't fit it all in or make it all work. I'm realizing that the bigger picture means fitting in the things that really matter, the things that really make you happy.
There's a bridge in the city where I go to school that crosses over the inter coastal. Not far from it is a gorgeous little marina park. It's one of my favorite places ever and I love spending time just looking at the water and feeling the florida breeze. I also love running the bridge. I hadn't done it in months and I finally had time this past friday.
I was so excited! I got there at about 10 am and it was still quite chilly out. About 55 degrees, but sunny still and the water was gorgeously blue.
I had a great run althougth the wind was challenging me and the cold air can be tough on the lungs but I was simply in awe by the water and weather that it didn't matter.
I ran about 2.5 miles at a pace of about 10 min/mile.
View from the top of the bridge= Gorgeous
Afterwards, I went into a local gelato shop and lucked out with them having bottled water and fresh squeezed grapefuit juice, squeezed right here in town! It was delicious!
I sat for a while before finally heading out. It was so nice to just enjoy the little things while getting in a great workout at the same time. I think i'll go again this friday!
Where is your favorite outside workout spot?

xoxo Jessenia