Monthly Archives: January 2012

Day Three–I didn’t have to cook!

Breakfast:  1 string cheese, 1 sugar free jello, 4 celery sticks Kraft Old English sharp cheddar spread (this is my new favorite)

Lunch:  Green Giant frozen cauliflower with cheese sauce (50 calories per serving and is seriously almost as good as eating mac and cheese), fat free cottage cheese with tomato, balsamic, and sea salt

Snack: string cheese, sugar free chocolate pudding

Dinner:  Chili made by my amazing boyfriend with fat free sour cream and fat free cheddar cheese.  This is a great carb free item because it is hearty and you will have leftovers for lunch the next day!

Dessert: 1 sugar free fudge pop (40 calories)

FEELING GREAT!  And, I have to say, the no drinking thing was hard today.  I had a long day at work and really could have used a glass of wine.  However, I am not tempted enough to even consider it….even when Russ had a beer. 🙂  That is steadfastness!

Some photos from today’s food:

Side note:  Russ’s chili is an amazing concoction of turkey, white beans, chili beans, kidney beans, celery, white onion, and a myriad of spices including one chili seasoning packet.  I know everyone is really picky about their chili recipes and you can always cut fat by using turkey or chicken or wheat meat.  Really, most chili is a great carb-free meal!


Day Two–Full and Happy

No cheating today!

Breakfast:  Hard boiled egg, 1 string cheese

Lunch: Celery Sticks with low fat sharp cheddar cheese spread, shredded lettuce with chicken salad (low fat mayo), 15 cachews

Snack: String cheese, sugar free pudding

Dinner: Caprese salad with shrimp cocktail (homemade sauce) for two.

Caprese:  tomato, fresh basil, low fat mozzerella, avocado, sea salt, balsamic.

Cocktail Sauce:  2/3 cup low sugar ketchup, 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce, juice of half a lemon, sea salt.  (should add horseradish, but I didn’t have any on hand, and this was still tasty!)

And, lots of green tea!

So far, so good. 🙂  And I am super full–and so is my boyfriend–without any carbs or sugars.  yay!

Have any great low carb recipes?  Send them my way!


Day One

Some tasty items from today’s menu:

Breakfast:  1 hard boiled egg, 1 string cheese

Lunch: Shredded lettuce with chicken salad (low-fat mayo) and 15 cashews

Snack: Sugar-free pudding (yum), 1 string cheese

Dinner:  Roasted brussel sprouts with sea salt and chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese.  DELISH!


Noshy New Years! Happy 2012!

Well, it is that time of year!  Yes, I know that setting New Year’s resolutions to loose some weight or get healthy are a dime a dozen–and in that aspect, I am no different than everyone hitting the gym or cutting the calories.  If there is one thing that the holidays do for me, it is becoming genuinely sick of eating. Can you believe it?  By the time the first of the year comes around, I want nothing to do with sweets, carbs, or even alcohol.  I know, I know.  So ridiculous. 😉

So, today is my first day starting on a few different goals in regards to the things I am putting in my body.  Noshing and reviewing is great, but when I am really focusing on this here blog, I tend to gain a few.  Crazy, right?  Who would have thought?  Anyway, I never tend to write much about the times when I under-indulge to keep my body from expanding way beyond what it should. I have never been one of the lucky few who can eat what she wants and not see it on her hips.  Oh, how my hips see it.

Starting today, there will be no alcohol of any kind until Feb 25th.  The 25th is my birthday and that seemed like a good goal to shoot for.  Two months alcohol free will be difficult for me, but if you want to shed some lbs, it is sort of mandatory.

Also, starting today for at least 3 weeks, no carbs and no sugar.  Ouch.

After three weeks, I will start to filter back in some fruit–and then after 2 months, probably around the birthday mark as well, I will start to add back in some whole wheat carbs once a day (at the very most).  I am definitely one of those people who weight is directly related to carbohydrates.  Sigh.  But, the good news is that I have had enough pizza in the past two weeks to suffice for a good long while.

In short, the for the next little while, Nosh Maven is going to be more about re-energizing, restarting, and regrouping.  Essentially, I am resetting my blood sugar and getting my body back on track after 2 – 3 weeks of overindulgence. I hope to be at least 20 lbs lighter by April.  And, it is very doable if I stick to it.  This isn’t about a crash diet, but rather, getting back to a way of life that is healthy.  I am very ready.

So, look forward to some healthy eats as I chronical the next several weeks of meal plans and menus!

Happy 2012!