Temptation

Sunday was the worst–in terms of food. I was debating writing about this earlier and about who may read it, but I don’t care. I’ll just do it anyway.

My family had a get-together to celebrate my birthday and we had fry bread. Those of you who do not know what fry bread is, it is basically a gift from the gods. It’s addicting. It’s like a scone, but not as hard. You can make tacos out of them, cover them in honey,  pb&j, yada yada. I stopped making them for friends because it takes a whole day with making the meal and bread and everything…it’s just tiring and everyone wanted fry bread all the time. It’s good tasting, but tiring to make. So I’m done making them. Anyway, it’s super high carb, as it is mainly white/wheat/corn flour with water. A few weeks ago, I specifically asked my cousin who was in charge of this event to make sure it is low carb and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert/my birthday cake. But no, it was fry bread. Essentially this meant I couldn’t eat anything but whatever meat was being made and lettuce.

On top of my severe lactose-intolerance, we also have people in my family who are celiac. So I decided to make a low carb, gluten-free version of fry bread. It turned out to be around a carb per serving, but definitely not like traditional fry bread. My bread was 100% experiment, as I have never made a low carb bread in my life. Gluten-free, sure. Low carb, no. It was…an experience. I basically made a very thick flax-seed pancake.

Here’s my recipe that I imputed to MyFitnessPal:

flaxseed-bread

The bread broke very easily, tasted very much like flax-seed (which I loved, but much of my family did not enjoy), and filled me up quickly. I probably will not make this again, as I really was only craving the fry bread and this did not save me from the craving. It just made me full and worry about my ketosis. I had two and half servings of this and I basically couldn’t eat anymore.

There was no low carb option for my “cake”, so I didn’t have any. And some of my family members made snarky comments about me not eating any. Well, guess what? I’m not eating that shit. The end. I knew I should have made little cheesecakes for myself, but I assumed too much. Meh. I liked the family, gifts and laughing, but I definitely was not happy about the food. I was, however, still where I needed to be at with carbs by the end of the day–even if how I got there wasn’t the best.

And then I couldn’t even go to a movie night at a cine-bar for a group thing because it started snowing. And it’s still snowing.

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Ooof!

I’m finally finished with school. I spent the past few days going out and sleeping. BUT now back to blogging. Anyway, I wanted to talk about the easiest way to get your tea drinking on.

 

So these are the finished product of my tea bottles. Put them in the fridge or leave them on the counter, pour a glass, drink and enjoy.

These bottles came from organic lemonade from Smith’s Food and Drug (also known as QFC and Fred Meyer). They can be found at heath food stores as well. At my Smith’s, they’ve been on sale for 4 for $5. That’s crazy good because at some health stores, they were a bit more. Like two something for a bottle.

 

  <<<<  They come in a lot of different flavors. My favorite is a mango lemonade. Oh my, heaven on earth.

I drink the lemonade, remove the label and wash the bottles. Then I use them for nifty containers for my tea. I use two bags of tea per container.

As a safety warning, don’t touch the glass after you pour the hot water in. You’ll burn yourself. In my eagerness to transport the tea around the kitchen, I’ve grabbed the glass full on a few times. It’s not fun. Just pour it and let it cool with the tea bags inside. For added safety, warm the bottles before you pour the hot water in. If you’re worried about cracked glass, this should help out. I haven’t had any problems with pouring at room temperature, though.

I love my tea strong, so I’ll leave the bags in overnight or for a few hours. My herb, matte and black teas turn out pretty well this way.

 

31 Healthy and Portable Protein Snacks

 

I am loving this. Protein is the gift of the gods. Om nom nom nom

 

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31 Healthy and Portable High-Protein Snacks

From the Fitness Gypsy

1. Cottage-Style Fruit: Top ½ cup cottage cheese with ½ cup of your favorite fruit. Why not try some superfoods? Bananas, mixedberries, and melon are some Greatist favorites!

2. Beef or Turkey Jerky: Be careful to avoid sodium- and sugar-filled brands, but low-sodium, natural, or lightly-flavored options are a great source of protein. And this chewy snack is super-portable and keeps fresh for months when packed properly. A one-ounce serving (the size of most single-serve packs) contains about 9 grams of protein!

3. Mixed Nuts or Trail Mix: This is a favorite in the Greatist office. Mixed nuts are an easy way to get a delicious dose of protein in a convenient, shelf-stable package. Try a mixed bunch for variety and a combo with dried fruit for some added sweetness. The best bang for your protein buck? Almonds and Pistachios are…

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