Edamamemole (+ Q & A)

The highlight of my lunch today was a concoction I’ll call edamamemole because it reminded me of guacamole, but it was made with edamame!

To make my edamamemole, I combined ½ cup of edamame with one wedge of Laughing Cow light original Swiss cheese in the food processor. After pulsing the ingredients several times, I had a bright green mushy mix that spread easily onto a Toufayan thin everything-flavored bagel.

Edamamemole

On the other half of the bagel I spread Robert Rothschild raspberry wasabi mustard for an extra kick of flavor.

Raspberry Wasabi Mustard

Raspberry Wasabi Spread

Along with my edamamemole bagelwich, I enjoyed cucumber slices and fresh strawberries.

Cucumber Slices

Fruit!

The Whole Spread

Q & A Time!

It’s that time again!

Time for another Q & A featuring questions submitted on my Q & A page and through the anonymous question form.

Let ‘er rip! :D

What are some creative ways that you eat peanut butter?

Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast

If you were forced to choose only one condiment that you could eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Mustard.

Have you ever used a personal trainer? Would you recommend it?

I’ve only used a personal trainer one time (which you may read about here), and I absolutely loved it. It’s not a realistic expense for me at the moment and I actually enjoy putting myself through a good workout so I do not use one in my day-to-day life.

I definitely recommend making an appointment with a personal trainer if you’re new to working out or are just learning the ins and outs of strength training. A personal trainer can teach you various exercises and proper form, which may make working out less intimidating for those just getting into an exercise regimen.

What is your favorite perfume?

  • Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana
  • Jadore by Christian Dior
  • Fantasy by Britney Spears (It smells like vanilla!)

For guys I prefer none… Just Old Spice deodorant, please! J That stuff smells magical.

Do you follow package serving size recommendations for frozen pizzas, snack foods, cereal, etc.?

No. Well, I try to, but I find the serving size on most snack foods to be teeny-tiny. I try to stay away from snacking on foods like crackers or cereal because even two servings never seem like enough for me. I prefer to snack on some of the options that I mentioned in my last Q & A.

How often do you drink… I mean more than just a drink with a meal? I find that when I drink I eat gross amounts of unhealthy food. Any tips on how to prevent this?

I do not drink all that often and found that my alcohol consumption definitely decreased as I transitioned from college to the real world (isn’t it that way for everyone? ;) ). My last drink-fest occurred a couple of weeks ago in Chicago during my Bachelorette Party and I loved every minute of it! :D I can assure you that after a night of drinking all of us came home and indulged in multiple servings of chips, dip, peanut butter bars and basically any other junky foods we could get our hands on. It was like a college flash back!

Aside from my bachelorette party, I really do try to make good decisions about the foods I eat when I drink. After a night out, I am often hungry when I get home, but try to snack on food that satisfies my junk-food cravings in a healthier way, such as:

  • 100-calorie packs of microwavable popcorn
  • Whole wheat tortilla with cheese
  • Half of an English muffin pizza
  • Small plate of leftovers from dinner
  • Honey-roasted peanuts

English Muffin Pizza

Have you ever read the book French Women Don’t Get Fat? If so, what did you think of it?

I’ve never read it. Sorry!

I’m trying to gain weight. Can you give me some snack ideas that are high calorie, but won’t make me feel like I’ve eaten too much?

Nuts and nut butters are a great option. It’s so easy to eat multiple portions of nuts, so those looking to gain weight can easily ingest a lot of calories without feeling overly stuffed by including nut butters or trail mixes with a lot of nuts in their diet. Smoothies are a great option as well!

What is your favorite supermarket cookie?

I love “kitchen sink” cookies that include a little bit of everything: chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, oatmeal… the works!

Did you see a change in your abs when you started getting into BodyPump?

BodyPump definitely helps tone your entire body. I naturally gain weight in the lower half of my body, and didn’t really see any major changes to my abs that I can attribute directly to BodyPump, though I definitely “feel the burn” during the abs portion of the class. My stomach looks leanest when I keep up my workouts (total-body strength training + cardio) and maintain a healthy diet.

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Thanks again for all of your questions! If I didn’t answer your question, check my Q & A page and the links from the Ask Me Anything series.

See ya later for dinner! :D

Comments

  1. says

    Looks like we wear similar perfumes ;) I wear the top 2 and love vanilla scents. I’m wearing Vera Wang Beautiful right now …

    Ditto on the personal trainer. Great for beginniers to gain a tool box of different exercises

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  2. Erin says

    I totally agree about no cologne and just Old Spice for deodorant for men. My husband wears it and thinks that I am nuts because I always ask to smell his armpits!

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  3. says

    Funny thing about this post. I once read an article on how to make guacamole less fattening and it was said to add peas due to the similar coloring as avocado. Edamame would make sense too! I may just have to try it. Although I do love me some avocado.. :)

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  4. says

    I’m with you on the no cologne for guys. Just a great smelling deoderant.

    Although, I can’t have my guy use Old Spice! My grandpa uses that and that is NOT what I want to smelling while cuddling with my husband, lol.

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  5. says

    my husband has old spice body wash and it smells so good! he has some deodorant allergies so there’s only one kind he can wear (certain scents of degree)… and that’s just fine with me cuz he smells goooood!

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  6. says

    Mustard is my absolute fav condiment too, sometimes I use it on salads as dressings!

    Old spice is amazing. As silly as it might sound, on the Older ‘Old Spice’ shaving mugs they have a Tallship called the Grand Turk and as a tribute to my father when he passed away, Myself and my brother both got the ship as a tattoo to remember him because he never wore anything but oldspice, the deoderant and aftershave. Everytime I smell it I think of my Dad

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  7. jana says

    That raspberry wasabi mustard is like crack to me. I LOVE it and can never get enough. I absolutely want to try concoction, however you didn’t rave about this lunch like you normally do so I’m wondering how good it actually was.

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  8. Anonymous says

    Nice try, but that is nowhere near guacamole. How dare you put guacamole and that green mush in the same sentence. For shame.

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  9. says

    The edamamole was such a great idea – I can’t wait to try it! Just wanted to let you know that I love when you do Q+A – you answer all of the questions so well and we get to learn more about you. :-D

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