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.
On the other half of the bagel I spread Robert Rothschild raspberry wasabi mustard for an extra kick of flavor.
Along with my edamamemole bagelwich, I enjoyed cucumber slices and fresh strawberries.
Q & A Time!
It’s that time again!
Let ‘er rip!
What are some creative ways that you eat peanut butter?
- Peanut butter stuffed French toast
- Cinnamon peanut butter roasted chick peas
- Flourless peanut butter cookies
- Peanut butter pretzel truffles
- PB & fresh fruit sandwich
- Peanut butter protein smoothies (combine milk, a scoop of peanut butter, a frozen banana & a scoop of protein powder)
- Nutty oatmeal (Stir a spoonful of peanut butter into a hot bowl of oatmeal)
If you were forced to choose only one condiment that you could eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
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! 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
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.
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!