Fashion Healthy? Spring Challenge & Quinoa Burgers
Is there such a thing really…
with all the images of fashion coming our way these days
it’s an old story
who can ever live up …
now with social media
and the ever handy dandy iphone, ipad and instagram
from the crazy amount of new modest fashion blogs
to good old glossy mags & media
Images of what we should or should not wear…
celebs who were once a little plumper
now skinny winnies…
personal friends who are always talking about diets
what they can eat or cant eat…
it’s hard to listen too…when that piece of hershey’s milk chocolate
is what seems to me…the ONLY comforting savior between sanity & reality
combined with my crazy life
and my year of feeling slightly rejected…LOL!
I am feeling a little…. less than
or should I say…
I have been both very FAT & very SKINNY in my short life time.
I just am.
neither fat nor skinny
but I can honestly say…
I am not loving my body right now
I wish I was healthier…and YES fashion and what I can wear plays a big part of it
It is very sad & frustrating
walking into my closet
& not fitting into things that I love
that just 3 years (pre tunie) fit me beautifully..
But even more…
I feel bleh
most likely my life situation and this cold dark winter
plays a huge part of the
time for a change.
It is hard to reconcile this
I HATE the idea
that I am just NOT happy with how I am now…
because when I was much heavier…
I would have been thrilled to be where I am today.
But the grass is always greener….
and for many years pre-tunie I knew how it felt
to NEVER have to
feel the stress of what to wear
So…I am doing it in MODERATION
and I am changing attitude about foods I use to sneer at
no longer is it a HEALTHY RECIPE….
but a MOUTH -WATERING RECIPE…that happens to be HEALTHIER.
And as far as FASHION…
well, I am getting INSPIRED…
DEspired (yes I made up the word – but you get what I mean).
letting these images fuel my desire to
FEEL like these woman LOOK.
So SPRING FASHION…
I just might be able to pull you off!
>Here are some of my FAVORITE SPRING LOOKS that I hope with a little change the next few months – I CAN ACTUALLY WEAR!!
NOW HERE IS HOW I AM GOING TO EAT MY WAY TO A HEALTHY FASHION in SPRING!
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 cup diced portable mushrooms
3/4 cup frozen spinach, defrosted
1/4 cup chopped fine pecans
1 tsp. garlic powder salt & fresh black pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 375F. Prepare a cookie tray that is lined with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray. In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients very well. ￼ Using your hands, form patties with your quinoa mixture. ￼ Lay the patties on your cookie sheet about 2 inches apart and bake in oven. ￼ Bake for about 8 minutes and then flip over burger gently,using a spatula, and bake for an additional 6-7 minutes. ￼