I’m not sure how I found Heather of “Heather Eats Almond Butter“… but I did… the same day I found her I discovered I had 999 days until I turn 50 (now, 944 days). Kismet? I loooooove almond butter… love love… And, she was living in a YURT! A yurt?? I love yurts and no one I talk to ever knows what I’m talking about. I dream of living in the mountains in a yurt… ahhhhh… anyhoo.. Through her blog I found all sorts of twenty somethings documenting their meals everyday… and some super scrumptious healthy food ideas along the way! Some I would have never thought of.. some I still can barely think of! LOL I’m not sure if this is only popular with 20 somethings or if it’s a fluke I can’t find any 40 somethings blogging about what they eat.. either way.. (shrug) I’m here now… and I love reading the 20 something’s blogs..
One I found is Holly aka “The Healthy Everythingtarian” via HEAB (Heather Eats Almond Butter)… another twenty something blogging about her journey of healthy eating… well she had a great (odd) idea she got from another blogger for this scrumptious concoction… I messed with it a bit but not much..
Hidden Valley Protein Salad…
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 1/3 cup garbanzo beans
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup tomato
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 tsp (or to taste) of dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing (the secret ingredient!)
- and about 2 oz of either salmon or chicken…
Drum roll… a whopping 34 grams of protein and a bit over 300 calories.
It is sooooo good! And was accompanied by no “energy bumps”
Okay. Well now. That wasn’t so hard. Post #1 is now in the books! Continue reading