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Here we go!

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


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