Back on Track

After the feasting last Thursday, our eating spree continued into Black Friday and then again on Saturday for lunch with my Dad & family.  The risotto that I talked about here was just too good to pass up again on Saturday (yes, we went back to Marcella’s ;)).  My body was begging to be fed the way it is used to being fed – with lots of fruits & veggies!  Of course I enjoy my sweet treats, but not before I eat the healthy (and good) stuff. 

I was digging through my vegetable drawer today to find something to go along side my sandwich & salad & saw some carrot sticks that Aaron had cut up.  An idea popped into my head – carrot fries!  I had seen them in the past month or so around the blog world & it was time for me to try them out.  I sprayed a baking sheet with Pam and then placed the carrots sticks on the sheet, sprayed them with Pam and then seasoned with salt & pepper.  I baked/roasted at 400 for about 10-20 minutes, flipping occasionally.  I plated them with my sandwich & added some ketchup on the side for dipping.  YUM!  Another naturally gluten-free recipe.  :)

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I feel so much better when I keep my diet full of fresh fruits & veggies.  I have so much more energy!  Of course another way to stay on track or get back on track after a splurge or holiday is to get right back into your exercise routine.  I try to keep my schedule the same or very close to it, so even though I may splurge on some goodies, I am still getting my runs or workouts in.  You don’t have to throw in the towel because you overate or didn’t workout for 4-5 days.  Just get right back into it!  

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Keep an eye out tomorrow for the start of Cookie-A-Day on Gluten-free is Life.  I hope to share a cookie recipe with you guys at least 5 days/week during the month of December.  Some will be healthier versions to keep the pounds from piling on this holiday season.  I am a firm believer in moderation, though.  Don’t deny yourself anything.  Life is too short.  Denying yourself will make you want it even more & may even cause you to over eat or binge.  

 

 

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4 Responses

  1. I love carrot fries! And I also love your attitude about getting back on track. It’s SO easy to say “I screwed my diet the last week now it’s too late”…. but I feel so much better when I DO get back on the healthy eating bandwagon!

    I’m curious what your secret is to bake holiday cookies and not go overboard though ;) I made my first batch tonight and will admit that I nibbled on about half the batter!

    • Hey Val!

      I usually don’t eat the batter b/c there are raw eggs in it and I am a little OCD about that, so that helps there. Then, I freeze most of them for Christmas, so I either have to go to my basement to get them and eat frozen or not eat them! You are vegan, right, so you don’t have to worry about raw eggs? I could see that being an issue in my house! LOL! Much easier to dig in.

  2. I never thought of carrot fries. Those sound wonderful! And I am excited to see the cookie recipes. :-)

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