Snacky Find

Hi friends 😀 How’s your Sunday been? Hope you’ve had a beautiful and relaxing day.


(The Pilot got that expression from her by saying “Are you a chicken girl? You want chicken??” and then of course had to give her some chicken)

We’ve been laying low today, it only seemed right after 11 hours of sleep last night (!!) haha.

In between doing blog work and cleaning up the casa, we made a trip to the mall (holler to Aldo for exchanging my sandals!) and to Beyond Bread for lunch.

I had some vinegar slaw:


along with a half order of Kalid’s Curry with no bread, since I brought my own slices of brown rice bread from home 🙂


It was the ONLY thing that sounded good on the menu (chicken, mayo, curry and seasonings, jicama, raisins and almonds) and it was ahhhhmazing.

New snacky find:


As we ate our lunch, we drove to see my great grandmother and had the best visit with her. <3 I love Sundays.

We’re off to see Viesa (!) and then to Bridesmaids. The Pilot hasn’t seen it yet and I want to welcome him to the world of hilarity that is that movie 😉

See ya in the morning!



Upcoming: Summer Shape Up Week 2 + a giveaway 🙂

This week’s grocery list if you’d like to participate with the meal ideas:

Staples (replenish as needed)

Low-fat milk of choice
Low-fat plain yogurt or Greek yogurt of choice

Protein powder

Natural peanut or almond butters
Extra-virgin olive oil
Spices and seasonings (cumin, sage, oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, sea salt and pepper)
Lo-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
Brown rice
Whole wheat or brown rice pasta
Canned beans
Vinaigrette salad dressings

Week 2:

– 2 16 oz plain Oikos yogurt or yogut

– 3 apples

– Blueberries

– High Fiber cereal of choice

– Flat Out Wraps (wheat) or brown rice tortillas

– Peanut butter or almond butter

– Organic Marinara Sauce

– Part skim shredded cheese or Daiya

– Small can of olives

– 2 Luna Bars or Larabars

– 1 rotisserie chicken

– 1 tomato

– Romaine

– Spinach (big bag)

– Frozen turkey meatballs or vegan meatballs

– Whole wheat pitas or brown rice pitas

– Garlic

– 3 onions

– 8 oz crushed tomatoes

– 1 frozen pack of mixed vegetables

– String cheese or cheese of choice

– Almonds

– 28 oz crushed tomatoes

– Oven-ready whole wheat or brown rice lasagna noodles (if you can’t find oven ready, just get regular whole wheat and cook them halfway through before using them)

– Frozen raspberries

– Snap peas

– Broccoli

– One bag carrots

– Kashi crackers

– 2 salmon fillets (freeze until ready to use)

– Sabra hummus

– Ginger

– Sucanat

– Soy sauce (low sodium)

– Sm. Can crushed pineapple in its own juice

– Bananas

– Deli turkey

– Strawberries

– South beach cottage cheese

– 1 loaf of Ezekiel bread or brown rice bread

– 1 bell pepper

– Cherry tomatoes

– Turkey breast

– 1 can black beans

– 1 lemon

– 2 limes

– 1 can Amy’s soup

– Organic chicken breast

– Cucumber

– Avocado

– Cilantro

– 1 jalapeno

Something to talk about: We’re going to friends’ tomorrow night for a BBQ and I said I’d bring dessert- any fun ideas for a delicious gluten-free recipe?

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  1. Elizabeth @ the good life on June 12, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Bridesmaids is too funny! Good idea to get that growing baby of yours smiling and laughing as soon as possible!! 🙂

  2. Lindsay on June 12, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I love Beanitos- sooo good!

  3. Val @ Balancing Val on June 12, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Do you usually bring GF bread around with you?

    I think I may have to start doing that as the only options in restaurants are salads!

    Even the corn tortillas in mexican restaurants are fried in the same oil as wheat usually . .. Sad story 🙁

  4. Kate on June 12, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Your puppy is so cute!!! I love Sunday’s

  5. lindsey on June 12, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Oh man. I am *so* addicted to Beanitos. The black bean ones are my favorite!

  6. Chelsea @ Go Chelsea Go! on June 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    That salad looks amazing–I’m glad it tasted as good as it looks!

    I LOVED Bridesmaids–I hope the Pilot likes it!

  7. Allison @ Food For Healing on June 12, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    aw viesa!
    11 hours of sleep is so necessary sometimes

  8. SAM on June 12, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Beanitos are my FAVORITE!

  9. Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) on June 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Yay for Bridesmaids viewing #2!! <3 that movie!

    Bella looks EXTRA adorable in that photo!

    I always love simple, fresh berries in the summer. 🙂 Maybe topped with some real, vanilla flavored, whipped cream?

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I'm sipping on your honorary glass of shiraz right now, ha!

  10. Mercedes @ Cultivating Consciousness on June 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Yes! I just made a REALLY REALLY GOOD almond joy bar, the recipe is from, but I made my own modifications. Its a great recipe, can’t screw it up, Nobody will know its grain-free (unless you tell them!)

    • Fitnessista on June 13, 2011 at 1:38 am

      that sounds incredible!!! thank you for the recipe 🙂

  11. Julie (A Case of the Runs) on June 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I’m not well-versed in GF, but I love peanut-butter cookies!

  12. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups on June 12, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I’m so jealous of your 11 hours of sleep. Sounds glorious!

  13. Heather (Heather's Dish) on June 12, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    bridesmaids is one of the most hilarious movies i’ve seen in a while…i loved it! so quotable 🙂

  14. Lindsay Loves Veggies on June 12, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Little Miss Bella’s expression definitely put a smile on my face. 🙂

  15. Namaste Gurl on June 12, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Bahaha, I hope the Pilot can handle the crudeness of Bridemaid’s! Even my madre, who’s into those kind of movies, cinched after watching 🙂 I thought it was a crack- up though!
    Question…. do you still think gluten is affecting your stomach? I remember you said you tried eating it and it didn’t hurt you? I’d love to know your thoughts!

    • Fitnessista on June 13, 2011 at 1:37 am

      it doesn’t bother me if i have a small amount, but i can’t have it more than one day in a row or my stomach hates me

  16. Holly @ The Runny Egg on June 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I’m curious to hear if The Pilot liked Bridesmaids. I want to see it and I want to take Jason with me but it is going to take some convincing!

    • Fitnessista on June 13, 2011 at 1:37 am

      he thought it was really funny 🙂 [and he’s a tough critic]

  17. Aimee on June 12, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Gluten free black bean brownies! So yummy and nobody will know what’s in them 🙂

  18. Maintenance Mama on June 12, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I’m so glad others relax hard on their Sunday’s. And beanitos… yum!

  19. Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] on June 12, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    How about my GF and vegan almond butter & dark chocolate rice crispy treats?

  20. hippierunner on June 12, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    You’re seeing Bridesmaids again? Lucky girl! That sounds like a good idea, can’t get enough of Kristen Wiig!

  21. Steph on June 12, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I frequent this website to oogle over her yummy looking gluten desserts! 🙂 But, I love PB&Chocolate so this would be the perfect BBQ dessert for me, haha

    • Fitnessista on June 13, 2011 at 1:36 am

      those look amazing! thank you 🙂

  22. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on June 12, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Beanitos. Those sound sooo good. In theory. In reality, I should probably never eat those and go out in public. Sorry about the TMI, just being honest 🙂 lol

    No Bake Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

    Vegan, GF, no bake, Vitamix, 5 mins. <—That's as much time as a pregnant lady should spend on her feet in the kitch anyway 🙂

  23. Monika @ Powered by Paprika on June 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Bring a gluten free cheesecake! Or blondies..

  24. Samantha on June 13, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Check out the “Pea Worthy Fig Bars” that Gena at choosingraw posted a couple weeks ago. I took them to a beach bbq with the FRG and they got more raves and recipe requests than peanut butter cookies. Very good! has great GF recipes too.

  25. justine on June 13, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Pavlova with passion fruit!! Check it out on Nigella. It’s our all-time fave summer dessert. x

  26. Jeannette on June 13, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Hi Gina! This doesn’t have anything to do with your post today, but I was just wondering what you ever thought about the Tracy Anderson Mat DVD? I’d love to hear your opinion about it! I love your blog, btw 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

      i loved it! will get a review post up soon 🙂

  27. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on June 13, 2011 at 5:57 am

    That slaw looks delicious!!

    We give our dogs chicken too.. and would get the same type of look if the word is mentioned. There are actually a number of words that we have to spell (chicken being one of them) to keep the sanity!

  28. KimLivesHealthy on June 13, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Quinoa salad with fresh baby tomatoes, avocado & mandarin oranges – had this at a church party and it was awesome.

    And congratulations on the pregnancy, just got caught up on your blog after the honeymoon!

  29. kaila @ healthy helper! on June 13, 2011 at 7:01 am

    I love those Beanito thangs! I had them in an airport next year and they were fabulous! Love the flavor!

  30. Hillary on June 13, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Inside-out chocolate dipped strawberries! Just hull a bunch of strawbs, stuff them with chocolate chips (white, dark, or milk), and bake at 350* for a few minutes, until chocolate has melted. So easy, and so so so good.

    • Fitnessista on June 13, 2011 at 9:39 am

      that is such a great idea!!

  31. Amy@purewellnessamy on June 13, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I had the most amazing strawberry rhubarb crisp at a restaurant on Saturday. I can’t stop thinking about it! Strawberries and rhubarb are in season in the northeast now, not sure about Arizona! You’d probably have to heat the crisp up in their oven before serving, which may be inconvenience…

  32. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 13, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Those Beanitos sound so good! I love crunchy chips with flax in them!

  33. Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers on June 13, 2011 at 9:14 am

    It stinks there was only one good thing on the menu, but when it’s a winner, all you need is one, right? Happy Monday!

  34. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather on June 13, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I cannot believe I haven’t seen Bridesmaids yet! I need to get with the program, I’ve only heard good things.

    • Fitnessista on June 13, 2011 at 9:38 am

      it’s HILARIOUS 🙂

  35. jassy on June 13, 2011 at 10:22 am

    your dog is so pretty and looks so cuddly 🙂 bridesmaid is not yet shown here but i guess i would watch it if it finally does 🙂

  36. Beth (well ill be) on June 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I’m loving your leopard nails! Thanks to you posting about them, I went searching the grocery store and found them. For my first time though I went with sparkly pink. I love them and will definitely have to try the leopard next!

  37. chickster on June 13, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    i seriously need to get myself a bag of those Beanitos! they look soo good

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