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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party ~ Healthy Foodie Friday!

Welcome friends to this weekend's Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party! 


Poofy Cheeks

I have had another busy and fun week with my family. I can't believe the summer holidays will be over in a week and then it's back to school time!

I have also been trying very hard to watch what I eat and to keep up with my daily swim/walk. I really am trying to not only lose weight to also become healthier and fitter. I did slip up a little on Thursday though but it was for a very good reason....It was Mr Attorney's Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my sweetie!


I have also been trying to find some more healthy and delicious recipes to add to my collection.

Look at these yummy recipes!

Warm Mediterranean quinoa salad

Warm Mediterranean quinoa salad

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

Shoko’s Sesame Chicken Salad from Steamy Kitchen looked so delicious I had to pin it as soon as I saw it.

Red, White and Blueberry Trifle (Calories: 169.1)

Cucumber Salad with Mint and Feta

The recipe below for Waldorf Salad, looked particularly delicious, healthy and low in calories so I thought I would give it a try. By just swapping the mayo for natural yoghurt the salad is so much healthier and just as delicious as a higher calorie version. Even my son, who doesn't normally like salads really enjoyed this salad.

(Healthier) Waldorf Salad 
(makes 6 servings)


Ingredients:
4 medium sized apples, cubed
3 stalks of celery, chopped
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1/2 cup low fat yogurt, plain or vanilla
1/3 cup raisins

I actually omitted the raisins and added some arugula/rocket leaves and spring onions instead.

Directions:
1. Combine apples, celery, raisins, and walnuts in a bowl. Stir.
2. Add yogurt and stir all ingredients together.
3. Chill to blend flavors or enjoy right away.

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This really was delicious and I even had some left-overs for lunch the next day and everything was still crunchy!

Who would have thought that finding healthy and delicious foods could be so easy!

 For this week's #TuesdayTune I thought I'd also share one of the songs that I have on my walking playlist. As we all know, eating healthily is only one of the components of losing weight successfully and permanently. Exercise is also critical. This song always gets me going and makes me want to keep moving!



So, have you been blogging about this week? Have you posted any recipes, craft ideas, decorating tips or tutorials on your blog lately? I would love it if you could share your favourite post, old or new, by just adding the url of your particular blog post that you would like us to visit to the Linky tool below. Please just link back to me @ NatashaInOz.com or if you would like to Tweet about this weekly Linky Party please add this to your tweets #SayGdayParty Feel free to add one of these Say G'day buttons to your post too!



Natasha In Oz










Thanks so much for joining in and linking up! Don't forget to come back later and visit some of the lovely bloggers who have linked up! Be sure to say G'Day from me when you drop by.

Thanks also to the lovely ladies who are hosting these fabulous parties this week:

Tasty Tuesday; Tempt My Tummy; Tasty Tuesday;Totally Tasty Tuesdays; Tasty Tuesday; Wow Me; Show and Share; Whatever Goes Wednesday; This Chick Cooks;   Foodie Friday; Courtney (Feathered Nest Friday), At the Picket Fence (Inspiration Friday) , Holly (Tickled Pink), Cindy (Show and Tell Friday), Home Sweet Home with Sherry, Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense, Pink Saturday with Beverly,  Fabulous Friday; Strut your Stuff Saturday; Flaunt it Friday; Everything but the Kitchen Sink Party;  Feature Friday; Feature Yourself Friday; Free for All Friday; Weekend wander; Show & Tell Saturday; Serenity Saturday; Once upon a Weekend; Saturday show Off; Saturday Seven; Sunday Blog Love; Sunday Linky Party Sundae Scoop; More the Merrier Monday; Met Monday; Creative Bloggers party; Making The World Cuter Mondays; Market Yourself Monday;Rook no.17; Take it on Tuesday; One Project at a Time;  Wow Me Wednesday; Show & TellWhatever Wednesday; Anything Goes Linky party; Simply Link Party

Take care and I hope you have a fabulous, healthy and fun weekend!

Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 

37 comments:

  1. I am brand new to Pinterest; really enjoying this wonderful site. Thank you for sharing your choices,
    Ruta

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  2. Thanks for hosting this fun party. Love your song choice. Bet that's a good one to work out to. Have a fabulous Friday!

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  3. HI Natasha. How are you? Been watching the lovely recipes you've been pinning lately and have repinned some myself. Hope it's paying off for you. Thanks for hosting!

    Anne xx

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  4. HPS!


    Amazing recipes! Love Adele!


    Gabriela

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  5. scrummy food! Love Adele's Rolling in the deep!

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  6. Happy New Year Natasha! Thanks for hosting again this year :) Love your pins, especially the choc cookies and the delicious looking trifle. I might just have to try and make the chicken salad too :) Have a great weekend xx

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  7. I love quinoa, which is from South Am. I make a lot of salads with it too, as I'm also on a diet and have lost 6 pounds so far and I'm thrilled! Thank you for this great recipes! Thank you for hosting. Have a terrific 2012.
    FABBY

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  8. Great to see you back Natasha! :)

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  9. Hello, Natasha

    This food look delicious, specially the salads and Trifle.

    What wonderful in your country is summer. Here at my country is cold.

    Greetings,

    Caty

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  10. Delicious foods! Great link party.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and letting me know about it :)

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  11. I repinned your Waldorf Salad but haven't made it yet. My favorite salad lately has been the Cranberry Avocado Salad , check it out on my Food Pin Board. And I LOVE Adele ! Rolling in the Deep is one of my favs from her 21 CD !

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  12. Thanks for sharing your Pink. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane

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  13. Great Pins Natasha! I'm definitely going to try a couple of those wonderful dishes... Thank you for keeping us pinning and singing! ":o)

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  14. Scrumptious! Love to try that trifle:)


    Visiting for Pink Saturday! Here's my share-hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2012/01/pink-elephant.html

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  15. Now, I am hungry! Happy Pink Saturday.

    My PINK is here. Please come and see.

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  16. Yup--I was sick this week and spent it pinning away! Ha! I love the song you posted and it is a perfect song to sing when my football team looses!

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  17. That trifle looks yum! As do the rest of the images. And I've just realised I didn't have lunch! Thanks for linking up this week x

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  18. Yummy post.. and had tons of fun doing this! Thank you!!
    SMiles~
    Cat

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  19. I LOVE Waldorf salad. Nice to see a healthy version. I'm hoping you'll come and share at my 'beat the winter blues' party on Saturday.

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  20. Happy Pink Saturday - and happy everything, sweet Natasha. I hope you all enjoy the remainder of your summer.

    The salad looks and sounds delicious. I will definitely try it.

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  21. I've been pinning lots of recipes (healthy and not so healthy too!) over at Pinterest. I tried one of them last night, and it was really good - over-roasted broccoli with garlic, parmesan, lemon, and pine nuts.

    The Waldorf salad looks good, easy to make, and healthy - a winner all around :-)

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  22. Wow, I'm so glad to have found you, these recipes look awesome. I need to try that Waldorf salad. A few blog friends and I started a little Challenge. It's not too late to join. My project update post just went up. http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/word-of-the-year-and-i-might-be-screwed-just-once-a-gallery-wall-experiment-update/

    I am your newest follower!

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  23. These recipes look fantastic! Love the Quinoa Salad! Yum, thanks for hosting - just linked up!
    Kathy

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  24. I love Adele! Just wish that I had something to link up! I love Pinterest and have many projects pinned, just been busy with other junk! I will be happy to party, just have to get my rear in gear!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  25. Thank you for popping over to my blog and inviting me to your pinterest party, as well as following me :)

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  26. Thanks for posting these recipes! The Waldorf Salad looks really good! We are going to have to try it - pinning it to try later!

    Thanks for sharing this at Romanceonadime.com !!

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  27. Love all the healthy recipes!!Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday. We hope you come back and share more of your ideas. -The Sisters

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  28. I'm not sure where I've been hiding but I didn't know about this party. What a blast. I need to figure out a post and hopefully link up soon!

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  29. That Red, White and Blueberry Trifle looks AMAZING!!! I am so addicted to Pinterest. I sit at the Doctor's office and other places just pinning away on my iphone.

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  30. Ooo that sesame chicken salad looks amazing! I'm definitely going to pin it NOW! My bf would love the honey glazed pork chops as well :)

    Thanks for sharing - stopping by from Tasty Tuesdays!

    xxx
    Jenna
    http://jennafinch.blogspot.com/

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  31. I cannot wait to try those quinoa cookies...and that Waldorf salad!

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  32. They all look delicious. Thanks for sharing. Take Care SpecialK XoXo

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  33. Recipes are great on Pinterest! They will really grow your blog. Love the trifle! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  34. These look so delicious & I enjoyed the music video as well-especially the glasses of water. Thanks so much for linking this to Fabulous Friday. Please do come back next week.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  35. hi Natasha, great round up of recipes!!

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
    Hope you can come and join us this week too

    http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/search/label/Serenity%20Saturday

    Natasha xx

    P.S also thanks for hosting such a great party!!!

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  36. Oooo....those recipes all look so incredible Natasha! I'm particularly intrigued by the quinoa cookies! On my way to go check them out...

    Love that Adele song too! What a voice!

    Thank you so much for always having something so wonderful to share on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!

    Jenn

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