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)

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.

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 


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