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Five Things Friday 4/26/13.

Woot Friday!

Confession: With classes being over, I tend to lose track of days of the week. Oops. But, I can still be excited for the weekend!

Which of course, I will celebrate with my usual Friday lists. Smile with tongue out

5 Things I’ve Eaten This Week:

1. The return of the giant salad.


Apparently, my body was missing out on some veggies because I put together some ginormous salads this week. This is basically the only way I can eat a meal time salad and be satisfied: It has to be absolutely loaded. This was romaine, baby carrots, bell pepper, sweet potato, chicken and almonds, all topped with a pineapple curry salad dressing. Delicious.

2. The best thing about taco night:


The taco salad that occurs the next day, of course. I could easily eat these multiple times a week. The absolutely best way to eat salad, in my opinion.

3. Salmon and bacon-wrapped asparagus.


The ultimate solution to get someone to eat vegetables: wrap them in bacon. It works, I promise – Eric ate three of those bundles. I follow Jessica’s recipe, and it is absolutely amazing.

4. I’m pretty sure this qualifies under Laura’s Strange but Good category.


That would be two buttered popcorn flavoured rice cakes with guacamole and imitation crab meat. I made it again for lunch two days later, so apparently I liked it Winking smile

5. Homemade gnocchi.

My first time making them, and I have to say – I’m pretty proud of myself. They turned out awesome! I made a really basic recipe (potatoes, flour, an egg and salt) and tossed them in marinara sauce and topped with a bit of parmesan – plus a bit of greens on the bottom. Although they definitely look a little haphazard, I don’t quite have the “rolling them over the fork” thing down yet.

5 Things I’m Loving this Week:

1. One of the best things about Nature’s Path Maple Cinnamon waffles is the smell that wafts out of the kitchen when you toast them.


That smell needs to be bottled and sold as a candle at Bath and Body Works, because it is incredible. Think I can sell them the idea?

2. Apparently, today is National Pretzel Day. I’m not much of a salty snack person, but I absolutely adore pretzels. I’m pretty sure they’re the most versatile snack ever: They’re good with chocolate, dipped in peanut butter, hummus, honey mustard, regular mustard, mixed in trail mix, eaten on their own…and of course, Sally had to post this yesterday, and now I want to make ALL OF THEM. After reading that, I threw this together for lunch part 2/lunch dessert/snack that happened 10 minutes after lunch:


Pretzels, almonds, and chocolate chips. I kind of wish I had peanut butter chips to throw in there too, that would have been fabulous.

3. This guy wins for most inventive marriage proposal I’ve ever seen:

Wow. How freakin’ awesome is that?!

4. This salad dressing.


When I mentioned salad dressing earlier in the week, almost everyone said that they make their own. I usually do too, but I’m really happy I bought this one – I credit it for maximizing my salad love this week. It’s sweet but with a bit of kick to it, which is fabulous.

5. Real maple syrup.


I convinced myself for so long that sugar free syrup was amazing and just as good as the real thing. Umm, no. 100% real maple syrup is unbeatable. In fact, I don’t think I could even do table syrup nowadays.

5 Awkward Google Searches that Brought Someone Here:

1. “Royalty free images of deep dish pizza”

I don’t know how I would feel about Kate Middleton all up in my deep dish pizza, either.


2. “where can I dispose my rainbow trout’”

Not here. Why would you want to dispose of it, anyways? Trout is delicious.


3. ‘”monkey attack trainer high def pic”

I don’t even know.


4. “leapin’ lemurs cereal sprouts”

DSCF5206Now all I can picture is yesterday’s green smoothie breakfast growing little sprouts. Creepy.


5. “barbie sandals for 10 to 11 year old”

Well, my feet are fairly massive, so any sandals of mine probably won’t fit a ten year old. Nor does barbie adorn any of my feet, except these barbie shoes:


But your ten year old probably can’t walk in those.

Hope you have a fabulous Friday!

<— What’s your favourite thing to do with leftover taco filling? Making burritos is pretty high up there too.

<— If you could create your own candle scent, what would it be?

<— Salty, crunchy snacks: pretzels, chips, nuts, other?



Typical Blogger.

I saw a post somewhere along these lines a while back…I think it was Alex? Let me know so I can link it up. Smile

Although I’ve only been blogging for about 2 1/2 months, I’ve been reading blogs for years. I have a huge range of blogs that I read. In the food spectrum, I read everything from vegan food blogs to paleo-friendly blogs. Although there’s clearly a world of difference between blogs, I can’t help but notice a lot of them overlap in regards to certain traits and habits. I decided to compare myself (in a fun way) to my fellow bloggies and see what we have in common. Smile

I Am A Typical Blogger Because…

1. My favourite breakfast would either be a green smoothie or a protein pancake.


Both of which I picked up from blogs. Smile

2. If there’s a blogger foodie trend, I’m on it.


Hello, ACV cocktail. If you need more proof, look in my cupboards for PB2, almond flour, liquid stevia and coconut oil. Smile

3. There are few things in the world better than a cup of froyo.


Except for a cup of froyo covered in chocolate-y, sprinkle-y toppings.

4. I take pictures of my dinners, even if they aren’t particularly creative.


Pork cooked with salt, pepper, garlic and dill with applesauce, steamed broccoli and corn on the cob with coconut oil.

5. I get super excited when I dive into a salad as big as my face.


Like, way too excited. Mmm, veggies.

I Am NOT a Typical Blogger Because…

1. I do not bound out of bed to greet the sunrise. I’m sorry, I just can’t do it. Right now, I wake up around 7:45-8:00 am and I’m pretty damn impressed with myself. You 6 am’ers (or earlier…shudder) you guys are on your own.

2. I hate coffee. Like I can’t stand it. I don’t care if it’s iced coffee, a pumpkin latte, or magical rainbow unicorn coffee. It is gross.

3. The same goes for beer. Also eww.

It’s acceptable in dessert, but that’s it. (except for tacos. That’s ok too).

I’m sure there’s more, but that’s what I got so far. Open-mouthed smile

<— What makes you a typical blogger/reader?

<— What makes you not so typical?