Thursday, July 5, 2012

After The Party

We went to Aunt Bonnie's yesterday for their 4th of July BBQ and it was quite the food fest. There were healthy snacks like bean chips and yogurt dip but it was so good I completely overindulged. They grilled succulent steaks, there was fresh watermelon, freshly baked rolls and corn on the cob. The homemade peach ice cream I brought was a complete success and was fantastic with the brownies. There were no leftovers.

That's what parties are all about.

Today I'm back to the French Skinny lifestyle. Lunch is a delicious bacon, lettuce, tomato, feta cheese salad dressed with a little bit of olive oil and white balsamic vinegar paired with Hubby's delightful cucumber salad. I don't know what it is about the cucumber salad but I'm addicted. We make a big batch and keep it in the fridge to snack on all day long.

Cucumber Salad
One hothouse cucumber sliced.
Half a red onion roughly chopped. 
Red wine vinegar. (We were out today so I used white balsamic vinegar)

Mix it all in a bowl, cover and put in fridge to chill. 



  1. Mmmm...I like to add tomatoes to my cucumber salad also! So fresh and cool, a perfect summer salad!
    Also, just wanted you to know that after I quickly(well, slowly but steadily) lost 15 pounds after reading your blog, I had a baby, didn't gain as much weight as with my first and now 5 months later am back to my pre-pregnancy weight! It took me 4.5 years and your blog to lose the 10 I still held onto from my first pregnancy! Now I'm at my high school weight! I did it eating whatever I wanted, including full fat Greek yogurt, chocolate croissants, and dessert and wine every night. I can't thank you enough for the inspiration and the tricks to doing it!!!

  2. that's GREAT!! congratulations!!!

  3. That's amazing!!! You have inspired me!!!