Friday, December 10, 2010

the meals in between

fuji apple w/ coconut butter

salad with double chicken and balsamic vinaigrette from Ruby Tuesday's

Danielle (old friend and new Crossfitter) got the same salad w/ salmon instead at Ruby Tuesday's.

shrimp rolls w/ cucumber, mint and cabbage from Whole Foods

prepping protein on the grill for a few meals 

salad w/ grilled chicken

quick grape tomato salad drizzled with a balsamic reduction

duck breast from one of my parents Silver Appleyards before it was pan seared and finished in the oven

chicken breasts and homemade chicken sausages on the grill

grass fed slider topped with caramelized Spanish onions and crumbled bacon (ALL COOKED IN BACON FAT)


Ann said...

Love all of these!!!! Can I move in with you??

Trixie said...

Hi Kerri!
Just stumbled onto your blog, great stuff! I too have lost a lot of weight eating this way. I'm excited to try out some of your recipes. BTW: Do you take fish oil??

Kerri Heffel said...

Hey Trixie--

Congrats on the weight loss! I take 6 grams of fish oil per day. I find the easiest is 1 oz. in liquid form and my favorite brand is Carlson's in the orange flavor.

Best Wishes!

Trixie said...

Thanks for the congrats! Is 1oz 1tbsp?? I'm also relived to hear that you believe calories still count. I don't know why so many low carbers think calories don't matter and you can eat as much fat as you want. I too stay within 1400-1700 daily to keep my weight stable.

Kerri Heffel said...

There are 6 teaspoons per ounce and 1 teaspoon usually eguals 1 gram of EPA-DHA. If you are curious as to how much is recommended, Robb Wolf and Whole 9 have created a fish oil calculator. Here is a link:

Food quality is super important, but if maintaining or losing weight is your goal, calories are crucial. I'm currently trying to lean out a little more, so I've reduced my overall caloric intake to get there!

Trixie said...

Food quaility has definatly helped me with mood and blood suagr for sure!
BTW:6tsp would be an extra 240 calories a day of fish oil. Do you count that in your daily calories??
Thank you!

Kerri Heffel said...

i have to be honest, i don't actually COUNT my calories. fish oil is something i take rain or shine, no matter what. in the past few months in my efforts to reduce caloric intake, i have just been more aware of portion sizes and how much food i actually eat. obviously, like we talked about, calories DO count, so i am aware of the fish oil calories, but i usually make up for them somewhere else. (sorry for the lengthy response!)

Trixie said...

Oh please, thank you for responding to my lengthy question:)
BTW: I was inspired by your recipe for asparagus roasted w/ cherry tomato's..making it tonight!! Thanks again.