Category Archives: Food

Hunk Food – Brown Bag Popcorn

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I am not a health food addict. Though if you ask anyone who has spent some time eating with me they may say I am careful about what I eat. I don’t do sweets unless I’m going to make someone feel bad for not eating their homemade apple pie. I very rarely eat pasta or any other starch unless it’s sprouted grain or some such nonsense and the last bottle of soda I purchased to “quench my thirst” was probably 8 years ago. The fact of the matter is I didn’t grow up consuming that stuff and no one in my family eats a lot of so-called junk. I’m not consciously trying to be extremely healthy. I’m just much more interested in food that make me feel good. What this normally ends up meaning is while I like my junk food (Ramen, potato chips, Chinese take-out …pizza) I usually manage to throw something in with it to make it somewhat nutritional so it doesn’t make me completely ill.

The way I see it is there is no point eating it if it isn’t going to somehow fuel my body and keep me going! I don’t have much time to eat right so I admit that I occasionally cut corners. I started thinking about how my unhealthy eating often looks kind of healthy to a lot people and decided to start sharing my unhealthy healthy eating with you my friends! You can Google healthy recipes but let’s be honest sometimes all you want is some good old crap to soften the rough edges around a bad day.  So I’m going to post some of my favorite “healthy” junk food. I shall call it Hunk food (no it does not come with Antonio Sabato)

Brown Bag Popcorn:

1. Get an old fashioned brown paper lunch bag

2. Throw some plain popcorn in the bottom of the bag

3. Fold the bag two times

4. Stick the bag in your microwave

5. Select the popcorn cooking option you normally cook your Orville Redenbacher (a.k.a. The Steve Buscemi of popcorn) with.

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6. Remove from microwave and eat! If you’re feeling saucy, spray some butter or sprinkle some flavored salt!

(Best when paired with a really great movie, sweat pants, and a really comfy couch)

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Hunk Food – Potato Soup with Carrots and Kale

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I am not a health food addict. Though if you ask anyone who has spent some time eating with me they may say I am careful about what I eat. I don’t do sweets unless I’m going to make someone feel bad for not eating their homemade apple pie. I very rarely eat pasta or any other starch unless it’s sprouted grain or some such nonsense and the last bottle of soda I purchased to “quench my thirst” was probably 8 years ago. The fact of the matter is I didn’t grow up consuming that stuff and no one in my family eats a lot of so-called junk. I’m not consciously trying to be extremely healthy. I’m just much more interested in food that make me feel good. What this normally ends up meaning is while I like my junk food (Ramen, potato chips, Chinese take-out …pizza) I usually manage to throw something in with it to make it somewhat nutritional so it doesn’t make me completely ill.

The way I see it is there is no point eating it if it isn’t going to somehow fuel my body and keep me going! I don’t have much time to eat right so I admit that I occasionally cut corners. I started thinking about how my unhealthy eating often looks kind of healthy to a lot people and decided to start sharing my unhealthy healthy eating with you my friends! You can Google healthy recipes but let’s be honest sometimes all you want is some good old crap to soften the rough edges around a bad day.  So I’m going to post some of my favorite “healthy” junk food. I shall call it Hunk food (no it does not come with Antonio Sabato)

When I was little my favorite food was mashed potatoes. I tried to order mashed potatoes for breakfast once at a restaurant in N.C. when I was a little girl! So it’s no big surprised that I love potato soup. Sadly potato soup isn’t really packed with nutritious value.

Really simple Potato Soup with some extra nutrition!

  1. Rinse and chop half of a 5 lb bag of red potatoes in pieces about the size of a nickel and put them in a big pot (leave the skin they are good for you!)
  2. Rinse, remove the spine and chop up kale into strips or squares and set them aside. (Make them the size you would cut lettuce for salad)
  3. Cover the potatoes with chicken stock and bring to a soft boil (I use about 16 ounces of the Swanson Organic broth)
  4. While potatoes are boiling skin and slice 6-8 carrots into small pieces like the potatoes and add them to the boiling potatoes
  5. Boil until the potatoes and carrots are tender enough to mash with a fork
  6. Turn the heat off and carefully mash the carrots and potatoes in the pot until they reach the consistency to which you like your soup. Note: If the mixture is not soupy enough slowly add water until you reach the level of soupiness you prefer
  7. Stir in 3 to 4 table spoons of low-fat cream cheese instead of using heavy whipping cream
  8. Turn stove top back on to medium heat and slowly begin to add handfuls of kale while stirring. Add more kale as it cooks down. Note: It usually takes about 10 minutes to cook it and you should see the kale leaves start to wilt when they are cooked.

 

Bon Appetit!

 

 

Hunk Food – Fried Ancient Grain Chicken

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I am not a health food addict. Though if you ask anyone who has spent some time eating with me they may say I am

careful about what I eat. I don’t do sweets unless I’m going to make someone feel bad for not eating their homemade apple pie. I very rarely eat pasta or any other starch unless it’s sprouted grain or some such nonsense and the last bottle of soda I purchased to “quench my thirst” was probably 8 years ago. The fact of the matter is I didn’t grow up consuming that stuff and no one in my family eats a lot of so-called junk. I’m not consciously trying to be extremely healthy. I’m just much more interested in food that make me feel good. What this normally ends up meaning is while I like my junk food (Ramen, potato chips, Chinese take-out …pizza) I usually manage to throw something in with it to make it somewhat nutritional so it doesn’t make me completely ill.

The way I see it is there is no point eating it if it isn’t going to somehow fuel my body and keep me going! I don’t have much time to eat right so I admit that I occasionally cut corners. I started thinking about how my unhealthy eating often looks kind of healthy to a lot people and decided to start sharing my unhealthy healthy eating with you my friends! You can Google healthy recipes but let’s be honest sometimes all you want is some good old crap to soften the rough edges around a bad day.  So I’m going to post some of my favorite “healthy” junk food. I shall call it Hunk food (no it does not come with Antonio Sabato)

 

Fried Ancient Grain Chicken 

1. Pour olive oil, vegetable oil or butter in a frying pan to start heating up

Note: Fried chicken is a southern staple but if you’ve never done it, it can be tricky. Make sure you cooking oil is about 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) before throwing your chicken in.

2. Crush 10 to 12 large ancient grain crackers in a freezer bag ( I use a wooden meat tenderizer to smash the baggy and get the crackers really finely ground)

3. Add 1/2 cup of whole wheat all-purpose flour to the freezer bag and shake the closed bag to mix the two ingredients

4. Throw chicken in bag and shake your money maker (or just shake the bag to get the chicken coated with the mixture)

5. Place chicken in heated cooking oil (See note on step # 1) and cook! (to a minimum of 165 degrees F)

6. Be good and add some veggies for a side!

Bon Appetit!

 

Hunk Food – Rawtella, Turkey Bacon and Almond Butter Sandwich

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I am not a health food addict. Though if you ask anyone who has spent some time eating with me they may say I am

careful about what I eat. I don’t do sweets unless I’m going to make someone feel bad for not eating their homemade apple pie. I very rarely eat pasta or any other starch unless it’s sprouted grain or some such nonsense and the last bottle of soda I purchased to “quench my thirst” was probably 8 years ago. The fact of the matter is I didn’t grow up consuming that stuff and no one in my family eats a lot of so-called junk. I’m not consciously trying to be extremely healthy. I’m just much more interested in food that make me feel good. What this normally ends up meaning is while I like my junk food (Ramen, potato chips, Chinese take-out …pizza) I usually manage to throw something in with it to make it somewhat nutritional so it doesn’t make me completely ill.

The way I see it is there is no point eating it if it isn’t going to somehow fuel my body and keep me going! I don’t have much time to eat right so I admit that I occasionally cut corners. I started thinking about how my unhealthy eating often looks kind of healthy to a lot people and decided to start sharing my unhealthy healthy eating with you my friends! You can Google healthy recipes but let’s be honest sometimes all you want is some good old crap to soften the rough edges around a bad day.  So I’m going to post some of my favorite “healthy” junk food. I shall call it Hunk food (no it does not come with Antonio Sabato)

Nutella, Bacon and Peanut Butter Sandwich:

This is all about substitution but substitution never felt so right.

Nutella –  Use Rawtella which is made with raw hazelnuts, raw cacao nibs, and coconut sugar, making it a much more wholesome option in my opinion.

Peanut Butter – I use almond butter instead. Peanut butter isn’t bad for you but almonds provide healthy fat not typically found in foods high in saturated fats.

Bacon – I use turkey bacon

Don’t forget whole wheat bread – I use sprouted grain bread.

Mmmmm….

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Hunk Food – French Toast Waffles with Honey

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I am not a health food addict. Though if you ask anyone who has spent some time eating with me they may say I am

careful about what I eat. I don’t do sweets unless I’m going to make someone feel bad for not eating their homemade apple pie. I very rarely eat pasta or any other starch unless it’s sprouted grain or some such nonsense and the last bottle of soda I purchased to “quench my thirst” was probably 8 years ago. The fact of the matter is I didn’t grow up consuming that stuff and no one in my family eats a lot of so-called junk. I’m not consciously trying to be extremely healthy. I’m just much more interested in food that make me feel good. What this normally ends up meaning is while I like my junk food (Ramen, potato chips, Chinese take-out …pizza) I usually manage to throw something in with it to make it somewhat nutritional so it doesn’t make me completely ill.

The way I see it is there is no point eating it if it isn’t going to somehow fuel my body and keep me going! I don’t have much time to eat right so I admit that I occasionally cut corners. I started thinking about how my unhealthy eating often looks kind of healthy to a lot people and decided to start sharing my unhealthy healthy eating with you my friends! You can Google healthy recipes but let’s be honest sometimes all you want is some good old crap to soften the rough edges around a bad day.  So I’m going to post some of my favorite “healthy” junk food. I shall call it Hunk food (no it does not come with Antonio Sabato)

French Toast Waffles with Honey:

I use Ezekiel bread because it has sprouted grains which have a lot of health benefite and are easier to digest. However, you can use regular whole wheat bread too.

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup low-fat (1-percent)milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons butter (I stopped using margarine years ago but that is another story) 
  • 8 slices firm whole-wheat bread

Melt your butter and then mix all of the ingredients above. Soak bread in this mixture and place it in your waffle maker until cooked to your taste. Swap that syrup for some local raw honey!

French Toast Waffles

Hunk Food – Chia Seed Ice Cream

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I am not a health food addict. Though if you ask anyone who has spent some time eating with me they may say I am

careful about what I eat. I don’t do sweets unless I’m going to make someone feel bad for not eating their homemade apple pie. I very rarely eat pasta or any other starch unless it’s sprouted grain or some such nonsense and the last bottle of soda I purchased to “quench my thirst” was probably 8 years ago. The fact of the matter is I didn’t grow up consuming that stuff and no one in my family eats a lot of so-called junk. I’m not consciously trying to be extremely healthy. I’m just much more interested in food that make me feel good. What this normally ends up meaning is while I like my junk food (Ramen, potato chips, Chinese take-out …pizza) I usually manage to throw something in with it to make it somewhat nutritional so it doesn’t make me completely ill.

The way I see it is there is no point eating it if it isn’t going to somehow fuel my body and keep me going! I don’t have much time to eat right so I admit that I occasionally cut corners. I started thinking about how my unhealthy eating often looks kind of healthy to a lot people and decided to start sharing my unhealthy healthy eating with you my friends! You can Google healthy recipes but let’s be honest sometimes all you want is some good old crap to soften the rough edges around a bad day.  So I’m going to post some of my favorite “healthy” junk food. I shall call it Hunk food (no it does not come with Antonio Sabato)

Chia Seed Ice Cream: Chia Seed you tricky little bugger. I don’t even notice you unless you get stuck in my teeth! Get in my ice cream!

Just sprinkle Chia Seeds on top or mix into whatever ice cream you are eating (I promise you don’t even really taste it!)

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Hunk Food – Stir Fry with Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acid

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I am not a health food addict. Though if you ask anyone who has spent some time eating with me they may say I am careful about what I eat. I don’t do sweets unless I’m going to make someone feel bad for not eating their homemade apple pie. I very rarely eat pasta or any other starch unless it’s sprouted grain or some such nonsense and the last bottle of soda I purchased to “quench my thirst” was probably 8 years ago. The fact of the matter is I didn’t grow up consuming that stuff and no one in my family eats a lot of so-called junk. I’m not consciously trying to be extremely healthy. I’m just much more interested in food that make me feel good. What this normally ends up meaning is while I like my junk food (Ramen, potato chips, Chinese take-out …pizza) I usually manage to throw something in with it to make it somewhat nutritional so it doesn’t make me completely ill.

The way I see it is there is no point eating it if it isn’t going to somehow fuel my body and keep me going! I don’t have much time to eat right so I admit that I occasionally cut corners. I started thinking about how my unhealthy eating often looks kind of healthy to a lot people and decided to start sharing my unhealthy healthy eating with you my friends! You can Google healthy recipes but let’s be honest sometimes all you want is some good old crap to soften the rough edges around a bad day.  So I’m going to post some of my favorite “healthy” junk food. I shall call it Hunk food (no it does not come with Antonio Sabato)

Stir Fry with Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids: I love you stir fry with your egginess and your salty deliciousness. Use Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids in place of Soy or Teriyaki sauce. You will thank me repeatedly for this. If your feeling saucy use quinea instead of rice and you win the healthy dinner award!

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