Andee Layne Nutrition

Honeybee Health // Random Shots

Morning loves! I was trying to post this post all day yesterday but some reason was having an issue with my computer. Anyhow its been a minute since i’ve done a Honeybee Health post but i’ve been sharing tons of snaps on my SnapChat (@andeelayne) much more frequently. So if you’d like to see them and all kinds of random unfiltered’ness on there ๐Ÿ˜‰ feel free to follow along! Ps I just learned how to change my settings so you guys can message me on there too! Okay here are some random Honeybee Health shots via the camera roll…..
For Luca! These are always staples in my grocery cart. He loves these little freeze dried yogurt fruit snacks and I love that they have probiotics too. These blueberry and carrot teethers are a hit with him (and Ava too…because you know if he’s snacking she has to have some too). They dissolve really easily and I like them for the car because they don’t make a huge mess (ummm not like it should make a difference though because my car usually looks like a war zone lol)
A couple others to snack on at home or in my diaper bag
Love these for on the go for Ava! I usually bring these for her when I pick her up from school.
Ahhhh! I cooked! lol 

Okay let me just say that the cooking department is something I have COMPLETELY lagged in lately. I used to cook all the time but have to admit with blogging full time (yes it’s a legit job ๐Ÿ˜‰ and all the activities with the kids the cooking and cleaning have been the first to go on the back burner. I’m not big on new years resolutions but getting back to cooking big good healthy meals is at the TOP of my resolution list!
Okay back to this delicious yumminess above! If you’ve been following my blog for awhile you know I’ve been making Skinny Taste recipes for years! If you aren’t following her on Pinterest you must! Every meal I have made from her site has been pretty amazing and a hit with the whole family. I knew I had to try this One Pot Cheesy Turkey Taco Chili Mac dish as soon as I pinned it! It’s so good!

and then here’s what our meals have been looking like lately….
Nothing fancy but just clean, healthy and still tasty! It’s all about quick and easy around here lately so last week I made these sirloin fajitas. I just saute the meat with  garlic, olive oil and sea salt and add lots of peppers and onions. I skipped the tortillas and just went with a small portion of rice (go for brown rice if you really want go the healthy route) black beans and a side of guacamole. 

Another quick easy and healthy meal I made (and i’m sure you’ve seen this one on here before because we have it often). Its Chicken Sausages from Traders sauteed with peppers, onions and a whole bag of spinach.  Literally takes 10 minutes to make!

are you noticing a theme here?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Im all about lean proteins, veggies and carbs in moderation.
Out to sushi I went with a spicy tuna cut roll with tuna on top. I pretty much always request “easy rice” on all my rolls. I steer clear of california rolls (usually made with imitation crab meat and quite a bit of mayo) I avoid the fried ones like crunchy rolls and the eel rolls which have a sugary sauce on top. Sashimi, veggies rolls, edamame, seaweed salads, and house salads with ginger dressing are all healthy options to start with.
Pf Changs to go….

Everyone’s having fried rice and Honey Chicken and i’m over here with my spring rolls, steamed dumplings and lettuce wraps. I don’t mind because these items really do taste great too! Do you girls have healthy favorites from PF Changs too?

We do pizza night at least once a week. I don’t normally eat pizza but really love ZPizza. I love that they have tons of healthy options and use organic ingredients. I love their veggie pizza but lately Ava and the hubby have been winning in the pepperoni and peppers request. I usually have one slice and then go with a big salad. 

Out to lunch at Bear Flag in Newport Coast. It’s one of my favorite causal lunch spots. I was starvvving and ordered just about everything on the menu ๐Ÿ˜‰ I went with the salmon and ahi poke (SO good!) It come with a side of rice and grilled veggies. I also ordered a side salad and chips and guacamole. I skipped the chips and went with the wine instead ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lunch at Javier’s. I had the grilled salmon topped with tomatoes, olives and capers….SO good! It comes with black beans and the perfect portion of rice. Again skipped the chips and had some vino instead! 

Now lets talk about indulging because i’m all about having a balance! Girls nights are always a good time to throw the clean eating out the window. Wine flights and killer cheese spreads will always be worth the splurge in my book!

Cinnamon Roll Sundays!

Splurging with my babe is always a must. I’m not going to lie I felt a little guilty eating these yummy cinnamon rolls butttt indulging with Ava is something I always want to make sure I do. I don’t want her growing up and thinking “why isn’t mommy eating that”. So we eat healthy most of the time but definitely get down on our sweet treats too! 

and another mommy daughter date for some soft serve with honeycomb! It was a hit with Ava but a little too sweet for me (so I stole the hubby’s Sea Salt Caramel shake ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope this was helpful for you girls and if you have any other specific questions please feel free to ask! Also I get tons of emails on places to eat and see in Orange County so I am putting a OC guide post together for you too! 

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Megan
    January 21, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    You have to try the Jicama Street Tacos at PF Changs! SO good! I'm a carboholic at heart and I don't miss the tortilla one little bit!

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      andeelayne
      January 23, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      oh thanks for the tip! I havent tried those yet!

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    Kendra
    January 21, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    I do love me some food pics. And I love how you always find the healthier options even when you're out to eat. Dan and I have been trying to cook more in the new year too. I bought him the "Eat This Not That" cookbooks (adapted from the Men's Health column) and we have been floored by the comparisons of meals at restaurants to what you can make at home. PF Chang's fried rice had more than 2000 mg of sodium and was 1200 calories! Dan says "That should be illegal." And I agree. The book offers a 300 calorie version you can make at home and it has waaaay less sodium, of course. Thanks for always inspiring health and for being aware that your choices affect your daughter. Love your heart Andee…

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      andeelayne
      January 23, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      thanks so much babe! and its crazyyyy the amount of calories etc that are in most items. At yardhouse they can print out your meal nutrition facts for you and lets just say its not fun lol

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    Anonymous
    January 21, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Can't wait for an OC guide:) also where do you purchase the sweet potato pancakes that you've posted before? LOVE love these posts please keep them a regular!

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      andeelayne
      January 23, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      thanks babe so glad you enjoy these too! The sweet potato pancakes are from Whole Foods and the whole family loves them xo

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    Katie C.
    January 21, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Love this post! I think the dinners are especially helpful since I am always running out of ideas but its a good reminder that sometimes keeping it simple is best ๐Ÿ™‚ Which Trader Joe's chicken sausages do you like? I have tried a few and haven't been able to find one we like.

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      andeelayne
      January 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      thank so much hun so glad you love them too! Theyre the fully cooked garlic and herb ones in the meat aisle xo

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    natasha {schue love}
    January 22, 2016 at 1:46 am

    I always love these posts!! They are such great reminders about how to eat. I'd love to hear what you eat for breakfast and other chain spots, like Starbucks! xx

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      andeelayne
      January 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      thanks babe! And thats a great request…im on it for my next post! xo

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    Seppy
    January 22, 2016 at 2:22 am

    I Love these blogposts because they give me a better idea of what to aim for as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good luck with the cooking and managing everything you do!!! I don't have children, and I find it hard being consistent about cooking with a full-time and blogging and working out! And everything else life brings!

    Also, I LOVE your perspective about indulging with Ava. That's so great that you're conscious about what you're conveying to her at a young age, I'm sure that'll have a positive impact on her to learn how to have a healthy balance in life. At 27 years old, I'm still trying to learn that!!

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      andeelayne
      January 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      thanks so much babe thats so nice to hear! and yes it is a lot of work and juggling happening here on the daily ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo

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    Kelly L
    January 22, 2016 at 3:53 am

    Thanks for sharing! These are some of my favorite posts ;). I might have to try that turkey chili mac. I'm obsessed with all the skinny taste recipes. The cookbook has a killer skinny enchilada recipe that is my favorite.
    Do you make your black beans or rice any special way? Or is it just plain?

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    Kamari Kids
    January 22, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    yummy need to get on your pinterest board and get some recipes

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      andeelayne
      January 23, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      i need to start "making" some of pins ๐Ÿ˜‰ Finding the time has seriously been a challenge lately but im determined! xo

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    Anonymous
    January 23, 2016 at 4:16 am

    So how do you stay at 2 percent body fat after just having a baby in the past year? It can't be all diet. What is your workout regimen? I'm about your size, I work out pretty hard, and by the looks of it, eat about the same as you. I have two kids, and I am four years postpartum, but I still have that extra padding. What's your secret??

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    Joie de Viv
    January 31, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Yay for the Honeybee Health posts! I always tell Jenny these are my favorite of your posts, since Kaitlyn is such a picky eater. Where do you find those Justin packs? We start preschool this week, so I need stuff like this! Thanks!

    xx Viv

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    Krissy Ropiha
    February 4, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Lol'd a little at your car snack dramas. I was just having the same conversation with my girlfriend today. I swear my son likes to tip any packet he has upside down just to see how much mess he can make! Those teethers look like a great idea.
    And, loving your snapchat too lovely xxx

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