After many years of using Splenda, I finally stopped the obcession. I used to put Splenda in everything coffee, tea, greek yogurt, sweet potato, just to name a few. After reading many articles on the dangers of Splenda and Aspartame and started to adapt a clean eating lifestyle thats when I new it was time for a change. I did’t realize how much food and beverages I was eating that contained Splenda, lemonade, diet coke and low fat anything! Here are some of the changes I made
Truvia for Splenda
True Lemon for Crystal Light
STOPPED drinking Diet Coke, that was a hard one!
These little changes tapered my cravings for sweets and I was less bloated during the day, yay!
I <3 Fridays! Fridays are the start of the weekend and usually date night with Bubba. We decided to hit the American Tap Room again, since we wanted something fast and tasty, with a fun atmosphere.
Friday Night Outfit
As we were walking to the Tap Room we were able to get a sneak peak of the Taste of Reston event. We were starving, so we did not have time to check out any booths.
After we left the Tap Room, the Taste of Reston was still going on. We decided to stop by Pollo Peru’s tent and have a taste of their roasted chicken. My husband had gone to their restaurant a couple days before and raved on how amazing their food was. The chicken was a definite success!
I am SUPER excited to attend my first Taste of Reston event. Can’t you tell by my huge smile!
They have so many activities ranging from carnival rides, to live music, a fitness expo and my personal favorite, food sampling!
There is going to be sampling from all these (see below) restaurants, and you know what that means, an ultra hard workout early Saturday morning! Below I bolded some of my must haves for the event. Hope I can make it to all of them.
American Tap Room: Grilled Chilled Shrimp
Big Bowl: Spicy Noodles
Buffalo Wing Factory & Pub: Bites
Clyde’s of Reston: Strawberry Short Cake
Finnegan’s Sports Bar & Grill: Guinness Stew
Flippin Pizza: Pizza by the slice
Hyatt Regency Reston: “Buffalo” Potatoes
Il Fornaio: Eggplant Pasta
Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern: Jambalaya
M & S Grill: Chicken Skewers
Mamma Lucia of Reston: Meatball Sliders
McCormick & Schmick’s: Crabcake Sandwich
Melting Pot: Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Milwaukee Frozen Custard: Root Beer Float
Mon Ami Gabi & Community Canteen
Obi Sushi: California Roll
Paolo’s Ristorante: Steak Salad
Paradise Ice Cream: Funnel Cake
Pitango Gelato: Gelato
Pollo Peru: Chicken
Sweetgreen – Reston: Yogurt
The Counter – Reston: Taco Turkey Minis
Trader Joe’s: Pulled Beef & Chicken Sliders
UNO Chicago Grill: Watermelon Slices
Vie de France: Fruit Tarts
Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro: Paella
I am making sure to have ready my handy dandy map so I don’t miss any of the scrumptious food tents that will be haunting me in my dreams!!!!
Hope to take lots of great pics so I can share with everyone !
We decided to spend our Friday night in Georgetown. I LOVE Georgetown! It is fun, retro and full of history. We walked around in a daze from a lack of food, so all we could think of was finding a restaurant. We found a great italian restaurant called il Canale. They are known for their pizza so we made sure to order their specialty. We ordered a red and white pizza, but I preferred the red sauced pizza. It was a great meal and I can’t wait to venture off more into Georgetown and find more restaurants to fall in love with.
Crystal Light has a product called Iced Tea Peach Lemonade On The Go and it is by far one of the best alternatives to Diet Coke. I have always used this product, but I really started to get into it when I was trying to get off of Diet Coke. Diet Coke is great but all the carbonation caused me to bloat so I needed to find a better alternative. I stopped drinking Diet Coke for awhile, however I started to drink it again, due to a lack of self control. What gave me the idea to post about my new found love of Crystal light was my co-workers neice. She came in for take your family to work day and I gave her a pack to try, she LOVED it. She is only 7 years old, but I thought this is a great alternative for kids to have and maybe I should try to ditch the Diet Coke again and go for the lemonade.