** Jan. 2013 FOOD Challenge * healthy choice** WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

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Posted 1/3/2013 by bendedroad in General Photography
 

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Nicki

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Posted: 1/3/2013 9:05:03 PM
Thank you Jo Ann for selecting my peanut butter balls as December's winner. Loads of awesome holiday food and calories last month

...

so this month we'll go with "Healthy Choice" . I don't know about anyone else, but I'm getting whiplash with the Nutrasystem / Wendy's / Weight Watchers / Sonic commercials. Even so, I know that we're all giving that 'healthy fare' a go this month, so lets see what ya got. Variety is the spice of life - so there is no restriction on whether it is breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack, etc.

and to kick it off





let the feast begin!
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WINNER - Karen with her pear and blue cheese crisps and her apricot prosciutto rolls - delicious looking, very well photographed.

We had some great shots this time round and hopefully more to come in February. Thank you everyone for participating.





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Posted: 1/3/2013 10:18:38 PM
I didn't manage to get anything in for the December challenge but I just happened to set up something this afternoon to inspire me with healthier food choices for the new year, so I'm up really early on the January one.




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Posted: 1/4/2013 6:22:59 AM
there ya go Gardencat! Nice still-life of fruit.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 6:49:19 AM
Love the fruit photos, girls! I will have to see what I can come up with!


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Posted: 1/4/2013 4:08:41 PM
Great fruit photos! I'll have to go explore my kitchen . . .


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Posted: 1/5/2013 12:32:57 AM
Off to a great start ladies!

I'll have to look for something healthy. I doubt the homemade biscuit with butter on it that I shot the other day would be a good choice



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Posted: 1/5/2013 1:41:06 AM
Congrats Nicki on winning. Just for the record I picked your picture too (to myself) I thought it was great. I have just taken some new healthy food pics and will post this weekend. Excited about this months challenge


Jennifer~
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Posted: 1/7/2013 12:53:14 PM
A very diet choice with not a lot of calories


Jennifer~
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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:28:42 PM
Jennifer - that looks sooooooo...... good.
like SO good!
no way diet or healthy. no way, right?



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Posted: 1/12/2013 9:49:49 PM
Yum! Yum! And actually it is a healthy choice for a dessert..... well if you compare it to a nice big piece of chocolate cake with loads of frosting it is.




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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:53:37 PM
Jo Ann - I like your idea of 'healthy'; and I do agree, it is better than a chunk of chocolate.... but then I've heard that dark chocolate has redeeming qualities. just saying!!!



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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:00:02 PM
Some appetizers. . .

pear and blue cheese crisps


and apricot prosciutto rolls




~ Karen


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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:33:34 PM
Love the photos. The pear and blue cheese appetizer looks so yummy.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:41:40 PM
Love the strawberry shortcake - one of my all-time favorites. . . Yummy!!


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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:56:07 AM
Nicki- It really is pretty diet.. Shrimp for the meat... Sauce very low cal... Great Shots from everyone so far...


Jennifer~
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Posted: 1/15/2013 1:53:17 PM
healthy never looked so good ladies.

Karene - good to see you (and that food - oh my!!)



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Posted: 1/15/2013 2:49:05 PM
Ok Nicki, I will try again.
How is this for healthy?


Of course you can't see the croutons, cheese, and salad dressing I added Really....I went lightly on all 3 though so it was still healthy

Karene your shots are beautiful!



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Posted: 1/15/2013 7:38:01 PM
Nicki, it's good to be "back"

Jo Ann, Thank you! Love the salad, definitely healthy! We eat a ton of salad in my house, and my 12 year old almost never puts dressing on hers, and while we all laugh, truth be told, she's the smartest of us all!



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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:56:54 AM
Jo Ann - great salad shot! (between normally reflective tomatoes and shiny lettuce - well done, very well done!)


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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:58:53 PM
Gonna bump this back to the first page. (haven't had to do that in forever!)


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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:17:58 PM

Gonna bump this back to the first page. (haven't had to do that in forever!)


Kind of nice though, right??


~ Karen


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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:58:08 PM
Here is some fresh produce I picked up for my healthy meals:


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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:58:55 PM
And can I say, these are some fabulous looking healthy choices!


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Posted: 1/28/2013 6:32:46 PM
Margie - that produce is so green I'd think we were in the middle of summer.

We're closing in on the finish of January - so show me some food!


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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:18:18 PM
I made some soup tonight with chicken and lentils and carrots and cabbage...I think it was quite healthy and it tasted pretty good but colourwise it looked kind of like green mud...not sure how appealing a photo it would make. There is some left for tomorrow so maybe I should try to challenge myself to make it look appealing.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:50:23 AM

Margie - that produce is so green I'd think we were in the middle of summer

I wish it were from my garden...but, alas, it is from the grocery store!


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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:54:37 AM
Another attempt at healthy: STRAWBERRY SALAD:


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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:57:13 AM
Shot with my new lens {healthy}


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Posted: 1/29/2013 12:01:43 PM
Love the shot if the oranges!


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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:42:21 PM
I like both your shots, .Jennifer, but the salad really looks yummy and full of fresh and healthy things.

Here is my shot for healthy.. Spicy Chicken Soup with Lentils,not too keen on the fat floating on top but it's made with real chicken and even with taking off all visible fat before making it and skimming after cooling it, there still seems to be quite a bit of fat around. I had reports that it tasted good, if that helps.



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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:15:28 PM
Looks yummy girls! I am drooling over the strawberry salad!


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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:01:54 AM
Wow - some great stuff.

Jennifer - which lens did you use?


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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:33:39 PM
I used my mscro lens, but it was supper dark inside...
I think the soup looks good and that is not really all fat no matter what you do soup has that... I think it added to the pic


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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:16:38 AM
Jennifer - nicely done with your new Macro.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:38:03 AM
Gonna give this one a 'winner announcement' bump.

Thanks everyone!


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Posted: 2/1/2013 1:58:04 PM
Great choice! Thank you guys for all of the healthy inspiration!


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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:40:07 AM
Nicki, Thank you so much!!!!! There were so many awesome photos, this is really cool. I think we will make the pear crisps today to celebrate, so yummy!

Of to soccer practice with my little one, will come up with a February challenge idea and post it when I get back. . .

Thank you!


~ Karen


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Congratulations Karen !!



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Congratulations Karen !!



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