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My life has been crazy busy lately with my work schedule and wedding planning and I have not been able to work on the blog as much as I would like. I thought this would be a great opportunity to share how I eat healthy when I don’t have time to cook whenever I would like. I’m going to share what my routine has been like the past couple of months and how I have stayed on track without the extra time to whip up creative, healthy dishes.
One thing to note is that I do NOT miss out on unhealthy food splurging. There have been multiple birthdays or other celebrations and other weekly unhealthy lunches and/or dinners. I try to eat healthy 75 – 80% of the time and it has been working for me. (Side note, I have also been exercising about 3 – 4 days per week because I have a sedentary job and I need to get up and move at some point.)
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be creative. If time permits, it helps to be creative so eating healthy doesn’t get boring and bland over time, but that’s not always possible. I’m going to share my breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert go-to options. This is what I’ve been doing to make sure I fit into my wedding dress in May! (more…)
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this week already! What are you making for Thanksgiving? If I need to bring something to a gathering, sometimes I like to try out new desserts. This year I decided to bring a broccoli salad as a side dish though because there is usually more than enough sweets at my family’s Thanksgiving. Of course it’s going to be a healthy side dish!
I love broccoli salad, aside from the raisins (yuck)! But I do not like that it’s loaded with mayonnaise and sugar. I came up with a healthier broccoli salad that I can actually feel good about eating.
My fiancé loves football. He cannot get enough of it. He also loves chili.. so he made this recipe all on his own to be able to have chili while watching football. It’s interesting that he hates to cook but sometimes, very rarely, he gets excited about making something.
The funny thing is that he’s known to burn food that’s cooked in liquid, such as spaghetti.. He’s done it multiple times! How does he do it? Who knows…it’s a mystery to me. I was at work when he was making this chili and a couple of hours after he started it, I got a text: “I burned the chili.” What?? How did you manage that?? He has a special talent! It definitely added a unique flavor to the chili but nevertheless, it was still delicious. I’m sharing his recipe but I’m going to leave the burning step out, sound good?
This football chili recipe has a special ingredient: beer. I don’t know how old I look in my picture, but I promise I’m over 21! (more…)
Every time I go to the new-and-improved Kroger close to my house I look forward to trying a new recipe, a new cheese, and maybe even sushi (if I get lucky). They have a small station specifically for cooking something up and giving it out as samples. Of course I’m not a fan of everything I try but one day they had a dish called “Harvest Rice” and I liked it enough to grab the recipe!
It was so comforting, creamy, slightly sweet, and slightly crunchy. It was healthy enough that I thought it was a perfect fall recipe to share. Of course the recipe was modified but the qualities of the dish are the same: comforting, creamy, semi-sweet, and crunchy.
By adding chicken and vegetables to the original recipe, this dish became an easy one pot kind of meal. This Cranberry Almond Chicken and Rice was not originally a Crock-Pot dish but after spending hours boiling a whole chicken and then removing the bones, I realized this would be a perfect dish for a Crock-Pot! (Minus the whole chicken part…) (more…)
Happy fall everyone! I can’t believe it’s officially the first day of fall already! I am super excited to share this fall recipe with you: pumpkin turkey meatloaf. It’s one of my favorite recipes and I don’t think it should be restricted to making only during the fall, by the way.
I haven’t made meatballs in a realllyyy long time, probably at least a year. I had found amazing turkey meatballs at Sam’s Club a couple of times and I just haven’t been able to find any others that come even close. They were made with 100% turkey rather than beef and I didn’t even cook them in a sauce, they didn’t need it. I just baked them plain – they were that good! Plus, you could eat about 4 or 5 of them for the same amount of calories as you get in a regular store-bought beef meatball (and they were the same size, I promise). I have no idea what brand they were but I have not seen them for a long time. 🙁 I’ve been very sad about that, very very..
I don’t think any other store-bought meatball will ever come close in my mind, so I decided to make my own meatballs. The result was these delicious BBQ infused turkey meatballs, packed with vegetables – yes I said that right – vegetables! Along with herbs, some vegetables add a very nice, fresh flavor you don’t get in a store-bought meatball.