Hey there! I have been trying to eat healthier since the start of the year, it is an on an off again struggle though. The toughest part is at lunch, we go out to eat for lunch at work pretty much every time, and when there is a bowl of queso sitting in front of me, I really can't say no, ya know! Then comes the weekend, and I never cook on the weekends, we are always doing something or want to just relax and not clean up a mess in the kitchen, so we eat out again. I am really lucky that my husband is such a healthy eater, because he is the one that ususally talks me out of Taco Bueno or pizza ;)
So even though we eat out on the weekends, I try to make our meals during the week healthy, I thought I would share some of the things Ive made the past couple of weeks. These are all quick and easy since I don't want to be stuck in the kitchen for ever when I get off work!
These stuffed peppers from Martha Stewart were really good. I added cooked ground beef into it as well. Jamie said he liked the stuffing even without the pepper, but I liked the pepper's texture with the soft filling. Definitely will put these into the rotation.
I made this oven baked okra for a side one night, it was really easy to just shake frozen okra up in a bag with seasonings and corn meal, then pop it in the oven. Fast and tasty, my favorite! We liked how they turned out, I love fried okra and this was a nice substitute.
I've made this Santa Fe Crock Pot Chicken a couple of times, it is really good. The recipe is from Skinny Taste, she has so many great healthy recipes. With the leftovers I made Mexi-tatos the next night, by using it as a topping for a baked potato. Delish!
So I have been trying to make it to the gym as well, I'm doing a solid once a week, oh yea! lol but honestly I can tell a difference just by going that one time a week, and it's better than nothing eh? Have you heard of the Tone It Up girls? The are so cute and motivating, and always post free workouts, here is one that I have been incorporating into mine... Although, I do feel a little self conscious thrusting my pelvis into the air at they gym, so I might just have to start doing this one at home. haha
Even though I don't eat every single meal as healthy as I can, at least I am trying to incorporate some fun dinners and workouts to keep it interesting. I know I feel so much better when I eat better, so it just makes sense to stick with it, but, there are times I MUST have a cupcake, or sugar, or chocolate and nothing will stop me. lol Moderation is key and I have learned that, just cutting back and not restricting myself is easier than quitting cold turkey.
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We have nothing planned this weekend, so hopefully we can make it to the annual Oklahoma City Arts Festival, I only go for the food! But saying that pretty much cancels this whole post out, but hey, it only comes once a year, and I have all those heathy dinners saved to make up for it. :)
Have a great weekend!