Do you ever get in a food slump and find yourself cooking and eating the same thing week after week? We are! Couple that with multiple friends encouraging us to buy supplements because "surely no one gets enough recommended fruits and vegetables" and my slump has peaked. Time to improve!
These 4 recipes will get you started toward healthier holidays!Remember, portion control is your #1 line of defense Pumpkin Muffins¾ cup whole wheat flour¾ cup oat bran cereal (found over on top of the oatmeal and is super cheap)½ teaspoon baking soda1-2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (to your taste)½ cup natural sugar (sugar in the raw works)
The other day I made these really yummy bran muffins. I changed the recipe up a bit (reduced sugar, added chia seeds and flaxseeds, and coated muffin tins with coconut oil) I thought you might enjoy making these too. Warning: lots of dishes to clean. BUT WORTH IT! So yummy!
Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno… The kids love this one! In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and cook ground turkey, venison or extra lean hamburger meat, carrots, onion and garlic until browned. Add chicken or vegetable stock, tomatoes, pasta and basil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until pasta is al dente.
Try this recipe on the weekend and refrigerate or freeze for lunch or dinner the following week on days that are too hectic to cook. I would suggest investing in a vacumn food sealer so that you will always have access to a healthy low carb meal. Place chicken pieces in large baking dish. Sprinkle with pepper and oregano. Lay onion, mushrooms, and celery on top of chicken pieces. Pour in 1/2 cup of water to cover bottom of dish. Spread tomatoes over chicken, and top with sprinkles of basil and parsley. Bake at 325 degrees for two&
Sometimes chocolate is added to Mexican dishes to cut the heat and enrich flavor. In this reipe, it adds richness and deepens the color without making it sweet. I use dark chocolate because studies show it has added health benefits.1 pound ground lean round, turkey or venison (I sometimes use ground lamb or veal from the natural meat section at HEB.)1 cp prechopped onion (short on time, use the dried onion)1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained1 cp hot water2 tbsp chili powder
I have always loved chicken and sausage gumbo. Unfortunately, when I became serious about changing my lifestyle to clean eating, I thought I had to give it up. Something about my mom's recipe including frying bacon grease and flour to make the rue just didn't seem like it would fall under the eating clean category. However, I discovered that I could still have my cake and eat it too, not literally. But, I found a Weight Watchers recipe for shrimp and sausage gumbo that I tweaked a little by replacing the shrimp with chi