Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

Hello friends!! I haven't forgotten you. It's been a super busy few weeks. Lots of events happening, and I'm in charge of a division retreat at work.

It's been cray. But, I haven't let my healthy eating fall by the wayside! Here's a recipe to spice up your everyday dinner. I found this one on Pinterest, while looking for something different to do with shrimp. It's pretty easy and relatively quick. Two requirements for a weeknight in my book.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Get The Most Out of Your Leftovers! | Food Storing Tips

As you probably already know, I LOVE LEFTOVERS. I usually try to make enough food at dinner, so that I have plenty to take for lunch at least once, if not twice. I don't always have enough, but when I do, I make sure that it's stored correctly. There's nothing worse than thinking you have a yummy leftover lunch, and then opening the fridge to find fuzzy green mold all over. When stored properly, your leftovers should last around 5 days. This will leave you with ready-to-go lunch options, as well as emergency dinners.

Some of you have said you love leftovers too, and some have said you don't. For those of you that don't like leftovers, you may not be storing your food correctly. If that's the case, you may be left with a weird texture, such as too hard or too soggy foods.

This article will hopefully give you some tips to storing your leftovers.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Paleo Comfort Food Recipe : Potato & Kale Hash

During the week, I teach Piloxing on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30. I don't get home until after 7:30, so hubby cooks the meals on these days. It's so nice to come home, shower, and have a hot meal ready for me after my workout.

I've started this week with a not-so-nice head cold and a cough. So when Jeremy said he was cooking this Potato & Kale Hash from The Domestic Man, I knew it would hit the spot. It definitely did not disappoint. This simple hash has SO much flavor.  My tummy was very happy after this meal.

Jeremy always gets his recipes from The Domestic Man blog, and let me tell you....They are all super delicious. The meals are hearty and healthy. It's a win win for sure. AND it's Paleo!

All of the photos in this post were taken by Jeremy. Double points for hubby this week.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Busy Weeknight Dinner Recipe : Ground Turkey & Veggie Skillet

This week has been a little crazy. Monday was Labor Day, and that was actually pretty relaxing in the morning. However, then we had to run errands and do all of the weekend stuff that we had neglected to do earlier. Over the past couple days, I've been running errands, teaching, and packing and prepping for this weekend (when I haven't been working).

This weekend, one of my VERY best friends is getting married! I have known her for about 8 years now, and I could not be happier for her. I'm a bridesmaid in the wedding, so it's extra special that I can stand by her. :) Ahh I just can't wait.

Anywho, J and I are taking the day off tomorrow to head to Indianapolis, so our nights have been pretty packed. I wanted a quick weeknight meal, that could be made in less than 30 min. This one came in around 15! Perfect.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Easy Weekend Salad Bar Lunch

Labor Day weekend was just wonderful. My parents came to Cincinnati to visit us, and we had a blast. We did things around town, ate at some delicious restaurants, shopped, and spent some quality time at home as well. By the time Monday rolled around, it was nice to have a relaxing morning at home.

I thought that, because we had spent (a little too much) money over the weekend, it would be good to make something at home for lunch.

I had bought all of the ingredients, and some I had at home, for this DIY salad bar towards the end of the week. Everything was basically ready. I just had to throw the chicken in the crockpot in the morning, and pull everything out of the fridge when we were ready to eat! Simple and easy peasy.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Garbage Chili Recipe

Woah! Calm down, this recipe doesn't contain actual garbage ;) I actually stole this term from Nom Nom Paleo. Basically, it means I threw a bunch of left over stuff together to make a meal. Michelle from NNP uses this idea for stir-fries, but I thought that the same rule could apply to just about anything.

A week ago, we made a TON of Kalua Pork... like so much meat. We ate on it for a couple days, but then it needed a little sprucing up. Most of the ingredients I used in this recipe I had on hand, but I did have to buy a couple things. But it was things like diced tomatoes that cost less than a dollar. It was a quick weeknight meal that also lasted us a long while. Did I mention I love leftovers???

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pork-Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

September is upon us, and that means FALL is close-by! I'm ready. I'm always ready. Autumn is my favorite season. I love the cool crisp weather, football, activities outside, Halloween... But most important, I LOVE THE FOOD! Pumpkin everything, Soups, Stews, Farmers Market, etc...

Of course I eat sweet potatoes year round, but they are especially yummy, when they are seasonal. This recipe was something I threw together during my Whole30. It's satisfying, and super easy to make, with any ingredients you like. Throw your favorite meat and green on there with some spices, and you've got yourself a meal!

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