I have lots of delicious food updates from this past week! I have been making a huge effort to make healthier choices which of course means more cooking, less eating out, and better for you foods! It was hard to chose just a few highlights but here are some of the major updates!
Lunch has been interesting! As you can see I am a VERY hungry girl at lunch time but it has been filled with salads, delicious La Croix, Chobani Greek Yogurt, Strawberries, and Carrots! I usually only make it through half of these items but it is nice to have choices- plus it makes for a really tasty 3pm snack!!
I also enjoyed a tasty baked potato for lunch the other day (not the same day- gosh I am not that crazy). Although I did manage a turkey burger with this baked potato and a side of strawberries for dessert! I like to top my baked potatoes with broccoli (overcooked broccoli actually- I like it really soft) and a little bit of cheese and bacon with sour cream on the side.
I have also been enjoying some more 100% Steel Oats from “Good Food Made Simple” that I purchased at Sam’s club. This round I decided to make the honey one and I added in a small handful of chocolate chips! Honestly, I think it was too much chocolate for me (which is very difficult to say) BUT it was still really tasty!! If you want to read more about my first experience with these oats check it out here.
One of the highlights of the week was Friday night when Tim took me out to Menchies!! OOO how I love Menchies! I was feeling a little under the weather so the frozen yogurt felt really good on my sore throat…. well the delicious taste was a bonus haha. I had some banana, chocolate, cookies and cream, and peanut butter *yea a little bit overboard* and I mixed in some candy. I had far more than Tim haha but it was worth it
I have been doing pretty good with my healthy balanced meals at dinner! I managed some delicious baked chicken with green beans on the side and some honey mustard dipping sauce!! I forgot how much I LOVED this meal since I used to eat it like every day in Boston! It was a simple and easy meal to make.
Tim even made some really tasty meatloaf the other day! We are a big fan of putting everything into meatloaf… ground turkey, oats, eggs, ketchup, peppers, onions, and whatever else we can think of!
I had dinner tonight actually at my parents! We have all natural Buffalo steaks with mushrooms and zucchini on the side! I think I ended up eating most of the mushrooms while I was cooking (I guess mom and dad won’t put me in charge of that again hehe) and while I am not a huge red meat girl the steaks were pretty good. I think I like Bison much more than a regular steak. I also tasted this all organic chocolate that my mom got at Whole Foods but I can’t say this hit my taste buds in the right way at all!
Before the dinner we enjoyed a Smoothie from my mom’s new Vitamix smoothie maker. This blender is CRAZY and works like no other blender I have ever seen. We put spinach in this smoothie and wheat grass and some Kumquat fruits, Greek Yogurt, and some Almond Milk! It looks pretty weird to start..
And still looked pretty weird while it was blending
and actually looked pretty weird in the glass but tasted surprisingly good!
The other night I decided to combine 3 of my favorite foods… avocados, mangos, cilantro, oh and lime juice. It tasted delicious and I think it would be really good served on Chicken or something but I never got that far… I’ll try that next. I cut up 2 avocados, 1 mango, a few teaspoons of cilantro, and just a squeeze of lime juice! Highly recommend and if you find a good use for it let me know! So far I just eat it with a spoon or some chips!
Tim and I went over to Kara and Dana’s for game night the other night and not only did we have a blast playing games but we also have a GREAT meal made by Dana!! Dana made some lasagna for the first time and it was sooo good. Kara’s salad was also delicious just for the record! I was so proud of Dana’s meal and wish I had more room so I could have had quite a bit more but he did such a great job so I think I’ll be asking for this meal again!!
Superbowl Sunday was INSANE! Casey and Mark had a party with a ton of great friends and some really tasty food! Tim and I were in charge of the Rice Krispies Treats which I had not made from scratch in a really long time so it was a ton of fun. I have a love for marshmallows so as you can imagine this is one of my favorite desserts.
Casey made some delicious pierogi and chili!I even made the pierogis for lunch the next day!! Tim had the chili- thank you Casey for our left overs!!
Molly also made this tasty taco dip that had guacamole in it. I have had the taco dip before but I have never had it with the guac inside so that was like opening up a present Christmas morning and realizes it was something you had wanted that you didn’t even ask for!!
Oooo and let’s not forget about the pulled pork Casey made for the pulled pork sandwiches… I think I’ll make this in the crock-pot one of these days!
And of course that wasn’t all! Here is the entire spread…
Dinner at Jen’s
I also had dinner with Casey and Jen the other night at Jen’s house! Jen made chicken parmesan with noodles and we ate some buffalo chicken dip as an appetizer! Jen was such a great cook and we enjoyed a nice girls dinner!