Sunday, January 29, 2017

Healthified Super Bowl Line-Up

The big game is coming up! What will you be serving?  If you've made an effort to make some healthier changes, don't sabotage yourself by offering the same chips and queso that you typically go for.  Make a few healthier substitutions and give yourself the advantage! And the bonus? Your guests won't mind a bit because these recipes still pack in the flavor without the guilt.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

80--- Chimichurri Sauce

Have you made some healthy changes in the New Year?  Fantastic!

Occasionally when we start a healthier eating plan, we can find ourselves getting into a rut with our food choices.

What's the solution? Find ways to beat the boredom with some new recipes!

Looking for a tasty way to jazz up that otherwise boring grilled chicken breast or steamed veggies? 

Chimichurri is your answer.  This sauce is a blending of herbs, onion, vinegar, and oil, to form a pureed spread.  It's fantastic on everything.  Check it out in my Chimichurri Butter Bean Salad too!

Makes ~ 1 cup

1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 cup fresh flat leaf parsley leaves
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup vegetable oil (olive oil will solidify when refrigerated, which is fine- just FYI)
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp salt
Dash ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small food processor.  Chop until a course puree is formed.  Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to use.  Will keep in refrigerator for ~ 1 week in a covered container.

Nutriton info per 2 Tbsp: 65 calories, 6 g fat, 0 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 70 mg sodium

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Teeny Tiny Resolution Tip {Repost from 2015}

It's that time again!  Resolution season.  If the first day of 2017 seems like a good time for you to set forth with a new goal, go for it!

My tip for you in setting a resolution?

Think small.

Actually, the smaller the better.


Because reachable goals will keep your momentum moving forward.


In 2017 I want to lose 40 lbs
I would like to lose 4 lbs by February 1st.

Losing 40 lbs is a HUGE goal! You may be tempted to "give up" on your goal if you do not see it approaching soon enough. But 4 lbs? It seems much more do-able, don't you think? And when you reach that goal..... you will set another..... and another.... and before you know it- you will have lost those 40lbs!

Another example?

I want to exercise five times per week in 2017.
I want to exercise 100 minutes per week by February 1st.

Those 100 minutes per week will turn into 300 minutes per week before you know it- with small, short-term goal setting!

So instead of a New Year's Resolution.... how about a January resolution?  To be followed by a February resolution. So on and so forth.  Each month is a new opportunity to improve.