Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Recipe Round Up- Summer Edition

Been awhile since I did one of these- but it's summer and the grill is going strong!  These are a few recipes I've tried out recently and loved:

Smokey Spice Rubbed Salmon with Black Beans and Corn-  This was a winner, all the way.  I was afraid that the rub would be overpowering, but it was perfect.  Very complex flavoring, paired very well with the corn and beans.  I actually saved some of the rub and cooked it with the vegetables.  TallBoy said it would also pair well with rice (he's always craving simple carbs) but I thought it was perfect as is.  But if you have a hungry fiance it might be worth it to just make the rice already.

Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats- Yummy.  Satisfying, low carb, tons of veggies.  My only real complaint was that these took me like, an hour and a half from start to finish. And only 35 of those minutes were baking... so it's kind of labor intensive.  However, it does make a lot, and the leftovers make delicious lunches.   I used ground chicken instead of shredded, but you could use ground turkey, beef, or even just beans.  I also used my own taco mix instead of the spice mixture she uses on the meat.  If you don't mind a little extra prep work, this is a good recipe- hearty yet summery!

French Toast- OK- not diet friendly or really truly summery or anything... but this is a GOOD recipe.  Simple, easy, delicious results.  If you want to make a really GOOD breakfast for dinner- make this version.  The orange juice and peel really add a little kick to these while not being overly ORANGE.  Top with maple syrup, and pair with bacon and mimosas.  You're welcome.

I wish I had more summer recipes to post, but we have hardly been home this summer to cook!  When we have, it's been a lot of grilling out, burger, chicken, etc. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Scientific Weight Loss Tips

A great new video from ASAP Science- a wonderfully simple explanation on how our bodies handle food.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

No Donut, Heather

Usually when I pick up my FitBit in the morning, it displays some sort of inspirational message, such as 'You Rock, Heather' or 'Hug Me, Heather' or 'Burn It, Heather' etc.  I'm not sure if synching it with my Lose It profile (a complete log of my food intake) has made it self aware, but this morning my FitBit said, 'No Donut, Heather.'  Woah.  Advice I better heed today.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Let's Start Again

How many times have I said this?  How many times have YOU said this?  I know it's been a lot, but I think it's fair to give yourself a do-over and not continusly punish yourself for not being at your goal yet.  And sometimes you just have to let go of your rollercoaster of a past year and just say, screw it.  I'm starting again on this whole thing, and this is my new starting point.  So as of today- August 9, 2012- I'm saying-

SCREW IT.  I'm starting over.  I have a HUGE year coming up, and I'm going to eat healthy.  I'm going to get in shape for the wedding but not stress about weighing 120 lbs for it, because, that's not who I am.  I've never been tiny and I never will be, and I don't want pictures on my wedding day that don't even look like me.  I just want to look like me, only with a happy wedding glow.  I've totally already stressed about several wedding things and I'm hoping once we nail down a venue (then a date!!)  I can relax a little.

So here we go, lets let stress roll off our backs like ducks in water.  Just go with it and it'll be fabulous.  Planning starts in 3...2...1... GO!