I tried sriracha sauce for the first time… Skinny Taste’s Honey Sriracha Chicken and Broccoli. It was Sunday morning, and my husband was preparing the food list for the week. “What are we having for dinner this week?” Ugh, the dreaded question he asks me every week! I hate having to pick out dinners. It’s stressful to find new recipes because, what if it isn’t good? What if it’s too difficult? What happens if I screw it up (pizza delivery, anyone?).
I love Skinnytaste recipes, so I started with her blog, and found this Honey Sriracha Chicken and Broccoli recipe and had to give it a try. I literally just said to my husband last week that I have never had sriracha! Not only was this meal SO easy, it was equally as delicious. I even made extra for lunches this week.
I hope you enjoy this meal as much as me and my family did!
Need an easy meal? Craving something sweet? One of my favorite meals that I like to make is Aidells Teriyaki & Pineapple Chicken Meatballs, in pineapple juice. I serve them over brown rice with a delicious green vegetable. The pineapple gives it the right amount of sweetness, and it’s great for leftover lunch! It takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. Yum!
In the summer, turkey burgers are a staple in my house. I don’t grill, that’s my husband’s job, so they’re easy to make for me 🙂 I wanted to mix up our “normal” turkey burger night, and stumbled upon this recipe because I am a sucker for Medeterranian food. All I can say is WOW. These Greek Turkey Burgers With Tzatziki Sauce And Greek Tomato Salad burgers were so freakin’ delicious. My husband couldn’t stop talking about how he wanted to eat another one. I promise you… you’ll want to make these!
The Skinny Baked Macaroni and Cheese meal is so delicious that it even fooled our husbands because they didn’t know it was “skinny”! It is so easy to make, and can be frozen for another meal! We love make-ahead and freezer friendly meals, mainly because it takes some of the stress out of our night by trying to come up with a family friendly meal. We highly recommend this meal for you and your family.
Most of us think… “Dinner…ugh. Do I really have time for that? Isn’t it just easier to get take out? Yes, but it is healthier? Is it cheaper?” The answer is most likely, no. Well, you are in luck because we have compiled some of our favorite slow-cooker recipes that are bound to be family favorites! We both have toddlers, and even they would eat most of them… if we tell them they are waffles. HA! A few times we got the dreaded, “Ummm… I don’t like that!”, but in the end it was still a win for us!
Today I want to focus in on how to
stay healthy when you are living a busy life. This can be for parents who split
their time between working and taking care of their kids, people who are simply
overworked and don’t have much time for personal care, or can be for
individuals who need a few simple steps to keep them on track. I share these
tips out of experience and am still trying to find complete balance (if that
even exists) between all of my avenues in life.
Does BeingHealthy Even Mean?
Being Healthy has become such a
controversial topic because everyone defines this term differently. To me,
being healthy is implementing changes in your life that will benefit your mind
and body. They can be as big as tracking what you eat to lose weight – or a
small task of drinking enough water each day. The great thing about the term,
“being healthy” is YOU get to decide what that looks like for you and
Healthy To-Go Meals
I know, I know. If you are on
a busy schedule, how are you supposed to create a few healthy meals and snacks?
I get it, I do. You can create a few small meals and snacks in under 30
minutes. You can keep these staples in the pantry or fridge which will allow
you to grab them when you are on the way out. A few of my favorite to-go snack
are pre-portioned nuts, dried fruit, hard boiled eggs, and string cheese. My
preferred simple and quick meals are: healthy pasta salad, yogurt parfaits, and Mason jar salads. I love using
Pinterest to find new meals to incorporate into my busy schedule.
Scheduling workouts into your
calendar is one of the most important tasks to do. When you schedule your
workouts, you gain the mentality that it is an IMPORTANT appointment
that you cannot miss. When I was establishing my workout routine, this habit
was monumental in keeping me on track. When I schedule my workouts, I put in
the day and time of each workout during the week. It helps me plan out the week
and work around my workout so that I can truly get it in.
Wherever You Can
The one thing I learned early during
my quest for fitness – is that it doesn’t matter where you workout – it matters
that you worked out. A great workout can mean very different
things to different people. It doesn’t mean you have to be working out at the
gym, or attend a class (BUT if you do prefer to workout in those ways – make
sure to schedule them into your calendar so you can make it happen). Working
out at home can still be an efficient and killer workout. If you need a few
tips of what workout equipment you should be keeping around the house to get in
a great workout, check out this blog.
a Workout Routine that Works for You
If you are a busy mom, working 9-5,
then taking care of the kids when you get home – a 2 hour intense gym workout MAY
not be the best for you. AND if this is how you are trying to workout,
and can’t get it done – you may be sabotaging yourself. Find a workout routine
that will fit your schedule, abilities, and equipment available. Set aside time
to discover moves you can complete that fit into your schedule – with the internet
being at our fingertips these days – there is an unlimited source of
a Look at Your Spare Time
A lot of people use the excuse that
they don’t have time to stay healthy and fit.
Now look at where you are spending
your time. Are you sitting on the couch scrolling through Social Media during
any part of the day? Do you watch TV for any amount of time? DO YOU HAVE 20
MINUTES TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF? If not, try to take a serious look at where
you are spending your time. If being healthy is a real priority to you; you
will find time to do these things to improve and support your health.
Your health is your priority, but
that doesn’t mean you should be putting pressure on yourself. Be understanding
with yourself. You can only do as much as your life allows. The great thing
about life is that we go through different seasons throughout our life. You may
not have a lot of time on your hands right now, and a quick 15-20 minute
workout is all you can get in. Maybe in 6 months, 1 year, 5 years – you will be
in a different season which can allow you to have a different workout routine.
Find beauty in the current season
you are in. Take in all life has to offer in this moment right now.
Find ways to incorporate a healthy
lifestyle into your routine. What works for one person – may not work for you.
It is an ever-changing process that should adapt to your current life
What ways are you staying healthy
throughout your busy life? What are some areas you are looking to improve on??
Some crazy days lead into crazy dinner nights! Tonight was one of them. I got the kids all set, but what about me? Well… what about an easy and yummy meal just under 10 minutes from start to finish? This Easy Roasted Lemon-Garlic Shrimp recipe from Skinnytaste is a winner! I love the taste and simplicity of this go-to meal for mommy.
Ok so this next one is one of my specialties. I call it the “Taco Pizza” only because I use a taco shell as my crust, there is nothing else “taco” about it. I have told you all before that I am really bad when it comes to eating lunch. I usually skip it, because it is too hard for me to come up with something easy to make. The one day I was in the mood for pizza, but the kid was napping, and I had no cash for pizza delivery. I brainstormed, and came up the the perfect solution! Let me introduce to you to… the Taco Pizza! Easy, healthy, and delicious, especially if you are a pizza lover like me.
I have been becoming more and more adventurous with my recipes, and I stumbled upon this Skinnytaste recipe and it looked so good and so easy. Spoiler alert… it was both of those things! The flavors really complimented each other, and the pecans added a crunchy texture, which was to die for! The only thing I couldn’t do myself was make the eggs. No matter how hard I try, I cannot make sunny-side-up eggs to save my life! I had to call in the big guns, aka my husband to do that part. Thanks, babe! Enjoy!
I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner and he said “something Mexican flavored,” so here goes my first attempt at enchiladas! The were relatively easy to make, and I had most of the ingredients at home already, which is always a win! Give them a try! Enjoy!