March 14, 2013

Spicy Zucchini and Tuna

Here's one of my all time favorite recipes that I make for myself during the day.  It's funny once you stop eating a bunch of junk food and you clean out your system you can really start to taste the different flavors in food and you find that it doesn't take a whole lot of seasonings to create something really yummy! 

March 13, 2013

Greek Yogurt, Berries & Granola Parfait

Sometimes I get a sweet craving... don't we all?

My normal go to would have been a chocolate bar or ice cream and well, that won't work since I'm choosing a healthier lifestyle and maintaining my weight.  That's why I'm so happy that I discovered Greek Yogurt!

I've seen it in the store a million times but didn't try it until recently and boy-o-boy am I happy I did!  That stuff should be illegal it is so good.  I use it when I'm needing a little something sweet for the day.  I add berries and a little bit of granola on the top and it helps keep my cravings under control :)

Originally I posted this recipe on my other food blog {The Best Blog Recipes} but I wanted to share it here with you because it is my new Healthy Sweet Treat go to in times of need, lol!

March 12, 2013

Mozzarella Tomato Spinich Mini Appetizers

I've been thinking a lot about what I want to serve for Easter Dinner this year.  I'm making healthy choices everyday because I want to maintain my new weight of 166 (down from 217)! 

Here's an example of my struggles... I sent my husband to the grocery store with the baby a few days ago so I could get a few things done at the house and he came home with 3 containers of his favorite ice cream.  I couldn't believe it.  I just laughed.  He's skinny and doesn't struggle with his weight but I couldn't help thinking about all of the cholesterol and sugars that he'd be eating.  It's amazing how much I've changed since going through this program!  I want to be healthy.  I don't want food to control me anymore so that's why I'm thinking about my healthy Easter Dinner options.

So after searching blog recipes I decided to make these cute little healthy treats for one of our appetizers.  It's something that I can feel good about eating while I'm cooking and spending time with my family.

And they are quick and easy to make!  That's always a bonus in my eyes :)

March 11, 2013

Easy Veggie Patty Soup

Ok world, I'm ready to admit.... I have an addiction to Morning Star Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Patties!

My husband always laughs at me because I get "cravings" for these little patties and I make him buy me the big packages at Costco.  They are considerably cheaper buying them in bulk rather than smaller packages at my local grocery store.

So in my Veggie Patty recipe quest I decided to create a soup using these little delicious patties and it turned out great!  Sometimes I have it spicy depending on what type of mood I'm in, sometimes just plain.

Either way, this soup is delicious and easy to make.  And the best part?  It's tasty, quick and it's made using all of the right amounts of ingredients per the program recommendations to be my "Lean & Green" meal for the day! 

Love it!

March 10, 2013

Spicy Mushroom & Tomato Tilapia

Oh my goodness... my lunch today was so delicious!

I knew I wanted to have Tilapia but I didn't know how to season it.  I had a ton of fresh mushrooms & cherry tomatoes and I just stood there looking at my ingredients until it finally hit me.

Does that happen to any of you?  You're hungry, you know what you want to use but you don't know the exact way you want to put it together?  My husband is always coming in the kitchen to ask me what I'm doing and usually I'm just standing there in deep thought, lol!

Well, today my friends it paid off.  This dish was out of this world!