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The one snack I always have in my purse . . .

The one snack I always have in my purse . . .

Hey friends!  I can’t believe how cold it is already getting and it is only November!  It feel like it should be January with these frigid temps and inches of snow on the ground.  With the cold that also means sickness, ugh!  My family and…

Bonus! Three Simple Daily Meal Plans: Little to Minimal Cooking!

Bonus! Three Simple Daily Meal Plans: Little to Minimal Cooking!

I’ve been seeing written versions of meal plans around and thought to myself, “I already have ideas for B, L,D & S!” So here you go! Tell me what you think! Next version a grocery list? Bring it! Breakfast: Sprouted Flaxseed Toast + Egg +…

Lunch Idea: Shrimp + Roasted Broccoli & Carrots + Wild Rice

Lunch Idea: Shrimp + Roasted Broccoli & Carrots + Wild Rice

Happy Wednesday! Today’s lunch idea is easy, filling and delicious. Although I will be brutally honest, my family was turned off by the smell for dinner the other night, ugh! So things were busy that night with coming and going and I decided it will be my lunch for the following day.

I loved this menu for lunch. I don’t mind the smell… but why do roasted vegetable with a mix of seafood kinda smell like farts? 🤦🏻‍♀️😂😬 I lit a candle so there were no complaints then next day at lunch when kids were home from school.

This lunch idea is boosting with lean protein, fiber and high-energy carbs. All very satisfying and kind of like a healthy comfort food that makes you feel so good on a cold winter day.

Here’s the breakdown…

The broccoli and shrimp were made in the air-fryer. I made similar broccoli with this meal following this recipe: Meal Idea: Salmon + Macaroni & Cheese + Roasted Broccoli

FYI, make the broccoli first and then the shrimp (food safety). The shrimp was frozen and medium-sized, peeled and tail off, nothing special.

I defrosted the shrimp from the freezer and placed in a dish towel and pat until dry. Then I just seasoned with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. I only put the shrimp in the air-fryer for 2 to 3 minutes at 400 degrees. I could not believe how quick this cooked!

Here’s the rice I used, feel free to whatever you like! This was easy.

Good carbs provide a wealth of nutrients! And yes, I mentioned fiber keeps the bowels healthy, so important! The average American only consumers about half of the daily recommended amount of fiber. The RDA is 25 to 35 grams of fiber each day. It really does a body good (makes a person feel so much better).

Enjoy!

DD

Snack Idea: Greek Vanilla Yogurt + Blueberries + Chia Seeds

Snack Idea: Greek Vanilla Yogurt + Blueberries + Chia Seeds

Hello! I’m jamming out to Prince! I heard it before and now Alexa is blasting all the hits. No one is home so I can turn up the music and dance like nobody is watching (I just hope my hubby never plays back the footage…

Monday Moves! Sharing My Favorite YouTube Exercise Videos

Monday Moves! Sharing My Favorite YouTube Exercise Videos

No gym, no problem! Or in my case I just don’t want to leave the house because it’s too darn cold! 😳 Today I’m sharing my go-to mini workout videos on YouTube, particularly PopSugar’s channel. They have so many more videos that are awesome. My…

Meal Idea: Tacos + Corn + Southwest Salad

Meal Idea: Tacos + Corn + Southwest Salad

Hey friends! It’s sounds awful outside with the blustery winds, so I better stay inside today 😉. I think some soup and hot chocolate will definitely be on the menu.

I wanted to share a simple meal idea with a a couple of swaps to boost the nutrition of the meal. Here was Tuesday night’s meal (Taco Tuesday).

For the taco meat, I try to stretch it with some flavored refried beans. In this case, they are salsa style refried beans. I brown the hamburger as usual and then put half of the cooked meat in a container to use for another meal during the week. (I like to use it within two days). Note: This package is 1.3 pounds.

*Then once the meat is cooked I add a half a can of the refried beans and will add some basic taco seasoning.

If you want to use the entire can, great! I only use a half can because I know my family likes to see the beef 😂 – if that makes sense. Lesson learned…

(Meat from Costco; refried beans from Trader Joe’s)

Here are the tortillas I like (for myself). For the family, I will use whatever. The carb balance tortillas are a bit pricer. They do contain a good amount of fiber, very filling. Fyi- The kids will eat them too, just depends what I have in stock.

This salad kit is from Aldi. I’m a fan of pretty much any kind of salad kit. My son also loves almost any salad kit. The girls are not salad fans, so I encourage them to pick out a veggie from the container. Here’s the link if you missed my easy veggie container – My secret to eating more veggies!

This inexpensive, over two pound bag of organic frozen corn is a staple in our freezer! Yes, it deserves the exclamation 😂. I bought this bag at Costco and I think the bag is around $6.98 (don’t quote me), but somewhere around, I’ll double-check.

I’m all for you buying whatever you want, organic or not, but I think many organic fruits and vegetables actually taste better! They have more flavor, which makes it much easier to eat more fruits and veggies.

The corn is the easiest to make. Heat and season! I used to add butter but it doesn’t really need that because the flavor is great.

Dinner in minutes! I do not prep meals because I have made some mistakes before with food not being the freshest. But when I buy easy items (with great flavor) I can save my time and make simple, fast meals! And provide great nutrion!

I hope you enjoy

DD

Product Spotlight: Cauliflower Bites

Product Spotlight: Cauliflower Bites

It’s Friday and it’s snowy and freezing here! Well, today I’m featuring a little something new… Let me back up for a bit and tell you more about how many brands of cauliflower tator tots I have tried and how many of those were thrown…

My Absolute Favorite Breakfast!  Sprouted Flaxseed Toast + Over Easy Egg + Egg Whites + Turkey Sausages + Coffee

My Absolute Favorite Breakfast! Sprouted Flaxseed Toast + Over Easy Egg + Egg Whites + Turkey Sausages + Coffee

Where do I begin…every day is a great with a rockstar breakfast like this one! 😍 Yes, it may not look like the prime ideal breakfast when it comes to nutrition but let’s take a closer look… First let’s start off with the bread. Bread…