January 25, 2021

Is it just me?

I came across this earlier today and laughed so long and so hard that I actually had tears streaming down my face. I'm still laughing as I'm posting this. The dog just looks so intense! I've always said my little Beefy just isn't a very smart dog, but this dog is at a whole 'nother level.

I showed my husband and he didn't think it was all that funny. I know I sometimes have a warped sense of humor. Is it just me or are you laughing as hard as I am?

January 24, 2021

Weekly Menu Plan

Meal prep this morning will be broccoli and mushroom egg muffins for breakfasts for the week, and the soup of the week (drumroll please)...

Doesn't this Easy Spicy Garlic Chicken Broth look delicious? I'm sure looking forward to it. I'll use this broth for some nice bowls of ramen for our dinner this evening - adding ramen noodles, thinly sliced grilled chicken breast, and a ramen egg. I'll keep the rest of the broth plain to enjoy for my lunches or in between meals for the rest of the week.

Sunday - Ramen bowls

Monday - NY strip steaks, lobster tails, roasted asparagus

Tuesday - Garlic Butter Herb Steak Bites and Potatoes (using up any leftover steak, add whole small Portobello mushrooms)

Wednesday - Indian Quinoa and Chickpea Stir Fry 

Thursday -  Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken with Veggies

Friday - Leftovers (freeze any remaining leftovers for soup)

Saturday - Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli

What's on your menu this week?

January 21, 2021

Unseasonal Smoothies

I know so many of you are in the middle of icy cold weather. I can imagine a smoothie is probably the last thing you are thinking about at this time of year. Well here I am sharing my smoothie recipe with you anyway.

My goal is to get the good healthy stuff in, that includes 1 1/2 servings of fresh fruit daily. During the summer I eats tons of fruit, especially watermelon. Once melons are out of season I don't do well at all when it comes to eating fruit. 

Greek yogurt and honey are two other things with lots of health benefits that I'd like to have daily, but again not something I do well following through with. 

I decided to put it all together to make smoothies. Now I look forward to having one every day, even when it's cold. They are just so good! I can't resist, even if I'm shivering a bit while drinking it.

Mixed Berry Banana Smoothie

1 cup fresh mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries)
1/2 banana
1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon honey 
1/2 cup ice (or more for extra thickness)

Blend and serve. This smoothie has approximately 170 calories, 30 carbs, 0 saturated fat, and 8 grams of protein. It gives me the recommended daily amount of fruit all at one shot plus the health benefits of the Greek yogurt and honey. It's healthy, filling, and so delicious!

30 Day Challenge Update:  As of yesterday when I weighed in while at the grocery store I'm down another 1.5 pounds :)