A few weeks ago, I decided to try to cut out bread/grains/etc. and also desserts/refined sugar from my diet. There really aren’t any rules, besides just to try my best. I’ve been eating a lot of veggies, fruits, 2% Greek yogurt, nuts, protein… It really has been great and my body has responded well to it. I’m not putting a limit on how much of all of those things I can eat — if I am hungry, I eat. If I feel like I want something, I have it. On Saturday night, I wanted a milkshake and I couldn’t stop thinking about it… so, we got milkshakes. Eating this way consistently, though, has really made me want those things less and less. That was the first real craving I had in weeks.
There’s so much out there in the way of healthy recipes, and some things are not good. We’ve tried a few things that have left us feeling like it was diet food. I do not want diet food! I want real food that tastes good and leaves me feeling really satisfied. I don’t do non-fat — I don’t see the point. So I thought I would round up some meals we’ve been loving lately in case you’re looking for healthy weeknight recipes that leave you feeling nourished and satisfied.
(These are really good, but best to prepare a little bit ahead of time. They take a little bit longer than the rest of the meals in this group. Worth it, though!)
RIDICULOUSLY good. I served with this Mango Salsa recipe, but I added four avocados to it and doubled the amount of lime juice.
This was also very good… Mango Salsa on top of Grilled Chicken.
We’ve had these burgers twice now, and they’re amazing. I make a little salad to go on top of them and you really don’t even miss the bun. Slice up spinach, quarter a cucumber, put in as much red onion as you want, and chop up some fresh dill. Red wine vinegar, one squeezed lemon, a little bit of olive oil, and some salt and pepper. SO good.
What are you loving for dinner lately?
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