If you follow me on my facebook page you probably know that my husband and I have been take-out free for probably over fifty days now. That means no meals out, no to go coffee or drinks, no carry out food, no fast food. Every single meal that we have eaten has been food that I have made at my house. We didn’t set out to break a world record or anything, but I must say it feels really good to not have spent one cent on outside food. What does this mean? Well it means more trips to the grocery store for sure. It also means I know exactly what is going into my body. No trans fat, no extra sodium or fat. I have complete control. Not to mention how much money we have saved! I am not sure when this streak is going to end, but I am more than happy and content eating at my house! Here are a few meals that I wanted to share.
Craving Mexican? Do it yourself! I made taco seasoned ground turkey with red bell peppers for the filling. For the toppings- Lettuce, mexican cheese, tomato, plain chobani for sour cream, peach salsa, cilantro, and onion. Delish!
Or make a chicken taco salad! Continue reading
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To celebrate my husband’s birthday we decided to take a trip aboard the Marathon Lady. She is a 73 foot fishing party boat. We decided to go on the 9:30am trip so we headed out early with our rods and sunblock. The boat goes all the way out to the reef and hangs out in 20-40 feet of water. They rent out rods, have beer and sodas, and a super helpful staff. The fishing wasn’t too hot, but we ended up catching a decent amount of fish. Christopher caught a few mangrove snapper and grunts. I caught a big eye torro fish and more grunts. You can pay the deck boys to filet up your catch and so we did. We ended up with a total of 18 fish, and over 2 lbs of fish filets. It was a great time. My only suggestion is to make sure you drink PLENTY of water. It was literally insane hot out there. Don’t forget the sunblock either!!
For the cost if was a good deal. 45 dollars a person. I think I would much rather prefer fishing on my own vessel though. Not enough room to cast, and too many people etc. It is a totally fun time though. Can’t find a nicer crew anywhere.
Today in my organic share-
Butternut Squash, Vidalia onions, Pluots, Artichokes, Blueberries, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Bananas, Grape, and Red curly kale.
I also picked up some organic produce from the store including-
2 avocado, 1 box of spinach, 4 cucumbers, 1 bag of apples, 1 bag of lemons, mushrooms, and kale.
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This is so simple. All I did was take leftover cooked chicken and warmed it up. Once it was warm I added in 1 light laughing cow swiss cheese flavored, 1/2 tbsp of buffalo sauce, and not even 1 tsp of parmesan cheese. I stirred that together and bam. Done. Stuff in big romaine leaves for a quick and easy lunch. I used 3.5 oz of chicken but feel free to use however you much.
149 calories, 5 carbs, 2 grams of fat, and 25 grams of protein.
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Happy Friday friends. The sun is actually shining on the islands today. We shall see how long this lasts! It has been rainy and gray all week. Not that I am complaining! It’s still paradise after all:)
Last Sunday night I went snorkeling and ended up nabbing 3 of these spider crabs. The meat picked down to over a pound of sweet fresh meat.
I woke up Monday though covered in a rash. I knew exactly what had happened. I got jellyfished! I found a few huge welts on my side and legs. I am terribly allergic to the jellyfish sting apparently because I break out into a huge rash. I headed straight to urgent care for a shot and some prednisone (steroids). One positive thing? They took my blood pressure and it was 120/78. I was super happy!! I usually run higher on the top number. Getting healthier every single day!
I was afraid to death of a few things. Prednisone is famous for causing weight gain, AND it also makes me starving. I thought I was going to end up bingeing all week-long. Well I proved myself wrong! I ended up LOSING weight this week, and staying strong on my healthy eating and exercise. I lost four pounds this week!
As for this weekend I plan on doing my shred workouts, and getting at least 15-20 thousand steps in. I already have my food planned and calculated for the whole weekend so no worries there. I am looking forward to Sunday night dinner. I am making flat-iron steaks topped with grilled onion and peppers with a side of grilled cheesy portobello mushrooms. I might even have a glass of lambrusco. Fancy.
As long as you have a plan and are willing to work hard you can overcome any obstacles you encounter.
I wasn’t planning on blogging this but the burgers turned out GREAT + they were really simple.
All I did was take 1 package of 93/7 ground turkey and put it in a bowl. To that I added a bit of sea salt and pepper to taste. A bit of garlic powder. Plus 1.5 tbsp of yogurt based thousand island dressing. I stirred it up gently and made the patties. Don’t over handle the meat! Place in a hot pan and cook for about 6 minutes on each side.
I topped the burgers with 1/2 a slice of swiss cheese, 1 more tbsp of thousand island yogurt based, and a pile of sauerkraut. It was AMAZING.
We are having these for leftovers today and I am thrilled. Try them out. It’s good to change things up once in a while.
230 calories, 14 grams of fat (this will also depend on how much dressing you use + and the fat count of your turkey. feel free to play with the recipe) and 26 grams of protein. Delish!
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