Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Spinach with Feta

Looking for a quick and healthy side dish for dinner?

How about spinach and feta! Let me be the first to say it gets no easier then this.



Ingrediants:

3 cups of spinach (rinsed/pat dry)
1 tbsp of virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup of feta
Sea salt
Pepper

Directions:
In a small sauté pan, heat coconut oil on medium heat.
Add spinach to pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Remove from pan, salt & pepper to taste and sprinkle feta on top.

That's it, no, really- that's it!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Easy Fried Rice

Because I like rice....

I looked everywhere for a easy way to make that awesome fried rice I normally enjoy at the Japanese steak house over in Harbour View.

that down there....
that's my fried rice....
and
EVERYbody likes it!

How did you make it you ask?  just like this~


on my quest of healthy eating (after adding jasmine rice BACK to my lifestyle) I stumbled across this easy fried rice recipe compliments of The Recipe Critic.  I do make some small changes to make it work for the family, yet found that although sesame oil is a no-no, the rice will not taste the same if you use anything other than sesame (more experimenting will happen but for now...)

EASY Fried Rice:

 Ingredients        :
*3 cups of cooked rice
*2 TBS sesame oil (I like to use the spicy sesame oil)
*1 small white onion (chopped)
*1 cup of frozen peas and carrots (thawed)
*2-3 TBSP of soy sauce (You can substituted coconut amino's for less sodium!)
*2 slightly beaten eggs (I use 3)
2 TBSP chopped green onions (optional)

Directions:
*Preheat a large wok (or skillet) to medium heat. Pour sesame oil in the bottom and add white onion, peas, and carrots and fry until tender.
*Slide the veggie mixture to the side of the pan and then pour the beaten eggs onto the other side of the pan- scramble eggs with a spatula, once scrambled mix with veggies.
*add rice to the veggie and egg mixture.  Pour in the soy sauce and stir/fry the rice and veggie mixture until heated through and combined.  Add chopped green onions if desire

Now enjoy your easy fried rice!  Prep time took longer than cook time (imagine that..) but it should be worth the time for something this good!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

This quest for this thing called a healthy lifestyle

We have all seen it, post of healthy eats, articles and blogs of what you SHOULD do or should NOT eat...

Pictures upon pictures of good food, healthy food, food.... (I know, I'm instafood guilty!)  But did you know most of what you read is true??? (yep, I'm giggling)

but I will admit, in my quest of a more healthy lifestyle there are a few things that have happened since I started doing this (below) on a regular basis...



1.  this stuff is freaking good.... period
2.  taking the time to prepare my (and his) lunch for the WHOLE week has done a few things.  

To include:
> less time wasted deciding what to eat...
> DRIVING to pick up my lunch 
> getting a crappy lunch equals an average of.... $14.00 a day 

"Limited edition, let's do some simple addition Fifty dollars for a T-shirt - that's just some ignorant b!tch (shįt)....., 

oh.... sorry... I got off subject but let us add that up....

take-out + gas... yes, (I included gas!) equals what... 

$70 a week, 
$280 a month,      
$3,360 a year

At least that is what I was spending daily for lunch, mainly because anything close cost extra ESPECIALLY when you are trying to eat a "healthy" lunch during your work day.  

THAT IS THE COST OF TWO... YES TWO tickets to Italy next year!! (Or new windows... Or doors..) no matter.... I guess what it am trying to say is. If you take about 30 minutes of your EARLY Sunday morning before your day really gets started, you can put together a whole weeks worth of lunch (grilled chicken, fresh veggies) for $37.23- that's from my last grocery bill for our weekly lunches- 5 days for 2 people!! Organic fruits and veggies! (Well... From the farmers market about 10 minutes before they close... So I cheat a little but~ It's locally grown and organic!) ok~ I'm off my make-your-own-lunch pedestal. 


Give 30 minutes of your time and let me know how it worked for you!

L8R