Tuesday, November 25, 2014

All it Takes is Ten Minutes ..

One thing I hear constantly from others is that "I just don't have the time" to _________ (eat breakfast, work out, eat meals made from home, eat healthy meals, etc ..)

You have to ask yourself: how important are my goals? Do you want to eat healthier and save some money by not eating take-out every day? Are you tired of going hungry in the morning because you didn't have a proper breakfast? Are you feeling insecure about your body but "don't have the time" to exercise?

Guys - YOU are in control of your day, just like YOU are in control of achieving your goals. If it is important to you, then you will FIND or MAKE the time to meet your goals. All it takes is a few minutes of preparation to set yourself up for success. 

I took ten minutes to pre-cut and mix some veggies (mushrooms, onions, bell peppers) and wash black beans to leave in containers in my fridge. Now I can make a fast egg scramble or a Mexican omelette in the morning for breakfast. It only took a few minutes of food preparation to help myself stay on track with my goal of having a healthy, nutritious breakfast every day. 

I can do it - you absolutely can too. How much does it mean to you?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Final Soup Challenge!

This week we didn't quite make a soup .. We made a big pot of hearty, healthy chicken stew! It is one of my favorite recipes from my bible, The Looneyspoons Collection, called "I Got Stew, Babe". We alter the recipe somewhat (we always add extra cups of mushrooms, carrots and green beans!) and add a touch more flour and stock as hubby prefers a more juicy stew .. And it is so delicious! It yields a lot so we are able to just grab and go from the fridge, and it's so healthy and guilt-free! 

Roasting the veggies!

Ready to mix together ..

The finished product!

I plan to continue making big pots of soup (or stew!) throughout the winter .. It's so easy to have a big pot filled in the kitchen, so I've got a quick supper for work or a hot lunch at home. It's cheaper than buying cans of soup and it's way healthier and super convenient!