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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

healthy without sacrifice... it can happen!

Hey guys... so, I know I told you about the new approach to eating we have taken in this house over a week ago. I have to tell you, I was scared! Scared to blog about it because I failed so hard on my 30 day shred, and I didn't want to put it out there and jinx myself, which is why I haven't updated about it at all.

One word... winning!

There have been no sacrifices made here at casa de Willis. I actually feel like we have had BETTER meals. I've also discovered that I really like to cook. I also hate my kitchen, but thats another post for another day.

Here is a sample of our menu this week, taken from my grocery list on Friday:

-Grilled Pork Tenderloin with whole grain corn bread and sauteed summer squash. Side organic mixed greens with tomatoes and vinaigrette

-Whole wheat past with grilled chicken and roasted red and yellow peppers

-Slow Cooker Flank Steak Fajitas with lime quinoa salad

-Vegetable soup with ground venison and whole grain corn bread

Simple Spaghetti

-Shredded Pork Tacos with slow cooker refried beans

Sounds pretty awesome, right? It has been. And this coming from someone who thought she hated to cook! Turns out I do okay, as long as I get all my prep work done in advance. I have also been making double of a lot of stuff, stocking up our freezer.

As you can see, I rely heavily on the genius that is 100 days of real food! They are awesome, and even have ready made meal plans, that are healthy, real and AFFORDABLE! No more excuses, right?

My crowning glory is that I bought myself an organic 85% cocoa bar that I haven't touched! I got it in case I had a huge craving, but I'm happy to say that I haven't yet. I won't say I haven't thought about it, but I decided that I can't eat it just because I'm bored... I have to REALLY want it.

On top of all these yummy dinners, I've made some snacks along the way. Our favorite right now (due to the increasingly hellish heat) are our popsicles. I have strawberry-lime in the freezer now!


1 comment:

  1. go chantee go chantee i will see you on your birthday!

    seriously i want to so bad (food not seeing you i really am going to see you). how expensive has it been? ive noticed the less money we have the bigger i get because of the crap food we can afford.