A Few New Food Ideas

I had really gotten away from the Food Prep posts since I was making the same things most weeks.  But, as it turns out, I happen to have a few new ones now.

I have mentioned previously that I would scour the internet looking for recipes when I first changed my eating habits.  I do think it’s key to have foods that you actually enjoy in order to maintain a balanced lifestyle.  I would love for you to post your favorite foods and recipes for others.  You can post in the comments or send an email!

My basic groceries include:

Produce: romaine lettuce, bags of lettuce and spinach, chard, peppers, cucumbers, kale, green beans, mushrooms, avocados, sweet potatoes, apples, bananas, and blueberries

Proteins: salmon, fish (tilapia or catfish), shrimp, chicken breasts, ground turkey, bison, grass-fed beef, eggs, egg whites, and sometimes I will short-cut it with rotisserie chicken

Dairy: unsweetened almond milk, non-fat greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and reduced fat cream cheese.

Oats (regular and steel-cut), oat bran, quinoa, brown rice, unsweetened applesauce, pumpkin, almond flour, coconut flour, unsweetened coconut flakes, almonds, nuts, PB, stevia or Capitol, cinnamon, sea salt, Nature’s Seasoning, coconut oil, flax or olive oil, and apple cider vinegar.

This does not list all the ingredients for the recipes in this post but I would consider those my staples. All recipes are found under Recipes and Resources (http://wp.me/P2W8ZN-33).

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My favorites to make are always the sweets..so let’s start with those!

Baked oatmeal is a must.  I went back to blueberries this week instead of apples..always yummy! I also highly recommend Jamie Eason’s Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread and Dishing Dish Pumpkin Cream Cheese muffins.

Cinnamon Swirl Protein BreadCream Cheese Pumpkin MuffinsBaked Oatmeal

The sliced sweet potatoes photo-bombed the picture with the Cinnamon Protein Bread. 🙂

The two new recipes I tried from dashingdish.com were Jalapeño Popper Chicken Chili and Spinach Artichoke Chicken Bake.  Both great but what I loved about the chicken chili is I could throw all the ingredients (including uncooked chicken breasts) in the crockpot and go!  This was wonderfully easy and tasty!

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I again did my version of coconut shrimp using the Coconut Tilapia recipe from Dashing Dish, chicken breasts on the indoor grill, and some easy turkey chili.  Annnd..I made little chicken pizzas using the P28 protein flat bread!  Yes, this was great!  🙂

Coconut Shrimpgrilled chicken breasts

chilichicken pizza

Viola! Meals and a stocked refrigerator.  (By the way, this was more a week of food prep.  I get a little overzealous sometimes..but not THAT overzealous!)

mealsstocked fridge

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