Lately, I’ve had this recurring realization over and over again.
I’m a terrible eater. Like, really bad. As in… pizza twice a week, chicken tenders and french fries, junk food galore, and ranch-dipped everything. It’s not good.
I’ve been on healthy eating kicks before and I know I can do it again. When you make it a habit, you learn to crave good-for-you foods and that’s what I’m striving for here. Not to rain on Brandon’s parade, but he sometimes makes it difficult for me to eat foods that are more healthy. Mushrooms, onions, peppers, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, etc. …I love these things. Brandon does not. See? Enter pizza because sometimes I just don’t know what else to cook that he will like! (Although I have been known to sneak things like onions into our meals if I chop them fine enough. Got to be sneaky.) But now I’ve gotten into the habit of making poor choices and it’s time to quit.
My overall goals for eating more clean are to cut out processed foods (as best as possible), greatly reduce carb consumption, and decrease sugar intake. Eventually, I’d like to drastically cut my dairy consumption, but let’s not get crazy.
I’ve been on a huge hunt for healthy recipes that normal people can make. You know what I mean. I am interested in recipes where I can pronounce everything on the ingredient list and don’t need two hours and a specialty grocery store in order to make the meal.
Here are some pretty great recipes I’ve found that are worth sharing. These aren’t crazy strict healthy recipes, but ones that will be great baby steps for us.
Malt Vinegar Oven Fries – Because I’m a french fry fanatic.
Zucchini Tots – These look amazing and seem pretty simple to make.
Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps – Because anything that combines the crock pot and buffalo sauce is a winner in my book.
Healthy Peanut Butter Freezer Cookies – Have I ever expressed my love for peanut butter to you before?
Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites – Once again… Buffalo Sauce, you win.
Garlic Mushroom Quinoa – Garlic and mushrooms sound heavenly together.
Baked Parmesan Zucchini – I think I bookmarked this one because it looks so pretty.
Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes – When reading this title, all I see is pancakes.
Pecan Crusted Trout – I think you could probably use this topping on any fish.