Sunday, January 3, 2010

I'm doing it!

My name is Megan and I have an addiction.
I am 100% addicted to FOOD!

A lot of days I don't feel "full" until I eat something I know I shouldn't. (my biggest weakness is carbs!..and Chik Fil A) I feel like a fat man trapped in a petite body. I try to have a homemade smoothie in the morning (strawberries, low-fat yogurt, OJ..Yummy!) but ruin my healthy eating and exercise with constant snacking & the more-than-once-weekly trip to a fast food joint.

I am working on creating healthy weekly menus in order to avoid the 5pm "oh no what are we going to eat for dinner?" feeling which usually leads to processed dinners-- which i'm kind of sick of!

So here's where I need your help!

What is your favorite (pretty healthy) recipe?

8 comments:

Sherrie said...

I follow WW (well I am going to start actually following it more closely in 2010 and hopefully get better results). I love fiber 1 bars (the chocolate ones are 2 pts) and have one for breakfast nearly every morning. They are great to eat on the run and they also would be a great snack (and satisfy that chocolate craving).

Arnold's sandwich thins are the best thing since sliced bread (literally) ;) They are round sandwich things and so good, especially toasted.

I also can not live without my crystal light pink lemonade mix in. Helps me drink all my water.

My favorite salad has either arugula, spinach, or iceburg lettuce. I love to have tomato, cucumber, and avocado with it (sunflower seed are great with the spinach or arugula). I make a dressing of salt and pepper (love the Mc Cormick's grinders) and either balsamic vinegar or fresh squeezed lemon and garlice olive oil. You can also add ham to this salad (I usually only do that with iceburg). Of course you can add anything you want/like. I swear by using that for a dressing. I make the salad on a plate to get the balsamic/lemon juice/garlic olive oil/salt/pepper evenly distributed.

I really make whatever I want for dinner and just figure out the points. I will be featuring some WW recipes on my Organizing blog (my goal is one per week).

I am definitely getting healthy in 2010. Good luck to you Megan!

Lis said...

Hey love!! Here is something I do when I'm pressed for time.

Grocery Store rotisserie chicken
steam in bag spinach
cut up tomatoes (cut em up pretty small)
whole wheat pasta
some pesto (or EVOO and spices)
Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta - add cooked spinach, sauce and tomatoes. Fork pieces off chicken and add them to the mix.
Top with fresh (or in the container - no judging!!) parm and voila! Easy, warm, pretty healthy and very delicious dinner.

I'll rack my brain for some more last minute type things!! xoxo

Michelle said...

You need a crock pot! Seriously. We use our crock pot a lot and it really helps take the guess work out of the "last minute dinner rush."

Pasta is always our "go to" for a last minute meal. I like to sautee some lean sausage or ground pork or beef & add either broccoli rabe or spinach. Pretty similar to Lis' recipe...you could use chicken sausage (yum!), too. Toss with cooked pasta, drizzle with some EVOO, balsamic vinegar & sprinkle with parm cheese. Mmm.

Lindsey said...

I love food too! And we're cooking healthy too. I am loving Hungry Girl's website because she turns comfort food into healthy food!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

I love honey seared Salmon & Chicken. I just cook the meat in a skillet over medium heat, and glaze it with honey on both sides, then let it simmer. Paired with a salad, it makes a good meal!

Miss Anne said...

Honestly?

Almonds.

I buy them at Costco in the raw.... i blanch them and pull the skins off... turn the oven to 300... spread them on a pan with a tiny bit of butter, and bake them at 15 min increments (totalling 45 min) flipping them every 15 min, and then spreading them across parchment paper and salting them.

They get me through the days. :)

Gwen said...

My favorite snack is an apple with a single serving back of microwave lowfat popcorn. As far as meals I totally agree with Michelle. Get a crock pot. You can make so many things and it's not processed that way. My favorite is a Wendy's like chili receipe that is WW friendly!!! Good luck sweetie. We're here for you!!! XOXO

Kat said...

Hmmm. Healthy. I am not doing so well at healthy at the moment. For some reason I am craving comfort food right now. But, I do love grilled salmon. I mean LOVE IT. And it is very good for you. :)