I grew up having dinner on the table most nights (something that is missing from today’s society….but that is a different post). My Nonnie would come over and help my mom cook this amazing Italian meal every Sunday (family day); I can still smell the sauce cooking on the stove. Their love for cooking has definitely rubbed off on me. I love to cook…hell I love food! I can make a damn good steak (reversed sear is the ONLY way to make a filet) with roasted green beans and yummy sweet potatoes. (Damn my mouth is watering). Cooking for people makes me happy! During the workweek, I honestly don’t have much time to cook. Between work and my kids’ activities, I’m happy to be home by 8 on most nights. So on the weekends, I try to cook as much as possible and have some meals ready for the week. I’ll cook a few chicken breasts to have on hand for a salad or to go with the yummy roasted veggies I have in the oven right now. (Omg the smell is amazing!!! I sprinkled some evoo and Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and toss them in the oven. When they are close to being done, I’ll toss a little white balsamic vinegar on top-Delizioso! If I don’t meal prep, I tend to eat like crap or I go out to eat. It has become a part of my weekend routine so I can eat better and stick to my goals.
I am always looking for good, easy recipes that are made from whole foods and don’t take hours to make. If you have a fav, please share!!! I have the best roasted sweet potato recipe-cubed SP, drizzled with evoo, sea salt, cumin, chili pepper, cayenne pepper and roast until done! I make a huge batch with that and eat it with my omelet or have them for dinner. Super easy but so darn good; Tons of flavor! I love food so I try to keep it healthy most of the time. (Otherwise, I would be huge). Once in a while, I just have to make a cheesecake. I haven’t made one in a really long time…thinking I might just have to make that sometime soon-maybe I need to figure out how to make a single serving of it. lol
Eating well helps me stay on track to reach my health and fitness goals. It really is a huge part to my overall fitness. I know when I eat like crap, I feel like crap. It’s pretty simple, really. Eat well, feel well. I am not perfect nor do I preach to others about how they eat. I eat like crap sometimes, but I sure do hate it afterwards. But hey…we are all human. 😊
I am going to try to eat an avocado each day. I recently acquired a taste for those things…up until now, it was guac only (I know…odd). I knew they were good for you but after I read this article, they are amazing for you! Check the article out!
I would love to hear your recipes or your go-to meals! I love to try new things out!
Have a great Sunday! The sun was out for a few minutes…there is hope after all for us to get a Spring!