This week was on point!

Okay so this week was definitely one of my favorite! Meal prepping has just made my week so much easier! I admit Sunday it feels like a lot to prep it all but it’s so nice to just grab and go all week! This week I made Spinach and ricotta pie for breakfast, Turkey burgers with broccoli slaw, and zucchini lasagna :). I added some fresh salad or veggies with each meal and was good to go all week.

I love chocolate. It’s one of my biggest weaknesses. I found a recipe for peanut butter cup fat bombs and they are the bomb! Below are the recipes, enjoy!

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Spinach Ricotta Pie (I used Spinach instead of chard)

http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2012/12/swiss-chard-ricotta-pie-w-sausage-crust.html

http://www.skinnytaste.com/zucchini-lasagna/

Peanut Butter Cups (I used almond butter instead of peanut butter and 1 packet of stevia instead of splenda. These made 12 and each have less than 2g carbs!)

http://screwedonstraight.net/keto-diet-peanut-butter-cup-fat-bombs/

 

 

 

 

Low Carb Pizza Casserole!

I love pizza! This recipe was super easy to make and it was so yummy! Best of all its low carb! I found this website and its awesome. There are so many low carb recipes and even menu plans.

Here’s what you need

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 20 slices pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Clean the cauliflower and break  it into medium sized pieces. Place in a bowl and microwave with 2 Tbl of cream and 1 Tbl of butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10 minutes. Remove and stir to coat cauliflower with cream/butter mixture. Microwave for another six minutes on high (or until tender.) Remove from the microwave and put into a high speed blender along with the 8 slices of pepperoni and ¼ cup mozzarella cheese. blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper

Spread the cauliflower puree into an 8 x 8  dish.  Cover with ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, and layer with pepperoni. Bake at 375 degrees (F) for about 20 minutes.

Enjoy!

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http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2013/05/pepperoni-pizza-cauliflower-casserole-low-carb-and-gluten-free.html

Food Junkie

Everyone loves food right? I do! It’s hard to juggle eating semi healthy and life. I’ve dabbled with meal prepping but never really stuck with it. When things got busy I went back to my old eating habits. If I don’t meal prep I don’t cook during the week which equals junk food for me! I’ve been doing solid meal prep for about 3 weeks now and it’s so easy to just grab food and go during the week. I’ll be sharing some awesome recipes I find along the way :).  I do mostly a low carb diet to eliminate food sensitivities.

My favorite so far is a Honey Balsamic Chicken and Veggies and its a one pan and done! You can modify the recipe with different vegetables to change it up a bit.

For the Sauce

  • mix  balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon, garlic, oregano and basil together
  • In large bowl, combine balsamic vinegar mixture and chicken
  • marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight. Drain the chicken from the marinade.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • I used coconut oil to coat my pan.
  • Now place any vegetables you want in the pan. My favorite is zucchini, grape tomatoes, bell peppers, kale, and broccoli but I’ve also used asparagus, and squash too!
  • Place into oven and cook until the chicken is completely cooked through,  about 25-30 minutes. If you use asparagus add it during the last 10 minutes of cooking time.
  • Enjoy!
For the chicken
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

I found the recipe from Damn Delicious and it really is delicious! Let me know if you try it and what you think!

http://damndelicious.net/2015/07/10/honey-balsamic-chicken-breasts-and-veggies/

Graduate School

It’s been a while since I’ve posted… A long while… I’ve just completed my first year of chiropractic school! I’m in Port Orange, Florida and I love it.

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I’m so excited for the future and to know I’ll be helping people daily. Here’s a link to an awesome video showing how chiropractic helps people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IU9emzBDRA

I miss taking pictures! I took some of the lighthouse we have here a while back. My camera has been calling me so we’ll see what the future holds 😉

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I’m an official graduate of UNCP :)

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I graduated on May 5th 🙂  It was an awesome day!  God has been so wonderful to my family.  He has sent so many blessings, and guided us each step of the way.  I now have my BS in Chemistry and I graduated with honors.  I’m half way to my goal now.  Now I just have medical school left 😉

My family has been a wonderful support system, and so supportive of everything i’ve done.  I’m so grateful for them.

I’ve made some wonderful lasting friendships during college and will definitely miss seeing everyone everyday.  I wish all my classmates the best of luck!Image