I did a bad bad thing. I computed calories in sausage lasagna. It was ugly.
So I decided to substitute thinly sliced vegetables for noodles and cottage cheese for the ricotta in an effort to appease my pants that are currently revolting in a constricting manner.
I had my doubts but it really is quite scrumptious. I’m not too sad about the decrease in time spent on the elliptical either. [Read more…]
“Omelette” or “Omelet”? I can never decide.
No matter how you spell it this dish is one of my favorite healthy breakfast staples
1/2 C greek Yogurt
4 T olive oil
4 T dijon mustard
1/4 of a lemon squeezed
3 garlic cloves
1 1/2 T balsamic vinegar
Blend it all up and add a little pepper.
I wanted to make a healthy salad friday for girls’ night. After raiding my fridge I had gathered grapes, almonds, and rotiserrie chicken leftovers from the Spicy Tortilla Soup. Paired with a balsamic vinaigrette the resulting salad was a huge hit.
1 bundle red leaf lettuce
Cut the lettuce and toss with halved grapes, sliced almonds, and chicken.
Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette.
Brussel Sprouts are one of my favorite side dishes and I always love watching guest’s faces when I announce that they are on the menu. I don’t know why everyone thinks they are so gross but I am glad when they taste mine they change their minds.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the brussel sprouts in half and line them up on a baking sheet lined with foil. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and roast for roughly 20 minutes. The roasting time depends on the size of your sprouts so try to make them uniform and look for the outer leave to turn a golden brown. You can eat as is but sometimes I like to squeeze some lemon juice over top.
The flu has hit our house in full force. It took me out first with a roundhouse kick to the nose and once I managed to rally Matt went down for the count. By that point I was so sick of chicken noodle soup I couldn’t bring myself to make it one more time. So amidst kleenexes and my new obsession with Alias I devised a version of tortilla soup light enough to handle on our sick stomachs, kick of spice to clear up some congestion, and delicious enough to tempt our appetites. May I just say…NAILED IT! Hopefully you have all seen Pitch Perfect or I just sounded really dumb. I seriously liked this soup so much I made a second batch to freeze for later.