New Year's Eating & Cooking Goals
Jan. 13, 2014 10:33 pm
Updated: Jan. 17, 2014 9:53 am
Kelly and I decided that we will try to eat better in the New Year. We recently bought a NutriBullet at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and we tried it a couple nights ago. Tomorrow will be the second day. It is actually really good; it tastes a lot more like
fruit than anything else.
To make a juice drink with the NutriBullet, you fill half of the container with veggies or greens, and the other half with fruit, then you can add some extra stuff like nuts or flax seeds, or something else similar, and water. I have used it for breakfast
because I don't really like to eat right away in the morning. You should eat breakfast though because it gets your metabolism going.
So far, I would recommend this product. Since it only contains actual fruit, vegetables, and water, this helps you get a couple servings in easily during your day if you find it harder to eat these more often. I think in a way, this can be better than smoothies
since sometimes smoothies also have yogurt, which means even more sugar beyond the fruit. However, with a smoothie, you will have protein if you add milk or yogurt, so that can be good. I guess it just depends on what you are using it for or what you want
to get out of it. It seems like moderation of everything is a good way to go so you don't get tired of eating the same thing. I also think the NurtiBullet is a great breakfast or mid-day snack. Overall, I would recommend this product so far; we will see
how it goes as we keep using it. Give it a try!
We are also trying to stay on more of a budget with the groceries and eating out. I feel like I have a lot of food in the house, but am not always sure of what to do with it, so I end up buying too much each week. I'd just think about what I want to eat that
week and buy the ingredients instead of looking at what I have and finding recipes for those foods. Plus it's hard to think of things to make for 5 days a week.
This week, I am going to try making a frittata; the eggs and all your leftovers in a pan, then baked for a few minutes so it sets. This seems like a great idea and I am excited to try it. We are also going to have pancakes for dinner (I have a lot of eggs!)
I also have a lot of left over tortilla chips, so I am going to try a recipe where you break the chicken with the tortilla chips. I will attach these recipes this week and share the results.
I also realized I had about 30 flour tortillas, so tonight I made tacos. However, this time I made my own seasoning, which brings me to another healthier habit. I am going to try not to buy so much processed food. The recipe I tried was through Allrecipes:
This is an awesome homemade taco seasoning recipe, and I plan to use it every time from now on. It tastes great, very similar to the packet, but much more spice. I also had a lot of plain yogurt in the fridge, which I am not sure why I even bought now, so
I looked for recipes that would use yogurt. I made a coffee cake that turned out pretty good. I used chopped almonds for the chopped nuts, and the cinnamon filling/topping didn't seem to look like the picture for some reason. However, the cake tasted good,
so it worked out. I was able to freeze the rest of the yogurt too. Very happy to not be throwing out perfectly good food! Below is the coffee cake recipe:
I hope the rest of my food turns out this week! I will update soon.