Ok, no one likes to eat healthy food because..well it doesn’t taste good. I LOVE to eat simply because of what things taste like, so eating healthy for me was a struggle, at first. Here are some of my favorite recipes that helped me lose my first 15 pounds. I hope you enjoy them as well! Comment and let me know what your favorite one is!
Cake Batter Smoothie
This is one of my favorites because it actually tastes like cake, and it’s healthy!
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
- 3 tbsp yellow cake mix
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- sprinkles (optional, but they help you feel festive)
- Combine everything, except for sprinkles, put in a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Since it’s winter, I will put a soup for you to enjoy and not feel left out on these cold, snowy days.
Cream of Asparagus
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 (1 lb) green asparagus, chopped (break off the bottom parts and throw away)
- 1 small potato, peeled and chopped (don’t lie to yourself, a small potato shouldn’t be bigger than your hand)
- 3 cups vegetable broth, low sodium
- 1/2 cup 2 % milk
- 1 tablespoon chopped basil
- dash of cayenne pepper
- Cook the onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil for four minutes.
- Add all of the ingredients together (except basil) in a pot and simmer for about 20 to 20 minutes.
- You can use salt and pepper to taste, but limit yourself on salt intake.
The next recipe is geared toward easy, fast cooking and clean-up, while getting your protein in. Let’s face it, most meal plans give you all of these meals that require having everything that your local grocery store carries..who has time for that? For my meal plans, I meal prep every week and this is what I cook for one of my protein intake meals.
- 8 oz (for a single serve) of boneless skinless chicken breast. ( I cook multiple breasts at a time for my meal prep)
- Favorite dry seasoning. (Mrs. Dash has no salt and they still taste good)
- Marinate the chicken breasts with seasoning and let sit for at least an hour.
- Grill until the chicken is done.
- If you do not have a grill, add olive oil to a pan, cover the pan with foil and bake at 400 until chicken is done.
Note: When I am meal prepping, I may leave the inside of the meat I am going to reheat a little pink (I know disgusting). This will keep the meat moist when I do reheat it and it will not be a piece of jerky that I am trying to convince myself will make me look good if I can just get it down.
I hope these meals start showing you just how much potential you have. Remember, start drinking a lot of water, at least 5 bottles a day until your body gets used to it, then up it to a gallon a day. Water is a natural diuretic and will help you lose some weight as well.