Monday, May 19, 2014

Recipe Catch Up

With my recent hiatus from blogging over, I decided to catch up in all the aspects of my bloggy life! Check out the link above to catch up on my fitness journey!

I thought in the spirit of my ending weight loss challenge and celebrating my success, I would share some of my favorite recipes I've used over the past few months!

Breakfast for me gets really boring...really fast. Over the past few months, we got really into these Paleo Egg Muffins. I was really looking for a way to spice up breakfast...and to stop trying to eat scrambled eggs our of a bowl while driving to work! I love them so much, I will most definitely keep making them forever! Who needs bagels?!

My favorite toppings for these delicious egg patties is a slice of cheddar cheese and 2 slices of Canadian Bacon. Canadian Bacon is great because you get that delicious bacon/ham flavor with dramatically less calories then real bacon or, my fav, sausage. Give it a try!

The past two weeks have contained a lot of lentils for us. I was looking for easier, cheaper ways to get good protein in my diet. Lentils have a lot of pros! So I bought a bag and decided to try it out.

While looking for recipes, I wasn't satisfied with a lot of the stews and soups I was seeing. I thought there MUST be another option. I mean, after all, beans have so many versatile uses! So I was super pumped when I found this recipe for Lentil "Meatballs" from The Iron You. I think I will be using these as a lower calorie, but delicious, alternative for meatballs in the future! I can't even begin to tell you just how awesome these are, you don't even know they're made out of lentils! I mean, I love them so much, they're on ym menu for this week too! I think it's the Parmesan cheese that really makes them...and at 48 calories each, they're delicious alone of stuffed in a pita! 

When Jake and I started Paleo for the first time, I really missed pasta. Then I discovered Spaghetti saved my life! But this time around, I decided to try Zucchini Noodles...and they are my new favorite! They are so simple (faster then Spaghetti Squash too) and make a great choice for lunch or dinner! Check out this recipe or just Google it...I want to try them with the Lentil "Meatballs" above, too!

Lastly, I have been trying to make an effort to incorporate Brussels Sprouts into my menus because Jake really likes them...but usually I hate them. For his birthday last week, I decided to really try and like them...thanks to this recipe, I love them! It's nice to eat them in a different form and I've found the vinegar at the end of cooking plus the crumbled bacon gives them such a great, unique flavor! 

I really encourage you guys to try these recipes! It's really awesome to try new things and mix shit up!

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