All posts filed under: healthy eating

How We Eat [Healthy] For $75 A Week

Happy Monday, people! Are you heading to work for the week? Starting out with a meal prep Monday so you can crush your nutrition goals? This post is a teensy bit long but it’s something I get asked about a LOT so I promise it is packed full of helpful info 🙂 I have written before about? Our Dave Ramsey Adventure? and how it changed our lives. If it weren’t for budgeting and planning, we would not have had the beautiful wedding we did, and we would probably have struggled a lot more in our marriage. We started our budget using this worksheet. And quickly learned that according to the suggested percentages we were WAY overspending on food. Based on our goals and initial income, we decided $300 was a good monthly rate for groceries. I shop weekly, so we budgeted that as $75/ week. Just for reference, I was spending probably $100-$120 by myself prior to moving in with Keaton, so this was huge adjustment. However, I have learned lots of tips and tricks…

Lazy Vegetarian Meal Ideas #25 Chickpea and Kale Delight

Originally posted on Sophia's news, reviews and cooking tips:
I love chickpeas. Like, seriously. I could write a sonnet about chickpeas. Chickpeas are cheap, tasty and protein filled beauties and I don’t know what I would do without them, and they are also fabulously cheap! This recipe is my take on the more traditional spinach and chickpea combo; kale has a slightly sweeter taste, but I prefer it personally. What you need: A can of chickpeas, about half a pack of kale, olive oil, an onion. Spices: Asafoetida, fenugreek, tumeric, chilli powder, cumin, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, salt, pepper, chilli flakes 1: Heat oil in a large saucepan and add some asafoetida and mustard seeds. Heat the oil over a medium heat for a few minutes (chop the onion in the mean time) until it becomes fragrant. Then turn up the heat, add the onions and spices and fry for five-seven minutes 2: Add the kale and sautĂ© on a medium heat for a few minutes. Then add the chickpeas and some more spices and fry for…

Sweet potato and black bean chili

Originally posted on foodbycamilla:
In my opinion,  Chili is an essential recipe during the winter.This hearty vegetarian chili includes sweet potato and black beans along with flavourful seasoning such as cumin, cinnamon and chili powder.  This chili is bursting with flavour and is my favorite chili recipe at the moment. This chili is the perfect healthy weeknight meal. You can even make it and take it with you for lunch,  I am sure you will make everyone jealous! I’ve also added a few optional topping ideas such as avocado and coriander.Eat the chili as it is, or serve it with brown rice or quinoa. ? ? Ingredients ( serves 4 people).  1 large sweet potato 1 can black beans approximately 450 gram  (15 oz). 1 can chopped tomatoes approximately  400 gram  ( 14 oz). 1/2 onion 2 gloves garlic 2 tsp chilli 1 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp cinnamon oil for cooking salt and pepper 3 tsp lime juice ? Serve with ( optional) avocado (1/2 avocado per person). cilantro sour creme Method:  Heat oil in a…

Best-Ever Black Bean Burgers

Originally posted on Erin Leigh Ever After:
I’ve eaten a whole lot of veggie burgers throughout my vegetarian life. Rarely have I ever made them myself, and this recipe really outshines anything you can buy in the freezer aisle. It takes a little bit longer to make this recipe, so if you’re always in a time crunch after work like me, hold off on this recipe until the weekend. I often find myself facing a major problem in trying new recipes: I don’t have a food processor. But I found a secret hack to the lack of food processor- an electric mixer. It seriously works like a charm! This recipe in particular comes from Ambitious Kitchen, but I made a few alterations that worked better for me. This recipe originally calls for half of a jalepeno and 2 teaspoons of spicy cajun spices, but I am not a big fan of spicy food so I took it out. It also called for sprouts as a topping on the burgers which in general are delicious, but I…

Strawberry Protein Cheesecake

Originally posted on a health & fitness blog:
?? So, a few months back I posted my low fat protein pumpkin cheesecake recipe. I posted some recommendations of other flavors at the bottom of that recipe, but I still had people complaining that they don’t like pumpkin and don’t know how to modify for the recommended substitutions. So I decided to help out!! This is the exact same recipe I used a few months back, just modified without pumpkin purĂ©e.? I made a delicious strawberry cheesecake and it turned out fantastic!! I feel like I’m cheating on my diet, but I’m not! The best part of this cheesecake, aside from it being low calorie, low fat, and delicious — is that it is so versatile. You can make whatever flavor you fancy by trying out different yogurt and protein powder flavors. Seriously, get creative!!! ?? Ingredients: 16 ounces fat free cream cheese (room temperature works best) 2 individual package Dannon Light n Fit Greek Yogurt (I chose to use Strawberry Cheesecake flavor, but you can…

Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oats

Originally posted on 28 and Counting…:
I am currently doing a sugar detox, so I can’t indulge in my usual oatmeal for breakfast. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t! Overnight oats are simple to make, healthy, filling, and delicious. What more could you ask for in your breakfast companion on a busy weekday morning? Have you ever tried to make overnight oats? What is your favourite recipe? Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oats There are so many varieties of overnight oats that you can make and I am always creating new recipes. I think a good starting point is banana cream pie in a jar! Ingredients 1 cup of oats (I recommend using these awesome measuring tools) 2/3 cup of vanilla soy milk (you can also use almond milk or regular milk) 1/3 cup of vanilla yogurt (if you don’t like yogurt, add an extra 1/3 cup of milk) 1 ripe banana 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 tablespoons of unsweetened shredded coconut 1 tablespoon of chia seeds 6 walnuts (I put mine in the food…

What’s in a Chef’s Garden?

Originally posted on Meals Under the Pressure Cooker:
The idea of a chef’s garden has always been alluring to me. I used to imagine a small patch of land cultivated for the growth of a few vegetables and herbs needed by a nearby restaurant. But what are the benefits of a chef’s garden? What’s exactly in a chef’s garden? On a weekend trip to Big Sur in Northern California, I got the chance to visit a thriving chef’s garden in the Post Ranch Inn near Highway 1. It turns out that there are far more varieties of vegetables and herbs in a chef’s garden than I had always thought. While talking to someone who worked on the chef’s garden, I was delighted to learn about the wonderful benefits of a chef’s garden. As we can see, a chef’s garden produces fresh, organic vegetables, which translates to healthy, tasty food on the plate. Vegetables in a chef’s garden are naturally grown, which means that they are not synthetic or genetically modified. Produces from a chef’s garden…

recovering from an ED || a beautiful journey of various volumes

Originally posted on she be kale-in' it:
? “recovery is not a destination where one day you will wake up and feel fixed but rather it’s a slow mending process that follows an imperfect line where progress is made over time. along the way your eating disorder will make it’s presence known as it fluctuates between being very quiet or very loud. use this as reassurance that you are healing by the mere fact that you are aware of the sounds it makes and in charge of the volume. “ ? finding this quote from Tina Klaus of Don’t Live Small?was a sign from the universe, i swear. i have read it multiple times knowing how much i must?remember that my eating disorder may flare+ fluctuate, but i remain in charge of the internal volume. i remain in recovery. so i’m being a bit more candid in this post, less about tasty healthy treats?+ more about what i have experienced as well as continue to live with. i’m curious who else had a difficult time…