Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Working Smarter Not Hotter!

We are in house clean up mode around here as we have high hopes to sell our home this summer!  It has warmed up to summer temperatures so that means getting outside early to work in the garden & yard!

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The last thing I want to do when I come in is COOK!  So I have been stockpiling meals and the basics of meals.  As one of the things on our list is go get new counter tops & do some kitchen updating that means the meals will be ummm interesting for a week or so. 

I’ve been following a new eating plan(notice it is not a DIEt) and it has been AMAZING for my energy levels.  AND for the first time in forever I am off soda(and all sugar for that matter).  I don’t crave it at all.  If you want to check it out, then head over to the  Trim Healthy Mama website.

So to make life easier I have done 3 things this week.

1.  Bought strawberries while they are in season.  We go through a lot of berries & it is WAY cheaper to buy them fresh & freeze them.  I stalk the produce aisle at Aldi’s for those $1 boxes.

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2. Bought chicken.  I know everyone buys chicken but I never even put it in the frig.  I cooked it up, diced it, shredded it & basically made some meals ahead of time.  My favorite one is at the bottom of this post.  I also caught precooked chicken(grilled) on sale last week at Kroger so I can head that REALLY quick in the microwave(cooler!) for grilled chicken salad.  I also put the broth in quart jars so I have that to make up some easy soups pretty cheaply. I will freeze that soon but ran out of time!

3. Bought ground turkey.  This is for breakfast mostly.  We love sausage but I hate the high price!  I caught ground turkey on sale this week so I used Heavenly Homemaker’s recipe for homemade turkey sausage.  Quick easy breakfasts are a must!

Then I made my kids Chocolate Pudding Pops with no sugar!  Thank you THM for such great recipes that are healthy!

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Chicken Bacon Salad—S meal (no picture because we ate it too fast)

4 cups cooked diced chicken

1/2 c cooked crumbled bacon

1/4 c slivered almonds

1/2 c sliced celery

1 can water chestnuts

2 tsp dry minced onion or 1 T chopped red onion

1 cup miracle whip

1/4 tsp ginger

Mix it all together & serve on a bed of greens!  Cool and healthy meal!

Serves 5  Calories per serving 276  Carbs 8 Fat 14 Protein 27  Tallied up from myfitnesspal.com

1 comment:

  1. You had me at bacon.
    Thanks for linking at Trim Healthy Tuesday!! :-)

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