In an effort to get healthy and lose weight, I recently changed my eating habits. But not because I want to. I want to be eating aged Gouda, dark chocolate, and roasted almonds while drinking pinot noir and watching True Blood. But no … because that will make you very heavy and likely cause health problems. So, instead, I’m drinking water and unsweetened iced tea and counting Weight Watchers points. Sounds way more fun, right?!
It’s actually OK. Knowing that I’m taking care of myself and setting a good example for my kids is surprisingly rewarding. And summer turns out to be a great time to get started with this because my husband has a huge veggie garden, and the crops are in. I thought I’d share some of the dinners that are working for my family this summer. By “working” I mean that everyone likes to eat them, and they’re healthy.
Another thing to know: I like to follow a rule one of my attractive and brilliant readers taught me: “Cook once; eat twice.” So, I make a bunch of food at once, and then recycle it into different meals over the course of the week. This is something we eat all the time because we’re all Mexican food hounds — and because I have about a million rip tomatoes right now.
- Meal 1: Grilled chicken tacos
- Meal 2: Chicken quesadillas
- Meal 3: Leftover chicken tacos and quesadillas
It all takes about an hour total — for all three meals. Here we go!
For more of the healthy recipes I’m experimenting with, check out my Pinterest Board.
Photo Credits: Julie Miner (and I apologize, I’m no food photographer, you guys.)
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