My husband has decided to make some major changes in his life regarding his view of food and exercise. He is even going to be taking part in blogging to help him with his new fitness adventure. He will making his second writing appearance on Ash & Lew Plus 2 tomorrow. (Check out his first post about his marathon.) Anyway, I knew he was wanting to do some indulging tonight so I wanted to make something healthy and colorful for lunch today. (Our dinner came courtesy of Little Ceasar’s and a dipped cone from Dairy Queen).
In my efforts I came up with chicken sausage spinach sauté.
I started with a drizzle of olive oil and one organic carrot chopped into small pieces.
I cooked the carrots for a few minutes and then added a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. I then added two links of Saag’s chicken sausage. (if you were a winner of the Saag’s giveaway I will be notifying you this week when you should be receiving your package.)
After the sausage was brown I added two large handfuls of fresh spinach and two tablespoons of salsa.
(Mom, I love my new Rachel Ray skillet!)
I served our sauté with hummus, pita chips and a hunk of bread.
After pizza and cheese bread I am stuffed and ready for the New Year! I am also ready for some healthy food and tough workouts!
Tomorrow I will be back with my goals for 2011!
I don’t know about you but I love to eat during the Holidays. Everything seems to taste so good and I normally find it hard to stop with just one bite. I often find myself eating chocolate all day long and eating ham sandwiches just because the honey baked ham is so good and not because I am hungry. This year I decided to try something a little bit different. Just say no. Not that I didn’t eat any chocolate or any ham sandwiches I just tried to be a little more intentional about it. Instead of journaling everything I ate over the holidays I thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of the good choices I made to give you some ideas on how to make your meal a little on the healthier side.
In Milan we always have Daddy Doc’s pancakes. He makes the best pancakes! I follow the same recipe but mine never turn out quite as good as his. These are definitely a treat we only get there. With my serving of two blueberry pancakes I chose to have fruit on the side to help feel me up and keep me from going back for more.
Instead of having only a ham sandwich for lunch I chose a salad filled with lots of great stuff and had a small piece of turkey with one slice of bread with my salad for a small sandwich.
In the mix: Organic spring mix, strawberries, bell pepper, onion, chunks of baked sweet potato, feta cheese topped with poppy seed dressing. Slice of honey baked turkey and piece of homemade sourdough bread. This was delicious!
When I wanted something sweet Lew and I split small servings. After dinner our last night at my in-laws we split a bowl of peppermint ice cream and a small slice of rum cake.
While we were in west TN Lew was able to visit with his good friend Johnny. I told Johnny I was going to be putting him on my blog in hopes he would take a moment to check it out! Johnny, I hope you are reading this