New Things are Coming!

Hey guys! Long time no talk (or is it “long time no type”? haha).

Hope this finds you well and getting excited for the summer weather that is coming.

I wanted to pop on here to let you know a few new things that will be incorporated onto the blog now.

As some of you who follow my social media accounts know, I just recently started Weight Watchers! I’ve got a goal in mind and a drive that’s powerful to accomplish it.

That’s been the main reason I’ve been MIA on here. It’s taken a little bit to get set up on my new journey. I knew I wanted to do it, but I now have an end goal I wish to accomplish. That goal being to lose weight for a trip with my hubby to Hawaii next year (no not the Big Island, with all the volcano action).

We’ve also had some other big changes in our household with my hubby getting a new job where his schedule is now almost completely opposite to mine and that’s taken a while for me to adjust to. But so far we’re managing.

Coffee has been my BEST FRIEND.

Anyways, back to the main reason I came on here. I wanted to let you guys know what’s been going on, what’s to come and then some.

I’m hoping you’ll join me on this journey. I’m really excited about it.

And even if you don’t join weight watchers or if you don’t care about losing weight, eating healthier can help in more ways than one. So I hope this change also inspires you!

After all, we’re all in this together right??

I plan on sharing many parts of this journey with you. I can share monthly; what my thoughts where on how I think I did, what changes I made, what I did for exercise and of course recipes I’ve come up with or have come to love. I guess basically a Monthly Recap. I’ve been keeping a journal of how I’ve been handling things, my successes and my struggles. It’s also something I can go back and refer to and help motivate myself. If you’d like that, like this post or comment below telling me if you think that’d be something your interested in.

Other than all that, that’s basically it for the changes.

I’m excited for this journey and I hope you are too!

 

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

Haven’t posted on a good wholesome home cooked meal in a while.

And believe me, my husband sure made me aware of that! haha

He’s been asking for a good pasta dish for the past few days and last night, by golly, did this dish become a winner that will soon be repeated!

My delicious Chicken Noodle Casserole is a one pan meal that you can easily knock out in an hour or less. All you do is mix ingredients together in a large bowl, place in a baking dish and bake away!

This meal is great after a long day filled of household chores, a long day at the office, or a long day after taking all the kids to practices or after school activities.

So grab yourself a bowl and a fork/spoon and let’s jump on in!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts (cooked and diced)
  • 1 can of corn
  • 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 12oz package of frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 box rotini pasta* (cooked)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried minced onions
  • salt and pepper to taste

*if need be you can use Gluten Free pasta as a substitute for regular pasta

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Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  3. Place mixture in large baking dish and spread evenly.
  4. Place baking dish in oven and bake for 30 mins.
  5. Remove from oven, dish up and enjoy!

 

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

With Cinco de Mayo having come and gone, I still wanted to post this recipe on here for any of you who didn’t see it on my social media accounts.

This quick and delicious side dish isn’t only for Cinco de Mayo. It can be used for taco Tuesday’s or any day you want a delicious corn dish with a kick.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp Butter
1 can sweet corn
1/2 Jalapeño diced finely (remove seeds)
3 tbsp Mayonnaise
2 tbsp fresh Cilantro
1/4 tsp Chili Powder
The juice from 1 lime

Directions:

-melt butter in pan over medium heat
-Add corn and jalapeño. Stirring occasionally, cook about 8 minutes.
– Stir in mayonnaise, cilantro, chili powder, and lime juice.
-Serve immediately and enjoy!

 

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Grilled Chicken with a Raspberry Vinaigrette Glaze, Over a Bed of Greens

Who says you can’t have fancy food at home?? I love being able to elevate simple everyday ingredients and turn them into something you wouldn’t expect.

This 5 ingredient recipe, is sure to be a great starter for any meal you plan to serve, this coming season. It’s packed with scrumptious flavor, while not being too heavy.

So here’s what you’ll need.

 

  • Raspberry Vinaigrette Glaze

(the vinegar I used was mentioned in my previous post click here)

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  • Sauteed Red Onion

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  • Asparagus, cut into small rounds

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  • Arugula

(the exact set of prep bowls are linked here)

  • Grilled Chicken

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Directions:

  1. Once all ingredients are prepped. Start layering the ingredients.
  2. Lay down your arugula on your serving platter/plate/bowl.
  3. Sprinkle asparagus rounds.
  4. Drizzle with Raspberry Vinaigrette Glaze.
  5. Place grilled chicken down and top with sauteed onions.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!

 

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Homemade Jalapeno Guacamole

With all the summer parties coming up and Cinco De Mayo just a few days away, I thought it was the perfect time to post my Homemade Jalapeno Guacamole.

This guacamole is packed with a punch and it’ll definitely bring the HEAT.

So here’s how to make this delicious dish for your upcoming festivities.

*Note: you can easily make this without the heat by removing the jalapeno pepper.

 

 

 

 

  • 1/3 of a bag of frozen corn (fried up just until defrosted and slightly browned)
  • 1/4 of an onion finely chopped
  • 3 avocados (2 semi soft, and 1 really soft)
  • 1 roma tomato diced
  • 1/4 of a jalapeno diced w/o seeds (the more you use, the hotter)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Place all ingredient into giant bowl and gently fold to combine.
  2. Once combined place in serving bowl next to your favorite kind of chips. Enjoy!

 

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*Pictured here are blue corn tortilla chips.

 

 

 

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