My Weekend +Meal Ideas!

After an AMAZING weekend, I am back to this blog of mine.

One of my very best friends, Emily, got hitched this weekend to her prince charming!! It was such a blast, I am having a serious case of the Monday’s today.  I just love being with my girlfriends from college, there is nothing quite like it! It was such a beautiful wedding, and so amazing to see how happy my friend is! Again, congratulations to Emily and Mo!!!!!

Jessica emilys wedding

us at wedding

dancing

photo booth fun

 

Now, onto some meal ideas for this week! I have been trying lots of new recipes lately…trying to switch things up a bit! I have been slightly bored with my meal choices lately. Here is whats on the menu this week from alllllllll around the web!! I’ll let you all know what I find!

Quino enchilada casserole

 

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole….I think this sounds soooooo good! I will make some slight changes though!

paleo-potato-and-sausage-bake-640x427How good does this dish look from A Healthy Slice of Life!

Buffalo Chicken lettuce wraps…my own recipe!

I am also thinking an easy Chicken stir fry! As far as our lunches go…left overs/salads! So hopefully I will love these new recipes.  P.S….I am SOOOOO ready for SPRING!!!!! My FAVORITE season!!!!!!! 🙂

Do you like to try new recipes?! Ever feel like you eat the same stuff over and over?!?! 

 

 

9 Foods You Should Eat Everyday!

Hi Yall! Happy Friday! This week as been so strange…I feel like it flew by but then again was super long! All I know is TGIF!!!

My favorite “food” quote of all time is ….
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”~ Hippocrates
And I truly believe this for many reasons. Check out the list below on why you should add these nine foods to your daily diet! 
 
Here are NINE foods that you should eat everyday for your health and well-being! 
  1. Garlic–This food has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral benefits.  Garlic is full of antioxidants! 
  2. Grapefruit–Boosts your liver function! It is packed with properties that aid the body in detoxifying!
  3. Avocado–Research shows that this “fruit” may lower our cholesterol.
  4. Tomatoes–Rich in vitamin C.  Also, has Lycopene, a carotenoid that offers antioxidant protection again several types of cancers.
  5. Hemp Seeds–Packed with loads of essential fatty acids and full of protein!
  6. Kale–It’s a super food! High in iron and again, packed with antioxidant powers!
  7. Cucumbers–Known for their hydrating qualities but also their cleansing abilities inside the body.
  8. Peppers–Rich in color, loaded with rich antioxidants such as Lycopene, Lutein (great for eye health), and Chlorophyll which aids in elimination free radicals in the body!
  9. Spinach–Anti-inflammatory.  Research is telling us the inflammation in the body is the start to A LOT of diseases and cancers!

Here is a great picture I found from Food INC. to showcase these nine foods! nine foods to eat How do you add these foods to your daily diet? 

Do You Eat Real?

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a awhile…how the heck are ya? There has been LOADS of things happening in my life that have kept me super busy…moving into a new house, I have a new roommate…NICK!, and purchasing a new family member….

Meet Henry…Our new 1-year-old beagle!

Yes is he adorable, social, friendly, and loves to play ALL DAY.  He just made himself right at home! We are enjoying him VERY much…except for when he chews on items like my favorite Kate Spade glasses, deodorant, and iPhone charger….but besides that….he is a keeper, he is still a puppy after all!!! 😉 I am sure you will hear lots of stories about the adventures on Henry!

So on to the real question…Do you eat REAL?  Today, October 24, is National Food Day.

What is Food Day you ask….It is a national celebration of and the movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food culminating in a day of action on this date every year.  Food day is created by the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest.  It is driven by food movement leaders and citizens to bring us closer to a food system with “real” food.

So what is REAL food? In my eyes, real food is food.  Not food like substance.  It is food that is produced with care for the environment, healthy animals, fresh produce, and not made in a plant or comes in a box.  (with exceptions).  We all know what happens to our bodies when we start to not eat REAL.  So the question remains…How REAL do you eat.  Take the quiz here!

My score on the test was a B…I still have a LOT to learn but not too bad of a score…There is always room for improvement! Sometimes it is easy to get wrapped up in buying processed foods, boxed foods, and yes even the candy aisle during Halloween.  But that is life, we have to try to remember the importance of eating REAL food and consequences of not! We have to make healthy choices everyday, soon choices will become our habits.

QUESTION: Do you eat REAL, what is your score? 

 

Food for Thought…

Dear Monday, we are not friends.  Trying to embrace a positive start to a new week. So…Happy Monday!

Here is some Food for Thought for your Monday:
“It’s not food if it’s called by the same name in every language. (Think Big Mac, Cheetos, or Pringles.) -Michael Pollan
To live a healthy lifestyle, one goal to make is to eat only food.  Real food. This week, be aware of what you are eating.  Where did it come from?  Can you picture the ingredients in its raw form? Think about it…What are you eating?

Food for Thought…

Dear Monday, we are not friends.  Trying to embrace a positive start to a new week. So…Happy Monday!

Here is some Food for Thought for your Monday:
“It’s not food if it’s called by the same name in every language. (Think Big Mac, Cheetos, or Pringles.) -Michael Pollan
To live a healthy lifestyle, one goal to make is to eat only food.  Real food. This week, be aware of what you are eating.  Where did it come from?  Can you picture the ingredients in its raw form? Think about it…What are you eating?