Yummy Feel Good Food

I’ve been in a food rut lately. I just don’t feel like making dinner… ever. This means I don’t have left overs for lunch either. I think this is related to the fact that I would rather be playing outside than grocery shopping.

My family hates it when this happens because that means they have to scavenge for food on their own only there isn’t really any food in the house other than a wrinkly apple and the weird things you find in the back of your pantry.

Fortunately for them the clouds started to roll in leaving me nothing better to do during a stormy nap time but to do some meal planning. Before I knew it I had found the inspiration I needed to have an answer to the question I have learned to hate… “What’s for dinner?”

Here are a few healthy recipes that caught my eye…

Chicken Nectarine Poppy Seed Salad– This recipe looks so fresh and yummy! It will be perfect for those nights when dinner time has snuck up on me because I either spent too much time at the pool or I went for an impromptu bike ride too late in the evening. It’ll also be the perfect “go to” lunch assuming I keep left over grilled chicken in the fridge.

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Lighter Orange Beef and Broccoli– This is a recipe I’m going to have to wait to make when Brent is home. He loves his beef and broccoli. You can also prepare several of these components before hand leaving you plenty more time to frolic before dinner time.

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Open-Faced Sandwiches with Ricotta, Arugula and Fried Egg– I have all of these ingredients sitting in my fridge. This would be a great breakfast or quick lunch or breakfast for dinner. I can see me eating this on a night when Brent is at work.

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Healthy Chicken, Orange and Kale Salad– There is something about the colors of the salad that have me craving a bite. Right. Now. Only I’d substitute the feta with ricotta because feta tastes like a goat teet, yes I just said teet. (Don’t ask, it’s along story.)

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Chicken Gyros– If I could be best friends with a food it would be with this. Only the relationship wouldn’t last that long because I would eat it.

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Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad– I love these kinds of salads because you can make them ahead of time without having to worry about it getting all soggy. I have had a crush on the ol’ brussels sprouts and kale combo for a while now. There is just something satisfying about the chew factor. Plus it has bacon… who doesn’t love a little bacon?

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Almond Oat Banana Crepes– For those days when I want to be naughty without actually being naughty.

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5 Minute Healthy Frozen Yogurt– Because your summer isn’t complete unless you have a sticky frozen treat dripping down your elbows on a hot summer night.

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Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas– A little something to get me through this potty training adventure I’m about to embark on. It starts on Tuesday (after my job interview) I won’t be leaving the house much after that so I may try to use this recipe to entice some friends to pay me a visit while my daughter continuously pees her pants.

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Welp, there you have it! A list of yummy feel good food to get me through the week. Now we just have to see if I find the motivation to make it to the grocery store ūüėČ

Suzy with the Nipples

I don’t know about you guys but I was kind of feeling a little gross after indulging in Memorial Day festivities. I didn’t eat a whole bunch of crap but I did eat some and after eating really clean it didn’t¬†settle in too well. So first thing this morning Sir Scout and I went on a run to get things moving in the right direction again.

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I had planned on waking up at five but Penelope is teething so I was super tired after walking into her room a million times throughout the night. I finally drug myself out of bed around six. I still had time to get back and eat breakfast before taking Bridget to school. She’s only got 3 and a half days left! Yay Summer!

I actually had other motivations at play when I took Scout on a run this morning. I want him to be too tired to dig in my garden. I just planted the rest of my seeds and I’m already scared enough that they won’t actually work without him digging in there.

You know that saying “You reap what you sow”… Well, let’s hope so. Otherwise I will have a garden of dirt.

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In other news I have a new backyard problem. Her name is Suzy with the Nipples. She’s a hungry gal that Suzy. I’m guessing she’s either pregnant or has babies because she has got some crazy nipples… and a lot of them.

This isn’t an actual picture of Suzy.

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Have you ever Googled “Squirrel nipples”? Well, I just did and I have to admit it’s not my finest moment.

I don’t know what I’m going to do about Suzy and her nipples but I just can’t be mean to her. In fact, I kind of feel like we are kindred spirits. It wasn’t that long ago that¬†I¬†had crazy nipples and I was super hungry too… hence, the weight loss blog.

What?! Breastfeeding makes you hungry!

Speaking of hungry I am super excited about the meal I have planned for dinner tonight! I can’t wait to share it with you…

Siracha, honey, Lime Chicken Skewers

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I don’t know if I’ll actually skewer the meat I may just marinade the breasts whole… depends on how much time I have.

As a side we are going to have…

Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing

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This recipe calls for edamame but my husband is deathly afraid of soy products (he’s afraid of getting man boobs) so we’ll skip that ingredient. We’ll also use broccoli slaw instead of the regular slaw because he prefers it.

Bridget and I recently found popsicle molds at the store so I think I might whip up some yummy Berries and Peach Popsicles while she is away at school for a special treat.

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I’ve really been in a recipe rut until now and I’m so excited at the prospect of making some yummy food.

Have you guys tried anything good recently? If so please share, I could use all of the help I can get!