Monday, March 31, 2014

week 11,12 and 13 - unplugged

I've been unplugged and on vacation.  I was lucky enough to get away to visit family in a warm, tropical place for 10 days and I didn't get on the computer once.  Although I had grandiose plans of catching up on the 15 recipe drafts I have pending to be posted, I chose to take a true vacation and check out completely.  It was wonderful!  So relaxing and great fun with family, many memories made.

But now I'm feeling as if I've let myself and my readers down by not producing many new recipe posts so far this year.  As I've explained in earlier posts, this blog has taken a back seat to other things and become less of a priority.  Things just seem to be so much more complicated this year than last...maybe it's my little girl's age, or the fact that she only takes one short nap a day and my oldest gave up naps completely, but I don't seem to have the time I used to have in the afternoon to post here.  I can't even believe that March is almost over!!!  I want all of you who read this and are waiting for new recipe posts that they will be coming - and thank you!  Thank you for reading my blog, for your interest.

Below you will find links to weeks 11, 12, and 13 from the first year of the Healthy Home Revolution. You will also find my meal plan for this week.  I'm going to do a mini-cleanse the next few days, going gluten free and boosting the number of smoothies and/or protein shakes I drink for snacks.  I hope you can find some recipe inspiration.  Enjoy your week!

Happy Cooking!

Week 13:  March 30, 2014

Sunday:  veggie chopped salad with ranch dressing

Monday:  lentil salad w/ broccoli, asparagus, beets and honey Dijon vinaigrette

Tuesday:  chicken and spinach enchiladas with brown rice and refried beans

Wednesday:  lentils with sauteed cabbage, roasted salmon

Thursday:  leftovers or takeout (I am teaching cardio during dinner time)

Friday:  pizza night (first night off of mini-cleanse)

Saturday: dinner at friend's house

Week 11 (2013)

Week 12 (2013)

Week 13 (2013)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Week 10 - no planning

I'm a little late posting this week...not planning to try any new recipes this week. I need to use up stuff in our fridge and freezer in preparation of traveling. I hate wasting food, so I'll do anything to use it up so I don't have to throw it away. I don't want to disappoint, but I have no meal plan this week. I'm just going to throw things together last minute. This is totally not in my nature and goes against my type A planning sensibility, but sometimes it's good for me to take a break from planning.

And good news! Finally fixed my computer!!! So more new recipe postings are in the works. Thanks for your patience.

Enjoy your week! Here's to spontaneity!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Week 9 - cooking machine

I have been cooking and baking up a storm! There are many recipes I'm excited to share with you, but every time I have a chance to post I end up having computer problems. Right now, I'm even posting from my phone. Ugh! I'm hoping to resolve these issues ASAP so I can continue to share with you.

A big part of creating a healthy home is to do the things necessary for you to be healthy both physically (through diet and exercise) and mentally. I've been able to tackle some of my personal goals over the last two months. I've been reading a lot more, which has been amazing. I've also carved out time for more play dates with and without the kids. ;). These changes have done wonders for my mental sanity.
Decide what you need to feel sane and do everything you can to make those things happen.

So back to healthy eating - below you will find my meal plan for the week, more new recipes I've created or found online. Enjoy your week!

Happy cooking!

Week 9- March 2, 2014

Sunday: Oscar party! Cheese tray, shrimp cocktail, assorted fruit, green salad

Monday: falafel & spanokopita, (I'm using a pre-made organic falafel mix and frozen spanokoita...not really cooking today). Greek salad

Tuesday: Skinny taste Piccadillo, rice, roasted broccoli

Wednesday: Crockpot ham and white bean soup, salad

Thursday: Leftovers (I teach)

Friday: Homemade Pizza night

Saturday: Pasta Bolognese, caesar salad