Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Easiest Dinner Ever & Favorite on the Go Breakfast

These days I am looking for quick, easy meals that are still healthy but not so healthy that the hubster won't eat.
 
So last night I probably found my new favorite quicky, easy dinner.
 
All you need is:
Chicken breast
Asparagus
Red potatoes
Fresh Basil
Fresh Rosemary
Fresh garlic
Chicken Broth
Reduced fat parm cheese
 
Preheat your oven to 400' then chop your red potatoes in quarters. The add potatoes, uncooked chicken, and asparagus. Mix together 1/2 can of fat free chicken broth, 4 garlic gloves, 2 tbsp of fresh basil. Then pour over dish. Top with 1 tsp of chopped rosemary. Cook for 45 mins and then lightly top with parm cheese and let melt.
 
 
Let cool and serve!!
I chose not to have the potatoes but the hubster said they were quite tasty.
This is so easy and healthy and there are many different ways to change it up. You all will defiantly be seeing different versions of this in the future.


 
Next I wanted to share my breakfast this morning. I have become obsessed with the Special K Flatbreads. They are so tasty, very filling and the best part is they are only 220 calories. I won't eat these every morning because I try to stay away from too many carbs but they are great to help carb cravings,


 
Tonight I have a business dinner so hopefully I can stay on track and will share with you tomorrow how it goes.
 
HAPPY TUESDAY!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Two Chefs & A Talented Friend

 
 
Today I had lunch at my favorite place in Greenville, Two Chefs. All the food there is so fresh, delicious and some of it is healthy.
 
When you walk in it is normally crazy busy but I had to go early today because I had a busy work day ahead of me.
 
 
When you walk up to order they have all of their fresh pasta salads, pimento cheeses, chicken salads, kale salads, etc. My mouth literally just waters when I look at everything.
(These pictures aren't the best, I was taking them quick so everyone didn't think I was a weirdo)
 
 

They also have another refrigerator that has prepared food that you can get to go for dinner that night. (pretty awesome if you ask me) I should do this every day and make Shaun think I am actually cooking it.
 


 
 For lunch I had the grilled chicken salad. When I tell you this is my favorite salad in the world I mean it. It is pretty simple just lettuce, cheese, almonds, chicken and their homemade light dressing.
 

I don't know what they do to make it so good but it is defiantly worth every penny!! 
 

 
Now to my talented friend, Taylor. Her and her husband have been good friends with Shaun and I for a while now and they were both in our wedding. But right after the wedding they literally moved to a different state because her husband got a new job. So now we have a new place to visit, often!! Anyways she was in town this week packing up their house and met me for lunch and had this special present for me. She actually painted this. Make sure you notice to the left there is a picture of Shaun and I on our wedding day.

 
I just love things like this, they mean more to me then any store bought present. I truly have been blessed with some amazing friends.
 
Oh I told her she should sell these....don't you agree?

 
HAPPY THURSDAY!
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

My Next Splurge & Quick Eats

If you know my my dad and brother you know they love their bicycle riding. It can be in the mountains, beaches, swamps, basically anywhere a bike can go they will do it. Well I am a different story, I like flat land with maybe just a few little hills. You can still get a great workout even if you don't bike up a huge mountain. So I have decided that now that I have started back to my healthy lifestyle (gave myself a few weeks after the wedding to splurge) I am going to set a goal weight (where I was a few months ago) and once I get there I am going to buy this cute little thang. This will be perfect for my leisure bike rides that I love so much.
 
 
Now to my meals for today. I am still feeling under the weather so yesterday I really didn't feel like packing a lunch so I figured I would just pick something up in the cafeteria at work. Eating healthy in a cafeteria isn't always easy. The breakfast bar is always so very tempting with the casseroles, sausage and biscuits but I decided to go with a 2 egg omelet with spinach and a small amount of cheddar cheese on top with hot sauce on the side.

 
Now for lunch it is really not that easy to eat low carb/cal in the cafeteria. So yesterday when I was at target with the hubs I decided I would try this black bean soup out.

 
So I got a piece of grilled chicken from the cafe and
 

 
then mixed it in with the soup.
HOLY SOUP. This was amazing and it only has 240 calories. (without chicken) They have so many different types so I can't wait to try out more. I will make sure to let you know my favorites.