Friday, January 31, 2014

LittleBlueDress IS ONE YEARS OLD!!

I can't believe it has been over a year since I started LittleBlueDress. I went back this morning and read my very first post and was so proud thinking back of all the things I have accomplished this year.
Welcome to LittleBlueDress:
Today I am going to share some of my favorite recipes, workouts, trips and experiences that have happened over the best year of my life.
Home is where my heart is:
Melissa's Bachelorette Weekend:
Healthy Lasagna:
4 Cities, 2 States, 1 Weekend:
My favorite soup recipe ever:
The Roe Wedding:
Healthy Stir Fry:
Relay for Life:
Amazing healthy pasta recipe:
The Bowen Wedding:
Seeing a difference:
My first 5k:
Stuffed sweet potatoes:
Apple Orchard Fun:
My Personal Story:
The Best Day Of My Life!!:
Stuffed Peppers:

Christmas 2013:

I have reached my goal:

Obsessions Friday:

After 234 posts, over 37,000 page views, 30 pounds, learning new healthy recipes, learning the importance of a good workout, running 5ks, getting engaged, moving into my first home, getting an awesome job and really just learning to enjoy life I can honestly say this has been the best year of my life. Thank you all for your support, love and of course reading my blog. I hope you will all continue to follow this year because I have a feeling it will top the last. Cheers!
xo Mel

Monday, January 27, 2014


As you know my favorite day of the week is Friday because that is date night at Thai Taste. I absolutely love Thai. When I say I could eat it everyday I really could. So Sunday I decided to create my own healthy Thai version of what I normally have at Thai Taste. I have to say it turned out quite yummy.
What you will need
ground chicken
sun dried tomato quinoa
siracha hot sauce
soy sauce
ground ginger
reduced fat peanut butter
red pepper

Start by chopping up your veggies and

defrosting your broccoli.

Then cook your ground chicken and quinoa.

The sauce is super easy to make. Just 1/4 cup reduced fat pb, 1 tbsp of siracha and soysauce and top it off with ground ginger.

Mix together,

And add to your mixture. (meat and veggies)

Once quinoa is finished add to mixture (you might want to add a little bit of water). Let cook on medium for about 20 minutes. ( I am not really sure how long I cooked it because I was outside doing yard work)

I worked up quite an appetite while doing my yard work. So I was very pleased with the outcome of my creation.
Homemade healthy Thai.... I think I have found my new go to dish!

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Check out tomorrow for new workout and green smoothie recipe!