I have been trying to stay on point with eating. (Hold on a sec while I put this Easter candy down…it’s so hard to type with just one hand!) ANYWAY, to me clean eating isn’t steamed broccoli and grilled chicken with a seasoned rub. I honestly think I would die. I love flavor, food, and cooking too much and that feels like throwing in the towel. Instead, I try to make smart choices and use whole, healthy ingredients. Running also helps. So does moderation. 😉
Here are some of my favorite eats from last week:
A few days after Easter, I realized that we weren’t going to eat the leftover ham unless I got creative. (Big shout out to my mom for leaving a bunch of cloves in the ham, so I got a mouthful of potpourri not once, but TWICE. ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS). So, into a frittata with the leftover asparagus that didn’t get cooked with Easter dinner, some spinach that’s been hanging around, and a bit of shredded pepper jack cheese:
of course this monstrosity is my own creation
Some semi-clean comfort food that got us through the chilly days:
It tastes like comfort food, but its just 363 calories per serving. The 33.7 g of protein pack a huge punch and it’s healthy carb heavy. I subbed in almond milk, so I know mine was lower in fat than the original recipe. I love it when I feel like I’m having a cheat meal but it’s still pretty clean! This stretched out over several days worth of lunch for myself at work.
This apple-cheddar stuffed chicken didn’t photograph so beautifully, but HOOBOY was it yummy. This is another home run from Iowa Girl Eats – her recipes are amazing and if you don’t follow her on Pinterest, I’m sorry for your loss.
These gluten-free, dairy-free muffins were a great find on Pinterest! Christina of course hates them, but I think they are mighty tasty.
Strawberry Chicken Spinach Salads (mine with balsamic, hers with Poppyseed)