I don’t know about you, but when I’m gearing up to go out of town for a while, I use it as an excuse to eat everything in my home without getting food guilt. Since we were just out of town for 10 days, the hubby and I had to go on a massive shopping spree for food and this is what we came home with:
We have big plans to lose the holiday weight and then some – bring on the lean protein and veggies! Jason’s favorite food is spaghetti and he has zero self control around it so we are just eliminating pasta from our life for now…sorry sweetie, no more endless pasta from Olive Garden!
My plan for healthy eating during a hectic school week is to prep a few meals on Sunday, let them marinade during the week, and throw them in the oven when I get home. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
As soon as we got home from the grocery store, I chopped up all the veggies and chicken. We just found out that Charlotte LOVES red and green bell peppers just like her mama! Jason doesn’t like them that much….too bad it’s 2 against 1. He should just start getting used to it!
Then I juiced some lemons and added some seasoning…
Add it all together then ‘shake it like a polaroid picture’ and ta-da! the hard work is done!
Throw it in a pan, and bake in the oven at 400 for 25 minutes. Its stupid easy, super healthy, and surprisingly yummy! (I realize the picture doesn’t make it look like anything fancy but I promise it was uber delicious! Jason even ate the peppers…this is a big deal.)
Bonus: Your baby might have so much fun helping you cook in the kitchen that she lays down and falls asleep on the living room floor without having to go through the nap-time routine.
ps. Even though I’m trying my hardest to be super healthy, I still have the biggest sweet tooth in the world and I’ll be really grumpy if I don’t have something sweet every now and then so I have a really important question to ask:
What are some of your yummy, go-to, healthy(ish) dessert recipes?
Do you have any good tips for eating healthy when you are pressed for time?