January 24, 2011

Healthy Eating Recipes

So, now that exercising is a habit (NEVER thought I'd say that, by the way), I'm really concentrating on changing my eating habits as well.

This is hard.  Maybe even harder than the exercising (seriously... who am I?).

I'm picky.  Like a child.  And I, therefore, prefer to eat the same foods that your four year-old would choose. (True story: I took my students to the book fair at school today and had to talk myself out of buying a cook book for kids because it was filled with all the (unhealthy) foods I enjoy most.)

What can I say?  I prefer simple recipes; the less ingredients the better.  My sister calls this my "immature pallet."  And if it's fried... my taste buds are watering!  This is a slight problem. 

I'm working hard to improve this.  The last time I had a cheeseburger or french fries (my weakness) was on NYE, and that was only because we had to make a necessary stop at Portillo's for a certain man who was visiting Chi-town for the weekend.  Other than that, the extent of my eating out has been sushi or salads. (Although a certain family that shall remain nameless forced me to consume pizza this weekend.  Truly.  They forced me.  Held a gun to my head and everything.  So, it really wasn't my fault, and we can pretend it didn't happen, right?  I'm so glad you agree!)

And here's where I could use your help.  I'm looking for easy, healthy recipes to share at a recipe swap this weekend with my Zumba friends (who are an amazing support system.  Thanks, Tom, for suggesting this!!), and any suggestions are truly appreciated!


  1. I hope this generates many new, easy, recipes for us all! I am looking forward to the cilantro chicken salad. Hope it's as good as it sounds! I made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner yesterday. Not the healthiest choice of meal, but I made it all from scratch including the sauce! Ground sirloin, garlic, onion, egg for the meatballs. “no salt added” can of tomato sauce, in which I added garlic and fresh basil. Delicious and super easy. I am trying hard to get away from boxed anything and making everything homemade! Tonight I am marinating chicken breast in olive oil, fresh rosemary, and lemon juice for dinner tomorrow. Learning to cook and prepare ahead is key! Told you I would read and comment. It just takes me awhile! I just saved you to my favorites! Xoxo! Beth

  2. Share those recipes with us Twinkie