Food can be a touchy subject. In our opinion, you should eat when you are hungry and stop when you are satisfied. Eat in a manner that makes you feel good, energized, and nourished. We are not nutritionists, and certainly not foodies, but we do like to eat! Below we will be posting some of the recipes we've enjoyed. Feel free to try them for yourself!
Sometimes life just needs to be simple. I do not always have a lot of time to cook. I appreciate dinners that can be ready in about 10 minutes from start to finish. When I have more time I like to put more thought into this recipe but there is NOTHING wrong with taking the easy way out. Sometimes I feel like we beat ourselves up too much if our food isn't "made from scratch." Made from scratch is great, but honestly, as long as you are paying attention to what you buy and choose good products you can still enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal.
Our basic spaghetti recipe is truly that. Simple and easy. No fuss. Nothing special. Probably not even worth a blog post!
What you need:
1 lb spaghetti
1 jar of organic pasta sauce (I like one with some chunks of tomato and onion)
Seasonings of choice (garlic flakes, pepper, salt, garlic salt, onion powder, italian seasoning)
Angel Hair Pasta
In a pan cook the beef and season using whichever seasonings you'd like. While the meat is cooking place the sauce in a pot and turn it on medium. I like to add some additional seasonings to give it a little more flavor. Once the beef is done drain it. Then add the beef to the sauce and cook on medium low as you cook the noodles according to the directions on the box.
I like to add a little parmesan cheese over the top and serve with a salad.
If you can't tell, I am on a smoothie kick right now! This is a go to recipe for me. It isn't overly packed with nutrients, but you can modify the recipe so it contains more nutrition if you wish. I will post a couple suggestions at the end of the recipe. I find that sometimes it is nice just to eat something because it tastes good- not because it is on the so-and-so diet or "good" for me. I love the simplicity of this smoothie which is why it is a recipe I make often.
What you need:
1 cup chopped strawberries
1 cup chopped banana
2oz of Ningxia Red
8-10oz of milk or water
Place all ingredients in your blender and BOOM you are done!
I like to use milk in this recipe because of the added protein and calories. I also enjoy adding all natural peanut butter to this recipe if I am drinking it after a tough workout. If I am looking to get in some extra nutrition I will add a scoop of Super Greens (warning this may turn your smoothie an unappealing color), but as I mentioned earlier, I really like to just make this recipe the way that it is. I do not like to always put this pressure of "my smoothie has to be healthy" on myself. Having said that, everyone has different wellness goals so modify as you need to make this drink something you can enjoy guilt free!
I LOVE a good smoothie. I am typically on the go and these nutrient packed blends help keep me fueled and moving as I tackle my busy schedule! Another perk of smoothies is they are super easy to make and customize. Here is a recipe I have been enjoying lately:
1/2 cup chopped strawberries
1/2 cup chopped bananas
1 cup blueberries
Fill with water until fruit is covered
All ingredients can go in a single serve smoothie cup. I use one from Ninja but there are plenty of other brands out there. You could also put it in a full size blender. I just like the single serve because once it is blended it is ready to go and there are less dishes. Once everything is in the blender, blend until smooth. There may be a few small pieces of fruit depending on your blender. The only thing left to do is drink and enjoy!
Amber is a picky eater who is trying to eat healthier. Jordan will eat pretty much anything. On this page you will find recipes we are trying for the first time as well a some of our tried and true favorites.