This year, Brady & I made a commitment to eat healthier. We are trying to make better decisions by eating more fruits and vegetable & less meat. We’re trying to eat more home cooked meals and eat out less. We’re not buying (as many) snack foods and desserts because if we buy them, we’ll eat them. After our 2nd week, I decided that healthy eating was going to be a process and that planning was going to be an important 1st step. I made this cute FoodSchedule so I could plan for the meals we’re going to eat and make a list of the ingredients I needed at the store.
I should also insert here that I’m not a very good cook. I thought I was decent until I started cooking dinner every night. I learned how to cook when I was little, but I haven’t had practice in years so I’m incredibly out of practice with my baking, roasting, slicing and sautéing skills. Most of the food I cook isn’t bad, but just kinda bland and tasteless. There is a big difference between making food from a box (instant mashed potatoes vs. real mashed potatoes or homemade soup vs. heating up a can of campbells in the microwave). I can make some amazing Kraft mac & cheese, but that does not fall into the commitment to eat healthy category.
I’ve been reading lots of food blog trying to get ideas for different healthy & easy recipes. Last night I tried a recipe that I found on a couple cooks blog for roasted broccoli and sun-dried tomato penne. It was pretty delicious. Here’s a link to the recipe in case you want to try it for yourself. ♥