Inspiring you to make healthy food and choices one step at a time

June 2, 2011

Healthy Blog Recipes to Try #1

There are so many good and "good for you" recipes, that it's hard to keep up with all of them.

So I decided when I came across something I'd like to make, I'd gather them up, hoping you might like to try them also.

I'm looking forward to making these!

Lentil Sloppy Joes from Loving Life
Only changes would be agave nectar or rapadurah (a less processed sugar cane) for the brown sugar

Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast from Confessions of a Recovering Chocoholic
No frying, extra breading or creamy sauces, just a good hearty meal

Superfood Pancakes from 16 Balls in the Air
Wait til you see this one!

Peanut Butter Freezer Treats from Daily Bites

Grain Free Fig Bars from Mrs Ed's Research and Recipes
Always looking for more ways to eat figs!

Which ones would you like to try? 

Thank you to these blogs in hosting these recipe links:
Beauty and Bedlam

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May 30, 2011

Smoked Salmon Yogurt Dip

Would you expect to find a salmon dip recipe on a fashion blog? I didn't, but here it is.

Smoked Salmon Yogurt Dip

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
4 oz. smoked salmon (I got a BOGO)
Splash of lemon juice (very little splash)

Place in food processor and spin until the dip gets thick, pink and creamy. I ate it on Triscuits for a nice little snack. If you have time to let it sit, it just gets better, but for me, that wasn't as option. (When you gotta have, you gotta have it.)

You can also add other ingredients if you wish, but the point for this dip today was to satisfy a craving for a smoked salmon cream cheese bagel. Yes, sometimes I just want one. This had to be something quick, easy AND healthy.

Healthy Exchanges:

Exchanged cream cheese for plain Greek yogurt

Exchanged bagel for original whole grain Triscuits or my gluten free crackers

Satisfaction? Yes, in my tummy, checkbook and my "thinker", knowing I made an investment in my well being.

May 28, 2011

A Reason to Blog

Now that I've started blogging again, I really want to stay consistent and not get "blogged down" so when I read this timely article, I thought others may benefit also.

It's from Becoming Minimalist, a great blog about keeping things simple.

It made me think.

What are my reasons for blogging?

After reading his list, I decided...

I'd love to inspire others to a better life through good nutrition and other avenues of healthy choices.

Click HERE for the article.

What are your reasons for blogging?

May 25, 2011

Keeping it Simple and Keeping it Real!

Domestic Productions are abundant at our home. We have new recipes, new home projects, new exercise plans, all within the realm of our little bitty lives that we are living big in Jesus Christ and His abundant blessing.

To keep this as simple as possible, I want to post some of the productions that have been "manufactured" with my ever active hands. Some have been 15 minutes, others have been 15 days BUT I have completed all I've set my hand to do and that makes me feel good!

So I'm going to try and keep to my 15 minute goal mark to my posts and not get "blogged". (That means not getting bogged down with my blog!) I have a lot that the Lord Jesus has called me to do and I am READY to get 'er done.

Keeping it Simple and Keeping it Real!

Why is something like this a healthy venture? Because being productive, changing your environment for the better, and accomplishing a goal are key markers for a feeling of good health.

1. Have a plan. (I like written, others like mental)
2. Get started! Don't procrastinate.
3. Finish what you start.

Number one, I am great with lists and plans. Number two and three are hard for me! BUT it can be done; if I can do it, you can do it.

My first Home Project was to reupholster our dining room chairs. After many visits to JoAnn Fabrics and wrestling with the wrong size foam (another story) I finally got them done and (whew) they look fabulous. If you want to do this, watch Youtube videos and GO FOR IT!

Here's my simple and real chair project...

Obviously, my cat loves to be the center of attention...
(Just keep looking at the cat and not the chairs, please)

The fabulous fabric up close...

What's the deal with my cat in all the pictures?

My finished chairs!!

My goal and reminder to myself...It's not about perfection, it's about production.  "Redeeming the time wisely with the Lord in what He has called me to do" is the motto for today. (What He's called me to do is important. Not just what I want to do.)

That being said, my chairs look awesome and my family is being blessed by the fruit of my hands.

What home projects do you have planned this season?

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