I'm currently participating in a 60 day Body, Mind, Soul challenge with numerous other people. It's a fun, competitive points based program that lasts 8 weeks. On the last round I lost 11 pounds. This time around my goal is lose more, 15-20 pounds.
I'm rounding up some of my favorite recipes to share with other challengers and anyone else interested in easy, healthy recipes.
Even my husband loves this one! Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp from skinnytsate.com. We serve this one with brown rice and add red bell peppers for a little more veggie punch.
Pad Tai using brown rice pad thai noodles from Annie Chun's. I love Pad Thai and I almost think I'm cheating eating this.
I've been looking high and low for an overnight oatmeal recipe that does not use greek yogurt. No matter what I try, I can't eat greek yogurt. This recipe for Overnight Oats in a Jar from skinnytaste.com calls for almond milk and is super tasty. I feel great and energized after eating it! I've been using walnuts for the topping and a small dose of vanilla extract instead of sweetener.
This past weekend I made a big pot of Split Pea Soup in our slow cooker. I've used this recipe from Whole Foods several times and it never disappoints.
I just stumbled across these today and I think I'll give it a try. A cookie with positive or neutral ingredients, who knew this existed? Scroll down to the Interception Cookie.
We are subscribed to Nature Box monthly snack delivery service. They have a lot of healthy options and allow you to pick what you want delivered. I highly recommend them if you are tempted to try a subscription service (they are a very popular trend right now). I also made their Quinoa, Kale and Chickpea Salad recently. It's so light and fresh tasting! They have great recipes on their blog.
I'm not a fan of mayo, so finding a tuna recipe without mayo can be difficult. I came across this Tuna Salad Recipe from Framed Cooks that I love! No mayo, has lot fresh herbs, capers, tuna, etc..
A lot of the recipes I come across call for panko bread crumbs. I refuse to pay an arm and a leg for whole grain panko bread crumbs when I can actually find them in stores, so I make my own. I find the healthiest, tastiest whole grain bread and use this recipe from How Sweet It Is and make my own whole grain panko bread crumbs.
These aren't recipes, but some of my other favorite foods that help me adhere to the challenge positive foods list and healthier eating.
--Low Sodium V8 juice when I need those extra veggie points at the end of the day
--Kind Almond Walnut Macadamia with Peanuts + Protein Snack Bar
--Roasted unsalted almonds and cashews from Trader Joe's
--Crunchmaster crackers (thanks April for the lead on this from the last challenge) with peanut or almond butter
--Lesley Stowe Gluten Free Crackers - super yummy with some burrata cheese (a neutral) drizzled with olive oil!
--And of course any fresh fruits and veggies I can get my hands on at our local year round farmers markets.
Best of luck to everyone on the challenge this round! I'm on team In It to Thin It with a group of 3 other amazing women!