Monday, May 7, 2012
A Healthy(er) Appetite
Since posting about my post pregnancy weight loss woes, I have been inspired (thanks to many of my readers :) To make a conscious effort to start eating better. After talking to my husband (it's important that you don't go it alone...it's much too hard to make separate meals), we have decided to change a few of our current eating habits...
*We have been getting rid of our less healthy snacks, like crackers and chips, and we are replacing them with things like dried fruit, cut veggies, and nuts.
*We are lowering the amount of meat based meals we consume and have decided to eat healthy meatless dinners at least 3-4 days a week. (we typically always have some sort of meat at dinner so this is a big improvement).
*We are attempting to only eat dessert every other day (this is the hardest one, because we have gotten into the habit of eating something sweet after dinner EVERYDAY!)
I have been browsing Pintrest and a few other great food based blogs for new healthy recipes and I have slowly been adding them to my permanent recipe collection.
Although I know healthy eating is a major key in living a happy long life, if it doesn't taste good I just can't make it a habit (sad but true). So, if you are anything like me, you will be happy to hear about my plan to start posting reviews about healthy recipes I have found online! I will let you know if I truly liked the dish and if it is something I would be willing to make again.
Up first we have these Black Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos from Style & Grace.
Honestly... I loved them! I always seem to forget how much I like sweet potatoes, they really do make this meal very tasty. Also, parring them with black beans and cilantro flavoring created a perfect combination of flavors. Definitely adding this to my recipe box!
Have you seen any great healthy recipes lately?
*Ps. I have made a goal to loose 5lbs by my birthday, which is exactly 1 month from today...I figured if I blogged about it I would be more inclined to stick to it. Wish me luck!
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