I've been trying to eat healthy & prepare more meals at home.
I kinda fell off track with my Sunday meal prepping, which when I do, I cook enough to last mid-week at a minimum.
Although I've slacked off a bit on meal prepping, I am trying to get back into.
I know for me, weight loss is going to be slow and steady.
And I've made peace with that.
I am not looking to diet - I have to keep reminding myself that.
I want to make a lifestyle change, which means I want to be able to enjoy foods and drinks as long as I understand what I want in the long run: to live a healthy and happy life.
In between meal prepping, I tried out some yummy, healthy recipes. Some meals I just whipped together myself using healthy ingredients I had around the kitchen. I like to cook like that - a dash of this, a pinch of that. I often tweak recipes with a lil' this and a lil' that.
Here are a few things I tried over the last couple of weeks:
Garlic Cajun Shrimp
Here's what you'll need
- Shrimp (I like to get shelled shrimp and peel some of the shells off & leave some as is). I used about a pound.
- 1 Sliced Onion
- 1 Red or green bell peppers (I used one large red bell pepper sliced)
- 1 Squash or zucchini (I used 1 medium sized green squash sliced)
- Minced garlic (We use garlic everyday, so we mince a lot and put it into a glass jar in our fridge. We often mince red peppers into the blender with the garlic - but not too much or it's too spicy for Elijah)
- Cajun seasoning. (I used Old Bay's Seasoning. It's one of my favorites!)
- Sea Salt
This was a HIT in my house. Elijah ate this up so quickly! He loves shrimp and definitely loved this recipe :)
- Two ripe bananas smashed.
- Granola (I actually used Cashew Clusters with almonds and pumpkin seeds from Costco - they are a DELISH snack and also yummy to add to recipes)! I used a handful that I broke up into small chunks.
- Honey (whatever your preference is - I use an organic honey from Sprouts)
- All Purpose Flour (It's what we had)
- 2 tbsp's Baking Powder
- 2 tbsp's butter (I used I Can't Believe It's Not Butter).
- 1 cup white suger (I know, I know - bad Naz!)
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 egg (or egg whites)
All Purpose Flour- Next time, I'm going to buy a whole wheat or gluten free flour for this recipe and make it healthier. Muffins can be dangerously high in calories if you're not careful with healthy substitutes!
- So I splurged with the
white sugarthe last time I made these yummy muffins. I justified this because I hardly ever eat muffins (or anything sweet). BUT, next time, I will use far less sugar and instead use brown sugar or agave nectar.