A New Year

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a great holiday season and are kicking ass on your new years resolutions.  We spent Christmas in Galveston, Texas with the family…

Welcome to Galveston

Welcome to Galveston


IP “Eh”

There's A Beer For That

There’s A Beer For That, Eh?

Cool Trumpet Statue at Old Galveston Square

Cool Trumpet Statue at Old Galveston Square

So Pretty

Pretty Building

And then there was this…

Stay in your own lane, or else.

Stay in your own lane, or else.

…we actually saw like 4 cars that had these umm, spikes?

Galveston was beautiful.  The weather was kind of the pits, but I imagine it’s unbelievably awesome in the summer.  I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture, but all the houses were on stilts.  Like your house is literally 10-12 feet off the ground to keep you out of the water during a hurricane.  And they’re all different pastel colours.  So cool.  Google for a picture.

SO, 2014.  I have started the new year trying to workout more and eat healthier…isn’t that what we all say?  I guess it’s only the 11th of the month, but so far we are doing pretty good and I’m seeing small differences already.  We signed up for gym memberships and a personal trainer…yes, I jumped on the bandwagon and I am one of the people that you regular gym folk hate in January.  But I promise to keep it up and become a regular too.

So, what has been on the healthy train menu you ask?

Sunday – Roasted Tomato and Zucchini Frittata – this was delicious!  Frittatas are seriously the best meal.  They are quick and easy to make, can be really healthy and they are super customizable…just throw whatever veggies, meats etc. you have in the fridge in a pan, cook for about 5 minutes and then poor eggs on top, sprinkle with cheese and bake.  Easy! And Delicious.

Frittata = Yum!!

Frittata = Yum!!

Monday – Slowcooker Turkey Chili – I kind of just threw a bunch of stuff in the pot, but my pinspiration was a recipe I saw  for Biggest Loser Crockpot Turkey Chili.  My chili had ground turkey, italian sausage, peppers, mushrooms, black beans, kidney beans, Bushes baked beans, tomato sauce and a can of Rotel.  Rotel is canned tomatoes with jalapeños and is seriously SO delicious.  Of course, it’s not available in Canada but the next time you are South of the line, buy some and bring it home in your suitcase…you won’t regret it.

Tuesday – Roasted Broccoli and Shrimp – this was a total success, easy fast and delicious (thats what she said).  20 minutes in the oven and we threw it in a bowl with leftover rice and a couple shots of hot sauce and soy sauce. SO good.  Definitely a keeper for quick weekday meals.

Wednesday – Leftover chili – honestly, we are pretty bad about leftovers but they sure do come in handy when you don’t have time to make dinner.

Thursday – Leftover chili – nuff said.

Next week’s menu looks like this:

Monday – Bison Meatloaf, Grilled Zucchini with Lemon Salt and Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin

Tuesday – Red Thai Curry Butternut Squash – this will be attempt #2, the last time was a too spicy fail (like, burn your ass).  But it had really good flavour so I’m just going to decrease the curry paste by at least half.

Wednesday – Korean Flank Steak, Spicy Sichuan Style Green Beans and Veggie Load Fried Quinoa

Thursday – Turkey & Zucchini Meatballs – with some sort of tomato sauce concoction (I’ll let you know what I come up with)  and served over spaghetti squash.  I made a batch of these meatballs last weekend for the freezer, love having meals on the ready for when you don’t really feel like cooking.

The more prep you can do on the weekend, the easier your week will be.  I am hoping to get at least part of each meal ready on Sunday and will hopefully be back tomorrow with lots of pictures of my weekly prep.  I know this post was stingy on the photo experience.  So sue me.

Chow for now,


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