If you are here hoping to see some before and after projects or home decor ideas, don't worry. With the kids starting school next week, I will have more time for projects and blogging.
I thought I would kick-off the party with a couple of recipes. My doctor recommended that we try to eat at least 5 vegan meals per week, not a popular concept in my meat, seafood and potato loving family! She also suggested we eat more quinoa. Quinoa is a grain (really a seed) that is filled with protein and low in carbs. It is so easy to prepare. Just boil it with 2 parts water to 1 part quinoa for about 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is light and fluffy. If you've cooked rice, you can cook quinoa...and it's so much healthier than rice.
Once your quinoa is cooked, you can eat it plain or add things to it. It can be eaten either warm or cold. Being a quinoa newbie, I was wary of just adding things willy-nilly, so I followed this recipe for Tomato Basil Quinoa from A Couple Cooks.
While not vegetarian, another favorite healthy recipe is for Asian Lettuce Wraps from Our Best Bites.
Do you like to eat salads? I like to eat them if somebody else prepares them, but I don't really like them if I have to make the salad myself. Kind of weird, I know. I came across this little cheat sheet from Food Your Way on how to build a good salad. I know I will be referring to this to get out of my salad rut!
OK...that's enough from me. Now, I would love to hear from you. Feel free to link up a post or make a comment on how you stay healthy, favorite healthy recipes, healthy tips, or any secrets of happiness you have discovered. Thanks for playing!