Getting back to the grind
Monday, February 29, 2016
I've been back to work for a month now since I had surgery and I am undergoing treatment for bursitis in my hip. However, I know that I am ready to pick up where I left off and get back to eating better and exercising. At least the healthy eating part until my hip is back up to par. I might as well focus on one part while the other part is working itself out.
So I spent some time looking up some healthy crock pot recipes and I came across one that was a chicken tortilla soup.
I had everything except for the black beans, but with my IBS sometimes it's ok to skip on them because they are hit and miss with me sometimes. First time I've used my crock pot since I've gotten it and I absolutely love it. The recipe was a winner for everyone in the household as well. Both guys liked it and it made enough for me to have lunch for most of the week.
This was the end result. I think it actually looks like the picture.
I just need to make more time on Sunday's for my meal prep for the week. I did take some time out to make muffins for a co-worker though, but not my healthier muffins. Not sure how he would like them and I had a box of muffin mix I needed to use. Hopefully this week I can make my healthy muffins and I can make different lunches and dinners throughout the week. I think I'm going to claim the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. I also think it's funny the the guy do not realize how much healthier they are eating when I find these recipes. You can really taste the difference when you use salt-free or lower sodium products and fresh produce. You get a whole new variety of tastes that are not overshadowed by how salty everything is.
Now if only I can wean myself off of drinking pop. I have moved from the 20oz bottle down to the 8 oz cans and I try to drink as much water as possible while at work, but being at home I tend to avoid water. I just want something with taste and I'm not too big on tea but I'm still open to finding one I like. I think I will invest more into the sugar free crystal light packets and try to push pop out of my life for good.
I've been getting into couponing to save money and I have used what I've learned to find sales on meat, fruit, bread, and vegetables. It definitely helps with being able to buy healthier food if you can find them at a better price and you can eat well and not break the wallet. If I can find time to clip coupons while working 45-50 hours and week and finishing up my Bachelors degree, I know most people can find an hour of time. I know I do not have children so I cannot speak for those who have them, but it would definitely be something to try and look into.
Here's to a Happy March!