Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I am really trying to make healthy foods

After living in a temporary home for 3 months and feeling like I couldn't really make much for my family...I have a renewed vision for feeding my family. Not to mention making snacky meals while Chuck was living in another state and I only had to make dinner for the girls and I. I needed the boost, for I have been in a bit of food slump for awhile. I feel like I make the same 10-15 meals and I am getting a bit tired of it. This year one of my goals was to have half of our meal be fruits and veggies. I have spent some of my free (which, let's be honest - I don't really have free time right now) time pouring over recipe books (one of my favorite things to read) and I am making a menu and working off of that for my shopping and meals. I thought by putting it out there it might make me feel a little accountable for it.


I tried a new recipe for roasted veggies. I got the recipe from another blog (HERE). I didn't use exactly the veggies that it called for, but when I was shopping that week, half of my carriage at the store was full of produce.
Here it is before I roasted it. I am loving this stoneware. Everything turns out great in it.
I made this with a few other new recipes that night. I will post later about the whole wheat french bread (yum).

Last night I made turkey tetrazzini (another new recipe) and we all loved it. If I hadn't had company over for dinner I would have taken a picture of that too. =)

So, I will try and post some recipes that I have tried and liked. Maybe I can inspire someone else out there who is in a food slump. Any fantastic healthy recipes that you have I would love for you to share. Bring it on, inspire me. =)

11 comments:

Crystal said...

That looks delicious!!! I am going to check out the recipe. We eat alot of rice and beans lately. My babies love black beans just plain. I too have been on a much healthier kick and I will be looking back for inspiration and ideas : )

Tiffany said...

I'm looking forward to hearing your meal ideas. I have always been too creative of a cook. My poor family never knows what to expect and I seldom make the same thing twice. I only have maybe 10 to 20 recipes that I repeat once every few months. I could definitely share some recipes. I'll see if I have some of them typed up already on my computer. I'll e-mail them to you.

Lee and Bev said...

Yea Crispy! May your tribe increase! How great of you, in the midst of settling into a new house - and the mountainous list of things that need to be done - to incorporate this into your day!

Salzwedel Family said...

I know what you mean about the food slump. I am forcing myself to try new recipes - not that I don't like to, it just takes time to find the right things and then do the shopping. I am making chipotle black bean chili which is new for us. It's simmering right now and smells great. I look forward to you sharing your good recipe finds.

ScienceGeek said...

I am looking forward to checking out any recipes you post, as we too are trying to eat healthier. I'd also love to hear any cookbooks you recommend.

Julie said...

Yum those vegetables look great!

Elle J said...

My hand is raised for the food slump category ... we had breakfast for dinner. Blah ~ not the healthiest nor the most satisfying. Would love to see new, healthy recipes!! Can't wait! :)

Sandee said...

Oh please post the Turkey tetrazini (sp) I am always looking for recipes my kids will eat. get tired of the basic 3 or 4 they like,.

K-Sue said...

My favorite recipe website right now is recipezaar.com.

A couple of days ago I saw a veggie burger recipe I'd like to try: Jalapeno-Red-Bean-BBQ-Burgers. (It probably could be made without the jalapenos for the less bold.) Don't go there hungry - you won't be able to get away!

Their Easiest Ever Pizza Dough is my pizza recipe, too. It has worked with any combination of white, whole wheat, or 7-grain flours, and it really is easy, otherwise, I would not use it. I often make it like your white pizza - Yum!

Susan said...

We should host a sharing healthy recipes blog!!

I love getting new recipes to try, like you said, trying to get out of the cooking slump. We try to eat lots of veggies too.

I was SOOOO wishing to have a Pampered Chief cookie sheet for making my cookies the other day. My metal-alluminum ones got all scrathed up cleaning burned pizza off of them...sigh. It's so hard to find a metal cookie tray that doesn't burn the bottoms of the cookies...I miss my pans in Japan.

Randi Sue said...

I did take a picture of a meal when we had company and I think she was a bit shocked. It shocked me that she thought it was strange.