Sooo.. very small good news! My roommate's friend is in town for the weekend. We've only met once, in September. One of the first things she said to me was that I looked like I had lost weight. Which is fantastic, and something I'd like to believe as we're not friends and it was said at random, like in the middle of another conversation we were having. She's also recently lost like fifty pounds herself (recently, like over the course of a year and a half! I can't wait to be like her, lol), and so notices this kind of stuff a bit more easily than others. SO that was nice to hear. especially since I still haven't been to the gym since October. OMG I KNOW. :o( I keep trying to eat less, to make up for it though.
And to celebrate! I thought I'd post here with some of my favorite healthier recipes. If you want to see more, just let me know what kinds of recipes you'd like me to post! Searching for new stuff is seriously one of my favorite things to do online.
(Most of these recipes were taken from the KraftFoods website, at www.kraftfoods.com. They seriously have thousands of awesome recipes! A lot of them are similar, like a hundred types of turkey sandwiches or something, but many of the entrees are super easy to make, not too many ingredients, and don't take an hour to make!
Country Salisbury Steak
Makes 6 servings
1-1/2 lb. extra lean ground beef
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1-1/2 cups water, divided
3/4 cup chopped onions
1 pkg. (8 oz.) fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Mix meat, stuffing mix, 1-1/4 cups of the water and the onions until well blended. Shape into six 1/2-inch-thick oval patties. Place on 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
BAKE 25 min. or until cooked through (160°F).
MEANWHILE, spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add mushrooms; cook on medium-high heat 5 min. or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add barbecue sauce and remaining 1/4 cup water. Reduce heat to low. Cook 1 to 2 min. or until sauce is heated through. Serve over the patties.
Calories per serving: 270
Saturated Fat- 2.5
Mexican Pasta Vegetable Bake
Makes 8 servings
Calories per serving: 300
Saturated fat: 4.5g
Italian Veggie Bake
14 SMALL, side servings.
Calories per serving: 50!
Saturated fat: 1g
Chocolate Mint Frosty
4 servings, one cup each
Calories per serving: 170
Saturated Fat: 3g
ps, the website also has a bunch of different versions of these drinks!
These are just a few to start off with. My favorite things to cook are PASTA PASTA PASTA, chicken, and tex-mex inspired dishes, as you can see. What do you guys love to eat?