Meals We’ve Enjoyed

Remember once upon a time when this blog was food and workout focused?  Umm, yeah, that’s what happens when you have a kid.  I’m not saying I’m not into food and workouts still, because I am, but taking pictures of everything I make?  Aint nobody got time for that.  (Using a semi-antiquated pop culture reference – something else that happens when you have a kid.)

So even though I haven’t been taking many pictures (and retouching them in Photoshop like I used to?  That’s totally out.), I’m actually pretty proud of myself for the way I’ve been cooking and eating.  Meal planning is always something I struggled with.  I don’t know why.  It’s like I’d get really overwhelmed when I was trying to figure out what we’d eat and then end up not picking out anything, buying random stuff at the grocery store and not having anything for dinner.

So what I started doing was starting off with a list like this:

Monday – Meatless
Tuesday – Leftovers
Wednesday – Chicken
Thursday – Mexican
Friday – Pizza

And then from those categories, it seems easier to pick out recipes, make a grocery list and actually have things for dinner.  Thursday changes – sometimes it’s Asian – but the others tend to remain the same.

I guess I never really addressed the chicken thing.  Basically I didn’t really have a reason for not eating it.  I just didn’t.  I realized that if I did, it would open up a lot of options for meals that Jason and I could have together.  I still mostly eat vegetarian meals, but chicken does make a weekly or bi-weekly appearance.

Here’s some stuff that we enjoyed over the past week or two:

Salmon tomatoes

This was salmon baked in foil with marinated cherry tomato salad.  I have a really hard time making salmon at home.  While this was decent, salmon never tastes quite right when I cook it.  Suggestions?

Spinach artichoke chicken

This isn’t the best picture but this Spinach and Artichoke Dip Chicken was good too.

Baked ziti

And you can’t go wrong with Baked Ziti.

So yeah, that’s what I’ve been eating.  Now maybe one day I’ll write about working out again.  Maybe.

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6 Responses to Meals We’ve Enjoyed

  1. That baked ziti looks good!

  2. Right? Being a Mom and a food/fitness blogger is tough. That chicken sounds really good!!

  3. I love the semi-antiquated comment – it’s happening to me too! I say dorkier things by the day and I’m so okay with it. That’s parenthood I guess ;)

  4. Eating meat opened up so many easy meal options for us, especially chicken! And regarding salmon, my fave way is to coat with lemon and spice of choice (I love Old Bay), pan sear both sides in a very hot skillet and finish baking in the oven. I find the pan searing creates a nice crust!

  5. I actually just made this mustard-glazed salmon tonight and it was fantastic: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-mustardglazed-salmon-recipes-from-the-kitchn-203747.

    I followed the recipe exactly . I worried that it wouldn’t be enough time to cook (it says to broil it for only 2 min. per side) but it was perfect. I’ve never broiled salmon before but it turned out great. Definitely a quick and easy recipe I recommend!

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