One Pan Dinner?

Hey guys! So I made a “one pan” ranch chicken and veggie dinner and let me tell you, it was delicious! I got the recipe from Pinterest, but it’s actually from DamnDelicious.net! It’s a yummy, healthy dinner, that also can work with a picky eaters diet!

So as far as the actual recipe itself, I did a little tweaking. The original calls for chicken thighs, however I don’t like bone in meat, so I substituted chicken breast. I also threw in a few extra herbs and spices because that’s just how I roll. Also, unless you don’t care about how evenly the seasonings and whatnot spread, this isn’t 100% a one pan dinner. I used 3 dishes total to help mix everything, one for the chicken and seasonings, one for the veggies and seasonings, and then the final cookie sheet to bake everything.  Also, if you follow the recipe and cook the chicken at the same time as the vegetables for the full time, the chicken get EXTREMELY dry. Like a desert. I would recommend cooking the chicken either separately, or adding it to the pan later on in the cooking time, closer to the 25-30 minute mark. The veggies baked perfectly and were tender yet moist, and they were also extremely flavorful.

Overall, I think this is a perfect dinner idea for your picky eater! As a picky eater, I was hesitant to try this because of the fact that there was ranch. I HATE ranch dressing. With a passion, if you will. I didn’t think this would taste that good because of the ranch dressing seasoning going on top, however, it gave the dish this extra tang that was an amazing flavor profile twinge. I think this recipe can cater to a lot of picky eaters because of the fact that it’s not the scary vegetables, such as zucchini or broccoli (Okay, carrots were a little worrisome for me at a point I’ll admit, but they don’t taste weird at all!). This is definitely a recipe worth putting in the keeper pile. I know I am!

Healthy Who?

Hey guys! I know I’ve been gone for waaayyyyy longer than I should have! My apologies. I’m going to start picking up the slack! I let time get away from me these past few weeks, but now my schedule has freed up immensely! So be ready fro post-apalooza. I know that as a picky eater, healthy eating has been a struggle for me. It’s hard for me to find something that is appetizingly healthy, but the same time appealing to me. I am very iffy about a lot of healthy foods. I don’t like raw tomatoes, avocado, onions, raw Kale, mango, cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumbers, I’m iffy on pineapple, most condiments (mustard, sour cream, cream cheese, mayo, relish, ranch dressing, almost all salad dressings, etc.), zucchini, chickpeas, and a lot more. For the sake of time, I’ll end my lit there. Moving on, my point is that I think another reason I’ve struggled with this blog is because I find very few and far in between recipes that I like all the way. I think one major change Im going to make is sharing more recipes that don’t singularly cater to me because while I may hate onions with a burning passion, someone else may love them, but hate corn instead. I will do my best to provide you all with recipes that can cater to you all! Im branching out tonight and I’m making a dinner for a family I nanny for and I’m excited to test it out! It’s a one pot meal, so I’ll let you all know just how one pot it actually is. 😉 Until later, st healthy my friends! 🙂

Whipped goat cream, a tart cheese treat

Love goat cheese, so I will have to try some of these out myself! 🙂

Cook Up a Story

Whipped goat cheese Whipped goat cream

Once upon a time I came across a recipe that called for whipped goat cheese. So I took my basket and headed to the grocery store, where I eventually found a small tub of the stuff at three times the cost of regular, ordinary, every-day goat cheese.

When I finally had a minute to spare I sat down and examined the label. The ingredients were goat cheese and water… and a few chemicals. It seemed I’d bought a processed food fortified with who knows what. And I thought: why can’t I make that myself – and leave out the chemicals?

Why indeed. It’s so simple, I didn’t even need a food processor. I got great results with nothing but a spoon and a bowl.

Whipped goat cheese Goat cheese and lemon – so easy to whip up

Whipped goat cream
Makes approx 1 1/4 cups or 20 tablespoons

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Breakfast Ideas

I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE zucchini bread of any sort.  So I am definitely going to be trying out these zucchini breakfast muffins this morning for a yummy and healthy breakfast instead of super sugary bowl of cereal. I know that my biggest pet peeve about the modern American breakfast is that everyone wants it to be super fast, but that means that they don’t necessarily care about what goes into, such as huge amount of sugar in a cup of cereal. It is just as easy to make these muffins on a Sunday morning and refrigerate them so you have one to eat for every morning! 🙂  I think maybe each week I will try to prep on Sunday for a quick grab-n-go breakfast for the mornings. 🙂

Breakfast Time!

Good morning all! I just wanted to do a little fill in. I am going to make a berry salad today for my breakfast, what about you guys? Leave a comment below! My berry salad is going to be a mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and black berries. Yumm!! I may had a little greek yogurt on the side, but that is subject to change. 😉 I’d love to see what your guys’s favorite go-to healthy breakfast is, so don’t forget to comment!

Pinterest!

Just wanted to let you all know that we are now active on Pinterest!! There are multiple boards for you to check out and we will be updating every single day!! (I may be a Pinterest addict.. Please don’t judge me 😉 ) Just click the Pinterest link and you will be brought to my page! Enjoy and feel free to message me any pins that you find that you would like to see on my board.

My First Go

Hello All! So recently, I figured I’d go ahead and get started on doing my part of the clean eating. I decided I would tackle salad first! Now, I know that seems rather simple, but small steps now can lead to a longer distance in time! The thing I’ve always struggled with salad is that A) I only like the dark greens, which is probably a good thing considering that they are healthier, and B) I’m very plain Jane about my salads, meaning I usually only eat lettuce. So for this first time, I decided to vamp up my salad using things I know I already like. I made a sort of berry and chicken salad. I used about a 2 light handfuls of 50/50 spring green and spinach mix, a handful of blueberries (which for me is about the equivalent of 2 tablespoons, 6 halved blackberries, 6 halved raspberries, 2 diced strawberries, about a teaspoon and a half of raspberry vinaigrette, and a teaspoon of shredded mozzarella. To top it all off, I also added about 1/3 of a cups worth of grilled diced chicken. After adding them all into the same container, I shook it up just to evenly distribute everything. I made this for my friend and I for lunch, and she loved it! She said “I freaking love you baeee, you are bae goals!! *heart eye emoji*” Overall, I could definitely see this as being a really good pack ahead lunch, and it took me only like 5 minutes to put both of our salads together, and thats including cutting the berries and chicken and shaking it. It is definitely a super easy lunch that goes great any time of the year! I hope you all enjoy it. I definitely did! If you have any recipe ideas, then email me or message me on Facebook or Twitter, or you can leave a comment below!

A Reference!

Hey Guys! I found this neat little chart while scrolling through Pinterest today and thought I would share it with you all! Here’s the link!

http://guthealthproject.com/clean-eating-the-dos-and-donts/

This link is useful because it debunks some of the myths about clean eating. If you’re eating prepackaged apple slices with peanut butter on the side, unless they’re organic, you’ve just introduced yourself to a bunch of unnecessary chemicals that are there to protect the apple from browning. You could have voided those just by taking the extra 2 minutes to cut the apple and sprinkle it with some lemon juice and then add peanut butter on the side. This would have also helped to keep the chemicals out. Clean eating isn’t just about choosing healthy options, but also trying to keep those options with as little processing as possible. Please don’t forget that! Until I talk again, Enjoy your eats!