Thursday, January 29, 2015

Clean Eating: Weekly Menu {1/30/2014}

Do you ever have those weeks where you just run out of ideas for dinner? Have no fear - I have put together my Weekly Menu full of clean and healthy dinner ideas!

Check out the recipes on this week's menu:

Crockpot Beef Roast - No recipe! I simply put a beef roast in my crockpot! You could top it with some onion soup mix - it's easy to avoid your own to be sure to avoid MSG! I'll serve it with salad and maybe a sweet potato.

Breakfast for Dinner - This is the perfect dinner when we are in a hurry or have something planned for that night. I will probably make egg sandwiches. I simply stuff 2 fried eggs, 2 strips of turkey bacon, and sliced cheddar cheese in a whole wheat pita pocket. My husband LOVE it! He claims he'd eat it every night. 

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole - Who doesn't love taco night? My friend Amy started making this casserole and it is fantastic! I love it by itself and hubby likes to wrap his portion inside a whole wheat tortilla.

Campfire Dinners - I know I have this on a previous menu - but I can't help it! I love them and they are so easy. This is going to be a really busy week in our house, so I need quick and easy! 

Homemade Petros - Superbowl Sunday! You can have  your own homemade Petros. Homemade chili, sour cream or greek yogurt, and shredded cheddar. Add some of your other favorite toppings, too. If you need the corn chips, too - try Trader Joe's Organic Corn Chip Dippers. These were Food Babe approved! 

 I loved competing in a FitBit challenge. It really motivated me to get moving, so I am hosting my own! It is starting February 1st and will run for 2 weeks. I already have a group of 15 fabulous ladies who are excited to get started! It is going to be a great two weeks of being active and encouraging one another. 

What are you making for dinner this week?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Little Bird Told Me Link Party #4

I am thrilled to have you at week #4 of A Little Bird Told Me Link Party! I am so glad you have stopped by and can't wait to see what you link up! 

This week I am featuring a little Valentine's Day roundup!

Super Simple Valentine's Day Garland by Cassie from Little Red Window
 Skinny Raspberry Cheesecake Bites by Annie from Annie's Noms
Sweetheart Mugs Rachel from Craving Some Creativity
10 Simple Valentine's Sewing Projects by Leslie from The Seasoned Homemaker
I love these ideas and am feeling ready for Valentine's Day! A big thank you to everyone who participated! 

Make sure to come back each week to share the fabulous posts you want to spotlight. I will be sharing some of my favorites via social media and will feature four favorites at the next week's party! 

Grab a button:
Allison's Skinny Jeans

Meet your lovely hosts:

Tanya from The Natural Homeschool                   FB ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram ~ Twitter
Rachael from Adventures in Wunderland             FB ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram ~ Twitter
Jennifer Dawn from The Life of Jennifer Dawn    FB ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram ~ Twitter
Allison from Allison's Skinny Jeans                     FB ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram ~ Twitter
Kimberly from Natural Beach Living                     FB ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram ~ Twitter
Heather from A Nurse's Wildflowers                    FB ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram ~ Twitter
Enough talk! Start sharing! If you don't have anything to share, get ready to be inspired! Bloggers make sure to check out the party guidelines

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Homemade Valentine's Cards

Every year at Christmas I get out my embossing gun, stamps, cardstock, and the other hoards of card making supplies I have for my annual card making. For the past two years, I've even hosted a Card Making Party.  I thought - why not expand card making beyond just my Christmas cards this year? Nothing says LOVE more than homemade! I hope these card ideas give you some inspiration!

Sunday Verse


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Clean Eating: Weekly Menu {1/22/2015}

It's weekly menu time! Time to write down that plan and get to the grocery store. Not only does menu planning help me stay on track, it also saves money. I make a list of our meals for the week and then also write down all the ingredients I will need to buy. Then, when I am at the grocery store - I know exactly what I need to buy and don't end up just wandering and dumping things I don't need in my cart! 

I also have learned to build leftovers into my menu. Who wants to cook every night? If I don't have enough for leftovers - I'll send them with my husband for lunch and have a quick dinner back up for the next night (eggs, rice & beans, etc). 

So what's on the menu this week?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Little Bird Told Me Link Party #3

It is a pleasure to have you at week #3 of A Little Bird Told Me Link Party! I am so glad you have stopped by and can't wait to see what you link up! 

This week I am featuring my top picks for staying on track and reaching those fitness goals!
Apple and Blueberry Power Smoothie by Annie from Annie's Noms
 Quick and Easy No Bake Energy Bites by Keitha of The Bajan Texan
Mason Jar Weight Loss Tracker Sarah from Mama's Got It Together
 Green Grape Sorbet Eugenia from GENIABEME

These are all healthy ways to enjoy a treat and stay motivated! A big thank you to everyone who participated!