First up is this meatball soup, prepared in the crock pot that is SUPER easy and delicious...
1bag (1 lb) ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
1lb small red potatoes (2 1/2 to 3 inch), cut into quarters
- 1jar (4.5 oz) Green Giant® sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1small onion, cut into thin wedges
- 1bag (16 oz) frozen cooked turkey meatballs (about 32) or you can make these from scratch!
- 1jar (12 oz) beef gravy
- 1can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
- Freshly ground black pepper, if desired
Your family will love it and I serve with a side of fresh, string beans!
This recipe and picture are compliments of Betty Crocker
with some tweaking from Move It Momma!!
I posted about this chick pea sammy a while back and let me assure you, it's THAT good!
HERE from a previous post...
WARNING: It's so good, especially if you like chick peas the way that we do!
And one that I'll be trying for my in-law's 4th of July party this year is this Lemony Veggie Pasta Salad!
Sounds simple and delicious and is enough to feed 24, so it'll be perfect! I'm sure I'll change it up quite a bit, but hopefully the end result is still delicious...it calls for snap peas, asparagus, and fat free yogurt that I'd probably substitute with Greek for added protein!
- 2cups fat-free mayonnaise or salad dressing
- 1cup Yoplait® Fat Free plain yogurt (from 2-lb container)
- 1/2cup lemon juice
- 1/4cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried tarragon leaves
- 1teaspoon salt
- 2packages (16 oz each) medium pasta shells
- 3lb asparagus, blanched and cut into 4-inch pieces
- 2lb snap pea pods, blanched
- 16medium green onions, sliced (1 cup)
- 2medium yellow bell peppers, coarsely chopped (2 cups)
Recipe and photo compliments of EatBetterAmerica.com but yet again, will be tweaked by ME!
Recipe says to cook pasta, drain and set aside after rinsing in cold water. Create the Lemon Mayo and then add those to the pasta, as well as the veggies!
Sounds easy and delicious, so let me know if you try before I do! And Hmm, I wonder if I could do one package pasta and add something else in place of the other package, to cut on simple carb?? Suggestions??
I've been running, but very little mileage this week due to the hip pain. After taking a few days off, the hip feels much better but still a dull ache...trust me, I'll be seeing a doctor soon if the pain continues! Also, June 6th is the sign up for the Chevron Houston Marathon...hard to believe it's already time to sign up again! They have increased the slots AGAIN for 2013, so I strongly recommend trying Houston this coming January!
And now for a few workouts that I've tried and love when incorporated with my spin workouts! And of course I found them on Pinterest...where else?!
Triple Threat Cardio from foodfitnessandfamilyblog.com
4 Rounds to Freedom workout from fit2flex.com
These workouts are both "pinned" on my Motivation Board,
so try them out and tell me what ya think!
If you're having a hard time finding motivation, these workouts seem to do the trick because you'll be sweating in the first 2 minutes,
Sounds crazy but I love these hardcore, quick workouts that help you feel the burn right away...helps to keep me focused and motivated until somewhere along the way, I find that push that gets me through the workout!
Ah, don't ya feel bad for people that NEVER experience THAT feeling?? I sure do!