Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mmm Mmm recipes!

Many have asked from my Instagram and Facebook pics for this yummy Turkey Meatball stew!  Oh is it tasty and SO easy!  Like ridiculous EASY :)


Move It Momma's Turkey Meatball Stew:
You'll Need:
1 bag frozen turkey meatballs (I used Trader Joes brand)
3 fresh zucchini chopped
1/2 onion, chopped or sliced
bag of frozen carrots
bag of frozen peas
1 can diced tomatoes-no salt added
1 small jar turkey gravy-I used Heinz and although this is probably not the best, it does add flavor! 
 I also filled up half the empty jar of water and added to make more soup-like :)

And finishing product??
OH SO tasty and add a little sprinkled Parmesan cheese and your whole fam will thank you!  And probably applaud you since it lasts for days, tastes delicious, hearty and fairly healthy too folks!!

Ready for recipe?
**PAY CLOSE ATTENTION**
DUMP ALL AND SET TO COOK LOW 8 HOURS :)
Serve and enjoy as your family says how fabulous you are for making them a healthy, delicious soup!  

Other tasty treats we've created this week,
Move It Momma's Greek egg salad:
You'll Need:
6 large eggs, boiled, chopped
1/4 c plain Greek yogurt
1/4 c yellow mustard

Stir and serve on lettuce mix-I used Arugula and hearts of romaine.  Pictured above is that with a slice of toasted Ezekiel sesame bread.  


Pumpkin and Greek cream cheese on apple cinnamon rice cake:
The pumpkin Greek dip is simply a 5oz container of plain Greek yogurt mixed with 1/4 c pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger-equal parts, splash of vanilla extract and 1 tbs sugar-or more if still bitter.  Add SPARINGLY!
Stir and serve with sliced apples or on a rice cake topped with a little Greek cream cheese for dessert!


FAIL TO PLAN, PLAN TO FAIL is the truth!
If we are not prepared ahead of time, my husband and I will quickly lose focus.  It happens so quick that sometimes we don't even realize.  Then before ya know it, you're eating random things with less nutrients, little protein and high starch....because it's "easy".  NOT how to be successful.  Here is a cup of string beans that were sauteed ahead of time, mixed with 5oz ground turkey and onion, prepared ahead of time and packaged for the week and 1/2 c long grain brown rice, which was steamed in the bag (Birdseye brand Steamables!)


DO NOT LOSE SIGHT OF WHAT YOU WANT!

After my first son was born, I allowed some old habits to slowly make their way back into my life.  It happens right?  We allow life to get in the way of what we want and need for ourselves.  Trouble is, we aren't worth much to our family if we're always tired, complaining that this or that doesn't fit, we are achy, don't feel like heading outside to play and be active with our kids, are we?!  

When I set out on this lifelong journey, I told myself it would be DIFFERENT.  Never as it was before.  I would change the lives of my children too.  I never wanted them to feel unhealthy.  Never wanted them to be the children out of breath as they headed around the track in P.E.  Nope, I wanted and still want MORE for them.  I don't want the battles that I fought as a child to affect them as well.  NEVER.  So it wasn't until January of this year that I really gained a whole new focus.  I decided to reach out, dig deep and fight HARDER.  

Ya see we are ALL capable of more than we think...MUCH more.  So if we reach down when we think we have used all of the energy and fight, we surprisingly find even more strength!  Wow, crazy isn't it?  Our minds are SO strong and powerful that they sometimes play tricks on our bodies.  Telling us that we're out of shape, too tired to finish, give up because the road seems SO long, the journey isn't worth the fight, we are too weak and have let ourselves go for far too long?  Any of this sound familiar?  If so, you're normal.  Just feeling those honest and raw emotions and struggles that we ALL go through in some way.  

What makes us STRONGER?  Is to keep fighting.  Keep reaching.  Keep setting goals.  The road will NEVER end and you will find yourself slowly creeping back into those old, "easy" ways throughout life.  DON'T LET IT WIN.  You must be stronger than that voice inside your head that sometimes tells you to quit.  Well ya know what?  I QUIT for too long, too many times and it got me nowhere but further back from the starting line.  I didn't want to do that anymore.  I was tired of being TIRED, feeling low, feeling lazy and out of shape.  I was tired of DEPENDING on food to set my moods, tired of using food to "comfort" me when things were hard.  
GET TIRED OF IT TOO.  GET FED UP!  NO MORE EXCUSES!!!!  

1 comment:

misszippy said...

Thanks for that turkey meatball recipe. I think that would be a hit here and I LOVE using the crockpot. I have been toying with the idea of making egg salad with greek yogurt, so now you have me sold!

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