It’s been a little while since I’ve shared some recent meals with you guys!
So today’s roundup includes basically any meals that I was able to find pictures of on my phone dating back through the beginning of January. There aren’t a ton, considering that’s about two months worth, but here we go.
Anytime you see chili on our dinner menu, I can guarantee you it’s because I was really craving cornbread. Chili is delicious and all that jazz, but if we’re being honest, it’s really just a vehicle for my beloved cornbread. I tend to alternate between this recipe and this recipe for our cornbread, mostly because I can never really decide which is my favorite – they’re both awesome!
Balsamic Baked Chicken Breast With Balsamic Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese + Roasted Potatoes + Green Beans
This one-dish chicken recipe has become one of our absolute favorites. The flavors of the balsamic and tomatoes with the cheese are just SO. GOOD. And when it comes to roasted potatoes, I now only cook them in our air fryer, because they come out perfectly crisp every single time.
Turkey BLAT Sandwiches + side salads
Sometimes, there’s nothing like a classic sandwich for dinner. Well, for us at least! I decided to add some deli turkey to the BLAT’s last minute, just to get some added protein in there, and these really hit the spot.
Garlic Butter Flank Steak + Roasted Broccoli
I know I already shared this one in my last post, but it’s worth mentioning again because it was just so good. This was a dinner that we had on a low-carb/high fat day, and it’s most definitely a steak that I’ll keep in our rotation. Plus, anytime there’s a steak involved, Jay is an extra happy camper.
Sheet Pan Chicken Sausage + Roasted Veggies with Cauliflower Rice
This is another meal that we like to add into the rotation frequently, and also a lower-carb favorite, mostly because it’s just so crazy easy to throw together. And if I’m really on top of my game, then I usually try to have the veggies cut and prepped over the weekend. So when it comes time to cook, all I have to do is throw everything on the sheet pan and toss it with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
The sausages we’ve been using lately are these Chicken Sausages from Bilinski’s. The company sent us some to try out, and I can honestly say that they are delicious, and absolutely something we’d purchase ourselves. In fact, we do quite frequently. ; )
They also sent us some of these plant-based sausages. We have yet to try these yet, but I’m super intrigued by them and I’ll be sure to report back once I do!
Tostadas w/ Salsa Verde Carnitas + Side Salads
We absolutely LOVE this carnitas recipe from Lillie Eats and Tells (the tostadas recipe is from the Lillie Eats & Tells Cookbook). One batch always make a bunch, so we’re usually able to get at least 2-3 meals out of it by incorporating the meat into burrito bowls, on salads, or on tostadas. Super versatile!
Ground Orange Chicken over Rice + Broccoli
Ugh, you guys. Typically I only like to share the good dinner recipes we have, but this one was just awful. Not only did it look like we were eating cat food, but the flavor was really just not there. This is what the picture looked like on Pinterest, so I really want to know just how they got theirs to look that way…
Regardless, we would not be making that one again. Blech.
Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus + Cauliflower Rice
I wound up taking this picture after already having eaten a bunch of it, and I know it doesn’t look all that pretty, but the recipe was awesome so it’s definitely worth sharing. The shrimp had some awesome flavor!
Love, love, love the flavor of this recipe!! Again, I know this is one I’ve already mentioned a couple of times, but I suppose one more doesn’t hurt. ; ) We’ve made it with both ground chicken and ground pork; both are great, but the pork is my favorite. We eat enough chicken as it is, so it’s nice to switch it up!
Voluminous Oats with Blueberries + Peanut Butter
Before kids, oatmeal was something that I most definitely took the time to make a lot more often. And as convenient as a packet of oatmeal at work is, there really is nothing like a batch of voluminous, stovetop oats. I really need to work on making these more often because they’re not only delicious, but they do an awesome job of keeping me full for a long time.
Eggs at Work
Since I tend to wait on eating breakfast until I’m at work most days, voluminous oats aren’t usually a weekday option. But I keep this microwave egg cooker in my desk at work, and will just bring a couple of eggs with me and cook them there. It’s quick and easy, and does the trick!
Or, if there are hard boiled eggs on hand in the cafeteria (another sweet snack perk we see occasionally at the office!) then I’ll have those, too.
It’s no secret I love sweets, and I will forever and always love me some donuts. Just this past weekend, I finished up a spin class and then went out of my way to drive to The Crisp Cannoli, after hearing many people rave about it. I can certainly say that the donuts lived up to the hype!
And since I sampled all of them (duh), I’ll have to say that the apple fritter was definitely my favorite.
Not a whole lot to share here, because 9 times out of 10, you’ll typically find me eating some sort of salad.
There’s always the usual veggies, and always some sort of protein (my top choice is grilled chicken, but I’ll often use deli meat if we’re out of other protein options). Other fun toppings I switch it up with include avocado, dried cranberries, bacon, croutons, or strawberries!
Want to know more about what/how I eat? Send me your questions for some upcoming posts!!
I very briefly mentioned in my last post that I had decided to reach out to my former macro coach, Emily Field, to see if she could help me figure out the right/best set of macronutrients to follow in order to feel my best. So we’re going to be working together on that, but we also thought it would be fun to have you get involved, too!
In some upcoming posts, Emily is going to be both ranking what I eat in a day, and also asking me some different questions about what I eat. But she’s looking to have you guys help out, SO…
- What questions do you have about macros?
- What questions do you have for Emily?
- What questions do you have about my diet and/or what/how I eat?
- Anything you’re dying to know about me that I’ve not yet addressed?
Feel free to send along anything you want to know! Either comment below on this post or feel free to email me if you’d prefer to do that (sweettoothcourtney at gmail dot com). We’ll be taking a look through them all and addressing them in some upcoming posts!!
Thanks for sticking around, everyone! Have a great day, and we’ll chat soon!