Homemade Filet Oscar
Ok so this recipe isn't quite as healthy as the others I've posted - but we needed a nice dinner together that wasn't too horrible for you or too expensive. Here's how I managed it....
In between all my cooking and bootcamp craziness, I'm still sewing away. The next quilt on the list is another baby clothes quilt for an Etsy customer Adrianne. She sent me all her baby clothes and I got started laying everything out.
Crab Cakes & Cucumber Salad
Are you loving all these new recipes as much as I am? I knew I wouldn't be able to do such a strict diet just eating grilled chicken and veggies. If I tried to do that I would have gotten bored and given up the first week. So I've been trying really hard to come up with fun, easy recipes that are healthy and tasty. It occurred to me recently that I've never made crab cakes! Pretty surprising considering my husband is from Maryland and I LOVE crab cakes :) Here's another healthy dinner or lunch option sure to satisfy any seafood eater.
I've got another tasty dinner recipe for ya! This time I made a Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken (inspired by this original recipe: http://400caloriesorless.com/?p=9103) and some baked parmesan zucchini (inspired by this original recipe: http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2012/08/baked-parmesan-zucchini-chips/). The zucchini are probably my new favorite side dish, they are SOO good.
Maura's Quilt Complete
I LOVE it! The quilt is so beautiful! Thank you so much for this wonderful keepsake and making the time to have it done for our son's first birthday party! The quilt coordinates our favorite baby clothes beautifully- the guests all loved it, too! I can't think of a better gift and am excited to pass it down to him in the future. You were a pleasure to work with and the final product is amazing!! Thank you again and I will definitely reach out to you again for future quilts!
Chicken & Sundried Tomato Sandwich
Ryan has been such a good sport about eating all the healthy new recipes I've been trying out so I decided to try and make him something special for lunch this week. Nothing too crazy, but something he would REALLY like and that would be out of the ordinary compared to what I usually pack for him. It all started with a BOGO sale at Publix (gets me every time...)
Spaghetti Squash w/ Meat Sauce
Time to share another healthy, low carb recipe! I had a hankering for a big 'ole plate of spaghetti with meat sauce...but I didn't want to blow my diet either. So I decided to make spaghetti squash with baked meat sauce.
Maura's Quilt - Sewing & Applique
Once all the shirts were cut and interfaced, I sewed the hat down on the top right, finished the applique work on a couple of difficult clothing items and added a name block.
Bikini Bootcamp - First 4 Weeks
Over the past year, I've been making really good progress on losing weight and getting healthier. A year ago, I weighed 148lbs and had 31% body fat, yikes! As of January 2014, I had gotten down to around 131lb - 132lb and 23% body fat which is much better - but not good enough. I wanted something to really help push me over the plateau and get to where I want to be. So I decided to sign up for another bootcamp - I know what you're thinking "didn't you do like four of those last year?". The answer is "yes", I did do several bootcamps last year but they were all 4 weeks and I never focused on my diet very hard. This bootcamp is an 8 week bootcamp designed for Bikini Competitors and is very focused on heavy lifting and clean eating.
Turkey Meatballs & Zucchini Noodles
I know my zucchini chips might have been an epic failure, but these noodles and meatballs certainly were not! Click here to see the original recipe.