You’ve probably said it…
I’ve said it…
It is those four lovely words that most people just can’t keep from coming out of their mouth around this time of year:
“New year, new me.”
It is like the magic in the movie of Cinderella – as soon as the clock strikes midnight and a New Year takes effect, people all around the country go into a dieting frenzy, trying to shed those extra pounds and keep the resolution they have made every year for as long as they can remember.
Well, like most people, I am looking to start this year off with a bang of losing some weight. I ate healthy for awhile toward the end of 2017 but unfortunately, I fell off the bandwagon. So, what better time to hop back on than the beginning of 2018?
If you are like me and are looking to shed a few extra pounds before summer rolls back around, then you are likely scavenging for some healthy recipes that are actually edible but won’t break the carb bank. Let me just help you out:
- Kale and Sweet Potato Parmesan QuesadillaI am a sucker for any type of Mexican food. There is just something about Mexican food that screams delicious comfort food to me. But, my California burrito doesn’t exactly scream weight loss…Instead, try this kale and sweet potato parmesan quesadilla for a quick, easy and filling meal.
- Yogurt and GranolaI am always on the go. And, I often skip breakfast because I am just in too big of a hurry and don’t have time to cook – I’m not a morning person. But, part of a good diet and weight loss program should include breakfast.
So, my new favorite go-to morning treat is plain greek yogurt (or the yogurt of your choice) and granola.
- Broccoli Cheddar Brown Rice SkilletLet me just tell you my secret – the best way to stay on track is to find healthy versions of your guilty pleasures. By finding a healthier alternative, you don’t find yourself feeling like you are missing out.
So, when you need a good comfort food, try this broccoli cheddar brown rice skillet.
Good luck this year!