I’ve been attending this crazy-in-a-good-way boot camp several mornings a week. I won it (“won it“, husbands love that, don’t they?) in a silent auction last month after I had a couple cocktails. It seemed like such a good idea at the time. That was before approximately 12,000 squats-lunges-burpees-planks-pushups and other torturesome paces the leader (my dear friend, Jane) put us through. I kid — mostly. It is a tough workout, but it’s been a fantastic experience so far, and I always feel like a million wobbly bucks every time I leave her class.
You can tell by the types of recipes I post here that I’m no militant health nut. I love to cook, obviously — and clearly, I love to eat. But after investing so much energy and work in boot camp, the last thing I want to do is blow it all on eating poorly. Here are several meals I’ll be making this week in an effort to keep my dining in check. All three are from Cooking Light, and each one has been deemed blogworthy by the whole DamFam. If I can keep portions in control, I’ll be golden.
Lightened Up Fettucine Alfredo with Broccoli is the perfect meal for when a pasta craving strikes. I’ve made this recipe approximately ten times in the past two months, no joke. Sometimes I serve it as a side dish, other times I add seared chicken or shrimp — what a great way to get picky eaters to gobble down the broccoli. Look for sale Creamette Pastas and fresh broccoli.
Chili Corn Chip Pie is the ultimate kid friendly meal – I’ll be making mine with Ground Sirloin to conserve calories, but if conserving cash is your thing, Value Packs of Sendik’s Ground Chuck are on sale on Tuesdays during the 7 Days, 7 Ways to Save sale. Also look for sale Sargento Shredded Cheeses and Daisy Sour Cream.
Sunday dinner will most likely be Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes and Country Gravy as Boneless Pork Chop Value Packs are on sale every Sunday. Also look for sale Yukon Gold Potatoes and Daisy Sour Cream.
Have a great week everyone. : )
Posted by Leah DamronLeah Damron is an avid home cook who believes in using the freshest ingredients available, and she challenges herself weekly to create meals out of (mostly!) sale items. If Sendik's ever gave a title for "Biggest Fan", she believes she would win, hands down. Leah lives in greater Milwaukee with her husband, three children, and her big black lab, Daisy."
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