Thursday, January 25, 2018

J is for: Jamaican Jerk Chicken

January has flown by. Seems like just last week, I was telling you about my plan for detox and sharing a recipe for a Whole30 Italian Wedding Soup.

I'm happy to report the detox has gone well! I've been working out 5-6 times per week, and mostly eating a clean diet of meats and veggies, leading to a noticeable change on the scale. Minus a small hiccup when my friends Liz & Ben visited and basically hazed me to drink (ok, so it didn't actually take a ton of convincing), I've also managed to stick to "dry January."

Truth be told, it's more like "dry first 3 weeks of January." We have a wedding this weekend, and then off to Jamaica on Sunday to celebrate Justin's birthday, effectively cutting the detox a few days short.

Speaking of Jamaica... I've been dying for my friend Alexis to teach me her jerk chicken recipe, so this seemed like perfect timing!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

I is for: Italian Wedding Soup {gluten free, paleo, whole30}

As I type this, there's something called a bomb cyclone going on outside my window and every time the wind howls and spirals snow into the air, it literally sends shivers down my spine.

This is also known as "sit on the couch and eat soup while we watch movies all day" weather.

What kind of soup, you say? I'm so glad you asked.

As I mentioned in my "Healthy January" post earlier this week, I'm currently on a clean eating re-set for the new year. I'm avoiding alcohol, dairy, added sugars and most grains.

So when I was brainstorming ideas for the letter "I"... I came across a dish called "Italian Wedding Soup."  Basically, it's a chicken broth-based soup with mini meatballs, a bitter green such as escarole or curly endive, and small pasta such as orzo, pastina or acini de pepe.

Monday, January 1, 2018

H is for: Healthy January {& Happy New Year!}

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a safe and festive time ringing in 2018. As I mentioned in my Hot Honey Fried Chicken post yesterday, a "Healthy January" is much needed for my body at the moment. Knowing this was coming, I sort of blew it out in style, eating a bunch of pasta in the Bronx Saturday,  fried chicken for lunch yesterday, Joe's Pizza for dinner, and Borgatti's raviolis for dinner tonight.

But tomorrow....

Tomorrow commences a month of healthy eating and no alcohol. I'm also going to try to drink 64 ounces of water per day (I'm horrible about remembering to drink water, so I even downloaded an app to help.) And I'm also going to avoid dairy, added sugar and most grains... to which my friend Nicole asked today "What exactly are you going to eat?!?" Haha, fair enough... but the answer is: lots of veggies and meat.

Since I figure a lot of people will be doing the same, I've put together a few ideas to help get you started. It was fun to go back through some of my old posts (sadly, most were pre-Justin, so the photos aren't as pretty, but you'll get the idea.) I'm also hoping to do a couple of posts this month with additional healthy recipe ideas, so stay tuned!
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