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Since completing the BeachBody Ultimate Reset Detox, our eating habits have changed even more around here.  I love that we seem to be getting closer and closer to what I envision for our family.  We still indulge in junk more than I would like, but overall I like how we eat. 

Some of my new "go to" favorites are:

1. Roasted Cauliflower

Can I tell you that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this?  It is probably the most surprising newest addition.  I have not really been a fan of Cauliflower until now.  I have made pizza crusts with it and have had it steamed or raw, but had not fallen in love with this white veggie until I roasted it. 

My favorite way to eat it is Buffalo Style . . . I make my own hot sauce and coat the cauliflower with it, roast it and when it is done, I sprinkle it with a little bleu cheese.  Yummy!

My whole family loves it when I make it BBQ style!

2. Miso Soup

Hearty Vegetable Miso Soup has become my staple "cold day" lunch.  It is quick and easy to make and yummy too.  But, the one thing I have learned is that all misos are not created equal.  If you want to try miso Soup, really search out miso pastes and find one that you think will taste yummy.  The first one I tried was gross, but then I bought one with garlic and roasted pepper and it was incredible.  Plus, miso is often made from fermented items (soy, chick peas, etc) and fermented anything is so good for your digestive health.  Just make sure if you buy a SOY miso that you make sure it is organic and NOT GMO. 

3. Spaghetti squash with sauce and turkey meatballs

I used to love Spaghetti and meatballs.  Nothing beats a nice, spicy sauce over spaghetti noodles.  But, over the last year,  I had really tried to limit my wheat intake.  Luckily, I found a nice alternative . . . spaghetti squash.  I really enjoy eating it just like pasta.  The only downside is is that they can be expensive for the whole family to eat.  That is why this year, I am going to grow my own!

4. Quinoa spinach salad

They say necessity is the mother on invention.  I planned on making a quinoa and brussel sprout dish for Christmas, but was left not knowing what to do when I could not find brussel sprouts at my favorite store.  So, I tossed spinach, cooked quinoa, goat cheese, dried cranberries and pecans with a little red wine vinegar, olive oil and agave nectar and called it a success!  Everyone loved it. I have made it for get togethers and for our family several times since and I cannot say enough about how wonderful I think it is. 

I guess this really is not an original creation, though.  When searching for an appropriate photo to go with the post, I found this recipe.

Please share, what are some of your "go to" healthy dishes??
 

Comments

  1. We roast all our veggies, with a little olive oil, salt and pepper...so yummy!

    I think my healthiest things are greek yogurt everyday (either for breakfast or lunch) and veggie soups, and EmergenC as a hot drink when I feel hungry but know I shouldn't be.

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  2. I am a HUGE fan of roasted veggies!! I have also grown to love making my own dips with Greek yogurt as the base to go with veggies. The kids love it too - I may have to blog the recipes some day! I'm going to have to try the cauliflower recipe soon.

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