Cheesy Turkey Meatballs {+ Printable Meal Planner}

Cheesy Turkey Meatballs {+ Printable Meal Planner}

I came home for lunch the other day, starving.  I looked in my fridge… and found practically nothing in edible form.  Fortunately, I was armed with a few ingredients, modern technology, and an idea.

The resulting Cheesy Turkey Meatballs that I pulled out of my oven about 20 minutes later are actually quicker, healthier, and more delicious than just about anything I could have gotten elsewhere at that moment.  Plus, now they’re ready to grab for a meal or snack any old time I need it! 

Easy meal prep is so fun.

I’m sure you’re with me – making healthy food should not be hard!  These days, we no longer have to hunt down a wildebeest, coax a sweet potato out of the earth, make a clay pot, or start a fire in a cave during a snowstorm.

I’m not saying you can’t do those things if you really want to, but… it’s really not required.

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Broccoli Power-Salad

Broccoli Power-Salad

'Tis the season for family gatherings and good food!  Unfortunately, for many of us, it’s also the season for sniffley noses and baggy eyes… Precisely the time for a bit of a nutritional pick-me-up.

I’ve personally been noting the seasonal transition by the number of people around me with colds and the increasing difficulty of getting out of bed at a “reasonable” time.  It doesn’t help that I’m overcompensating with caffeine to the point that I can’t sleep properly at night, simultaneously exacerbating my problems with getting stuff done and avoiding the plague that the masses keep bringing around.

My schedule also just hit the fan.  I just picked up a brand new job, a 100-mile (two hour) long drive from my other one…

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10 Holiday Leftover Makeover Recipes

10 Holiday Leftover Makeover Recipes

If you haven't yet heard, FitCakes is in the midst of arecipe roundup-athon for the 12 days of Christmas!And I'm getting all the healthy food bloggers out there involved! I've been meeting all kinds of amazing people and finding sooo many great healthy recipes to try while helping you find the best recipes on the interweb for the holiday season!

 

Check out the countdown so far:

On the 12th day of Christmas, FitCakes gave to me 12 Healthy Small Bites Recipes

On the 11th Day of Christmas, FitCakes gave to me 11 Kid-Friendly Recipes!

There are just TEN days until Christmas.  Does that not blow your mind?  

I think I just heard an explosion - I'll take that as a yes.

From now until New Years, the days are sure to be filled with lots of parties, family/friends over for dinner, and neighborhood Iron-Chef competitions.  Right?  

Alright, the neighborhood Iron-Chef competitions aren't a thing.  Yet.  Still working on that... let me know if you're in the area, we'll totally make this happen.

Still, there is going to be - maybe there already is - more leftover food taking over the fridge than you imagined possible.  I always feel like somehow it multiplies on its own... I mean, I couldn't really have cooked all that in the last 24 hours, could I?  I'm sure at some point I would have realized there are only two people living in my house...

 

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Harvest Picnic Calzone

Harvest Picnic Calzone

House decorated floorboards-to-chandeliers for Halloween:  Check.
Fall Pinterest boards in heavy use:  Check
"Spooky Symphonies" Pandora station playing:  Check.
Excessive amounts of pumpkin spice flavored coffee brewed:  Check.
Flour all over the kitchen + pumpkin on my apron:  Aaaand check.

This is me, gearing up for another fantastic fall in Arizona.  It's THE time of year for those of us who have been waiting the last 5 months to leave our homes without fearing the wrath of the sun.  Do you think I exaggerate?  Well, yeah, maybe a little.  But it really can't be understated how nice it is when the highs finally hit the low 80s after a 100 + summer!
 

 

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