Hi All. Remember wayyy back when, when I did the Paleo Challenge? Oh yeah, who could forget… the two weeks I turned into a crazy bitch.
Well, I remember at the end of that whole debacle, one of the lessons I learned was that I need to make dinner more often. I have a really hard time with that. Usually, I kind of just snack on things: a tortilla with beans, random pieces of cheese, handfuls of chocolate chips, a yogurt, pretzels, any other random thing I can find. I rarely ever have a meal.
Tonight, I knew I was going to make
Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar (don’t worry recipe blog post about this is coming soon!) to photograph for a blog post. Before I came home, I stopped by Subway to get a sandwich to avoid eating cake for dinner, because I know myself. I would seriously just eat cake for dinner and call it a night. But that’s not good for you.
So as I was eating my Subway sandwich
I began to think… I make myself get out of bed at 5:20am to get to the gym by 6am, even though I want to stay in bed more than anything. Somehow I manage to get my butt up and move it. I really can make myself have a real, healthy dinner at least 3 nights a week. That shouldn’t be that hard, right? I think it just comes down to habit.
Most days, I come home from work and just don’t really feel like making dinner for myself. If Jesse is having dinner with me (usually once a week), then I have no problem making a meal. But just for me. No fun.
But that needs to change.
So I decided to make it a person and blog goal in June is to make healthy dinners a few times a week and blog about it. I’m not talking about the usual desserts and ridiculous treats I think are fun to blog about… like pie
I’m talking about quick and easy things that I should actually be eating… sort of like I did during the Paleo Challenge… like my epic paleo dinner of chicken and mushrooms over cauliflower puree
and my quick and easy paleo dinner.
It just takes a little bit of planning. This won’t be paleo all over again, but I will try to keep it healthy.
Now I should say, I don’t see anything wrong with having a Subway sandwich for dinner. It’s probably healthier than most things I would have been eating, but $5 for dinner is a little too much to spend every night in my opinion.
So here it goes… what should I make tomorrow night?
Does anyone else struggle with this? Have any quick and easy recipes to share with me?