Every morning I start my day with a bowl of plain greek yogurt, fresh fruit, and granola. When I have time to make my own, I am famous for making this recipe that I am sharing with you today. It is so delicious I don't like ever having to buy granola, because nothing quite compares to this! For a little color and added sweetness/fiber I always add craisins and golden raisins.
This week my family entered the world of homemade yogurt. My new favorite kitchen appliance, the Instant-Pot makes the most delicious yogurt I have ever tasted. All I needed to make it was 1 gallon of milk and 2 tablespoons of greek yogurt. It was slightly time consuming, but I think with practice it will become much more efficient. The time is most definitely worth it. If you have an Insta Pot you must give this a try! If you don't, put it on your holiday wish list for next year.
In order to eat healthy, I believe you must think about and plan your meals for the week ahead. I don't like going to the grocery store multiple times a week, and it can be difficult not knowing whats for dinner and having to order a pizza. Consider sitting down for 30 minutes on a Saturday or Sunday morning, grab your grocery store circular for inspiration of what's seasonal and on sale, and decide what you are going to make for dinner for the entire week. Try to make each night utilize similar proteins and fresh ingredients so that you can use up everything you purchased. For example: a baked chicken with roasted broccoli and cilantro rice on one night- then the following night can be chicken fajitas topped with cilantro and cook up some peppers and onions fresh for the second night!
Another one pot meal but this time in a soup! Lemon Orzo Chicken Soup is the perfect soup to cook up for the family tonight. The soup includes great protein and you could even add extra white meat for an added bonus! Carrots and celery add some needed veggies to the pot, and I would even suggest trying spinach or kale to add to the mix. If you have never tried a soup with lemon in it before, after trying this one I promise you will want to make it again and again!