365 Days of Self Discovery: Feelings & Emotions

3.07.19

Day 67

Do you let this fear rule your life, or do you deal with it in a healthy way?

  • This question stems back to the previous question asking about what your fear(s) were. To answer this question, no I don’t allow my fear to rule my life, at least I haven’t always. Now, more so than back then, I am dealing with it in a healthy way and finding ways to overcome my fears. 
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365 Days of Self Discovery: Feelings & Emotions

1.27.19

Day 28

Do you ever feel envious? Do you find this healthy?

  • No & No. 

Are you the type to be envious of others? is it healthy to have this character trait? share your opinions. 

Cheesy Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Veggies anyone?

 

I realize this is the vegetable that normally you like or you hate, no middle ground with but like many other things, you may find how you cook something changes the flavor, the texture and possibly your liking for it. If you have shunned off asparagus due to not liking the taste, I ask that you give it another try with this recipe. For those of you who are lactose and don’t eat cheese or have allergic reactions to cheese, this particular recipe can either be altered to your liking or if you are like me (who is lactose intolerant) and still takes the risk of eating dairy then this might be up your alley. I figured those of you who are vegan and vegetarian may enjoy this recipe most. 

Of course a great recipe side or can be eaten on its own for a meal. 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of asparagus spears — the woody part removed
  • 3 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic (or 4 cloves of garlic minced)
  • 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat over to 425 F, lightly grease non stick baking sheet with cooking oil spray
  2. Arrange asparagus on baking sheet; set aside
  3. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle the oil mixture over the asparagus and toss to evenly coat
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, until vibrant and just beginning to tender
  5. Remove from oven, top with mozzarella cheese, return to oven & broil or grill until until the cheese melts and becomes golden (4-5 minutes)
  6. Serve immediately

Enjoy!

For more recipe, make sure to follow Cafedelites

Garlic Butter Baked Salmon

Good Eats!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 4 (6 oz each of salmon fillets)
  • 4-6 cups of broccoli 
  • 4 gloves of garlic (minced)
  • 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved 
  • chopped fresh parsley

 

Instruction:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Grease sheet pan with cooking spray
  3. Arrange broccoli florets and salmon on sheet pan
  4. Rub minced garlic on each fillet, set aside
  5. In a whisking bowl, whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, oregano, thyme and rosemary
  6. pour the butter mixture over the salmon and veggies
  7. Take half the lemon and squeeze it over everything and add salt and pepper
  8. place sheet pan in the over and cook for 15 minutes
  9. Remove from oven and garnish with parsley

I haven’t had salmon myself, but if salmon is not a fish of choice, feel free to sub it out for another kind of fish of your liking! Also be sure to follow Diethood for more recipes and alternatives to this recipe! good eats 🙂

 

Watermelon Fries & Coconut Lime Dip

Now me personally, I am not a huge fan of watermelon — I will eat it but not very often or very much of it and I don’t particularly love watermelon flavored candies or drinks. I have yet to try this recipe but figured for those of you who enjoy fruits and especially the watermelon, this would make a good recipe to share with the family. 

This recipe is gluten free, vegan friendly and healthy! Yum

Ingredients needed:

  • One watermelon, rind removed and cut into long fry like shapes
  • 2 tsp of tajin classic seasoning
  • 1 cup of coconut yogurt — for the dip
  • Zest and juice of one lime – for the dip
  • 1 tbsp of coconut sugar- for the dip

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine yogurt, lime juice and zest, and coconut sugar — then set aside
  2. On a plate, scatter watermelon fries & sprinkle Tajin seasoning
  3. Serve with dip & enjoy!

For more recipes by this cook, follow her website https://www.abbeyskitchen.com/watermelon-fries/

Macro’s Log 9.07.18

12AM Meal (Work Snack)

  • Kroger Carb master yogurt (strawberry pomengrate) 
  • Kroger simply classic trailmix (13 pieces)

Yogurt Macros:

  • Calories: 70
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fats: 1.5g
  • Protein: 9g

Trailmix Macros:

  • Calories: 150
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 4g

2AM Meal (Work Lunch)

  • Baked boneless chicken breast (3.69 oz)
  • Mayo (Victors brand) 3-4 packets
  • Kroger thousand Island dressing (2TBSP)
  • Healthy life 100% whole wheat bread (2 slices)
  • Lays baked potato chips (2.0 oz)

Bread Macros: for 2 slices

  • Calories: 70 (for 2 slices)
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Fats: 0.5g
  • Protein: 5g

Baked chicken macros:

  • Calories: 83
  • Carbs: 0g
  • Fats: 2.3g
  • Protein: 16.5g

Dressing Macros:

  • Calories: 90
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 0g

Chips Macros:

  • Calories: 110
  • Carbs: 22g
  • Fats: 3.5g
  • Protein: 2g

2:30PM (Snack at home)

  • Kroger creamy peanut butter (2TBSP)

Peanut butter macros:

  • Calories: 270 (1.5 servings)
  • Carbs: 10.5g
  • Fats: 22.5g
  • Protein: 10.5g

5:00PM Dinner

  • white rice with ground pork, baked chicken breast (shredded), fried eggs, sriracha sauce, thousand Island dressing

I did not measure food with scale — wasn’t sure how to go about it, since it was mixed together like a stir-fry

12:00AM Snack before bed

  • Same thing as dinner. This is very rare, doesn’t normally happen at all, I suppose I must have loved the food so much I wanted more, lol 

Garlic Butter Sauce Recipe

So.. I don’t know about you, but I love me Papa John’s garlic butter sauce (not a huge fan of their pizza) and I was just playing around on Pinterest, and for whatever reason, the idea to look up how to make my own garlic butter sauce intrigued me enough to MAKE IT! It was very simple & it taste good & not to mention it saves me money, lol 

For all of my garlic people out there, this recipe is for YOU 🙂

 

Ingredients:

 
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter

Directions:

  1. Melt butter on the stove on low heat
  2. Spoon off foam on top
  3. stir in garlic powder and salt until dissolved
  4. remove from heat  & enjoy!