Lunch at my desk

iveggiesYikes I haven’t posted in a long while, I’d like to be better about that! Today’s lunch is a simple plate of sliced tomatoes, cucumber, olives, hummus and corn chips. I’ve really been into olives recently…yum! Summer is in full swing and we’re having a meltingly hot day. I’m sitting in front of the fan as I type.

Funny thing is part of me wanted to go out and get some phở for lunch because it sounds really good (and also because the restaurant has air conditioning).

I’m happy though that I ended up making my own lunch. The nice chilled veggies were very good and it was from ingredients that I already have. I love to grocery shop so sometimes I over buy and don’t end up eating when I already have. I’m making an effort to eat through what is already here before I buy too much more.

I hope you’re having a lovely day ❤

Today’s groceries & dinner prep

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Today’s grocery shopping! Honestly, grocery shopping is one of my favorite things to do, it’s almost like a hobby. Today I picked up a mix of things: a few snacks, some juice and ingredients to make dinner.

I went to my local discount grocer and got a good deal on everything; the total bill was $10.39! Not too bad 🙂

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I’m starting to prep dinner now. What we’re having is:

  • Chicken flavored rice and pasta medley
  • Mixed veggies
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Can of tomatoes flavored with basil, garlic and oregano (forgot to photo this!)
  • And some Parmesan cheese, also maybe some hot sauce to go with it

I can’t remember the price of all the ingredients but the dinner will serve 2. I think it’ll be about $1.80/person.

What are you making for dinner tonight?

Hope you all have a lovely rest of the day!

❤ Becca

Turkey meatball and veggie soup

Happy New Year!! I’m definitely looking forward to 2017 and hoping that it will be a great year filled with new adventures, happiness, love and healing ❤

I also wanted to share an easy and yummy soup recipe. With the cold weather here I’ve been eating more soups and this is definitely a good one. I love turkey meatballs and usually eat them at least once a week. They add a nice amount of protein to the soup, which is helpful as that tends to reduce my food cravings.

I buy pre-made meatballs because they’re easy to use, but if you’re more ambitious than I am you can definitely make them yourself.

Also, feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand, this is a flexible recipe. I had a bag of frozen broccoli so I used that and it worked really well.

Turkey meatball and veggie soup

Serves 2-3

8-10 turkey meatballs

2 cups chopped vegetables, fresh or frozen- such as broccoli, green beans, squash, etc.

2 cups coarsely chopped potatoes, russett or yellow potatoes

1/2 yellow onion, chopped

1 can diced tomatoes

2-3 chicken bouillon cubes (or 4 cups chicken broth)

4 cups water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

pinch of ground pepper (optional)

In a medium or large pot add the oil and turn the heat onto medium. When the oil heats up add the onion and saute until somewhat translucent. Next, add the water, bouillon cubes, tomatoes, potatoes and ground pepper. Heat until boiling and then reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are softening.

If using frozen vegetables and meatballs pre-heat them in the microwave for 5 minutes to help defrost.

Add the vegetables and meatballs to the soup and cook for 10 minutes, or until all vegetables are cooked through. Serve and enjoy!

A few photos 🙂