Turkey Sausage and Rice SkilletΒ 

Here’s a recipe for a wonderfully easy skillet meal. In my recipe I used turkey sausage and brown rice for a healthier option.

Cook rice as directed. In skillet sautΓ© garlic, onions, and peppers. Add sausage and sprinkle with seasonings. Once sausage is browned, add chicken stock, tomato paste, and rice. Cook until heated through. Enjoy! Optional add-in ideas- carrots, zucchini, or beans.

 

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Veggie FrittersΒ 

If your looking for a low carb recipe for a side dish, her is one for Veggie Fritters. Instead of using potatoes in the traditional recipe, this one uses squash and carrots. For this recipe, it works easiest with a food processor but you can also use a hand grater.

Veggie Fritters:

  • 2 c Carrots
  • 2 c Zucchini
  • 2 clove of Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium Onion
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 T EVOO
  • 2/3 c Flour
  • Salt and Pepper

Uses food processor to shred carrot, zucchini, and onion. Add garlic, flour, eggs, oil, and sprinkle desired amount of salt and pepper. Stir by hand. Form into patties and place on greased frying pan at medium heat. Fry 3-5 minutes or until brown and crispy. Enjoy. Optional: Top with sour cream and dill.

 

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Love Yourself

Fall in love with taking care of yourself. That is what following a healthy lifestyle is all about. Take care of yourself. Find an activity that you enjoy doing that keeps you moving. Weather it be yoga, running, HIIT, kick-boxing, weight lifting, cardio, hiking, or roller blading, keep yourself active. Try new things until you find the one that is right for you!! Find healthy foods you love.

With Spring Comes Landscaping

It’s been about a year since we moved into our new house. When we lived in our apartment in town I had started Pinterest BoardsΒ full of flowers and landscaping ideas. So many ideas!! Now that we are settled in, I’d like to get some flower beds set up. Somehow though I’m finding it hard to find the time or ambition to do it. Having a baby around makes things a bit tricky. It seems like so much work now.

Spreading grass seed we be in our near future. It will be a wonderful weekend project. Here in Wisconsin we are still waiting for the frost to be done with. I still had to scrape some off my windshield this morning before heading to work. We have had a Β few days where we have had some nice weather. I was able to put some rock border around our some to be flower beds. We got some peonies, hostas, bleeding hearts, and some morning glories planted. We seeded some forget-me-nots in the house to get them going. Hopefully we will also create a garden this year. We are starting from scratch so it’s quite a process with me and my husband working full time jobs and caring for the 3 littles. Currently our yard is sand, weed, and rocks. When we have copious amounts of rain it is a mud hole. Home ownership. This is what it is. It is still better then renting. It is great to have a yard, and we love the peace and quiet.

We certainly have a lot of unfinished projects. We have both indoor and outdoor projects. The indoor projects are a whole nother story. Along with the flower beds and trying to green up our lawn, we have some landscaping that we plan to do on our retaining wall and to dress up our basement wall out. Well here are some BEFORE pictures in today’s post. I plan, in the future to post some our our finished projects!

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