What I'm Eating This Week

Here's what we're having for dinner in the Hoover house this week! Make ‘em, tweak ‘em, or just let them inspire you to make a plan and eat at home! *Note: These days are merely suggestions. LOL! I often mix them up but this is my initial thinking - just don't be surprised if you see the dishes on different days if you follow me on MFP. Sunday: Greek Chicken Kabobs Spinach Salad w/cucumbers & tomatoes (balsamic drizzle) Monday: Juiciest Turkey Burgers** Corn on the cob Modifications: **use non-fat greek yogurt instead of mayo & 93% lean turkey Tuesday: Tacos (a request from my oldest son to have ongoing Taco Tuesday) Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos** Grilled peppers and onions Serve with hard & sof

What I'm Eating This Week

Here's what we're having for dinner in the Hoover house this week! Make ‘em, tweak ‘em, or just let them inspire you to make a plan and eat at home! *Note: These days are merely suggestions. LOL! I often mix them up but this is my initial thinking - just don't be surprised if you see the dishes on different days if you follow me on MFP. Sunday: Lean Mean Cheeseburgers Corn on the cob Monday: One Pot Peruvian Green Chicken & Rice Spinach Salad w/cucumbers & tomatoes (balsamic drizzle) Tuesday: Tacos (a request from my oldest son to have ongoing Taco Tuesday) Mexican Slow Cooker Pulled Pork** Grilled peppers and onions Serve with hard & soft corn tortillas, lettuce, guacamole, salsa, and low f

Deciphering Nutrition Labels

Part of "learning your food" means reading nutrition labels and understanding what you're looking for in your food. Here's what you should pay attention to, generally speaking, on those labels. 1. Ratio of protein/carbs/fats. What makes a food balanced? This is a little "in the weeds", but bear with me. It's pretty impactful if you're able to grasp what "balanced" looks like with respect to nutrition labels. - Protein sources should have 2.5 to 3 times higher protein than fat. So if a food has 20 grams of protein and 15 grams of fat, it's not a great choice. Ideally something with 20 grams of protein would have less than 8 grams of fat (20/2.5=8). - Carb sources should have at least 2.5 time

What I'm Eating This Week

Here's what we're having for dinner in the Hoover house this week! Make ‘em, tweak ‘em, or just let them inspire you to make a plan and eat at home! *Note: These days are merely suggestions. LOL! I often mix them up but this is my initial thinking - just don't be surprised if you see the dishes on different days if you follow me on MFP. Sunday: Inside Out Turkey Cheeseburgers Corn on the cob Monday: One Pot Spaghetti & Meat Sauce Modification: Add finely shredded carrots & zucchini to sauce Spinach Salad w/blackberries Tuesday: Tacos (a request from my oldest son to have ongoing Taco Tuesday) 93/7 beef with taco seasoning Grilled peppers and onions Serve with hard & soft corn tortillas, lett

What I'm Eating This Week

Here's what we're having for dinner in the Hoover house this week! Make ‘em, tweak ‘em, or just let them inspire you to make a plan and eat at home! *Note: These days are merely suggestions. LOL! I often mix them up but this is my initial thinking - just don't be surprised if you see the dishes on different days if you follow me on MFP. Sunday: Grilled Chicken Corn on the cob Creamy cucumber & onion salad Monday: Baked Spaghetti Lasagna Spinach & Arugula Salad w/cucumbers & tomatoes Tuesday: Tacos (a request from my oldest son to have ongoing Taco Tuesday) 93/7 beef with taco seasoning Grilled peppers and onions Serve with hard & soft corn tortillas, lettuce, guacamole, salsa, and low fat so

What I'm Eating This Week

When it comes to changing eating habits, one of the most impactful changes is to eat more at home! And since coming up with ideas and a plan for dinners can be overwhelming, I thought it might provide a bit of inspiration if I were to share the plan for my family’s dinners this week. Make ‘em, tweak ‘em, or just let them inspire you to make a plan and eat at home! Sunday: One Skillet Mexican Beef & Rice (https://iwashyoudry.com/one-skillet-mexican-beef-and-rice/) Salad w/tomatoes & cucumbers Monday: Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets (https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/parmesan-baked-chicken-nuggets-recipe/) Oven fries (either homemade or storebought - https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-kriege

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