My Recipes of the Week – August 20, 2018

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It has been yet another busy week in our home, so meal planning and coming up with my recipes of the week list is critical to maintaining a healthy diet. Shed is finally done, so hubby has been working on reorganizing storage, and I have started the process of a deep cleaning of every room. Something that has not been done since before I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

I don’t have anywhere near the same energy levels that I did before Breast Cancer entered my life, so I am only able to complete one room a day. Yesterday was the living room, which took a lot longer than I was expecting, which is why this post was delayed by a day. Sorry about that.

On today’s agenda is the cleaning of the kitchen, which is the worst room in the house. It seems like everything gets dumped in here. I also have a bad habit of saving shipping boxes, due to my hobby of selling online, and sometimes you never know what size box you will need. I’ve been dreading this room all week, but I know it needs to be done, and once finished it will look so much better.

So without further ado, here are the Recipes of the Week for August 20, 2018:

One Pan Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Skillet: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AdURSYpQSK_hyTvw26YvyNP9Xy8xDdJ5Kf1p5CdnH_59LW93K7x63QA/

Growing up, I was a particularly picky eater. I avoided certain foods at all costs, no matter how healthy they were for me. Tomatoes were a no go, as well as many vegetables, that I didn’t even attempt to try until after my now husband and I started living together.

Post Cancer, I have been trying to improve our diet so we can both slim down. Olives have never been a favorite of mine, so I normally would avoid recipes that contained them, but with my new outlook on healthier eating, I figured I would give this one a go.

If you have been following me on either Facebook or Instagram, you probably saw my photo last night of this meal. I have to say it wasn’t exactly the prettiest meal in the world, but it sure was good. Being an Enchilada recipe, it was on the milder side, even though we did include the optional chili powder. We had also cut the recipe down to use only a 1 lb chicken breast instead of the three breasts the recipe called for, since it was just feeding my husband and I, and it was not a recipe I wanted to have leftovers for. It was something outside the norm for us, and will definitely be a keeper. Recipe courtesy of: heatherlikesfood.com

Low Carb Taco Cabbage Skillet: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/496873771384057025/

After last weeks cooked cabbage experiment, I am expecting a bit of skepticism from my husband on this one as well. Neither of us are fans of cooked cabbage, mostly due to experiences with the boiled form commonly cooked along with corned beef.

I tended to be quite adamant about only eating cabbage in the form of Cole slaw, but in keeping with my plan to try as many keto recipes as possible, this one didn’t look too bad. We love spicy foods, so I figured it would be a good blend of spicy and healthy. I’m going to be replacing the ground beef with ground turkey, I also use a mandolin on the thin setting to shred the cabbage, so it should be interesting to see how this turns out. Recipe courtesy of: www.heyketomama.com

Zucchini Lasagna with Ground Beef: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AXUQVJS2OYyYmRhk73MVJbhFS5FZ7M3rHHR6Vz9zhcZkIwz3h_H-0us/

If you’ve read my previous posts, you know full well that I LOVE pasta. I would eat it at every meal if I could, but we all know that large amounts of pasta is not good for our health.

Having seen crockpot recipes for zucchini Lasagna in the past, I was intrigued to find a low carb casserole version. Since I am home all day, I can easily prepare this ahead of time, and then cook. We don’t eat a lot of red meat, so I purchased some Kobe Ground Beef at the store in an effort to try to be a bit healthier. I’m not sure if this recipe will result in leftovers, and whether it is something that does well with reheating. Stay tuned to my Instagram feed to see what happens with this one. Recipe Courtesy of: www.savorytooth.com

One Skillet Chicken with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/496873771384056865/

For as long as my husband and I have been together, it’s been known that I am not much of a fan of lemon. Especially when it’s a primary ingredient in a recipe. Post Cancer, I know that lemon is beneficial to the body in a variety of ways, particularly for digestion and weight loss. So I have been trying to be a bit more adventurous with my eating.

This recipe blends lemon and garlic together, and I LOVE garlic, so I’m hoping this one works out as good as I am hoping it will. I will probably need to do a side salad or some sort of vegetable with this meal, as it is just protein. Should be an interesting experiment. Recipe courtesy of: http://littlespicejar.com

Keto Bacon Ranch Chicken Recipe: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/496873771384057100/

Growing up, I would eat BLT sandwiches nearly every weekend for breakfast, and I remember my dad telling me that eating that much bacon was not good for you. As I have gotten older, I’ve done my best to eat bacon in moderation, so when I found a Keto recipe that combined bacon, chicken and ranch dressing all into one, I knew we had to give it a try.

I dug through the freezer, and found a bag of organic broccoli florets, so I will be using that instead of fresh, and I still need to mix up the homemade ranch seasoning mix, which I have a recipe for in my binder. I also opt for the Oscar Mayer Selects Uncured bacon at the store. Free from artificial preservatives, nitrates and nitrites. I figure if I’m going to eat bacon, the least I can do is try to choose a healthier version. This should make for a good Friday night meal, if I planned my week correctly. Recipe courtesy of: fabulesslyfrugal.com

I always love trying new recipes, and at first look I think I may have a lot of winners on the list for this week. Of course one never knows until the meal is cooked and it’s sitting in front of you. I also have my monthly visit to my Oncologist this week for my Zoladex shot, so here’s hoping my side effects are minimal this go round.

And, as always, please feel free to share your favorite recipes in the comments below. I’m always looking for new ones to try, and you never know, you may just find your favorite picks featured in my Instagram Feed.

Till Next Time!

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