Friday, March 22, 2013

First Foodie Friday

I know that I'm not alone when I say that one of the primary reasons I run and exercise is so I can eat more food every day . . . usually this means I run a little longer so I can eat more chocolate (notice I said "more" . . . the fact that I've already eaten some chocolate is a given).

in reality, I run for fun and for ice cream
So, even though I'm a big proponent of the health benefits of all kinds of chocolate (well, mental/emotional health benefits anyway), I'm trying to increase my intake of foods that provide more than just mental/emotional health benefits.

So, to go along my goal of eating more healthy foods, here are a couple recipes I'm planning on trying this weekend:

eggplant and mozarrella melts - of course this is from Martha Stewart

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad via half baked harvest
I'm really excited about this one.  I've been routinely craving buffalo chicken and my go-to fix has been  McDonald's Chicken McNuggets with their spicy buffalo sauce.  I know, I know . . . they're disgusting.  If I had a nickel for every time someone has tried to explain to me what is inside chicken mcnuggets recently...

I have a quinoa thing going on...via theglitterguide
Anyway, trying at least one of these, plus a version of these delicious turkey and feta stuffed bell peppers is definitely on my weekend to-do list . . . that and cleaning up my apartment to prepare for the invasion arrival of my in-laws (I'm only kidding - I'm really lucky because I have awesome in-laws).  

I also have some awesome plans to burn calories and enjoy the sunshine this weekend!

♥ Wishing You Merry Miles ♥

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