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How To Create Your Healthy Lifestyle Without Spending Money

How To Create Your Healthy Lifestyle Without Spending Money

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Healthy and High Protein and Delicious Recipes? Yeah, We Love Those!

Healthy and High Protein and Delicious Recipes? Yeah, We Love Those!

If you know me,  you know I love good food. I’m also a big fan of recipes that are high in protein. I enjoy cooking, and my friend, Elaine, does too, so I invited her to share a post on my blog today. I’ve known Elaine for about a year and a half, and throughout that time I’ve watched her consistently work toward being healthy and strong, and she has more self-discipline in eating and exercise than anyone else I know. We’re different in some ways, but we love some of the same things as well. I’m so thankful to have a friend like her, and I’m also excited about sharing this recipe with you today. Here’s what Elaine had to say about her recipe: “This recipe uses a great new brand of pasta called Banza. Instead of pasta made from wheat flour, Banza is made from chickpea flour. This gives the pasta a lot more fiber and protein than usual pasta. The pasta is slightly chewier than regular wheat pasta, but it’s still great. The added nutritional value is worth the small difference in texture. Thanks to the combination of the Banza pasta, tuna, and reduced fat cheese, this […]
If you know me,  you know I love good food. I’m also a big fan of recipes that are high in protein. I enjoy cooking, and my friend, Elaine, does too, so I invited her to share a post on my blog today. I’ve known Elaine for about a year and a half, and throughout that time I’ve watched her consistently work toward being healthy and strong, and she has more self-discipline in eating and exercise than anyone else I know. We’re different in some ways, but we love some of the same things as well. I’m so thankful to have a friend like her, and I’m also excited about sharing this recipe with you today. Here’s what Elaine had to say about her recipe: “This recipe uses a great new brand of pasta called Banza. Instead of pasta made from wheat flour, Banza is made from chickpea flour. This gives the pasta a lot more fiber and protein than usual pasta. The pasta is slightly chewier than regular wheat pasta, but it’s still great. The added nutritional value is worth the small difference in texture. Thanks to the combination of the Banza pasta, tuna, and reduced fat cheese, this […]

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How Much Do You Spend on Groceries Per Month?

How Much Do You Spend on Groceries Per Month?

Michael is already good at making budget plans, and he even has the discipline to see them through. I’ve grown leaps and bounds in that area over the last few months, which seemed impossible until I asked God to change my heart regarding money. Now I feel satisfied and excited about the opportunity to become a budgeting guru. (Okay, guru might be a stretch, but I’m definitely on my way to being good at it.) I started tracking the amount that we spend on groceries last month, and we typically spend a few hundred dollars. I eat out significantly less now that I have the option to eat at home most days, but I’m not sure how that will affect the grocery budget yet. (I do know that it will be good though.) We both eat smaller portions than we used to, but I don’t usually make the recipes smaller. He’s willing to eat leftovers until they’re gone, and lately, I’ve been cooking meals that we can freeze and eat again later. Earlier this week, I made shrimp and corn bisque, vegetable soup with beef, and chicken taco soup. Eat meal was pretty large, so I separated them into containers […]
Michael is already good at making budget plans, and he even has the discipline to see them through. I’ve grown leaps and bounds in that area over the last few months, which seemed impossible until I asked God to change my heart regarding money. Now I feel satisfied and excited about the opportunity to become a budgeting guru. (Okay, guru might be a stretch, but I’m definitely on my way to being good at it.) I started tracking the amount that we spend on groceries last month, and we typically spend a few hundred dollars. I eat out significantly less now that I have the option to eat at home most days, but I’m not sure how that will affect the grocery budget yet. (I do know that it will be good though.) We both eat smaller portions than we used to, but I don’t usually make the recipes smaller. He’s willing to eat leftovers until they’re gone, and lately, I’ve been cooking meals that we can freeze and eat again later. Earlier this week, I made shrimp and corn bisque, vegetable soup with beef, and chicken taco soup. Eat meal was pretty large, so I separated them into containers […]

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Being Married Is So Weird and Awesome

Being Married Is So Weird and Awesome

I’ve dreamed of being married for longer than I’m willing to admit here. My sister summed it up pretty well during her toast at my wedding when she talked about our days of playing Barbies together. I always wanted Barbie and Ken to live happily ever after because I dreamed of the day that I’d live happily ever after. I’ve been married for about a month and a half, and most of it has been really cool. I love that I can call Michael after grocery shopping and that he will cheerfully walk out to the parking garage and carry all of the heavy things inside. I love that he’s there to eat things that I cook for us and that he goes out of his way to show me that he loves me and that he’s committed to me. I also love that he’s willing to be tidy because I’m tidy, and messes stress me out. Ha. We’ve both experienced a lot of change in other areas as well. The changes are positive, but it’s a lot to take in all at once. (I’ll probably talk about that more later.) There are some things that I’m still adjusting to […]
I’ve dreamed of being married for longer than I’m willing to admit here. My sister summed it up pretty well during her toast at my wedding when she talked about our days of playing Barbies together. I always wanted Barbie and Ken to live happily ever after because I dreamed of the day that I’d live happily ever after. I’ve been married for about a month and a half, and most of it has been really cool. I love that I can call Michael after grocery shopping and that he will cheerfully walk out to the parking garage and carry all of the heavy things inside. I love that he’s there to eat things that I cook for us and that he goes out of his way to show me that he loves me and that he’s committed to me. I also love that he’s willing to be tidy because I’m tidy, and messes stress me out. Ha. We’ve both experienced a lot of change in other areas as well. The changes are positive, but it’s a lot to take in all at once. (I’ll probably talk about that more later.) There are some things that I’m still adjusting to […]

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Unfinished Blog Posts

Unfinished Blog Posts

As a blogger who gets distracted by everyday life a lot of posts go unwritten, and over the last couple of years I started about 36 that were never completed. (I know this because I just went through and deleted incomplete drafts that were dated as far back as August of 2013.) It’s interesting to look back and some of those posts and recognize the changes that have occurred in my since I started writing here. One post was about my insecurity and how I knew I’d be happier if I could see myself the way God sees me. I was right. Life is so much better that way! It removes the societal pressure to be someone I’m not and to act like I’m cooler or more important than I am. I lived with those burdens for far too long. In another post I talked about how I didn’t like being single, but I also realized that I wasn’t ready to be in a relationship because I couldn’t trust a guy who bothered to like me. Seeing those words and remembering how true they were at the time made me sad for my old self. Why did I allow myself […]
As a blogger who gets distracted by everyday life a lot of posts go unwritten, and over the last couple of years I started about 36 that were never completed. (I know this because I just went through and deleted incomplete drafts that were dated as far back as August of 2013.) It’s interesting to look back and some of those posts and recognize the changes that have occurred in my since I started writing here. One post was about my insecurity and how I knew I’d be happier if I could see myself the way God sees me. I was right. Life is so much better that way! It removes the societal pressure to be someone I’m not and to act like I’m cooler or more important than I am. I lived with those burdens for far too long. In another post I talked about how I didn’t like being single, but I also realized that I wasn’t ready to be in a relationship because I couldn’t trust a guy who bothered to like me. Seeing those words and remembering how true they were at the time made me sad for my old self. Why did I allow myself […]

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