Healthier comfort foods

This time of year, everyone’s trying to eat healthier to fulfill their New Year’s resolutions.  I’m not one to make goals about losing weight, so for me, the beginning of the year is all about comfort food for the cold months.  But, in the wealth of things you can find on Pinterest, I’ve found some awesome healthy, recipes to make!  Click on the pictures to go to the websites with the original recipes.

Fruit roll ups were basically the best snack ever in kindergarten.  This homemade version is made out of strawberries (or whatever fruit you choose) and cinnamon and is a whole lot better for you than the store-bought version.  The only downside to this recipe is that they take awhile to prepare, but you could make a lot of them at once & stock up!

This Avgolemno soup, or Greek lemon egg soup, looks absolutely delicious and is something I’d love to make this winter.  It has roast chicken in it, and anyone who knows me knows the only meat I like to eat is chicken, but you can leave the chicken out as well!

I think this turkey wrap with cucumber cream cheese is a perfect lunch for days when you have class.  The great thing about this recipe is that you can add whatever other vegetables & toppings you want onto the wrap.   I really like the idea of mixing the cucumbers with cream cheese!

And for good measure, the ultimate comfort food & because I am from the South, Paula Deen’s recipe for chicken noodle soup.  I actually hate canned chicken noodle soup, like Campbell’s, but I quite enjoy homemade chicken noodle soup.  Maybe my mom (who’s known to always read my blogs) will make me this the next time I come home???…hint, hint.

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Postive Thinking

Recently, I bought a book titled ” Better Each Day”, by Jessica Cassity. I knew at once this book would be a great help for blog postings. It contains ‘365 Expert Tips for a HEALTHIER, HAPPIER You.’ Who wouldn’t want to be happy everyday? I sure do not know anyone who is a sour sailor everyday just because they feel like it. Ok, so why am I telling you this? I am telling you this because you will be along for the ride as I make even more reasons to be happy and healthy everyday! YAY! Lets start it off on number #48: Your friends can make you fit. Other then the fact that I honestly just opened to that page, I have something to relate to it. The first line underneath the title is ” Are your friends making you fat?” Well, the answer for me is no! Just a few hours ago, my BFF, lets call her A, agreed to go the gym after I finished Building at 8:30 pm. I know, ew is right. Of course, being a girl in college, I go ” Ughh, I am so fat.” I can admit that I say that, but not to get ” OHMYTOTES, you are sooo not fat!”I find that annoying, yet it does give me a ping of added happiness. She is supporting me by going to the gym with me! We usually go at different times! Yayy! Having gym buddies, especially in college, is a great bond to have! Who wants to be running ( walking fast in my case) by yourself watching HOUSE? Not me, ok, only a few times! Friends also are usually not all the same size and do not eat the same as each other. Focus on yourself!Once again, in college, your eating with the same usual group of friends/hallmates, and there is COLLEGE FOOD! Serve to the masses, and the purpose is to please the masses, which usually it does not. (Lucky for me, I am a tank when it comes to food-not that I ate a bunch, I just have no health related problems that make me sick, if you must know 🙂 ) Think of it as a HEALTHY comptetion. Strive for goals. But of course healthy ones and ask one of you closer/honest friend about what they think you could work on a little more. Or you can always go to the trainer at your gym!

BTW: This was written on Monday 🙂

❤ Chadsey

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