That is the Swedish Chef and he is my Culinary Hero! Some claim that he is the original Iron Chef...and by some, I mean me! With that in mind, I gave myself a nickname back about a year and a half ago when I originally posted a few blogs about what I was eating while losing weight. I think all of like 4 people actually was reading them back then so I thought I would give it a bit of a reboot.
I know, I know...it is bad form to give yourself a nickname but when it fits, it fits...am I right? Don't everyone agree all at once now! Oh right, I almost forgot the nickname! (drumroll) It is Chef Boyar 'B'! (right, I guess the title gave it away lol) Catchy right? Hard to believe someone hadn't thought of something like that before...
As some of you may know, I do enjoy spending time in the kitchen. I enjoy trying to make new and creative things that are healthy. Sometimes that will be something that I may have not liked before so I try to make it better or it may be something that I am trying to make it a healthier version of so I can enjoy it now and get that satisfaction of food I was craving. I know people are always looking for healthy recipes so I thought I would share a few that have worked for me!
I know what you are really thinking, "Yea, yea, enough Boyar 'B' and get to sharing the recipes already!" So as my hero The Swedish Chef would say, "Jaaa!! FlaggPunsch ees on me! Surströmming und meety bolls forr eveeryvan!"
I have no idea what that actually means, but I do know, there were not meety bolls forr eveeryvan being produced in my kitchen! But what I did produce in my kitchen...
#1 Egg Muffins
Each one is 1/4 cup of Egg Beaters Egg Whites, diced green peppers, red peppers, orange peppers, yellow peppers, red onion, baby spinach, crushed red pepper, pepper, and a splash of hot sauce.
I have never been one to add veggies to my eggs but I am really happy with how this turned out! They are very good and are simple and easy to warm up! They have been a staple in my diet for breakfast for 2 years now!
#2 Roasted Red Potatoes
Cut up 2 lbs of red potatoes. Microwave in water for 20 minutes to soften potatoes. Strain. Mix with olive oil, pepper, oregano, basil, onion powder (or minced onion), garlic powder (or minced garlic), and hot sauce. Cover with foil and bake for 60 minutes on 350.
These potatoes turned out really well! They had a lot of flavor. You could always leave out the hot sauce for something more mild. They are also good mixed in with the eggs and can be combined in a wrap of some sorts if you'd prefer.
#3 Oatmeal Fruit Smoothies
In my blender, I combined 1 cup of mixed frozen berries (blue, raspberry, black), 1 can of pineapple chunks, 12 oz of blood orange greek yogurt, 6 oz vanilla greek yogurt, 1 cup coconut almond milk, and 1 1/2 cups dry old fashioned oats.
These are awesome! I pour them in mason jars and throw them in the freezer for the week. When I want one, I set it out ahead of time and it thaws. Using the mason jars also allows for fewer dishes! BONUS!
My typical week consists of me cooking on the weekend (usually Sunday) and preparing my food for the whole week. I like to make things that are healthy and easy for me to pack with me and warm up through the week. It is what I have done for over 2 years now and it is what works for me!
Hopefully you all might find some of this interesting and helpful and give it a shot yourself! Who says healthy cooking can't be fun? I will be sharing more in the coming weeks if you are interested and I would love to hear from anyone who trys to make any of these and tell me what they think!
I would end with something poetic from The Swedish Chef but nobody understands that guy anyways!
Embrace The Possibilities
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