20 Healthy Resolutions for the New Year – 2017 Food, Wine and Poopy Diapers

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HAPPY 2017!

I don’t normally make resolutions, because I don’t believe in waiting until January 1 to start doing positive things in my life and living the way I should be living anyway. But, this year is different. Because honestly, I’ve been abusing my body with the junk I’ve been putting into it, and I’ve been burning the candle at both ends, working hard, not practicing good self-care and mindfulness.

So, I’ve decided to use this new year as the perfect starting point to turn over a new leaf.

Here are my New Year’s resolutions for a healthy and happy 2017. Feel free to use/print them for yourself, too! We can all benefit from some healthy living.20 New Year's Resolutions for a Healthy 2017 - FoodWineAndPoopyDiapers.com 20 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy 2017 – FoodWineAndPoopyDiapers.com

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Healthy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Breakfast Muffins

Healthy Breakfast Muffin Recipe

Are you pressed for time every morning and find yourself going through the fast food drive-through way more than you should? Looking for an easy, make-ahead, grab-and-go breakfast? These healthy whole wheat breakfast muffins are just what the doctor ordered. (Literally!) You can make them ahead, and even freeze them and defrost as needed! I just think they taste really yummy with my coffee on a cold winter morning. Enjoy! 🙂
Healthy Breakfast Muffin Recipe

Healthy Whole Wheat Breakfast Muffins
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Muffins
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Serves: 12
 
I love muffins for breakfast, because you can make them ahead, they're so easy to grab-and-go, and you can even freeze them.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup raisins
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in order listed, being careful not to over mix.
  2. Spoon into muffin cups.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Enjoy!
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Healthy Home-Made Dog Food Recipe

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A healthy, cheap, homemade, dog food recipe for your four-legged friends!

As you know, I’m a busy mom to 3 lovely boys. What you may not know is that I actually have FIVE boys, counting our canine companions. Just like I enjoy making healthy and budget-friendly meals for all of us on two legs, I also make homemade, healthy (and inexpensive) food for our dogs. While our Brittany Spaniel-Lab mix, Tinsley, has an iron stomach and can eat just about anything, our older Shih-Tzu, Louie, is a very finicky eater with lots of tummy trouble.

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This dog food recipe is Louie & Tinsley-approved!
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You can make your own healthy dog food at home for not much money!

We’ve noticed a drastic improvement in Louie’s health since we began making his dog food. Not only is he happier, but he’s no longer refusing meals, he’s more regular, has better potty control, and he never throws up from his food anymore like he used to when he ate store-bought dog food.

Did you know many herbs and spices have health benefits for dogs? I used to make a very bland recipe for him, but now I always include dog-safe, dog-friendly herbs and spices in his meals. He loves it!

Here’s my Healthy Dog Food Recipe that I make for my own pups, Louie & Tinsley!

Healthy Home-Made Dog Food
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Recipe type: Dog Food
Cuisine: Dog Food
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Here's a great healthy dog food recipe that I've developed for my Shih-Tzu who suffers from frequent tummy trouble. It can either be cooked in the crockpot or on the stove top.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground turkey or ground beef
  • ⅔ cup of rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup frozen peas or green beans (fresh/frozen is best, but if you use canned be sure to drain and rinse several times to remove sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or dried basil (I use mine fresh from the garden)
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic or garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon organic coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to pot on stove.
  2. Bring to a boil and then simmer until meat and rice are thoroughly cooked.
  3. Stir well and break up any large chunks.
  4. Cool completely before serving.
  5. Can also be cooked in crockpot 4-6 hours on low.

***Please note that while most experts agree that garlic has great health benefits for dogs in SMALL amounts, such as natural flea and tick repellant and antiviral properties, it can be toxic in larger quantities. Be very careful when using garlic with dogs! And when in doubt, omit it. 🙂 Thanks, Amy, for this tip! 😉

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Fit & Frugal Spicy Lentil Taco Recipe

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Spicy Lentil Tacos
Spicy Lentil Tacos

We absolutely love lentils in our family! It all started last year when my oldest decided to become Vegan (for like one whole month!) Lentils were an absolute staple during that time, and have remained a healthy favorite and meat alternative for us!

We use lentils in place of meat on sandwiches, salads, tacos, wraps, in soups, in stuffed green peppers, and so much more!

Lately we’ve been loving lentil tacos. To make these yummy Spicy Lentil Tacos, I prepare my usual lentils (below), and then I season with cumin, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Add to a tortilla, and then garnish with raw spinach, jalapenos, corn, salsa and Sriracha sauce. I hope you like things a little (or A LOT) spicy! 🙂

PS- THEY’RE VEGAN!! 🙂

Kelli's Fit Frugal (AND VEGAN) Lentil Recipe
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Recipe type: Lentils
Cuisine: Vegan
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I hope you enjoy my very simple- yet delicious- lentil recipe. You can use lentils as a meat substitute in sandwiches, salads, tacos, soups, and more!
Ingredients
  • 1 bag dried lentils
  • 1 carton vegetable broth (I love Rachael Ray's)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Wash lentils and add to large pot (no need to soak)
  2. Add veggie broth + water
  3. Add garlic, onion, and all seasonings
  4. Bring pot to a boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

 

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Fit & Frugal Peppercorn Steak Recipe

Peppercorn Steak Recipe
Peppercorn Steak Recipe
Peppercorn Steak Recipe. Photo Credit: Medifast, Inc.

I love flank steak! Not only because it’s delicious, but because it’s one of the more frugal cuts of meat. One big flank steak, when sliced and paired with a side dish, can easily feed a large family. I don’t buy a lot of beef these days because of the high price, but this is one recipe I definitely feel good about including in with my budget-friendly meals. And, you know it’s healthy, because it came from Medifast!

Be sure to check out 5 Frugal Bikini-Friendly Summer Recipes for even more healthy food ideas!

Peppercorn Steak Recipe
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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This is a delicious recipe for flank steak, which is a more frugal and budget-friendly cut of meat. And, it's healthy, because it came from Medifast!
Ingredients
  • 7 oz flank steak
  • ¼ tsp whole peppercorns
  • ⅛ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ cup mushrooms, sliced thin
  • ½ cup green bell peppers, chopped
Instructions
  1. Mix the peppercorn, salt, mustard, garlic powder, and thyme.
  2. Rub evenly over steak.
  3. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat a non-stick grill pan over medium heat.
  5. Grill steak five to seven minutes on each side, until steak is desired doneness.
  6. Grill mushrooms and green peppers until tender; serve alongside steak.
  7. Per serving: 360 calories | 17g fat | 5g carbohydrates | 44g protein

 

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5 Frugal Bikini-Friendly Summer Recipes

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Recipes for your Summer beach body!

Summer is here in full force! Tis the season for backyard barbecues and sippin’ cocktails on the porch! While there are few things in life I love more than both of those activities, one thing I don’t love is all the pudge & bloat they bring!
You all know that food is my life (outside my family) and that I definitely enjoy my cocktails… But if I can have all the yummy flavor I want all wrapped up in something HEALTHY? Winning! (Sidenote- does anyone say winning anymore? I wouldn’t know, because all I do is change diapers, drink wine, and watch Nick Jr.)
I love beer and potato salad just as much as the next girl, and I’ll always indulge (in moderation), but here are 5 frugal bikini-friendly summer recipes we can enjoy without packing on unwanted pounds. Click on the links to go to the recipes!

1. Low Carb Cabbage & Veggie Bowl

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Low carb veggie bowl, the perfect Meatless Monday meal.

2. Shrimp with Sweet Potatoes & Green Beans

Shrimp With Sweet Potatoes & Green Beans
Shrimp With Sweet Potatoes & Green Beans

3. Lemon Scallion Chicken & Veggie Kabobs

Lemon Scallion Chicken & Vegetable Kabobs
Lemon Scallion Chicken & Vegetable Kabobs. Photo Credit: Medifast, Inc.

4. Spicy Lentil Tacos

Spicy Lentil Tacos
Spicy Lentil Tacos

5. Peppercorn Steak

Peppercorn Steak Recipe
Peppercorn Steak Recipe. Photo Credit: Medifast, Inc.

Have a fun, frugal & healthy Summer, everyone!! 🙂

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Cheap Homemade Crockpot Veggie Soup

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Crockpot veggie soup!

This is a go-to favorite  in our family. It’s made of nothing but canned veggies, broth & herbs. It could not be simpler! You’ll be surprised at how DELICIOUS it is! It costs just a few dollars for a GIANT crockpot full, and it is so healthy! I make it healthier by always draining and rinsing my canned veggies to remove the excess sodium.

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Crockpot veggie soup!

Cheap Homemade Crockpot Veggie Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Crockpot
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This is a go-to favorite in our family. It's made of nothing but canned veggies, broth & herbs. It could not be simpler! You'll be surprised at how DELICIOUS it is! It costs just a few dollars for a GIANT crockpot full, and it is so healthy! I make it healthier by always draining and rinsing my canned veggies (except tomatoes) to remove the excess sodium.
Ingredients
  • 1 Carton Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Can Corn
  • 1 Can Green Beans
  • 1 Can Carrots
  • 1 Can Kidney Beans
  • 1 Can Mixed Vegetables
  • About 1 Teaspoon of Each of These Spices: Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Dried Minced Onion, Paprika, Pepper, Basil, Oregano, Chili Powder
Instructions
  1. Pour veggie stock into crockpot.
  2. Add canned tomatoes with their juices.
  3. Add spices.
  4. Open all remaining cans. Drain liquid. Rinse with cold water. Drain again. Add to crockpot.
  5. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
  6. Serves MANY!

 

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Recipe: Chocolate Black Bean Veggie Brownies (for picky eaters)

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#chocolate #blackbeans #brownies #healthy
Chocolate Black Bean Veggie Brownies…You would never know there are several servings of veggies and fruits hiding inside!

My almost 2-year-old has gone from a fairly good eater, to a really picky eater, and this made me start to get pretty creative.
I don’t want to constantly be cramming veggies down his throat, and make him hate meal times. But I also worry that he’s not getting the nutrients his little growing body needs.
The kid has a love of sweets. Put a cookie or brownie in his hand, and he devours it like a little pig. So, this got my wheels turning. How could I create a healthier chocolate brownie that the Peanut would like, that had tons of healthy stuff hidden inside?
So, I came up with this recipe for Chocolate Black Bean Veggie Brownies, perfect for picky toddlers! As an added bonus, my teenager likes them, too. 🙂

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My toddler loves my Chocolate Black Bean Veggie Brownie recipe!

Recipe: Chocolate Black Bean Veggie Brownies (for picky eaters)
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This is a dessert recipe I created for my picky little toddler. It's packed with nutrients and antioxidants!
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • I can black beans, rinsed, drained, and puréed in food processor
  • 2 very ripe bananas, puréed in food processor
  • 1 cup zucchini, puréed in food processor and drained of any excess liquid
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all of the wet ingredients.
  2. Slowly add sugar.
  3. Mix.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
  5. Slowly add all dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Pour into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or top with cream cheese frosting.

 

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