Instead of running, I have been putting my energy into expanding my repertoire of healthy recipes. I have had LOTS of recommendations to check out "Skinny Gina" but have always been overwhelmed by the vastness of her website.
This week so far I have tried THREE different recipes from the website (with tons more on the for the next few weeks).
My first attempt at a new recipe was baking, something I do very rarely unless I am baking store bought cookie dough. That is, if I don't eat it all before getting it in the oven... cookie dough is a major weakness of mine. Don't be surprised if I get sick from salmonella someday! hah Anyway, bake to the recipe... low fat chocolate chip zucchini bread. I've heard of alot of people making something like this, but I HATE zucchini and never been brave enough to try slipping it into other foods. But, let me tell you, it was awesome! I suck at food photography, but it was AMAZING - I will be making this again for Thanksgiving next week.
My next cooking adventure involved the crockpot, I have heard about this recipe several times but never managed to make it. Mostly because when I first started my dieting I was watching my sodium intake very closely and the recipe had a bit more sodium than I could have. If any of my readers love Chipotle burritos, you should try this recipe... barbacoa beef. This stuff is SPICY but so fantastic, I used 7 chipotle peppers for a double recipe, next time I will probably try 5 or 6 instead. I made rice and black beans to go with but instead of a tortilla, I opted to serve it over romaine lettuce - so fantastic! Can't wait to use the leftovers that are in the freezer!
Have you tried any new recipes lately? How was it? What is your favorite place online to go to find new recipes?