A (Healthier) Sweet Pea Chef Weekend Round-Up

Happy Saturday, everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July and the shortened week from the holiday.

Cucumber Salad
Rye-Stuffed Pork Chops
Pan-Roasted Salmon
Easy Orange Chicken

 
As you may know from my previous post and/or my last newsletter, Dustin and I have decided to start a new high protein, low carbohydrate diet and a new exercise routine.  We hope to lose some weight, gain muscle, get stronger, feel better, have more energy and all that fun stuff that comes with hard work and being healthy.

This meant there was an opportunity for me to start cooking on the lighter side in order to find tasty, easy recipes that work well with our diet and don’t feel like a chore to eat.  Because, well, I’m pretty sure you’ve figured out by now I love to eat.

Asian Coleslaw
Halibut Picatta with Asparagus
Simple Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Hummus

 
I plan to add significantly to my healthy recipes on the site in the future, so stay tuned.  So, for  this Weekend Round-Up, I thought I’d go back through my archives and find some of my favorite healthy meals and dishes.

Here’s a list to get us all started eating more healthy!  Who’s with me?
 

Asian Coleslaw

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Pan-Roasted Salmon

Easy Orange Chicken

Rye-Stuffed Pork Chops

Lemon Snap Peas

Chicken Stir Fry

Hummus

Simple Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cucumber Salad

Halibut Picatta with Asparagus

 
I have also noticed your interest in Video Cooking Tips on my poll. I’m going to start working on a few videos that I will post as additional free content on the site. I’m thinking the videos will be 3-5 minutes long and will cover topics like “How to Chop an Onion,” “How to Pit and Slice an Avocado,” “How to Separate Egg Yolks” and “How to Peel Garlic,” etc. If those sound good to you or if you have other suggestions, I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

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About the author: My name is Lacey and I’m so glad you’re here. I am a foodie, a photographer, a chef, and a project manager at a local tech start-up in Austin. But, most importantly, I am the mother of three adorable little kiddos (Jordan, Savannah and Hunter) and am madly in love with and married to my high school sweetheart, Dustin.

8 comments… add one

  1. Sherri B. July 9, 2011, 8:37 am

    I am so pleased that you are doing this. My husband and I should be on the low carb and look forward to following along..we love to eat too but have to make these changes. Thanks!!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef July 11, 2011, 11:26 am

      I’m so glad you appreciate the new low carb diet choice, Sherri! I hope I can help you find some tasty, healthy recipes :)

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  2. Miss Becky July 9, 2011, 11:40 am

    Oh I’m looking forward to the healthy meals Lacey! I’ve been on a no-carbs and fruits/veggies/protein diet for about a month and it’s been wonderful. So far I’ve lost 13 pounds. I’m giving you two thumbs up!!!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef July 11, 2011, 11:27 am

      Wow, Miss Becky, congrats on your weight loss and for sticking with your diet! Here’s to eating healthy! :)

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  3. Tara July 11, 2011, 12:07 pm

    What type of diet did you guys start? I’ve been primal for 2 1/2 months and lost 18 pounds. :) Looking forward to your new recipes!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef July 11, 2011, 12:23 pm

      Wow, Tara, congrats! I haven’t heard of the Primal diet, but will look into it. We are doing a kinda-combo of the Slow Carb Diet and the Insanity Diet.

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      1. Tara July 11, 2011, 11:43 pm

        If you’re already high protein, low carb then primal is pretty easy. The hard thing is no sugar, no grains, no legumes. But I was feeling so terrible that I just had to do it.

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        1. lacey - a sweet pea chef July 13, 2011, 3:14 pm

          It’s really interesting how controversial legumes are on certain diets. Very interesting. We had too difficult of a time giving up fruit so we have about 1 serving a day.

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