Morning loves! I was trying to post this post all day yesterday but some reason was having an issue with my computer. Anyhow its been a minute since i’ve done a Honeybee Health post but i’ve been sharing tons of snaps on my SnapChat (@andeelayne) much more frequently. So if you’d like to see them and all kinds of random unfiltered’ness on there 😉 feel free to follow along! Ps I just learned how to change my settings so you guys can message me on there too! Okay here are some random Honeybee Health shots via the camera roll…..
For Luca! These are always staples in my grocery cart. He loves these little freeze dried yogurt fruit snacks and I love that they have probiotics too. These blueberry and carrot teethers are a hit with him (and Ava too…because you know if he’s snacking she has to have some too). They dissolve really easily and I like them for the car because they don’t make a huge mess (ummm not like it should make a difference though because my car usually looks like a war zone lol)
A couple others to snack on at home or in my diaper bag
Love these for on the go for Ava! I usually bring these for her when I pick her up from school.
Ahhhh! I cooked! lol
Okay let me just say that the cooking department is something I have COMPLETELY lagged in lately. I used to cook all the time but have to admit with blogging full time (yes it’s a legit job 😉 and all the activities with the kids the cooking and cleaning have been the first to go on the back burner. I’m not big on new years resolutions but getting back to cooking big good healthy meals is at the TOP of my resolution list!
Okay back to this delicious yumminess above! If you’ve been following my blog for awhile you know I’ve been making Skinny Taste recipes for years! If you aren’t following her on Pinterest you must! Every meal I have made from her site has been pretty amazing and a hit with the whole family. I knew I had to try this One Pot Cheesy Turkey Taco Chili Mac dish as soon as I pinned it! It’s so good!
and then here’s what our meals have been looking like lately….
Nothing fancy but just clean, healthy and still tasty! It’s all about quick and easy around here lately so last week I made these sirloin fajitas. I just saute the meat with garlic, olive oil and sea salt and add lots of peppers and onions. I skipped the tortillas and just went with a small portion of rice (go for brown rice if you really want go the healthy route) black beans and a side of guacamole.
Another quick easy and healthy meal I made (and i’m sure you’ve seen this one on here before because we have it often). Its Chicken Sausages from Traders sauteed with peppers, onions and a whole bag of spinach. Literally takes 10 minutes to make!
are you noticing a theme here?! 😉 Im all about lean proteins, veggies and carbs in moderation.
Out to sushi I went with a spicy tuna cut roll with tuna on top. I pretty much always request “easy rice” on all my rolls. I steer clear of california rolls (usually made with imitation crab meat and quite a bit of mayo) I avoid the fried ones like crunchy rolls and the eel rolls which have a sugary sauce on top. Sashimi, veggies rolls, edamame, seaweed salads, and house salads with ginger dressing are all healthy options to start with.
Pf Changs to go….
Everyone’s having fried rice and Honey Chicken and i’m over here with my spring rolls, steamed dumplings and lettuce wraps. I don’t mind because these items really do taste great too! Do you girls have healthy favorites from PF Changs too?
We do pizza night at least once a week. I don’t normally eat pizza but really love ZPizza. I love that they have tons of healthy options and use organic ingredients. I love their veggie pizza but lately Ava and the hubby have been winning in the pepperoni and peppers request. I usually have one slice and then go with a big salad.
Out to lunch at Bear Flag in Newport Coast. It’s one of my favorite causal lunch spots. I was starvvving and ordered just about everything on the menu 😉 I went with the salmon and ahi poke (SO good!) It come with a side of rice and grilled veggies. I also ordered a side salad and chips and guacamole. I skipped the chips and went with the wine instead 😉
Lunch at Javier’s. I had the grilled salmon topped with tomatoes, olives and capers….SO good! It comes with black beans and the perfect portion of rice. Again skipped the chips and had some vino instead!
Now lets talk about indulging because i’m all about having a balance! Girls nights are always a good time to throw the clean eating out the window. Wine flights and killer cheese spreads will always be worth the splurge in my book!
Cinnamon Roll Sundays!
Splurging with my babe is always a must. I’m not going to lie I felt a little guilty eating these yummy cinnamon rolls butttt indulging with Ava is something I always want to make sure I do. I don’t want her growing up and thinking “why isn’t mommy eating that”. So we eat healthy most of the time but definitely get down on our sweet treats too!
and another mommy daughter date for some soft serve with honeycomb! It was a hit with Ava but a little too sweet for me (so I stole the hubby’s Sea Salt Caramel shake 😉
I hope this was helpful for you girls and if you have any other specific questions please feel free to ask! Also I get tons of emails on places to eat and see in Orange County so I am putting a OC guide post together for you too!