Welcome to my first Try A New Recipe Tuesday post! This year, I’m making a real effort to be mindful of what I put in my body – which, of course, has a lot to do with what kind of food I eat!
Like anyone, I love yummy food and, while I used to be less discretionary with my eating habits and still struggle at times at making healthy choices, I love food even more when it’s actually good for me.
I’m also using this New Year’s resolution/lifestyle choice (whatever you wanna call it) of Eating Well to go along with my other 2020 health goal of Running Well! As a former collegiate athlete, I know that the food I eat can make or break my performance.
Gone are the days when I thought drinking a medium-size Razzmatazz smoothie from Jamba Juice counted as healthy eating (drinking?) just because it contained fruit – which I did before a race in high school, by the way. My coach was not happy with the results, and neither was my stomach. 🙁
Plus, I’ve developed a newfound love of cooking and starting making it a point to try at least one new recipe every week before I even started this blog! So, what better way to share what I’ve tried?!
The recipes I find are usually on Pinterest because there are just endless possibilities on what you can find there. For me, I just try to find ones that are as simple as possible while still containing healthy ingredients.
I emphasize the simplicity here because, as my boyfriend Jake knows, I used to try to find the most extravagant and amazing recipes and decide to cook it before reading the instructions all the way through because when I do something I want it to be the best!
…And then it usually ends up being like this green bean casserole recipe I tried to make with my best friend at 9 o’clock the night before Thanksgiving where we couldn’t even turn a pepper grinder without screwing everything up.
But hey, it made for a good laugh, an even better story, and resulted in a mediocre casserole and one of my favorite pictures of all time, so at least there’s that.
Anyway, without further ado, the recipe I tried this week was the 20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction, which you can find here.
Anyone who knows me well is aware of my seafood obsession – which arguably started with shrimp! So, this simple recipe was perfect for a quick and healthy meal at the end of a long day since it had everything I love to eat, plus an easy-to-make sauce to top it all off! I added zucchini and cauliflower instead of the broccoli since it’s Jake’s favorite.
Thanks for reading the first Try A New Recipe Tuesday post! As the name implies, I’ll be back with more on Tuesday and am counting on all of you to keep me accountable before I’m tempted to eat Jamba Juice for dinner again (yes, I’ve also done this. Many times.)