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Hello Fresh Review – Meal 10

Greek Gyro Skewers with Roasted Zucchini, Baked Pita Chips, and Cucumber Tzatziki

4 out of 4 Stars

Hello Fresh Review – Meal 9

Pistachio – Crusted Chicken with Quinoa and Chopped Cucumber Jalapeno 

 3 out of 4 Stars

Hello Fresh Review – Meal 8

Jerk Chicken Skewers with Curry Rice Pilaf 

IMG_2130.JPG I love me some Jerk Chicken and when I saw this recipe pop up I was stoked to try it out. The only issue was I had run out of time because I was back to my schedules…  and normally I would have made this meal on sunday night but we had company.. So Monday night came and well, that was the night I made it and packed it for the next day…. but not without having a bit before packing it away for my lunch the next day…

 All I can say is YES! YES! YES!!! everything about this meal was amazing… the spicy mixed with the sweetness of the peach was so unexpected. It was like a  burst of awesomeness in my mouth.  I was floored! I was excited to bring it to work and share with my coworkers to give them a taste of what these boxes had to offer and even they were impressed…  The Jerk Chicken was Spicy to the point my mouth was on fire and my nose was running. It was SPOT on!!!  My coworker that is married to a west indie even said that this was some of the best jerk chicken that they had tasted…

 The Rice was nice… I normally don’t do well with certain curry and my stomach just rejects everything about it.. but this was a nice mild flavor not too overdone.. I think the only thing that I did not care for, was the selection of snap peas they sent.. they were in poor shape and I had to basically clip so much of  bean off. But I made it work.

This meal……. 4 out of 4 stars!!!

Hello Fresh Review – Meal 7

Heirloom Tomato Flatbread with Prosciutto and Pesto

This was an easy delish Saturday Lunch that we did… The flavor was through the roof.. I really enjoyed it.  The Dough that they send is in a bag and you have to let it warm up to room temperatureIMG_2117.JPG so that you can get the dough to fully stretch to a nice flat bread size. Here is what came in the box…

Pizza Dough, Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Pesto

Thats pretty much it… You start out but rolling out the dough and then poking it with a fork and then precooking it in the oven…. Then once it has a golden color to the dough. you take it out. Placing the Pesto on first followed by the Mozzarella,  and the tomatoes. Then throw it back into the oven and bam before you know it it’s done and ready to be eaten!

My husband loved it and before I knew it, his plate was empty!  This is a great meal to just throw together on a rainy day or when you just want something quick and easy! I mean seriously, how DELISH does this looks!!! 4 out 0f 4 Stars From us!

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Hello Fresh Review – Meal 5&6

Seared Steak and Creamy Chipotle Pan Sauce with Poblano, Corn, and Crispy Potato Hash

Jamie Oliver’s Tomato, Spinach and Olive Fusilli with fresh oregano and cheese.

Hello Fresh Review – Meal 4

Last meal in the box for this week! Today we take on

Jamie Oliver’s Chili Con Carne Meatballs with Sweet Peppers and Black Beans!

Hello Fresh Review – Meal 3

Vegetarian  Burrito Bowl that was unbelievably  delicious!!!

Hello Fresh Review – Meal 2

 

Summer Time Pork Schnitzel with Yellow Squash, Tomatoes, and Yukon gold with a Balsamic Dijon Mustard sauce….

This is seriously a great dish for the summertime! and make sure you use a pan that can go into the broiler for the 2nd part or the cook ( I forgot to do such thing haha ) but check out my review on the prep, cook, and finish!

Body Image.. What makes us beautiful!

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A friend posted a picture this week of a person at 250 lbs vs a person at 120 lbs. Quoting the following…

“Healthy thoughts for Thursday!!! “This is a Body Scan of a 250 lb woman and a 120 lb woman…
Look at the size of the intestines and stomach; how the knee joints rub together; the enlarged heart; and the fat pockets near the brain. Not good!
It’s about being HEALTHY. If you keep doing what you are doing for another 10 years…where will you be? Your body IS a temple…question is do you treat it that way?
If this isn’t motivation to cleanse your body of impurities, I don’t know what is!”

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My Response:

Here’s the thing though! I’m 200lbs down from 295. I just finished my first marathon! I know people that are 100, 110, 120 lbs that can’t even run a 1/2 a mile without dying for air!

Healthy is not a number on a scale or the size of your clothes.. Because even thin people are out of shape, have heart attacks, triple bi pass, and so on! It’s eating right and exercising that makes you healthy! You can not judge a person by this picture! Im sorry you just can’t because I’m proof of that! People look at me when I walk around proud with my marathon jacket and ask or look at me like “you ran a marathon” damn skippy I did! Then they say “well I can’t do that!” But it doesn’t mean I can’t! I’m not a size 2,4, or 6 but I’m a happy size 12/14. We need to stop making body image so negative instead we need to make living a healthy lifestyle the best image we project!

Just my food for thought!”

My response was simple and straight to the point. Because If I had listened to what people said to me and still say to me.. I wouldn’t be where I am today. Healthy, Happy, and a Marathoner. The company she represents is a company that promotes weight loss with pills, quick fixes, and shakes. Not eating healthy and not exercising. This is the image that they are promoting and honestly this is not a company that I want to be a part of… This is why I chose to go with Beachbody. Because of the sense of community, Healthy eating, Positive reinforcement, workouts, and bonds!

What are your thoughts on Body Image? What does the word healthy mean to you?

What’s in your Fage!

 

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1 cup of Fage 0%

1 tbl spoon of Chia Seed

5 organic strawberries

2 handfuls of blueberries (organic )

1 tsp of Organic Raw Honey