• Meal Prepping

    One Last Meal Prep Post (For Now)

    It’s week four of meal planning and prepping!  This will be my last week to share for a while.  The first reason why is because I’ve found that I’m settling into a routine on what I’m eating and it’s not beneficial to any of you for me to share the same meals over and over.  Truth be told, I don’t mind eating fajitas every single day.  The second reason is that I’m finding myself only being able to write and publish one post per week at the moment and I don’t want to be wasting it on just a list of what I plan to eat that week.  The final…

  • Meal Prepping

    Operation Make My Pants Fit Again Reigns On!

    So, life has happened and I wasn’t able to get week two of the meal plan out on time.  I’m cutting it close on week three so I’m going to just combine them into one post.  Things are going well for Operation Make My Pants Fit Again.  While there is a lot of work involved to get everything planned and prepped, I really love having all of the food ready to go throughout the week.  It’s one less thing on my to do list and takes away a little bit of stress.  I’m happy to report that there were no cheat meals the past couple although I definitely had the…

  • Meal Prepping,  Side Dishes

    Basic Baked Brown Rice (That’s Anything But Basic)

    I know what you’re probably thinking. “Why is this woman trying to show us how to cook brown rice? The directions are clearly on the box.”  Trust me, once you try cooking rice my way, you won’t go back.  That may not be completely accurate but it’s pretty close.  There is so much flavor infused into this rice and it’s ridiculously easy to make.  The flavor key is the beef bouillon.  Depending on what is available at your store, you can used powder, granules, or even crushed cubes. You don’t have to worry about the rice still being a bit tough like it sometimes can be when cooked on the…

  • Meal Prepping

    Operation Make My Pants Fit Again

    Now that I got my introductions out of the way, it’s time to get to the food!  If you recall, I said that I was in a bit of a hurry to get the site and blog going but I never really said why.  Well, I decided to go on a diet and I wanted to document and share that with all of you.  It’s not the Keto diet or Paleo or any of those other diets that I refer to as fads.  They work for some people but not everyone.  My whole eating philosophy is “calories in, calories out”.  Your intake of calories per day must be less than…