Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Italian(ish) Meatballs

Ever since Whole30 my eating habits have not been what they needed to be.  While I haven't indulged in a bowl of queso yet, I have eaten my fair share of chocolate, french fries and consumed several glasses of champs.  I can already tell that my body hates me and my stomach has been in knots.  This weekend I decided to find a few new Whole30 recipes that I could add to my list.

I make zucchini noodles and homemade marinara sauce every couple of weeks so I have been wanting to find a healthy recipe for meatballs.  I was so excited when I found Primally Inspired's Grain Free Italian Meatballs so I decided to try my own take on them.  They turned out so delicious that I had them for dinner last night and lunch today!  These meatballs are stuffed full of veggies and since they're not fried like other meatball recipes they are a winner in my book!

Italian(ish) Meatballs 
adapted from Primally Inspired

What you'll need

  • 1 pound of ground pork
  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1/2 medium onion; diced finely
  • 1 cup mushrooms; diced finely
  • 1 cup zucchine; diced finely
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 egg (if you're egg free you can omit this)
  • red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste

What you do

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl (I used my hands to mix because I think it works better than a spoon)
  • Shape mixture into 2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Bake for approx 30 minutes or until thoroughly cooked
  • Enjoy!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Weekending: Short and Sweet

Yall how is it Monday AGAIN?!?!?!  Today will be short and sweet because my weekend was mostly uneventful.

Friday night I got to have a little girls dinner with a new friend.  We had an absolute blast having dinner and drinks in Uptown.
Saturday I woke up with the worst stomach ache ever!  Ever since I completed Whole30, my stomach feels like it's in knots when I eat anything that's not Whole30 approved.  I spent Saturday in bed most of the day and was asleep by 9:30!

Sunday I tried a few new recipes which I'll be sharing later this week!  Can I just say meatballs? Yum!!!!!

Like I said, short but sweet today!  Linking up with the beautiful Biana from Boston! 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Weekending: C'mon Sunshine

Holy moly it's finally the weekend!  It's been rainy and cloudy the past couple of days in Dallas and I ma ready for some sunshine!  Linking up with Amanda today to chat about my favorite things this week!

Favorite Weekend Plans
A couple of weekends ago I went to a fabulous wedding and ended up meeting one of the bride's friends.  Turns out we have a lot in common and decided to grab dinner tonight at one of my favorite places for a little girl talk.  Just look how good this place is!  Also, can I just say how hard it is to meet girlfriends the older we get?
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Favorite New Song
I heard this during my Beyond500 class this week and have had it on repeat!  Perfect little summer jam!

Favorite New Recipe

Katey shared 3 yummy "mermaid salads" this week on her blog and I swear I will be making them all summer!

Favorite Quote

I know this isn't a "new" quote but it is a great reminder!  I have been struggling with comparison a lot lately especially with moving to a new territory for work.  She's skinnier than me, prettier than me, funnier than me are all things that go through my head and I need to just STOP!  I can only be the best me I can be (as cheesy as that sounds)!

I hope yall have an awesome weekend filled with lots of sunshine and pool time!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer Bucket List

Since the 1st day of summer is technically this Saturday I thought I would share my Summer Bucket List!  A couple of these things are on my list every year but there are so many new things I want to try around Dallas this summer!

1. Get Popsicles at Steel City Pops
With flavors like Passion Fruit and Orange Mint Green Tea, I may just be there all summer!

2. Visit the Dallas Arboretum 

3. Float the River
It is a right of passage to float the river in Texas and I've never been BUT I'm going in July for a bachelorette party!

4. Go to Six Flags

5. Hang out at the pool at the Joule
How cool is the part of the pool that hangs out over the street?

6. Go play at Backyard at Social House

7. Sit on the porch at Joe T Garcia's in Ft. Worth

8. Summer Mummers in Midland, TX 
This is an interactive theatre event where the audience gets to throw popcorn at the villains in the show!  According to my friends who've been I'm going to end up with popcorn EVERYWHERE!

9. Visit The Grove at Harwood

10. Gamma Phi lake trip
My annual trip is happening in August!  Can't wait!

There is a lot more I'm planning on doing this summer but these are some of the highlights!  Here's to an amazing summer of 2015!

Linking up with sweet Annie!