Thursday, March 12, 2015

March ia National Nutrition Month! Plus a NEW house :)

Hello! March is halfway through and I have just started to blog for National Nutrition Month. NNM is designed to be THE... "nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics." The theme for 2015 is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle," which encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that are focused on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health." I have been beyond busy recently because March is also the month in which we moved into our first house! I promise to be better at blogging in a couple months when we are all settled in ;).

My take on "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle" is based on individual needs and lifestyles. One example...Me! Over the past couple weeks we have been living out of boxes and full cooked meals were out of the question. So, with a kitchen half in a box and half out of a box, I decided a one pot meal would be the best "healthy bite" to focus on over the next couple weeks. Less mess, whole foods, less fast foods meals = BITE of healthy lifestyle in new house. So I took to Pinterest and found this amazing and super easy one pot meal from Apron Strings blog. Check it out! Note, a cast iron skillet is essential.

Chicken and Potato/Sweet Potato One Pot Dish

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 large sweet potato, thinly sliced
  • 3 russet potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp garlic
  • chicken stock, 1 bullion cube (or 1/2 cup)
I didn't measure the seasoning since I didn't have a measuring spoon on hand, so I just had a little dash and extra shake here and there.
  •  pepper
  • salt
  • oregano
  • sage
  • rosemary
  • garlic powder

Preheat oven to 425 F. Layer half of onion in cast iron skillet with garlic and add chicken stock. Layer potatoes and rest of onion on top and add pepper, oregano, sage, rosemary, garlic powder as desired. Massage pepper, salt, and garlic powder on chicken breasts and place on top of potato layer. Give a last shake of rosemary on top and place into the oven for 50-55 minutes or until the chicken is done. ENJOY!


P.S- Pics of new house (a lot of pics) with a SOLD sign.

How to hold a sold sign

Doggies actually staying

Doggies not staying