I'm cooking healthy this week and in the weeks to come. Allrecipes has a way of veering me off my nutritious-eating-track. There are so many recipes that I want to try, I get excited and go overboard. Then I burn myself out and just don't want to cook anymore or take any more photos. I get sick of it! I had to make myself take a break this week, from allrecipes and the internet in general. I cooked very healthy this week, and mostly recipes I have made before. I did try a couple of new recipes and took a few photos, but I'm already feeling more energetic and refreshed.
Cutting way back on my sugar intake helps too. I feel so good when I don't eat much sugar, I'm really going to try to make that a habit. I love sweets and find that the more sugar I eat, the more sugar I crave. Even if I exercise, I still don't have the energy that I do when I don't eat sugar. I sleep better too! Not having those blood sugar spikes helps with appetite, sleep and energy. I'm a pretty low-energy person in general (my friends call me laid-back and "zen."), so everything I can do to increase my energy helps. I do like being laid-back, but my creativity and ideas make me want to do more than just watch TV.
One of my favorite salmon recipes is Baked Salmon II from allrecipes.com. It's an old favorite and one that I make often. I even have the recipe memorized. Full of good fats and lots of flavor, it's a recipe that really makes me feel healthy after eating it. A White and Wild Rice Pilaf and Clementine Salad rounded out the healthy meal very nicely.
I have to admit that I did bake a sweet this week, but the fruits of my labor were enjoyed by my husband's co-workers. I had some ripe bananas and had to make something (can't let anything go to waste!), so I baked a recipe I've been wanting to for some time now, Creamy Banana Bread, make with cream cheese and featuring a cinnamon pecan swirl. Hubby came home from work with an empty container.