Healthy Cheesy Potatoes

Hey friends! 
How was your Monday? 

Can you believe I actually have a recipe for you! I know I can't either. I was giving up on the recipe part of my blog. I will make some amazing and delicious recipes, get super busy entertaining Miss O and a million other things while dinner cooks then forget to take pictures. I'm usually half way through my meal when I remember. 
So, I'm pretty freaking exited I have one to share with you today. 

A few weekends ago while we were in Springfield. We headed over to a friends for dinner. They were making delicious wings, cheesy potatoes and corn on the cob. We brought the corn which was a hit. But to me the potatoes were the biggest hit. I mean they were cooked just perfect and soooo cheesy. I just knew they couldn't be good for me and probably had cream of something in the recipe. I did change a few of the original ingredients but I promise you'll never know. 

I remember asking Corey what was in the potatoes and she simply said a little chicken stock, a little sour cream and a few other things. I asked if they was any canned cream of anything and she said no. 

By this time I was dying to try the recipe myself. So, last night I did. In fact, we had them with wings. 
Clearly we are missing our dear friends! 

Now, I know your going to think, "gosh, there's so many steps to this" because that's totally what I thought too. But after making it this is totally what I'll be taking to family dinners from now on. One its healthy two its delicious EVERYONE will love! 

Serves: 6-8
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes 

  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 chicken stock, low sodium
  • 1/2 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1/2 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  1.  Add potatoes to a pot of cold water and bring to boil. Boil about 10 minutes. 
  2. Remove potatoes, drain and let cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. In a skillet melt the butter over medium heat, add garlic cook for one minute. 
  4. Sprinkle in flour, stirring about 2-3 minutes. 
  5. Stir in chicken stock and milk. Continue to stir until thick, about 5 minutes. 
  6. Remove skillet from heat and stir in Greek yogurt. 
  7. In a large bowl add potatoes, Greek yogurt, cheese, salt and pepper. 
  8.  Pour mixture in a casserole dish that's been sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle more cheese if you want. 
  9. Bake for 50 minutes. 
Recipe Adapted from: Simply Scratch

A New Start

Good Monday Morning! 
Another weekend come and gone. It was a great weekend. Friday Miss O and I hung out at home while the hubs was coaching football. The game was 2 hours away so we didn't go. Saturday I got a whole day baby  free. It was amazing! I mean I love Miss O so much but I got to walk around a new health food store I've been wanting to go to and Target with no one crying, yelling or trying to climb out of the cart. It was amazing I tell ya! 
Sunday I went to lunch with my bff then grocery shopped. You know the fun stuff. 
Friday when I was home alone and after Miss O went to sleep I got to thinking about this losing weight thing. Its so not easy. I wish it was, but then again I'd probably already be a size 4. Which I don't really ever have any plans for. 
You know I could do the whole Paleo thing again. I lost most of my baby weight that way. But I know its something I probably wouldn't stick with long term. Counting Calories sucks but it seems to be the easiest thing to do.  I hope to one day not have to follow a diet or plan to just wake up and eat. 
Then I remembered the newish Beachbody plan called the 21 Day Fix.
I got online and read all about it and decided I should probably give this a try. 
Everyone that I've talked to loves it and has had good results with it. A lot of people are losing between 8-10 lbs and tons of inches. 

21 Day Fix takes all the guesswork out of weight loss. There's no counting, no guessing and no wondering. 
Just easy-to-follow portion containers and one 30 minute workout per day. That's IT! 
Here's a little more information about the 21 Day Fix.
SIMPLE FITNESS: 6 easy-to-follow workouts on 2 DVDs
Are you ready for a major calorie burn in only 30 minutes? We can all work in 30 minutes a day for a great workout, right? But that's no excuse for taking it easy. The workouts will challenge you at every level to help maximize fat loss. And there's always a modifier on screen to show you how to dial down the intensity without losing the benefits.
Upper Fix. Targeted resistance training helps shape your chest, back, shoulders, arms, and abs.
Lower Fix. Firm and tone your entire lower body while you blast fat and burn calories.
Total Body Cardio Fix. Keep your heart rate up and your metabolism revved high long after the workout is over.
Cardio Fix. Get your heart pumping and your body moving as you melt away the pounds.
Pilates Fix. Strengthen your core, elongate your muscles, and firm your hips and thighs.
Yoga Fix. Improve your balance, flexibility, and strength as you help relax your muscles.
SIMPLE EATING: Your 21-day portion-control system
Forget about ounces, cups, and calories. 21 Day Fix comes with seven color-coded containers and Shakeology shaker cup deliver exactly the right portions every time, so you never eat too much or too little. Fill them up with as much food as you want—if it fits, you can eat it!
Green Container—Vegetables
Purple Container—Fruit
Red Container—Protein
Yellow Container—Carbohydrates
Blue Container—Healthy Fats and Cheese
2 Orange Containers—Nuts and Oils
Shakeology Shaker Cup—Drinks

We will be hosting another accountability and motivation group on Facebook for new customers that want to join us.

I will be starting this challenge September 2.
If you're thinking about losing weight or know you need help getting started this program is for you.
You can do anything for 21 days and the workouts are only 30 minutes!
Let's do this together!!

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Family Photos

Good Monday Morning!! 
Ugh another weekend has gone. I hate how quickly the weekends really are. And the fact that this was the last weekend before the hubs starts school pretty much sucked. We had a great weekend. Not looking forward to him going back to work. 
We didn't really do much. Went to a birthday party and hung out at home. Cleaned. Haha you know all the fun stuff adults love doing. 
Remember last weekend we were in Springfield. Well my dear friend Corey took some family pictures for us. We haven't had any since Miss O was 3 months so it was overdue. We've just got pictures of her by herself. 
Corey knows just what I'm looking for in photos. She's amazing guys. I love love love her work. And I swear I'm not just saying that because I happen to be close friends with her. 
So today I thought I would share some of you guys! 

Aren't they just lovely! I can't wait to get some for my wall!! 
If you're in the Springfield MO area email her. She's amazing. 

I can't believe this was just 9 short months ago! 

Happy Monday and I hope to have a new workout for you tomorrow! 

Friday Favorites

Hello Friends! 
Its Friday. And while I would love to write a long, lengthy post I won't because I'm enjoying myself with friends. 
But I will leave my Friday Favorites for you to enjoy!! 

Favorite Baked Good: Honey and Olive Oil Zucchini Muffins. I think these look DELISH! These will be prefect to use up all that crazy growing zucchini we have. Plus, I'll be freezing some! 

Favorite Girls Outfit: I love everything about this for Miss O. 

Favorite Workout: PiYo. I mean everyone probably already knows this is my favorite workout but I just can't help it. It really is amazing! Trust me when I say you'll have results. I'll be sharing mine after my 8 weeks. 

Favorite Decor: L.O.V.E Letters. If you were to ask me 10 years ago if I liked gold, the answer would have been no. But I'm loving it added into decor. I mean how cute would these letters be in a bedroom! 

Favorite Drink: Strawberry & Lime Moscato Punch. I mean does this sounds delicious or what! 

Favorite Toddler Food: Savoury Mini Muffins. I've been having a hard time with Miss O's meals. Then I found these amazing and easy muffin recipe. I've made them twice with different veggies and shredded chicken breast. They are a BIG hit. 

Have a great weekend!! 

Navy and White

Heeellllloooooo Friends! 
Its Thursday which means we are headed to Springfield! 
Guys, I am beyond excited to get away at least once before school starts. I'm so bummed the hubs couldn't enjoy his summer but at least we get to see our best friends one last time before football season starts. 
So since I've been to busy packed and cleaning the house (I hate coming home to a dirty house) I haven't worked out a lot. But I have two work out post coming to you next week! Woohoo!! 
I knew y'all would be excited. 
Today I thought I would try and be some type of blogger model and show you my new favorite outfit. I went shopping like a month ago with my mom and really wanted to get myself a new outfit. You could say I've put myself on the back burner since having Miss O. Plus I haven't wanted to buy much since I'm still trying to lose some weight. Which I think will always be a working progress. 
Anyways, so we went to Old Navy which I've fallen in love with. They've always had cute kids clothes but I think they are starting to get cutter adults clothes now days. And they have some amazing jewels. 
I found this dress and wasn't quite sure about it but my mom said like it so I tried it on and fell in love. Its not typically a print I would choose but I really love it. 

The dress is so comfy to wear. I love the matrial. Now, I wouldn't wear the sweater normally unless I know I'm going somewhere its chilly. 

This outfit is going to be perfect for shopping with the girls or running errands around town. It's in my suitcase for our trip to Springfield. 

I hope you guys have a fabulous weekend! Check back tomorrow for my Friday Favorites!