Keep It Simple Series: A Brief Announcement

keep_it_simple_wallpaper_by_tomsoncze-d77oh5vJust a very quick video for you guys today with a quick announcement about this video series.

So please give me your feedback on these videos and let me know what you would like to see next.  I want to continue to grow this blog and bring you the content you want and need to be healthier and happier!

Have a great Wednesday and I will see you Friday with a brand new recipe!

Keep It Simple Series: Kitchen Tools

keep_it_simple_wallpaper_by_tomsoncze-d77oh5vIf you have never really cooked before it can feel overwhelming when you’re deciding what tools, utensils, and appliances to buy.  There are so many things out there and they all seem necessary, especially to a new cook.  In today’s video I highlight 3 of my most used kitchen tools that I think are essential when you’re starting out.  Of course you will need more than three things in your kitchen, but these are a great place to start!

Remember, start slow when building up your kitchen and try to stay away from the dreaded unitasker.  They will just take up space and usually are a waste of money.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Keep It Simple Series: One Skillet Meal

keep_it_simple_wallpaper_by_tomsoncze-d77oh5vEveryone is looking for a quick and easy meal.  Rachael Ray got her start with 30 minute meals and googling quick meals will give you thousands of recipes.  Today’s video is my favorite quick and healthy meal and it uses just one pan.  I make this at least once a week and it is always a big hit, plus it never gets boring because you can always change things up just a little bit to keep it interesting.  So let’s get to it!

Hopefully this video will give you some ideas on how to make your own one skillet meal, just make sure that you are using cooked grains/legumes and meat.  Other than that go crazy with your version of this delicious and healthy meal!

Keep It Simple Series: How To Eat Out Healthy

keep_it_simple_wallpaper_by_tomsoncze-d77oh5vHappy Wednesday!  If you’re like most of the country, you’re probably half frozen.  It was super cold here in Chicago yesterday and it’s looking like we have some snow coming our way soon.  Yay winter….

I have a new video for you this week and it’s all about eating out!  I know it can be tricky to stick to healthy food when you go out to eat, but it is possible!  And it’s fun to not have to cook every once in awhile and enjoy a meal with friends and family.  So here is how to do it without going crazy:

Like always, let me know what you think of these videos and if there are any topics that you want to see covered.  Hearing from you helps me make this blog even better so feel free to speak up!

Have a great day and stay warm!