A HUGE Lifestyle Change

Last week I got some sad news, someone I love was diagnosed with diabetes. After a tearful conversation I realized how important it is to treat your body right. Sure we think a soda or a bag of chips won’t do any damage but in the long run it just might.

I have always had horrible eating habits and after that night I am more than willing to change them. I have made a pact with myself to be not only a support system to them but to join them.

Changing what you eat can be extremely difficult. So I have been doing non-stop research on what kind of food they need to start eating and exercise tips.

Tonight I’m going to try and make this.

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And since fruit juice is a no-no, I decided to make this for the rest of the week. Hopefully it last that long.

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If there is anything to take away from my article its to see your doctor and get checked out. Because there are 29.1 million people in the United States that have diabetes. But the scary part is that 8.1 million of them may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition.

  • In adults 20 and older, more than one in every 10 people suffers from diabetes, and in seniors (65 and older), that figure rises to more than one in four.

So do your loved ones a favor and get a physical. To see more of my recipes and pins you can follow me on pinterest (@modernmeow).

Love,

Erika

Budget Friendly Meal

Lately I have been obsessed with trying out recipes. This week I decided to try out Trader Joe’s Sriracha BBQ Chicken Skewers.

One thing that I liked about this recipe is that it is easy on the wallet.

The ingredients you need are;

  1. Boneless Chicken Breasts
  2. TJ’s Organic Sriracha & Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce
  3. Pollo Seasoning
  4. Bamboo Skewers (recommended to soak in water)

In the end I customized the way I made the dish. What I did was get the chicken breast and chop them into cubes. Before I put them into a bowl I poke them with a knife so the TJ sauce can go into the chicken. So after putting the cubes of chicken into the bowl I pour in the TJ sauce. I just wanted the chicken lightly covered in the sauce.

After 15 minutes of setting, I get the cubes of chicken and start putting them into the screwer. To add more flavor I sprinkled the Pollo seasoning all around the meat.

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Once the meat is cooked throughly you can enjoy dipping it into Sriracha for an extra kick.

For more info on how TJ grills this recipe click here.

 

I hope you enjoyed my foodie quest this week.

Let me know if you try it out yourself.

 

  • Erika

Pinning Dinner

Many of us always have a hard time deciding what we want to make for dinner. We want something not too complicated, quick and won’t break the bank.

For me its always a pain to plan out what I want to make for dinner. So the way I handle it when I have no clue what I want to make; I go on Pinterest.

Pinterest has been my best friend since day 1. The possibilities on what you can find there seems limitless. So here are some of my favorites that I love making, I hope you enjoy!

  1. Easy Lemon Chicken

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2. Broccoli Chicken Mac and Cheese

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3. Huevos Rancheros (Eggs Ranch Style)

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4. Enchilada Casserole

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5. Caesar Salad with Pasta and Avocado

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Hope this helps next time you have the dilemma of deciding what’s for dinner.

P.S. If you try any of these recipes feel free to comment below what you thought or share photos by tagging @modernmeow .

Love,

Erika