I'm definitely more focused on eating better in the beginning of a new year. After all the holiday indulging, it just feels good. I don't go crazy with a "diet" but I do try to follow the 80/20 rule which basically says that 80% of the time you follow a healthy, whole foods diet and 20% of the time you can realistically eat what you want. It allows me the freedom I need, especially on the weekends when we like to enjoy a meal out or enjoy special snacks on Super Bowl Sunday, for example. I follow this rule for years and in general, been happy with the results. Are usually summarize it is healthy eating, not dieting. When we use the word dieting I think it can set us up for failure.
One of my easy, go to meals a regular basis is the simple flatbread. It's healthy, easy and makes me feel like I'm enjoying something "bad" even though it's healthy and good. My friend shared it with me years ago and I've been enjoying it lately so I figured I'd share it.
- One tortilla or healthy flatbread of your choice, I use Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Wheat Tortillas
- 1/2 cup of broccoli, chopped
- 1 small tomato, chopped
- 1/4 onion, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic
- Cheese of your choice, I usually use feta because a little goes a long way!
- 1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt or sour cream
- Heat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine all your veggies in a bowl
- Spread on your tortilla
- Top with cheese
- Serve with Salsa, Yogurt, Sour Cream or Guacamole
Easy and delicious! On a side note, it's going to be 55 degrees again here today. We actually pulled out the sidewalk chalk yesterday. Unheard Of!