Happy New Year! Welcome to your clean slate –your chance to wipe things clean and start anew. New year, new possibilities!
In the spirit of all things new, I wanted to share a few product finds with you that I’ll be using this year.
Katie Farrell of DashingDish.com has two brand-spanking new books – a cookbook, and a devotional book.
I’ve followed Dashing Dish for a few years now, and I absolutely love everything I’ve tried. I’ve mentioned my love of her 5 Minute Tomato Soup with Parmesan Croutons here before. Farrell focuses mainly on clean eating, and making comfort foods delicious and healthy. Her blog has free and premium content (available for $5/month), as well as devotionals.
Her cookbook Dashing Dish: 100 Simple and Delicious Recipes for Clean Eating does not disappoint. It has 100 amazing recipes – complete with beautiful photos of all the recipes, and the nutritional information. She also starts out the cookbook with lots of tips on things like eating clean, snacking, and meal planning.
Farrell’s second offering Devotions for a Healthier You is a beautiful book, complete with daily devotionals, recipes, tips, and even a meal plan. The scripture-based devotionals are meant to encourage you in both your walk in faith, and your mental/physical/and spiritual health. After a few introductory pages, the devotional is divided into 71 sections that you could read all at once, or read a day at a time. Each includes a scripture, a devotional to read, a prayer, and recipes follow several. The book also includes a 1-week meal plan, a pantry staples list, weekly grocery list, and the recipes for the meal plan. On her blog, Farrell offers a free 10 week book study based from Devotions for a Healthier You that would be great for a small-group setting.
Lastly, I wanted to mention the brand-new offering from Skinny Cow – Blissful Truffle Candy Bar. I found this in a bulk box of Skinny Cow candy (pictured) at Sam’s Club. These candies hit the mark when it comes to chocolate cravings. They’re only 3 points plus on Weight Watchers. They are segmented where you can break off individual sections, so this helps you make them last longer – and you feel you’ve had more! These guys are so new, they aren’t even on the Skinny Cow website yet.
Now – a quick weight loss recap:
After eating a post-Christmas meal at my grandmother’s house last Friday, I weighed in Saturday morning, and the scale went up. I wasn’t surprised. After a very much “on plan” week, I knew that I’d most likely still be retaining water at weigh-in. And hey, it’s life. This isn’t a race. All I need to do is eat right, move more, repeat. It WILL come off, eventually.
Current Pounds Lost: 50.8