My Own Transformation Tuesday
Meal Prepping 101: How To Simply Get Started
I’ve thought about sharing this for a while. But the fear of putting an incredibly unflattering photo of myself up on the Internet — where it can live forever and ever — got the best fo me.
Then last week, I stood up in front of a huge room of professionals at Life Time and watched as my ‘before’ photo came up on a huge projector in the front of the room.
I’m kidding, of course they didn’t.
But I kind of thought they might. Because my connection to that 'person’ was so distorted, so damaged. My connection to my body and my weight, the history of that is way too long to go into in a blog post (I’m thinking of recording a podcast this week about it). But I have been pretty unkind to my body over the years. Not just physically but mentally, too. And it is a daily battle. Anyone who has struggled with distorted body image, unhealthy eating habits, over-exercising knows how quickly ‘being good’ can go down the drain.
Easy Ways to Impress Your Guests on Easter
Meal prepping has played a huge role in changing my relationship with food — more on that later — and I felt so lucky to get to share some of my favorite tips on The Jason Show.
Where do you land? Are you a meal prepping expert, do you fall right in the middle or are you someone who needs to add some meal prepping baby steps into your life? Overwhelmed? Just start where you are.
A Cozy Night In With Hot Oil Fondue
I love hosting parties at our home. But I don’t love the added stress that comes with it. So I came up with some easy ways to impress your guests while still keeping your sanity.
Add some of these into your rotation this Easter weekend!
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Jean's Summer Salad
Hot oil fondue has been a family tradition my entire life. Every Christmas, we settle in for a long night of cooking meat and veggies in hot oil pots. We’ll have salad and bread, what seems like a million dipping sauces. It’s a slow process — so slow, we typically open gifts while we eat. It is a perfect cozy night in and I love it so freaking much.
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
My best friend Julie gave me this recipe after her mom Jean made it over the Fourth of July. Hence, why it is called Jean's Summer Salad. Easy recipe naming strategy moving forward.
I tweaked Jean's version a little bit -- swapped out celery for cucumbers and toasted the slivered almonds. Nothing drastic because Jean's recipe looked amazing. And Julie raved about how delicious it was for being so simple.
My love for sweet potatoes is fairly strong. I enjoy them in the following forms: fries, tots, roasted, mashed, sliced, diced and deep fried. My feelings on regular potatoes? Rather lukewarm, if I’m being honest. Fries are cool every once in awhile but when it comes to mashed potatoes, unless there is an immense amount of cheese involved, I’m not interested.