January 8th, 2016

New Years Healthy Eating – Small Portions

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier? Maybe lose some weight?

That seems to be mine just about every year. Sometimes I stick to it and sometimes I mess up – more often than not.

One bona fide way to do the right way is good old portion control. Too many times we overeat and consume way more than we need. Because, well, eating is fun. It just is. So cutting portion size is key to a healthier way of eating for many of us.

And slowing down while we eat those smaller portions makes the meal last longer.

Healthy Eating Steak Bites

And small portions are easy to control when we are mindful about it. That’s why Steak Bites – Tenderloin Tips, Strips and Medallions – are helpful. They’re pre-cut into small bite-size pieces. Just measure out what you need and you’re set.

In the same way Steak Bites are pre-cut, you can also try a Petite Boneless Ribeye. It’s a smaller cut and you’ll be less tempted to over-indulge. It’s all measured for you! (And when I say “you,” I mean “me”).

Petite Ribeye Steak

On the healthy eating front, Grass Fed Steaks are a staple of many diet plans – Paleo, low-carb, etc. Grass fed is the way to eat responsibly. Your body will thank you for it.

And there are so many cuts to choose from in the grass fed category:  Prime Rib roast, Tenderloin, Filet Mignon, Kansas City Strip Steaks, Ribeyes – Bone-in and Boneless, Top Sirloin, T-bones and so much more!

Grass Fed Boneless Ribeye

With all this variety and the option of pre-cut portions in a smaller size, there are so many ways to help ourselves eat healthier in the New Year.

We all just have to be deliberate about it and make it a priority. But healthy eating is possible if we put our minds to it. We can do it!

August 12th, 2015

Back to School Meal Planner

Back to School Meal Planner Steak

In many parts of the country, the kids are starting back to school!

And, if your area hasn’t started yet, it will soon!

That means early mornings, crazy afternoons and evenings, then repeating it all over again the next day.

We need some planning to make this go smoothly.

One thing that we KNOW has to happen every day is EATING.

And without a plan, that can cause stress and too much time spent fussing over it.

Plan it. Execute that plan. And pat yourself on the back when at least ONE thing goes smoothly that day!

During the school year, we like to grill up some steaks for dinner on Sunday evening. We make sure to grill up more than we need for that meal so that we have leftovers for a) lunches; b) a weeknight dinner using the leftover steaks (like fajitas!); and c) a fun steak and egg breakfast at least one morning during the week.

We use Sunday nights for cooking up the meats we’ll use during the week and preparing a calendar of just how we’ll use them.

That way, there’s no guessing. Just a plan and the ingredients to make it happen!

What are your favorite meal planning ideas? Do they help you make school nights easier to endure? I’m all ears!

January 6th, 2012

Beefy 12 Month Plan

I’m thinking this might be for me. It might take all the guesswork out of meal planning and ensure that I have something tasty on hand at all times.

It’s a 12 Month Plan with pretty awesome choices like Beef Wellington, T-bones, Prime Rib Roast, Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon…

But…I am going to send them to myself. It’s a gift to myself that will keep on giving.

Seems like a smart way to make sure I’m ready to go with some amazing menu items. I’m all about making life easier for myself this year and this seems like a great option.

Pre-planning. What a concept! I wish I had fully embraced it before. I might have saved myself a whole lot of heartache – and scrambling. Check it out here if you want to try it, too.

Here’s to a less-harried 2012!!!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.