It is not easy for me to find the perfect balance in my life. I am naturally an “all or nothing” kind of girl, especially where food is concerned. If I am eating “bad”, then I am eating bad; if I am eating “good”, then I am eating good! Sometimes I struggle with having that favorite cupcake or candy and popcorn at the movies. Usually when I say yes to those types of sweets, I tend to eat bad all day, which leads to all week, which leads to waiting until Monday to eat healthy again! Yes, balance is hard for me.
I find this to be true in so many areas of my life, not just with food. I am trying to learn that there is a good balance out there somewhere that will work for me.
The last two weeks have proven to be better. I have enjoyed a healthier kitchen while still baking and tasting some of my favorite sweets as well as having a drink, in moderation, of course! I found the scale did not go up!
Today I made one of my favorite things from the SKINNYTASTE website, Stuffed Bell Peppers. I love how these taste, they fill me up and don’t add a ton of calories.
I made some with cheese and some without. If I pour salsa on them, I find I can do without the extra calories or flavor from the cheese. I am not saying it is not better with cheese, because what is not better with cheese? But I can still enjoy without!
I have used her recipes and cookbook many times and loved everything I have tried. If you don’t already have her book, it is a great one to have on your kitchen counter!
Find the recipe here Turkey Stuffed Peppers. If you are interested in her cookbook, take a peek here and see what you think! The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor. I hope you enjoy!