I am trying to settle into a new normal of working from home, social distancing and self quarantining. These are all big changes but cooking and baking (And martinis) have all been a huge help in staying calm. Meal Planning is a healthy habit I stick to which also helps bringing a sense of normalcy … More March Week 4 Meal Plan : New Week, New Possibilities.
A super simple marinade that is a real life saver when you are trying to add some zing to roasted chicken breasts. Serving Size Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 lb of chicken breasts 4 tablespoons of lemon juice 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of black pepper 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin 1 teaspoon of oregano … More Greek Chicken
I will be working from home through the end of March and decided that to make it as enjoyable as possible I would adhere to my meal planning ritual : working remotely is no excuse to only feed yourself carrots and hummus out of the tub while wearing sweatpants. And to find some peace in … More March Week 3 Meal Plan : Trying to Find Peace in the Chaos.
With everything going out in the world right now, our desire to be comfortable at home is taking a whole new level of meaning. While anxious or stressed, we seek to be soothed and want to find comfort in what makes us happy. In my case, that would be cooking and baking but also music. … More March Week 2 Meal Plan : Il Conforto.
March is here at last and I am so ready for it. It’s the month that I associate with finally settling into the new year (For me January is an overwhelming back to basics month while February feels like a lackluster lull). March is when the days are noticeably longer and things start to feel … More March Week 1 Meal Plan : Monthly Reset.
February is almost over and it was a month of mindfulness. At home, at work and at the gym I challenged myself to be fully immersed in what I was doing by focusing on being present in the moment. That lead to some pretty cathartic workouts with explosive heart rate! I am on track to … More February Week 4 Meal Plan : Fierce Energy of Now!
Farewell January! February is here and I am ready for it: new month, new intentions. I like to kick off a new month by making a list of short term goals I want to achieve. It helps me get the most out of each day and gives me a renewed sense of purpose. For this … More February Week 1 Meal Plan : New Month, New Intentions.
We are getting through January and holding on strong to our healthier diet and lifestyle. Like my fave fitness instructor Jomar likes to say: Keep Pushing! This week the Jar Salads are striking back in two new iterations and I am trying for the first team a Cauliflower Bolognese my boss Lisa has been raving … More January Week 3 Meal Plan : Keep Pushing!
I don’t know about you but my January has been off to a bumpy start. Between traveling back from Canada with a nasty cold, getting re-accustomed to the idea of a 5 day work week and going back to the gym, I have not been basking in “New Year New You” vibes until this week … More January Week 2 Meal Plan : Back in the Saddle!
After a week full of indulging, it’s time to reset. Resetting at EffortlesslyChuck doesn’t mean going on a full detox but returning to our regular weekly eating habits and asking ourselves “What are we in the mood for”? This week I am craving flavorful dishes that are dense in nutrients. With this in mind, I … More Meal Plan for December Week 1 : Time to Reset