Reluctantly Healthy

I love, LOVE, Judy Greer. I think she steals just about every scene she is in. I especially enjoyed her character Kitty, the insane ex-assistant/mistress to George Bluth Sr., on Arrested Development (aka the greatest sitcom to ever air).

Anyway, in my constant quest to find shortcuts to healthy living, I happened upon a weekly web series she does for Yahoo called ‘Reluctantly Healthy.’ I think the title is brilliant, and I 100% relate to it. I would much rather eat salty french fries than a kale salad, but I realize that french fries aren’t going to provide me with the nutrients that my body requires AND that I always feel much better after a nice meal full of unprocessed, fresh food. I am reluctantly healthy.

Isn’t she adorable? Check out more of her videos here.

What are YOUR healthy shortcuts?

Keep It Simple, Stupid

Oh yes. K.I.S.S.  – that’s my motto right now. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who uses that acronym).

After weeks of this:

And this:

Beer! Hurray for beer!

I’m making an effort to eat a little more healthfully. And even though I love making long, complicated recipes, I’m keeping it simple (stupid).

Enter my latest  go-to meal: steamed vegetables (different combinations of green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots) sprinkled with garlic powder and red chili flakes and braised tofu.


It turns out a 15-minute meal can be healthy, inexpensive AND satisfying.

To braise the tofu I simply sliced a block or pressed tofu into 1/4″ slices, placed in a pan with a little cooking spray and  1TBSP of toasted sesame oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and cooked on each side for about 5 minutes, then drained. Easy-peasy.

Glass of red  wine optional 😉

Anyone else have easy healthy dinners? I’m always looking for something new!

P.s. For a similar combo check out this version from a few months ago!