Aleshea eats more nutritious food and less sweet tea and grits

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Let's talk for a minutes about how #Rough Texas summers can be. We are still in that drought we have been experiencin' since 2010. Y'all that ain't cute. In the summer I try to be a lot healthier cause I spend most of life in tank tops and summer dresses 'cause it's always hotter than the devil outside. Not that I know what the devil feels like the but y'all get my point. Smh, even I can't type that with a straight face. You know... the "healthy part." We all know my diet consists of sweet tea, grits and a lot of sass. But I will admit summer is about the only time you'll find water in my Mason Jar. It be to hot not to. The other day I posted a photo on FB of me near the pool and one of the boys replied, "That's the closet to water i've seen you in the 15 years I've known you." When I told him he was wrong he replied, " I've never even seen you drink water much less play in it." I know y'all are wonderin', "what's the point?" Well, that convo got me to thinkin': thinkin' that I gotta make an effort to at least do better. As my Momma always said growin' up, "just because you skinny don't mean you healthy. Skinny people get diabetes too."

Fast forward to recently and my partnership with Emeals. They asked a few of us bloggers to try some of their recipes from the "Paleo" and "Clean Eating" and let 'em know what we think. I decided I would try one from the Paleo craze. I'm new to all this meal plannin' but hey, thought I'd give it a shot. I think what I loved most was how it was all planned out. Not only that but the recipe was simple, contained many things I already had and cost less than 20 bucks. And the family members in my house who are tryin' to get fit/healthy appreciated how quick the recipe was. Includin' prep/cook time it only took about 30 minutes. Y'all thats my kind of meal... Maybe this "Aleshea-eats-more-nutrious food- and- less- sweet tea- and- girts, won't be so bad after all. I give y'all the recipe to Lemon Parsley Chicken Thighs

And the best part is Emeals wants to give away a three month subscription to one of y'all. Y'all enter away and leave me to my sweet tea cause once the first hits my #NOEXCUSES #75in31 Challenge starts. Click them pretty little links if you want more info.

Ingredients:
1 large lemon
1/4 cup of fresh chopped parsley
4 large boneless chicken thighs
1/2 table spoon of olive oil.
1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon of peppee

3/4 lb of asparagus trimmed
2 teaspoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt




Directions:
1 Preheat the oven at 425 degrees
2. Zest the lemon, then cut the lemon in half and squeeze all the juice into a large bowl.
3. Add the parsley 
4. Now add the chicken and let marinate for 10 minutes
5. Bake in a a dish covered in olive oil 
for 25 minutes or until done. Make sure to sprinkle a little salt and pepper on them first.  
7. Y'all enjoy

For the Asparagus:

1. Oven should be at 425 degrees
2. Toss the asparagus with olive oil, vinegar and salt on a baking dish. Y'all make sure it has edges so nothin' drips in your oven.
3. Back for about 10 minutes.



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42 comments

  1. Nice! I signed up with emeals in January to get some new vegetarian ideas but I recently switched it over to the diabetic plan since my mom was recently diagnosed. hopefully she'll use it but I got some fun new ideas from the plan. :) Yay healthy!

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  2. I would chose the Clean Eating challenge. I eat somewhat clean, but could definitely make some improvements.

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    1. I need to make a lot of improvements. I sure am gonna try

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  3. This looks very yummy. I might have to take a look at this emeals since they cover paleo... very interesting!

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  4. Those look super good! With my husband's job, we tend to eat fairly healthy- he's the one who keeps track of everything though!

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    1. Go you. I could use some work in that department and I sure am tryin' to make an effort. It;s just hard

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  5. WOW, this looks incredibly tasty. Looks spiced perfectly. Yum!

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    1. It actually was. I was nervous cause I'm picky about my chicken but I was very pleased.

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  6. the asparagus must give it an extra kick for flavor.. it looks very good.

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    1. It really did and I would have never thought to bake them.

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  7. I was contacted by EMeals, but haven't responded yet. Thanks for reminding me to check it out! :)

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    1. Girl, I need you to get on that ASAP. They are so lovely and nice to work with.

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  8. now if I only cooked anything at all.....love your drawl,btw

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    1. HA! I hope you have a lovely wife or family that will cook for you

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  9. This sounds really good! I would try the Eating Clean because I try (emphasis on "try") to eat that way anyway.

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  10. Clean eating seems like something I can get on board with as apposed to the gluten free hype.

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    1. Amen. I want somethin' that is minimal changes and more feasible.

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  11. this looks delicious.

    but doesn't mean you gotta cut out the grits and sweet tea girrrrrrl ;)

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    1. Hahaha, i'ma try and find a balance. It's hard, girl. So hard!

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  12. That food looks so tasty, maybe it's time for dinner. Glad you included asparagus I really think it is underused in recipes and it is so good

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    1. Ohh, it is and it needs to be used more . I just love that green goodness

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  13. This looks tasty! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Hey, if the changes result in delicious meals like this, I say go for it! And keep on with the water drinking!

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  15. Emeals might be the answers I've been looking for when it comes to eating better. I would be saving so much money by planing my meals ahead of time. Food looks delicious too!

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  16. This looks delicious and healthy, two of my favorite things!

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  17. That's really good. I'd pick the low carb or Paleo eating plan. I have a strict diet and those seems like they would fit me best.

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  18. It's nice that you've taken a healthier direction and that there's emeals to help you with that.

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  19. My Husband loves the paleo diet because it involves lots of bbq just meant and veggies, he will go paleo for 3 days and then start craving mc&cheese. I guess we have a mixed paleo diet at home.

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  20. Mmmm, this looks amazing! I'll have to try this.

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  21. I've never heard of emeals but I'm going to check them out. Your recipe looks delicious, by the way. Reminds me, I need to eat lunch.

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  22. It looks so tasty. The giveaway is a good one, thanks for hosting.

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  23. This looks amazing and so yummy. What a great giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. The recipe looks yummy and Definitely joiing your giveaway!!

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  25. I am hungry now and that looks fabulous! Will you come cook for me?

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  26. The dish looks really relishing!

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  27. The dish looks yummy and I'm sure dieters (Paleo) will love this.

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  28. This looks so good! Pinned. Thanks so much for being a part of our party! Please join us tonight at 7 pm. We love having YOU! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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