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Hello everyone! This might be one of my favorite meatball recipes I’ve made so far. What’s really great about it is it’s paired up with rice rather than pasta. Pasta tends to make me bloat if I’m not careful with portions.

Disclaimer: Please track ingredients for yourself. Depending on what ingredients you pick, it will change the nutritional info. I divided this recipe into five servings. Also, you can bake your meatballs in the oven if prefered and cook rice separately. I cooked my meatballs in a skillet, see below for details.

Here’s what you’ll need for the meatballs:
- Lean ground meat of you choice (I used 1.33bls of 93% lean beef)
- one egg
- ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
- Lemon zest from one lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp dried or fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp olive oil

Here’s what you’ll need for the rice:
- 1 ½ cups of long grain rice (I used jasmine rice)
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 3 ¼ cups chicken broth
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- Lemon zest from one lemon

Here’s how to make it:

1. Combine beef (or ground meat of your choice), egg, bread crumbs, lemon zest, salt, pepper and parsley. Mix well.
2. Roll mixture into meatballs. I made mine about 2 inches in diameter. Put aside on a plate.
3. Heat olive oil in a deep skillet on medium heat. You’ll use this same skillet to make the rice, so make sure it’s deep enough to fit multiple cups of rice.
4. Brown the meatballs until no pink shows, but don’t cook all the way through. Remove meatballs and set aside.
5. Keep some grease in the pan, if you have an excessive amount remove some. Add rice and cook for about 2 minutes. Constantly stir the rice as it cooks. When the edges of the rice are translucent add garlic and cook for another minute.
6. Next, add chicken broth, lemon juice and zest. Bring to a simmer.
7. Gently nestle the meatballs in the rice mixture. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 18-20 minutes or until rice is cooked through. I had to add a little extra broth and cook for an additional 5 minutes. I would suggest to keep the lid shut for at least 18 minutes before you check if the rice is done.
8. Divide into portions and enjoy! I added a bit of parsley and grated parmesan cheese on top, which is optional.
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Hello everyone!  This might be one of my favorite meatball recipes I’ve made so far.  What’s really great about it is it’s paired up with rice rather than pasta.  Pasta tends to make me bloat if I’m not careful with portions.  

Disclaimer:  Please track ingredients for yourself.  Depending on what ingredients you pick, it will change the nutritional info. I divided this recipe into five servings. Also, you can bake your meatballs in the oven if prefered and cook rice separately.  I cooked my meatballs in a skillet, see below for details. 

Here’s what you’ll need for the meatballs:
- Lean ground meat of you choice (I used 1.33bls of 93% lean beef)
- one egg
- ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
- Lemon zest from one lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp dried or fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp olive oil

Here’s what you’ll need for the rice:
- 1 ½ cups of long grain rice (I used jasmine rice)
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 3 ¼ cups chicken broth
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- Lemon zest from one lemon 

Here’s how to make it:

1. Combine beef (or ground meat of your choice), egg, bread crumbs, lemon zest, salt, pepper and parsley. Mix well. 
2.  Roll mixture into meatballs. I made mine about 2 inches in diameter. Put aside on a plate.
3. Heat olive oil in a deep skillet on medium heat.  You’ll use this same skillet to make the rice, so make sure it’s deep enough to fit multiple cups of rice.  
4. Brown the meatballs until no pink shows, but don’t cook all the way through. Remove meatballs and set aside. 
5. Keep some grease in the pan, if you have an excessive amount remove some.  Add rice and cook for about 2 minutes.  Constantly stir the rice as it cooks.  When the edges of the rice are translucent add garlic and cook for another minute.  
6. Next, add chicken broth, lemon juice and zest.  Bring to a simmer. 
7.  Gently nestle the meatballs in the rice mixture. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 18-20 minutes or until rice is cooked through.  I had to add a little extra broth and cook for an additional 5 minutes.  I would suggest to keep the lid shut for at least 18 minutes before you check if the rice is done. 
8. Divide into portions and enjoy!  I added a bit of parsley and grated parmesan cheese on top, which is optional.Image attachmentImage attachment

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7 days ago

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Back to Basics: A Year in Review

We started 2019 by creating Vision Boards, a pictorial map of all we wanted to accomplish this year. Statistically, only 8% of those who made one will complete all they set out to do. If you are one of the 8%, I applaud you. For the other 92% of you, ask yourself WHY you were not successful.

I find there are several reasons why people do not accomplish their goals: unrealistic expectations, poor time management, and fear of failure are among the few. In my opinion, the number one reason people fail is because they do not focus on HOW they are going to accomplish the goal. People get too focused on stating the goal yet never figure out HOW they are going to get there. The HOW is as important as the WHY.

If weight loss is on your Vision Board for 2020, how are you going to accomplish it? Waving a magic wand or clicking your heels together unfortunately won’t do the trick. Here are a few steps that might be helpful:

1. WRITE it DOWN – what isn’t written down, doesn’t get done.
2. Change your MIND about how you’re going to lose weight. Instead of saying, “I will lose 2 pounds a week,” focus on the STEPS you must take.
3. Planning meals: take the guess work out of “what’s for dinner.”
4. Tracking your intake: either use an App or pen and paper. DATA is key for measuring what’s working or what needs to change.
5. MOVE 60 minutes a day. Research shows 60 minutes of moderate intensity movement DAILY is critical for weight loss maintenance.
6. Do what is manageable. If you focus on ONE change at a time, you’ll be more successful.
7. Do what is sustainable. You’re only fooling yourself if you say you’re never eating sugar again.
8. Be patient! Give yourself some time to figure things out before you start judging yourself.
9. Be CLEAR on why you’re doing this. If you’re losing weight for health reasons, you might think twice about that cheeseburger.
10. Make sure your actions match your words. Don’t say you want to lose weight with a Twinkie in your hand.

Each new sunrise is a new chance to change. To quote Julia Roberts in the movie Stepmom “you can cry about it or do something. Cry OR do something.” It’s up to you. How will you live your life in 2020?

Until Tuesday, make good choices.
Rachael
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You only have one time to go around this life. How do you want to live yours?

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