Motivation Monday: Developing a Consistent Exercise Routine
+ Berry Green Smoothie Recipe!

It’s the first Monday of February, and that means it’s time for another edition of my monthly series, Motivation Monday. For me, healthy living is all about motivation. It’s about finding the motivation to cook instead of order takeout, go for a walk, or skip a second helping. Each Motivation Monday features easy tips and a healthy recipe.

Last month, my focus was on healthy snacking, and I actually did pretty well with this. For February, my goal is to establish a consistent exercise routine (see my tips below). Plus, I’m sharing a delicious green smoothie recipe made with Driscoll’s berries!*

Motivation Monday: Establising a Consistent Exercise Routine + a Berry Green Smoothie Recipe | Hello Little Home #MotivationMonday #GreenSmoothieOver the past year, I’ve gone from exercising 5-6 days a week to practically zero days, and I want to get back on track. I’ve had my reasons (weather, shoulder problems, etc.), but I need to stop making excuses. So, I’ve set a goal to exercise 4 days a week this month.

I live a couple blocks from Central Park, so barring another Polar Vortex, I’ll walk/jog a couple days a week, and on the other days, I’ll do some yoga or cardio. If I come into a few extra dollars, I’d love to try SoulCycle (that ish is expensive), too!

Are you in the same boat as me? Use these tips to develop your own exercise routine:

  • Schedule exercise dates. In the past, when I’ve written my workout dates/times in a planner, it made all the difference!
  • Mix it up. Exercise is more fun if you’re not doing the same boring routine every day. I enjoy a combination of walking, jogging, yoga, pilates, and cardio, and jump at the chance to try new things, too.
  • Pair up with a friend. It’s so much harder to skip a day when you know someone else is counting on you. If you’re in New York, I’d love a workout buddy (hint, hint)!
  • Don’t think about it; just do it. Set out your exercise clothes the night before. Put them on as soon as you wake up or get home from work. Don’t turn on the TV. Don’t eat a snack. Spend as little time thinking about it as possible, and just get out there and exercise!

You are going to want to give up. Don't. | Hello Little Home #MotivationMonday

My exercise mantra for February!

After exercising, I like to reward myself with a healthy snack! So I was excited when I was contacted by Driscoll’s* to develop a snack for my readers! I decided to create a green smoothie.

Green smoothies are everywhere these days, but I have to admit that I’ve been a little hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. I think it is the close resemblance to pureed grass!

I shouldn’t have worried, because after I blended up the berries and spinach, I couldn’t taste anything grassy at all (I promise)! As a matter of fact, it was downright delicious. My husband also loved this smoothie, and I think you will, too!

Berry Green Smoothie | Hello Little Home #MotivationMonday #GreenSmoothie

Cheers to your health! My Berry Green Smoothie is full of nutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and lots of other good stuff. Read more about the health benefits of berries, spinach, and green tea.

Berry Green Smoothie

Serves 1 – 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of a banana
  • 1 1/2 cups Driscoll’s* mixed berries (I used blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries.)
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 of a pear

Start by covering a cookie sheet with foil. Peel the banana, slice it into rounds, and place the slices on the cookie sheet. Add berries to cookie sheet, cutting large berries (such as strawberries) into halves or quarters. Make sure everything is in a single layer so it doesn’t stick together later. Place cookie sheet in freezer and let sit until fruit is frozen, about 2 hours.

While fruit is freezing, bring 1 1/2 cups water almost to a boil. Pour water into a large mug and add the tea bag. Let steep for 3 – 5 minutes and then remove tea bag. Allow tea to cool to room temperature and set aside.

Berry Green Smoothie: Brew the Tea | Hello Little Home #MotivationMonday #GreenSmoothieI used flavored green tea for my smoothie. This berry-flavored tea pairs perfectly with this recipe!

To make smoothie, add frozen fruit to a blender. Grab a large handful of spinach (about 2 cups) and place it on top of berries. Cut half a pear into large pieces and add to blender. Pour cooled tea over everything and blend until smooth, stirring if needed.

Berry Green Smoothie: Making the Smoothie | Hello Little Home #MotivationMonday #GreenSmoothieThis recipe makes 1 large smoothie or, if you feel like sharing, two small smoothies.

Berry Green Smoothie | Hello Little Home #MotivationMonday #GreenSmoothieCustomize this Berry Green Smoothie to your taste:

  • Use any mixture of berries that you like (or just use a single berry).
  • Replace the berries with another fruit, such as apples, citrus, or pomegranate seeds.
  • Add a tablespoon of almond butter for extra protein.
  • Sweeten the smoothie by adding a chopped Medjool date, a little honey or maple syrup, or a touch of your favorite sweetener.
  • Replace the tea with milk (regular, almond, soy, etc.), juice, yogurt, or coconut water.
  • Spice things up by adding a little fresh ginger or a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Supercharge your smoothie with 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxseed.
  • Experiment with other greens, such as kale, collards, or Swiss chard.

What is motivating you this month?

P.S. Stop back Tuesday for a roundup of my favorite winter workout gear and Wednesday for my indoor workout essentials (for those days that it’s just too cold to go outside!).

P.P.S. Don’t miss my roundup of healthy snack ideas (including my Spicy Chili Pepper Edamame), and check out Driscoll’s for some great blueberry snack recipes, too!

*Disclaimer: I was provided with Driscoll’s Berries coupons to purchase berries and develop a snack recipe to share with my readers. All opinions are my own.

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Baked Polenta with Chunky Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

As much as I love cooking, my kitchen is not cut out for complicated recipes. There is very little counter space, no room to store fancy equipment, and the apartment-size oven only has one small rack. Not that I haven’t made complex dishes; it just gets a little crazy in there. Picture pots and pans on every square inch of free space!

So for the most part, I am all about quick and easy recipes, like my Baked Polenta with Chunky Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. This dish uses healthy convenience foods to create a meal that is ready in minutes. And it’s so delicious, too!

Give this recipe a try the next time you are looking for a tasty, yet effortless dish.

Baked Polenta with Chunky Roasted Red Pepper Sauce | Hello Little HomeBaked Polenta with Chunky Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 12-oz. jar roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 5 large leaves fresh basil, roughly chopped (plus additional for serving)
  • 1 18-oz. tube prepared polenta
  • 1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese (I like Trader Joe’s Quattro Formaggio)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Add olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt to a large skillet. Turn burner on to medium heat and, when hot, saute 1 – 2 minutes or until fragrant.

Saute Garlic | Hello Little HomeTo skillet, add tomatoes and chopped red peppers. Stir well and bring sauce to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, or until thickened slightly.

Chunky Roasted Red Pepper Sauce | Hello Little HomeStir chopped basil into sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Add Basil to Chunky Roasted Red Pepper Sauce | Hello Little HomeSpray a baking dish with nonstick spray. Thinly slice polenta into 12 thin rounds. Place polenta slices in baking dish, overlapping to fit. Cover polenta with tomato-pepper sauce, then sprinkle with cheese. Bake polenta for 10 – 15 minutes, or until cheese is lightly browned.

Preparing Baked Polenta with Chunky Roasted Red Pepper Sauce | Hello Little HomeTip: arrange the polenta in 4 separate stacks in the baking dish . It makes serving the meal a snap!

Divide baked polenta among 4 plates and garnish with extra basil, if desired. Enjoy!

Baked Polenta with Chunky Roasted Red Pepper Sauce | Hello Little HomeWhat is your favorite quick and easy meal?

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Tamale Pie with Cilantro-Lime Yogurt Sauce

I woke up Saturday morning to a sky full of flurries. It was coming down fast, and it was gorgeous! The surprise snowfall didn’t amount to anything substantial, but it made me happy and reminded me of what I missed about winter when I lived in California (polar vortexes: not so much).

Of course, along with the snow came another dip in temperature, which led to a craving for comfort food. I like nothing better than a hot bowl of soup or a steaming casserole on a chilly day. It just seems to warm me to the bone.

This Tamale Pie is one of my favorite winter recipes. It’s full of healthy vegetables, yet has a cornbread topping that cures my carb cravings, and the Cilantro-Lime Sauce is the perfect complement to the spicy filling. Give it a try the next time you want a warm, comforting dish; I think you’ll love it, too!

Tamale Pie with Cilantro-Lime Yogurt Sauce | Hello Little HomeTamale Pie with Cilantro-Lime Yogurt Sauce

Serves 4

Ingredients:

Filling

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 8 oz. frozen corn
  • 1 14.5-oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup black olives, chopped
  • 1 chipotle pepper, chopped small
  • salt and pepper

Cornbread

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg

Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 lime
  • 1 5.3-oz. individual container plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Saute onion in oil until slightly softened (3 – 4 minutes). Add zucchini to onions and cook for a couple minutes, or until it starts to brown around the edges.

Tamale Pie: Saute Onions and Garlic | Hello Little HomeAdd garlic, chili powder, cumin, and oregano to skillet. Season with a little salt and pepper, stir well, and cook for about a minute or until fragrant.

Tamale Pie: Add Spices and Garlic | Hello Little HomeAdd corn, pinto beans, tomato sauce, black olives, and chipotle pepper to veggies. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until heated through. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Tamale Pie: Add Remaining Ingredients and Heat Through | Hello Little HomeTransfer vegetable mixture to baking pan. Set aside.

Prepare corn bread next. In a medium bowl, mix flour, corn meal, salt, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, mix honey, oil, milk, and egg with a whisk until thoroughly combined. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until combined.

Tamale Pie: Mix Cornbread Topping | Hello Little HomePour cornbread mixture over vegetables. Spread evenly to edges.

Place pan in preheated oven and bake until cornbread is golden, about 20-25 minutes.

While tamale pie cooks, prepare cilantro-lime yogurt sauce. Remove zest from lime with a zester or sharp knife. Mince zest and add to a small bowl. Juice the lime. Add juice to zest, along with yogurt and cilantro. Mix well and season to taste with salt.

Serve tamale pie topped with yogurt sauce. Enjoy!

Tamale Pie with Cilantro-Lime Yogurt Sauce | Hello Little HomeWhat is your favorite comfort food?

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Vegetable Soup with Chickpeas and Kale & Crunchy Garlic Toasts

New York has had the craziest weather lately. In the space of a week, there’s been rain (twice), a snow storm, bitter cold, and even a heat wave (didn’t even need my winter coat yesterday).

It’s started cooling off again, and I’m declaring it soup weather! Is there anything better than a hot bowl of soup on a cold night? I don’t think so.

I love all kinds of soups, but this vegetable soup with chickpeas and kale is one of my favorites. It’s super healthy, easy to make, and doesn’t require a lot of crazy ingredients. The crunchy garlic toasts are the perfect accompaniment. I think you’ll love it, too!

Vegetable Soup with Chickpeas and Kale & Crunchy Garlic Toasts | Hello Little HomeVegetable Soup with Chickpeas and Kale & Crunchy Garlic Toasts

Serves 4 – 6

Ingredients:

Soup

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 14.5-oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 15-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 5-oz. package baby kale (or spinach)
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh basil leaves, optional

Garlic Toasts

  • 1 baguette
  • olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot or dutch oven. Add onions, celery, and carrots and cook until slightly softened.

Add garlic, red pepper flakes, garlic, basil, and oregano. Season with a little salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant.

Add Garlic and Herbs to Vegetables | Hello Little HomeAdd broth, tomatoes, and chickpeas to sauteed vegetables. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until vegetables are softened (about 10-15 minutes).

While soup simmers, prepare garlic toasts. Using a serrated knife, cut baguette on the diagonal into 1/4-inch thick slices.

Slice Baguette | Hello Little HomePlace slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle lightly with olive oil.

Drizzle Bread with Olive Oil | Hello Little HomeBake bread until golden brown and crisp, about 5 – 10 minutes. Watch carefully, because it is easy to overcook the toasts.

Remove from oven. When toasts are cool enough to handle, slice garlic clove in half and rub cut side over toasts. Set toasts aside.

Rub Toasts with Garlic | Hello Little HomeTo finish soup, give kale a rough chop and add to pot. Simmer until kale is wilted, another minute or two. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Add Kale to Soup | Hello Little HomeTop soup with julienned fresh basil, if desired, and serve with garlic toasts. Enjoy!

Vegetable Soup with Chickpeas and Kale & Crunchy Garlic Toasts | Hello Little HomeVegetable Soup with Chickpeas and Kale & Crispy Garlic Toasts | Hello Little HomeWhat is your favorite kind of soup? I’d love to try some new recipes!

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Motivation Monday: Spicy Edamame Recipe + Healthy Snack Ideas

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier, exercise more, and hopefully, lose a little weight. I know it’s a total cliche, but there you have it!

To help kick start my resolution and to hold myself accountable, I’m starting a monthly series called Motivation Monday. For me, healthy living is all about motivation. It’s about finding the motivation to cook instead of order takeout, go for a walk, or skip a second helping (my biggest downfall).

Each Motivation Monday post will feature easy tips and a healthy recipe. For my first post, I’m focusing on healthy snacks and I’ve rounded up over 20 great ideas for you!

But first, I’m sharing one of my favorite snacks: Spicy Chile Pepper Edamame. You are going to love this quick and satisfying snack!

Spicy Chile Pepper Edamame | Hello Little HomeSpicy Chile Pepper Edamame

Makes 1 Serving

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup frozen, shelled edamame
  • chili powder
  • salt

Place edamame in a small microwavable bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle with chili powder and salt to taste. Mix well and enjoy!

Spicy Chile Pepper Edamame| Hello Little HomeHere are a few tips to keep in mind when it comes to snacks:

  • Moderation is key even with healthy foods. It’s not healthy if you eat too much, so avoid anything that triggers you to overeat.
  • Think about what you’re craving. Don’t eat celery sticks if you want carbs!
  • Plan your snacks in advance. I like to keep a variety at my desk for an afternoon pick-me-up, and I always pack something when traveling (nuts or energy bars are perfect).
  • Avoid highly-processed foods. Make you own, so you know what’s in it.
  • Before eating, ask yourself if you are really hungry. If not, try drinking a glass of water, reading a book, or taking a walk instead.

Okay, on to the fun part: I’ve rounded up over 20 great snacks to satisfy any craving, and I’ve included some of my favorites!

20+ Healthy Snack Ideas | Hello Little HomeTop Apple Slices with Nut Butter

Crunchy apples pair perfectly with nut butter (I like almond butter). Nut butter is expensive, so this year, I want to make my own. Here are a few recipes I’m curious to try:

Paleo Banana Bread from Elana's PantryPaleo Banana Bread – photo courtesy of elanaspantry.com

Conquer a Carb Craving with a Paleo Substitute

I don’t follow a Paleo diet, but I do love Paleo baked goods which are super moist and a great sub for heavy carbohydrates.

Sweet and Salty Banana Chips from A Beautiful MessSweet and Salty Banana Chips – photo courtesy of abeautifulmess.com

Try Something Sweet and Savory/Salty

One of my favorite flavor combinations is sweet and salty. These snacks are perfect for tackling two cravings at once!

Quick & Easy Hummus - 3 Ways | Hello Little HomeMy Quick and Easy Hummus

Serve a Creamy Dip with Crunchy Veggies

Not all dips are unhealthy. Look for one made with beans, veggies, and fresh herbs. Avoid dips made with cream cheese, mayo, and other heavy ingredients.

"No Bake Cookie" Bars from Minimalist Baker“No Bake Cookie” Bars – photo courtesy of minimalistbaker.com

Make Your Own Energy Bars and Bites

Some energy bars are not as healthy as you might think. Have you ever read the label? Make your own, and you’ll know exactly what is in it.

Roasted Chickpeas | Hello Little HomeCook Up Some Crunchy, Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are crunchy and delicious, and there are so many ways to cook them, both sweet and savory.

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My Spicy Chocolate “Cookies”

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

What snack roundup would be complete without something sweet?

What is your favorite snack?

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