Now that it’s pool season, I feel like I’m a little bit more accountable to making sure my weekend splurges don’t get out of control. I want to enjoy my Friday and Saturday evenings, but I also want to stay on the wagon just a bit.
IT’S ALL ABOUT BALANCE
Most nights, I’m home from working out by 7:30 PM or so and the main priority is cooking something quick and healthy so that I can start working on the blog and freelance projects. But sometimes, especially if it’s a Friday night or a particularly nice evening, I want to kick back and relax a bit after I get home from working out. I want a little bit of a splurge – but within reason. One that won’t set back the strides I’ve made in healthy living.
A 95 CALORIE INDULGENCE
These nights are the ones where Michelob Ultra is just the answer. At just 95 calories and 2.6 carbs, it’s the perfect complement to an easy and light dinner. You can have the cold beer that sets the tone for a relaxing evening without totally ruining all of the hard work you put in with healthy eating and exercise throughout the rest of the week. It’s all about finding balance and discovering what works into your healthiest lifestyle.
WHAT’D I MAKE FOR THIS LIGHT EVENING MEAL?
I whipped up this meal with leftovers that I’m trying to use up before heading out of town and it turned out deliciously! Since we’ve been working on eating healthier, most of what is in our fridge works into that mindset and that means even a pantry meal isn’t so bad. I sautéed onions, tomatoes, orange bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper, added a bit of sausage, tomato sauce, and hot sauce, then cooked some rice as a base. In an ideal world, I would have used cauliflower rice rather than regular rice, but, as I said, this was an easy pantry meal so I worked with what I had! I seasoned the pot of veggies, rice, and meat with chili powder, paprika, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper, then let it sit over low heat to meld the flavors. A bit of avocado on top for some green and you have a perfectly yummy and oh so simple meal! Add in that Michelob Ultra and you’re set for a low key night.
Plus, this is perfect to make for the #ULTRAdad in your life! Michelob is making sure we celebrate all the dad’s this Father’s Day, and what better way to do that than with a light but delicious dinner?