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Sassy's Kitchen Essentials

Greetings, friends! This week I'm sharing my favorite kitchen gadgets.

I love love love kitchen gadgets and appliances. I'm such a sucker for anything that promises to help make a kitchen task easier or faster. Or, just the latest craze. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites and what I use them for.
This post is not sponsored and I have not been compensated for my review or opinion.

Air Fryer
If you haven't heard me rave about the air fryer, you must not have had a conversation with me since I bought it on Black Friday. I. Love. My. Air. Fryer. Seriously. I got a killer deal on it and I haven't looked back since. From veggies, to frozen meats, it's been so much fun to experiment with.  My favorite things to do in there are cabbage and brussel sprouts. Seriously, if you *think* you hate either of these, spray them with olive oil, throw some garlic in there, and air fry them up. Mine is the Farberware brand from Walmart, but there are plenty of optio…
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Off To A Good Start...

One of tips I always share when people ask how to get started with meal prep is to start small by picking one meal and prepping that for a few weeks and get that process down. Once you have that meal down, add on to that. Since most people struggle with eating breakfast, I always advise that to be the best place to start.

We've all heard it; Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I tend to agree with this. I find that if I don't eat a good, solid breakfast, I'm hungry the entire day. I inevitably overeat later in the day trying to catch up.

For the past few months, I've been eating the same breakfast every morning. The great thing about this option is that when I get sick of it, I change it up- I use a different meat, or switch out the veggies.

I bring you, The Egg Casserole!

Like all of my meals, I strive to get 25-30g of protein in with my breakfast. This egg casserole has been perfect. It's easy, and quick and a great way to get in both a large amount…

Don't forget to enjoy the ride...

"I'll be happy when I lose 20 pounds." "I'm going to sign up for a race when I lose this weight." "By the end of the year, I want to lose 50 pounds." "Life will be so much better as soon as I get to my goal weight."

Does that sound like you? I know it sounds like me.

With my weight loss, undoubtedly has come many great things. My quality of life has improved; I have more energy; I sleep better; I have found a love of all things health related; I enjoy cooking and eating healthy.

But, despite the feat I have accomplished, I still want more: I'm not at my "goal weight." I realize now that that number, that elusive number, may never happen. I know I need to be okay with that, but I'm not.  Having never hit that number, I feel like I've failed. I know that sounds crazy, but I do.

One thing I've found to be really helpful is to celebrate one #nsv (non-scale victory) every week. I try to find something not related to …

Live from Bowls on a Roll....

Coming straight from the kitchen of Fayetteville's Own Bowls on a Roll Healthy Gourmet Food Truck. Today we are cooking up a Delicious Vegetarian Dish & Yummy Dessert with no other than Jennifer Taft aka "In the Kitchen With Sassy" Check her out in action as she guides you through some of her favorite Meal Prep Dishes.Posted by Turks Von on Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cauliflower Fried Rice:
Sesame Oil
1 bag frozen cauliflower crumbles
1 bag frozen peas & carrots
Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce or Liquid Aminos to taste
Grated Ginger
Green Onions
2 eggs
Protein of choice-Chicken, Shrimp, Edamame, Tofu, etc.

Optional add ons:
   bok choy

In a large skillet, heat sesame oil. Add frozen cauliflower rice and spread in a thin layer. Season with ginger and garlic. Cook for about 5-7 minutes. Stir in peas and carrots and any other add ins. Cook until heated through. Keep the mixture spread thin in the skillet so that the rice browns. Mix in soy sauce or l…

It's been a long time coming...

I've had a few people ask me about putting a blog together with my meal prep tips and recipes, and I finally decided it was time. I'm not really sure where I'm going to go with this, or if I'll keep up with it, or how often I'll post, but for now, it is what it is. My goal right now is to do a once a week post with my meal prep for the week. Y'all keep me accountable, ok?

If you don't know my story, in a nutshell, I'm just a girl who got sick of how things were and decided to go for it. Over the course of 18 months, I lost 150+ pounds, naturally. No surgery. No "magic pill." Just good old fashioned diet, exercise and hard work. There were good days, and there were equally as many bad days. Heck, there still are. I have to work every day at this. It truly is a lifestyle change, as cliche as that sounds. There's nothing special about me. There's nothing I did that any of you can not.

Now, when I say diet, I simply mean what I ate. In it&…