Recipe Round Up & Grocery List – Week of August 5th

August 10, 2018

Maternity leave has been such an interesting experience. On the one hand I am DYING to go back to work and on the other I want to spend every single second with our little peanut. It's such a weird feeling, but ultimately I think I am excited to go back to work. Motherhood truly is the hardest job on the planet and I bow down to those stay at home moms. I try to get out of the house every day with our little guy and without. I'll usually run an errand in the morning with Jack and in the evening my husband will watch him while I go work out. I've been using ClassPass and trying all kinds of different work outs which has been really fun. I actually went to my first kickboxing class this week at Knockout Austin and even though I'm pretty sure I look totally ridiculous I've been loving it!

The recipes this week were all healthy and easy to prepare. Let me know what you think on Instagram! @clairecraves

Apple Dijon Kale Salad

If you are looking for a meal that you can quickly throw together that is healthy this is the one for you! In all transparency I ended up having a small side of pasta with this cause I was STARVING after going to a kickboxing class.

Mediterranean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Super filling and stuffed with allllll the good for you things!

Italian Skillet Chicken

I forgot how much I loved just a simple chicken dish like this so you’ll probably see more like it in the line up.

Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

This was probably my favorite recipe this week. Super easy to make and really tasty. This would also be easy to make on Sunday and keep in the fridge for a few days (as long as you keep the dressing separate!)

Grocery List:

Baby Bella mushrooms
Grape Tomatoes
3 Lemons
1 Granny Smith Apple
2 Avocados
Spinach (larger bag – you’ll use for 2 recipes)
6 Sweet Potatoes
1 Can Chickpeas
4 large chicken cutlets
White Wine (need 1/2 cup’s worth – I’ve been buying those small boxed ones when I’m only using it for a recipe)
Chicken broth
Dried Cranberries

Things you’ll need that I didn’t have to buy:

Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil
Apple Cider Vinegar
Dijon Mustard
Red Wine Vinegar


Recipe Round Up & Grocery List – Week of July 29th

August 4, 2018

Life with a newborn has been hectic and, to be honest, I debated retiring Claire Craves because it all seemed like too much. Our little one is almost 8 weeks old and I'm just now starting to feel more like myself. I'd like to say that I've LOVED motherhood at all times, but the first 8 weeks involved a lot of trial and error and very little sleep. Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty much obsessed with our peanut, but I've missed writing, cooking, etc. and I think it's healthy to keep your old hobbies since it's so easy to kinda lose yourself a bit in motherhood. Below is a list of the recipes I made this week along with the grocery list! Hope you enjoy and reach out on Instagram (@clairecraves) if you have any questions or just want to say hi!

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

This was super easy to make and HIT.THE.SPOT. I actually bought these bags of sweet potatoes from H-E-B. I like ’em cause you can microwave them in the bag real quick and you can have a healthy snack option pretty quickly.

Israeli Couscous Salad with Broccoli, Chickpeas, and Pesto

Is it just me or can you never spell Broccoli right the first time? I always have to look it up. Anyways, this recipe IS AWESOME. I almost didn’t have to add the pesto to it it was so flavorful, but of course pesto always makes things better.

Farro Salad

So I found this recipe on Pinterest and I’m obsessed with Farro so I made it and I’m so happy I did. I never had the original Nordstrom version, but holy cow this was good. We are actually going ot make it again when we have some guests over this weekend. Definitely check it out. FYI: I did not add asparagus and I used Arugula.

Baked Sweet Corn Farro Salad

Yup, Farro again. I told you I was obsessed. This salad tasted so good and almost decadent for how healthy it is. I know it’s supposed to be a vegetarian dish, but I may add ground turkey to it next time. FYI: I did not add the half & half to this and it was fine!

Grocery List:

(Reminder: this is in order of my grocery store, but hopefully it sort of matches yours as well!)

Broccoli (I just bought a bag of pre-cut broccoli)
2 Small Yellow Onions (You’ll use for two recipes)
Cherry Tomatoes
1 Yellow Bell Pepper
French Green Beans
Small Arugula
2 Ears Corn (or 1 can of corn)
3 small or 2 large Sweet Potatoes
Ground Turkey (1 lb)
Pecorino Cheese
Manchego Cheese (About 1/4 lbs worth)
Shredded Mozzarella
1 can of Chickpeas
Farro (You’ll need roughly 3 cups for both recipes)
Israeli Couscous

Things you’ll need that I didn’t have to buy:

Salt & Pepper
Red Pepper Flakes
Ground Cumin
Chili Powder
White Wine
Chicken Broth (I would just buy 2 boxes or do a bulk order – always good to have on hand!)
Sherry Vinegar
Olive Oil