I’m so glad you guys are excited about this recipe, because trust me, it’s freaking amazing!! I came up with it on a whim when I wanted a different kind of sauce. Is anyone else a saucy person? I love sauce, dressing, condiments, ect. I’m the person who douses her fries in ketchup and smothers her bagel with 1/2 a block of cream cheese. But I digress.
This sauce is perfect for dipping, pouring, dousing, or even spreading. So far I’ve only used it in the doused form, because well, I love it’s flavor and I want to eat as much of it as a can, hence the drowning of my foods in the cilantro goodness. But you decide how you want to use it!!
Cilantro Lime Sauce
A light sauce packed with flavor!
- 1 package cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
- 1 Cup plain Chobani (can sub sour cream if you want!)
- 1-2 limes juiced, depending on desired limey flavor
- sea salt and pepper to taste
Throw everything in a blender and blend away!! Pour into a container and place in the fridge. Let it sit for 30 minutes or so to let the flavors come together. The sauce will also thicken up pretty nicely!
This is the just blended saucy goodness, hence why it’s bubbly!! After a half hour in the fridge it sets up.
I’ve doused couscous and baby shrimpies in it
I’ve used it as a sauce over soba noodles and baby shrimpies
As you can see, I’ve been enjoying it with shrimp. There’s something so perfect about shrimp and lime, that I just seriously can’t get away from this combo! I’ve also been thinking of using it as a dip for our chicken and vegetable kebabs tonight. Mmmmm I’m drooling just thinking about it!
Are you a saucy person??
What is your favorite sauce, condiment, or dip to use?
First and foremost, I am sending prayers every second of every minute to all the regions struck by the disastrous tornadoes. The footage and pictures are just heart wrenching, and I actually have had to turn it off. I hope all of you are safe as well as your families and are far far away from any of the destruction. Please continue to pray, think about, and lift up the families and folks who have not been so fortunate.
OY. My Tummy has been messed up lately. Just always achy, almost like someone kicked me in the stomach (and yes, I do know what that feels like, I am a soccer player remember?!) It doesn’t seem to be food related but Sissy has been convinced for years that I have issues with gluten, plus my mom has dairy problems, so I decided to really take it easy on my tummy the next few days and see what happens!
- Limit processed foods – I don’t eat processed foods for the most part, but the processed foods that I’m referring too are the granola bars, cereal, protein powders and crackers and such. I don’t think there is anything wrong with eating them, I just want to stick to the basics until I figure this thing out!
- Limit dairy – The only dairy I eat right now is cheese and yogurt, so this won’t be an issue, except for the fact that I am super in love with cheese!! I know there are alternatives out there, but I have yet to find a substitute that can satisfy my cheese craving. So instead of eliminating it, I’m just going to reduce it to a few times a week.
- Smaller meals – I was thinking maybe I’ve been eating too much food at once, and maybe my tummy can’t handle it. I’m never stuffed after a meal, so I know I’m not gorging myself, but maybe my tummy just does better with smaller meals throughout the day??
- WATER!! – This one is a toughie for me, because I’d much rather be sipping on iced coffees and teas right now. But I’ve been trying really hard to suck down at least 4 of my water bottles a day, but most days I honestly don’t do it. I think I’m going to try to just flavor my waters with lemons and limes to keep it interesting and try to cut down the coffee and tea to only 1 per day.
As you can see, I’m not eliminating anything just yet. I refuse to cut something out if I don’t need to. If I like it, then I want to eat it!! If I do find that something causes me trouble however, I would be willing to nix it. Let’s see what I’ve been eating to resolve my tummy problems!
Nothing is simpler and easier on the tummy than a smoothie right?! I typically hate having smoothies for breakfast since they never fill me up, but since my tummy issues have started I actually haven’t had the appetite in the morning (shocking, I know). I keep the smoothies pretty basic, and really on good solid ingredients.
1C almond milk, 1/2 C vanilla Chobani, 2T flaxseeds, 1C spinach, 1/2C bloobs, 1/2 naner and ice
Like I said, typically this would have been refreshing, but it would have done diddly squat for my appetite. Lately however, it’s been just what I needed!
Then there’s lunch, where I typically venture out into the world of heavier foods, because I work out after I really don’t want to pass out mid run or mid curl from lack of food.
whole wheat bread, almond cheese, tuna mixed with dijon along with steamed green beans doused in garlic powder and ketchup
The almond milk cheese is ok. I actually think it has a good flavor, kind of like mozzarella. It definitely takes a lot longer to melt though, which my tummy was NOT happy about! My poor tummy was growling away while this thing was cooking up.
As for snacks, I’ve kept them pretty simple.Cinnamon Cashew Ball & PB Popsicles
The Cinnamon Cashew balls are simple to make and only have a few ingredients, making them simple to throw together and perfect for me to nosh on throughout the day!
Cinnamon Cashew Balls
1 Cup cashews
1/2 Cup dates
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
Blend blend blend!! Roll into balls and enjoy.
And then there’s dinner. Ohhhhh dinner. I may or may not be posting pictures of this meal for the next few days. It was so freaking amazing, I want to eat it again RIGHT NOW!!
Couscous topped with baby shrimpies and cilantro lime sauce with roasted asparagus
Oh my lanta poeple. I’m going to share this recipe with you all tomorrow, but holy wow. This sauce is amazeballs. Unless of course you don’t like cilantro, then you will probably hate it, but I stinkin’ loooove that little herb!! And there’s something so perfect to me about cilantro and baby shrimpies!!
Anyway, nothing has really improved on the tummy front, so we will see. It’s nothing unbearable, it’s just uncomfortable and annoying. Keeping my eats simple and plain until I can figure it out though!!
Do you deal with food related tummy issues?
What are your favorite basic ingredients to throw together for a tasty tasty meal?!
Happy Marvelous Freaking Monday. I hope you guys had a fantabulous weekend. Mine didn’t go as planned, which was a big bummer, but it was still an overall good weekend.
The best part of my weekend? Definitely reading all of your comments on my last post. Guys, seriously, you really touched me. I was super nervous about being so real and raw with you guys and now that I think about it I’m really not sure why. My favorite comments were from the few of you readers who like to lurk and stay in the background. Can I just tell you how much it means to me that you decided to comment on my little post and give me such encouragement?! You could’ve just read it and moved on, but no you took the time to introduce yourself and lift me up. You are incredible people, and I adore you. I adore you ALL. I know I wouldn’t be close to where I am today without all of your support, so thank you
While your kind words were definitely the best part of my weekend, there were a few other highlights!!
Like I said, my original weekend plans got squashed, which was a big time bummer, BUT, Ninja and I improvised. Instead, on Saturday we decided to help out his little sister with a Girls Scout project. Basically, we are helping put together a little garden for an elementary school. It was a nice way to spend the day, out in the sun and digging in the dirt, all alongside my church family. I also used it as an opportunity for an active rest day.
We emptied all of the planter boxes, weeding them and filling them with soil as well as pretty flowers and herbs. We also laid down piping for a watering system. It was 4 hours of work, but it was light and fun work that I was happy to be a part of!
Plus I got to spend it with this handsome guy!
We also took the time this weekend to finally get Jax over to the puppy park for the 1st time!! We already know Opie really isn’t a fan. She is actually pretty wimpy when it comes to other dogs for some reason, so she stays right under my legs the entire time. Except for this time she managed to hop up in my lap and curl herself up in my arms for safety. I couldn’t bear to put her down with her being so cuddly, so I just held her the entire time!!
Ninja took Jax into the big puppy park since she is a bigger dog, so Opie and I just chilled by the fence watching her hide from the big dogs. Apparently I have 2 incredibly wimpy pups, because Opie hid in my arms the entire time and Jax hid behind Ninja’s chair. Poor babes. But it was a good experience for Jax, and we are hoping with time she will come out of her shell a little!
That would be Ninja trying to push our little baby out into the big bad world. As you can tell, she was content hiding behind daddy the entire time.
Once again, thank you SO SO SO much for your comments, love, and support. You guys rock, and I hope to one day be able to repay the favor to you guys!
Do you take your dog to the dog park? Do they like it?
Ever volunteered at a school putting in a garden? Or doing any kind of work at a school?
I went to the doctor yesterday. It was just an annual check-up, nothing big. Actually it was a big fat waste of my time, but we won’t even get into that one. Let’s just say, I paid money to find out how much I weighed.
And that’s the main focus of this post. Numbers.
Before I hit up the doctor’s office to waste my money and my time, I decided to hit up Target to look at their sale racks. I don’t know why I go in to that store. I mean really. That place is my ultimate weakness.
Anyway, I grabbed some pants off the sale rack and headed into the dressing room. I’m going to be real brave here and share my pant size with you all, so please, be nice to me. Anyway, I grabbed a pair of the new Levi jeans that Target is selling in a size 8 (because that’s what I wore in high school) and a pair of Target brand jeans in a size 11 because they were cute and cheap.
I tried the size 11’s on first and they were too tight in the waist and it freaked me out. I had a mini tantrum in the dressing room as I threw the pants at the mirror. But then I tried on my tried and true Levi’s in size 8 and they fit like a glove. What the heck Target?
I am a very awkward shape. I’d call it an athletic shape to the extreme. Broad shoulders and wide back, smaller waist, big booty and thunder thighs with short legs. This is why I hate pant shopping. I literally have to buy pants (and even shorts) a size or so bigger in most places because they don’t fit my thighs and booty. And I don’t know why I let it bother me, because then I try on my Levi’s and realize that I’m not really a size 11 (not that there’s anything wrong with being a size 11!!)
The point is, I focus way too much on the number. I have known for years that Target’s pants come in weird sizes. I actually don’t think I have ever bought a pair of pants from there that have actually really fit me. And yet still, I freak out every time that I try to buy pants from there.
Now comes the doctor’s appointment. After getting called in, I followed the nurse to my old nemesis, the scale. I stepped on it and dropped my head down so I couldn’t see the number. I never look. I just completely avoid it so that it doesn’t upset me. But then the nurse did what they usually never do, and said the number. Out Loud. I cringed. I looked around to see if every nurse had turned in their chairs to give me the once over. I expected to see doctors running down the halls to lecture me on being overweight. You may think I’m kidding, but I’m not. These are all the things that ran through my head in that moment.
I sat down with a thump in the chair and let the nurse take my blood pressure. It was perfect, of course. And yet all I cared about were the numbers she had mentioned moments ago. Who cared about the good numbers she had just told me about, what about the BAD numbers she had mentioned?! How could I possibly weigh that much?
Once again, I’m going to share my number with you, so please, if you have nothing nice to say, keep it to your damn self. I have enough issues without other people chiming in.
I weigh 150lbs. I may or may not have backspaced that number 10x before actually publishing this post, but if I am ever going to truly recover from this stupid ED, than I need to learn that these numbers are just that, numbers. They don’t determine anything else about me.
But in that moment at the doctors office, that number told me I was a failure. It told me I was a fat failure who was never going to accomplish anything so I might as well just give up now. It told me I was 150lbs of lies. It told me I was 150lbs of worthlessness.
I drove home in a fog. I walked through the door and I put on my workout gear, prepared to workout for the rest of the day if that’s what I needed to do to drop some weight. And then I looked in the mirror and saw something different.
I saw that I’m 150lbs of determination
I saw that I’m 150lbs of stubbornness
I saw that I’m 150lbs of athlete
I saw that I’m 150lbs of muscle
I saw that I’m 150lbs of can’t stop won’t stop
I saw that I’m 150lbs of bootylicious
I saw that I’m 150lbs of heart
I saw that I’m 150lbs of grit
I saw that I’m 150lbs of spit fire
I saw that I’m 150lbs of recovery
And then I looked through my photos on my phone and scanned through the pictures.
I’m not fat. Sure, I may have love handles and a bit of weight on my arms, but I’m not overweight. Or obese. Or any other word that goes with fat.
Those numbers, size 8 (and sometimes 11) and 150lbs, are just that. NUMBERS. They don’t reveal anything about me. Nothing that matters anyway. They don’t show my victories, courage, strength, determination, battle scars or heart. Those are all the things I’m most proud of. Those are all the things I want people to care about when they see me. Not the numbers.
So if I want people to care about all the things that CAN’T be shown or described with a number, then why should I care about those numbers either?
Tell me the truth: Do numbers matter to you?
So I missed WIAW yesterday, so I guess it’s going to be WIAT instead. But with Wednesday’s food. Whatever. You guys will still love me right?! I’ve been missing out on sleep pretty much this entire week, so my days are just really off. And my leg is still pretty messed up. I have taken it easy since my game Monday with a rest day Tuesday (only walking places) and yesterday was leg day but it was all weights and low impact. STILL, my leg hurts today. So I’ll probably keep it low impact again with the bike or Evie, but I’m really not happy about it!
Ready to see yesterday’s eats?! There was some good stuff in there, although looking at it now, I really need to work on my veggie intake.
Breakfast: 2 rice cakes, 1 topped with PB & flax, 1 topped with cinnamon raisin PB, strawberries and 2 eggs
Lunch: whole wheat turkey sandwhich with spinach & hummus, Chobani with bloobs
Dinner: ww tortilla topped with marinara, cheese, & refried beans with asparagus
Dessert: banana soft serve topped with melted PB & dark chocolate pretzels
Snack: Chobani, kashi wheat squares, berries, pumpkin seeds & walnuts
And then there was this post workout snack I had. Like I said, yesterday was leg day, which means I am usually hungry ALL. FREAKIN. DAY. Enter in this little gem that I have been making for a while now. Every time I make it I change it a little, which makes me love it that much more!
Banana Protein Cake
Quick to make and packed with nutrition!
- 1 egg
- 1 T coconut flour
- 1 T mashed nanaer
- 1 T flaxseeds
- 1 T almond milk
- pinch baking powder
- few drops stevia
Mix it all up and nuke it in a mug for about 1:20. Top with desired toppings and enjoy! I topped mine with melted PB, chocolate sauce and 1/2 a naner
Oh. My. Lanta. I’m usually not a fan of these little cakes. I find they take more effort than they are worth, but this little thing is so freakin tasty, and just what my taste buds were wanting. It really does have a cake like texture, and it isn’t bland, although I guess I have it covered in so much stuff how could it be right?!
Welp, I’ve got a busy busy day ahead of me, so I’d better get to it! Maybe I can FINALLY do some blog catch up later. Sorry for the lack of commenting lately, I’ll work on getting better I promise!
Do you have a day during the week that you are always hungrier than other days? Mine is leg day (or Wednesday)
What’s your favorite post workout snack?
So, it happened again loves. I had a bad game last night, and woke up feeling like crap. The difference? This week I refused to punish my body for it. In fact, I decided to make it a “me” day instead. It definitely wasn’t easy. The 1st thing I wanted to do this morning was run myself into the ground with incline sprints, but instead, I brewed myself a nice cup of coffee, put on my music, and let myself get carried away for a few minutes until the thoughts of punishing my body faded away. Then, I got to work on my “me” day!!
First up, a big bowl of carbs.
Kashi shreded wheat, almond milk and a plethora of strawberries
Anyone else NOT measure their cereal? Ya, I don’t. I used to. I used to measure every little thing I put into my mouth. But not anymore, and definitely not on my “me” day!
After breakfast I laced up my sneakers, but not for a run. I went to Mama’s house and walked her dogs with her. One full hour of a gentle walk in this incredible weather we are having today. After our walk, I hit up the grocery store, since grocery shopping is literally one of my favorite pastimes. Don’t believe me? I do it 2x a week, even if we don’t need food. I’ll go out just to look. It’s like my secret addiction.
After the store I came home, unpacked my goodies, and headed out for another walk, this time across the street to a nearby Starbucks to meet an old friend of mine. I could’ve drove, but the weather is way too gorgeous and it literally is 10 minutes away, plus I really enjoyed it!
Obligatory selfies obviously took place
Grande iced coffee with 2 pumps toffee nut and a splash of non-fat milk
After about 2 hours of chit chat, my friend and I parted ways and I made the trek back home. Once through the door, I immediately whipped up lunch for the screaming belly of mine.
grilled cheese and carrot fries with ketchup
Grilled cheeses will always be a go-to meal for me. I refuse to ever get too old for them! And carrot fries just go perfectly with everything. I love getting them a little bit burnt and crispy. Does that make me weird?
After lunch I whipped up a batch of pops since it’s been so freakin’ hot. I love having tasty little treats handy for post workout or just when that craving hits! I make these pops with Chobani so that there is a nice chunk of protein in them!
Chocolate pops stuffed with Snackamal crumbles for a little extra treat
I’ve made these babies in so many variations I can’t even remember them all, but these ones are definitely one of my favorites! I also really love the strawberry cheesecake ones I make…
And to wrap up my “me” day, I’ve been laying on my couch, pop in hand, listening to this guy sing, because he’s freaking amazing. His voice is so unique, which I’m a total sucker for. He actually reminds me of Dave Matthews at times…
I’m not going to lie and say this “me” day has been perfect. There were times that I did want to workout, really bad. The walking I did really helped me to push those thoughts aside though. My legs are sore and tired, I know they need the rest today, and I know that if I get on the treadmill I am simply going to run myself into the ground. I thought of just beating up on Evie for a little bit, but I think a “me” day is just what my body wants.
When was the last time you had a “me” day?
What would you do on a “me” day?
Is it really Monday?! Man…that kind of sucks. I had such a wonderful (er, should I say Marvelous?!) weekend, I just didn’t want it to end! Ninja actually had Saturday off since we had a wedding to go to in the afternoon, so I got to spend an ENTIRE weekend with him. How stinkin cool is that?!
Marvelous is…our last wedding of the summer!! Ninja’s friend from karate got married this Saturday. It was a really nice wedding, the only downside was no cake. What is it with people and not serving wedding cake anymore?!
Instead of cake we got GIANT chocolate covered strawberries (which were freaking amazing) and mini cupcakes. Since all I really wanted was cake doused in frosting, I went ahead and licked the frosting off my cupcakes and left the little cake on the plate. I’m such a rebel.
Marvelous is…getting dressed up and feeling pretty. Oh and I got numerous compliments throughout the evening from older ladies telling me how cute my dress was. One of the younger ladies actually told me I was “rocking the dress something fierce.” Not really sure what that one means but I took it as a compliment! And Ninja’s friend asked him how the heck he ended up with such a hot wife. HA. Good times.
Getting ready and snapping a bathroom pic at the receptionNinja and I at the wedding
Marvelous is…getting to spend some quality time with Mama! Ninja and I took her out to lunch Sunday at one of her favorite restaurants, Lazy Dog cafe. We split the usual, a veggie lavish sandwich and the tex mex salad.
The sandwich is stuffed with avocado, cheese, spinach, onion, radish, tomato and cucumber. Definitely one of the most refreshing little sandwiches I’ve ever had! After we spent time with my Mama we headed over to Ninja’s parent’s place to BBQ it up and relax. Pretty low key of a celebration, but that’s how we always do it. We are definitely more of a relaxing family than a partying family!
Marvelous is…taking some time away. I stayed away from the blog world from Friday till today, and it was nice to be away. Sometimes you just need a bit of a breather you know? Plus with my beginners carpel tunnel, I need the break from time to time!
How was your Mother’s Day?
Does your family usually have a big Mommy’s Day celebration or do you keep it more low key?
Happy Friday!! I’m going to switch things up a bit this Friday and skip Friday Truths, simply because I have too much to tell you today about my awesome Thursday! Ready to read about my amazing day?? Of course you are!
Whelp, it started out like any other Thursday. I did 30 minutes of intervals on my hamster wheel then jumped in the car to help my mom out with her pups. Her hip was really bothering her yesterday, so our hour long walk actually ended up being a little bit longer on account of the fact she had to keep stopping and stretching. Once I yelled at her enough we finally went back to the house so that she could put on proper walking shoes (she was wearing flip flops!!)
After our walk I hit up Target with 1 thing in mind…moisturizer. But of course, the magic that is Target sucked me in and I ended up with $30 worth of merchandise and none of it was moisturizer. That’s a powerful store I tell ya!
Here’s what I picked up INSTEAD of my moisturizer…
boots and cute flats
$4.48 for the flats and $10.48 for the boots
Seriously?! How could I NOT buy these right?! Please agree with me. I can’t help that I have ridiculously weak will power when it comes to clothes. Of course I had to rock my new finds today at work.
The fedora is from Target too in case you were wondering. Gosh dang store.
I’m not sure why I thought bright blue shoes went with this outfit, but I work in an office with 2 men, so I figured it really didn’t matter in the end.
Anyway, back to Thursday. After Target I headed over to Coffee Bean to finally meet up with my blogger friend Ellie. We only live like 15 minutes from each other and yet somehow we are just NOW meeting. Epic fail and our parts!I purchased a Moroccan Mint tea latte and waited for my coffee date to show up. Side note, I really wanted the Strawberry Cream tea latte but they were all out, which was a big time bummer for me. I’ve been dreaming about that dumb thing! O-well, the mint was good too.
At 1, Ellie walked through the door, pregnant belly and all. I was so excited! She looked so beautiful and happy, I just couldn’t help but smile. What a lovely lady she is.
Anyone else think I’m a giant next to her? I’m really not that big I swear, she’s just super tiny!
Anyway, we spent a good 2 hours chatting away like old friends. It was nice to just be real and honest with her. I felt like we had known each other for a long time, and I had no problem opening right up to her!
And of course, she spoiled me with some goodies.
Yerba Mate tea, dark chocolate covered pretzels and lavender soap
I may or may not of opened the pretzels as soon as I got in the car and had a serving. Or two. And the soap is so gorgeous smelling, it literally filled my bathroom!! I actually brewed the tea this morning and chilled it before work. I added ice, squeezed in some fresh lemon juice and a drop or two of honey and gulped that stuff down. New favorite summer tea right there! Oh my gosh it was so yummy, I brewed more up after work and am actually sipping on it as I type.
After meeting Ellie I came home to Ninja. We muddled around the house for a bit and then he left for church. I was supposed to have a game last night, but it actually got canceled, which was a big bummer. I was really craving some soccer, but instead of just lounging around all night I hoped off my butt and flowed through some yoga to help stretch out my crazy tight legs.
So all in all a pretty good day if I do say so myself! The only down side was the canceled game, but I have another one on Monday, so hopefully I’ll get to play then! Plus, not playing last night was actually better for my legs in the long run.
Ninja and I have 1 more wedding to attend this summer tomorrow, so I’ll have some more wedding pictures to hopefully show you guys on Monday! Have a great weekend!
Ever had a blogger meet-up?
Was the person exactly the same in person as they are on their blog?
I’m a big fan of breakfast. I would honestly much rather have a get together over brunch than meet up later for dinner any day. There’s just something so warm and comforting about the smell of eggs and biscuits with sticky maple syrup in the air. Or maybe that’s just me.
Since I totally teased you guys with this recipe yesterday, I figured I should be a nice blogger and get it up for you today. These pancakes are my go-to protein pancakes on days that I work. I divide them up into 3 or 4 cakes and store them in freezer bags, then just take them out and heat them up when I need them. Perfect for those mornings (ok almost every morning) that I am in a complete rush.
This recipe makes a large batch, perfect for storing in the freezer for a quick breakfast!
- 1/2 C oat flour
- 1/2 C coconut flour
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1 T flaxseed
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 C almond milk
- 3 eggs plus 3 egg whites
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix together everything in the order shown. Blend well. If batter is too thick add in a few more splashes of almond milk. Heat in pan and enjoy!
Bananas Foster Pancakes
- 4 protein pancakes
- 1/2 C vanilla chobani
- 1/2 naner, chopped
- 2T walnuts
- 1T Walden Farms Caramel Syrup
Layer 1/4C chobani between 2 pancakes along with a few slices of naner. Top with remaining pancakes and greek yogurt followed by the remaining naner, walnuts and syrup.
This was probably my favorite stack of pancakes ever. I really didn’t want it to end!! It’s a good thing I make such a large batch of these pancakes, because I may or may not of had this exact same plate using the rest of the batch throughout the week.
I also love just throwing the cakes in my bag and having them to nosh on whenever I’m feeling a little hungry. No need for syrup or toppings, I personally think the flavor is good enough on it’s own!
Do you use protein powders in your pancakes?
Do you have to have toppings for your pancakes? Ninja’s need to be completely drowned in syrup for him to eat them!
Happy WIAW! So remember how in my last post I had bragged about getting a great night’s rest? Well, that’s gone now. Lame. The little birdies have decided to be my alarm clock at 5:30AM now, regardless of if I want to wake up then or not. My inner redneck may just come out one of these mornings. We do have a BB gun after all…
So pretty much the day I told you guys I had switched to cold breakfasts because of the heat, a cold front came in to LA. Needless to say, my eats have changed just a bit! I’m one of those people who really crave warming and comforting foods when the cold rolls in, so since the rainy and cloudy weather has been around I have been working on my pancake skills.
Delicious looking right?! These are my go to protein pancakes. I make a huge batch of them and then use them throughout the week for breakfasts before work. I’ll be posting the recipe soon so stick around!
The lunch I have been having has been more comfort food. I sit right by a large window at my office, so when I stare outside at the rain or clouds, all I tend to want is a big mug of coffee and warm food. Well, I’m trying not to drink myself into caffeine oblivion so the coffee is a no-go for the afternoons, but warm food isn’t!
sweet tater topped with refried beans, broccoli, cheese and plenty of garlic powder and fajita seasoning
This meal was seriously the bomb.com. Oh and it took me about 5 minutes to make which makes it that much more amazing. Basically I just whipped up a bunch of sweet taters at the beginning of the week as well as steamed some broccoli. In the mornings I slather on the beans, dump in the broccoli and seasonings and add on my cheese. At lunch I nuke it all together and chow down!
Dinner has been basic and simple so far this week. I usually try to go all out every dinner since I know how hard Ninja has to work during the day, but I haven’t really been in the mood you know? Just feeling slightly uninspired in the kitchen when it comes to dinners. Why can’t we just have pancakes for every dinner?!
crackers and hummus, crockpot pulled chicken and steamed brussels doused in garlic powder
To answer your question, no Ninja did not eat this with me. He got the pulled chicken in BBQ sandwich form along with some steamed broccoli since he is not a brussels fan. I don’t mind making 2 completely different dinners on most days. I want what I want and he wants what he wants. As long as everyone is happy then who cares right?!
And of course there were several snacks throughout the day, but the most important one looked like this.apple and barney butter
I’m going to be honest with you guys, I think Barney butter might be my favorite almond butter. It is so stinkin smooth and creamy! The only issue? I don’t think it tastes like almond butter. Since there is no grit of the almonds and it’s literally smooth as a baby’s booty, I tend to forget that I am eating almond butter!! Weird?!
Anyone ever want to shoot the annoying birdies outside their window?
Favorite nut butter brand?