Happy WIAW friends!
If you remember from my last post, yesterday was Daddy’s birthday. And if you were paying attention to that last post at all you’ll remember that I went ahead and made myself a gluten-free single serve carrot cake so that I could enjoy some cake alongside Daddy and my family.
What you might not realize however, is how huge of an accomplishment that is for me. I actually didn’t even realize what had happened until last night when I was devouring my little cake – Did I seriously go out of my way to make sure that I had a slice of cake? Yep – I did! For someone who used to eat practically nothing on the day she knew she would be eating something indulgent I am proud to aknowledge that I not only had a slice of cake, but I also didn’t deprive myself the rest of the day!
It’s amazing how things can change when we take our entire focus off of them and put them on something else. I was so wrapped up in making sure that Daddy had a great birthday that the insane thoughts about calories, fat and carbs didn’t even enter my mind. Double fist pump for me!
Udi’s toast with peanut butter – berries – hemp seeds – mashed banana – cinnamon – cacao nibs
Repeat offender here I know – but I just can’t get enough of this toast combo! Not only do I get the pre-workout carbohydrates that I so desperately need but I also get some healthy fats in there with both the hemp seeds and the cacao nibs. Not to mention the crunch from those cacao nibs – I adore them!
1 scoop plant fusion – frozen mixed berries – almond milk – paleo chocolate muffin – dairy-free chips
It’s the return of the smoothie bowl! Kidding, I’ve actually been enjoying smoothie bowls fairly regularly still but haven’t snapped any pictures due to the fact that I tend to eat them when I am immensely busy. I basically set it on my kitchen counter and grab a bite or two as I go back and forth between the kitchen and my window for photoshoots. Yes, I know – not the best eating etiquette but whatever!
mixed greens – ground turkey – bell peppers & onions – corn crisps – cilantro avocado dressing
This salad is basically my obsession right now. I eat it almost every day for lunch. EVERY day, people. The real star of the salad however is of course that Bolthouse dressing. Holy yum, guys. I could probably pour that stuff on anything and eat it. Has anyone ever made pasta salad with cilantro avocado dressing? Cause I totally think I’m going to try that out. It’s so freaking amazing….
Paleo Chocolate Strawberry Muffin
I had a craving for chocolate around 3pm and while I typically will just down a handful of dark chocolate chips, instead I busted out one of my frozen chocolate strawberry muffins from my big freelance project.
Which coincidentally, is totally finished and ready for purchase. Interested? Of course you are! I worked hard on that dang e-book and am so, so, so thrilled to finally have it done and ready for the world to see.
What do you get? 100 paleo muffin recipes that are 100% delicious. From breakfast muffins to snack muffins to even post-workout muffins – this e-book has them all! Just click here to grab yourself a copy.
Note – I do not get any royalties or extra money from the sales of the book, I just want it to do well! I would be so honored to have my blog family see the result of all my hard work!
spinach & feta chicken meatballs – zoodles – garlic olive oil drizzle
Ninja and I joined Daddy and the rest of the family for dinner but since no one else is gluten-free save for me, I opted to bring my own dish. Everyone else was having spaghetti and meatballs so I thought I would try to match what they were having – just with a little twist 😉
Ya’ll should’ve seen Little Bro and Little Sissy’s face when they saw my zoodles. I swear they looked at me like I had grown a second head. Silly kids.
These meatballs by the way? AMAZE-BALLS. [see what I did there?] The recipe for this dish will be coming next week – so stay tuned!
Once again I got a few raised eyebrows and weird looks from my siblings upon me breaking out this little cake, but I didn’t let that stop me from enjoying every single bite! I think I might have even [embarrassingly] licked my plate to get the last of the frosting. So dang good.
All in all I’m just really proud of myself for not focusing on the food. As ED warriors I don’t believe that we are ever 100% fully recovered, which makes days like this even more important. I’ve had some ups and downs over the past few months but have always come out on top – thanks to God’s mercy, my family’s love and your support [yes, you!]. So yeah – I think I’m on the right track here.
Shoot, as long as there’s chocolate and cake on my track I know I’m going the right way 😉
Have you ever been so focused on the food that you miss out on the memories?