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This was the first time I have participated in the Foodie Penpal Program.  I love making my gift box of food for my penpal so I was really excited to see what I was going to get in the mail!

Who doesn’t love getting packages in the mail!.

I received my package from Ahuva in Houston Texas- she doesn’t have a blog, but she sent me some awesome treats!

She lives in Texas but the treats she sent me reflected her Eastern/European Israeli background  so she sent me some items that I have never seen before, how exciting!

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Fruit Filled Gingerbread

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Mini Croutons

These little guys are traditionally used with a clear chicken broth or soup to give some crunch but they can also be enjoyed as a snack by themselves!

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Raspberry Preserves

Unfortunately these exploded in the mail 😦  It is the thought that counts though!

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The little fudge treats were so good too!

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I had to be careful or I would eat them all in one sitting!

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Thank you Ahuva!

Now on to some more food!

Yesterdays breakfast looked a lot like the past couple of days.  Berry Protein Loaf with extra blueberries, almond butter, and Love Grown Foods granola on top for some crunch!  YUM.

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Sorry for the repeat breakfasts, but that’s what Sunday Food Prep is for!

Lunch at work was an apple, veggie salad with homemade dressing (1 tbsp wildtree pesto, wildtree pesto grapeseed oil, salt and pepper, splash of lime juice), and a KIND + Protein Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Bar.

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Snacks:

Carrots and Celery with Almond Butter

Herbalife Cookies N Cream Shake

Greek Yogurt

Dinner:

Tuna Melt on Ezekial bread/toast

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Tuna – Hard Boiled Egg – Tiny bit of mayo to hold it together- (I am not a fan of mayo but I couldn’t taste it)  –

S&P  – Garlic powder

Lettuce – Thin Cheese – Pickle – Avocado

Dessert:

The best part of the day!  I picked up some cupcakes for my friend’s birthday and I had to get some for myself too!  My hubby also loves the oreo.

Abby Girl Sweets Cupcakery is my favorite!

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Carrot Cake- My fav!!

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I just need a cupcake every once in a while!

Fitness:

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Wednesday was an “off day” at Crossfit. Thank God because I really needed an off day.  After 100 deadlifts combined with toes to bar then running a 5K the next day, my body needs some repairing!

Giving your muscles a day or two to rest and repair in between intense exercise is actually GOOD for your body even though you may not think so!   This is the best way to see improvements the next time you workout.

Here are some ways you can make sure your muscles fully recover after your next workout:

**  Stretch after exercise!!

**  Replace lost fluids- Drink lots of WATER – not juice or soda or even sports drinks.  Water is best!

**  Rest!

** Don’t over train muscles.

Of Possible Interest:

Importance of Rest and Recovery In Muscle Building

Improve Sports Performance

Importance of Muscle Repair

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Since I am doing a 30 Day Challenge of No Sweets I decided I would make a “protein dessert” that I can eat!  You also know that I am a protein FREAK, so I love making snacks that include just that 🙂  I also make a lot of “balls” recipes, hmm…

The long waited….

Cinnamon Almond Butter Protein Balls

These are great pre or post workout!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Almond Butter (I used chunky)
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (any brand is fine- You could also use chocolate)

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Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Roll into balls (My recipe made 12)
  • Refrigerate
  • Enjoy!

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It’s that easy guys and gals!

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Nutritional Info:

(One Protein Ball)

  • 156 Calories
  • 12 g Fat
  • 9 g Carbs
  • 2.3 g Fiber
  • 5.5 g sugar (From honey) The honey helps everything stick together too
  • 7 g protein

Also since the first winner of the Chobani FREE GIVEAWAY never contacted me, I am picking a new winner!

The New Winner is:

   paprik4te

 

I tweeted:

Kate ‏@paprikate

I love Cherry greek yogurt. I had no idea Chobani had an apple cinnamon flavor – that would be right up my alley! I’d love to try it

#fitcupcaker .. I want to win a free case of Chobani from http://fitcupcaker.com

Kate please email me at Fitcupcaker@gmail.com with your contact information so we can get you some free CHO!!

What is your favorite Protein Snack?

Do you prefer chunky or smooth Almond Butter?

 



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