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Here is this week’s meal and fitness plan. I am trying some new dishes this week 🙂

weekly meal and fitness plan

Meal Plan:

  • Monday: Feta Cheese Spaghetti Squash Bake- Adapted from Eat Move Balance
  • Tuesday: Pasta Fagioli – Skinny Taste
  • Wednesday: Crockpot Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potato
  • Thursday:  Turkey Taco Casserole- Eat Live Run
  • Friday:  TBD – Something quick and easy!
  • Saturday:  Family Girl’s Night
  • Sunday: TBD

Meal Prep:

This week I didn’t do a whole lot of meal prep.  Once again though I did make my Berry Protein Loaf.  Ready for 4 easy breakfasts on the go.  I usually just add some extra blueberries, maybe a dollop of almond butter, microwave for about a minute and hit the road!

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You need to make this!

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I also made a huge salad that I can easily put into a container and take to work for lunches!

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For Lunch I had some of the salad with a spinach and Asiago quiche that I brought home from Bonbonerie.  Eric and I split it.  It was so creamy and amazing and probably the best quiche I’ve ever had! I need to try to replicate it!

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Fitness:  Pretty plain and simple for me this week:

  • Monday: Crossfit
  • Tuesday: OFF
  • Wednesday: Crossfit
  • Thursday: Crossfit
  • Friday: OFF
  • Saturday: Crossfit
  • Sunday: Crossfit

On Saturday I also made some cupcakes for my friend Lindsey’s birthday. I finally whipped out my Kitchenaid mixer that I got for Christmas!

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We had dinner with them last night.  We enjoyed a skinny girl margarita with chicken and cheese enchiladas! Yum.

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And hopefully they had cupcakes for dessert 🙂

I have been trying for a while now to come up with a good Carrot Cake recipe and I have failed multiple times 😦

I finally make a carrot cupcake that I like…and the boys liked it too!

Alec said it was a 9 out of 10!  Woo hoo!

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They turned out so pretty If I must say so myself!

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Here is the Recipe:

Carrot Cupcakes with a White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Makes 12 Cupcakes


For the Cupcakes

  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • Canola Oil – I’m sure you could use butter instead
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup + 1.5 tablespoons whole wheat flour (sifted)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mixed spice (apple pie spice)
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

For the Frosting: (I didn’t measure everything completely, I am an eye baller!)

  • 1/2 stick butter (room temp)
  • 1/2 cup high reatio shortening (I got this from Cincinnati Cake and Candy Supply)
  • Pinch Sea Salt
  • Melted White Chocolate – Prob 1/3 cup
  • Approx. 2 Cups Confectioner Sugar
  • 1 tsp cream cheese flavoring

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For the Cupcakes

  • Preheat Oven to 325 Degrees
  • Line muffin tins with cupcake liners
  • In a large electric mixer, beat together sugar and vegetable oil for about a minute
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition
  • Add the dry ingredients and grated carrots alternatively, mixing briefly before each addition
  • Fold in chopped nuts
  • Bake for about 20 minutes

For the Frosting:

  • Place shortening and butter in a mixing bowl and beat together until smooth.
  • Add white chocolate and salt to mixture and continue to mix until well incorporated
  • Mix in cream cheese flavoring.
  • Add half of the sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Add remaining sugar and beat until creamy
  • Do not overbeat

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This is what the frosting was supposed to look like, but the tip was acting weird, so it kept coming out in little ribbons, and I actually like the look of it more!  Pretty cute, huh.



How was your weekend!?  I will be hosting an Albion Fit Giveaway on Tuesday!  Be sure to check back in 🙂

Good Morning!

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On Friday Eric’s Nanny and Papa gave us some oranges and grapefruit straight from Florida!

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I had one of the oranges with my breakfast:

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I also started my morning off right with a hard core crossfit workout!

This WOD was very deceiving!

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The numbers stand for the weight for guys and girls so the Wall Balls are 20# for guys and 14# for girls.

24″ and 20″ is the height of the box for the box jumps. 

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My total was 200 RX.  RX= As prescribed

Crossfit is the type of workout that you hate during the WOD, but you love it after!

You feel like you might die during that 15-30 minutes or however long the WOD is, but after I am always glad I did it!

After crossfit I took my mom to Bonbonerie for birthday lunch.

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We each got our own pot of hot tea with cute little tea cups.


I got Jocelyn’s Quiche du Jour:  Spinach & Asiago (my favorite dish from there) with a side salad.

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Mom got The BonBonerie’s Famous Tea Lunch:

(Assorted finger sandwiches are served with a cup of soup or fresh fruit and a BonBonerie pastry)

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It was all so amazing.  Then we went to the bakery to get some sweets to take home 🙂

I got an Opera cream cupcake for Alec, a lemon square, a white chocolate macadamia brownie, and a blueberry tort!! WOW.


Also another Quiche to make for breakfast or lunch.

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Trader Joe’s came next.  I am in LOVE with TJ’s!


These are some of my favorite items that I got:

Crunchy Almond Butter

I’ll be out of this in about a week!

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Mixed Nuts and Organic High Fiber O’s (Great for topping overnite oats to keep me full longer!)

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Organic Chicken Broth and Coconut Milk

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Hummus Dressing and Ready to Eat Edamama

I love ready to eat edamame just for snacking, or to put on salads.  And I can’t wait to try this dressing!

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Organic Coconut Oil and Sea Salt

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Plus a few other things 🙂

Dinner was Wildtree Chicken Fajitas

Mine was more like a fajita burrito since I used a low carb wrap.

Fajita veggies, lettuce, cheese, tomato, avocado

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And then a Pear Chobani.  I love this new flavor!

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Hope you had a great weekend!

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