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

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 ūüôā

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

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 ūüôā

I Know it Saturday but, 

Welcome to Flashback Friday!

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SUNDAY:  Crossfit and Meal Prep

FF- Crossfit Sunday 224

HSPU= Handstand Pushups.

Pull Ups- I used a band

Air Squats

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No Bake Protein Cookies

MONDAY:  Crossfit

CF for FF #4

Personal Record: 185# Sumo Deadlift

WOD: 9:21 – Started with Toes to Bar and eventually went to V-UPS

Here is some more info on V-Ups and Sumo Deadlifts

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Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies

Protein Blondie

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Berry Protein Loaf

TUESDAY: Crossfit 5k/ Blueberry Goodness

Run 5K for Time= Not Fun since I haven’t run in forever!

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5k PR

I finished in 27:26 which is a personal record for me since I am a SLOW runner.

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Berry Protein Loaf AGAIN!

Rocky Road UMP

WEDNESDAY:  Off Day + Tuna melts + Abby Girl Sweets Cupcakes

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tuna melt

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Thursday: Crossfit and a True Blue Blueberry Day

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Shoulder to OH= Push Press

Knees to Elbow or- Hanging Knee Raises (which is what I did)

21 Double Unders = Jump Rope

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How was your week of eats and fitness?

Anyone have any special plans this weekend??

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