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Good Morning!

Make sure you head over to enter the About Time whey protein giveaway that I am hosting!  I will pick a winner on Friday morning.

Today I am going to share some EATS, my workout, and my dogs from Monday.  Monday was my off day so I have more “fun” food to share since I didn’t have to pack it all in Tupperware containers.  I feel like those days can be pretty boring.

Make sure you head on over to Jenn’s blog for this WIAW and see what she’s been eating lately too!


Breakfast:  Well, ok breakfast was pretty boring, but I wasn’t too hungry before I went to crossfit so I just had a couple scrambled eggs.  A little protein to start my day off right.



Deadlifts-  I had a 10 lb PR (Personal Record) of 170 lb’s for 5 reps.


After crossfit I had my protein shake


And then  I tried to get some sun but it was just too hot to lay out without a pool.  If anyone has a pool and wants to let me come over just let me know 🙂


Lily also thought it was pretty hot.


And Jackson had a hard day too.  Poor dogs, they really have it rough: Eat, play, drink, poop, sleep, repeat!



Fuji Apple Chicken Salad from Panera= My fav!


My Weakness:

After lunch of course we had to stop at Servatii’s which was right across the street.  And of course there was ONE SLICE of carrot cake sitting on the counter.  I think it had SARA written all over it.  My mom bought it for me, so of course I ate it 🙂  And it was delicious!


While we were out we did a little rug shopping:


Which one would you choose??

I got the dots.  Leopard print would not fly with Eric for sure.


Prepping for my mango cilantro salsa


Freshly made Salmon Cakes with plenty left over for lunch.


And the final product:  Salmon Cakes with mango cilantro Salsa.  Avocado on the side.

salmon patty

Then a paleo apple cinnamon muffin to finish off the night!

apple cinnamon muffins

What is your favorite treat?  Cake, pie, or ice cream?

Oh and I found my new love and my life is now complete!  Carrot Cake Luna Bar.


My rating: 7/10.  Not my favorite like I thought it would be, but still pretty good.  Blueberry is still #1!

What is your favorite Luna bar flavor?

Good Morning!  Happy Friday!  

I’ve been slightly discouraged lately with my hurt hands and not being able to workout like I would normally, but my days off have actually been more beneficial than I thought.  I’ve gotten more time to hang out with family and just rest! (Besides working too much)  It feels pretty good 🙂  But don’t worry I’ll be hitting the gym this weekend!

Anyways, I need to share some of my amazing eats!  On my way to work yesterday I enjoyed my Healthy Blueberry Muffin Bake topped with crunchy peanut butter, delicious!  I haven’t made this meal in a while and I was really craving it!!


The ingredients that I used were slightly different than the original recipe:

  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pink salt
  • 3/4 scoop vanilla protein powder (or approx 3 tbsp)

You need to try this breakfast bake asap!

Also Recently Recharge Foods sent me a few of their protein bars to try.  I was first introduced to these at Blend Retreat and the chocolate + caramel was one of the first things that I tried out of my swag bag!  It tasted like a candy bar!


So one of my snacks at work was another one of these little guys, the caramel and chocolate to be exact, with a banana.  They only have 100 calories and provide 8 grams of protein!  I can’t wait to try the other two flavors.

I also had a few fresh picked strawberries that some nice person brought in to share 🙂  They looked too pretty to eat.


I only worked half a day yeterday which was nice  but I was starving when I got home so I threw together a salad with veggies, watermelon, and chicken.  I also had some pretzel crisps with greek yogurt spinach and artichoke dip, a new product I found at Kroger that was sooo freaking delicious!  Ill have to share it soon.  I was just to busy eating to take a picture 🙂

I’ve had a super busy week and have been working a lot.  Yesterday I went to crossfit for the first time since Saturday when I did some damage to my poor hands 😦  They are getting better but after dead lifting they are still a little sore.  I won’t be able to do any pull ups for a while!

My crossfit workout consisted of the following:

tabata push press

After crossfit I stopped to pick up protein powder and I came across these bad boys!


I was pumped.  I instantly ate one after my workout!  It was pretty tasty, but the peanut butter was a little bit dry.   I give it a 6/10.

I wasn’t starving when I got home but I knew I had to eat something or I would wake up at 2 am starving.  I was craving some egg white bites that I saw on Kierston’s Blog, so I made a recipe adapted from them 🙂

Cinnamon Walnut Egg White Bites

egg white bites 2

I used the following:

  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 2 TBSP Flax seed
  • 5 Drops liquid stevia
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Bake in mini muffin tins on 400 Degrees for 20 minutes.  They came out light and fluffy on the inside with a little bit of a crunchy texture on the outside.  I actually am in LOVE with them.  Thank you Kierston!

bites 2

With my bites I had a hard boiled egg, and 1/2 of a sweet potato with a wedge of laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese mixed in!  Nicole gave me this idea  🙂   Brilliant!


I was pleasantly surprised by this mixture and I’m sure I will make it again!

Some other fun sweet potato toppings that I like are :

  • Cinnamon
  • Peanut butter
  • Brown sugar (if you have a sweet tooth)
  • Greek yogurt

Well that’s it, Ill be back later!

Any fun plans this weekend!?  Have you tried the Recharge Bars Or Quest Cravings?

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