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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!!

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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!

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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.

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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:

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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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?


Hello and Happy Monday!

weekly meal and fitness plan

I didn’t do a ton of meal prepping on Sunday because I thought I could do some on Monday while I was off work. I did make a few things though.

Sunday Meal Prep

Washed and prepped fruit

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Made Cinnamon Raisin Protein Balls (healthy dessert option)

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Recipe to come soon…

On Monday I prepped:

Healthy Blueberry Muffin Bake (With strawberries and blackberries)  Blueberries were not on sale 😦 —  Side note:  Make sure you ADD the PROTEIN POWDER lol.  I left it out and didn’t realize it until I was writing this post.   So of course there was only 5 minutes left to bake, so I quickly ran and put a little bit more milk and 1/2 scoop of protein powder in each one.

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Baked Chicken with Wildtree Racher Rub

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Made A Salad

Homemade Trail Mix

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Cinnamon Puffins – TJ’s Organic High Fiber O’s – Raisins – Mix of Nuts: Cashews, Pistachios, Almonds, Macadamia’s 

Made Wildtree Granola

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Perfectly portioned out!

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Meal Plan:

Monday: Skillet Sweet potato Hash (With Ground Turkey instead of sausage)

Tuesday: Spaghetti and Meatballs For the Boys

Wednesday: TBD

Thursday:  California Quesadillas

Friday: Out to Dinner

Saturday: Shrimp Tacos

Sunday: Easter Brunch at Mom’s; Dinner at the in-laws

A Celebration:

On Sunday we had a dinner celebration for my sister who is being accepted into the Police Academy!  I knew this meant cupcakes were in order!  Lemon are her favorite so I quickly turned to my Babycakes book for a recipe.  I only had about an hour to pull these together so I knew these would cook quickly. Each batch took about 6 minutes.

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I pulled out the babycakes maker and got to work.

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I made Lemon Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting.

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If anyone wants the recipe I can post it 🙂

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We had an awesome Thai/sushi dinner at Teak Restaurant.

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sisters

sister – me – sister-in-law

I started out with a blueberry cocktail which was awesome!

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I got the house salad with ginger dressing which by the way is the best dressing ever.  I also had sushi that I shared with almost everyone 🙂 It was delicious!  Alec got chicken pad thai and I had a little bit of his too.

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I am a huge sushi fan! Love it.

Dessert:

When I got home I had a little snack:  Chocolate Rice Cake with Chunky Almond Butter, yum.  It satisfied my sweet tooth perfectly!

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Sad Monday Morning:

This morning I woke up and my foot was throbbing!  It started getting sore on Sunday and I still went to crossfit but then today I woke up and could barely walk.  It’s a little swollen too.  So I decided I should probably rest.  I’m sad I have to miss crossfit, especially because they are working on back squats, which is what I NEED to work on.

At least If I rest today, hopefully it will be better for the rest of the week.  I’ve been icing and my mom told me to soak it in warm salt water, moms know best!  So that’s what I did this morning while trying to finish my food prepping 🙂

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I needed a bigger bowl but didn’t have one!

What is your favorite flavor cupcake?

I need a crockpot dish for Wednesday that a kid would like 🙂  Any ideas??



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