Good Morning and Happy Monday!
Starting Next Week (hopefully, as long as I get my blog switched over!) I will be hosting a new link up called Game Day Eats And Treats. I would love to see what health-ier recipes you all are cooking up on the weekends for game day!
I’ll most likely post these recaps on Monday’s so be looking out for it soon, and remember hashtag #gamedayeatsandtreats 🙂
I was supposed to have a 4 day weekend but I picked up Saturday for some extra cash! I have to save up for my weekend trip to Chi Town with Becky, Katie, Carly, and Alisha! Woop Woop! I love Chicago!
Anyways, I’ll give you a little weekend update starting with Friday. It was a good day although I did tons of Laundry, womp womp, probably the worst house chore ever. besides cleaning bathrooms.
I woke up and ate breakfast of course!!
Coconut Protein Pancakes
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- pinch of baking soda and salt
- 1 egg white
- 1 stevia packet
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut
After breakfast I went to Crossfit, which didn’t really LOOK that hard, but the WOD’s can be very deceiving! I was TIRED after this one!
After Crossfit I came home and cleaned, cooked, baked, and did some shopping!
Ok so first the cooking:
Brussles Sprouts, apple, and chicken apple sausage. First I tossed in the brussels sprouts with some garlic and sea salt. Then I added the chopped apple with cinnamon and finally the chopped chicken apple sausage and cooked until apples were soft and brussels sprouts had a nice crispy crunch!
Then the Baking:
Healthier Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 1 egg whisked
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice
To sweeten it up a bit:
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp stevia or stevia blend sweetener
I started with stevia blend and realized I didn’t like the flavor alone so then I added brown sugar, still wasn’t satisfied, and then added honey. Finally got it!
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 Degrees F. Makes 10 muffins. These went great with my homemade chili!
Finally, the shopping:
I love the fall colors of the m&m’s
Glass Pumpkins- so cute.
And my favorite Clif bar.
I don’t eat these a lot but when I crave one, it’s definitely the carrot cake.
I went to work bright and early at 7 am.
My morning turned up when I had the best pumpkin donut EVER from Reality Tuesday’s Cafe. I rarely eat donuts, but I think I might make a stop there next week and get another one of these!!
And then On the way home from work I got rear ended…what a day! 😦
I figured I would blow off some steam at the gym, and that’s exactly what I did!
I refueled post workout with a protein Nuttzo ball before dinner. My biceps were on fire on Sunday.
How was your weekend? Do you love pumpkin? What about donuts??
Do you like working your upper body or lower body better?
A while back I attended Blend Retreat 2013 and I won some great products such as protein bars, protein powders, pre workout drinks, dark chocolate goodies, and coconut oil, etc. I also won 3 tubs of Nuttzo! which was by far one of my favorites!
I couldn’t believe it because I had been wanting to try this stuff for a very long time. Needless to say, I was pumped when I got to bring these fantastic goodies home! Well, Yesterday I shared with you that I enjoyed a few Nuttzo Protein Balls and I promised the recipe would be on the blog today so here it is!
Protein Nuttzo Balls
- 3 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used About Time Protein)
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup applesauce (no sugar added)
- 1/4 cup Nuttzo (NP- No Peanuts)
Mix all ingredients together and roll into balls. Refrigerate and enjoy!
Since my workout on Saturday where I ripped my hands doing pull ups, I decided I would try to let my hands heal I decided I would do some workouts at home this week. On Tuesday I did a workout with different exercises, each of which I did 50 reps! It took me about 30 minutes (The bachelorette that I DVR’d on Monday was on too, if you know what I mean.) But don’t get me wrong I got my sweat on!
I call this one the Fab 50!
This can easily be done in your living room with NO equipment!
Also while I was at BLEND I met some great people, including some of the hosts who sponsored the retreat. One of the most fun people I could ever meet was Britney who worked with The Laughing Cow. Recently Britney sent me a Summer Essential Package with lots of goodies and smart snacks!
“The Laughing Cow® provided me with product for this review. However, thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the brand.”
Along with three cheese flavors: light garlic and herb, light queso fresco and chipotle, and light creamy swiss, they also sent me multigrain wheat things, a water bottle, and a sweet cooler that I can pack my snacks in for the pool 🙂
Be jealous of my water bottle. I use this thing DAILY!
The Laughing Cow® Community Leaders Sarah Dussault and Tina Haupert came up with two weeks of activities, snacks and tips to reshape your swimsuit season mindset! I already follow some of these but I also got some other great ideas like adding planks into my workout and aiming to drink a gallon of water. (The water thing is already part of my getting back on track plan.)
My husband loves the Queso Fresco and I’m thinking I could make a healthy queso dip with it!
And my favorite that Is Cinnamon cream cheese!
I love adding it to my waffle egg sandwiches, and spreading it on toast with bananas or strawberries.
I also love the garlic and herb which I melt into scrambled eggs, and my favorite skinny broccoli and cheese casserole!
The Laughing Cow® provided me with product for this review. However, thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the brand.
What laughing cow wedge flavor is your favorite??