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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!

#Gamedayeatsandtreats

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.

Friday

I woke up and ate breakfast of course!!

Coconut Protein Pancakes

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  • 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!

KB accessory work

After Crossfit I came home and cleaned, cooked, baked, and did some shopping!

Ok so first the cooking:

lunch

lunch 2

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

pumpkin cornbread

Ingredients:

  • 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!

cornbread

Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 Degrees F.  Makes 10 muffins.  These went great with my homemade chili!

Finally, the shopping:

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BALANCE!

I love the fall colors of the m&m’s

Glass Pumpkins- so cute.

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And my favorite Clif bar.

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I don’t eat these a lot but when I crave one, it’s definitely the carrot cake.

Saturday:

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!!

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And then On the way home from work I got rear ended…what a day!  😦

my car

I figured I would blow off some steam at the gym, and that’s exactly what I did!

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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?

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Good Morning and Happy Thursday!

Don’t get me wrong, I love summer:  cookouts, grilling, fun summer drinks, corn on the cob, watermelon, etc etc…but I can’t wait for fall 🙂

I know its only the beginning of September but the other day when I was surfing Pinterest I found tons of Fall recipes for pumpkin pancakes, fall decorations, and cozy sweaters.  Plus, you never just about every blogger out there is already talking about all the fall pumpkin recipes that are going to be smacking us right in the face, get ready for it!

Face PLANT into Pumpkin..

See…

Minus Halloween.... Halloween can suck it. *grumble* haaate Halloween..

Just cozy.

the preppy paleo: Sweet Paleo Zucchini Pancakes. Using almond meal, coconut flour, coconut milk, eggs, coconut oil.

So excited for all our plans @Krystal Lee pinning right now on all fall related things is keeping me in a super good mood at work right now

So I’m pretty much ready for it too.

Here are Some upcoming things I have planned that make me love this time of year and some things I want to do this fall 🙂

1.  Rascal Flatt’s Concert Tonight!!

2.  End of Summer Party at neighbors- Sept. 7th

3. Couples Baby Shower/ Bengals First NFL Game  – Sept. 8th (Which my husband is not happy about- kick off and party at 1 pm!)

4.  Rachel (aka: my sister) graduates from the police academy! – Sept. 13th – She’s going to be a big girl cop, so don’t mess with me! LOL

5.  Sept 14th – Rachel’s Congratulations dinner!

6.  Working More (This one is a joke!)

7.   Family Birthdays – All in October:  Me, Sue (my mother in law), Eric (my husband)- turns 30 on Oct. 5!, Anthony- My brother in law), and my brother (on Halloween)!!  That’s a lot of things happening close together.

8.  Friends Wedding – Oct 18th

9.  Halloween

10.  PUMPKIN- For pumpkin pancakes, oatmeal, pumpkin spice latte’s (OMG!)….The list goes on!

11. Hot Chocolate!

12.  November- Hopefully a Trip to Chicago to see Becky, Carly, and Katie

These are only a few of the things we have planned, I can’t wait to see what else comes up!

I definitely think we should still cherish these last few days, weeks, or however long this 80-90 degree weather is going to last, so here are some eats and summer recipes that you may want to try while you still have the chance!

Fresh Fruit and Vegatbales from the Farmer’s Markets

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list

Ice Cream!

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Paleo Strawberry Shortcake

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Strawberry Mango Salsa

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Are you ready for Fall or is it just coming way to quick?

What’s your favorite part of Summer that you will miss?



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