I was busy, but not busy in the kitchen this weekend. Does that make sense? I made lots of good eats but in a short amount of time! How is this even possible? Well, the recipes were SO SIMPLE so I have to share them. Here they are:
1 packet chocolate sugar free/fat free pudding
2 scoops vanilla (or chocolate) protein powder
2 cups almond milk
Mix all ingredients together well. I used a blender for a minute or two to remove the clumps. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and enoy!
Baked Acorn Squash
-Cut squash in half (through the stem) I microwaved it for about 4-5 minutes before cutting it open!
I sprinkled mine with cinnamon and stevia before and after baking 🙂
Bake at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes (rind up). The caramelization on the ends tells you it is good to go!
Breakfast: add 2 tbsp Peanut butter and you are good to go!
I also got this recipe from my crossfit bud, Tessa. She has some of the greatest ideas (such as the paleo yogurt crunch) that I had last week.
Friday Night : Salmon with mixed pepper salsa
Salmon Rub: (for 3 large pieces of salmon)
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
Red Pepper Salsa: (makes 2 servings)
- 3 chopped mini peppers -any color
- 1 tbsp chopped red onion
- chopped basil (or cilantro)
- juice from 1/2 lemon
- salt to taste
- 1/2 chopped tomato
On Saturday night I had a major sweet tooth and almost stopped at every ice cream shop imaginable, but I held off the urge and I made this awesome mug brownie for dessert when I got home. I have a sweet tooth urge like every day of my life.
Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Brownie
- 1 tbsp Nikki’s Coconut Butter (chocolate hazelnut brownie flavor)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 egg white
- 3 drops liquid stevia
- 1 tbsp Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients together well. Slowly add water at the end to make the batter into a smooth consistency. Microwave for 60 seconds and enjoy!
Leftover Salmon for my Salmon and Shrimp Salad for lunch Saturday
I used the some of the same seasoning for the shrimp (chili powder, paprika. salt)
Dressing: Lemon Juice and balsamic vinegar
On Saturday we had a family part at my aunt’s house and I was in charge of bringing dessert (heck yes!) so I made this awesome banana bread, and some healthified truffles that I will share with you later 🙂
Also On Saturday I saw the prettiest rainbow ever!
Oh and last but not least, Sir Jackson turned one!!
How was your weekend?
On Friday Eric’s Nanny and Papa gave us some oranges and grapefruit straight from Florida!
I had one of the oranges with my breakfast:
I also started my morning off right with a hard core crossfit workout!
This WOD was very deceiving!
The numbers stand for the weight for guys and girls so the Wall Balls are 20# for guys and 14# for girls.
24″ and 20″ is the height of the box for the box jumps.
My total was 200 RX. RX= As prescribed
Crossfit is the type of workout that you hate during the WOD, but you love it after!
You feel like you might die during that 15-30 minutes or however long the WOD is, but after I am always glad I did it!
After crossfit I took my mom to Bonbonerie for birthday lunch.
We each got our own pot of hot tea with cute little tea cups.
I got Jocelyn’s Quiche du Jour: Spinach & Asiago (my favorite dish from there) with a side salad.
Mom got The BonBonerie’s Famous Tea Lunch:
(Assorted finger sandwiches are served with a cup of soup or fresh fruit and a BonBonerie pastry)
It was all so amazing. Then we went to the bakery to get some sweets to take home 🙂
I got an Opera cream cupcake for Alec, a lemon square, a white chocolate macadamia brownie, and a blueberry tort!! WOW.
Also another Quiche to make for breakfast or lunch.
Trader Joe’s came next. I am in LOVE with TJ’s!
These are some of my favorite items that I got:
Crunchy Almond Butter
I’ll be out of this in about a week!
Mixed Nuts and Organic High Fiber O’s (Great for topping overnite oats to keep me full longer!)
Organic Chicken Broth and Coconut Milk
Hummus Dressing and Ready to Eat Edamama
I love ready to eat edamame just for snacking, or to put on salads. And I can’t wait to try this dressing!
Organic Coconut Oil and Sea Salt
Plus a few other things 🙂
Dinner was Wildtree Chicken Fajitas
Mine was more like a fajita burrito since I used a low carb wrap.
Fajita veggies, lettuce, cheese, tomato, avocado
And then a Pear Chobani. I love this new flavor!
Hope you had a great weekend!
What your favorite grocery store to shop at?