ABOUT TIME MICHIGAN!!!- WIAW

It’s that time of the week again! Time for What I Ate, Wednesday!! You know, I’ve been thinking about how funny it is that it’s WAIW since technically we post about what we ate on Tuesday, but we do it on Wednesday. So I guess the comma is needed, right? Well, honestly I’m not sure.. I’m a chemistry major for a reason, that english stuff is tricky!

Anyways! Let us pay thanks to Ms Jenn over at Peas and Crayons for hosting this amazing event! THANK YOU JENN!!

 

Now onto my Tuesday.. well, Wednesday.. oh you know what I mean..

Finally made my ‘normal’ breakfast again! Last week was a nice change (remember my Smiling Breakfast?) but I like this one pot (or crockpot rather) breakfast!

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Lunch! Ok, let me tell you about those meatballs. I had some pork thawed in my fridge and I was trying to figure out what kind of meat dish to make from it.. Well, I decided on meatballs.. Well, I also had this weird Strawberry Curry Paleo Preserves that I’d gotten from Ms Jennifer over at Wine to Weightlifting in a giveaway.. So I opened it up, smelled it, and decided to try it out. I added some cinnamon, white pepper, cheyenne chili power, and chili pepper to the pork. (More cinnamon than any amount of the others, but still some of them all.) Then I topped them with that weird Strawberry Curry Paleo Preserves, and let me tell you, DELICIOUS!! The one pound of pork made 12 meatballs, three with some veggies is the perfect lunch/dinner.

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Post work (work is school and school is work, well it is now.. perks of being a graduate student) snack! Cashew butter, Strawberry Orange Paleo Preserves & an apple!

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My first training ride! Ok, so not food, but I needed to add it in here!

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Yes, so this is dinner that looks exactly like lunch.. and was delicious. just. like. lunch! Oh, and this was accompanied by a class of wine.. yum!

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And yes, my dessert looks just like my post work snack + banana.. yup.. I eat a lot of the same things over and over.. But they’re all delicious!

HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE!!

Boston in my heart- WIAW

It’s safe to say that I’ve had my fair share of crying due to Boston.. Sending prayers to Boston!

But as following any tragedy we have to pick ourselves back up and keep on going, so for that reason I’m going to do WIAW as planned.

As usual make sure to go show some love to our wonderful host, Jenn, over at her blog Peas and Crayons!!


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You should all know about my breakfast at this point.. hasn’t changed in a long long time..

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Have I mentioned lately that I have exams ALL THE TIME!! Well, in better news, I’m almost done!! Starbucks for some studying with an Americano with heavy cream, as per.

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By the time I got home I ate so fast I didn’t take a picture of lunch.. but it was essentially this.. without the spaghetti squash.. recipe to come!

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Apple and banana to follow.. the banana wasn’t ripe enough, but it was still yummy!!

Looks like ice cream or a shake huh? Well it’s 1/2 frozen banana, some cocoa powder, almond milk, and a few berries.. delicious!

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And dinner was a green smoothie topped with some nuts/raisins!

Oh, and I had some sweet potato chips w/ salsa but I accidentally deleted the picture.. made me sad.

Well I need to get back to studying for my exam today!

TREAT yourself!

Sometimes we’re all so into our diet and into our healthy lifestyles that we forget that we need to treat ourselves. I mean we are human after all. I’m not saying that we need to give into every desire that we have, but sometimes when your brain is screaming CHOCOLATE it’s best to give in.. Because if you don’t you might just find yourself sitting in front of the TV eating a whole gallon of chocolate ice cream, hating yourself every minute afterwards..

So what do I suggest? Well, I have a few tricks up my sleeve. Here are two recipes to allow yourself some sweets without having to feel bad about them!!

 

Banana Chocolate ‘Ice Cream’

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana (best if in fouths, it’s easier on the blender)

1/2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp nut butter (I used sunflower seed butter, because it was the current ‘nut’ butter that I had open)

1/2 cup almond milk

Toppings: Anything that you want.. Strawberries, sprinkles, nuts, ANYTHING!

 

Place the frozen banana, cocoa, nut butter, and milk into the blender. Blend until smooth. Add toppings and ENJOY!

 

 

Warm Banana/Apple Foster

Ingredients:

1/2 apple, cut into ‘chunks’

1/2 banana, cut into slices

1 tbsp coconut oil

1/4 cup Steve’s Original Cinnamon Krunch 

 

Melt the coconut oil in a pan. Add the apple chunks first, when one side is starting to look cooked flip the apples then add the banana. Flip the bananas once. Once both apples and bananas look cooked put in a bowl then top with Steve’s Original Cinnamon Krunch . ENJOY!

 

Hope you enjoy my first dessert recipes!!

-B