What I Ate Wednesday

Breakfast: Protein Pancake and bacon

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Snack: cashews

Lunch: Sam’s Rotisserie chicken + cauliflower mashed potatoes. It tastes like thanksgiving!

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Snack: Pear, almond butter

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Dinner: Sausage, potatoes, and peppers

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Dessert: Paleo roll and paleo morning glory muffin

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WAYYYYY too many carbs today. might need to only make the rolls OR the muffins haha

Question for you:

What was the last thing you ate before you went to bed?

What I ate Wednesday

After yesterday’s serious post,

Today it was all about the snacks, and thats ok in my book!

Breakfast: Egg Mcmuffin. Seriously, this is the bomb. (and they leave me full FOREEVVERR)

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And speaking of bombs, photo bomb by Andrew haha

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Lunch was super quick, because I was starving!!! Cauliflower mash potatoes and sausage

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Snack: cashews, dates, and pears and almond butter

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Dinner was small because the snacks were heavy. So I had meatballs

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and then morning glory muffins for dessert 🙂 Andrew loves them too!

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Might need to make a double batch next time…..

I also tried this new recipe for lunch/dinners for the next few days 🙂

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Question for you:

When you are really hungry, what do you grab?

What is usually the largest meal you eat?

Meal preparation

Today was the day, to get prepared for the days ahead. I work the next 3 out of 4 days, 12 hour shifts. Which means I have to have food ready and handy, because when I get home at 8pm, it isn’t going to happen.

I usually make two types of meat (steaks, meatballs, burgers), a few vegetables, and of course…morning glory muffins.

I know I talk about the muffins constantly, but as a nurse you don’t always have 30, 20, or even 10 minutes to eat. I need something that I can grab and go, but gives me energy for hours. (unlike the candy bowl in the dieticians office that only gives me energy for about 10, and then I fall even harder when my sugar drops. no.good.)

So for the next few days, I made what was already on hand (I hate wasting food)

I had the oven going for a few hours, but I got everything cooked and ready to go. First up, was morning glory muffins

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Then I baked some potatoes and zucchini with some olive oil, and baked an acorn squash

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All ready to go for the next couple of days!

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I know that if I have healthy food handy, I don’t turn to the cookies and ice cream that can be around. One day I should do a blog about the crap junk food that I see just in ONE 12 hour shift.

Question for you:

Do you make your lunch to take with you to work/school/run errands?

what is your quick and easy snack?

-I also bring cashews with me and an apple/pear

What I ate Wednesday

Another day of eats! Andrew and I were pretty low key since he was home sick with strep. Unfortuantly, I eat way more when I’m home bond and bored, but I didn’t do to bad.

Breakfast: Protein Pancake

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(I need to find a new breakfast haha)

Lunch: 1/2 panera fuji salad + veggies

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Snack: morning glory muffins

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(times a million.)

Dinner: other 1/2 of salad + pieces of steak

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I know it doesn’t look like it, but I really did eat a lot of those morning glory muffins. On top of that, I didn’t get a chance to workout since Andrew was sick. But I know tomorrow will be better.

Since Andrew isn’t feeling good (and his tonsils are so swollen they are almost touching) he had a nice treat of ice cream with chocolate chips

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Hoping he feels better soon ❤

Question for you:

What do you order when you go to panera?

Any breakfast ideas?

Confession and challenge

Before I get to the challenge, I just have a few things to share for my day.

It all started with a good ab workout

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I really liked this, although it wasn’t the hardest workout that I have found (yup. I want something more difficult!)

I have another confession: I am obsessed with morning glory muffins

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I make a batch each week haha

Now for the challenge.

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I have decided to take this challenge in october! Now I just have to decide if I should put it on the frig or in my room as a reminder. Does anyone want to do this with me?

Question for you:

Is there a food you eat/make each week?

Do you want to do the challenge with me!?!? keep eachother accountable 🙂

The good and the bad

Good:

Today started off with an amazing bike ride! (even Andrew rode his bike to school!)

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I had my bike tune up at Big Shark, and it looks and rides amazingly smooth!

Bad:

I came home and my kitchen sink was clogged. So I call my handyman Dad, and the pipe is clogged in the wall and it flooded part of my kitchen

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It is a mess

Good:

The amazing cookies that my cousin made for Andrew

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Are they not amazing?!?!

Bad:

Waiting by the phone all day waiting to hear if the twins are on their way!!!

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Unfortuantly…… my sister in law is having contractions, but nothing to bring those stubborn babies!

Good:

My kitchen still looks awesome with my Trader Joe’s Flowers

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They make me happy

Bad:

Paying bills and going through this mess

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Luckily, I made a good dent in the diaster

But on a happy note, we have morning glory muffins for tomorrow!

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I hope everyone is having a great week!

Question for you:

What is something good that is going that is going on with you?

Paleo Recipes!

Well I guess the stress has finally caught up with me. Today I took Andrew to school, and then slept till 11. I mean I can NEVER do that. I usually can only sleep till 6:30 haha.
I told myself, that I would just lay down for an hour. But my body had other plans. Even when I woke up, I didn’t feel like 100%. BLAH

After running a few errands, like getting my bike a good tune up! I head home to relax and look up new recipes!

Last week, I was eating really well, but I need to start branching out! Eating the same things will just result in me eating the “wrong” foods.

I found some new recipes that I wanted to share with you!

– I have made these muffins before (tiffany always has the best recipes!)

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I know that these are all paleo, and though I don’t eat 100% paleo, I try each day to each has “natural” as possible. When I do, I have more energy, sleep better, and my belly is thankful too

Question for you:

What is your favorite recipe these days?

Have you ever tried eating more natural/paleo?