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Back To My Roots

I’m going to attempt to go back to blogging about my eats on a regular basis.  I’m not sure that it’s going to be everyday but it will be several days.  We’ll see how this goes because it’s been years since I’ve done this and it might take me some time to get back in the swing of things.  Reading some old posts of mine back when I started this blog are hilarious.  Oh the things I’ve said and how far I’ve come since then!

I don’t see many people do diary style blog posts anymore and those are the types of blogs that I love. I enjoy those posts because I find motivation from seeing people workout and eat well.  I haven’t come across a blog that does daily updates like that and one that I can relate to that eats and workouts similiar to me.

In an effort to provide motivation for myself (and possibly someone else who might be looking for the same thing) I’ve decided to try getting back into regular blogging of my eats.  I’m going to stick with posting a Fitness Friday recap of my workouts from the week.

So let’s get this started!

Before hitting the gym this morning I did have a banana. I woke up feeling a little bit hungry and a small banana did the trick.

Coffee and Yogurt Bowl

Breakfast was a small amount of 2% Fage, homemade granola, and a few chocolate chips.  Along with frothy coffee! My coffee had some VitalProteins Collagen Peptides and coconut oil blended into it.  I’m in love with collagen peptides!  It’s a great way to sneak in more protein plus it helps hair, nails, and joint support.  Getting older (ugh) I need all the joint support that I can get. The peptides are unflavored and mix easily with any drink, even cold! It can also be mixed into things like yogurt and oatmeal.

Veggies and Chicken Salad

Lunch was chicken salad with carrots, peppers, and some plantain chips.  Trader Joe’s has the best plantain chips!

I normally make my own mayo but saw this Chosen Foods Avocado Mayo on my most recent trip to Costco and it was a very reasonable price.  I used it today in the chicken salad.  While I do like my version a little more, this stuff is really tasty.  A little on the sweeter side thanks to the honey but otherwise it’s a hearty and healthy mayo.

Burger and Veggies

Dinner was super simple and easy because I’m not feeling 100% (thanks cramps!).  I heated up some burgers (I tend to pre-make burgers and meatballs to freeze. Then when I want something quick to heat up to eat, these are ready to go.) and topped those with a simple sauce of ketchup + Worcestershire + coconut sugar.  On the side was Ranch Cheddar Potato Bites and sugar snap peas.

For the bites, I used leftover mashed potatoes and added shredded cheddar and Flavor God Ranch Seasoning.  Stuffed the mixture into a mini cupcake pan and baked at 400 until they were golden and crispy.  The sugar snap peas got a quick blanch then tossed with a small amount of butter and seasoned with Flavor God Garlic Lovers Seasoning.

I know the picture isn’t that great but we’re in winter months now and I’m still adjusting to figuring out the best lighting for evening photos.  Since I’m tossing around the idea of doing this daily, my food photos aren’t going to be amazing or staged all that much.  This is more about real life and not about magazine worthy photos.

Currently brewing a pot of herbal tea and I might have some dark chocolate before going to bed.  I’m currently reading Melissa Hartwig’s newest book, Food Freedom Forever.  It’s an interesting read so far, I’m saving my full thoughts on the book until I’ve finished it.

Until tomorrow, pretties! Have a fabulous night!

 

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