Between a toddler and a baby it’s always go time; I often find myself throwing together whatever I can get my hands on fast enough. Let me just be blunt: meal time with little kids is nonexistent for the adults – I rarely enjoy a meal or even know what I am eating!! That being said I need quick items. I have been relying on frozen veggies and meat prepped ahead of time. I usually will then defrost the veggies in the microwave, reheat the meat and toss that together with some sauce or dressing that I have on hand. After I eat my entree I pray that I have some leftover dessert I baked earlier that week or I finish off my meal with a protein bar – lately I am a big fan of RxBars (they were on sale on amazon – we stocked up!!). Here is a sample meal from yesterday:
Broccoli Florets (individually packed portions from Costco – see image below)
Grilled chicken (prepped the night before by my husband)
Paleo Tahini Dressing (featured in Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry)
Coffee (paired with nut milk or choice – see image below)
I am kind of obsessed with this coffee. It doesn’t give me the high jolt of energy paired with high anxiety like a regular cup of coffee. I believe a cup of this coffee wakes me up to be alert without the jitters. This blended caffeine beverage consists of coffee, matcha tea & cocoa nibs – it is tasty, light and refreshing. I personally enjoy it iced with nut milk it’s usually my breakfast dessert.
Speaking of dessert… Every good meal ends with a sweet treat!
Here is a great recipe for a favorite Italian holiday cookie: Paleo Pignoli Cookies
These cookies were a big hit!!! My husband & my toddler loved them, as did I!
#friendsgiving leftovers used to pair with my standard #baconandeggs, or is it #eggsandbacon?
I have some news though, that is not a Nutribullet blended coconut oil coffee…this is a winterwonderland coffee special!! I used one non-flavored Nespresso pod and ran it through 3 times on the “cup” setting to have more liquid. I then added one dropper full of liquid stevia (check out the vittles section, I use the Trader Joe’s brand) and a dash of peppermint extract, honestly this drink is spectacular for the holiday season. I will experiment with other extracts to see if I can find other flavored coffee specials without the calories and blood sugar spike.
For a mid-morning refreshing treat I had this water (YES THIS IS WATER) followed by 1L of filtered water. The reason this water is black is because it has fulvic acid in it, which is instantaneous energy – NO JOKE!!! I am going to be purchasing fulvic acid on Amazon to add to my water once a day (check out the hydrate section shortly to see which product I’ve ordered). If you would like you could purchase a case of these to make it easy to take on-the-go. They are full of electrolytes and the water is a pH of 8, thus the hydration is easily absorbed by the blood.
A wonderful refreshing salad comprised of garden mix sprouts, tuscan kale, pomegranate seeds, cucumber slices and rotisserie chicken chunks – toss with avocado oil & bacon vinegar (recipe for this is in the works, I will share with you when I figure out the appropriate days to ferment the vinegar in bacon fat).
I enjoyed these sweet potato & beet Terra chips as my side with salsa. We normally get the large bag of ridged sweet potato chips from Costco — excellent deal, but be careful they’re addicting!
While you’re waiting on dinner, engage in some physical activity…
Now go get drenched in sweat, NOMaste.