Once again, you guys showed such thoughtfulness for the random posts I come up with here. Thanks for your support and your comments yesterday!
Although, there’s one comment I feel I have to draw attention to:
So there you have it: clothing sizes really are absolutely meaningless, and women aren’t even supposed to be able to fit into a zero. Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention Shira, I know I’ll be keeping this in mind next time I go shopping.
Let’s move onto to the WIAW part of this post, shall we?
Thanks for hosting, Jenn! (and CONGRATS on baby pea!)
The way I start my day:
Still going with the ACV. I ran out of apple juice a little while ago, so I decided to try the lemon juice method I’ve seen floating around – 2 tablespoons each of ACV and lemon juice, water to fill the glass, and a few drops of stevia. I’ve been sticking with it since; it’s pretty good.
Sadness because I’m out, but happiness because it was delicious.
This may go down as my favourite peanut butter…and that’s saying something. Seriously good stuff. And makes for fabulous banana OIAJ:
Midmorning, I made a run out to the mall for a new ink cartridge for the printer. And came back with two bags full of stuff. Oops.
I realized that I was almost out of baby carrots, so I grabbed a bag of those (go 3 days without? Can’t do it). I’m running low on BCAA’s and my multivitamins, so I picked those up as well. I’ve never tried Revolution Nutrition products before, but we’ll see how I like it. It’s watermelon flavoured – can’t go wrong with that.
And then I went to Nutrition House.
I swear, I am a marketer’s dream. I went in for probiotics and ACV, and got sucked in by their “buy 3, get 1 free!” sale. So I came out with herbal tea and xanthan gum as well. I’ve been curious to try xanthan gum – I know you can use it in smoothies, but what else do you use it for?
Yup…probiotics. While my stomach/digestion issues have improved, they’re still giving me problems. So, I figured I’d give probiotics a shot. Has anyone found them particularly helpful?
I didn’t have eggs for breakfast so…clearly, I had them for lunch.
Garden vegetable cream cheese, ham slices, and eggs on rice cakes with steamed broccoli on the side. I know rice cakes get a rap as a ‘diet food’ but I adore them. That texture!
Palate cleanser. Love these!
I tried to be super creative with my snack yesterday.
Doctored up popcorn. I popped a mini bag of popcorn, then added about half a scoop of protein powder, almonds, and chocolate chips.
Good idea in theory, but didn’t translate well – most of the powder settled on the bottom, and the popcorn was still hot when the chocolate went in so it turned pretty messy. Still tasted good though.
Usually, my definition of a homemade tomato sauce is: buying a jar of tomato sauce, than adding a bunch of veggies to it and calling it mine. But once in a while, I can actually make tomato sauce from scratch. I got this recipe from my Aunt Julie, but with a few of my own variations.
Julie’s Meat Sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, diced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 – 1 1/4 lb ground turkey
- 1/2 lb chopped prosciutto or ham (if you have it, I didn’t have any on hand)
- 28 oz can diced tomatoes
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
- a few handfuls spinach
1. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add chopped onion, mushrooms, green pepper,garlic and seasonings. Sauté about 5 minutes.
When chopping onions, make sure that your finger doesn’t get in between the knife and the onion.
So that sucked.
2. Add ground turkey and prosciutto (if using). Cook until turkey is browned.
3. Add balsamic, tomato paste, and canned tomatoes.
4. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add spinach, and cook for 5 minutes on low.
5. Add Parmesan, and cook until melted. Serve over pasta or spaghetti squash.
And of course, you must add extra Parmesan on top.
Dinner was followed by an unpictured peppermint – I love my palate cleansers. A little while later, I was complaining that my finger hurt, so this was the boyfriend’s solution:
Don’t need to tell me twice.
Vanilla Greek yogurt and almond butter. Should keep me going until breakfast.
Have a good one!
<— Anyone else get sucked in by deals? Marketers.dream. They get me every time.
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