Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Daily Happenings

Happy Tuesday! Mondays are always kind of blah for me. I mourn over the end of the weekend and usually do not get a lot done- but yesterday was a different story. I woke up early and started with laundry. It still confuses me how two adults can amass so many loads of laundry in the short time of a few days. My husband must be secretly wearing 5 layers underneath his regular clothes. Anyways as I did laundry I also cleaned up the kitchen and organized. I am starting as a independent product consultant for doTERRA essential oils and as part of the initial training I was given a book on tape to listen to. Before 1 PM I had listened to the entire book (like 4 hours long! lol) and finished all the laundry except the clothes I was wearing. I also made 2 different Nutribullet smoothies, a whole pan of Mini Paleo Meatloaf and roasted a head of cauliflower with garlic. After all that I quickly scarfed down some meatloaf and headed to a meeting at 1:30 and then directly after we went to my parents to watch the football game (BCS championship) where our Auburn Tigers lost in a very exciting but obviously disappointing game.

Whew. It was a long, but productive day. So let's get to the good stuff. Some recipes. 

Protein Packed NUTRiBULLET Breakfast 

This is so simple. Take a banana, some yogurt (my all time favorite is Honey Noosa and I used half the carton), a big spoonful of almond butter and finish by filling to the line with almond milk.  Mix. Drink. Enjoy. 

(We do not have an ice machine in our fridge and I keep forgetting to get ice. I would suggest adding some ice to this to make it nice and cold).

I cooked up some mini meatloafs and the cauliflower so we have lunch or a quick snack on hand. I love the size of the meatloafs because I usually grab one with veggies and it is a perfect sized lunch (I am actually eating one now).

Here are the recipes for these two things: Mini Blue Cheese Meatloafs ***For these I left out the blue cheese and they are still very delicious*** Here is the Cauliflower Garlic Onion Cauliflower ***I left out the onion because I forgot then when I remembered I was too lazy to chop an onion****

With this lunch I made myself a NUTRiBULLET smoothie.

Spinach Packed NUTRiBULLET 

You need:
A handful of spinach
Mixed Berries (I used strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
Pineapple chunks
Melon Chunks

I did not do a very good job of measuring. I filled the bottom with a HUGE handful of spinach then I filled the rest up with some berries, melon and pineapple. I  filled with coconut water to the fill line. I did not post an after picture- the reason being it looks like a gross brown slime. It did not however taste like a gross brown slime. It tasted pretty good! Not my favorite but I needed to get some green veggies in my body. It was worth it. 

Today I have had a banana, some plantain chips ( i know carbs, carbs, carbs) and some meatloaf with cauliflower. I will try a new smoothie today and see how it works! 

I watched this video today and it really interested me! 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Easy Breakfast Scramble

The hubs and I woke up on this beautiful Sunday morning and went for a walk/hike. For his Train to Hunt workout he had to carry a 60 pound pack and hike for 3 miles. Stopping every 5 min and completing air squats, push ups and lunges. We ended up only going 2 miles, but it took us almost an hour with the added weight, the stopping every 5 minutes and my slowness due to being pregnant. We were in the desert a lot of the hike/walk so I wanted to go slow and make sure I did not trip and fall on my big belly. We took our puppy Chipper and we had a really nice morning. Once we got back we were starving. We made a brunch with my brother and the end result was delicious. We made this egg scramble for 4 people so we used a lot of ingredients.

Sunday Scramble 

What you Need: 
-11 eggs 
-4 slices of bacon
-1 serrano pepper 
-Some milk to mix in with the eggs (optional if strict Paleo) 
-1 garlic clove 
-1 tomato
-2 handfuls diced onions 
-Spices of your choice 
-Handful or two of cheese (optional if strict Paleo)
-Coconut oil 

This recipe was really easy!

1. Start by cooking your bacon and setting it to the side to cool
2. Dice your onion, pepper, tomato, garlic
3. Mix your 11 eggs with some milk and whip them together (we added salt, pepper and chili spice mix my dad makes. I am unsure exactly what is in it)
4. Start with some coconut oil and the bacon grease in a pan. Add your onion and pepper.
5. Let the onion and pepper cook on their own for a couple of minutes
6. Add the garlic for about 1 minute (you don't want it to burn)
7. Add the tomato and the bacon last only for about 30 seconds
8. Add your eggs
9. Cook up that scramble until the eggs are done and no longer runny

Yum yum yum!!! This was delicious and SUPER easy. My brother ate his in burrito form and we ate ours with some left over chicken from Thai food last night. It was a really filling and healthy brunch.
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