Wednesday, June 24, 2015

{What I Ate Wednesday} 6/24/15

Hi everyone!

It has been super crazy at my house in the last couple weeks. We have had swallowed door stops, X-rays, swallowed lip stick, an entire bottle of bath wash poured in the toilet, a bottle of Tums swallowed, terrible croup with wheezing, breathing treatments, steroids, sinus infection, antibiotics, and a stomach virus. I am not even kidding. I wish I was! So needless to say I have been a little MIA and I apologize! :) I am praying things will start slowing down but who am I kidding....I have 3 kids under 5! I am learning to roll with the crazy!

NOW....Let me show you my eats:

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Banana Microwave Oatmeal (with TruNut/honey/banana on top)


Lunch: Banana wrap 


Snack on-the-go: Kind bar 


Snack before dinner: Coconut yogurt with blueberries and toasted coconut chips


Bedtime snack: Almonds, dark chocolate chips and Green tea with herbs



Hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

{What I Ate Wednesday} 6/17/15

WIAW time!!! It is SO hot lately! We have had temps close to 100 degrees outside and this girl does not handle the heat very well! I mean it is so hot that all I want to do is stay inside and drink smoothies! HA!

Breakfast: Coffee and Coconut Greek yogurt with Natures path Coconut Chia granola and blueberries.


Snack: Protein shake (post workout) with Banana Vegan1 Protein Powder mixed with Mandarin Sunshine blend frozen fruit, spinach and almond milk. 


Lunch: Banana wrap (huge shock...right?)


Snack: This was at my daughters gymnastics...I made a homemade trail mix with almonds, walnuts, raisins and coconut chips! SO good that I ate it and forgot to take a pic! Oh and I also had a Macrobar on the way home. 


Dinner: Grilled Pork tenderloin using this recipe (except I used maple syrup in place of brown sugar), mashed sweet potato and green beans. This was ridiculously good. I will be grilling this pork quite a bit this summer!


Before bed: Chamomile tea and dark chocolate chips  (My usual)



So tell me...

What is your favorite meat to grill??



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Perfect Grilled Peaches


This is really almost too easy to be a recipe but I'm so obsessed with grilled fruit and I just had to tell you about my new favorite way to eat peaches! My favorite topping is organic french vanilla yogurt and organic coconut chia granola! So good!




Grilled Peaches with Yogurt and Granola
Serves 2-4


  • 2 peaches (ripe)
  • 4 tsp. coconut oil
  • Cinnamon 

Topping ideas:

  • Organic vanilla yogurt 
  • Coconut Greek yogurt
  • Organic granola 
  • Toasted coconut chips
  • Walnuts (chopped)
  • Organic vanilla ice cream
  • Honey 

Cut peaches in half. Drizzle each half with coconut oil and a dash or two of cinnamon. Place peaches cut side up on grill. We find that indirect heat around 375 degrees works best. Cook for 20-30 minutes until peaches are nice and soft. 

Add desired toppings! You can't really go wrong!


Enjoy!! Let me know your favorite way to top these! :)


Friday, June 12, 2015

{Five on Friday} 6/12/15

Good Morning!!

What a great week! This is was the official last week of school! Woo hoo!! No more homework, super early mornings and strict early bedtimes. I mean we still have structure but things are just more relaxed during the summer! Lots of pool time, beach trips and fun in the sun! I couldn't be more excited! 

I wanted to share with you guys a few things that I am LOVING lately....here goes....

On to my {five favorites} 

1.  GoMacro Macrobar Mini:

Obsessed does not even begin to cover how much I love these bars. I don't usually recommend any kind of energy/granola bar because they are usually loaded with junk and WAY too much sugar. Glorified candy bars some may say. These bars are 100% vegan, USDA certified organic, certified non-GMO, Gluten-Free, and made from mostly raw ingredients. I am a HUGE ingredient freak and when I heard about this company...I felt like they totally get it. They do so much research into every single ingredient that goes in these bars that I totally trust what I am eating. I am on the go a lot (like everyone I am sure) so I am always in the need of something to throw in my purse. Having a snack that is packed with healthy fat and protein to throw in my purse is perfect!! I have been eating the minibars which are the perfect size for a quick bite. My kids love these too! All of the flavors are delicious. I love them all. I could go on and on but I will stop with this.....if you are looking for a super easy/nutritious snack for on the go or when you are short on time....these are perfect and guilt free!

For 40% off your first order...just go to https://gomacro.com/shop/ and enter the code "BLOGGER" at checkout! Enjoy! :)



I was sent a box of the GoMacro Macrobar Minis to try. All opinions are 100% mine. I absolutely love them and I am sure you will as well! :)

2.  Toasted Coconut Chips:

Where have these been all of my life! I have always loved coconut but lately...I just can't seem to get enough. I have been making my own trail mix and adding these in. I love the walnut/coconut chip/dark chocolate chip combo. Trust me....try it! These are just a really nice crunchy treat that happens to be  high in minerals and full of fiber!



3.  Pineapple Slicer

I love fresh pineapple but hate cutting them! I saw this on Amazon for less than $4 with free shipping  and thought...why not?? I love this thing! It cores the pineapple and cuts it in rings! My kids think it is super cool to eat their pineapple circles and it is just way too easy! We probably go through at least 2 pineapples a week! :)



4. Grilled Peaches

We have been grilling A LOT now that the weather is nicer. My husband loves to grill and I love that he loves it! We grill a ton of veggies/chicken and shrimp but lately we have been on a grilled fruit kick! Pineapple rings are delicious on the grill but the best thing I have had lately is grilled peaches! OMG! Stay tuned next week and I will tell you exactly how I make mine!


5.  Our First Garden

I am super proud of this one! My husband has taken an interest in organic gardening and he is really doing such a great job! We have spring mix lettuce, baby spinach, okra, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, roma and regular tomatoes, cilantro, peppers, jalapenos and onions. So far we have more lettuce than we could possibly eat! We are going to be eating A LOT of salads this summer! I love it! My kids loved planting the seeds, watching the plants grow and eating all of the yummy vegetables!






I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!! What are your five favorites from this week??




Monday, June 8, 2015

{Meal Planning Monday} 6/8/15

HI!

Hope you all had a great weekend! Ours was busy but a lot of fun! Its been a while since I have done a {Meal Planning Monday} post so I thought I would share with you guys my weekly eats! I decided to be even more detailed and tell you guys literally everything that I will eat this week! I also included my new workout challenge that I am super excited about!!


Breakfast: 






Snacks: 

  • Homemade trail mix: Walnuts, toasted coconut chips, raisins and dark chocolate chips with an apple.


  • Coconut Greek yogurt with berries and granola



Lunch:

  • Banana wrap: La tortilla low carb wrap, crunchy all natural peanut butter, cinnamon and a banana.

  • Scrambled eggs with Cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread topped with peanut butter


Dinners this week:

  • Veggie Burgers (I love Dr. Praeggers California burgers) on top of greens from our garden and topped with avocado and grilled onions. I will probably make a baked sweet potato to eat on the side!
  • Omelettes and Pancakes: My kids beg for this dinner. I use Bobs Red Mill 10 grain mix and add banana slices or a few dark chocolate chips. They LOVE pancakes. I use real maple syrup or the kids will eat them plain! I usually eat an omelette with chicken sausage, spinach, onions and feta on the inside. 

  • BLAT Wraps with goat cheese and roasted okra on the side.
  • Grilled chicken with grilled veggies on the side : (super simple) I love zucchini, squash, onions and bell peppers grilled with olive oil, salt and pepper! SO good! Oh and I always throw some  pineapple rings on the grill too. There is nothing better than grilled pineapple!


Drinks:

  •  LOTS OF WATER, black coffee, herbal tea, La Croix



Dessert/Treat: 



Workouts: 

I loved the Bikini Series from Tone it up! I have been doing their workouts for the past 8 weeks and I really enjoy them. I am not an official member (because I have a hard time committing) but every Sunday they post a weekly schedule that includes a ton of their free workouts so I just follow along and modify when I want to do something different. I LOVE, love, love their yoga routines. They have a Summer Bikini Program that starts today so if you want to do it with me.....check out their website for the weekly schedule! Be sure to leave me a comment on facebook or below telling me if you are gonna commit to the challenge! 



So tell me....

Are you going to join the Bikini Program with me??

Going to make any of the meals above?

What is your favorite healthy summer dessert?



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

{What I Ate Wednesday} 6/3/15


Happy Wednesday Guys!!!

Let's get right to it...WIAW:




Snack: Stoneyfield Greek and Chia Pear Yogurt with Natures Path Coconut Chia granola and a huge bottle of water. (This was after my workout)



Snack: I kind of skipped over lunch because I was busy so I grabbed a quick snack on my way to the car rider line! Gala Apple with walnuts, dark chocolate chips and toasted coconut chips. This may be my new fave!


Lunchish: I was starving when I got home so I ate scrambled eggs with spinach, chicken sausage, and feta! So good! I also grabbed a little watermelon.


Dinner: Grilled chicken with Greek seasoning, grilled squash, zucchini, onions and bell pepper. I could eat this every night!



Dessert: Grilled peaches with coconut Greek yogurt and toasted coconut chips! So good!


Before bed: chamomile tea (of course)




That's a lot of food! I've been working out consistently so I'm definitely hungrier and eating more! I also drink at least 90oz. of water a day, have 2 cups of black coffee and at least one hot lemon green tea! :)



What's your favorite herbal tea flavor?




Monday, June 1, 2015

{Microwave PB Banana Oatmeal}

I can't believe I don't have this recipe on the blog! Any day that I forget to make my overnight oats the night before...I make these oats! They are fast and easy! Feel free to play around with toppings but my favorite is honey, organic crunchy peanut butter and sliced banana.

These are great on days that you are short on time but want something filling and yummy to start your day. I use the 6 minutes these are in the microwave to prepare my kids breakfast! By the way...kids love these too!






Microwave PB Banana Oatmeal
serves 1

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond coconut milk (I use the dry measuring cup to measure this because it is already out and I am lazy like that!)
  • Dash or two of cinnamon

Toppings:

  • Drizzle of honey or real maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. organic crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 banana (sliced)

Add ingredients to large bowl. (These will bubble over if you don't use a large bowl). Microwave for 6-7 minutes. Stir and add desired toppings!

**My 3 year old loves when I add about 1/2 tablespoon of dark cocoa powder to his and he calls it Chocolate oatmeal. This is his favorite breakfast!



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