Good Morning! It’s a brand new week!
Started mine of pretty wonderfully with some overnight oats!
(1/2 cup oats, 3/4 cup almond milk, 1 serving cake batter protein, 1 tsp chia seeds, cinnamon, mesquite)
Tasted like a dream! I am in LOVE with this protein powder guys! It definitely is my new favorite. Only thing is that now I want to try all the other flavors…but that wouldn’t make my bank account very happy so I will just enjoy this one. For now, that is. 😉
There was some leftover enchilada chicken that was calling my name, so chicken it was.
Served on a bed of spinach, with sides of sweet potato + laughing cow, carrots, and steamed broccoli with nutritional yeast.
I followed that wonderful meal up with this gasmic treat:
1 serving of…guess, just guess…CAKE BATTER! mixed with water and topped with 1 tsp peanut butter. I want to eat this all day every day. That is all.
snackage consumed yesterday:
A crispy Fuji and a cute little babybel
Oikos mixed with cocoa powder and stevia and topped with a crumbled maple peanut butter protein bar.
So like I said before, due to my lack of energy, meals/snacks have been kept pretty simple. But yesterday I got a major itch for some kitchen loving…and decided to put it to good use. Usually, every Sunday I try and make up some things in advance for the week ahead because by the time I get off work and get home, I am ready to eat. I don’t want to have to wait an hour to get things made…I just want to sit down, eat, and relax! So Sunday preparations come in VERY handy! Does anyone else do this, too?
I saw some Cheesy Spinach Bars on this amazing girl’s blog and knew I had to try them.
Oh man, these are SO GOOD! Yeah, I know I say that all the time. But really. So simple, so delish. This batch is almost gone. Note to self: make double (or triple) batch next time!
- 6 cups frozen defrosted spinach, squeeze out excess water
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- no sodium seasoning (I used garlic powder, oregano, and Mrs Dash) The oregano is a must!
Mix and bake at 375 for 40 minutes. (Mine took 50 minutes)
I had some spinach left over because I used a huge family pack so I decided to get a little creative and make a spinach bean dip/spread of sorts.
It came out fantastic, too! I will post the recipe probably tomorrow!
Next up on my list of cooking was marinated tilapia:
OK everyone. You have a new mission. Go out and buy Annie’s Island Marinade. Now…right now!!
Look at those babies! I marinated them overnight in about 1/4 cup of the sauce and man were they flavorful and FANTASTIC! I stuck them under the broiler for about 11 minutes.
And last but certainly not least, I cooked up some brussel sprouts for a quick veggie side to a meal this week:
topped with garlic salt and olive oil spray. Bake them at 425 for around 45 minutes.
And that ended my cooking adventures of yesterday. I’d say I was pretty productive! The rest of my day included vegging out, napping, blog reading, and watching a movie: When In Rome. It was an adorable movie and I definitely recommend it!
I am feeling slightly better today energy-wise, but I am by no means healed yet. I know I need to keep resting as much as possible, even though it is hard for me! I am SOOOO looking forward to exercising again. I miss it so much. But it will come with time! Patience is key.
Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!