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Meatless Dinner

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So my doctor and I had a very detailed conversation about my health. He made some great points about things that I need to change about my diet. I thought that I was making healthier choices already but my current health situation beg to differ.
I looked a my diet and made some much adjustments. Adjust number one has the family and I eating meat once a week.

We usually have picnics on Friday nights and that usually involves me bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes with a variety of fruit and hot chocolate. I decided to turn things around last night. I made an entirely meatless dinner and everyone loved it.

Tofu sticks

Extra firm Tofu (Organic)
black pepper
accent
season salt
1/2 cup of vegetable

I fried the sticks and used them in place of bacon and sausage and it was awesome.

Pancakes
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup applesauce
2 medium bananas (very soft)
Baking powder
baking soda
1/2 cup of Almond milk
**the measurements might be off because I don’t always measure when I’m cooking but the pancakes came out fluffy and tasty even without me adding any sugar and eggs.

Hash Potatoes

6 Yukon potatoes
black pepper
season salt
accent
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

This also came out really well, I even got the picky diva to eat almost all of her dinner.

Smoothie

1 Banana
1 Mango
1 cup of Blueberries
1/2 cup of Blackberries
2 cups of cubed Pineapples
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of Almond milk
1 cup of Strawberries

I didn’t add any sweetener to this smoothie because I didn’t think it was necessary. It was slightly tart but I like it. The diva and I battled over her drinking the smoothie but she did.

I added green grapes to the mix and dinner was complete. Everyone had seconds, they ate the fried Tofu and never complained about it. I don’t think everyone knew that they were eating Tofu so I am just going to leave that alone.

I will be looking for more meatless, egg-less, dairy-free and gluten free meal ideas.

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Training Day 5: It felt great running through the pain.

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Training Day 5: It felt great running through the pain.

The plan was to only take a day off from training but thanks to rainy day, I was not able to keep that promise. The two days off from running were needed because I ran a longer distance today. I was not prepared for the leg cramps that came with today’s run though. I had to pause a few times to stretch and get myself together.

The plan was to get in at least 5 miles today but I had to stop at 4.25 miles after noticing that my family was tired of waiting on me. Yes, I took the family with me so they kids can enjoy the beautiful weather before it gets cold again.

I was so proud of my efforts that I decided to keep the momentum going and eat a yummy/healthy dinner. So I came home and made kale, bulgur and salmon for dinner which I then paired with my post run smoothie.

Below is the recipe for my post run smoothie

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Shredded Kale

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Kiwi

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Pineapple

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Mango

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Blueberries

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Bananas

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Strawberries

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This is how I store my smoothie ingredients for each week. I am a planner when it comes to eating right or else I can’t keep up with my game plan of eating right and getting healthy.

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This is the final product and it came out great…I should point out that I added 1 cup of coconut milk and 1/2 cup of water to my smoothie. I didn’t put exact measurements this time because I didn’t measure out my ingredients. I figured it would be better to just go with the flow and not be too rigid with this smoothie.

Well I better get going, “Scandal” is on and I am way too distracted by how great tonight’s episode’s is. I was somehow able to bake a loaf of banana bread for breakfast…it is a surprise for my munchkins who are fast asleep right now.

Thank you for stopping by 🙂

Yummy Post Dinner Smoothie

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Yummy Post Dinner Smoothie

Pineapple Berry Smoothie
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1/2 cup of blackberries
1/2 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup of chopped pineapples
1/4 cup of almonds
1/4 cup of strawberries
1 1/2 cups of 2% milk

I usually freeze all my fruits at least 2 days in advance but I was only able to freeze some of them. This smoothie came out great, it was a little thicker than I expected but was really good. Hope you are all having a wonderful day and I hope you enjoy this yummy recipe.

Berries are yummy

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Berries are yummy

Berries are yummy but I don’t like eating them individually. I don’t know who came up with the idea of smoothies but they have become my favorite new snack/ breakfast. Today I made a berry smoothie to go along with a Barley soup and South Western salad. I will do another post on the soup later, below is the recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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1/4 cup of blueberries
1/4 cup of raspberries
1/4 cup of blackberries
1/4 cup of strawberries
1 1/2 cup of 2% of milk

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I packaged and froze all but the strawberries in advance. I took the frozen berries and add the fresh strawberries and blended it all with the milk. This smoothie went very well with the soup and salad. I thank you for stopping by and for reading 🙂

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