Meals & a killer WOD

Meals & a killer WOD

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For my meals:

Breakfast I will saute spinach with some Irish butter, onion & a little garlic. Then I will add in diced bacon, a little Swiss cheese (literally about 1/4th of a slice) and at the very end throw in some tomato! I will post a picture tomorrow.

Lunches, if you search “inside out stuffed pepper” on my search tool, it will bring you to my recipe.

Dinner: http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/08/easy-sesame-chicken/ I am using Gluten Free Soy Sauce and instead of vegetable oil, I am using Irish butter. 🙂

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Soup & Scrambles

Soup & Scrambles

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Hello everyone! I’d love to say happy Monday, but it’s rainy outside & I am feeling tired and a little sick. I need to leave this self pity party.

One thing I have to look forward to is a week of fantastic food.

I tried something new for breakfast and it was delish! Diced ham & bacon with red & green bell pepper, a little onion and some pepper mixed in with scrambled eggs. Very tasty, I may try to make that into an omelet tomorrow if I’m feeling fancy.

I bought some more Protein Bar buffalo sauce and I am drooling just thinking about my lunches. This time I cut up a whole cucumber and used double the carrots so I can get a decent amount of veggies.

Dinner is just as tasty! I got a massive steak that I’ll grill tonight and serve with some gluten free broccoli patties. Tuesday night I plan to eat leftover steak and make my split pea soup. I’m making it Tuesday because it takes a very long time to cook… then I will eat it for the rest of the week!

Split Pea Soup:

1 package of green split peas

1 large baking potato

1/2 bag of baby carrots

1 ham bone (or ham steak from the deli if you don’t have a ham bone)

4 strips of bacon, diced

2 tsp. minced garlic

2 tsp. diced yellow onion

Salt & pepper to taste

Follow the split pea directions according to the bag. Once the peas are starting to turn “creamy” (about 1-2 hours on the stove) add in the remaining ingredients and stir. Continue to cook until all the peas are “melted” & enjoy!

A little bit of Chicken Fried…. Rice

A little bit of Chicken Fried…. Rice

I am 97% sure you will have Zac Brown “Chicken Fried” stuck in your head all day now! Sorry I’m not sorry 🙂

Anyway, on my Instagram I posted a picture of some amazing chicken/ quinoa rice. I don’t have a fancy recipe card for it but here’s what you need:

1 cup uncooked brown rice

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa

2 chicken breasts

1/4 cup of each: diced carrots, peas, corn

1 teaspoon of minced garlic

1/8 cup diced yellow onion

1 tbsp. Irish butter

2 eggs

Lemon juice

Coconut aminos & Gluten free soy sauce (to taste)

Salt & pepper (to taste)

This is super easy, it just takes a while because there are so many ingredients! In separate pots, cook rice and quinoa according to box directions. Grill chicken, dice it up & set aside. In a large stir fry pan, melt butter and then scramble egg. Add in all veggies, garlic and onion. Once that is mixed and cooked, stir in rice and quinoa. Add a few drops of coconut aminos and soy sauce- be cautious! A little goes a long way. I shook each bottle maybe 6 times over the rice and stirred it up. Slowly add in the chicken and stir. You can add some lemon juice over the top and stir if you’re feeling zesty. At this point, I try the rice and chicken to test flavoring. You may want to add salt, pepper, more sauces or even more garlic/ onion. It’s all up to you!

Another option is to crush up peanuts and mix it in as well. Enjoy!

Meatballs & Pizza Poppers

Meatballs & Pizza Poppers

Hello!

How was your weekend? Mine was a blast. I saw my girlfriends from college, watched some amazing crossfitters compete at Fitober Fest and … drum roll… watched Gone Girl! All I can say about Gone Girl is wow. I loved it. Unfortunately, I didn’t get home from the movies until late last night so I have to do a majority of my cooking tonight. Worth it!

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Here are the links to what I am cooking:

http://fitsuccess.blogspot.com/2013/02/healthy-snack-quinoa-pizza-bites.html

http://ifood.tv/meatball/463935-healthy-honey-garlic-meatballs-gluten-free

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http://www.maypurr.com/recipe.php?id=15607

As I mentioned above, I went to a crossfit competition this weekend. I feel so inspired and want to go lift heavy things. I am also excited to use these beautiful new Blackhawks wrist wraps:

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Before the competition, I attempted to WOD. Confession: I didn’t finish this dreadful workout. I did the first half but was just not feeling it after the 50 DU’s. 85# felt like 115# and my burpees were a joke. One day when I am not freezing cold (and semi heartbroken) I will do this full WOD … but Saturday was not that day. It took me 20 minutes to get through 50 DU, 21-15-9 50 DU! Wowza.

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Sweets & Treats

Sweets & Treats

Deep breath… tomorrow is FRIDAY! This week had a weird way of dragging on but flying by. I didn’t know that was possible!

I got my ass handed to me 3x at the gym. It hurts so good to be this sore after a long week off! Monday I missed because I had to spend a large sum of money on new brakes for my car (ugh) but I worked out Tuesday- Thursday. I plan to run a few miles and do yoga tomorrow, and do a partner WOD on Saturday.

WODs:

(Tues.) 2-2-2-2-2 HAP back squat

30-20-10 65# push up, front rack step up, V up

(Wed.) Oly lift (worked on hang snatch, hang clean & snatch balance because my squat is SO slow in my snatch) THEN: Row 500, 50 DU. Row 400, 40 V up. Row 300, 30 air squat. Row 200, 20 push-up. Row 100, 10 burpees.

(Thurs.) 5 rounds: 10 power clean 75#, 300m sprint row, rest 3 minutes

Can we talk about how abysmal front rack step ups are?! I wanted to cry. Severely under estimated those bad boys.

Anyway, raise your hand if you’ve wanted to binge on chocolate or crappy foods when feeling down? (Everyone should be raising their hand.) Well I have some sweet treats for you that won’t make you feel completely horrible after gorging. I am a dark chocolate advocate and a Trader Joe’s lover: unnamed-12

Costco:

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If you’re feeling “basic” 😉

http://www.paleocupboard.com/pumpkin-bars.html

Skillet Cookie Sundae

I plan to stay very busy this weekend but lucky for you, I had free time this week to write my meal plan AND grocery list. I shall post Sunday or Monday.

Have a great weekend!