wiaw #47 – back to basics
Happy Wednesday everyone!
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I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day Weekend. I know I did. Because what did I do? A whole lot of nothing. And it was wonderful.
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I know a lot of you are probably thinking, but it was the holiday! Why didn’t you go out and do tons of stuff? Well my answer is simple. I am typically so busy and so go go go, that to me, sitting and relaxing is way more appealing to me right now. I just came from the crazy stressful Pharmacology and my next year of classes are going to all be go go go with no breaks. So excuse me while I take this month to sit on my butt!
(Okay so I wasn’t a complete bum. Matt and I both got hair cuts. We hung out with friends and cleaned a bit)
But on to more important things!
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What I Ate Wednesday Things!
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♥ ♥ ♥I am loving Jenn’s choice of theme for this month because seriously, I think I’ve had an epiphany when it comes to my food choices.I’ve finally realized, finally, food is not my enemy. And eating all those low calorie alternatives, fake foods, and low fat options are just not good habits. I need to give my body real whole food. Go back to the basics. Because honestly, it just tastes better. And it makes you be creative in the kitchen. Which I forgot how much I love. Yes I’ve been a crazy mad busy women. But I’m done counting calories. Checking every stat on labels. I do however want to pay attention to what is IN my food. Real ingredients. Things I can pronounce. Like.♥ ♥ ♥Sweet Potato.
One ingredient. And I can pronounce it even.Topped with cottage cheese, peanut butter, granola and cinnamon fairy dust.♥ ♥ ♥I also started to re-incorporate and embrace meat back into my diet.This was a hard one. I was a vegetarian 80% for moral/ethical reasons 20% I found out what crap goes into meat. Ok, actually after I read about the industrial farming, how food animals are raised and slaughtered, it still makes me sick. I still can’t eat red meat. I have re-introduced chicken back into my life, but I make sure it’s quality chicken. As hormone free as I can get.I noticed a few times after eating out and ordering chicken, my body responded well to it. So I decided to listen.And I made this amazing thing.♥ ♥ ♥Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry.Peanut Chicken over steamed veggies marinated in Braggs Liquid Amino Acids, and brown rice.Nothing short of amazing.♥ ♥ ♥And am I the only weirdo who seriously is a bit obsessed with brown rice? And short grain to get more specific? I’m such a texture eater that it seriously makes me happy.Little things make me happy.♥ ♥ ♥I also got a little experimental with my powercakes. Now I love my original powercake. But I finally caved and bought coconut flour (insert new obsession) and knew I had to incorporate it into my powercake. I did. And it was wonderful.This thing was delish! Coconut/Pumpkin Spice powercake.Topped with coconut/peanut butter frosting and some granola sprinkle love.Ah-mazing.♥ ♥ ♥I also have a new favorite dessert. Since I am actually strength training now and trying to build muscle I am trying to steer clear of my late night carbs. No, I am not cutting carbs. Carbs are amazing for energy and let’s be honest. I’m a bread girl. But it’s not fun going to bed with a bloated carb belly.Insert, oh wait yes, another coconut flour concoction.Coconut/Casein Cookie Dough♥ ♥ ♥Topped with some chocolate granola goodness of course. I gotta have a little crunch in there.♥ ♥ ♥Soooo good. I need to get my hands on some cookies and cream casein because I know that will just be amazing.♥♥ ♥Well my loves, I hope everyone is having as tasty as a week as I am.Until next time.♥ ♥ ♥
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