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Oh Wednesday. Welcome.

Since my schedule is different all the time, days really have no significance to me anymore. At least in terms of a work week.

But Wednesday’s till have significance in the sense of What I Ate Wednesday.

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And loves, do I have some delicious things to share with you!

But first a big thank you to Jenn for hosting this wonderful party. Without her, I wouldn’t have tons of food to drool over week after week.

If you follow me on Instagram you know my work day breakfasts are not the most exciting and kind of repetitive.

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Breakfast wraps with whatever fruit I happen to have. Although banana and peanut butter are always a must. My two constants that I just have to have.

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And if I am lucky enough to have an empty jar laying around, OIAJ happens sometimes too.

Although I have so many empty plain jars, that sometimes I just take peanut butter and spread it around the sides and pretend it was an empty nut butter jar.

Gotta get creative sometimes.

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But when it comes to my days off. Well breakfast is a whole other story.

And since I am still plantain obsessed, I make sure to go buy one to have ready for me.

But this time around I didn’t stick to my normal protein plantain pizza.

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I got a bit more creative.

The first time around I decided instead of the pizza form to make a sandwich out of the plantain bread.

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I used my Click mocha protein frosting as the filling.

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Yup. This was pretty much amazing.

Kinda messy, but delicious none the less.

I’m thinking the next time I make this I am going to stick it in the freezer and make a plantain ice cream sandwich out of it. How amazing does that sound?

For my other half I made a nice little swirl of a topping.

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Indecisiveness will always be an issue with me. I work with it though.

The next day off included you guessed it. More plantain bread.

Gotta get my fill in for the week you know?

But I got really creative with this batch.

I have been wanting to make carrot cake bread for some time now, but I don’t want to make a whole loaf because I know I won’t eat it in time, and I hate to waste food.

So my solution? A single batch of Carrot Cake Plantain Bread.

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I would love to share the recipe, but with not having baked with vegetables in a bread before I wasn’t aware at how much moisture the carrots would add. So it’s not quite perfected yet.

But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t delicious. Because it was.

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I probably could have eaten this plain straight out of the oven, but of course toppings were needed.

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I made a protein cream cheese frosting by whipping cottage cheese with vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, and SweetLeaf vanilla Sweet Drops

With a little extra carrots on top for good measure.

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Just a little piece of carrot cake heaven.

I will definitely be experimenting more not only with carrots, but other veggies and add in’s as well.

The possibilities with this plantain bread are really endless.

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Have you baked with vegetables before?

drowning my sorrows…in kabotcha

Hello all.

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This is going to be really short, but I did want to write one more post before I headed back to Indiana for my grandma’s funeral.  I am so happy that I am able to go back to be with my family, but also a bit torn, nervous, anxious about the whole situation.

I don’t talk much about my parents on here, well because I haven’t had the best relationship with them over the past few years.  If you have followed me for awhile you kind of know the story, if not, let’s leave it at they were not supportive at all during my recovery from my ED.  But as I get better and have progressed in my recovery, we are slowly trying to build a relationship again.  It’s a work in progress.

But with it being What I Ate Wednesday and all, I thought I would show you guys a quick peek at some of the goodies I have been eating lately.

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Although if you know me, they will be some pretty repetitive eats.

When I got the news about my grandma, I was a bit torn. Part of me had been expecting this for some time, so I was almost kind of prepared. She had been battling cancer for over a year and when first diagnosed we were told she had about 2 months to live.  Those 2 months turned into over a year, she was defiantly a fighter and I guess just wasn’t ready yet.  This is why I truly believe this was her time and she is in a better place now.  But of course there is a huge part of me that is just so heart broken that she is actually gone.

That night I pretty much drowned my sorrows in kabotcha.

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I know it’s not completely healthy to find comfort in food, but that night all I wanted to do was relax, have a glass of wine, and basically demolish a whole kabotcha.

So yes, this meal is boring, ugly, and repetitive, but it was what I wanted.

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Another maybe repetitive idea, but an amazing twist was my protein plantain bread.

Since I knew I was leaving town and still had half a plantain in the fridge, I figured I would test how the plantain bread would travel.

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I know it’s not as pretty in tupperware, but I’m telling you, this base was one of the most delish I have made to date.

I added Click mocha protein and a bunch (and I mean way more than a normal person would or should add) of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla. Honestly, this would have been amazing plain.

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But we all know me, and I don’t do plain. So a swirl of Plant Fusion chocolate protein frosting and peanut butter was added on top.

Yup, took it up a notch. And if you were wondering, the plantain bread travels well and tastes great eaten in a car out of tupperware.

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And one more quick thing to share.

I just wanted to prove to you all that no jar goes unused in my house.

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We all know I am a jam addict, so when this opportunity presented itself, I knew this empty jar of pear jam had to be filled with overnight prOATs. Mixed in was frozen banana, berries and topped with healthy chocolate sauce.

Overflowing goodness is what this was.

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And just for good repetitive measure. The protein breakfast wraps are still going strong too.

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Yup, just as messy as ever, but still just as delish.

Some things never get old.

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Well loves, I hope you all have a great week. I am going to try to make the best of the next few days and just embrace being with family and friends even though the circumstances are not the best.

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How do you cope with bad news?

Do you crave certain foods over and over? And in my case over and over and over…

maintaining memories and staying positive

Happy Monday loves!
Well, as happy as it can be for a Monday that is.

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I also received news yesterday that my grandma had passed. She has been battling cancer for over a year now and over the past few months took a turn for the worse.  And with that being said I do truly believe it was her time, she is in a better place, and is at peace.  I will miss her so much, but I have so many amazing memories with her and that is what I will remember.

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RIP grams, I love you.

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But I do have some goodies to share with you guys, and since Katie reminds us to always find the marvelous in our days, let’s focus on the positives and some marvelous obsessions I have had lately.

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You guys know me, when I fall into a food rut, I fall hard.

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Kabotcha is a classic example.

(and just so you know this addiction is still going strong)

And if you saw my last #strangebutgood post, you now know that Protein Breakfast Wraps are a new addiction as well.

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I can’t help it, I find something I like and that’s all I crave. I usually get over it though, but then quickly just move on to something else.

I’m a creature of habit, I can’t help it.  But I’m ok with it.

But my newest addiction?

Well I’ve already mentioned it in a few posts so it shouldn’t be too unfamiliar.

You guessed it. My Protein Plantain Pizza.

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I blame these ladies. They started the whole thing!

It started off so simple, but of course as time progressed so did my tweaks and additions.

It began with the indecisiveness of toppings.

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Why have one topping when you can have four? Because again, obsessed with protein frosting lately.

Then the additions to the actual bread switched up a bit too.

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Insert the very berry version of the plantain pizza. Why stop at just plantains when you have some frozen fruit left over that you can toss into the batter? Seemed logical. Tasted amazing.

And of course that had to be topped with multiple things as well.

Then when I had plantain bread once again for breakfast and I had 2 very ripe banana’s that needed to be used (i know most normal people would have made banana bread, but not this girl) I whipped up my avocado banana spread, banana coconut butter, and banana almond butter. Again, why  make just one thing when you can make many?

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I have actually been making the plantain bread the night before and sticking it in the fridge to be ready for me in the morning. Yes, I always sneak a few bites when it comes fresh out of the oven (look close at the pictures and you can tell) but this morning I decided to re-heat a few slices in the oven, and let me tell you, warm banana coconut butter is ah-amazing. I may  have to stop being lazy and just make it the morning of and eat it fresh out of the oven.  Maybe next time, I do have half a plantain that needs to be used 🙂

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Well loves, I know this is a little short , but it’s back to the grind for me! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and have a great week!

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How do you handle the loss of loved ones?

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Get ready loves, I have a lot of goodness to share with you!

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And what better a time than What I Ate Wednesday.

Make sure you head over to Jenn’s at PeasandCrayons and check out everyone’s delicious eats, but I have some pretty amazing things to share with you as well!

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First I will fulfill my promise of sharing with you my wonderful new creation.

My new version of my Protein Plantain Bread.

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It started as a blank canvas.

Ingredients:

– 1 ripe medium plantain

– 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder

– 1 tbsp coconut flour

– 1/2 cup liquid egg whites

– 1 tsp vanilla nut extract

– 5-7 drops liquid vanilla NuNaturals Stevia

– 1/2 tbsp cinnamon

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Directions:

– Blend all ingredients

– Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes

– Become incredibly indecisive on which toppings to use

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– Start with homemade banana coconut butter

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– Follow with homemade almond butter, Click protein frosting and Plant Fusion protein frosting.

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– Admire your indecisive masterpiece.

Plantain bread may have been one of the most amazing things I have discovered lately. Plantains definitely went from something I never bought, to something I will be buying a lot of in the near future. Hopefully I don’t become as addicted as I am to kabotcha squash.

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Seriously, it’s becoming a problem. Once I roast it, I just can’t stop eating it.

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But on to other new creations.

Matt and I are really working on having more family meals. We got so use to eating separate meals and not cooking together anymore, and we both really want to change that. So we scoured the inter-webs for dinner ideas, both chose a few and decided to take turns cooking meals.

I went first and chose a Sweet Potato Lentil Enchiladas.

I based it off of this recipe, but instead of cooking them as enchiladas, I just cooked up the filling, pre-cooked some rice, and figured we would just make what we were feeling that night.

Matt made his into corn tortilla tostadas and I made quesadilla’s out of mine.

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Of course topped with avocado goodness.

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These turned out absolutely amazing. I used Trader Joe’s enchilada sauce, which seriously that stuff is so amazing on it’s own, that I knew it would make this dish.  But the combination of the sweet potato, lentils and veggies was so so good.

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The good thing about cooking family meals? Leftovers!

The bad thing about family meals, I have to share with Matt.

I need to learn to start doubling things like this, but there is always next time right?

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Well loves, that’s all the deliciousness I have to share with you for now. Have a lovely rest of your week.

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Are you an indecisive eater? Or can you make up your mind?

What are your favorite leftovers?

it’s all about balance

Oh lovies, get ready.

This post is going to be here there and everywhere.

But that seems to be my life as of lately.

Up. Down. Right. Left. Sideways. And all directions in between.

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But I somehow found my way back for What I Ate Wednesday.


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I’m going to warn you, this post is no where near a healthy one.

But lately my days have been fun, carefree, and me just living.

So sometimes that’s what you get.

Matt and I have really been taking advantage of me having some days off.

And honestly, one of the things we use to always do, how we met, how we bonded, how we fell in love.

Was going out day drinking.

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I’m a beer girl. I like to drink.

And I don’t care if you deem it unhealthy. As cheating. Or as bad.

Because I don’t. I like it.

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Proof.

If drinking some beers get’s Matt and I’s spark back in our relationship, well I’ll bite the bullet.

We have had some amazing days together, just enjoying each other and having a good time.

That is all that matters to me. Us being happy again. And falling in love again.

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Oh and some of this deliciousness makes me a happy girl too.

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Yup, and I even ate this after all the beer and before dinner.

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But there has been another liquid lately in my life that could possible get me in some financial trouble.

This guy.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve had a bit of a Starbucks problem lately.

There is a Starbucks literally connected to the clinic I am externing at.

Yea. And when you work with a bunch of co-workers who are just as addicted to coffee as I am, it tends to turn into daily walks next door for coffee. And since I am not getting paid during my externship, well this could really turn into a problem.

It needs to stop.

But I kind of don’t want it to.

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But my week hasn’t been filled with only liquids.

There have been some decently healthy meals sneaking in here and there.

I mentioned that my go to breakfasts lately have been green smoothies.

They are easy to make the night before and the more and more practice I get, the better they are tasting.

It started with my protein green lemonade smoothie that I shared with you all.

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But now I am starting to get more creative.

I mean. You guys have seen my oatmeal, it’s really hard for me to eat not dressed up food.

Especially breakfast, I am always proud of my breakfast.

So I’ve played around with my toppings.

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In the mix:

Baby spinach, pear, cucumber, Plant Fusion vanilla bean protein powder, lemon juice, chia seeds and NuNaturals liquid lemon stevia.

Topped with:

Click mocha protein frosting and Love Grown Granola and a cinnamon sprinkle.

Delish.

I think it got better the next day.

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My containers may not be pretty and well neither are the smoothies to be honest, but I can try be a bit fancy with my toppings right?

In the mix:

Baby spinach, 1/2 frozen banana, 4-5 strawberries, Fitmixer chocolate protein powder, NuNaturals liquid vanilla stevia, chia seeds cinnamon, ginger.

Topped with:

Coconut flour/BSN banana cream protein frosting and graham cereal crumblies.

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So there you have it, a mix of healthy and not so healthy, but you know what it all balances out.

It always does.
I have finally realized life is too short to dwell on being 100% healthy 100% of the time, because honestly, to me healthy is living, enjoying life, enjoying food, and enjoying love.

I’m doing all of the above.

Are you?

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What’s your definition of healthy?
Do you enjoy a healthy balance in life?

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(There’s still time to grab some Recharge Freebies! Check it out!)

a photo dump of a day

Already Wednesday. Good golly Molly.

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I had all intentions of doing a Marvelous In My Monday post, but I swear there are just not enough hours in the day. Since I didn’t get my post up for that, I want to say a belated Happy Birthday to the beautiful Katie!! Since I stalk follow her on Instagram I got to see what a marvelous day she had and she deserved a wonderful, relaxing birthday, so I am happy to see she had a great time.

But it’s not Monday anymore. It’s Wednesday, so let’s get on to the Wednesday goodness.

The What I Ate Wednesday goodness. And this is thanks to another beautiful expecting lady Jenn.

Make sure to visit her and check out her and everyone elses eats. So yummy.

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I actually have a ton to share with you. I am going to try and keep my words short and let the pictures speak for themselves, but you know me, I tend to ramble on quite a bit. So I apologize ahead of time if this post gets lengthy. But I actually have made some tasty meals and it’s been awhile since I’ve posted, so this WIAW is kinda going to be a photo dump of what I’ve been eating lately.

Hope you don’t mind.

Breakfasts around here have been pretty amazing.

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Overnight TVP prOATs are making a pretty regular appearance around here. The one thing I love about oatmeal is I never have the same bowl twice.

By the way, I am so happy strawberries are back in season, because they have been so juicy and fresh. Fresh fruit makes me happy.

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Proof I’ll put my oatmeal in any empty jar I have.

But seriously, every last bit of fig butter needs to be enjoyed.

And enjoy I did.

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And sometimes I let others do the work for me.

Love Grown did not disappoint with their oatmeal. I had been hearing amazing things about them and so glad I finally tried them.

Topped with more Love Grown granola of course.

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I’ve also been on a protein frosting kick lately. But when you have company’s like Plant Fusion and Click that make the best protein powders for making protein frosting’s with, it’s hard not to. Oh and a cinnamon over load on my apple of course.

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Now let’s move on to some dinner fun.

So one thing that Matt and I are working on, is him cooking dinner. As I’m sure a lot of you know a biggest challenge of an eating disorder is control of food. Knowing exactly what goes into a dish, and having to be the one to prepare it. Much safer that way. Matt has also dropped the ball a few times on making me dinner, or following up with challenges we were suppose to do together. So this is really something we both needed to work on.

We had made plans to have him have dinner ready for me when I got home from work. I was actually convinced he forgot – again – to start cooking. But when I let him know I was on my way home his response was “dinner is smelling so good”. He didn’t forget!

When I got home I had a wonderful spread ready for me. He had made a crock pot chicken and I didn’t even ask what he put into it. I didn’t care, I was actually just so happy he remembered to make it.

I made myself a nice little huge bowl of goodness.

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Brown rice, black beans, salsa chicken and look at all that avocado.

My nutritionist really wants me to up my fats, so I am really working on that as well.

And who doesn’t love avocado? Love me some healthy fats.

And then guess what we did the next night?

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Oh yes, long awaited sushi date. It has been so long since we had sushi and I have been craving it like a mad women.

We had gotten a Groupon for The Sushi Room, so I was finally able to convince Matt to take me.

So good. So worth it.

And after sushi?

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What’s a date night without fro-yo.

After taste testing probably every flavor I decided on the Pecans and Praline and Milk Chocolate Hazelnut.

With sprinkles of course. Duh.

Heaven in my mouth.

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After posting this picture on Instagram and Facebook, one of Matt’s friends had commented how she loves fro-yo and challenged us to who can make the biggest bowl. Challenge accepted. Yup, we went out for more fro-yo the very next night.

No pictures, new friends = no food pictures yet. It was literally my first time meeting them, so I didn’t want to seem too crazy. Although with some of the conversation that was had that night, me taking pictures of food probably would have been the least of strange things that could have happened. But trust  me, no shame, no guilt of having fro-yo two nights in a row.

Because honestly. Its’s fro-yo. And delicious.

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Ok, I seriously have more to share, but this is getting pretty lengthy, so we’re gonna leave with a

To Be Continued…

But one last teaser for my contribution for this weeks #strangebutgood hosted by the lovely Laura.

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I’ll give you a hint.

More healthy fats.

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How long do you wait before you take pictures of your food with new friends?

Would you eat fro-yo two nights in a row? If you answer anything other than heck yes, then there is something wrong with you 😉 Unless you don’t like it, then there is something really wrong with you.

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Happy Monday love bugs.

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Again, as per usual the weekend has come and gone with a blink of the eye.

This weekend was chill and uneventful, but sometimes I am completely ok with that.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t take the time to realize how marvelous life is.

Thankfully the beautiful Katie gives us that opportunity with Marvelous In My Monday.

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So here are a few scenes from my laid back weekend.

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Bland brown breakfast?

Not in the taste department.

I always say simple makes the best meals.

Rudi’s Whole Wheat English Muffin half topped with Click protein frosting and half topped with Plant Fusion chocolate protein frosting.

I am obsessed with protein frosting lately.

It’s especially tasty in the cookies and cream variety.

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I swear Plant Fusion protein powder makes the best protein frosting.

So thick and creamy all on it’s own. And P28 bagels make a pretty amazing base if I do say so myself.

And if putting it on my breakfasts weren’t enough, it made it to a few dinners as well.

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A kabotcha bowl isn’t complete without a drizzle of vanilla protein frosting.

Since it was a laid back weekend, lazy nights were had.

And #sorryimnotsorry this girl enjoys a good beer once in awhile.

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In a mustache glass none the less.

I also had some pretty good company.

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Is he seriously not the cutest thing ever?

Speaking of him, I’m going to spend more time with him and my other cuddle bugs.

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend and have a wonderful week.

Stay marvelous.

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the good and the bad

Hello Hello luffs.

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So let’s skip the small talk. This post is serving a double purpose.

I of course have to check in for the wonderful Jenn’s What I Ate Wednesday, but I also had a recent occurrence that really got me thinking, that I think is also worth sharing.

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Monday was the first day (of my last class!!) and we had two surgeries scheduled right off the bat. To say the least it was a bit hectic.

To set the scene we typically all leave our bags in a separate lab during surgeries. After the second surgery was complete (class was not over, we were still recovering the patient) I left to go to the room to get a drink of my water. In entering the room I noticed my back pack was no longer on the lab table. Everyone elses seemed to be untouched, bags/purses all in the lab where others had left them. Now granted this was April Fool’s Day as well, so I did a quick sweep of the lab to see if someone had just hid my bag. No such luck. I then went back into the surgery room to question everyone if a joke was being played or if my bag was really gone.

Guess what, my bag was really gone. Turns out only one other girls purse was missing (which was soon found outside the women’s bathroom), but all the cash from her wallet was taken. My whole back pack was still missing. Immediately I thought, why mine? Why just mine? And then crap my car keys are in there.

To make a long story short, another student ended up finding my back pack outside her apartment, which was located near the school. I had also had about $100 in my back pack (it was birthday money just stored away, I know stupid of me to have that much money on me) which was taken.

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I bring this up because I was surprisingly calm during the whole situation. And it really showed me how I’ve grown and how I am now able to handle a stressful situation without completely freaking out. A few years ago I probably would have thought my world was over, proclaiming “why me??” “the world is so unfair” “what am I going to do???” But I was so proud of myself for taking the negative situation and finding the positives. It was only material things, some money, but nothing of true value had been taken from me. The biggest part of this was not the money gone, but the violation of the situation, how vulnerable it made me feel, and the fact that I was singled out.

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But I am truly proud of myself for being able to be positive and instead of crying over what was going wrong, I tried to find ways I could fix the situation. (now don’t get me wrong, if I find out who did this, there will be a few words, but for now there is nothing I can do.)

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But now let’s get to the more fun stuff. The food stuff.

What better way to start a day after a horrible day then overnight OIAJ.

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I truly believe oats just taste better when eaten from a jar.

This jar happened to have an insane amount of peanut butter left in it (purposely of course) and it was so so so delish.

I am seriously addicted to my TVP prOATs and this time I added the cookies and cream Plant Fusion and also a little vanilla nut butter extract.

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I of course had to add my typical frozen banana and berries. I swear I can’t have oats without a frozen banana.

I actually recently got asked why it has to be frozen. I honestly just like cold things. Maybe it’s a texture thing, maybe it’s a taste thing. Maybe it’s just a thing. But I love them. I add them to the bottom and the top.

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Just so you get the idea of how much peanut butter and how many times I’ve had TVP/prOATs for breakfast. Here is another delicious jar I recently enjoyed.

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I may or may not be consuming extra peanut butter just so I can have jars. It’s a tough life. I know.

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I finally caved and bought strawberries. They tempt me every time I walk into the store, but when it comes to fruit I always fight with myself because half the time I don’t consume it fast enough before it goes bad (which as I’m sure you know is pretty quickly). Matt always says he will help me and eat it, but never does (he always does this with blueberries. we go to the store. he has to have them. then he doesn’t eat them)

I’m glad I got the strawberries though.

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Sometimes simplicity is the best. A simple Rudi’s Whole Wheat English muffin topped with Click protein frosting and fresh strawberries.

This was such a simple breakfast, but seriously so amazing.

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You know what else is amazing?

Friends. Family. Love. Support.

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Since I didn’t do an Easter re-cap here are a few scenes from my weekend.

It started with a pedicure date with some of the ladies from my class.

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These girls keep me sane. I am so thankful to have them.

Then it was off to Matt’s parents for Easter lunch.

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But not before Delilah and I got our coffee fix.

Then it was a battle for the Easter candy.

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I won.

My prizes.

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I think moments like these make me able to overcome the moments mentioned previously.

Yes we have bad and unfortunate events in our lives, but I truly believe the good moments over come them and create that balance.

There will always be good and bad, but let’s cherish the good and not dwell on the bad.

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week, I’m not letting this bump in my road get me down.

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How do you deal with bumps in your road?