Cottage Cheese Baked Eggs with Chimichurri Sauce may sound a bit strange, but I promise it’s delicious. The bright flavors make it feel like a decadent breakfast, but really it’s an easy, healthy way to start the day!
Paleo Zucchini Hummus is a delicious low-carb alternative to chickpea hummus. It has a similar texture, but with fewer calories. Enjoy as a light veggie dip or salad dressing!
Asian-Inspired Eggplant “Bacon” is a crispy, delicious crave-worthy recipe. It’s air quote “bacon,” but it doesn’t lack that same crack-like umami flavor we can’t resist!
This is the most normal #WIAW I’ve had in a hot minute.
Normal, by the way, is relative.
Chocolate Avocado Cookies sound a little strange, but you’d never guess avocado is hiding in here. Best of all, these 50 calorie cocoa cookies are sugar-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly!
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up on your favorite recipes. There are lots of simple swaps you can make to modify a recipe and make it healthier!
DIY Fireball Gummy Bears are exactly when you need this summer. With just 3 ingredients, they’re as simple as jello shots and much easier to eat!
Salmon Tacos with Cherry Lime Chipotle Salsa are healthy and flavorful. It may sound a little strange, but this sweet and savory dish will be your new favorite Taco Tuesday dinner!
Easy Tomato-Basil Cottage Cheese Crepes are a perfect, healthier breakfast. No one will guess that these savory crepes are packed with protein!
I don’t have a good intro (or title) for this post.
This is reflective of my motivation in general lately.
It’s hard to get excited when you have a few really bummer things happen in a row. I thought I’d try to help myself by joining Meghan’s Week in Review. Maybe if I talk about what I did manage to do, I can do more this week.
First of all, I ate a lot of delicious food. We had dinner with a friend we met in Greece two years ago. He happens to live down the street from us, so we became fast friends. He shares our passion for travel… and willingness to eat odd things like snails!
That, and a wine tasting at my favorite spot, Royal Stone, cheered me up a little after getting my MRI results (I hurt my knee playing ball last week). Torn ACL and meniscus. I’ll have surgery July 21st. Then we have to figure out what to do with the one I tore last year and never repaired. Two surgeries back to back is just too much for my head right now. In conclusion, wine.
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Vegas loves to watch the news; therefore, I watch a TON of news. These days it only makes me angry. I spent some time texting with friends about the stupid shit 45 is doing. Pulling out of the Paris deal, responding to the London attacks like an asshole… I could go on and on.
Sometimes I get into it with people on Twitter. I know it’s a waste of time, but I just don’t understand how people are so stupid. When MIT says climate change is real, how can you possibly think you have the brilliance to deny it? Clearly, I needed to get off the couch and back in the gym. At least I could share a laugh with Nicole over this:
After two days off from the gym (read: feeling sorry for myself), I finally went back… largely for stress relief. The doc said retaining as much quad/hamstring muscle as I can will help with my recovery. I decided to suck it up and go for a leg day.
It was really a leg and a half day. I used all of my right side and whatever I could of my injured left side. 4 sets, 15 reps of each exercise. I increased the weight wherever I could.
🔹 TRX pistol squats
🔸 Leg extensions
🔹 Hamstring curls
🔸 Good mornings
🔹 Weighted hip lifts
🔸 Inner/Outer thigh machines (I call them the “yes” and “no” machines 😉 )
It went… ok. I took a cleavage shot on the hamstring curl machine to commemorate it.
This is a good time to talk about another list item. I got my lashes filled. I’ve been getting them done for 3 months now and I’m totally addicted. It saves so much time getting ready!
Post-lashes, Vegas and I went to the fancy theater to see Wonder Woman. I’m not really a movie person, but I can be talked into seeing anything at a theater with recliner seats and rosé. That said, Wonder Woman was amazing. I’d even go see it again! I didn’t realize they used real-life athletes to play the Amazon women. They were incredible!
Since the two days of feeling sorry for myself included a lot of restaurant meals and wine, I went back to my roots and made some healthier fare.
There were smoothie bowls, chicken salads, protein mug cakes, and some #strangebutgood eats. Like this sweet potato deliciousness:
Now I’m lazing in bed, typing this and watching the Women’s College World Series. I’m supposed to be playing softball right now.
If you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter.”
^Name that movie
I feel motivated-ish. Maybe I’ll try a spin class this week…
Did you see Wonder Woman last weekend?
Have you been watching the college World Series?