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Some good eats!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My eating has been stuck in a major rut. When it gets stuck in a rut I tend to eat way more than my fair share of protein bars or any other "healthy" item. In an effort to change things up I started two different eating plans I came across. One I had no success with and the other has been going great so far:)

The first was a Muscle for Her eating plan that involved eating 6 small meals a day. This is way more food than I am used to eating. So I modified it a bit.
Meal 1 Oats with a scoop of protein powder-good at first, gross by day 5
Meal 2 protein and greens-what I usually eat
Meal 3 protein bar and fruit-same snack as when I am in school
Meal 4 protein and veggies-same old, same old
Meal 5 protein muffin with PB2-whoopie nothing new here, but I could not bring myself to eat egg whites and chicken for meal 6.
Yeah I burned out after a week.
I learned:
*I cannot eat oats every day.
*I need variety in general. Life is too short to be bored.
*That is a lot of chicken!

So I found a "squeaky clean" Paleo plan which has been going great. Of course I realize some of the ingredients are not Paleo, they are just things I like to eat.
Three recipes I tried and loved:)
1 head cauliflower
2 TBS tahini
lots of Sirachia
juice of one lemon
Cook cauliflower in microwave. Blend in food processor. Transfer to another bowl, add tahini, lemon juice, and Siracha. YUM YUM! I am thinking of creating a breakfast version with green apple and raisins.

Zucchini Bread
2 cups almond flour
1 large zucchini
1 tbs flax meal
.5 cup walnuts
.5 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Mix all ingredients and put into two bread pans lined with parchment paper. Serve with honey.

Zucchini pancakes
1.5 scoops protein powder
1 small zucchini
2 egg whites
dash vanilla
Grate zucchini. Blend rest of ingredients and stir zucchini in before pouring batter onto griddle. Top with PB2.

My workouts have been stellar even though my eating has not.
SWEAT was super sweaty due to the humidity the past two mornings.
We used the reaper for an ab exercise which was totally awesome! Lots of pull ups, squats, jumping, battle roping, and spinning.

1188.55 miles for the year!

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