First and foremost it’s my 40th post today! YAY Lil Miss Fitness Freak! With that said I wanted to ask a few questions regarding my blog:
- How do you like my posts?
- Too short…Too long? I tend to chat a lot…
- Anything you would like to see from me?
And of course, thanks to all my followers for reading my posts. I don’t have a huge following over here but I love that I still get some comments and discussions started from you guys! Love the support. 😀
So onto the main event WHAT DID I EAT?!?! I know you’re dying to know. 😉 Due to missing WIAW last week I decided to just dump a whole bunch of noms on ya this week. Thanks to Jen and lil chickpea for hosting the part-ay!
Don’t forget to check out all the other foodporn from my fellow foodies on Jen’s site!
Here are some of the things that I have been lovin for the past 2 weeks…and remembered to take snapsies of:
OMG these were absolutely fabulous! I was super surprised because normally I really miss my banana if I don’t put any in, but these were delicious. The peanut flour adds a nice subtle peanutty flavour while also giving me some extra carbs before my leg workout.
For the base (to refrigerate over night) I combined:
- 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp oats
- 2 tbsp peanut flour (replacing the whey)
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/3 cup each unsweetened almond milk and water
- cinnamon to taste
In the morning, add a lil bit more water, stir it up and nuke for 2-3 minutes. Stir in 2-3 egg whites (1/4-1/3 cup) and a lil bit more water until the eggs are dissolved. Nuke for another 2 minutes. While this is cooking, tear 1/4 of a peanut butter jelly Quest bar into bites and bake them for 3-4 minutes or until browned. Once the oatmeal is done, take out, add a lil bit more water and stir in 100g of melted strawberries (just diced strawberries nuked for 1:30-2 minutes until melty but still chunky), your baked Questbar bites, 1/4 peanut butter jelly Questbar (this one is raw and cut into bites) and 1/2 tsp of camu camu powder (optional superfood addition). Top with 1/2 tbsp of crunchy peanut butter and devour! So good 😀
Not as pretty but this is how I actually eat my proats (same bowl as the above picture). I stir it all up and bring lots of goodies to the centre to top with my peanut butter so that last bite is epic! Yes I eat around the edges of the bowl first….Im 22 years old I swear! 😀
Legday proats this morning with lots of banana (65g), lucuma powder, Cellucor cinnamon swirl whey (rather than my chocolate New Zealand whey), 1/2 a cinnamon bun Questbar (raw and baked as usual) and a 1/2 tbsp peanut butter. OMG first off, I had forgotten how much I liked the cinnamon questbar…those new flavours are so good that they take you away from having the older classics. So yummy! The addition of the Cellucor protein was super good too. I hadn’t mixed this particular brand of protein (despite their flavours being fab!) into my proats for a while because I remembered it clumping really badly. This time it didn’t clump at all and the cinnamon flavour was really good! NOMMY.
The Usual Suspects..but wait…
…they were literally on the go. Post-Post workout flexbowl of green veggies, purple sweet tater and turkey breast meat that was sauteed with onion, basil and ginger and thrown into a bowl before we got kicked out of our house for a showing.
Restday AM Snackie
1 jumbo egg (hello healthy fats!), 3 egg whites, come cooked ground chicken breast meat, steamed brussels and asparagus all made into an omelet and topped with mustard and tabasco. Again limited spices as I was at home but made due with ginger, basil and chili flakes. What you don’t have omelets for snacks? You should…why? Check out that yolkporn:
Lovin me some fish and greens!
Baked basil pesto haddock with chili flakes topped with 1/4 ounce light goat cheese (mmmmm), avocado (say what?! I know, its no longer revolting! Yay to more healthy fats) and three lil shrimpies served alongside a mountain of swiss chard sauteed with onion, garlic, mushrooms, curry powder, chili flakes and chili powder AND rosemary roasted kabocha. THIS WAS AMAZING! It may be simple but so so satisfying. This was my first time trying haddock and despite my concerns that it would be too much like halibut or cod (not really a huge fan of either), it was pretty tasty.
Dinner on repeat last night but I got me some more of my love…Steelhead trout. Super YUM! I was soo hangry by the time I got to eat this that I actually barely felt anything in my stomach after I finished… Biking in the city for the afternoon on top of traffic keeping you from dinner for too long results in a bottomless pit of a stomach apparently.
Legday ‘throw it all in a bowl and call it a meal’ dinner last Thursday. Normal swiss chard sautee (but with golden beets added), bulgar wheat, 1/2 can of tuna (sprinkled with chili and curry powders), cooked tandoori spiced ground chicken breast meat (hence the pinkish colour).
Well that’s all for the nom-sharing as I have a busy day ahead. I hope to be able to squeeze in some baking time, specifically more Quest protein bread (easy peazy squeezy to make) and some more homemade Nuttzo with the crazy expensive organic nuts I bought yesterday after raiding the Whole Foods bulk bins in TO. This version I hope will be even tastier than the last as I got pistachios and pecans this time on top of all the others. 😉
Do you enjoy simple meals or are you more keen to making lavish meals? My boyfriend would call most of my meals lavish as I take the time to cook them the way I like’em (some would say OCD, I like to say I make’em to enjoy them). As you can see, I love a simple meal of baked fish, roasted squash and greens with some good spices thrown into the mix. Not hard right?
Every made your own homemade nut butter? Can’t live without my homemade crunchy peanut butter. I let the nuts roast for longer so mine gets a richer taste. Yay for personalization 😀
Did you bake anything this week? The local fruits have been giving me the baking urge as of late. Figs and peaches have both been on my to-do list.
Happy Hump Day!