Happy Monday Bloggies ! I missed you all this weekend, but I hope you all had a great Easter and enjoyed some QT with loved ones. I have so much to recap on!
Friday for lunch I made a naan pizza! I had some more frozen naan bread from TJs in the freezer and wanted to use it. I cooked it in the oven, then took it out and made a simple pizza with some marinara sauce, mozzerella cheese, oregano, sliced tomatoes and onions. Threw a little garlic powder and some red pepper flakes. This was so easy and the naan made the perfect base for the pizza. It was perfect for when you need to make a one person meal. While the pizza was cooking in the oven I set out for a little experiment. I had looked online at how to make your own larabars and decided I wanted to make my own coconut cream pie larabar. The recipe I found online said 1 tbsp dates to 3 tbsp of dry ingredients. I mashed up 1 tbsp worth of dates, then added in 2 tbsp raw almonds that I had ground up in my food processor, and 1 tbsp of unsweetened coconut. I mashed all the ingredients together and rolled it into a ball. I threw the ball into some saran wrap and flattened it out into a circle and tossed it in the fridge! I ate it as my mid day snack and let me tell you… it was amazing! It tasted so frseh and definitely tasted like the coconut pie larabar. So simple too! I am going to try making other flavors too, and definitely am goign to make a bigger portion and then slice them up into bar shapes sometime.
I had a quick bowl of cereal for dinner since I didn’t have much time before heading over to meet my sister , but managed to have one of Jasmine’s amazing blondies!!
Friday night my sister got in, and then soon after Chase did too. I got to hang with my sis for a while before she left then afterwards we went out to the bar. It was a fun night with lots of friends 🙂
In the morning I was craving an egg sandwich. I had some ciabatta rolls still left in the freezer so I used one of those and had a 1 egg 1 egg white egg sandwich with some cheddar cheese. These always hit the spot, and aren’t drenched in butter like most delis and breakfast places serve. Tasted amazing!
For lunch I just had some cereal and pumpkin granola with yogurt. I just wanted something simple. Origins in the mall in the harbor was having an event on Sat and were doing facials so you could see if you liked their products. I just recently bought some facewash from there called checks and balances the other week. I reallly loved it and so I thought the facial would be a nice way to see if any of their other products caught my eye. I loveeddd their facial scrub. Its called Modern Friction and I can’t even describe how soft it made my face feel! Like a babys booty 😉 haha. I bought some and can’t wait to use it again.
On my walk home I had another of my home made coconut cream pie larabrs. delish.
For dinner Chase and I got sushi to go from one of my favorite sushi spots in Columbia called Sushi King. I got some seaweed salad, 2 vegetable rolls, and a cucumber avocado roll. I thought I was hungrier than I actually turned out to be and only finished about half. Don’t you worry, it did not go to waste. I saved the rest of it for lunch on Sunday. 🙂
Sunday mornin I was wanting eggs again. Funny how on the weekends I crave eggs and during the week its grains. I made a 2 egg and mozzerella breakfast burrito.
My parents were on their way back from Florida and so I made all of us some chicken enchiladas for dinner. In the mix was chicken seasoned in Adobo, sour cream, 1/3 far cream cheese, light mixed cheese, enchilada sauce, corn, black beans, and spinach. I made them in some TJs whole wheat tortillas. I think I should have added the cheese on top right towards the end of the cooking time, because it kinda dried up a little instead of being really melty on top, but overall these were really good! They were so easy to make and I always believed my mom is the queen of enchiladas and she said mine were tasty! So i got the stamp of approval, woo!
This morning I had some of mywaycereal Tropic Thunder with some vanilla unsweetened almond milk. To make my way through lunch I had a pink lady apple and some dried mangoes.
I’m telling you guys, i’ve been CRAVING green smoothies lately. I would love to have them for breakfast but the blender is loud, and I wake up earlier than my roommates and don’t want to wake them up just because I want a smoothie. So it’s been working out that i’ve been having one for lunch with a snack pretty soon after and it’s kept me surprisingly full. It gives me so much natural energy and I love it. Needless to say, I made one for lunch today.
Todays smoothie included:
2 kale leaves
1 c unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp ground flax
1 spoon of nut butter
squirt of agave
I feel like the avocado really makes the smoothie even creamier and I love the consistency it gives it. My nut butter was a special one today! It was Wilderness Family Naturals Cocoa-Nutte! Ah this stuff is amazinggg! They were so kind to send me a few of their awesome items and i’m going to do a full review once I try them all. This nut butter tastes so good. It contains soaked and dehydrated hazelnuts and pecans, a touch of raw agave, and some raw cacao, and a pinch of Himalayan pink salt. This is raw nut butter at its finest! I loveddd it! It was a perfect addition to the smoothie. On the side I had a piece of sprouted wheat toast and some Barney Butter. Loved this fresh lunch.
Well Sunday I was able to get in a 3 miler, so today I want to get a nice run in as well. I’m gonna make this week a good week but not push myself too much since the 10k is on Sat. Once the 10k is over i’m signing up for a month of bikram and then my next 10k is may 31! craziness.
This was the longest post everrrrrrrrrr
Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!
Excited for my blogger meet-ups! Tomorrow with Megan and then Thurs with the Baltimore Ladies!