Happy Wednesday amigos!
I hope all you southerners were able to avoid the crazy traffic yesterday and stayed safe! My brother had a 5 hr, 15mile commute last night, and my parents had to park and walk the last 1/4 mile to our house because people were wrecking into eachother. Yikes.
Stay at home today, and go play in the snow! And if you think about it, will you wish some of the snow my way, please? We’re having a draught here in Utah and need a good storm!
Moving on…its the weekly foodie party with Jenn!
So you’ll see that some of my more recent meals have been very paleo. I can assure that this was realized after I got them on my plate, and had a lot more to do with some recent grain-fear I’ve been experiencing than trying to #leanbulk, #eatlikeacavemean, or god forbid, #eatforabs. After realizing that for about 3 days in a row I’d made myself full-on caveman meals, I had to throw in a few very non-paleo options just to distance myself from that weirdness.
Speaking of grain-fear–THANK YOU for all the sweet words and comments on yesterday’s post. It was a hard one to write, but so necessary. My intention has always been to be upfront and honest about what is going on for me on the recovery front, and I am still always amazed by the outpouring of love I receive from the blogging community!
Enough chitchat. Lets start the party shall we?
Oh-so-paleo dinners lately:
To be fair, I did have wine with this yumminess.
Enough of that madness. Lets move on to BREAKFAST!
I can’t remember where I saw the idea for the chocolate frosting–Most likely one of the pancake queens–Heather, or maybe Purely Twins?? Anyway, I’m obsessed with it now. A dollop or 2 of plain greek yogurt, a good spoonful of dark chocolate or cacao powder, some PB2 if you’re feeling crazy, and a splash of (almond) milk. Whisk together until fluffy and creamy.
I mixed it up on Saturday for these pancakes, but I’ve since put it on just about everything. If was any sort of baker, THIS would be my go to frosting for any and all cupcakes. Its fluffy, sweet, and just a little bit tangy. Plus its a sneaky way to get in some protein!
I haven’t had oats for breakfast in what feels like a zillion years .The October and November breakfast challenge pretty much broke me of that habit, and I think I may have eaten them once in the past 3-4 months.
This is soon to change. This bowl was so warm and comforting! And the steel-cut oats by Bob’s Red Mill are the perfect texture, and so much more filling than regular rolled or –GASP!–instant.
Okay so this isn’t breakfast, but it is how I’ve been starting my days lately. Warm water, 1/4 c unsweetened raw cranberry juice, ACV, ginger, and cinnamon. Its a good flush, great for my belly, and WARM! And I’ve been trying to drink lots of water during the day too, which is much easier when you have a snazzy bottle–anyone agree?
Coffee comes later, obviously, but starting with water and this drink makes a huge difference in how my tummy feels all day.
That’s all I’ve got this week, loves! Enjoy the day, and stay safe and warm!
See you tomorrow for a yoga flow on how to boost your immune system
What are your thoughts on Paleo?
Do you ever realize that you’re subconsciously eating a certain way?
What is your favorite breakfast in the winter time?