MIMM + Paleo Recipes!

MIMM + Paleo Recipes!

Happy Monday!

I’m going to make this post short and sweet.   I slept in a little and The Love Nugget will be up soon so my alone, blogging time will be cut short today.  Oh well!

To begin with a big thank you to the Marvelous Katie at Healthy Diva Life for hosting today!  Thanks Katie!

I mentioned in Friday’s post that the hubby and I would be having a date night that evening.  However, we were both exhausted and unmotivated to cook so we moved it to the next night.  Instead, we watched some DVR and ate leftovers of this marvelous Paleo Turkey Chili.

Paleo Turkey Chili

Paleo Turkey Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey
  • 1 chopped Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 diced Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/3 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 28 oz. an Organic Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, diced
  • 1 tbsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium pan, cook ground turkey until brown and cooked through.
  2. Place remaining ingredients, plus the browned turkey into a crockpot.
  3. Cook on high for two hours then reduce heat to low and cook for 4-5 hours more.
  4. Top with diced avocado, cheese (if you're not paleo), or other toppings of choice.
http://myhealthyhappyhome.com/2013/02/04/mimm-2/

Saturday I had a marvelous morning at the gym taking a Core class I love but haven’t done for awhile.

It was awesome!

Then we ran some errands and enjoyed the beautiful day 🙂  Later that evening we finally had our date night.  Homemade pizza’s, regular for the hubby, and this one for me.  Love it!  Then we played a fun game from this site called Would You Rather that I found from this site.  It sparked some good conversations and definitely made you think but some of the questions we couldn’t even answer because they were too outrageous!  Something fun to do though besides watching a movie or TV 🙂

Sunday morning was marvelous because I stayed in my PJ’s until almost 12:00!  The hubby helped out so much with the chores that I was able to finish updated my recipe page (I’m super happy about that one!), catch up on emails, blog replies and finish my Fitmixer Post for this week.  Which by the way is a delicious Carrot Cake Protein Muffin recipe!

 

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Sneak Peak of the Carrot Cake Protein Muffins!

We headed off to our first Super Bowl party around 2:30 with my Paleo Meatballs and the Hubby’s Buffalo Chicken dip.  I decided to keep my brownie bites at home 🙂

It was such a gorgeous almost Spring-like day out which was definitely enjoyed by the kiddos running around playing.

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Pink car… what!?!

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Hooray!  Dirt! 

Of coarse there was football watching going on.

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and I enjoyed one of these tasty beverages,

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Somewhat Paleo since Champagne and vodka are both on the “cleaner” list for alcoholic drinks although really all alcohol should be avoided while eating Paleo.  But… since I’m not doing it 100%, I drank up!

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I did great with my Paleo eats though only munching on my Paleo meatballs and veggies.  There were lots of snacks and treats but honestly, I didn’t even crave any of them!  I was totally satisfied with what I was eating 🙂

After the halftime show, we headed over to my cousins house for party number two!  The Love Nugget has been asking for his Auntie Gigi and Uncle Nony (Tony) for the past few days so we had to make a stop there for a bit.  I didn’t get any photos but he had a blast playing with a few of his other friends while we watched the second half.  Which was actually enjoyable!

This morning, I’m planning to start my Marvelous Monday with a smoothie bowl topped with this delicious Paleo Granola.

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I love granola on my smoothie bowls and that was one thing I was really missing.  So when I saw a few recipes for Paleo Granola, I thought I’d create my own.  Boy did it turn out good!

Paleo Granola

Paleo Granola

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Raw Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Raw Almonds
  • 1/3 cup Raw Cashews
  • 2 tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened Coconut
  • 1/4 cup Almond Meal
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1/4 cup melted Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Almond Butter
  • 1/4 cup Raw Honey
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, pulse nuts and coconut until chopped but not too much.
  3. Place the nut/coconut mixture into a bowl and add in almond meal, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger and sea salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce, almond butter, vanilla, honey and coconut oil.
  5. Add the wet mixture to the nut mixture and mix until wet and clumpy.
  6. Spread evenly onto your baking sheet and bake for 30 - 35 minutes stirring halfway through. Watch closely towards the end to make sure it doesn't burn.
  7. 7. Allow to cool then enjoy!
http://myhealthyhappyhome.com/2013/02/04/mimm-2/

 

I’m off to get my Love Nugget and whip up a smoothie!   Hope you all have a Marvelous Monday!

 

QUESTIONS –

  • What’s something Marvelous for you right now? 
  • Any Marvelous recipes you’ve made lately?
  • Did you go to a Super Bowl party?  Host the party?  Or do something else non football related? 
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Comments

  1. Glad you had a great weekend! That turkey chili looks amazing, especially with the avocado on top!

  2. Both recipes sound awesome! I love sweet potatoes in my chili! Can’t wait to see the carrot cake muffin recipe!

  3. I love finding games/conversation starters for Bob and I to use on a date night! There’s bound to be something funny/interesting/thought provoking! 🙂 I’m curious about the protein carrot cake recipe . . . . yum!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      We do too! It was fun but there were definitely some strange ones that we had to skip over… Sometimes I wonder who thinks of these things!

  4. You are just making yummy stuff for sure! Paleo is really big right now, so I am sure lots of people will be loving these recipes!

    You look so beautiful in that pic! I am super jealous of that wine 😉 haha!

    Soon I will have some again!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thanks Katie! I’m actually really enjoying coming up with new Paleo recipes and feeling great! I didn’t even realize my challenge was over this week!

      I am amazed by how fast your pregnancy is going by! Not to mention you look amazing! Makes me much more positive about getting pregnant with baby number two… someday 🙂 You’ll be enjoying that glass of wine before you know it!

  5. Both recipes look yummy! I think I might make the chili tomorrow night.
    and it looks like you had a great Superbowl day. You look beautiful in the picture. =)

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thank you Helen! I hope you like the chili! We liked it so much I’m going to make another batch soon!

  6. Yum. Will have to try that Chili out. My boyfriend hasn’t been a big fan of my recent paleo chilis so we’ll see if this one will be better 🙂 PS. Did you know there is a paleo pen pal food exchange? Was reading some of your older posts and saw that you did another food pen pal. Thought I’d mention it. It’s actually called Paleo Pen Pals 🙂

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Oh my gosh no! I didn’t know about it but might have to jump on board! Thanks for sharing! I was surprised by how good this chili turned out and pretty easy too! Hope he likes it 🙂

  7. I absolutely love granolas with a nut base so I am loving all the paleo granola recipes floating around. Yours definitely beats out many of the others though considering ginger, almond butter, and four types of nuts are involved!

  8. Those carrot cake protein muffins look SO good! I cannot wait for the recipe :).

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      They’ll be posted on Fitmixer Wednesday! The hubby said they were really good. I have to wait until after Thursday when my Paleo Challenge is over.

  9. I love your recipes! I have been wanting to make Paleo Granola, so now you have inspired me! We didn’t watch the super bowl, because we were still at my parents’ house for the weekend. We had a fairly low-key day, since Keenan wasn’t feeling too well and my mom and I were tired from hosting my cousin’s finance’s bridal shower on Saturday.

  10. oh man…. I definitely need to make that chili! and that beverage 🙂 i didn’t realize that champagne was considered clean!

  11. I’m glad I found your blog, and this post! My husband eats Paleo so I’m always looking for new recipes to try. Both of these sound great. The turkey chilli looks so easy – I will definitely be giving that one a try.

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Glad you found it too Gina! We’re making the Turkey Chili again this week. It’s really good!

  12. Yes! Finally someone writes about paleo recipes.