Taking yesterday off from blogging and social media was a bit refreshing. Although I will admit I did a little blog reading and was amazed by all the outpouring of support and emotion towards those affected by the bombings in Boston. It makes you realize how much good there really is in the world even when at times it can be overshadowed by the bad.
My mom said something that made me think about how I want to raise our children. She said, “gosh, it just makes you think are you really safe to go anywhere these days?” This comment is something that I’m sure many of us have thought about. It is so unfortunate that we are living in a world where we are fearful to go to public events that are meant to be fun and happy. As easy as it would be to stay home, not sign up for races, not fly on planes, not travel the world and teach my children about different places and different cultures. I refuse to do it. I refuse to shelter my children and not share with them all the beauty in the world because as hard as it is to see at times, it is out there.
Okay, now for a more uplifting topic, It is Wednesday so it’s time to talk about some eats from yesterday.
Breakfast was a yummy cinnamon apple and sweet potato breakfast scramble with strawberries and almond butter. So good and so filling!
I used the pumpkin pie scramble recipe but subbed in crock pot sweet potato and apples for the banana and pumpkin puree.
After breakfast we headed to the gym. I got in a short run, then went to boot camp where the instructor put emphasis on team work and had us work in pairs, helping each other out in honor of Monday’s events. We will sometimes go outside to run but if it’s super windy or cold I hop on the treadmill while everyone goes outdoors. I’m such a baby with cold weather and running. It was a chilly, windy morning but as everyone headed out for the run I decided to join them and show some support for all those affected by the bombing. We grouped together after and did a nice congratulatory cheer which was such a positive way to end the workout.
Despite the wind and my desire to go home and curl up on the couch, we went to the farmers market and Whole Foods for a few items and some play time. I love that our Whole Foods has a nice little play area for the kids. After shopping I grabbed a coffee and read a magazine while The Love Nugget played 🙂
On the way home The Love Nugget and I shared an unpictured banana for a snack. I was still pretty full from breakfast and the coffee so didn’t want much.
Lunch was a plate of avocado egg salad in endive leaves with my veggie staple of carrots, tomatoes and celery. I seriously eat these every day and never get sick of them. So good!
After playing for awhile, I got the urge to bake. So I whipped up a batch of these delicious Paleo Muffins adapted from Make It Paleo.
- 3/4 cup Coconut Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Egg whites
- 1/2 cup melted Coconut Oil
- 1/3 cup raw melted honey
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 cup Grain free, dairy free mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
- 1 cup Frozen organic raspberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line or grease mini muffin tins then set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips and raspberries.
- Mix ingredients well then fold in raspberries and chocolate chips.
- Scoop into prepared muffin tins and bake for 35-40 minutes.
They were really good but I wish I would have made them in mini muffin tins instead of large tins. Almost a little too moist with the raspberries but still really good!
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/2 cup steamed sweet potato
- 1-2 tbsp. Cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. Pure Maple Syrup, honey or 1 tsp. stevia
- 2 tbsp. Canned Light Coconut milk
- Puree all ingredients in a food processor until thick and creamy.
- Adjust sweeteners as desired then serve cold.
- Enjoy! Preferably with a spoon 🙂
I was washing dishes and suddenly heard him saying, “gucky (yucky) hands.” When I looked this is what I found…
I swear I gave him a spoon! Guess he enjoyed it 🙂
For some reason yesterday I felt exhausted and had a headache that just wouldn’t go away. Not sure if it was the wind or what but I was very unmotivated towards the end of the day. I even cancelled meeting a friend for a pedicure because I was feeling so icky. So our afternoon was pretty low key as was our dinner. I snacked on some raw nuts and carrot sticks while sautéing some turkey bacon and cauliflower then topping it with an ugly egg.
The hubby and I shared a glass of Borjon Zinfandel and I ended the night with a delicious Raspberry Chocolate Chip Paleo Muffin. So good!
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- What are your thoughts on sheltering your family out of fear of attacks?
- Does the weather ever effect your mood for the worse?
- When you’re not in the mood to cook much for dinner, what do you go for?