WIAW – My version of Nuttzo!

WIAW – My version of Nuttzo!

Good morning!

First things first.  Time to announce the winner of my Wing Nut giveaway!

Congrats Erin Kenny!  Email me your information when you have a chance :-)

Second, time to let you know the answers to my “Two Truths and a Lie” game that I posted as a Vlog the other day.  Most of you guessed that statement number two was the fib but actually it’s true!  As was number three which means number one was the lie.  Let me explain…

I ALMOST started a job as a Kirby vacuum saleswoman but within the first few minutes of the orientation, I knew it wasn’t the job for me.  My first job was actually as a second secretary for a criminal defense law office.  It was very interesting to say the least!  Number two was true but… they weren’t really dangerous sharks that I swam with, just Nurse sharks which really can’t do any harm.  Number three is sadly true.  I have never been to Disneyland but… I did go to Disney World so my Hubby said that doesn’t count :-)  Thanks for those who played along!

Okay, with it being Wednesday and all, I’ll be linking up with Jenn at Pea’s and Crayons for WIAW!

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I’m still doing good with my apple cider vinegar and start my day with about 2 tbsp. mixed with water.  Still doesn’t taste great but it’s good for me!

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It’s always followed by a cup of coffee of course :-)

I was in the mood for something sweet for breakfast but knew I needed protein to get me through my morning.  So I made this tasty recipe that is always so good!

Sweet Cinnamon Egg Scramble

Sweet Cinnamon Egg Scramble

Ingredients

  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 - 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp. coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Toppings of choice

Instructions

  1. Heat coconut oil in a medium skillet
  2. Add in spinach and mashed banana
  3. Cook stirring frequently until spinach is wilted
  4. In a bowl, whisk together egg, egg white, coconut milk and cinnamon
  5. Pour egg mixture into the pan with the banana and spinach. Cook stirring and scraping sides for about 2-3 minutes or until done.
  6. Top with your berries, nut butter, coconut butter or even syrup if you please!
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Of course The Love Nugget enjoyed some of my breakfast along with his as well.  Little stinker always wants what we’re eating.  Well.. unless it’s veggies!

We took a quick walk then headed to the gym then to the Fountains for the farmer’s market and train rides.

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My little baby is getting so grown up!  Crazy how all the sudden he has turned into a such a little boy!

While we were out and about The Love Nugget and I shared an apple, coconut water and this new to me bar,

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Good stuff!

Lunch was a left over turkey burger on top of an heirloom tomato with carrots and my Paleo Avocado Hummus,

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While the Love Nugget napped I made a batch of this SUPER yummy nut and seed butter,

Mixed Nut and Seed Butter

Mixed Nut and Seed Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1/2 cup raw macadamia
  • 1/2 cup raw (or roasted but unsalted) sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp. flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • flavoring optional -
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. 100% pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, puree almonds, pecans, macadamias and sunflowers until blended but not yet too smooth. I just leave my food processor running for a few minutes and stop it periodically to scrape down the sides.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and continue processing for several more minutes. The time is going to depend on your nuts, and your equipment so it could be 5 more minutes or it could be 20. Be patient and eventually you will have a smooth, creamy, delicious, mixed nut and seed butter!
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Of course while I blended I had to taste test as I went along :-)

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I highly recommend making this.  It’s easy, packed with nutrients, healthy fats and it’s delicious!

The Love Nugget and I headed to a play date after he woke up at a friend’s house.  While the kids played the moms chatted, snacked and sipped :-)

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I wasn’t feeling all too hot so munched on some watermelon and a few crackers with goat cheese.  Despite an upset tummy, it was nice to get visit with friends and The Love Nugget of course had a blast!

I wasn’t in much of a mood to make dinner so I had a smoothie while The Hubby had leftovers.  Since you’ve seen lots of my smoothie pictures I’ll share a few from dinner Monday night which was REALLY good!

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Citrus roasted Chicken with cauliflower mashed potatoes and some sautéed spinach.

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So good and so easy!  I don’t make roasted chicken enough for how simple it really is.  Plus, it’s always well over two meals for us and if I’m motivated, chicken broth too!

QUESTIONS - 

  • Was your guess for “Two Truths and a Lie” correct? 
  • Have you ever made your own nut butter?  
  • Do you make more than one meal out of roasted chicken?  

 

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Comments

  1. Your dinner looks like it came from a high end restaurant! YUM :)

    p.s. I’m glad you didn’t take the job with Kirby, because oh those sales people drive me nuts! Ha Ha!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thanks Jessie! It tasted as good as it looked! As soon as I saw it was a door to door vacuum selling job, I bolted! Ha!

  2. Love Nugget is adorable. :)

    You dinner looks amazing. We love roasted chicken and we do get a couple meals out of it. We haven’t had one in awhile. I think we will this week. Thank you!!

    I always tell myself I am going to make nut butter, but for some reason never do. But I am as soon as I get a moment or two. :)

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Awe, thank you! You should do a roasted chicken with your busy life right now it would be great to have those left overs!

  3. sara @ fitcupcaker says:

    yum, I want to make my own homemade nut butter, prob so much more money efficient, and it looks great!

  4. I guessed right…yay!! I was hoping that that would be the one!

    And I love that you made your own version of Nuttzo. I should try that since buying it from them is quite costly.

  5. okay this nut/seed butter looks amazing! I can’t wait to try making this. I have a seen a few nut butters that I want to make but thanks to an amazing mom who always stocks me up on costco size jars of almond butter I never really need to make any of my own. Your roast chicken looks so good, making a whole chicken is still to intimidating for me.

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      It’s so good but if my cupboards were stocked by someone else I don’t know that I’d make any for myself either!

  6. I love your mixed nut and seed butter! I’ve been seeing nutzo everyone but it’s so darn expensive. Now I can make my own!

    I also start my day off with ACV :)

  7. I usually make my “roast” chickens in my crock pot…and I always get at least 3 meals out of it!!! (great value)

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I haven’t tried it in the crock pot. I have a small one though so I don’t know if it would fit… Sounds pretty easy though!

  8. That cinnamon egg scramble looks so good! I must try it soon!

  9. I always joke with my sister about my niece “she’s like a real kid now!” It’s just so crazy how one minute they’re this tiny helpless baby and the next minute they have opinions and ideas and certainly don’t want the help anymore. Time goes too fast!

  10. Yum- the nutzo sounds awesome! I can’t believe you almost became a vacuum salesperson – haha- I just can’t see you doing that!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Haha! I know right! I knew within the first few minutes it wasn’t for me and high tailed it out of there at the break! I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I went to the orientation. As soon as I saw the vacuum, it was over!

  11. I love homemade nut butters!! Sooooo good :D

  12. aaaaaah another NEED for a food processor! Looks fab!

  13. I love the idea of making your own Nuttzo! It definitely cuts down on the price tag, that’s for sure!

  14. I love roasted chicken! It is so simple, but I always forget to make it. After seeing your chicken, you have inspired me to add it to next week’s meal plan! I love that we can get at least two or even three meals out of a whole roasted chicken!

    Your nut butter looks yummy, too!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Yes! It’s so good! I also forget to make it but after this one I’ll definitely be cooking one more. I just finished it off today by making a broth out of it. The nut butter is so good!

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