First off I just want to thank you all for the encouraging and supportive comments on Friday’s post. Opening up like that was very hard for me to do but I have to admit that I’m so glad I did. As much as I don’t like to hear of others going through the same struggles I am, it’s nice to know I’m not alone. I appreciate each and every comment and word of advice and will be commenting back soon 🙂
With it being Monday and the start to my birthday week, I figured what better way to start the week than to join Katie and her marvelous MIMM party!
Despite having to postpone our trip to Sonoma this weekend, due to The Love Nugget being sick, we had a fairly good weekend!
Lot’s and lots of rain! Good for us since we’ve been in a drought, not so good for wine tasting in Sonoma which made postponing our trip a little easier. In case you’re thinking I’m a bad parent for letting my son play in the rain while sick, he was outside for maybe 5 minutes total. I don’t think a little fresh air after being indoors for four days will kill him 🙂
This amazing cookbook arriving at my door on Friday. So excited to make ALL THE FOOD!!!!
A successful rainy day shopping trip with this little man. He’s a pretty good shopper and even though he was under the weather, he happily helped me do my grocery shopping.
Marvelous – A new Paleo sandwich for lunch with my cousin at Whole Foods.
It was just okay. I should have specified what kind of mustard to use as they just used yellow mustard. I’m not really a fan. Plus, it was called a wrap but was just two large pieces of romaine with chicken in between. Needless to say it didn’t work out to well. However, it was good and the time spent chatting with my cousin made it even better 🙂
Marvelous – A new snack while running errands.
A few weeks ago I received three different Simple Squares in the mail.
Simple Squares are just that, Simple! Most made with only 5 ingredients you don’t have to worry about trying to decipher what you’re eating.
Plus with unique flavors like Rosemary, Coffee and Ginger they stand out from your average snack bar.
I have to admit I was a little hesitant about the Rosemary as I’m personally not a huge fan of the herb. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the slight hint of Rosemary combined with organic cashews, organic almonds, organic coconut and organic honey. The reason they chose to flavor their bars with certain herbs and spices is because the functional benefits they offer our bodies. Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and blood sugar reduction are just a few. Plus, with wholesome, natural ingredients they are Paleo friendly. Plus for me! Oh and of course, The Love Nugget loves them so it’s another great snack I can feel good about sharing with him 🙂
Marvelous – A super yummy dinner that was so much easier than it looks.
Roasted chicken, cauliflower butternut squash puree and roasted veggies. Yum! I need to replicate all three of these super easy recipes and share soon!
Marvelous – Meal prep day complete with a successful new muffin recipe.
These turned out amazing!
Perfect for a special Valentine’s breakfast. Or just because 🙂
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup natural almond butter
- 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/2 cup cashew meal
- 1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- /12 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips ( I use Enjoy Life)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a muffin tin sheet with coconut oil.
- In a large bowl, mash bananas.
- Add in the eggs, coconut sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, almond butter and applesauce and mix until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix the almond flour, cashew meal, shredded coconut, baking soda and sea salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until well combined.
- Mix in the mini chocolate chips then scoop into prepared muffin tins.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a knife comes out clean.
I had to hold back the urge to eat them all day since they were so good!
Marvelous – Tea
Lots and lots of tea, daily. I’m obsessed. My favorites right now are Roobios and peppermint. I think I drink 5-6 mugs a day!
That’s it for my Marvelous Monday! Hope you have a good one!
- Did you have rain, snow, or sunshine this past weekend?
- Do you drink tea? If so, do you drink more during the winter? I do!
- What was marvelous about your weekend?
Disclaimer – Simple Squares sent me a few of their bars to review free of charge. I was not otherwise compensated and all opinions are of my own.