WIAW – Quick and Easy Meals with Tessemaes

WIAW – Quick and Easy Meals with Tessemaes

Disclosure – This post is sponsored by Tessemae’s and my partnership with the Mom it Forward blogging network.  

Happy Wednesday!

Hope you’re all having a great week so far!

Life with a newborn has been an adjustment from the way life used to be.  On most days before Little Squish, I was able to make us a full breakfast, pack snacks to go do whatever we needed to do, come home to make a full lunch, and then cook a full dinner most nights.

Now most my time is spent holding the baby, nursing the baby, and changing the baby.  What time I’m not spending on those things, I’m trying to spend on The Love Nugget.  Which leaves me with very little time to cook meals like I used to.  So now more than ever meal prep is so essential for me.  I’ve been making sure to spend a little time over the weekends to prep some food for the week.  It helps SO much when I have something I can quickly grab and eat immediately or re-heat and eat.

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How my Diet has Changed

Let me ask you a question.  Do you still eat the exact same foods you did when you were a kid?  In college?  Or even last year?  The answer is probably no right?  I mean, sure you may eat some of the same foods but I doubt you’re eating cocoa puffs, Mc Donalds Happy meals or frozen Lean Cuisines right?  Our diets were constantly changing as we grew and changed.  Even though we are now adults, we are still constantly evolving.  We might find a new food we like or dislike, a new fitness program we enjoy, or a new diet that works for us in that moment.

Which is 100% okay!

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Top 5 Food Posts of 2015

Top 5 Food Posts of 2015

Happy New Years Eve!

Okay so I admittedly didn’t realize it was NYE today until yesterday morning.  It’s never really been all that of an exciting holiday for me and this year is no different.  Actually, while most people are toasting to a new year, I’ll most likely be in bed since I can barely make it up past 9:00pm these days!   We will probably stay home, get takeout and watch the New Years Eve celebration on Netflix while sipping on sparkling apple cider.   New Years Day we have big plans to take down our Christmas decorations and clean our house.  Which I’m both sad and excited about.  I love having Christmas decorations up but I’m ready to clean up and start the New Year fresh!

Speaking of the New Year, I thought I’d finish up 2015 with a short round up with my top 5 food posts from the last year.  I didn’t do as much recipe creating as I’ve done in the past but the few that I did do were definitely enjoyed!

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Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Good morning!

Hope you all had a great weekend.  I mentioned on Friday that we were going to a wedding this past weekend but unfortunately The Hubby ended up going alone.  I wasn’t feeling that great and The Love Nugget was still recovering from a cold so we opted to stay home and rest.

I taught the morning classes at the gym then we ran a few errands which ended up taking much longer than anticipated.  Once we got home we parked it on the couch and got in some good resting time.  Which included cuddling and a movie.  Dumbo!   Although, The Love Nugget wasn’t sure he wanted to watch it and I couldn’t figure out why.  It’s not really scary like some other Disney movies that he dislikes.  Well, when they animals are making fun of Dumbo and he gets sad The Love Nugget turned to me angrily and said, “See mom, this is why I didn’t want to watch this movie!”  I fast forwarded it 🙂

I woke up Sunday feeling a little better so got in a quick 21 Day Fix workout before spending the morning meal prepping and cleaning.   It’s been a few weeks since I’ve gotten in a good meal prepping Sunday and I forgot how I tend to get going once I get started.  I only planned to roast some veggies, bake some chicken apple sausage, boil some eggs and chop some veggies but I ended up throwing together some protein bites and baking a fall inspired treat.

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Optional 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life), chopped walnuts or raisins

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly grease with coconut oil.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients expect the coconut sugar.
  4. In a stand mixer or seperate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until combined. Add in the chocolate chips, walnuts or raisins and mix in.
  6. Pour into the prepared baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!
http://myhealthyhappyhome.com/2015/10/26/paleo-pumpkin-chocolate-chip-bread/
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I Scream you Scream we all Scream for… Pumpkin?

I Scream you Scream we all Scream for… Pumpkin?

I friends!

Since yesterday was the first day of fall, and everyone has been going pumpkin crazy since September 1st, I figured I’d share some favorite pumpkin recipes today.

Bring on the pumpkin!

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Quick and Healthy Bruschetta Chicken

Quick and Healthy Bruschetta Chicken

Good morning friends!

How’s everyone’s week going?  Mine started out great but unfortunately I came down with a bit of a cold 🙁  Grrrr… I think I’m more frustrated than anything as I just don’t have time to be sick.  Luckily I loaded up on vitamins, elderberry syrup, bone broth and gelatin so am feeling much better today.  Good thing because we have fun plans for the weekend that I just can’t be sick for!

Speaking of our weekend, I’ve got a ton of things to do to get ready for our adventure so I’m just popping in real quick today to share a quick and easy dinner with you all.

With school back in session and life getting a bit busier, quick and easy dinners are a favorite around here.  As I’m sure they are in many other households 🙂  You all know I’m a fan of healthy meals but sometimes healthy can mean multiple ingredients, steps, and time.  However there are TONS of recipes that are very healthy and can be made in a very short amount of time.  One we’ve enjoy is this quick and easy Bruschetta Chicken recipe that is simple to whip up on a busy evening.

The bruschetta is made with fresh, in season ingredients and the chicken is simple to cook on the grill or indoors on a grill pan.  Which is the method I used the last time we ate it.   AND it was enjoyed by all!

Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3-4 organic chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. dried basil,
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (I LOVE cherubs)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped, fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp. olive or avocado oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. For the Chicken
  2. Rinse and pat chicken dry.
  3. Season with dried basil, sea salt, and pepper.
  4. Heat grill or grill pan over medium heat.
  5. If using a grill pan, lightly oil the pan with olive or avocado oil.
  6. Cook chicken about 5-7 minutes per side or until no longer pink in the middle.
  7. For the Bruschetta!
  8. In a medium bowl, combine all the bruschetta ingredients.
  9. Mix well then store in the fridge until ready for use.
  10. Top chicken with bruschetta and enjoy!
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WIAW – Creamy Paleo Pesto Dip

WIAW – Creamy Paleo Pesto Dip

Happy Humpday!

It’s been a much slower paced week so far around here which has been nice.  Although it’s been ridiculously hot again.  So much so that I think people are hiding indoors and avoiding even leaving their houses.  It’s been a slow week at Afterburn and yesterday no one showed up for my 8:30 class which was a bummer 🙁  I made the most of it by walking on the treadmill, and rowing with The Love Nugget since I had to wait around until my 9:45 class.

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Fourth of July Recipe Round-Up

Fourth of July Recipe Round-Up

Really?  Already Fourth of July?  This summer is just flying by!  We actually don’t have big plans which is kind of nice.  It’s supposed to be pretty hot so we’ll probably go to our towns parade in the morning, relax during the day, then hit up the fireworks show in the evening.  Relaxing but fun!

Of course with most American holiday’s the day wouldn’t be complete without good food!

Here’s some recipes I’ve been eyeing to make for this years celebration 🙂

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Life of Riley Nut Butters

Life of Riley Nut Butters

Happy Monday friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  We had a great time celebrating my moms 60th birthday on Saturday.  It was a surprise party and boy was she surprised!

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Pumpkin Sausage Eggs Benedict with Pumpkin “Cream” Sauce

Pumpkin Sausage Eggs Benedict with Pumpkin “Cream” Sauce

Hi guys!

Hope you all had a wonderful Monday.  I spent the day cleaning and unpacking which wasn’t really ideal but had to be done.  This week is one of those that are going to be pretty crazy so I may be absent a day or two.

Gotta do what you gotta do 🙂  Today though I thought I’d share a yummy recipe we had a few weeks back.  One that includes an ingredient I don’t use as often as I should.  Pumpkin!  For some reason it’s just one of those ingredients I tend to only eat in the cooler months.  When October rolls around I jump on the bandwagon with everyone else rushing to the store to get all the pumpkin!

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