WIAW #5

Yesss I realize I am super late on the game with this WIAW but hey at least Ive got it up for ya!

Breakfast 

Breakfast is by far the best meal of the day. Please don’t argue with me because then we might have a problem.

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I made protein waffles this morning and only slightly altered my fluffy protein pancake recipe. Instead of 2 tbsp oat flour I used 1/4 c oats and I also threw in a little bit of maple extract. Added just the little something something I wanted. I topped them off with frozen blueberries heated up in the microwave and a side of 2 eggs. If eggs are in my house I can GUARANTEE they will be in my breakfast. I cannot get enough of them lately.

Workout

After letting my food digest a little I decided to get in a workout! I did THIS arms/abs workout and at first I thought “Oh this can’t be that hard.” Boy was I wrong. Those tricep dips are no joke and especially with all the high repetitions. Definitely got me sweatin’.

Snack

After showering and making myself look human again I was ready for a snack.

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This is actually a photo from my instagram from a few weeks ago but I totally forgot to snap a photo and the ingredients I used were basically the same!

  • 1 medium frozen banana (150g approx) 🍌
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 🍫
  • 1/2 c almond milk 🍼
  • 1/3 c caramel coffee ☕️
  • cinnamon 🌰
  • 1/2 tsp maple 🍁 and vanilla extract 🍦
  • Optional 1 scoop Chocolate Protein powder 🍫 and Ice!
  • Blend it all up and drink.

 

Lunch

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So. Much. VEGGIES! The bottom is a giant spaghetti squash mixed with fresh garlic and basil. Then the next layer is simply natural tomato basil sauce. The third layer is tons of veggies, taco seasoning, hot sauce and chicken. and the tope is CHEESE! Totally random I know but man did it ever hit the spot.

I am the type who always needs something sweet after a meal soooo I finished everything off with an apple. That went straight into my pie hole before my camera got a chance to take a photo.

Snack

After a re-test on some physics stuff (Which went really well yay!!) I was in need of a little snack!

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A piece of cinnamon raisin ezikiel topped of with some peanut butter and banana post photo. I did take a photo but it looked a lot prettier when I held it up to the sunlight so you guys get this one instead :)

Dinner

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This dinner has been a fave of mine for the past few days and I may or may not be making it again tonight. Its really easy. Start by cooking your sweet potato in the oven until it is nice and gooey. Then mix in some maple extract, stevia, a little sea salt and butter. Now your gunna move on to the chicken dish. Simply sauté it in a little coconut oil and fajita seasoning, then add in veggies of choice (I used peppers and zucchini) and a little hot sauce and let everything cook. Once everything has been cooked mix in your cheese and viola. Your done. Thats it. You could also have some more veggies on the side if you like them as much as I do.

Dessert

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Dinner was eaten at around 6 and so at 7 I decided to have some dessert. Greek yogurt and frozen raspberries. So simple yet so yummy.

And finally right before I went to bed I ate a homemade peanut butter cup :)

I hope you have all had a great day and illl see you tomorrow!

Funky Yogurt and a NEW Job!

Hello  everybody!

Remember how I told ya I was busy? Well guess who just go busier. Yup. This girl. I got hired at my local grocery store at the front till! Im actually really excited about it because at the job (they treat it more as an internship) I am currently employed at I only work on Saturdays!

Holla for mo’ Dollas.

Today was my first day on zee job and let me tell ya; Who KNEW there were so many goddam apples. And Pears. AND LETTUCE. Oh the LETTUCE. Luckily the apples and pears have codes all up on em’ so its pretty easy for me to just punch em’ in nice and quick. The lettuce and turnips and all the other organic-type veggies however do not have stickers. So ya gotta memorize them. So don’t be surprised if I start referring to my sweet potato as 4073 ;)

After work and some food I decided to hit up the gym for a lil exercise. I completed my heavy legs workout and managed to add about 10 pounds to every move! Just when I was feeling all high and mighty the guy beside me decided to whip out his 180 pound bench. What in the waaa. Someone please tell me how it is humanly possible for that to happen. I mean I struggle with just the bar. Not to mention I’m pretty sure I couldn’t even deadlift that…

Afturrrrr the gym I came home for some FOOD.

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Chicken, Fajita Spices, Bell Peppers all sautéed coconut oil and hot sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese, cucumbers and a sweet potato baked until it got all crispy and gooey, then topped with butter, cinnamon, vanilla extract and just a pinch of seasalt.

This dinner will probably be happening again tomorrow. And it already happened yesterday. Its gewwd y’all and you gots to try it sometime. You could use coconut oil in place of the butter if your lactose intolerant or vegan BUT if your not use the butter. Just do it.

And one last random tidbit of information for you guys because us foodies need to look out for each other. DO NOT. I repeat. DO NOT buy the Presidents Choice Greek yogurt. Like when I first tried it I thought it was expired er something because it tasted all funky. But it wasn’t. And not to mention I bought two containers of the darn stuff. I am sorry Oikos I will never leave you again (Don’t worry I have already picked up another container of the stuff)

Ok Ive gotta jet! Hope your day is has been as wonderful as YOURSELF!

:)

Thinking out Loud Number ???

I have no idea what number this thinking out loud is. And quite honestly Im much to lazy to go back and actually look. So this will just be # ???. Okayyy? Ok.

1. Why do dogs get to look EVEN cuter than normal when they just wake up? When I roll out of bed I look.. well cute is most definitely not the word I would use to describe it if ya know what I’m saying.

2. I am a flour addict. Like I cannot stop buying them. If someone made ROCKS into a flour and put it on the shelves of my grocery store I would buy it. For some reason plain flour just doesn’t cut it for me? I don’t know. But I do know my mom bought even MORE yesterday. So now we have yellow pea flour, coconut flour, oat flour, spelt flour, chickpea flour, brown rice flour, kamut flour, red fife flour, GF baking flour and quinoa flour. The worst part is I don’t even USE half of them. However I am really trying to change that. PLEASE try and hold me accountable. My goal is to experiment with at least one a week.

3. Yesterday I experimented with spelt! I attempted to make a chocolate mug cake and it was a tad bit dry. No recipe yet because Everyday Lyric is NOT about sub-par mug cake recipes.

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4. Those orange lumps you see in the background? My attempt at melon balls.  Yeahh… They’re in the background for a reason.

5. This may be TMI but… I dropped a plate a few weeks ago and didn’t quite clean up all the little shards. So I then proceeded to step on one of the said shards approximately two minutes after. Right on the big toe. And I thought I had gotten it all out but my toe was still in pain like 8 days later. I have an issue with pain so instead of toughening up and soaking my food and trying to get the rest of the glass out I just kinda ignored it. Well yesterday after like 3 weeks of putting it off I scraped my toe against a rock and it started to bleed profusely. So I gave in a soaked it and managed to get the last little piece out. Painful? Yup. Worth it? Yup. Am I a wimp? Double Yup.

6. My favourite type of apples are the really crisp kind of tart ones. Im really not a fan of red delicious etc. variety. Im more of a honey crisp or gala gal. You see my dad likes the more kind of mushy variety and sometimes I forget which is which and bite into it without thinking. That happened yesterday. Do not worry; I made sure to redeem it by eating a honey crisp immediately after.

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7. Avocado on quinoa is good. Like really good. A recent favourite lunch of mine has been chicken and veggies stir fried in a mustard type sauce (mustard, stevia, garlic) with a side of quinoa, avocado and raspberries. Yum. Yum. Yum.

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8. The other weekend I did the whole back-to-M.A.C. thing and picked out a free lipstick! Even though it is spring I still couldn’t bring myself to shy away from the usual mauve-y berry colours I like.

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M.A.C’s plumful

9. And thats about all the random thoughts I can come up with for today. Don’t forget to check out Amanda’s link up part-ay for more TOL fun!

Thinking-Out-Loud

 

 

WIAW: Better Late Then Never

Hellooo friendsssss!

Its what I ate wednesday and you know what that means. There is a whole link-up party going on at Jens little place on the web and you are missing out if you don’t go check it out!

 

I started writing this post at 6. It is now 9 o’clock and the sun is shining. So that tells ya how my morning has been LOL. Hey better late than never right?

Lets rewind to YESTERDAY at 6 shall we? It looks like it is 6 at night but I promise to you it is really the morning.

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I took that as a sign to lighten up my morning coffee with a little cream. Caramel Ghiradelli Coffee. Go get yous some if that even sounds slightly pleasing because it is the best coffee ever.

After lounging around in bed with my coffee and scouring the ol’ internet my stomach started a-grumbling and I dragged myself out of the comforts of my comforter to go make me some break-y.

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Fluffy protein pancakes, topped of with warm mashed blueberries and two fried eggs with a little salt and peppa action. Lets talk about EGGS bab-ay lets talk about two for m-ay (*Ahem* “m-ay” is an attempt at me rhyming “me” to “bab-ay”)

After food I threw on some gym clothes and scurried my butt out the door. A very sore butt that is from Monday’s leg workout. Its now Wednesday. And they are still sore :shock:

I got to the gym right when they were opening up (8) and even managed to swerve rush hour at 9:30. I completed a back and shoulders workout that got me nice and sweaty. I can’t remember exactly what I did but I know my warmup was on the rowing machine and there were also a few chin-ups thrown in there. Chin-ups are no joke y’all. I maybe did 5 before needing to take a break. I can’t even imagine how people do those things weighted. One day….

After getting home and showering I wanted something quick and easy to eat as I knew I would be busy at school for the next few hours.

smoothie

And what better way to do that then with a smoothie!?

Yesterdays Blend:

  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 1/4 c quick oats
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 1/2 c ice 1/3-1/2 c cold water depending on desired thickness
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 tsp maple extract small handful kale

Smoothie in hand I geared up and headed to the school for a physics test.

Q: If H2O is the formula for water, what is the formula for ice?

A: H2O cubed. 

Heh Heh Heh. I so funny.

But really that test was no joke. Darn you dynamics. By the time I finished it was lunch time and I scurried on home to make something quick and delicious.

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Double the cheese grilled cheese on FoodForLife Cinnamon Raisin Ezikiel and a side of vegetables. Cucumbers are my favourite. Like I can easily eat 2 a day. And sometimes more. They are just so darn refreshing!

Then I cleaned up my kitchen mess and ate a apple and un-pictured packed of almond butter for lessert (Lunch + Dessert)

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And fast forward another few hours and it was snack time yet again.

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Girl guides cookie times 2 and 2 rando un-pictured egg whites we had in the fridge that needed to be used up from something-or-other. Topped those babies off with cinnamon and viola. A pretty decent snack if I do say so myself.

and after that I can’t even remember what I did. Probably some school… and OH RIGHT! I tidied up my bedroom and got some laundry done and before I knew it it was dinnah time.

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Dinner was kind of random as well. While I was waiting for zee kabocha I chopped up to bake I started to feel a little snack-y. So I ate the cucumber I had sliced up to go with the chicken/kabocha. Then it was kabocha time!

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The ENTIRE sweet cinnamon roasted kabocha topped of with some mozzarella cheese! I ate about half of this mound while stirfrying up some chicken. I forgot to snap a photo of the chicken but it was really good! I simply put in a lot of mustard a little stevia and a little garlic powder. It tasted really similar to honey garlic sauce and it is one of my new faves! I finished up the rest of my kabocha and chicken with the fam jam and then curled up to get a little more studying/reading/browsing the internet in.

A few hours later I was ready for a night time snackit-y snack.

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2 servings of greek yogurt for twice the fun, cinnamon, vanilla extract and berries on top! I also consumed an un-pictured banana because I have a love for fruit and never ending hunger. What-eves it just means more food fo’ me.

And now it is 10 o clock and Ive gotta shee-dattle off to write my mid-term. Wish me luck :D

And have a good day y’all!!

IG: SpinachNSweets

 

Fried Brain

Helloooo everybody!

You guys are going to sadly have to get used to these late night posts as I am currently a very busy bee. You guys are also going to have to get used to the fact my brain is fried and I can barley process the amount of reading/writing I have to do for actual school let alone the blog.

I apologize ahead of time for any grammar or paragraphs that make absolutely no sense. You guys are basically getting my word vomit at the end of the day.

Wow Lyric what a lovely picture you just painted…

I think now would be a good time to redeem myself from that with a little breakfast.

IMG_1442 IMG_1443Pancakes. Again. Hashtag SorryImNotSorry.

Hey now I did mix it up a little. I put a little butter on them then tossed a Double Chocolate Chunk Quest bar Chunk (And a few chocolate chips for good measure) into each cake as it was cooking (Be warned you need to fine chop the chunks before putting them in or it will not turn out very well) and finally threw some warm mashed berries on top. Okay technically I didn’t actually throw them because that would’ve made my kitchen look like a murder scene from Veggie Tales.

Anyone else used to watch that show? Twas’ a good one.

Post-pancake I dragged myself to the gym for a lil leg action. Today I decided to heavy legs and let me tell you.. It was A LOT harder than it looks.

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I will be literally dragging myself throughout tomorrows back workout. Das ok because my back could use the extra work. Its kind of lame sauce. Ok maybe that was a bit harsh.. more like lame marinade.

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Zee usual post workout shake. Minus the avo and plus some oats and coconut flour. Sorry bout that rouge straw. Not quite sure what its doing.

And then the next few hours are undocumented :shock:

Ill give you the run down: Food, stretch, Food, Study, Poetry, Read, Write Study.

Then more food.

nom

 

Lunch happened probably around 12:30 and at about 2:30 I wanted a snackity snack. But not just any snack. I wanted OATS. So Oats it was.

  • 1/3 c Quick Oats
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Stevia
  • Chia Seeds
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Topped with Strawberries and Banana slices

Time for moreeee school. Particularly poetry. We had to read a poem called “I Loved You” and before hand had to write a readers journal. Todays prompt: Have you ever broken up with somebody? How did you do it? What would you suggest to soften the blow of a breakup?

Excuse me? Aint nobody got time for commitment like that when your in grade 11. Instead of throwing my sassy pants and saying what I really wanted to say I kept my response dignified and diplomatic. Sigh. 

Then it was dinner time.

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Quinoa, salt and pepper, avocado, cucumber slices and a chicken and zucchini stirfry. For the stir fry sauce I simply put in just a little bit of coconut aminos (could use soya sauce instead), a squirt of mustard, 3 drops of stevia, roasted garlic and red pepper spice and more pepper! It turned really good if I do say so myself.

And now Im consuming some greek yogurt, pineapple, stevia and molasses all mixed up in a bowl before hitting the hay.

Night Everyone!

Nutella On Crack

Hallooo Friendssss!

We have a bit of catching up to do. Erm ok more like a few hours of catching up to do. Same diff.

Anywhooo. After I kicked my boot-ay into gear I headed off to go for a run. Jammed out to some songs like Headband, Get Low.. You know the drill ;) and my run flewww by. I ran about 5k holla at your girl.

Post-runage I needed a little snackity-snack.

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IMG_1426Same spoons recipe as yesterday with a bit of a spin on it.

  • 1/2 c Coffee
  • 1/2 c Almond Milk
  • 150g Frozen Banana (1 Medium Banana)
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Maple Extract
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/2 an AVOCADO! 

The avocado added just the right amount of creamy-dreaminess it needed. Face plant.

After a few hours of studying I was ready to get some lunch in me..

IMG_1429 IMG_1430Started things off with a little quinoa mixed with tons of salt and pepper and topped of with more avocado! Next I made a sw-icy (sweet + spicy) chicken and veggie stir-fry in which I used WAAAAY to much hot sauce and could barley taste the actual food. Mustn’t have been too bad considering I shovelled the entire thing in my mouth hole anyways ;) Annd finally we have some strawbs for a little sweetness. You can’t have salty without sweet. Ya just can’t.

I think we should also note the strawberry that is getting a little friendly with my stir-fry :-| I usually stick my strawbs in a separate bowl but it didn’t look nearly as pretty as on the actual plate. The things I do for you guys ;) ((Don’t worry the strawbs were put in a separate bowl post-photo))

After that I was good for rem a whole 3 hours. Success! Then it was time for another Snack, study, snack, study, grocery shop, study…. finally it was time for DINNER.

As mentioned above we hit up the shops for some food and I may or may not have boughten five squashes. Lol that will last may-beee a week.

Because I had just boughten squash I thought it was mandatory to put them to good use for dins.

One of those 5 was a cute little spaghetti squash!

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I cooked him in zee oven for about 45 minutes. Then Let it cool and shredded er’ up into noodles. Mixed in some fresh garlic, cilantro and sea salt and then DOUSED it in saw-syy sauce. AKA Simply Natural Tomato Basil Marinara. This stuff is good. Not quite as good as my mommas but definitely a runner up. Throw some mozzarella (Kraft shredded always), chicken and veggies in the mix and you got yo-self a winner dinner.

It was only a matter of time before I was back in the kitchen making myself up a snack.

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Oats!

Say whaaa. Duo Pennoti?

Please direct your attention to the centre of my bowl. That stuff is like Nutella on Crack. Seriously addicting. And FYI The multiple finger-dippings that happened while preparing your oats don’t have calories. Nuff’ said.

Hope your sunday was fantabulous! And hope you all get a good nights sleep before just another manic monday  :cool:

Sunday Morning Pancakes

Good Morning everybody!

Sunday mornings are for pancakes no doubt about it. Ok who am I kidding everyday is for pancakes.

Remember how I mentioned reading a book called “Uninvited” or rather listening to it on Audible? Well I managed to listen to the whole 10 hours over the course of 5 days. It was that good. And so handy for when I was walking or going to the gym or even just getting ready! Thankfully there is a second book. And yes I have already bought it because I cannot get enough. I don’t want to spoil anything for you guys so Im just going to post the little summary they but on the back of the book so you all can get the just of it:

When Davy Hamilton’s tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn’t feel any different, but genes don’t lie. One day she will kill someone.

Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he’s not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.

Now that I’ve got your attention lets move on to the FOOD!

IMG_1425 IMG_1424Pancakes, warm mashed blueberries, strawbs and 2 fried eggs. Oh and a mandatory cup of caramel coffee.

Now that Im all fuelled up and my belly is happy its running time. And then Mid-term studying time. Adios muchachos and chachas’