#2 Roasted vegetables: I make mine with whatever vegetables I am craving. For example: zucchini, carrots, onions, and broccoli. I simply cut up the vegetables and place them on a foil lined baking sheet. I sprinkle the veggies with chili powder and garlic powder or you can use any mrs. dash seasonings (they are sodium free). You can also drizzle the vegetables with olive oil or coconut oil, but I like mine without. Bake in the oven 425 degrees (F) for about 30 minutes. Flip veggies and cook longer if needed.
#3 My brownies!Here is the link to the recipe: Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar free brownies
#4 Banana Ice Cream: Very easy and very tasty (boyfriend approved) All you do is freeze overripe bananas. Then when you want to make the "icecream" place the frozen bananas into a food processor (a high powered blender may work too). Blend on high and add a little almond milk (or other dairy alternative). You can also add other things in such as coconut, diary free chocolate chips, almonds, etc.
#5 CrockPot Chicken: I like to place maybe 4-5 chicken breasts in a crockpot and add chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder or flakes, cumin, and a little sea salt. Cover the chicken breasts with water and cook on low for maybe 6-8 hours (I either start mine in the morning before work and it is done by the time I get home or start it before bed and it will be ready in the morning). Take chicken out and shred then add more of the same spices if you want. I like to place mine ontop of a salad or eat it with my roasted vegetables
#6 Almond- Date Bites: I do not have a picture for these, but they are absolutely delicious. I take a bag of oven roasted almonds (5 dollars at Aldi! Whoop!) and place in my food processor. Then I blend until it gets to be like a paste (about 4-8 minutes) then I add in coconut oil maybe 1/4 c. Blend until incorporated. I scoop this out of the processor and add whole pitted dates into the food processor. I blend these until they start to form "chunks" then I add hot water until it becomes a paste. I place this date paste on an aluminum foil sheet and spread out evenly. I add the almond butter onto evenly and place in the freezer until solid (3-5 hours). I cut the slab into bite sized pieces and place back in the freezer. When every you want a little treat, just grab one out of the freezer and enjoy! My bag of almonds says that it has 11 servings, so I cut the slab into 12 pieces.
#7 Grilled Cajun Shrimp
- 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp thyme
- Salt and pepper, for taste
- 1 lemon cut into wedges
- Olive oil, to keep from sticking to grill
- Heat grill. In a small bowl, mix the garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, chili powder, paprika, oregano and thyme.
- Placed peeled and deveined shrimp on skewers. Spray with the olive oil and sprinkle the shrimp with salt, pepper and mixed dried seasonings. Grill for 5 to 6 minutes, rotating halfway through.
- Squeeze the lemon wedges onto the finished shrimp.
Today is Day 5 of the 30 day Yoga Challenge. Just checking in with you: my flexibility has improved drastically and I feel like I recover from my workouts faster. I also noticed that I haven't had as much neck or back pain which is awesome. I am more aware of my body. Here is the link for today's video: DAY 5 YOGA I am also doing my hour of cardio daily and I did a little bicep and back workout yesterday. Today I will be cleaning my house, so I will get a little more of a workout.
That is all I have for today!
Peace Out! Later Taters! :D Almost the weekend! (technically the start of my weekend because I do not have classes or work today!)