Random Food Talk & Meal Prep

Sunday morning I woke up with a bit of a headache.  Josh had made us gin spritzers (again) and I may have had a bit too much gin.  The problem is you can hardly taste it!

Gin Spritzers

A cup of coffee and a protein pancake was just want I needed.  (Sorry, no picture!)  After breakfast and a shower Josh and I headed out to the Ramsey Farmer’s Market.

Ramsey Farmer's Market

We got blueberries, bread, bell peppers, tomatoes, kale, red onion, cucumbers, local honey, fresh mozzarella, roasted garlic 5-cheese ravioli and trail mix.  Even though it was cloudy it was so much fun to roam around and find new local goodies.

After the Ramsey Farmer’s Market I headed out to Trader Joe’s where I picked up the remainder of our groceries and some new-to-me items.

Trader Joe's

I wasn’t crazy about the kale chips but absolutely love the Quinoa and Black Bean Infused Tortilla Chips (especially dipped in the Blue Cheese Roasted Pecan Dip).  The Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette taste great mixed with some broccoli slaw.  The pre-cooked Just Chicken was a super easy addition to the quinoa power bowls I made (see below).  And I have yet to try the Coconut Yogurt and granola bars.

After grocery shopping it was time for a delicious lunch which consisted of using leftover steak for sandwiches.  We used the bread from the farmer’s market, steak, basil parmesan mayonnaise, fresh mozzarella, arugula and red onion.

Steak Sandwich with Basil Parmesan Mayo

On to the meal prep!  I prepared protein blueberry muffins from the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan.

Tone It Up Nutrition Plan Blueberry Muffins

Broccoli slaw with the Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette from Trader Joe’s.

Asian Broccoli Slaw

Quinoa Power Bowls.

Quinoa, Kale and Chicken Power Bowl

Into each serving went quinoa, kale, black beans, bell peppers, tomato, chicken and various seasonings.  I also prepped Bombshell Spells for the week, Banana Mango smoothies, and hard boiled eggs.  And that’s pretty much it for food prep!  On a completely different note I had the most delicious dessert last night.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream and Peanut Butter Cookies Market Basket

Chocolate peanut butter ice cream with a peanut butter cookie.  YUM!

Question of the Day

What did you prepare over the weekend?

Oh Happy Day!

Coffee with Study Guide

Happy Hump Day my friends!  I started my day by rolling out of bed at 5:45am, not to workout but, to study. Coffee was obviously a necessity…please excuse the crumbs all over our coffee table from the night before!  The company I work for requires certain testing about the company before you’re qualified for a [Read On]

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Coffee Talk {7/20/14}

Collage of Workouts July.jpg

If we were having coffee today I’d tell you… I want to fess up…healthy living has not been a priority in my life since moving to New Jersey this past February.  I’m a healthy living blogger…my job here is to inspire you by balancing food, fitness and life…and I haven’t been doing that.  BUT, things are [Read On]

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{Martha’s Vineyard} Exploring Menemsha & The Red Cat Kitchen

Flower Boxes and American Flags

Click here to see day #1 review of my Martha’s Vineyard vacation! I’m going to skip straight to lunch since breakfast wasn’t anything special.  For lunch we had simple, but delicious, grilled chicken salads. Mine included a spring mix, grape tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, grilled chicken, croutons and balsamic.  I followed it up with a [Read On]

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{Martha’s Vineyard} Lunch at The Atlantic and Homemade Shrimp Tacos

The Atlantic Clam Chowder MVY

Okay, I will slowly be recapping my Martha’s Vineyard adventures from Fourth of July weekend.  I know I’m super delayed and should probably just forego reviewing everything but I had such a wonderful time and really want to document it.  So, if you’re tired of reading about people’s Fourth of July activities feel free to just [Read On]

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WIAW #10

Get Well & Stay Well Green Smoothie (Tone It Up)

It’s time for another WIAW {What I Ate Wednesday} post! (Thanks for the Link Up, Jenn!) I started my day off yesterday with a batch of Blueberry Pecan Overnight Oats via Tone It Up. I added a small splash of vanilla extract to mine since my liquid stevia wasn’t vanilla flavored and thought it was delicious. [Read On]

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{Recipe} Strawberry Banana Protein Pancakes

Strawberry Banana Protein Pancakes

Happy Fourth of July!!! (picture source) As I was meal prepping this past weekend I decided I wanted to try something new for breakfast.  I had seen some other bloggers make pancakes for breakfast in advance and, since I love pancakes, decided to jump on board.  Also, I had a ginormous tub of strawberry banana [Read On]

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WIAW #9

"Fruit Juice" and Strawberry Banana Protein Pancake

So, I haven’t published a WIAW {What I Ate Wednesday} post in almost a year!  I stopped because I didn’t quite see the purpose since I was posting about all of my eats on an almost daily basis, but now that I’m busier it’s harder to document everything.  So, I plan on bringing back WIAW posts to document all of my [Read On]

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