WIAW: Pumpkin Butter!
Besides weight training and running, eating clean, unprocessed foods help keep me fit and with energy to last all day. I am really noticing a difference in what makes my body happy. When I eat food that is good for me, I wake up early and rested. Thanks Jenn for another week of food sharing! Let’s get to it!
I’m still enjoying my oatmeal minus the oats. Since it is fall (sort-of) I whipped up some pumpkin butter! It’s been too long since I’ve had this.
- 2 egg whites
- 1 banana
- 1/2 c almond milk
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
Blend with hand blender and cook on stove until eggs are cooked. Don’t forget to spray saucepan with cooking spray first! Top with fruit or choice of topping.
So many people ask what I do with quinoa pasta. I use it just like any other pasta. Make sure you use a food scale to weigh the servings, especially if you are just making it for yourself! The vegetables I used this time were broccoli, squash, green bell peppers and garlic. So simple. I topped it with a marinara sauce sent to me from a doctor who came up with his own sauce, Rose Romanos that is made of natural ingredients. I love it. I’ll have a full review soon.
Soup and salad; classic. Well maybe not classic, but my kind of classic. Homemade tomato soup with spinach and a salad made with roasted vegetables, salmon, radishes, strawberries, edamame and feta cheese. Have you ever tried cooking your salmon in coconut oil? You should, it’s very good!
Peach and edamame. I had edamame in my freezer for quite a while but kept forgetting to use it. I like it because it takes some time to eat and keeps my hands busy.
I think I am doing pretty well with my goals for fall so far. I have been preparing my meals for the week; chopping vegetables to be cooked and making a batch of soup to have enough for the whole week. Weight training 3 times a week is going very well. I already notice a difference in my core and energy. Eating natural whole foods is going okay. I could be doing better with that. I will be paying special attention to not snacking as much. I’m trying to stay away from protein bars and things like that.