WIAW-Cooking Lesson

by admin on April 23, 2014

good morning!

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Happy WIAW!

Breakfast

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I’ve used this smoothie photo about 5 million times, my apologies. But i pretty much have the same smoothie every morning for breakfast: 1 frozen banana, 2 cups baby spinach, 1 heaping tbsp peanut butter, 1 cup almond milk, 1 scoop vega protein powder, and a tsp of cinnamon. Perfect and filling. I’ve found through trial and error that i need to have a really filling breakfast in order to not be hungry about 2 hours later. This smoothie has around 420 calories and is filled with protein and healthy fats.

Lunch

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a big bowl of leftover soup. That turned more into a stew from thickening in the fridge. I also ate it cold. Feel free to judge me but I was in a rush and it was just easier.

I also grabbed a handful of grapes on my way out the door.

Snack

snack pre-gym was a few bites of rotisserie chicken. So random but rotisserie chicken is the bomb. It was also for my dinner later which you’ll see in the end of the post!

post gym was a nanner and peanut butter

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filling snacks with a good amount of carbs and fats usually work best for me. Also a banana heated up in the microwave with peanut butter is the BOMB.

Dinner

for dinner I did something fun. I hosted a cooking class for girls in my sorority!

on the menu

  • pico de gallo
  • guacamole
  • mexican chopped salad with creamy cilantro dressing
  • chicken enchilada bake

I had all the girls split into stations and pretty much just showed them what to do and had them do all the cooking! There were about 30 girls and i’m pretty sure everyone loved it and had a great time

I was running around most of the time but I was also able to sit down and enjoy the food!

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chips and guacamole and pico de gallo- i could eat chips and guac for every meal

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chicken enchilada casserole and mexican chopped salad. nom nom nom

i wish i got a picture of everyone at the cooking lesson but i was too busy moving around and forgot. oh well!

late night snack

bowl of cereal..not pictured because it was around 12:30 in the morning and i inhaled it ;)

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i hope everyone has a great day!

<3Chelcie

 

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good morning!

new recipe post coming atcha thanks to a delicious dinner last night

I had been thinking of this recipe in my head for a couple weeks now, inspired by the fact that I had a random craving for creamy polenta (who craves creamy polenta??), and finally got around to making it last night

this recipe is so delicious and a big bonus is that it took me 30 minutes to make

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creamy polenta, roasted balsamic portobello mushrooms, sweet roasted garlic cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil walnut pesto. Definitely a winning combination.

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this dish is so flavorful and tastes a lot more decadent than it really is. This dish is perfect for entertaining but also for a quick weeknight supper. I hope you give it a try:)

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I have a pretty busy day ahead of me which includes hosting a cooking class for girls in my sorority. It should be a good time. I’m off to BJ’s in a bit to stock up on ingredients!

have a great day everyone!

<3Chelcie

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