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WIAW – April 24

I remembered to take pics! Heck yeah πŸ™‚

Breakfast: mexican-spiced bison and peppers left over from last night, a banana, and a big scoop of coconut oil. I also had a delicious coconut milk latte.

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Between meals I had 1 g of L-glutamine.
Lunch was more left over bison and a giant bowl of veggies (asparagus, onion, mushroom, sweet potato) with nutritional yeast and hemp seeds. I also had an iced green tea (no water, unsweetened).

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My pre-allergy shot snacks were a banana, beef jerky, and some pumpkin seeds.

And after grocery shopping I nommed on some olives–not the whole bowl!

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For dinner we had salmon, roasted potatoes, and zucchini noodles with asparagus and onions. I also had a small bowl of craisins for dessert.

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Recipe: Maca Coconut Balls

Maca root powder is a delicious addition to your diet that is full of antioxidants. Maca is an adaptogenic herb that is known to balance hormones and promote fertility. It is sometimes referred to as “nature’s viagra” (though this one is also for the ladies). I like to mix up a batch of these no-bake “cookies” and eat a couple with my breakfast.

Maca Coconut Balls

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • ~6 Tablespoons coconut oil (I don’t really measure this. Start with a couple big scoops and add more as needed for your desired consistency.
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 4 tsps maca powder
  • ~1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 tsps cinnamon (or more, to taste)

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  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. These amounts work perfectly in the small bowl on my food processor, but I do have a fairly large model.
  2. Process until everything makes a nice paste.
  3. Scoop out and form into small balls. Now that the weather is a little warmer, I will sometimes put the whole food processor bowl into the fridge for 10 minutes before this step.
  4. Once formed, store the balls in the refrigerator.

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Some other delicious maca recipes:

Maca Fertility Smoothie

How to Use Maca Powder


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WIAW – April 3

Today had some pretty high highs and pretty low lows in terms of food.

Breakfast was a highlight today: beef/liver meatball, sauerkraut, plantain crackers with a little coconut oil, and some coconut crack balls with maca powder blended in.

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Lunch was a lowlight: I was at a work event during lunch, which happens very rarely. The hosts were really attentive and accommodating–they contacted the catering company so I would have a special lunch. When I got my lunch, it was labeled “gluten-free” but not “dairy-free”… blar. I ate some of the sandwich contents, but the spices gave me a headache 😦 Thankfully, I followed the good advice of all savvy restricted eaters and brought some snacks. However, beef jerky, plantain crackers, and sprouted pumpkin seeds are not very satisfying. Back at work, I supplemented with more random snacks. Better than nothing, but not an enjoyable lunch. Out of the $5 fancy box, I only ate the hummus and crackers.

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Dinner was much better: salmon, white rice, sauerkraut, asparagus, and bacon with some candied ginger for dessert.

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WIAW – February 20

I completed all of my #sleetpocalypse shopping today. Now, I just need my work to close…any minute now…guys?

In any case, here’s a little peek at what I ate today.

Breakfast was homemade sauerkraut and cauliflower potato soup with hemp seeds sprinkled on top. I forgot to take a pic of my coffee with coconut oil

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Lunch was zucchini noodles with mushrooms, onions, broccoli, and avocado.

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My snacks today were a banana and some cuties (most adorable orange ever). I probably ate 4 cuties.

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Dinner was cauliflower rice, avocado, peppers, onions, and chicken with mexican spices.

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Weekend Highlights: Veggie Haul and Road Trippin’

I used some vacation days to take a long weekend, and it was definitely worth it. We got to take a little road trip to see some friends that we haven’t seen in years. It was, however, cold! Moving north is NOT on my list of things to do.

Before heading out, I did stock up the fridge with some veggies from the farmer’s market.

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And, I had some more coffee/coconut oil emulsion.

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Then, road trip! Illinois is very boring to drive through.

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Michigan is also boring, but with snow.

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We packed a full cooler for a one-night trip because it can be really difficult to find food on the road. Here’s a picture of the (cold) roasted sweet potato/butternut squash, avocado, and canned salmon that we ate in a Starbucks parking lot πŸ™‚

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Weekend Highlights: Coconut oil (in my coffee), Salmon, and Pizza

I feel like this weekend disappeared! Part of that might be due to the 3-hour nap I took on Saturday, but after getting up early to purchase Fall Out Boy tickets, I needed some rest πŸ™‚ It was a good thing we got up early, too, because every venue is now sold out!

And, so, the randomness from my weekend…

We may have eaten this entire bag of ginger candy from World Market.

We may have eaten this entire bag of ginger candy from World Market.

This amazing salad came from Shameless Grounds Coffee house.

This amazing salad came from Shameless Grounds Coffee house.

Our trip to Costco resulted in salmon...a lot of salmon.

Our trip to Costco resulted in salmon…a lot of salmon.

OMG coconut oil coffee.

OMG coconut oil coffee.

This coffee was so tasty. There is no creamer in it. I added 2 tsps of coconut oil and used a hand blender to emulsify it.

We ended the weekend with a cheese-less, gluten-free pizza from Pi.

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