Hey!! Whats going on?? how is everyone's Monday going?? Fabulous I hope because its almost over :)
Thank you all so much for the kind words about the teaching position at the gym where I work out. Just to clarify, I work as an exercise specialist at a corporate fitness center, and the fitness director who I talked to at the Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs has nothing to do with my full time job. My exericse specialist position is a full time 40 hour a week job, so me teaching outside of work is just ON TOP of what I already do now. I currently teach classes at my place of work, so I am very familiar with teaching, but I just wanted to teach spinning outside of my full time job (I hope that all made sense!) I just got some questions/emails regarding this!
ok, moving onto some superbowl eats! I am CLEARY a Patriots fan, so Superbowl was just about the foodie and spending time with my family! My parents had some people over for a party, so Jason and I went to my parents house (so weird saying that since I just recently moved out!)
Corn salsa, regular salsa and guac with tortilla chips. That corn dip was AMAZING
The whole table of apps. I was all over the salsa platter and the hummus/baba ganoush platter with homemade pita chips made by Mama Fit Foodie. There were plenty of wings, but I am not a wing gal, so I steered clear...Jason was quite a happy boy with those though!
One of my parents guests made the prettiest most amazing appetizer from scratch! This is organic Chicken sausage topped with brown sugar, wrapped in filo dough. It is topped with sour cream and fig Jam and a garnish of scallion. I didn't have one because I was so full and they came our after I ate the turkey chili (timed badly!!) but I had to snap a foodie pic because they were SO beautiful!!
My mom made the most amazing turkey chili and if you can believe it, she eyeballed the WHOLE thing! There were about 20 people over so she made a HUGE batch all from eyeballing-now thats talent. This is my bowl with some melted chedder
Cheese and Sour cream (I do not like sour cream at all!!) I wish it was a big bowl of greek yogurt :(
The most amazing corn bread made by Trader Joes Mama Fit Foodie.
This morning I had work at 5am, The usual. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill to get in some cardio. I wasn't going for speed or distance, I was going for enjoyment today. I downloaded some new music and had a kick a** cardio sesh!
1/2 C oats with TBSP Chia, frozen berries, NuNaturals Stevia and dollop of Crazy Richards PB
Cortland apple (local!!) around 11:00
Chobani with Kay's Protein Bites. My go-to Snackie-poo
I had some yogi Egyptian licorice tea at around 12:00 and I LOVED the tea bag quote today. It is so true and made me smile.
Came home to lunchieee. I took raw tofu and mashed it up with LC wedge and these two seasonings:
Cholula hot sauce and This other seasoning that I picked up from Marshalls. I just mixed these into the raw tofu and LC and made tofu salad
Josephs lavash, baby spinach, sprouts, tofu salad and homemade hummus
yes, more homemade hummus!! 1 can chickpeas, lemon juice, salt and pepper and olive oil
hit the gym for a awesome weight training sesh with my trainer!! He never ceases to leave me walking like an old lady out of the gym! We did a combo of upper and lower and of course some crazy plyos to keep my heart rate up!!
Raspberry Protein shake with Jay Robb Eggwhite Protein. It was ehh, not my favorite, I prefer the brown rice and whey protein better than the egg white one.
I decided to whip up some homemade protein bars!! I took averies recipe and added my own touch! Bear with me because again, I basically eyeballed everything and made a MUCH smaller portion because I didn't know how they would taste
mashed 1 banana
NAOMI'S VEGAN/RAW PROTEIN BARS
- 1 Cup oats
- 1 scoop Protein Powder (I used Sun Warrior)
- ~2 TBSP chia seeds
- handful dried cranberries
- ~1/4 C almond butter
- ~1/4 C Almond milk
- drop of NuNaturals Stevia extract
- MIX MIX MIX
Place in a ceran lined tupperwear and press down. Freeze until Hard
The verdict? SO GOODDDD!! Make these bars! I believe they are vegan and raw as well!!
My new digs.
Were I cook :)
Where we keep some of our pantry goods
Kitchen nook, full of fruit!!
I am just eating some dinner and BACHELOR so soon!! I hope Vienna gets the boot!
- Have you ever made homemade protein bars? What add in would you put in to my recipe?
- How was your super bowl? do you have a favorite commercial? I love the Doritos one!!
- Favorite spice currently?? I am loving Ginger and this new spice I found at Marshalls that I used in my tofu salad!!