Me: Scrambled egg whites mixed with leftover roasted brussel sprouts with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese , tomato and feta cheese, as well as a few slices of a peach that Keenan and I shared. It was SO yummy!! Leftover roasted brussel sprouts are even better than eating them fresh out of the oven!
My yummy protein-packed lunch!
After seeing Giselle’s post yesterday with her pumpkin pie protein bites, it inspired me to make my no-bake peanut butter chocolate snack balls! I just finished making them, so they have to sit in the fridge for a couple of hours before they are ready to eat. I’m planning to snack on a couple before going to CrossFit later this afternoon.
Speaking of CrossFit, yesterday we did “ Fran ,” one of the benchmark WODs and I was able to beat my previous time by 1 minute and 30 seconds, finishing in 6 minutes and 31 seconds! I was happy, but I was hopping to finish in under 6 minutes. We are going to do it again in 6 weeks, so I’m hoping to lower my time by at least another minute and 30 seconds!
Such an easy and nutritious snack!No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Snack Balls: Ingredients: - 1 cup rolled oats - 1 cup natural peanut butter (you can use almond butter, too!) - 1 Tbsp flaxseed - 1 Tbsp chia seeds - 2 Tbsp honey - 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I love Ghirardelli!) Directions: 1. Microwave peanut butter and honey together for 25 seconds, until they can be easily mixed. 2. Meanwhile, mix dry ingredients together in a medium size ball. 3. Add peanut butter mixture to dry ingredients and mix, until it all comes together to form one big ball. 4. Pour cocoa powder in a small dish. Roll “dough” into small balls and roll with cocoa powder. 5. Place prepared snack balls in a container with a lid and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before eating. *Notes: The snack balls can be stored in the fridge for up to a week! They make a perfect pre-workout snack!
On the menu for tonight is roasted broccoli with whole wheat couscous mixed with chicken, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives and feta cheese. I have been craving artichoke hearts and Kalamata olives lately, so I’m excited for tonight’s dinner!
I just loved roasted broccoli, especially drizzled with balsamic vinegar after it comes out of the oven!
Since I have been in the baking/cooking mode today (and feeling the Fall itch to make things with pumpkin), Keenan and I are going to make pumpkin almond flour muffins when he wakes up from his nap, to freeze for quick breakfasts!
Question: What were your eats today? Did you try anything new? If so, what new thing did you eat today?
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