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We’ve been away from each other for awhile and I’ve been cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Below are some of the more delectable dishes from the past few weeks.

BREAKFAST

I eat a lot of eggs because they’re zero points on Weight Watchers, nutritious and filling, and super versatile. Sometimes, I want something that’s not eggs for breakfast. I put together a yogurt bowl with non-fat plain greek yogurt, jazzed up with cinnamon and vanilla, 1/4 cup of granola and lots of berries.

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I often will make my own homemade waffles and pancakes so I know exactly what goes into them, but for days I need to have an efficient morning, I pull out kodiak cakes’ protein brand. (Not an ad, I just love their products). I topped this beautiful with sugar free syrup- not bad, just a little less sticky so it makes food soggier faster- fruit, and chopped walnuts.

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On mornings, such as on the weekend, when I do have time for a leisurely morning, I like to concoct more advanced dishes. This is two eggs with marinara sauce, veggies, and mozzarella baked together in a warm bowl of goodness.

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LUNCH/DINNER

Quick and simple, grilled shrimp, brown rice, spinach.

 

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I cooked some 99% ground turkey meat in teriyaki sauce and ate it throughout the week. One of my concoctions was lettuce wraps with an assortment of vegetables, served with brown rice.

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Another variety was in a bowl mixed with lots of veggies and rice, topped with a little drizzle of sweet chili sauce.

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I eat a lot of cod because it’s so easy to cook. Here, I just topped it with salt and pepper and enjoyed it over zoodles cooked in olive oil and garlic and topped with chopped tomatoes and parmesan.

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A blackened piece of swordfish paired well with frozen veggies. It was very easy to pop the vegetables into the microwave and throw some teriyaki on it for taste.

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Any go-to meals to share? I’d love to hear your opinions!

My Cat Wants Me To Fail

I was trying to study, but my cat decided it was time to pay attention to him and he jumped up and sat on my textbook. Fine. I had videos I could watch anyways and I did so until Bandit hopped up and sat on my keyboard. He’s not helping with this certification. Whether or not he’s out for world domination is a constant question. He will just have to settle for tormenting me. Thankfully, he got bored and decided it was time to stretch out on my yoga mat.

  
At the gym today, I swam my usual mile plus something a little extra, then headed upstairs to work through a body strength and light weight circuit. I started with knee ups, kettlebell swings, squats, bicep curls, lunges, punches, box jumps, kneeling kickbacks, push ups, hip lifts more lunges, and high knees. I finished with another circuit of abs and a touch of jump rope- planks, sit ups, leg lifts, bicycle crunches, and v ups. By the end, I was beat and very much ready for a relaxing shower.

For lunch, I enjoyed the same dish as yesterday. My caprese pasta salad over a regular salad with some beans. For an extra hit of protein and hint of sweetness, I snacked on almonds and grapes.

  
As for the remainder of the day, I studied some more, walked with my mom and the dog, and studied again. For a snack, I had some popcorn and a tangerine that wasn’t quite ready to be eaten, but it was still tasty.

Dinner was chicken with a cranberry glaze, stuffing, asparagus, and brown spinach rice. Kind of a wintery meal, but delicious!

  
I’ve been fairly good with eating for the past few weeks and have lost a few pounds. The one thing I always always want is ice cream! I need to learn to tame that constant urge, though to be honest, it’s kind of a year round thing.