Before I head out to yoga (hopefully, if daddy is home from work in time) I am drinking a delicious protein shake.

1 scoop Organic Food Bar Vegan Protein Chocolate

2 tbsp peanut butter

2 tsp chia seeds

1 banana

1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk

5 ice cubes

Blend and Enjoy.

 

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Ingredients

1 can garbanzo beans

1 can cannellini beans

1 can butter beans

1 can black beans

1 can pinto beans

1 green bell pepper, diced

15 grape tomatoes, sliced in half

1/2 cup caesar dressing

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Drain and rinse all beans.  Mix beans, pepper, and tomatoes in a large bowl.  Toss with dressing.  Enjoy!

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Tenderloin:

Grilled at 140 degrees for 10 minutes on each side.  No marinade needed.  But a delicious herb butter added after is sup(herb).

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Herb Butter:

Melt a stick of your favorite butter (I used unsalted, organic) and add 1/2 teaspoon of thyme and 1/2 teaspoon of oregano.  Cover and chill for a couple of hours.

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Salad:

Your regular romaine lettuce, spinach, green pepper, cucumber, tomato (from my compost heap!  yahoo!),  avocado, and sunflower seeds.  Dress it with fresh lemon or lime juice and a touch of salt.

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Juice some oranges with an old-fashioned juicer, mix with water (both to tame the sweet flavor and create more volume).

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¡Buen Provecho!

 

Grilled Chicken and Baked Cauliflower

Ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower, chopped

4 oz mushrooms, chopped

1/2 cup scallions, chopped

juice of one lime

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

thin chicken breasts for amount of people serving

adobo

mustard

Directions:

Make a marinade with the adobo and mustard, enough to form a liquified paste to cover amount of chicken desired.  Marinate chicken in mustard and adobo mix while you prepare the cauliflower.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl, saving 1/4 cup scallions to top when done.  Spray an 8x8x2 glass dish with cooking spray and put mix in.  Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Grill chicken 7 minutes each side at a temp of 250 or above.  Keep an eye on it.

Enjoy!

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Grilled Salmon and Salad

 

Salmon Marinade:

2 scallions, 3 tbsp soy sauce, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 chopped garlic clove, 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Marinate in fridge for no more than an hour.  Grill both sides 4 minutes each in aluminum foil boats.

 

Simple Salad:

cherry tomatoes cut in half, cucumbers cut in half, romaine lettuce

Add dressing of choice.  We used caesar dressing.

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Bon Appetite!

 

 

Gazpacho

2 cloves of garlic

1 large pepper (preferably green)

2 large tomatoes

1 little loaf (or bun) of bread

5 tbs olive oil

3 tbs vinegar

salt to your liking

500 mL – 1000 mL water, your preference for thin or thick soup here

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Blend all ingredients together, including the bread.  The more bread and less water you add, the thicker your soup will be.  Less bread more water, the thinner it will be.  You get the idea.

I also added fresh avocado!  Enjoy!

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Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil

1 yellow onion

3 garlic cloves

1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

1 pkg (5 oz) red quinoa

1 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

salt and pepper to your liking

1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

peas to your liking (I used about 2 cups of frozen)

medium salsa verde

nutritional yeast flakes

Directions

Add oil to medium-heated pot.  Throw in diced onion and garlic.  Brown for approximately 8-10 minutes.  Add in quinoa, vegetable broth, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 20 minutes.

Add beans and peas.  Cook for an additional five minutes.

Serve sprinkled with salsa verde and nutritional yeast flakes (a cheese substitute) and enjoy!

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Salad…

Romaine Lettuce

Cucumbers, some good and some that were going bad

Carrot sticks, that were going bad

Sunflower seeds, just cuz

Granny Smith Apples, some that were going bad and some we cut up for energy for our road trip

Tomatoes, cherry and vine, leftover from sandwiches for our road trip

Cheddar Cheese, leftover from sandwiches for our road trip

Turkey Sausage, that I made the other day

Chicken Lunchmeat, leftover from sandwiches for our road trip

Potato Stix, just cuz

Caesar Dressing

…with some water on the side

Prenatal vitamin (for the breast milk of course, no more babies yet)

grapes

cinnamon raisin toast with peanut butter

two eggs

coffee/milk

It’s my daily regimen and it’s so damn good.