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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

26 Feb

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Super easy. Super quick. Let’s do this.

2 green peppers (to stuff)
1 red pepper
1 onion
Garlic
I can of tomato sauce
Rice-cooked and set aside (I used brown long grain)

I make alot of rice so I can pile it on the sides and MAYBE have leftovers.

Grab your green peppers and slice them down the middle.

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Scrape and wash them up. Then brush with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper onto them.
Put in a 375 degree oven until they are soft. While those are baking, sautee red pepper, onion, and garlic in olive oil. Season to liking. I like to add veggie broth to help them cook and for flavor.
Once cooked and soft add rice and sauce. Take your peppers out and fill them up with your mixture. Tyrell has cheese on his. I just sprinkled some parmesan on my side. Have a big bowl of greena with this meal and you are good to go. One of my faves! Enjoy!

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Core Foods review!

22 Feb

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Each pack is one full bowl of raw oatmeal-to go. That’s it.

Ah yes. Another review. Just for me. From Core Foods. I admit I had not heard of this until I was presented with the review opportunity. I was very excited to try once I learned what they were all about.

CORE Meals are a fresh, full bowl of raw oatmeal to go. Eat like a bar, drink water, and you’ll be satisfied for hours! Made from 7 whole, raw, 100% organic, tested GF ingredients, the whole foods in CORE Meals provide powerful, stable energy. With a controlled, fully balanced ratio of calories, complex carbs, lean proteins, and healthy fats, CORE Meals are loved by athletes for pre/post workout meals and depended upon by busy moms and adventurers. Learn more from our Frequently Asked Questions, explore our ingredients, and enjoy! 🙂

Laraine at Core Foods sent me 3 meals.

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I couldn’t wait to scarf these down. You know I’m an oatmeal girl. Well these little beauties made my life so much easier. No dishes to wash! It’s almost impossible to find something this quick and easy and be this healthy at the same time. Trust me. I loved every single meal. They were great after a good workout. And they kept my tummy nice and full. Love that feeling. Know what I love more? The ingredient’s list. Check it out:

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And the directions are “Lindsay Friendly.”

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You want one don’t ya?

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I kinda blew up.

5 Feb

Let me tell you how I “blew up” last week. I ran another half-marathon January 26th. I lifted the next day and then I decided to give myself a break. I weighed myself that Monday and I had gained 8-10 pounds. I didn’t totally freak out because I did just run 13.1 and I knew it was all water weight. I am not going to lie to you and say that this didn’t get me down a bit. I decided to treat myself to a massage. She worked miracles and I decided this will be my prize after every half. Because I deserve it. Damnit.

Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. It was Friday and I still felt like a water balloon. I was driving my husband crazy. I was becoming a major pain. Whining and whining. I admit it. I was a big baby. I am very in tune with my body and I tend to get obsessive. So, after 5 days of feeling like crap I decided to go on a cleanse. A cleanse created by me.

This cleanse consisted of lots of water, Shakeology, Click Protein, lots of veggies, and lots of fruit. That’s all the details I am giving because I don’t want to sound like I know what I am talking about and have you try and then you end up as crazy as me. Three days later and 12 pounds lighter I hit that workout room feeling like a brand new girl. Whew.

Since I have 12 more races to go I need to adjust some things with my training and fueling. It will be trial and error. I going to amp up my fruits, veggies, seeds, and nuts. I have a few more weeks until my next half. I’ll figure it out. Don’t you worry your pretty little heart. And if I don’t, I’ll be a big, whiny baby again.

My plans for training this month involve running of course, P90x, TurboFire, and Les Mills Pump. Sounds fun right!?

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Want Some Hot Chocolate?

20 Dec

I’ve been craving hot chocolate baaaad lately. Those cheap little packets do the trick, but have you ever looked at the ingredients? I wanted to make my own hot chocolate. I remember making it as a kid using milk and chocolate syrup.
Gross! I would just pop that mug in the microwave and then chug my warm chocolate milk. Good times.
Now that I’m all old, wise, and I can’t digest milk….I figured it’s time for a new recipe.

Almond Milk Hot Chocolate

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~serves 2~ (we have big coffee mugs)

-Add 3 cups of almond milk (I used vanilla almond milk) to a small saucepan.
-Add 3 to 4 TBL. of cocoa
-Add 2 TBL. of sugar (I used turbinato sugar)
-Heat through. If you want more cocoa, then add it. And so on and so on.

Turned out so very yummy. The almond milk gives it a nutty flavor. Love that! Another healthy alternative in the books!

I hope you like it just as much as I did!

Roasted Almonds

6 Dec

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I had a ton of almonds staring at me in our pantry, so I thought I should try something new.

Roasted almonds with honey and cayenne pepper.
You will need:
•2 1/2 cups almonds
•1/2 cup honey
•1 tsp. salt
•1 tsp. cayenne pepper

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•Preheat oven to 325.
•Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
•Melt honey in a pot over medium heat.
•Add cayenne and almonds and stir until coated.
•Spread almonds onto baking sheet.
•Bake 10 minutes.
•Let cool then toss with salt.
•Spread almonds again on a clean baking sheet.

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•Cool completely. Devour them and eat your calories in almonds like I did.

Best Ever Vegetarian Chili

27 Nov

This is by far THE best chili I have ever made. I used ingredients that I had in my kitchen. No trip to the grocery store required, which makes it even better.

I gathered up everything that I wanted:
Meatless veggie crumbles
Jar of salsa (I used the salsa I made a couple of months ago)
Frozen corn
Black beans
Vegetable broth
Tomato soup

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I decided to cook up some rice while I was chopping my green and red pepper, onion, and garlic. I use long grain brown rice.

Saute veggies with crumbles. Do you like my reindeer spatula? Jealous?

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Once the veggies are just about cooked, add a cup or two of broth. I didn’t measure anything. Just eyeball it. You want to cover the veggies so they cook all the way through. Once they are cooked add the beans, tomato soup, corn, and salsa.

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Don’t forget about the rice!

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Spice it up to your liking. I let mine simmer for two hours. I also threw a sweet potato in the oven. Love this combo!

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Chili time!

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Thank God for leftovers. Enjoy!

Veggies and a hot bath.

25 Nov

So bummed that it’s Sunday and we have to go back to work tomorrow. Boo for work. So, did you stuff yourself like crazy this Thanksgiving? I did! This was my first big holiday as a vegetarian. Not a big deal for me. I just ate  a ton of other food!

I started the day off with a 5K run. My hip has been bugging me lately so it was a slower run. I had to stop and walk a few times. I felt clumsy so I knew I wasn’t running “right”. Something must be out of whack.

We made caprese skewers to bring over to my grandparents for Thanksgiving. Every skewer I made I ate a tomato. They were so good! I bought them the Sunday before Thanksgiving and I worried they would be all wrinkly by then. I read somewhere that you shouldn’t put them in the fridge, so I thought I would try it. I never have any room in my fridge anyway. Let me say, this tip is right on! Stop putting your tomatoes in the fridge people! We put balsamic vinegar in the middle of our skewers.

skewers So good! All you need is some fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, and some cherry tomatoes. Oh my heavens. My cousin Lee Ann and I scarfed these down. I think some other people might have had a chance at some too…if they were lucky.

So I ate a thousand tomatoes, four hundred cucumbers, 80 carrots, and 28 black olives. I got my veggie fill in! I also pigged out on Lee Ann’s pumpkin pie chex mix. I should have taken a picture, so good and addicting. When the actual dinner started I just grabbed a tablespoon of mashed potatoes (I don’t like them. I just felt I should have some), some corn, coleslaw….and I ate half of my mom’s veggie tree. It was a good day!

Now that we got all of that Thanksgiving business out of the way…Christmas decorations have been put up! I put out a lot more this year. Maddox is getting older and HOPEFULLY he’ll be careful. So far so good! Here’s our pretty tree.

tree Today  I was scheduled to do my last workout for month 2 with Les Mills. Well, I woke up, sat up, and twisted wrong. Now it feels like there’s a monster under my shoulder blade eating away. I could barely get my contacts in. Tyrell rubbed it for a while and I made him stop because I was going to cry like a baby. So, I spent some time on the foam roller. Seemed to help a little bit. Tyrell suggested I go take a bath. I thought this would be the perfect time to try out that detox bath on Pinterest. I never take a bath. Too many toys to clear out and this just doesn’t seem like the peaceful haven it once was.

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I didn’t play basketball or anything. I took advantage of the quiet time and just did NOTHING. Life sure changes when you have kids! Your bathroom and bathtub that used to have all kinds of soaps, lotions, and candles around it no longer exists. Oh well, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

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