WIAW #3: Coconut Flour is Weird

It’s Wed. Nes. Day. So what does that mean? I’m linking up with Peas & Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday!

I woke up this morning craving a bowl of oatmeal and couldn’t convince my mind that something else might sound better. So right now I’m currently eating a bowl of oatmeal with peanut butter, strawberries, bananas, topped with cinnamon and honey.

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Now let’s see what else has graced my plate these last few days. Let’s start with more breakfast food.

WIAW 2 Jun 18Left: Tuesday morning I made protein pancakes for my breakfast. Once again I had some issues with the shape not looking like a normal pancake. They weren’t as bad as my continental pancakes, but still they weren’t pretty. This one is alright, but the second one…well there’s a reason it’s not pictured.

Right: I made some Paleo Pancakes with coconut flour. I wish I could say they were the best pancakes ever, but that coconut flour is a bit weird. My pancakes kind of tasted like those powdered donuts you get at a convenience store and I’m not a fan of those. They were also kind of dry. Next time I may try to use less coconut flour and add something in to moisten them up more like a banana.

WIAW 4 Jun 18Left: My Mom cooked dinner for my family, my grandpa, and my sister’s boyfriend the other night. We had smoked pork chops, baked potato, and a lettuce wedge. Those smoked porch chops were sooo good! I didn’t even have to break out the Heinz 57!

Right: After church on Father’s Day we went to a local favorite Mexican food restaurant. After devouring some chips and salsa, my enchiladas arrived. I ordered chicken enchiladas with green sauce and no cheese. I didn’t even miss the cheese. They were just as delicious without it! I’m still trying not to eat dairy for the sake of my complexion, but I’m honestly doing an awful job at avoiding it.

WIAW 1 Jun 18 Bowls of fruit have been an after lunch or dinner favorite lately. Lately I’ve been adding a spoonful of cool whip to sweeten things up. Most of the time it’s unnecessary, but when you have some really bitter blackberries it’s a lifesaver. And notice in the red bowl on the right there is a tiny slice of pound cake. Don’t ever take your first bite of pound cake. It’s pretty hard to resist.

WIAW 5 Jun 18Left: I had oatmeal for breakfast with a side of coffee. My coffee consumption is either off or on. I usually have a cup, but sometimes I can’t even drink half of it before it makes my stomach feel not-so-pleasant. I’m not sure if it’s the creamer or the coffee, but I need to start drinking some form of a replacement.

Right: Yesterday for lunch I had a almond butter and jelly sandwich on wheat bread. You really can never go wrong with a sandwich like that. I also had some of the chopped salad my mom made the night before. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the chopped salad. It was a lot easier for me to eat this salad than normal ones.

WIAW 5 Jun 17Right: Sunday afternoon my mom and I were craving something chocolatey with a milkshake taste. I made us some coffee shakes that were semi-healthy. Until I put whip cream on top and some chocolate syrup. We both concluded that they tasted better when the ice had melted a bit.

Left: Quest bars have been making an appearance every now and then as a snack. I had this cookie dough bar while I was driving the tractor the other afternoon. I love Quest bars. I need more of those in my life. Pronto.

Have you used coconut flour before? What is one of your favorite things you’ve eaten lately?

 

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WIAW #2 Continent Pancakes

Hello everyone! Today I’m linking up for What I Ate Wednesday! This will cover about a span of a week and a few things I’ve eaten during that time.

As I sit here working on this blog post I’m eating my protein pancakes that look like I was trying to create pancakes in the shapes of the 7 continents. Or like a mom who is trying to make dinosaur shaped pancakes for her little boys. I don’t know what went wrong in my proportions!

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Despite the funky shape they still tasted delicious and filled me up this morning.

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Now let’s begin:

WIAW june 4 1On the right: My Mom made some Chocolate Banana Bread with coconut and peanut butter chips. With a layer of peanut butter on top, it was a perfect breakfast choice.

On the left: I made a vanilla iced coffee protein shake. I was pretty impressed with my concoction and hopefully will share on the blog soon once I perfect it.

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On the right: We had spaghetti last night for dinner and my Mom made homemade spaghetti sauce.

On the left: I had been dying to have pizza, so we made homemade pizza one night. One pizza had pepperoni and green chile. The other pizza had olives and….a bunch of other vegetables that I did not take any part in.

WIAW june 4 3On the right: Sunday mornings usually mean we put something quick and savory in the oven for breakfast. A popular choice is cinnamon rolls. I haven’t had a cinnamon in awhile so I really enjoyed it. Of course I used the cream cheese frosting, but peanut butter really can go on about anything.

On the left: We have a little baby skillet that can cook eggs just like the one above. It’s the perfect size for making an egg for a biscuit or English muffin.

WIAW June 4 4On the right: We had cauliflower rice for lunch with a stir fry of chicken, broccoli, and peppers. Cauliflower rice is surprisingly good. As long as you don’t think about it not being actual grainy rice, you wouldn’t notice much of a difference.

On the left: Salmon patties with peas and mac & cheese! I’m typically not a huge macaroni person, but every now and then some mac & cheese can make my day.

Here are a few recipes that I am wanting to try out:

PaleOMG|Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

The Simple Lens| Avocado Brownies

This Gal Cooks| Crockpot Chicken Burrito Bowls

Sprinkle Bakes| Coconut Cappuccino Muffins

PaleOMG| Chocolate Coffee Banana Donuts

That’s a wrap! Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!

What is one of your favorite things you’ve eaten lately? Have you ever made odd shaped pancakes?

Thinking Out Loud #3

I’m linking up Running With Spoons for today’s Thinking Out Loud post.

This is my last day of work for the university, so I’m pretty pumped about that! The woman I work under took me out to lunch at an Italian restaurant and of course we had to grab some ice cream for dessert. Caliches is a local favorite and definitely has amazing ice cream. I got a Straw-anna which is vanilla ice cream, strawberries, and bananas. Needless to say this afternoon will be a struggle between taking a nap and staying awake.

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In personal celebration for my last week I went by my favorite local coffee shop to get one of these babies. A whole wheat bagel with peanut butter. These monster bagels are delicious and just half of one fills me up.

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Did graduation really happen a week ago?! Going to graduation made me excited about getting to graduate in December. I’m ready for it. And I decided I am going to decorate my graduation cap. There were a lot of people (girls I’m guessing) who decorated their hats and they stood out from the rest of the crowd.

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Denim on denim. Fashion fail? Or is it okay? Lighter denim shirt with dark denim skinnies. I thought it worked.

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You cannot pass up a good green chile cheeseburger and fries. For lunch on Wednesday the boss took a handful us out for lunch and I sure took advantage of a free meal, but once again the afternoon was rough with being so full.

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I saw “The Neighbors” last night and it was pretty good. It wasn’t what I expected. I can’t even put into words what I expected. The only thing is it bothers me how movies like this make marriage and having kids appear like the worst thing you could ever do and that your life is over after that point. They did kind of make up for that vibe at the end of the movie, but still. No wonder our generation freaks out about the idea of “gettin hitched.”

Ooh but of course I enjoyed watching Zac Efron. His body is pretty hot I guess…actually it is. No guessing about it.

I’ve enjoyed going to the gym this week with not as many people as during the school year. Monday I did an arm workout and Wednesday I did legs.

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As for the rest of my afternoon, I’ll hopefully go to the gym after work and see where the evening takes me. I’m going home for the summer on Saturday, so next time you visit I’ll be blogging from home!! Enjoy the rest of your Thursday everyone!!

Do you go out for lunch at work? What’s a good movie that you’ve seen lately?