Its true! I have a recipe for you!
(Unintentional rhymes are the best rhymes)
Before I get to the recipe I thought I would fill you in on life lately and before you think, “Gosh, all she does is talk about her life” (which would be true) I have been thinking about how cool it will be one day to pull up this website and see all the things I ate and did in my 20s. So don’t judge, but if you do, don’t tell me you did.
Weekday mornings are still starting out with this gem.
*3 cups of spinach/kale/collards/etc. *1 frozen banana *1/2 cup almond milk *1 scoop plant based protein powder *couple ice cubes
Last Friday night I got to hang out with these beautiful and hilarious women. We ate lots and lots of carbs at Mellow Mushroom and I forgot to take a picture because the hanger was real.
Seriously. Those two are like models.
Saturday was all about celebrating this lovely lady. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM ❤
and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sweet and amazing dad (His birthday was on Thursday, my parents are two days apart same year:) I love you guys forever.
We started our day by serving breakfast at the Salvation Army with our Church and then later in the day we feasted on tea and beignets from Tea Bayou followed by Mary Jane’s Chocolates, followed by Olive Garden, followed by pints of coconut milk ice cream while watching Friday Night Lights. I think I only consumed one vegetable on Saturday (the broccoli in my marinara at Olive Garden) and that is OKAY. We need fried dough and chocolate just as much as we need kale and broccoli. Its good for the soul.
Sunday was all about REST. A little Jesus time before Church and my heart was happy.
Sunday night was spent eating chicken salad from Griffs that my awesome roommate brought home while I spent every dime I have at Target. Good times.
Monday I ate this snack and thought I would share it with you because it is super easy and filling! 2 rice cakes, not filling by themselves, lezbehonest, so top them with your favorite spreads ( I chose one peanut butter and one almond butter) and added choco chips to the PB and honey and blueberries to the AB, all sprinkled with cinnamon. Also, it is VERY VERY important you do not measure the amount of nut butters you put on this snack. Fats are good for you people, they aren’t the enemy, so load up on ’em.
And now what I am sure you have all been waiting for but could secretly care less about…a recipe!
I wish I had a more appetizing picture, but I don’t, so just roll with it.
Simple Truth ground turkey was on sale at Kroger so I picked up some and whipped this together in 15 minutes.
- 1 lb organic, lean, grass-fed, ground turkey
- 1 bag of frozen stir-fry veggies (make sure there are ONLY vegetables on the ingredient list, I got this for $1 at Kroger)
- 1 cup dry quinoa
- 3 tbsp Liquid Aminos (or Soy Sauce or Tamari)
- 1 tsp Tumeric
- 1 tsp Zesty Spice Blend
- 1/2 Lemon
- 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
Rince 1 cup of quinoa in a strainer. Add 1 cup washed quinoa to small pan with 2 cups of water. Add in juice from 1/2 lemon. Add 1 tbsp of liquid aminos. Bring the water to a boil and then bring the temperature down to medium heat until all the liquid is absorbed. (About 10-15 minutes)
While the quinoa is cooking, add ground turkey to a frying pan. Begin to grind while it cooks through. Add in 1/2 broth, 1 tsp tumeric, 1 tsp zesty blend and cook all the way though.
Add the bag of frozen vegetables and reaming 2 tbsp of liquid aminos.
Once vegetables are cooked through add in the turkey mixture to get everything mixed together.
In a serving bowl add the quinoa to the bottom and top with the stir-fry mixture.