Happy Wednesday! Thanks for all the kind words of encouragement on Monday’s post. Things are much better this week (so far). The kiddos are feeling better and the stress has seemed to lift thanks to my new attitude and remembering to JUST BREATHE! Sometimes you just have to say, “it is what it is” and just roll with it.
For the past 8 months or so, Wednesday has become my food day. After some consideration and inspiration (thanks Lindsay) I’ve decided that I’m opting out of the WIAW posts. While I have loved participating and getting inspiration from others, I haven’t been playing by the rules lately. The original intention of WIAW was to post everything you ate from one whole day. I rarely take pics of everything I eat on any given day. Instead, I’d rather post some of my favorite things I’ve eaten in the past week. Things that are really, really good and deserve to be shared. I’m not a food blogger by any means (my pics make that obvious). But I do have an interest in healthy eating and how it ties into my healthy lifestyle. It kills me when I hear people say “If it tastes good, spit it out. It must not be healthy!” I’d like to do my part in proving that statement utterly and completely FALSE! I plan on still posting my meal plan for the week and to also do an Eats From The Week. I may do a recipe here and there too.
So I give you Eats From The Week #1!
Key Lime Pie Smoothie, Eggy Oats, Kale and Blueberry Protein Smoothie, Chocolate Protein Pancakes, Super Greens “I can’t get sick” Smoothie, Toasted Maple Almond Quinoa w/ banana, pineapple and almond milk
Pinto Bean and Avocado Salad, Southwestern Egg Rolls, Fish tacos w/ pinto bean salad, Roasted Corn and Black Bean Chili, Peanut Tofu Lettuce Wraps, Blueberry Lemon Chia Seed Muffins, Healthier Fudge Brownies (see below for recipe), Greek Yogurt Dinner Rolls, Pineapple and Kiwi
Let’s talk brownies. I was having a serious chocolate craving on Sunday night. Ladies, you know what I mean. It was the “Give me chocolate now!” kind of craving. I wanted something a little bit on the healthier side so I did a little research and came up with my own Healthier Fudge Brownies. The bottom layer is reminiscent of my Chocolate Brownie “larabars”. I upped the OMG goodness by adding a frosty fudge layer. Yeah…it was one of those kind of chocolate cravings!
- Bottom Layer:
- 1 Cup Pitted Dates
- ½ Cup Almonds
- ½ Cup Walnuts
- ¼ Cup Cocoa Powder
- Top Layer:
- ½ Cup Organic Unsweetened Applesauce
- ½ Cup Cocoa Powder
- 3 Tbsp Almond Butter
- 1 Tbsp Honey or Agave
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- Mix together all bottom layer ingredients in food processor until well blended.
- Spread and press mixture evenly in glass 8x8 baking dish.
- Mix together all top layer ingredients in food processor until well blended.
- Spread evenly over bottom layer in glass dish.
- Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
- Cut into 12 squares.
- Store and enjoy straight from the freezer or let sit for 10 minutes to soften before eating.
These brownies will be making an appearance a lot in my house. They hit the spot for my chocolate craving but don’t have an overload of sugar and unwanted junk. Healthier Fudge Brownies for the win!
What are your favorite eats from the week?