What I love about 5:30 a.m. workout is that you get them done and out of the way. Our night tonight is jam packed of kid activities; piano lessons, football, and PTO meeting. Getting my workout in first thing allows me to be active and shuttle my active kids. A year ago I would add that 5:30 a.m. allowed me to run in the dark and was the least attended class but overtime our 5:30 a.m. squad has grown and there are several of us who regularly workout at that time slot. I must also add that 5:30 a.m. is easier to do in the spring/summer/fall than it is in the winter. Winter at 5:30 a.m. is horrible!
I refueled with breakfast when I came home and remembered to take my vitamins!
I packed turkey and peppers for a morning snack:
When I went home for lunch I worked on more leftovers and prepped for dinner:
A good afternoon snack to get me through to dinner:
I was excited to make this recipe for dinner. I roasted my spaghetti squash the night before because I knew our Monday was jam packed with activities. A year ago the boys rebelled against spaghetti with spaghetti squash for dinner. I made this a couple more times and added the spaghetti squash to the meat sauce and gave them a little bit of noodles. This time I only served it with the spaghetti squash mixed into the sauce and they ate it all! I love a good progress story when it comes to kids eating paleo!
Our challenge this week for the 30 Day Paleo Challenge was to share a meal uninterrupted by electronics with your family. I'm proud to share this picture as it is 98% of the time possible for our family to share a meal together. I hope G & E appreciate family dinner time as they grow and have families of their own.
This dessert was at the end of a long tired day and was inspired by a coach at my gym. She had mentioned it to me last week and I had purchased some apples but hadn't thrown it together yet. Last night after the kiddos went to bed, I whipped this up for Mr. and I.
Started with 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil in a skillet. I got the pan and oil warm and threw in a handful (1/4 cup) of pecans. I toasted them until their was a real nutty aroma and added to sliced apples and sprinkled cinammon over all to taste. I put a lid on the skillet and let it simmer for a bit. When the apples were about 1/2 way cooked I added unsweetened coconut flakes and toasted them as well. This turned out warm and comforting....and I thought to myself, "This would be perfect over a bowl full of vanilla ice cream!" But I'm making a concious choose about my future and my goals and decided that I didn't want the ice cream in the bowl that bad! Make good food choices because Food is a Drug #Paleo!