Haha, if I were you, I would be snickering at that title. But, alas, I am a child, and you probably are not.
Oh hey, bee tee dubs (yep, that’s right, I’ll be turning 13 next year), I am now officially a real boy! Those are Meghan’s words, not mine 🙂 Why, you ask? Because yesterday I voluntarily joined the social media world for the first time by getting on Instagram. Ok, I guess this blog is social media, but I view them differently. And regardless, I’ve never been on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or anything else EVER, so yesterday was kind of a big day for me. It was a close second to the day I got my braces off. That’s big. Anyway…if you wanna follow me I’m @ fitnesscreatures_bek. I’m really boring so far, though. I have all of 3 pictures up. Tempting, right? I bet you’re clicking ‘follow’ right this second.
In keeping with the challenge my boyfriend and I are doing, I’ve decided the best way to go about staying accountable to myself and everyone else is to take pictures of the food I’m making (not all of it, don’t worry).
Before this little picture show, here’s an update on our points thus far:
My man – 14/20
Me – 16/20
Ok, so, here’s what I’ve been eating.
Baked chicken with oregano and grass fed butter and sweet potato fries with olive oil, cinnamon, and salt.
Baby spinach salad with avocado, chia seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, chicken, and oil & vinegar.
Last night we ate at my boyfriend’s sister’s place. She made chicken tortilla soup and it was delicious. It was definitely worth losing a point for that meal! We also had spring mix with avocado and a balsamic glaze dressing.
I made that fresh blueberry crumble from Practical Paleo again. This time I doubled the recipe for the ‘crumble.’ I just didn’t think there was enough last time. Turns out, doubling it was probably overkill. It took a lot longer to cook and it wasn’t as firm when I finally took it out of the oven. Next time, instead of doubling it, I’ll do 1 1/2 times what the recipe calls for. Note to self: it’s a recipe for a reason, so don’t eff with it and maybe it’ll turn out right. Duh. I’m not a cook. Also duh…We blended up some frozen bananas and added it in lieu of the ice cream I really wanted. I haven’t been eating much sugar the last few days, so I
probably ate half of this had more than my fair share last night.
Here’s the recipe since I didn’t post it last time.
Fresh Blueberry Crumble
2 pints (4 cups) fresh blueberries
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup chopped macadamia or walnuts (I used walnuts)
1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil (I used grass fed butter)
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 375 F
2. Place blueberries in 9×9 inch baking dish and squeeze the juice from half of the lemon over them. Toss slightly to coat them.
3. In a mixing bowl, combine the almond meal, macadamia nuts, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt.
4. Spread the nut topping evenly over the blueberries and bake until the fruit is well cooked/bubbly and the topping is golden brown (about 30-40 mins). Enjoy.
Last night, in order to earn my exercise and stretching points, I did this late night quickie: a 10 minute arm circuit. I worked it out while my babe watched Family Guy in bed. Um, jealous. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, and it felt great to stretch after that.
Oh, and then my sweet, sweet boyfriend made me breakfast this morning.
Can he be any cuter??
Well, it’s almost the weekend, yay!!! Hope everyone has a good one!
What are you doing this weekend? Any fun plans? I’m joining a gym, going for a long run, and getting my nails done with Meghan and Mollie for our upcoming cruise.
Has anyone tried changing a recipe and completely messed it up? What have you changed to make it yummier?
Was anyone else really late to join the social media bandwagon?