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A little peek into my life as a midwest mom, wife, and chiropractor…

Recipes Galore

on March 25, 2012

Hubby decided last minute to head to St. Louis this weekend so Tyler and I spent some quality time together this weekend.  I managed to get to the grocery store before he left, so I have a couple good recipes to share with you today. 

 

Before I went to the store yesterday, I made it to the gym to do a killer full body superset workout.  It definitely worked every muscle, and I am feeling it today.  Ouchie.  I decided to cool it on the weights today and get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.  Tyler and I went on a long walk, guess I got more out of it than he did. 

 

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I did find my camera cord for my nice camera.  Hurrah. 

 

Here are some meals from earlier in the week that I didn’t get up on Thursday:

 

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Friday morning I started off the family with some homemade smoothies (sorry Yoplait).  I got out the big blender, and put in a banana, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, spinach, plain Chobani, and coconut milk.  Everyone enjoyed it, even Tyler.

 

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Friday lunch was a salad with some baked Cheetos on the side.

 

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Friday night was pizza!  Not delivery though… spicy chicken DiGiorno 

 

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Quick recipe for you.  I had this package of dates I needed to use up so I thought I’d make some homemade Larabars.  If you’ve never had a Larabar, try one sometime.  There are very little ingredients and they’re pretty wholesome.  My favorite is Cherry Pie, with only 3 ingredients- unsweetened cherries, almonds and dates.

 

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I used one of Chocolate-Covered Katie’s recipes for Girl Scout Larabars. 

Girl-Scout Cookie Larabars

  • Packed 1/2 cup pitted dates (90g)
  • 2 T shredded coconut (30g)
  • 1/16 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • scant 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 T chocolate chips

Put all the ingredients together in your food processor, and blend. Form into two bars.

 

I threw all the ingredients in my handy magic bullet-type mixer and blended it up.  It was a little hard to pack it together to form one bar- it was pretty crumbly.  Taste-wise it was pretty good.  I used dark chocolate chips and even threw a couple butterscotch chips in.  Not a lot of added sugar so you’ll have to get used to that.

 

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I realize this doesn’t look too appetizing, but trust me, it tastes good.

 

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Ok, back to Saturday.  When I went to Fareway, I purchased a roasted chicken and mutilated it.

 

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This gave me two tupperware containers of chicken to use for the week.  I have 2 or 3 recipes to try with this- stay tuned.  I knew two of them included using a bunch of brown rice, so I cooked up 2 cups while Tyler was napping.  Two cups of uncooked organic brown rice makes a ton of rice.

 

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The first meal I put together isn’t really a recipe.  I just made a burrito bowl.  Using some rice and chicken, I added black beans, salsa, cheese, plain Chobani and a couple jalapeno peppers.

 

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So I guess this post is getting pretty long already… and I still have 3 more recipes that I made up today.  Unfortunately I have to get started working on a presentation I’m giving later in the week, so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see those recipes.  Yes, you’ll get a Monday AND Tuesday post from me this week.  Lucky you!

 

Here’s a picture of Tyler shamelessly plugging his parents’ business to top off the weekend.  He’s pretty pumped about it.

 

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3 responses to “Recipes Galore

  1. Melissa says:

    WOO HOO!! TWO posts to read tonight while I’m bored, I mean learning in class! By the way, I decided this whole “hair thing” is one thing after another. If you do your hair, then chances are you probably need a necklace, which leads to ear rings, then bracelets etc etc…yep WAY to much work ;)

    • lmt418 says:

      Yeah, dream on. I wear earrings about 2 times a week. And you’re welcome, just posted again so you will have something to read on Thursday.

      • Melissa says:

        Lucky me no class tonight! BUT next week we will all be totally ready and waiting. Your deadlines are Tuesday and Thursday EARLY evening :)

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