To start your day…
Tip: Follow the advice of Amanda and Arman (the true oatmeal professionals) and add coconut flour and egg whites to your morning bowl of oats. If you prefer your oats thick, chewy and doughy, you won’t be disappointed. Whisk in 1 Tbsp coconut flour and 1 egg white right at the end of cooking before taking off the heat.
Breakfast: Doughy Coconut Oats (1/3 cup steel cut oats + 1 cup coconut/almond milk + 1/2 cup water + cinnamon + salt + 1Tbsp coconut flour + 1 egg white) + coconut butter drizzle + banana
Tip: Dilute coconut butter in a touch of almond or coconut milk, heat, and drizzle on for a perfect oatmeal “icing”
Tip: Serve with coffee. Always coffee.
Tip: And when you’re just too busy to make a damn bowl of schmancy oats, throw some cereal in a bowl or go buy yourself your favorite baked good.
Big ol’ cinnamon bun / pumpkin yogurt + granola + cinnamon + banana and berries + coconut milk
To break at noon…
Tip: Lunches are the perfect opportunity to clean up leftovers. Throw whatever you need to use up in a tupperwear. It will be delicious. I promise.
Lunch Tupperwear mess #1: Massaged Kale + Chicken + Roasted Sweet Potato + Peas + Miso dijon dressing
Tip: Baked sweet potatoes are love boats for all outcasts. Throw a tater in your oven for 45min-1hour, cut open, and throw on whatever leftovers you have.
Lunch Tupperware mess #2: Black Bean Chili stuffed Sweet Potato
Tip: Don’t be silly like me and add some cheeeeeeese
To get over the afternoon hump…
Tip: Give your favorite baking recipes a festive make-over by adding a touch of mint extract and some chopped candy canes.
Snack: On rotation. Black bean brownies and no bake balls. Taking turns in true festive spirit.
Tip: Peppermint oil is NOT a substitute for peppermint extract. You will get sick. And possibly hallucinate.
To come home to…
Tip: Carve out an hour or two on Sunday to prep a couple meals for your upcoming week. Throw a bunch of ingredients in a slow cooker while you pop a different recipe in the oven. Aka. Become a multi tasking Batman.
Dinner: On rotation. Kabocha Chick Pea Curry (recipe coming at you next week) + brown basmati rice…
Tip: Cook raisins along with rest of the ingredients to create a thicker, sweeter broth. And no, all you raisin haters, it doesn’t leave a “raisin” taste.
…. and this spaghetti squash lasagna bake.
Tip: If you are vegan, get your “cheese” on with this tofu ricotta. Or just …make this dish, period.
Another tip: Go for seconds.
To congratulate yourself on yet another day done…
Tip: Combine 1/2 cup plan 2% or greek yogurt with 2 Tbsp cocoa powder + 2-3 Tbsp powdered sugar to make an incredibly addictive healthy yogurt/icing/mousse. Alternatively, use 1 packet stevia and only 1 Tbsp powdered sugar. Either way, don’t feel bad about eating the whole bowl.
Tip: Serve with cake.
Evening Snack (latest obsession): Chocolate yogurt/icing/mousse + a happily drowned chocolate cake
Snack: Carrot Cake.
Tip: Or, just eat cake on its own.
Tip: Take time to veg out and do nothing that takes brain power. On your couch, at your laptop or book, with something that makes any aches melt away.
Tip: Go conquer yet another Wednesday.
Happy WIAW! Thanks to the creator, Jenn!
Any favorite, random tips for me? Food or otherwise?