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Paleo Cereal!

12 Sep

I don’t even know how I’m having time to write this blog post right now….I am actually waiting for my water to boil so I can start dinner. The first week of school has been stressful. I don’t wanna talk about it.

I accidently got sidetracked Pinterest-ing pumpkin recipes and forgot to start dinner until my husband started complaining he was hungry. Woops.

I am so ready for this pumpkin onslaught. I was going to wait until October but I just couldn’t resist. I have a couple of recipes planned for this weekend. This is what I look forward to. Last night I made pancakes for breakfast (for today and tomorrow) and they were glorious.

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Practical Paleo is the best book ever. I tried to add it to this box that I was packing for when we move, and I have already packed it and unpacked it about 3 times. I use it way too often.

How does everyone feel about football? It’s on ALL THE TIME. Annoying.

Anyways, cereal. It’s really good. I could easily eat a whole box. Cheerios, Kashi, Corn Pops, Frosted Flakes, Raisin Brain. I mean it’s so good. Buuuuuut it’s nutritionally crap. It’s sugar in a bowl. And expensive. So I’ve cut it out of my life. I still miss it! I’ve been dancing around the idea of making a Paleo cereal for awhile. I finally did. So good. I was worried about not feeling full from it for long, but that wasn’t an issue. It filled me up all the way until lunch. And it was easy and fast. Here’s my version:

Paleo Almond Cereal

2 tablespoons almonds

2 tablespoons roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

              (I roasted mine a day earlier in the oven with honey and cinnamon.)

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1/3 cup coconut milk

1/3 cup water

1/2 banana**

handful of blueberries**

**You could add whatever fruit you wanted, this is what I had on hand.

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Put the coconut milk in a bowl and add your chia seeds. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes and thicken (I was curling my hair while this was happening).

Take 1 tablespoon of the pumpkin seeds and your almonds and pulse in the food processor a few times. Decide how “chunky” you want it. I didn’t grind mine to a pulp but it resembled granola.

Place the mixture and the rest of the seeds into the bowl with the chia seeds and milk once it’s thickened and add your fruit on top. Add water to your desired consistency. You could also add a sprinkle or cinnamon or honey to the top for sweetness.

Yum!

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What cereal do you miss the most? Or do you eat it still?

Are you excited or already sick of pumpkin??

Stuff I used to eat

29 Mar

Sometimes I long for the days that my metabolism was a little faster and I could happily shove whatever I wanted into my face without worry. It’s crazy to think of all the things I used to eat when I was a kid that I would never include in my diet today! I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and recall some of my childhood favorites. Starting with:

1. Dunkaroos!!!!!

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Oh my gosh please tell me if you were a 90’s kid you remember these!!! I remember we had to go to a specific grocery store to get them because the regular one didn’t carry them. And they were definitely a special treat. Never enough frosting!!!!!

2. Oatmeal Cream Pies

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Pretty sure I could probably house 2-3 of these in a sitting. All of the Little Debbie snacks were winners….ho-ho’s, nutty buddy’s…however these were my favorite.

3. Fruit by the Foot

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These were also a rare commodity in my house, so that only makes them 10x better. Fruit Roll ups, Gushers, etc. also fall under this category.

 

5. Half Baked

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Pretty sure that this item was solely responsible for my Freshman 15 in college. Eating an entire pint in one night was not unheard of.

 

6. Peanut Butter and Crackers

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Had to be Ritz crackers!!! Could also consume an entire sleeve of crackers dipped right into the peanut butter. This was my choice after school snack.

7. Frosted Flakes

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For about the first ten years of my life this was the only cereal I ate!!! It’s so funny the stuff we’re picky about when we’re kids that now seem ridiculous. I hated any other cereal and had to have this one on hand at all times!!

8. Fudge Stripe Cookies

I’m pretty much drooling looking at this picture…..so hard to eat just one…row! These are the perfect mixture of buttery, chocolate-ly, flaky goodness.

 

So as you can see my diet has changed A LOT! Now I get excited over kale and rutabaga. I’d like to indulge in one of these favorites sometime though! I think I’d have to go with either the ice cream or cookies if I could choose one right now. On that note, I’m going to fix myself a snack.

Let’s hear it- what were your favorite childhood snacks!?!? Any of these??

Breakfast Heaven

18 Jan

There really is no point to this post, I just am so ridiculously amazed at how delicious my breakfast has been the past couple of days, and I need to share it with someone who (might) care. Because no one that I’ve told has really cared. At all. And maybe you won’t. But I do.

 

This week for breakfast I discovered the joys of …..

MIXING CEREALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All I have to say is….

 

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I know, I know, groundbreaking. But I never really thought to do it and this week I just started throwing stuff into the bowl like:

Kashi, Honey Nut and Multigrain Cheerios, Blueberries, Blackberries, Greek Yogurt:

 

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Kashi, Honey Nut Cheerios, banana, chia seeds and almond butter.

 

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I then proceeded to pour my coffee into the cup I had just melted almond butter in. Another great delicious find. I love mornings. I love breakfast. And tomorrow is my faaaaavorite day! Pancake day!

I’m thinking about making a plate of these almond joy pancakes from dashing dish!

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I usually plan out which pancake recipe I will be making at least a week 1-2 days in advance. Which reminds me, does anyone have any advice for a uncooperative waffle maker? The first time I used it the waffles came out perfectly. Then the weekend after I tried making another recipe of waffles and it completely stuck to each side. So disappointing to open that waffle maker and see what is supposed to be a delicious, fluffy piece of heaven stuck to both sides of the iron, uncooked.

Yes, I am oiling the waffle maker pre-bake. I actually assumed that it was the ingredients that didn’t mesh well with the waffle maker, but this week while attempting to make chicken and waffles one night for dinner, it did the same thing. And this time with the recipe that I made the first time which came out perfectly. So I’m pretty angry with the thing. And I want waffles!!! Ok this post was pretty pointless but did manage to make me hungry, and make me want it to be breakfast time.

Any suggestions? What are your favorite breakfast items?

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