Happy Halloween! Halloween is always interesting for teachers. Students think it’s a “real” holiday and are so overexcited. Can’t wait :)
This has been a short blogging week. I generally aim to write 5 posts, Monday through Friday, but this week I only managed three. It’s been a busy and tiring week!
Last night I went to bed around 8:30 because I wanted to rest up for the weekend. Ryan and I plan on going to San Antonio! I’ve been once before for an eighth grade field trip, and I don’t remember very much of it. I mostly remember seeing the Alamo and being really annoyed by all of the pollen. One awesome part of the trip was that my dad was one of the chaperones, and that was fun :) I can’t wait to see a little bit more of the city!
Now on to today’s topic: Paleo Eats!
Let’s start this post off with a dessert! Paleo desserts are still dessert whether or not the sugar and ingredients are more “natural.” But I had a craving and went looking for a quick, simple, no-bake Paleo dessert. I made these Paleo Cookie Dough Bites on Mary Vance
and loved them!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Raw, Paleo, Vegan)
Makes 12-14 bites, depending on how much you eat before you form them into bites
Instructions: Mix it all together really well, roll into bite sized pieces (mine were about half the size of a golf ball), and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
I had a couple of plantains that have been sitting on my counter for two weeks. One of them was SUPER ripe and needed to be cooked, and the other one seemed to be permanently under-ripe. I decided to bake them both. I preheated the oven to 350, coated the plantains with coconut oil and cinnamon, and baked them for 30 minutes, flipping once halfway through. One of the plantains came out very sweet, like they’re served in many Tex Mex/Mexican/Caribbean restaurants, and the other one was still very much like a potato. The ones that were more potato-y became a salad topping!
Kroger recently had pomegranates on sale, so I decided it might be time to learn how to eat them! It turns out it’s quite simple. Only two pomegranates left us with a ton of seeds that I’ve been snacking on all week!
They made an appearance in a bunch of my meals this week, including my regular Paleo breakfast bowl! This bowl included: sliced apples, almond butter, pumpkin, almonds, coconut milk, and pomegranate seeds.
No surprises here! Breakfast included almonds, pumpkin, almond butter, plantains (the sweet ones!), and pomegranate seeds.
Wednesday’s lunch featured a typical salad: mixed greens, bell pepper, tomatoes, chicken sausage, almonds, and the not-so-typical pomegranate seeds.
Paleo Jambalaya Pasta! (I haven’t posted a recipe for this meal yet, but I will soon!) I made jambalaya in the crockpot and served it with spaghetti squash and roasted broccoli.
|It actually looks more like gumbo.
I don’t enjoy leftover broccoli very much because it gets too mushy, so the leftover veggies from Thursday’s dinner was quickly eaten Friday morning for breakfast. I cooked two slices of bacon and had 1/2 of an avocado with broccoli, both covered with Frontera Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa!
Non-Paleo Food Item: Because we’re all human…Candy Corn!
After we visited some family friends on Monday, we were sent home with a ziplock back of candy corn! I don’t know why I like them so much…there are much better tasting candies out there. And yet I still find myself sneaking a couple pieces every now and then.
Question: What are some of your favorite eats from this week? Are you snacking on any candy you haven’t had for years? I used to buy candy for my students that I didn’t like so I wouldn’t eat it…turns out I’ll eat any of it on a stressful day.
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