Following a paleo lifestyle can be challenging, especially when it comes to $$$. I eat paleo when I can, but stick to a budget. With my Dietetics background, I also recognize the benefits of some non-paleo foods (like non-fat dairy) & let those foods sneak their way into some recipes :) plus I love wine...and rum...and whiskey...
Holy GNOCCHi! I can’t believe we found SWEET POTATO-WHOLE WHEAT gnocchi at Publix!! This meal was not completely paleo due to the whole wheat part, but it was still super clean and healthy for us! We had homemade tomato sauce with baked marinaded chicken over this amazing sweet-potato gnocchi. This was restaurant quality, folks. For real. This is the best thing I have eaten in a while. Yes, it was carb heavy, but worth it. Gnocchi for life.
Obviously we had leftovers. Looks like I’ll have two carb days. I guess I will just have to work out a little harder ;)
My morning in pictures :) I started with a nice run in this cold weather (cold to me since I am a true Florida girl—it’s 55 degrees) with my hubby. It wasn’t a long run, but I burned some extra calories jumping over some really ugly duckies. It felt great to get a run in before work! For breakfast I ate some Paleo Banana Bread that I made last night using the recipe from civilizedcavemancooking.com ( @civilizedcaveman ). It turned out well, but it would have been better if I actually put in the correct amount of bananas! Somehow I only used 2 bananas instead of 4 :( I guess that is what happens when you late night bake. Oh well, I’ll probably just smear some fig preserves on the bread when I eat it tomorrow for some added sweetness. But I will DEFINITELY be making this again…the right way!
I am super lucky to work for a company that allows me to better myself professionally. In 2011, they sent me to Las Vegas to take the certification exam for the CISSN — Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (See more at: http://www.sportsnutritionsociety.org/CISSN.html#sthash.DDjCxw1u.dpuf).
With said certification, I am able to counsel athletes on nutrition and supplements. I have learned so much from the ISSN and continue to learn more. I took another exam online today to earn some CEU’s and stay current, which I got 100% on by the way! It sort of makes me miss school :(
Taking the exam today also got me thinking about getting back to counseling athletes again. I got too busy last time I attempted this, but I think I can handle it now. Plus, with 3 more years of experience in the sports nutrition industry (I formulate for a major sports supplement company), I know I have a lot more to offer athletes and exercise enthusiasts.
I know it has been the new year for 2 weeks, but I have not blogged in a while! So happy new year! With everyone posting about their “New Year, New Me” healthy resolutions, it seems all I have been doing is looking at new, clean recipes and suggestions for new workouts.
My hubby and I have been running and eating a lot cleaner too :) Now if only I could cut out alcohol…
That’s probably not happening.
Anywho, I have been cooking up some great paleo recipes and I will post some pics shortly. To see them sooner, follow me on Instagram: @part_time_paleo
So I haven’t been on here in FOREVA so here’s what’s been going on in this crazy life!
We moved and now have an amazing back porch with a GRILL—finally! So obviously we have become obsessed with grilling everything! Grilled asparagus is like candy to me 😍
I have also been spiralizing my sweet potatoes a lot, and my fave new recipe involves garlic powder, onion powder, and cinnamon for crispy sweet potato curls.
I made a white chocolate pumpkin cheesecake with chocolate graham cracker crust for Thanksgivings (plural because we had two this year!). I got the base of the recipe from Cooking Light, but made it even lighter with less fat and by using stevia. I also added the pumpkin and white chocolate, which turned out awesome!
We took our dogs to Key West to visit a great friend, now home from deployment. We had the best time and are so thankful for his return!
And the best news of all: Penelope was born!! I’m the luckiest aunt eva! Now I have three gorgeous nieces to spoil! Girls rule 🎀💜