Happy Hump Day!
You are officially half way through your week! Has it been a good one so far? I know a lot of bloggers do "What I Ate Wednesday," but I've admitted multiple times I am way too boring to do that every week. You would be looking at the same thing over and over again. Not fun!
However, this week, I thought I'd give you a little peak at what dinner typically looks like around the George household. As many of you know, my husband has the taste buds of about a 5 year old. Chicken nuggets and macaroni are pretty much his ideal meal. I am not about the eat that, but I still want a happy husband, so what is a girl to do? Compromise of course.
When I meal plan on Sunday, I try to think of ways to tweak a meal to make it work for both of us. For example, tonight we are having spaghetti. I will make E regular pasta and I will whip up some spaghetti squash for myself. We will share the sauce and both eat a salad. Voila, compromise and everyone is happy.
Last night was another great example of a Dinner for Two (different eaters that is). E loves bacon wrapped chicken, and I was in the mood for fish (which he would never eat). I preheated the oven to 375 degrees. Then, I wrapped up his chicken and seasoned my fish with a little cajun seasoning. His chicken went in the oven about 10 minutes before the fish and then both cooked together for 20 minutes.
Usually, we share a side dish. However, you can't have bacon wrapped chicken without baked beans! So that's what E had while I enjoyed some butternut squash. Both are very easy to prepare so it wasn't a big deal. Here is my finished meal. It was delicious and everyone was happy. :)
Last week, I shared with you a recipe for Grain Free Coconut Energy Balls, and this week I decided to re-make the recipe with a chocolate twist! This recipe is super easy and a great replacement for high sugar, high carb energy bars. Plus, you save a ton of money by making your own.
- 10 pitted majool dates
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1/3 cup shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 1.5 scoops low sugar chocolate protein powder (aprox. 1/3 cup)
- 2 packets of stevia (optional)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1tbsp almond milk
If you give it a try, let me know what you think!
Do you ever make your own energy/protein bars? What is your favorite recipe?
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