Has anyone ever fallen so elegantly? EVER? I think not. Stop saying shit about my GirlCrush.
Moving on. But I’ve still got my eye on you.
A few posts ago I wrote about
my fat ass FoodWars and my evolved attitude towards Paleo vs. Clean Eating. Fortunately I can report that clean eating is working WAY better for me. I’m happy. And when momma’s happy, everybody’s happy.
I still cook all of my staples and I’m forever on the lookout for new recipes to try. For instance, Peach’s Vegetable Saute is always awesome.
But it’s fun to experiment with new mini-quiche flavor combos.
Bacon and Veggie Mini-Quiches
- 2 whole cage-free, organic eggs*
- 3/4C egg whites (approx 4 egg whites)
- 1/4 sweet onion, diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 small zucchini
- 1 small yellow squash
- heaping handful of baby spinach
- 6-8 slices of COOKED bacon
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350. Cook the bacon in a large skillet. Reserve a little of the grease for greasing the muffin pan. Whisk all your eggs in a big bowl. In a food processor throw in the onion, pepper, squash, zucchini and process until finely chopped but not liquified. Add this mixture to your eggs. Put spinach into the processor and finely chop and also add to your eggs. Mix the egg mixture well and using a 1/4 measuring cup, fill the greased muffin pan. This recipe makes one 12-muffin pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the eggs are set in the middle. *You can use 6 whole eggs, or all egg whites, or any combo of whole/whites you wish.
Oh, and here’s what happens when I have a klutz moment – I bring salad fixings to a gathering and when I try to leave with the uneaten, wind up with 3 pounds of spring mix lettuce in my tote bag. Transportation FAIL. I swear I only had 2 glasses of wine. Sheesh. At least my aim is awesome. JLaw, I am not.
My workout routine hasn’t changed: 1 or 2 short runs, 1 day of yoga and CrossFit 3-4 times a week. I take my rest days when my body tells me to, and even when it doesn’t.
p.s. – Lululemon is the devil. I have NO willpower.
I’ve resisted the invasion of the tiny humans bearing crack-in-a-box-Thin-Mints.
But instead, I made (and sampled) my own cookies. Sorry, no recipe for these… the owner would hunt me down and noogie me to death.
All these sweets, just in time for my CrossFit gym to do a 30-day Ladies-Only Challenge! All of us participating were weighed and had our body fat measured with calipers on day 1. Then we all had to do the baseline WOD, which we will do again in 30 days to see our progress. Some of the ladies are doing strict 100% Paleo. I would not be one of those ladies, but I am going to make an effort to continue clean eating and sweets/booze only in moderation. Peach is going to be lean and mean, dammit!
I was shocked to hit a personal best with my deadlift that day! Yay, me! But I’m not going to lie, this WOD had me wheezing, gasping, cramping and wishing burpees would go straight to fucking hell. It sucked, but I got three rounds plus 10 cleans. And then I played “dead starfish”and made a “sweat angel”. Gross. But cool. But gross. Kinda.
So tell me:
What diets/eating styles work best for you/your body? What’s your “food philosophy”?