Thanks everyone for the sweet comments on yesterdays post about our new home 🙂 We are both very excited to move in!
You may or may not be familiar with a blogging event that happens every Wednesday here on the web. Created by Jennifer over at Peas and Crayons. Every Wednesday bloggers post what they ate the day before, usually, and share their food creations or new ideas for meals etc.
- 7-8 dates, pitted
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats ( I used Gluten/Wheat Free )
- 1/2 cup Almonds
- Spoonful of Almond Butter
- Tbs. Protein Powder
- Chocolate Chips (optional)
- Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse. Continue until everything is blended together and a dough forms. This may take a few minutes. You can add more/less dates depending on consistency.
- Roll the dough into balls by hand and refrigerate until ready to eat.
You can really use whatever nuts you have on hand, walnuts, cashews, almonds etc. and use peanut butter (unless you have an allergy, like myself).
These are great to grab before a workout or as a sweet snack on the go.
I can eat almonds and almond butter, as I know I do not have an allergy to them, and I’m not sure you can be allergic to dates.. though Adam always says ‘you can be allergic to anything!’ But I felt these were safe as a snack. And I now know I have a wheat allergy, and I am going back to the doctor’s this week to find out my blood work results for the celiac test, so I used gluten free and wheat free oats from Trader Joe’s.
Post Workout Snack: Green Smoothie 12:30 pm – Almond Milk, Ice, Handful of Spinach, Banana. Blend in blender until liquified. Delicious!! + It’s Allergy-Diet Friendly 🙂
For Dinner I had planned on making black bean soup, but I remembered seeing this recipe and decided I wanted to make Turkey Burgers! These were really simple and SO so delicious.
Dinner: 6:30 pm Homemade Turkey Burger, crumbled Goat Cheese, Spinach, Homemade Cranberry sauce from Adam’s mom, Yam (sweet potato? depending on what you call it!) and Black beans.
This was SO Good. Definitely going to be dinner again tonight!.. Or lunch, depending on how hungry I get 😉
I only had enough turkey for two burgers.
Recipe adapted from:
From Hungry Girl Por Vida
1/2 medium onion, diced fine (pulsed in food processor)
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
Dash of Rosemary
1 pound lean, ground turkey
3 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste
In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, sweat onions and garlic. Once onions become translucent, add rosemary and saute another minute. Do not brown or the garlic may burn. Set aside to cool.
In a large mixing bowl combine ground turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, and cooled onion/herb mixture. Mix gently to combine. Divide meat into 4 sections and shape into patties (about 1/4-1/2 inch thick), making a shallow well in the center. Refrigerate patties for 20 minutes to firm up.
Heat a heavy skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle patties liberally with salt and pepper, cook, flipping only once, for about 4 minutes on each side.
So there! That’s my very first WIAW!!
Do you participate in WIAW?? Share a link to your page 🙂
If you don’t, what was your favourite thing you ate yesterday? Any new recipes you tried?