The Daily Dish of a Nutrition Genius Week 6

_20141217_201253Hello my amigos and welcome back to week #6 of the Daily Dish of a Nutrition Genius!

Today was a fun day! First thing I did was take Kayda for a short 15 minute walk. I like to get her (and myself) out for at least a 30 minute walk but sometimes it gets split into two walks throughout the day. When I got back I had 12 oz of water with 1-1/2 tsp magnesium powder and the juice of 1/4 lemon. Next up it was coffee time. As you know, I feel strongly about #nocoffeenoworkie so I had to mix up my Merry Minty Mocha quickly before Sassy and I jumped on a call. Of course, we ended up talking for hours so I didn’t have the opportunity to eat breakfast but that’s okay because instead I had 3 Merry Minty Mochas, oops. Normally I don’t drink this much coffee and I don’t encourage you to either but it was tasting so delish and warming me up this morning that I chose that over breakfast. Cocoa is from a tree so that counts as a vegetable, right?

Just kidding, I promise I ate my veggies. You’re probably not going to believe me because I forgot to take a picture of them at lunch. Oops. I was too caught up in the other thing I was eating… nachos. Yes that’s right, even dietitians eat nachos. The difference is ours are  topped with killer real food ingredients. Sassy and I talked all about cheese this morning (podcast episode will air in a few weeks!) so naturally I began to crave the good stuff and then had a stroke of brilliance when looking in my fridge for lunch. You see, earlier this week I made a ground beef and liver meatloaf. I was trying a new recipe but it didn’t come out the way I wanted to (see it’s okay to make mistakes!). The taste definitely wasn’t ideal but it was still edible and I’m not into wasting food. My brilliant idea was to repurpose the liver meatloaf by crumbling up a piece and adding it on top of my organic blue corn chips. Great decision. I added a little extra salt and it perfectly covered up the ooops-I-screwed-up-this-recipe taste :). Next I shredded up some raw cave aged cheddar cheese (soooo good) and topped it with salsa made from all organic ingredients and organic chives. The picture looks much better on my instagram.

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Like I said, I also had veggies- about1-1/2 cups of raw broccoli. After this it was time for me to head to my office for a few hours. At some point while I was there I munched on the worlds biggest carrot. Seriously, this thing was massive. I took the picture next to the knife for size comparison…

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Crazy, right?! I had to chop that baby up. I also drank another 16 oz of water while there. At 5:30 I went to the gym with my friend Casey (see picture of tan summer us below) and crushed some strength training primarily focusing on shoulders, biceps, and triceps. I added in leg extensions, leg curls, and hip abductors because I got hit by a car two years ago and need to make sure I keep my knee and hip strength up. We finished out the gym sesh with some inclined walking.

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Fret not, my friends I’m fine. It is important for those of you who also have injuries to work with a professional who understands biomechanics and can help you build and maintain strength in your areas of weakness to prevent you from being a degenerate old person. And drink ya bone broth.

Speaking of drinking, I had another 16 oz of water with juice from 1/4 lemon when I got home. I was a starvin’ Marvin at this point and hurried to whipped up my bangin’ JB3 recipe- Jicama, Brussels sprouts, bacon, and blue cheese. Organic veggies, pasture raised bacon, and raw milk blue cheese. Luckily I had chopped the Brussels sprouts this morning so while the bacon was frying I sliced the jicama and it only took about 20 minutes to cook from start to finish. The JB3 recipe is in the Adventures of Sassy and Pearl :Harvest Edition eBook so if you want it make sure you subscribe to our mailing list!

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I love this recipe because although it does have bacon and blue cheese there is so much more jicama and Brussels in comparison it doesn’t feel like a heavy meal. You could also use it as a side dish if you like but I love it so much I’d rather eat it for an entire meal.  Nutritious and delicious. I think next time I’m going to add mushrooms.

After dinner Kayda and I took a 25 minute stroll around the ‘hood. She chased squirrels, they were driving her nutty. Get it? Cause they eat nuts? I’m hearing crickets.

Kay and I having a serious talk in my much blonder days...

Kay and I having a serious talk in my much blonder days…

As always, I had 12 oz of herbal tea before bed. Today’s choice was organic chamomile!

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