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Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts
1/2 cup (125 mL) pecans or almonds
6 cups (1.5 L) Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1 small red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges
2 tbsp (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
1/4 cup (60 mL) maple syrup
2 tsp (10 mL) cider vinegar
In small metal cake pan, toast nuts in 350°F (180°F) oven until fragrant, 5 to 10 minutes. Coarsely chop and set aside. In roasting pan, toss together brussels sprouts, onion, oil, salt and pepper. Roast in 425°F (220°C) oven, stirring occasionally, until tender and edges are browned, about 30 minutes. Add nuts, maple syrup and vinegar; toss to combine. Roast for 5 minutes. Makes 4 servings.
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Today I was on the go with a 1 year old and 4 year old. I don't like to spend more than a few minutes making anything during the day. And I've found the key is having things prepped ahead of time like lettuce washed and chopped, veggies washed and chopped, home-made bars ready to go, boiled eggs ready, etc. Today wasn't the healthiest of days but it was still fairly "clean", whole food meals and snacks...and I spent minimal time in the kitchen. Here is what today looked like:
6:00 large glass of water
6:30 Black coffee with a nut and seed bar. These are actually more ideal as an afternoon snack but I ran out of protein powder for my usual breakfast bar. These are really good! They do contain sugar in the form of honey so I try to limit myself...I TRY to. Side note: I love my quiet mornings when everyone else is still asleep. I highly recommend it. I compromise by going to bed earlier but I start the day off on a much better note when I have that time to myself first thing. I'm a happier mama! Another good thing about going to bed earlier is that I don't eat as much and I eat better. The longer I stay up, the more I eat...and who wants eat anything other than carbs or sugar at night?!?
9:00 Green Smoothie. Heading to the city so I made a quick shake to drink in the car. This one is blueberries, spinach, avocado, banana, almond milk and a splash of coconut milk.
11:30 Coffee and flax bar (they are actually called "Colon Cleanser" so if you aren't used to high fibre get ready for your colon to get cleansed :)! I buy them at London Drugs. They are primarily flax with some dates and raisins. Anytime I am away with the kids for at least a few hours, I pack up some snacks for them and myself. This prevents us from picking up something greasy from the drive thru. I often get a coffee for the drive home though. I actually love that time because I know it is time when I can just sit, enjoy a podcast, a coffee and a snack. That doesn't happen too much at home as I know you mamas can relate. So I always try to make the most of this time.
12:30 Gluten free BLT, salad and veggie sticks. I rarely buy gluten free bread so this was a treat.
4:30 We had an early supper. It was just the kids and I for supper so I gathered up what was already cooked from the fridge. The salad has romaine, onion, bacon, chicken, sunflower seeds and pickles (anyone else love pickles in their salad or just me?), with a home-made balsamic dressing and a bit of leftover baked potato. The kids had chicken, raw veggies and leftover Annie's Organic Mac and Cheese.
I have some creamy coconut milk left in the fridge so I plan on having a "Guilt-Free Shamrock Shake" this evening. I also will likely have more nut and seed bar. The shake is frozen banana, a bit of honey (optional), spinach, coconut milk and almond milk, and ice. Try it! It's so good!
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Hi, I'm Teri!
I'm a wife, a mom of two and a student of nutrition. My focus is to simplify clean eating in a busy world that involves caring for young kids. Changing my diet has drastically changed the way I feel so I love to share my knowledge and my journey. My mission is to help mom's feel better so they can enjoy this precious time of thier life more and have the energy to do so. It is possible!