Fool Me Once – Jess Godwin

September 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

Protein Packed Egg White Muffins

February 19, 2014 § 1 Comment

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I know, I know…I said I would post this so very much sooner than I actually am. For that, I am sorry, I am definitely learning to work on my balancing act. So who loves breakfast? This girl. Which is funny because I never liked breakfast in the past. ever. I was rarely actually hungry in the morning and had the common misconception that breakfast packed far too many calories and sugars for a morning meal. WRONG. I’ve come to love breakfast and learned some new recipes of how to make the most out of this decadent morning meal to not only fuel my body with nutrients, but give me jolts of energy for my morning workouts!
And this one is easy peasy, folks. (you know those are my fav kinds of recipes)

What you’ll need:
–egg whites
–turkey bacon (Jennie O is the leanest I’ve found)
–spinach
–extras (this can be anything packed with fiber or protein) I use chick peas & chia seeds. Other options include bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, endless varieties!

What you’ll do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour your egg whites in a mixing bowl; if you’re using whites from a carton, ration out 1/4 cup per muffin. If you’re using regular eggs with separated whites, ration out one egg white per muffin. Add in the spinach and all your “extra” goodies.

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Next, using a nonstick muffin tin (if yours isn’t nonstick, use coconut oil or spray to coat), take a strip of turkey bacon and wrap around each muffin tin.

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Then, fill up each muffin tin roughly 3/4 full with the egg white mixture. Depending on what mixings you have, it can be difficult to spread them to each egg muffin evenly. Eventually, I just started using my fingers to place chick peas in each tin.

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Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the egg whites puff to the top. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from muffin tin.

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Here’s a peak of the nutritious and delicious goodies packed inside

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See, easy right? I love these little muffins because I’m usually dragging myself out of bed in the morning to get up and go workout. Knowing that I have these little things waiting for me in the fridge each morning definitely helps to kick start my day. I just pop them in the microwave for a minute and usually eat two before my workouts. If I’m doing cardio in addition to weight training, I’ll add in a gluten free blueberry waffle or greek yogurt with berries. What do you think? Any quick and easy recipes you use for a protein-filled breakfast?

Coffee Date

February 3, 2014 § 5 Comments

It has been so long and far overdue for me to post here. Have you ever had one of those tasks that you put off for so long that you don’t even know where to start to tackle it? Yeah, me too. So, I thought this was the perfect time to post a little coffee date to give a quick rundown and whats been going on with me.
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Instead of boring you with paragraph upon paragraph (yes, I could go on forever) I’ll resort to my OCD ways and put together a quick & dirty bulleted list of what I’ve been up to lately.

What I’ve done lately:
– celebrated the most wonderful little Christmas with my family
– spent NYE in Austin with my besties from childhood
– finished reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (so good! def recommend for those interested in social, political, & health related readings) side note – I can’t figure out how to underline :/ help
– finally got David hooked on bubble baths
– took too many bubble baths
– overdosed on scrumptious holiday goodies & overpriced brunches… and gained some “fluff” (ahem, see next bullet)
– got back onto my health kick & have been upping my daily protein
– started a weight training program
– got accepted for a Graduate Teaching Assistant (!!!)

What I plan on doing soon:
– finish reading Outliers (again, don’t know how to underline. help)
– finally get around to posting Liebster Award blog post! These two lovely ladies nominated me!! Unpack the Box! & alice in wonder
– post my new favorite protein breakfast recipe
– fill out my Practicum application for what site I want to complete my residency at (yay!)
– drink more green tea
– find new fav happy hour spots
– get a tan … haha yeah right, its still freezing

Here’s to staying more dedicated and putting more life into this blog!

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Saturday Bliss

January 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Why it’s Best Not to Give a Live Animal as a Gift

December 24, 2013 § 1 Comment

Originally posted on Houston SPCA Humane Education Blog:

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This holiday season you may be thinking of getting a new animal companion for your family or friends. Pets can make fantastic forever friends but only if you are prepared for the long term commitment and responsibility of pet ownership. The best part about getting a pet is knowing that they will be there for you for their entire lives!

Pets can live a really long time – seriously! Some smaller pets may live for only a couple of years but when you choose a cat, dog, bird, or reptile you are making the choice to spend 9-15 years or more with your pet! That is a really long time!

You are your pet’s person from the moment you bring them home. They will need you to provide all food, veterinary care, boarding, grooming, toys, beds, and so much more! If you give the gift of a pet, you are…

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