week bliss

Getting through the week can be rough. Especially on a Thursday when you are so close to the weekend you can taste it.

For me, clean eating makes cooking so exciting which in turn makes the week that much more enjoyable and the weekend a simple add on to a terrific 5 days.

This week, I’ve been cooking with my 3 healthy essentials: coconut oil, lemon and spices! Honestly with those 3 you can make some of the most lip-smacking good meals and/or snacks.

I started the week off with my infused water and fruity cereal, which you can can get the deets on here An important breakfast to start off your day with is vital and a drink that can keep you not only hydrated but energized and that doesn’t contain tons of sugar grams is a complete must.

I continued on my week with a nourishing and scrumptious dinner where half my plate was veggies (a new feat for me)

First I marinated some chicken breast with a little honey, three slices of lemon and a squirt of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce. I let the mixture sit for an hour.

Then, I added some coconut oil to my sliced potatoes in a bowl. I know people say stay away from carbs but I’m a true believer in the “everything in moderation” rule. With those potatoes I added in a few different spices all of which are my personal favourites. I then placed the potatoes around the chicken breast so they could soak up the flavours.

I placed the tin-foiled covered pan in the oven at 425 for 45 minutes.

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Once the chicken and potatoes were good and cooking I started in on the mushrooms. Cooking at a medium temp on the stove, the mushrooms, some coconut oil, onions and a smidgen of garlic were all added together. Once that aroma was wafting around and the mushrooms looked nice and golden, I added in the asparagus with long cut pieces of the eggplant and zucchini. I personally love the taste of asparagus but if you aren’t a fan, eggplant and zucchini are great ways to get vitamins and add veggies to a dish without being overwhelming in taste.

The end product turned out to be absolutely scrumptious with a small lemon, honey, barbecue chicken breast just adding to the flavours.

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Everything was so delicious and it felt even better to know I was eating healthily. Bonus: I had left overs!

I honestly love looking forward to something everyday and enjoy having a positive outlook of the week as something to have fun with rather than a necessary evil. Luckily for me, I love making nutritious and delicious meals which make the week look that much more delicious and something to look forward to.

Cheers to whatever your week bliss might be.

Love and legumes,
ashleyjaytarver

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