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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
what it looks like to be my belly.
Remember that time where you were like, Hey Alexis, show me what it looks like to be your belly.
Well, this is the time where I show you.
This is what breakfast looks like. Fat free milk with some kind of semi-healthy cereal. Have you tried the banana nut cheerios?! Seriously SO good! And look at that box, natural flavors. That's a big plus in my book. Plus there are always coupons for general mills in my sunday paper! I only have it with one piece of fruit, not two. Two looked better in the picture. But while we're talking, I should tell you that I price matched those nectarines for $.77 a pound! Holla for the monies!
p.s. why do macs make everything backwards?!
Welcome to lunch. This is what I like to call quinoa nachos. Take some cooked quinoa, microwave it with some shredded cheese, then pile it high with homemade freakin delicious salsa and hummus. I also broke up a piece of lean turkey meat and ate it with it. I had just danced for 2 hours and I wanted to get my protein in during that 45 minute window to build up muh bulging muscles! Did you know quinoa is super high in protein [a complete protien!] and iron? And it's really tasty too. Eat up kids!
Welcome to dinner! Looks good, don't it? Well, it was. Want some directions?!
Take two chicken breasts. Place in ziplock bag. Beat the poo out of them with the bottom of a pot. take them out of the bag and put them in a delicious bath [marinade] of Itallian dressing, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and itallian seasoning. Ask me how much of what and I would have no idea. couple shakes here, couple splashed there. I don't think you can really go wrong. This was honestly probably the best flavored chicken I've ever had. The acids from the vinegar and lemon juice, along with beating the poo out of it, tenderize the meat to perfection! Marinade a few hours.
Then you beat it into some bread crumbs and pop it in the oven at 350 til done. Don't you love my specific recipes? You can grill it too. Then you put a layer of that same delicious avacado cilantro hummus that starred my lunch, then pile it high with veggies! We used roma tomatoes (also price matched at $.77 a pound!) and romain lettuce. It would have been super good with cucumbers, but we didn't have any. Please make this. Then we can talk about our salivating taste buds together, yes? Really, you'll thank me!
We finished off dinner with a smoothie. We threw a peach and a ton of strawberries in the blender with some ice and a few spoonfuls of yogurt. It was the perfect summer treat!
Now you really want to be my belly don't you?
actually. it doesn't exactly look like that. Mash everything together and add in some nasty stomach acids.
I'm just now noticing how I ate a boatload of fruit and not much veggies. Welcome to Summer I guess! :)
Want to hear some other exciting news?
Check out my sweet new color combo!
Tell me you don't love the purple and green together. Actually, don't tell me. That's the opposite point I'm trying to make. I wore it with a brown knee-length skirt and floral print wedges...which made my sorefromdance muscles feel like I had 30 pound ankle weights on. Lesson learned.
There you have it. Add in some dance class, some muscles-that-are-so-sore-it-hurts-to-dress-yourself, and some working-for-a living and you'd have a day in the life of me! Oh, add in pinching my husbands bum. And a shower- I don't want you to think I don't shower. And some cuddle time after dinner. And maybe some laundry. And some dishes. And some more laundry. Okay, I'm really done now.
What's your favorite part of the day?
oh. I almost forgot. Want to hear something funny?
me: You are freaking awesome!
Clint: New York New York Mischa Barton.
que blank stare
Clint: That's what voice recognition said when I meant: "You are wifey!"