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Well, week 2 of the 100 Days of Real Food Challenge has come to a close.  Here are some of the highlights 🙂  Hope you Enjoy!!

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Bulgur (recipe from Emily @ DailyGarnish.com).  I also had a salad on the side with a little of the same lemon vinaigrette that was in the bulgur. The bulgur was amazing!  I can’t wait to have it again!  Definitely staying on my list of go to recipes.  Also, look what I got…

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Ball canning jars!!  I bought these to make my pantry more organized…  Thank Emily for the great idea!!

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I also made some…

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Homemade granola… This stuff is addicting! (Adapted from 100 Days of Real Food). I did everything the same I just added some walnuts and I used whole flaxseed.  I also skipped the seeds because I just didn’t have any at the time.  One morning I added a banana to the granola and added some milk..  Yummy!

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For lunch one day I had a salad…

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With homemade hummus! So good (for the recipe click here)!!  For dinner that night I made…

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Black bean tacos on homemade tortillas (recipe here).  My tortillas where a little darker because I used 100% whole wheat flour.  Next time I am going to use 100% white whole wheat flour.  To the tacos I added a little rice, black beans, onion, yellow pepper, cheese and greek yogurt! Yum!  For dessert that night I made…

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Banana Bread (recipe here)!!! Really good just out of the over but…

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So much better the next day when it sat in the refrigerator all night!!  Another night for dessert I made…

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A fruit smoothie… In the mix was orange juice, banana, and frozen raspberries and blueberries. I love fruit smoothies!!

For lunch one day I had…

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A waffle peanut butter and honey sandwich with a days worth of fruit! I was starving that day!!  I loved that I could freeze the homemade waffles and all I had to do was pop them into the toaster!

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For a snack one day I had the left over hummus and made some pita chips from some Whole Wheat pitas I had in the pantry and I also had some yellow pepper too…

Saturday morning I was trying to find something fast for breakfast…

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Oatmeal with milk and the toppings were unsweetened coconut, almonds, and a little drizzle of honey!!  Later the day I made…

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homemade bread and some (recipe here)…  For my first attempt at making bread it turned out pretty good although it didn’t rise much in the oven but it was still really good!! and while that was cooking I also made…

Peanut butter and honey blondies (recipe here)…  They are pretty darn good.  I also added some fresh whipped cream with a little maple syrup added to it.  It was so good that I didn’t even get a chance to take a picture.

Well, that was my week all wrapped up into one post!! I am trying to get all of this homework done and it is just crazy!  And the craziness is going to continue because I have decided to take a spring class and two summer classes!  I am just ready to get out of school and start my career.  Well, I am off to get some more homework done! Later 🙂

*xoxo* Crystal

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I don’t know what it was but I was just so tired last night that I didn’t get around to a post so I am going to do it now.

Snack

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A couple hours after I ate lunch I was starting to get hungry again so I sliced up an apple, banana and with some peanut butter.  Since the only ingredient in the peanut butter is peanuts I sprinkled a little sea salt on it.

Dinner

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We are seriously starting to run out of food in this house so I have to do some major grocery shopping soon but I did finally find something to make.  I make some brown jasmine rice, with a mixture of black beans, cherry tomatoes (seeded), onion and cayenne pepper.  On the side I chopped up a sweet potato and roasted it.  I also added a little greek yogurt on top of the rice but I didn’t get a picture of it because I was already a quarter of the way through eating when I thought about using it.  So good!!

Well, I have some things I have to do before Detroit Tigers tickets go on sale this morning!  I am hoping I can get good seats for opening day.  Oh, almost forgot, there is a yummy breakfast coming up this morning!

*xoxo* Crystal

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OK, I know yummus isn’t a word but I thought it was fun… haha!  As you all know yesterday I was going to make a recipe but I couldn’t because I didn’t have lemon.  My plan was to make hummus and the recipe I have I needed to add lemon. So last night a went searching for a different recipe and I came across Allie’s avocado hummus on Live Laugh Eat.  No lemon in this recipe and so simple.

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First I took a can of chickpeas, rinsed and poured into the food processer.

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Then added the avocado (starting to go a little bad),

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the rest of the ingredients and processed until smooth.  In the end it will look like this…

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After making the hummus I made…

Lunch

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Avocado hummus and tomatoes on Great Harvest Honey whole wheat bread.  Definitely a great combinations.  Now I just have to start planning for dinner soon and I have no ideas yet.

*xoxo* Crystal

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This afternoon I was all ready to make one of the recipes that I had planned to make come to find out that we didn’t have any lemons.  I was so sad that I couldn’t make it.  So now I have to either wait until I get some lemons or just make the recipe without.  I am thinking I will wait.  Due to not having a lemon on hand I had to also think of something else to have for lunch.  I had everything planned out and then when it all went wrong I needed to find something fast because I was starving.

Lunch

Two pieces of honey whole wheat bread, all natural peanut butter, a drizzle of organic honey and raisins on the side.  Since the only ingredient in the peanut butter is peanuts I also added a little sea salt to it.

Once I was done eating lunch I decided to do a little research on real foods since I am doing this 100 Days of Real Food Challenge.  So far I real haven’t found anything that I didn’t already know and some things that I am not sure are correct.  So this means I have some more research to do.

Doing all this research on food was making me hungry so I decided to make some dinner.

Dinner

Tonight I made a sweet potato topped with black beans (added a small onion, garlic and cayenne pepper to the beans), salt and pepper.  Then I made one of the recipes I found online: Oven roasted carrots and kale. This is the first time I had ever tried kale and it wasn’t bad.  I thought it tasted better mixed with the black beans though.  Now I am full and going to go do some work.  Have a wonderful night!

*xoxo* Crystal

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