Holiday meal planning can be stressful enough without trying to accomodate everyone's preferences and lifestyles. Take the pain out of planning with this collection of unique and delicious paleo friendly options. Make one, five or twenty of these recipes and you'll please everyone when it comes to meal time.
A few months back Kyle and I made a trip to Cleveland to spend some time with our friends. I like to joke that Cleveland is the armpit of America, because really? What is there to do in Cleveland? Turns out, a lot. Cleveland is actually a pretty cool city with a cool downtown and a nice nightlife. It also had some really good food. 100% I judge every city I visit based on the food I get to eat. I think I must have made that pretty clear because George (our friend who lives out there) pulled out pretty much all the stops when it came to food.
All of last week's workouts! This was the last full week of SWEAT's 30 day holiday prep challenge, so I jammed in as many classes as I could! I had actually planned on going to two classes on Monday, but stupid me forgot my shoes at home. Seriously, WHO DOES THAT?!
The more days that pass, the more days that chia seeds are taking the world by storm. And why they shouldn't they? On top of boasting 10 ounces of fiber per ounce of chia seeds, they are full of vitamins/nutrients like Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus and Protein. They're also high in antioxidants, which help guard the body from toxins. Unlike flax seeds, which need to be ground for someone to absorb their nutrients, chia seeds can remain whole. This makes their use in baking, cooking, eating, etc. endless!
Normally, I try and do a fairly even split between workouts at SWEAT, running and at-home routines but for the next few weeks these are going to be pretty SWEAT heavy. That's because they are in the middle of a 30 day holiday prep challenge! For 30 days, you go to as many classes as you can, get a punch on my card each time and then win prizes for each 5 you complete. They ran their first challenge back in April and I absolutely loved it, so I clearly had to sign up for this one too.
I'm constantly drooling over chia seed puddings and parfaits on Instagram, but I never make them at home. I don't really know why. I love that they are so easy to make so I can do tons at once. And then I can be really, really lazy in the morning and not do a single thing in order to eat breakfast. Or really lazy when I want a snack. Or lazy when I want a dessert... You get the point.