Hey guys! I hope you are all having a great week!
Yep, in an effort to break out of the pin everything in sight but never make it mentality, I am whipping myself into shape and gettin’ my bootay in the kitchen! I LOVE creating and sharing my own recipes (one of the many reasons I started this blog), but what I love even MORE is getting feedback from you guys when you’ve try something I’ve posted here on KMB.
Since I know how good it feels to hear someone say they enjoyed my recipes, I’ve decided to make this a series of sorts…
Why not SHARE the LOVE?
First off, you should know that Lauren is absolutely amazing! Her blog is real and whenever I read it, I feel like I’m back in Colorado talking with her face-to face. With her always on the go…teaching a MILLION classes at her gym, studying for her personal trainer certification exam, AND taking care of that cute little hubby of hers…I honestly don’t know how she still has the time to come up with such fabulous recipes!
Over the last few months, I’ve drooled over so many of her tasty-looking recipes vowing to try them in the near future…and that future just happened to be TODAY!
Three recipes…one day….total DELICIOUSNESS!
Breakfast: Lemon-Blueberry Protein Muffin
I really wanted to try the pancake version of her recipe, but with eminent face planting in my future after my 10 hour night shift, I opted for the micro version instead.
It cooked up in less than five minutes and was just oozing with blueberry goodness.
See that purple puddle underneath it? That is liquid Heaven right there folks! And the warm pockets of blueberries hidden within?
Smack yo mama! 😉
When I woke up later this afternoon, I figured I’d have something “breakfasty” like I usually do, but today, all I was craving was savory.
I rarely ever bake chicken in my house…I guess I just think it takes too long and would rather throw it in the grill pan and gratify myself in a matter of minutes…well, I don’t know how THAT got in my head because this only took 5 minutes to prepare, 20 minutes to cook, and about 2 seconds to devour!
Just look at that perfect pretzel coating!
Crispy and crunchy on the outside and moi- …umm…really NOT dry on the inside! 😉
And even though I mixed some up, it didn’t even NEED a dipping sauce!
Alongside some roasted tomatoes and zucchini (more of my “summer staples”), it was BEYOND AMAZING!
As soon as I finished up with lunch, I started prepping dinner. Not that I thought it would take that long, but because I needed to take pictures before I ran out of daylight! 😉
Dinner: We Got the “Beet” Burger
Ok, I’ll admit, the prep for this was a little bit more than I’m used to…cooking grains, sauteing onions, grating my
knuckles the beets…yeah, that beautiful red hue isn’t JUST from the beets! …just kidding! 😉
But even though my kitchen was in total disarray and my hands were COVERED in beet burger “meat” after I was done, as soon as I had my first bite, I realized it was ALL worth it!
Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, with a perfect sweet beet flavor!
And yes, for the record, I prettied up the plate, took pictures, and then covered it with plastic wrap and stuck it in the fridge for later. There, I’ve shared my blogger secret with ya! 😉
But more importantly, that record should also note that a beet burger on top of mixed greens with zucchini, pine nuts, kalamata olives, and this dressing is…
TO DIE FOR!!
And the best part? I have FIVE more burgers to eat for the rest of the week! I can’t wait to try them with a bit of melted goat cheese…definitely scheduling a grocery store run tomorrow 😉
Thank you Lauren for making my day so fantastically delicious! <3
Do you like beets? What is your favorite way to have them?
Have you tried any of Lauren’s recipes?