Tuesday, April 9, 2013


i'm so excited that i am (FINALLY) feeling better and back in the kitchen and the gym.  i once read that it takes 6 months to get in shape yet only 2 weeks to get out of it...YIKES! since i was out for almost a whole month i've got a lot of catching up to do. i am ready for the challenge and slowly working out 2 days on one day off. i can feel how i have lost my speed and strength but i am sure with consistency and determination i will back to my regular speed and slowly climb towards my small weekly goals.

this past month i have been sick twice with strep throat and my oldest on a  TWO WEEK spring break i have lagged in the kitchen. yesterday i spent most of my day in the kitchen chopping, cooking and cleaning loads of veggies, fruits, preparing my lean meats and boiling eggs for the week. last night i baked paleo muffins for Peter and i and today I am going to make these morsels of deliciousness. 

these muffins are so delicious and an easy grab when running out the door in the mornings.

blueberry lemon muffins by Diane Sanfilippo

6 eggs

1/2 cup butter or coconut oil, melted

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup grade B maple syrup (I used 100% pure maple syrup)

1 lemon, juice and zest

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 cup fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together the eggs, butter or oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and lemon juice/zest.

Sift in the coconut flour, salt, and baking soda. Once incorporated, fold in the blueberries. Line a muffin tin with parchment paper baking cups and fill each about 1/4 to 1/2 full (makes 12) Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes.

it feels good to be back into my healthy routine? What's yours?

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