Native American Side Dish (and more)

Hello friends, hope you are holding up in this heat!


I headed to the gym (the one up by where I work) for shoulders and arms then took a very intense but awesome spin class. The woman had us do squats on the bike and really pushed us to ride “through the sand” as she said. She got off the bike for a few songs and would come over to different people and really help push them by giving them counts and dancing along. I really enjoyed the class! I did a little core work on the stability ball, which I totally felt today!

After that I did some food shopping and Monday meal prep since I couldn’t do it on the weekend.


This week’s meal is TJs apple chicken sausage, peppers and onions and sweet potatoes! I may try my hand at making homemade tortillas to turn this into a quesadilla.

After that I relaxed by the pool then came home to a delicious dinner cooked by my Dad. He had been traveling to Arizona and bought a Native American cookbook and decided to try out one of the side dishes.

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Ingredients (let’s see if I can remember): corn, purple potatoes, peppers, pickled cactus, sage, pancetta, and butternut squash. I think there were a few ingredients we couldn’t find but holy amazingness. I totally stole leftovers to have this week 😉

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He also grilled up some yummy turkey burgers and I added some fresh veggies on the side!


Woke up nice and early to beat the heat for Speed Work!

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2.5 mile warm up run at an easy pace. At the track: 5 x 4 minutes at tempo pace. 2.5 mile cool down run at easy pace.

After that a delicious breakfast!

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I made The Cookie ChRUNicles berry and quinoa mix just to have more carbs to re-fuel. I couldn’t add the blueberries (allergy) and instead of honey I used my new peanut butter honey mixed in. I paired this with butternut squash, two hard boiled eggs, and a banana with the holy amazingness cinnamon raisin peanut butter (I can’t get over how good this stuff is).

I then did some cleaning and organizing as my old roommate moved out and a new one moved in, so I am trying to get the place all nice and clean and organized!

After cleaning up a storm I refueled with a big ol’ delish salad (with the Native American dish on the side):


Later on I visited with my godson (who is sickies 😦 ) and his mommy (one of my best friends) and now I am relaxing until my kickball game. I secretly wish it would rain so it would be cancelled, but I don’t think I’m going to get lucky this week.

What is your favorite nut butter? I don’t know if I can answer this question.

What do you put on your big ol’ salad? Arugula, shredded carrots, TJs grilled chicken, raisins, tomatoes, chick peas, and avocado with balsamic dressing and a sweet potato on the side!






2 thoughts on “Native American Side Dish (and more)

  1. I am so glad you tried out the peanut butter and berry quinoa! Even if without the blueberries, it is still delicious. I may start making it for breakfast more often in place of oatmeal. Or with oatmeal!

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