5ks and tees

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What a day yesterday! So much fun, exercise, family and friends. I started the day off with a 5km run with 2 ladies from town. It was a race to raise money and awareness for POGO an organization that helps children with cancer and their families. The race raised over $15,000 which is incredible for the first year. It was the perfect day for a run too – sunny but not hot, a nice cool breeze and I got to help someone complete their first 5k run! Plus it had awesome prizes, swag, food and we got a medal!

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After that it was home to freshen up and off to the course! I played in Tavistock with my fiancée and parents! What a great little course. It’s only a 60 par but the holes are challenging! Lots of water, brush and dog legs. The best part was I was killing my irons! I didn’t hit a bad iron shot all round! I was crushing my 5 iron like 160+ yards!!!!

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After that it was home for a BBQ, with corn on the cob, a glass of wine and the ALS ice bucket challenge, thanks Meg! All in all a great Sunday!

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Sunday Rockout!

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It was hard waking up Monday and not because I had to be at work…no no I was off…woohoo! I was up super late Sunday rocking out to some 80’s music in Toronto! Alice Cooper and Motley Crue all in one night! Talk about a stellar line up…2nd time seeing Alice and 3rd seeing Motley. Awesome music, great landscape (Toronto lighting up as the night went on!) and fun hanging out with my cuz. Oh and who could forget the street meat 🙂

I seriously should have been a teenager in the 80’s!

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Weekend Recipe Success X2

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This weekend was full of family time, good food and tea! Friday night I got to hang out with my tea team for training, laughs and tea! Saturday was painting pottery with my mom; we created it for mother’s day and painted it for her birthday. I can’t wait to see how they turn out! At night we had a fire with the family and my cousins. Yesterday was FOOD TRUCK day and shopping for the charity Send em off smiling! What an awesome day! I got to eat amazing food, schnitzel poutine and chicken mango grilled cheese, and I got to help out some local children in need by getting them all set for the first day of school with supplies and clothes!

I had some free time between all that fun stuff so I decided to get creative with a few of my meals. I’m starting to love experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes and personal creations. It’s keeping things fresh so I’m not eating the same thing every week! I’ve also started experimenting more with protein as I’ve upped my intake to keep me fuller longer so I can stick to my 3 meals a day.

I’m on day 4 of my 3 meals a day goal and I’m doing great! Day 1 was super hard but after increasing my protein the last few days have been much easier.

I hope you enjoy these delicious recipes

Turkey Schnitzel
Thin cut Turkey Breasts
Flour (Gluten Free for me!)
1 Egg
Bread Crumbs (Also Gluten Free)
Salt & Pepper
Paprika
Thyme
Rosemary
Garlic Powder
Onion Salt
Vegetable Oil

Put about 3/4 cup of flour in a bowl
Put 1 egg in a bowl and whisk
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl (use as much or as little spices as you like based on your taste buds….I used a lot rosemary, thyme and paprika because I like them)

Dip turkey in flour then egg then bread crumb mixture, coating completely at all stages
Heat a thin layer of oil in a pan and cook turkey until done, about 5-10 min per piece

Eat and enjoy 🙂

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes
Pancake mix (Gluten Free for me!)
Protein Powder (I like Vega or Progressive)
PB2 (Powdered Peanut Butter….this stuff is awesome for smoothies)
Cocao powder

Mix pancake mix together following instructions (use 1 portion of the dry and 2 portion of the wet ingredients)
Add 1-2 scoops of protein powder
Add 1 spoonful of Cocao powder
Add 2-4 spoonfuls of PB2 (depending on how peanut buttery you want it….I add 4 because I can’t get enough peanut butter flavour)

Heat up pan and cook pancakes

Top with peanut butter and/or maple syrup or eat plain your choice….I added extra peanut butter crunchy style…oh yeah!

Eat all the pancakes

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