Whole30 Day 6/30

Where to begin on my day. Lets just say that today was not the day for me. I woke up to get ready for my 9:30am physical therapy appointment. I made myself breakfast and got all the pets fed and taken out for a potty break. Grabbed my water and headed out the door- only to find that my car would not start. UGH! After trying to be patient and let it sit for a few minutes, I tried again and no dice. So, physical therapy had to be cancelled, and AAA had to be called. The tech came out, checked my battery and the battery works! BUT! My starter was dead. Double UGH! I called my mechanic immediately while the car was running (the AAA tech banged my starter and got the car running) and drove it straight up to him. $300 later, my car runs and I was able to take care of the oil change I’ve been meaning to get to all at once. Ugh. I was then racing home to shower and do my hair and makeup for a very important appointment that was a 30-40 minute drive away. I left the appointment still in the funk leftover from this morning, hit the grocery store for some protein and headed home for dinner. I made a new YouTube video (for those of you who want to watch it, go here.) And then I listened to the Boston Crusaders perform their show Conquest at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy via the internet. (My brother marches Baritone- EAT EM UP BOSTON!) Anywho. I got the great news that Douglas will be coming home TOMORROW and not Monday, so I am very excited to see him. 6 1/2 weeks on the road (minus the 12 hours he got to come home)- I sure am ready to see him!

Now lets get to the pictures of my meals and get on with our night…. haha

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Breakfast 8:30AM

Smoothie (pineapple, strawberries, cranberry juice) and a scrambled egg. Enough to keep me full until later.

12:00PM Apple Pie Larabar. Thank goodness I threw some of these in my bag before I rushed to get my car fixed. I would’ve been grumpy!!!

Lunch 2:15 PM

No picture because I literally threw my two leftover Aidells sausages into the pan until they were warm enough and ran out the door and had to eat them plain while I drove to my appointment. Glad they were easy (and pre cooked!) It was enough to get me through until dinner.

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Dinner 6:30PM

Baked salmon, leftover baked red potatoes and fruit salad (banana and navel orange) and Cherry Lime LaCroix. Very tasty.

I will note that I found myself longing for a pizza the most today to somewhat nurture myself because of how crappy the day truly was for me. Its nuts how we turn to food to make us happy!

I was talking to my Grandma on the phone today and she asked how my Whole30 was going. I told her that there are some habits that I am really enjoying and will continue when my time is up, but I honestly can’t wait to have a few naughty things and I can not WAIT to bake some new things and taste test them all.

Have a good one y’all,

Sarah Montana

Quick & Easy Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal

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1/2 cup Trader Joes Rolled Oats (cooked following instructions on bag)
1/2 cup applesauce
1 apple diced into small chunks
Cinnamon to taste (I like a lot. I just shook some in until it tasted how I like it)
1 tbsp maple syrup, honey or agave
1 tbsp light brown sugar
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 325*F
2. Put all ingredients into a bowl (except brown sugar).
3. Spoon into 2 creme brûlée ramekins.
4. Put brown sugar on top
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes
6. Turn oven to broil and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes.
7. LET COOL. (You’ll burn your mouth!)
8. I topped mine with cream, but you could put any kind of milk, coconut cream, whipped cream….whatever tickles your fancy.
9. Enjoy!!

Have a good one, y’all,
Sarah Montana

3 – Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

I’m calling these breakfast cookies because I want an excuse to eat these whenever I want. Like most women, chocolate rules my life so if I can put it in something, I generally do. So lets get down to business, because it’s breakfast time somewhere!!!

3 – Ingredient Cookies
(Which are totally customizable to make them yours!!!)

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1 medium sized banana, that’s just starting to get its brown spots
1 cup quick oats
1/2-1 cup chocolate chips
(You can add anything to these, just about. Chopped nuts? Why not! A sprinkle of brown sugar! Yes!! Cut up fruit?! Why didn’t I think to put my strawberries in these?! Ugh. I fail!!)

Preheat your oven to about 325*F
Mash up the banana in a bowl. Then add the oats. You can add more or less oats as you please. Then add your extra fixins and stir up to combine. Put some parchment paper on a cookie sheet, and scoop some ‘dough’ out with your hands. I made enough for 3 good size cookies. I mashed them together a bit and shaped them into a cookie and flattened them to a good even thickness and put on the cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. I think I did 23 because I wanted some extra brown-ness on the bottom.
Remove and eat up! I melted some cookie butter to put on one of them and oh. My. God.

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Have a good one, y’all!
Sarah Montana