This past week, I lost a dear friend of mine to her battle with cancer. I took the news harder than I thought I would as this friend is someone I’ve never physically met. But over the last few years we’ve made a bond that I held very dear to my heart. She always had a kind word, a sweet gift, or a heartfelt reminder to share with her friends. I sobbed upon hearing the news knowing her life was taken far too early being only in her early 40’s.
With the news of her passing, I decided I needed to make the most of my life, my days…because the saying ‘Life is short’ really hit home last week.
Since not being able to run very much due to family obligations, I’ve turned my fitness plans around working out at home in my basement with my daughters, running on the treadmill while watching chopped, and taking walks on my lunch breaks.
This weekend I showered my girls with fun, shopping, and facials. Total blog fail by not taking any pics. But we made the most of every moment and it felt great.
Tonight I decided to make a simple Sunday supper. Chicken wings, sautéed green beans, and cauliflower bites. I’d like to think my wings were somewhat healthy as I flash fried them in coconut oil before transferring into a 425 degree oven to bake. I also used seasoned gluten free flour to lightly coat the wings before frying…
But can you really say fried and healthy in the same sentence? hehe!
I saw a version of this recipe on Facebook and just HAD to tweak it to my liking!
1 head of cauliflower/3 cloves of garlic, steamed and blitzed in a food processor
In a large bowel: Add in 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon of low fat cream cheese, and 1 cup of shredded Colby jack cheese, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper and a teaspoon of parsley. Mix well, and add 2 more egg whites that have been beaten well. Spoon the mixture in to mini muffin tins that have been sprayed with non-stick spray and bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
How was your week? Have you ever lost a friend at such a young age? Any favorite high protein recipes you’d like to share?
Have a great day, y’all!
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