How’s your Monday (or Tuesday!) going?! I tackled some major cleaning (AKA dog hair removal) in the house and tried two amazing new pumpkin recipes.
I was definitely in winter mode when I planned the menu for this week. But then today it was in the seventies and oppressively sunny — I even got a little red when I was out running with Pippa. Oops!!!
Paleo Pumpkin Turkey Chili (adapted from here)
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 green + 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 tsp coconut oil for sautéing
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- Simply Organic Spicy Chili seasoning packet
- 2 cans crushed/diced tomatoes
- Optional — add some chicken/vegetable broth for desired consistency.
Sautée onions and peppers. Add ground turkey and cook thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients and simmer!
Simple, right? We loved it. I think we’ll alternate between this recipe and PaleOMG’s Smoky Bacon Turkey all winter.
I knew Kevin would be looking for dessert.
I made this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Brownies, and they are so perfectly soft and gooey. I cut the pan into 16 so according to my calculations, they’re a bit over 100 calories a piece. By the way, I did use just regular old sugar instead of agave or other sweetener. I was worried about getting a weird consistency if I used a liquid sweetener.
Tried this brand of Greek yogurt today — because it was on sale at Target this week. It was okay. Not my Fage!! It tasted more like regular nonfat yogurt than the creamy Greek versions I’m used to now!
I tried a new flavor of Sabra hummus — Tuscan Herb. It was so good as a salad dressing. Underneath there, I had romaine, broccoli slaw, and cabbage slaw!! Doing a little damage control after the pizza & pumpkin candies!! Pepitas were another fun topping. I also had some sweet potato fries on the side (obviously).
- 3.15 miles walk/jogging with Pippa — part of the time spent talking on the phone to my sister, Hannah (YTB!)
- 2 miles on arc trainer
- 2.4 miles hills on treadmill
I did cardio machines because I saw Blonde Ponytail post that CrossFit Games would be on ESPN2. And Kevin was more than happy to alternate between football & baseball!
What’s your favorite cleaning chore? Washing dishes. There’s always an end in sight. Not so with removing dog hair from the floors!
How many pics do you take each day? I think today’s import was 84. The dogs were super cute. And I chose to take dinner pictures in really bad lighting. Lol. I think a typical day might be 50? That’s probably a modest estimate.