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Weekend with the fam

This weekend was so nice. Loryn, my best friend since 3rd grade (!) and I drove up to Waco to stay with my mom and Steve. We watched lots of movies, went out on the lake, and cooked up a storm.

Breakfast Parfait

Bottom layer: 1/4 cup oat bran microwaved for 1 minute with 1/3 cup coconut milk then stuck in the freezer until cool

Middle layer: Plain greek yogurt with mashed melted frozen banana and vanilla

Top layer: 2 tbsp cashew butter and nana slices

Chili Zuch Fries

Slice a large zucchini and summer squash into thin rounds. Spray a pan with canola oil. Distribute the rounds around the pan and spray with canola oil again. DOUSE in chili pepper. Add a sprinkling of cayenne pepper and fresh ground sea salt and pepper. Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes. Stir around and broil for a couple minutes, until darker brown. If you want them to be crispier, squeeze out excess water with a towel before baking.

A beautiful dinner! Lobster, salad, burgers, and squash fries!

Light Watermelon Margaritas

Blend: 3 cups watermelon, half a peeled lime, 2 shots tequila, 1 shot cointreau, dash of salt, ice

Hug a Fat!

This post is for Chocolate Covered Katie’s hug a fat month! Woot!

I eat  different variations of squash fries all the time. This is probably my favorite. Coconut butter makes the best topping, but ketchup is good too!

Recipe: Serves 1-2

Cut a butternut squash in half longways and then chop into thin slices. Depending on how hungry you are you can use the whole squash or just half. Spray a large pan with canola oil and put on medium-high heat (a 4 on my stovetop). Arrange the slices face  down on the pan and cover with a plate or lid. Cook on that side for about 10 minutes and then flip and recover. Cook until soft and brown to your liking. Top with salt and coconut butter or ketchup or whatever!

Also pictured is a salmon burger…

Benefits:

Butternut squash * A great source of Vitamin C, A, potassium, manganese, and folate. It is also very high in fiber and water content!

Coconut butter * High in fat, but mostly the good kind! Fat is key for practically all metabolic processes. It is also what makes up our cell membranes and some vitamins can only dissolve in fat! So if you eat a non fat diet, you are missing out on many key nutrients.