Saturday, August 22, 2015

Piña Colada Protein Shake

I whipped up this protein shake for Dathan & I post-workout today, and then ran here to the blog to get it up for you guys.  

Pineapple & coconut is one of my favorite flavor combos out there... especially in the summertime!  But, since fall is about to hit, and "Pumpkin Spice Everything" will rule the world... I figured I'd better hurry!

Give this a try before summer comes to an end.  It's thick, creamy, delicious, & easy!  Enjoy!

Monday, August 17, 2015

DIY: Baby Organizer Gift

Something different for the "just Jessie B blog" today!  I recently went to a baby shower for a brand new mommy-to-be, and wanted to get creative with my gift for her.  So, I went where we all go when in need of inspiration... Pinterest!

I loved this idea that I found from blogger Meredith over at "UnOriginal Mom".  She was once gifted, and then later recreated, this DIY organizer-- perfect for any mom-to-be.  Functional gifts make me happy~ so I decided to make a trip (or two) to Target, and got started on this awesome project!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Classic Baked Chicken

Sometimes I feel like the queen of boring recipes.  But, like this chicken, they all seem to have their place in our meal rotations around here.  

I love taking a simple recipe & perfecting it.  I like it when I feel like a recipe is foolproof-- that way I can make it in a pinch & not think twice (or wonder if it's going to be cooked through or not).

This chicken is juicy, tender, and cooked to perfection.  It's an easy addition to so many meals:  salads, pasta dishes (like my Paleo Chicken Alfredo Pasta), wraps, etc.  Plus, it saves really well-- so is great for lunches throughout the week!

Here's my how-to with a few tips for my favorite, go-to recipe for classic baked chicken.  I hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

What I Ate: A Healthy Balance Under 1200 Calories!

Hi guys!  
During my recent blogging hiatus, my diet has shifted a little.  I haven't been eating "Perfectly Paleo", and have let a few things slip in here and there.  And, well... to be honest... I'm feeling pretty happy about it!  My diet feels balanced, and I am enjoying some of the foods I've missed.  I've actually lost more than a few pounds over the past month too~ which is just fine with me!

I'm still avoiding soy, gluten, and overall processed foods as much as I can...  Just enjoying things in moderation, and listening to my body regarding how I feel after each meal and over time as well.  Small amounts of dairy & grains here and there haven't been upsetting my system, so I've just sort of "gone with it".

I'm currently trying to shed a few more pounds of fat, while getting back into exercising regularly & building some strength back.  This was a day where I did not work out, so I felt pretty good about the lower calorie count.  Still always trying to keep my protein up, and get in some good carbs.  Check at the bottom of the post for calories & macros for the day!  :)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Paleo Pizza Bake

I threw a teaser out about this recipe over on my Instagram, way too long ago, and never got around to posting it.  So, without further ado, here is my Paleo-friendly pizza bake-- where I toss all my favorite pizza toppings over some shredded squash, mixed up with some sauce, and call it "close enough" to the real deal (without the guilt).

Go ahead & add in any of your favorite pizza toppings, and make it your own!  You can also spice it up any way you like;  I just kept mine simple.

Also, to make life even easier... you can skip shredding the squash and just give it a quick chop!  The choice is yours.

Hope you enjoy  :)