Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl + Jess from Hello To Fit to create awesome healthy recipes each week! Today’s theme = Kitchen Cleanse!
Hello, my friends! I am in rather joyous spirits because my nutrition elective was approved!!! I’ll be working with a dietitian who provides meal planning + preparation guidance for all ages, grocery store tours + money saving tips, specialized diet nutritional guidance, nutrition coaching for athletes, and Nutrigenomix testing!
I’m super excited, because, weird as it may seem, physicians really don’t get all that much in-depth training in nutrition. It’s something I’ve always been interested in (EXB 116: Nutrition For Physically Active Persons was actually the course that sent me packin’ my bags from a Biological Sciences major to an Exercise Biology major. …But I never got to take it because it was only offered every other year and…the professor who taught it went on sabbatical the year I was going to take it. Dash my hopes and dreams, would you!? ;_;
I’m also down another interview! :] I think it went well, partly because my housemate asked one of them how I did and she said it went well and that she liked me. We ended up talking ~15 minutes past each of the 3 1/2-hour slots allotted with each of my interviewers because we were having awesome conversations. Powerlifting is apparently a really great conversation topic, and they really liked the name of our med school band (The Vagal Tones)!
Long long ago, I obtained several bags of lentils for $1 each (yay for Manager’s Specials at Kroger!). …But for the longest time, I had no idea what the hecks to make with them. (Don’t judge me–I’d just never cooked with lentils before!) I don’t think I ever even had lentils until a couple years ago. :O
Crockpot Lentil Sloppy Joes
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 3/4 cup red lentils
- 3/4 cup green lentils
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- red pepper flakes, to taste
- 1 tomato, diced
- your choice of bread
- Combine all ingredients other than the bread/buns into crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until lentils are tender.
- Serve on bread!
- For The Fit Dish, I shared some of my favorite songs/genres of music for my power playlist! If you’re stuck in a music rut and want some new songs to listen to, go check it out! 😀
- The #BehindTheBlogger theme this time around was, “It will all make sense someday,” so I shared a piece of my life that I’ve never written about publicly. (I’ve never been much of a share-my-feelings type of person, so I really appreciate your kind words! <3)
- It was National Nut Day yesterday, so we at The Recipe ReDux decided to celebrate with nut-themed recipes! Check out my recipe for Honey Nut Banana Milk, and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a bottle of Mighty Nut powdered peanut butter in the flavor of your choice! :]
- What do you have wayyy too much of in your kitchen? I hope my next place-of-residence (student housing) has a kitchen! *-*
- What are you doing this weekend? I’m crashing this weekend in New Jersey with one of my housemates from grad school! I haven’t seen her since I graduated, so I’m really excited about this semi-impromptu visit! :D! I’ll be going there again later on this year to interview, but it’s part of my 4-interviews-in-3-days-in-3-states mess, so I may be taking myself to a sushi buffet to eat the world this time around, since I definitely won’t have the time to do so then.
Check out other Foodie Friday recipes/themes!
Interested in getting to know more about any of your super-awesome co-hosts? :]
- Farrah | blog | facebook | instagram | pinterest | twitter | bloglovin’
- Annmarie | blog | facebook | instagram | pinterest | twitter | bloglovin’
- Esther | blog | facebook | instagram | pinterest | twitter | bloglovin’
- Jess | blog | facebook | instagram | pinterest | twitter | bloglovin‘
Join us next week for Feature Ingredient: Cauliflower!