What I’m loving lately

Today I just want to talk about some new things in my life that I’ve been loving!

1. My foam roller

For all you Canadian readers, I bought this Jogi foam roller at the Superstore for only $30, which is a great deal for foam rollers from what I hear. I’ve been using it for 5-10 minutes every other day or so and it feels so good on my sore muscles after a workout!

Jogi foam roller

2. Nut butter in my yogurt messes

Lately I’ve started adding nut butter to my yogurt and cereal in the morning to boost the healthy fats. Best decision ever. It tastes so good! This breakfast pictured here was made with vanilla Greek yogurt, Kashi Toasted Cinnamon Crisp, banana, strawberries, raspberries, and cinnamon sugar soy nut butter.

3. This chest and triceps workout:

3×10 wide hands push ups
3×10 bench triceps dips

3×10 dumbbell chest press
3×10 standing triceps extension

3×10 dumbbell fly
3×10 triceps kickback

3×10 assisted dips
3×10 triceps pressdown

I was so sore from that workout, but I love the soreness because it means I worked hard! Which brings me to the next thing I’m loving…

4. The definition that I’m starting to see in my muscles!

5. Savoury oatmeal

Nothing will ever replace my banana oatmeal for breakfast, but I love having savoury oats for an easy lunch or dinner. I cook the oats in milk, water and chia seeds with a pinch of salt then load them up with scrambled eggs, steamed spinach, tomatoes, avocado, and nutritional yeast.

I’ve eaten this 3x in the past week alone!

6. And lastly, I’m loving this dinner:

Stuffed portabello mushroom over warm chickpeas and spinach
Serves 1

1/4 cup of dry bulgur
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup + 2 cups of baby spinach
1 green onion, sliced
3 tbsp feta cheese
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tsp + 2 tbsp cup of lemon juice
1 LARGE portabello mushroom
1 tsp olive oil
3/4 cup of cooked chickpeas
2 tbsp tahini

Preheat the oven to 350F.

In a medium pot, bring water to a boil and stir in the bulgur. Reduce heat to low, cover with a lid, and let simmer for 10-15 minutes. When the bulgur is almost finished cooking, stir in the 1/2 cup of spinach, green onion, feta, parsley and 1 tsp lemon juice. Remove from heat and put aside.

Then whisk together the 2 tbsp lemon juice and 2 tbsp tahini. Stir in some water to thin it out to a “drizzling” consistency. Put aside.

Wash, trim, and scoop out the gills of the mushroom. Scoop the entire bulgur mixture into the mushroom and place on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking oil. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat up 1 tsp olive oil in a frying pan and add the chickpeas, 2 cups of spinach and a dash of salt. Cook until spinach has wilted. Then remove to a plate. Top with the baked mushroom and drizzle the lemon-tahini sauce over everything.

Do you foam roll?

Have you tried savoury oatmeal? What’s your favourite thing to add?

What are YOU loving lately?

19 Comments

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19 Responses to What I’m loving lately

  1. Meg

    girl! your muscles are bigger than mine! HOLY CRAP! uhm, a little jealous ova here?????????????????????????

  2. Nice arms lady :) keep up the good work :)

  3. Savory oats and nut butter in yogurt messes are staples in this kitchen! Yum!! :) and HOT DANG MAMA your arms are killer! Keep up the great work!

  4. I've been living off of savory oats as well. I can't get enough!!!

  5. Yum yum! FANTASTIC arms too :) I've had savoury oatmeal.. I put nutritional yeast and garlic in it! Also, eggs. SO GOOD. I reeeeeally want a foam roller

  6. Your arms look amazing! Keep up your strength training girl. I love the look of your portabello dinner. I can't remember the last time I had them.

  7. I have portobellos in my fridge right now! And I'm so surprised about the foam roller from superstore! can't wait to spread the word. :)I am LOVING sweet potatoes and almond butter, your blog, and swimming right now. PS Should you refrigerate mushrooms?!

  8. i've been loving savoury oats too! :)

  9. Your arms are looking wonderful Chelsea…your work is certainly paying off :) Savory oats are great, I really don't have them as often as I ought to

  10. That savory oatmeal looks delicious! I have had it once or twice in the past…and I definitely want to make it again! I enjoyed it but just kind of forgot about it…I always think sweet when I go for oats!

  11. You just gave me a giant craving for a SP + AB. Apparently I'm too lazy to write out the whole words, but I love how you'll know what I mean anyway! ;)YES refrigerate your mushrooms!

  12. Er check out those guns!!…seeing your hard work pay off is always great motivation- keep it up!

  13. lookin good girl!! :) All your hard work is paying off! Everytime I see your savory oatmeal I am like "I gotta try that!!" but then I don't… I think I'm scared of how it will taste lol but I am sure its so good. Lately I am just lovin life in general :p

  14. I've never used a foam roller, and hardly know how to! I will definitely have to look into it! The stuffed portabello mushroom dinner looks so amazing!

  15. Woop woop! Look at you bustin' out the big guns. ;) That mushroom looks fantastic; I'd be loving that too!

  16. Damn, look at those arms! You are seriously sculpted. Way to go! :) I love the looks of your dinner – especially the chickpea and spinach combo. Sounds like such a simple, nutritious side to add to any hastily thrown together dinner :)

  17. Heck ya I foam roll!Isn't nut butter good on everything?

  18. Yay for muscles! Looking good! Savory oats the best thing in the world. I could probably eat a variation of them for every meal.

  19. I need to try the yogurt + PB combo. I think I'd like it since I am a fan of PB2 and greek yogurt combo. And look at you all buff! Go girl!

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