So it’s Monday.

Not any ordinary Monday. My last Monday of college. It started out with me oversleeping and spilling coffee on my shirt as I was headed out the door. Do Mondays get easier when you’re a real live grown up? Here’s to hoping.

Here’s the food I made this week! The goal was to experiment with more veggies to make them look like carbs, and to eat more fish. Here are the results…

Shredded Chipotle Chicken. Honestly the easiest thing you will ever make. Put frozen (or fresh) chicken breasts in a slow cooker with some seasonings of choice (I used lemon juice, chipotle seasoning, and a little Sriracha). Cook on low for a few hours, remove and use forks to pull apart, and then return to the crockpot for at least two hours until it’s tender, juicy perfection! The most ideal salad topping ever.

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower. Cauliflower is all the rage these days for disguising as carbs. I’ve tried several times to make a cauliflower crust pizza and was rather dismayed with the results, but I figured that something akin to mashed potatoes couldn’t be too hard to mess up. I used this recipe and am super happy with the results! If I can’t have real potatoes, gosh dang, I’m gonna pretend that I can.

Baked Sweet Potatoes. Fortunately, sweet potatoes are real potatoes that I love and could eat by the boatful! I kept it simple this week and baked them for about 45 minutes in a 375 oven with some olive oil, cinnamon, salt and pepper, and a little paprika. These make a great pre-workout snack!

Iced Coffee. Per usual. I read somewhere that adding salt to your coffee when brewing cuts out some of the harshness, and it was pretty dang good this morning. New life hacks = cool.

Lemon Tilapia and Asparagus Foil Packs. Fish are friends and DEFINITELY becoming my new go-to food. Tilapia is one of the least fishy-fish out there (did that even make sense?) and so it’s become a staple in my I’m-new-to-this-seafood-thing diet. This recipe is great for a few reasons: it takes just a few ingredients, has the easiest clean-up, and makes the fish and asparagus incredibly tender.Had this for dinner last night with some balsamic vinaigrette and it was fab!

That’s it for me this week! Here’s to new Mondays…



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