MINI BREAKFAST TARTS

MINI BREAKFAST TARTS

What a relaxing weekend. I'd been so busy with competitions and different events that I hadn't had a chance to just settle down and relax. I'll admit I'm not very good at that. I kept trying to find things to do and places to go, but I did chill out a little bit. Saturday I got to train with two of my favorite girls, Sara and Rose. We did some conditioning then enjoyed a nice lunch outside on the patio at Porters in Lodi. It's still 80 degrees here in California so I'm taking full advantage of it as long as possible. Winter and I aren't really friends. Then on Sunday I woke up and made these incredibly delicious breakfast tarts before heading up to Sacramento to watch some of my friends compete at the Women's Pro-Am Powerlifting competition. It was awesome! Maybe one of these days I'll sign up to compete at one. I need to suck less at deadlifting first though.

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CAPPELLO'S SLICE AND BAKE COOKIE DOUGH

CAPPELLO'S SLICE AND BAKE COOKIE DOUGH

I had the pleasure of taste testing one of the newest and most exciting things since, well, since forever. Slice and bake paleo cookie dough. Yes you heard me right. You order it online, slice it, bake it, and devour it. Or you just open the package and eat the dough if you see fit.

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PESTO GNOCCHI WITH SHRIMP AND ASPARAGUS

PESTO GNOCCHI WITH SHRIMP AND ASPARAGUS

So I've been dying to make a killer dish with the Cappello's gluten and grain free pasta that's been chillin' in my freezer and a friend invited me to a paleo dinner party last night and I knew it was the perfect time to whip something up. I wanted something light and fresh with lots of protein and veggies so I came up with this super simple, fast and delicious recipe. And I'm not kidding, it was so easy! I procrastinated until about 20 minutes before I had to leave for the party and I still made it in time. Another reason I'm super excited about this recipe? Because I've been extra busy lately and I know the simplicity and quick prep will help me stay on track with my diet. I've been training a lot more lately with my sights set on competing at the CrossFit Games next year and nutrition is so important. Obviously nutrition is always important, but it can really separate a good athlete from a great one. I want to make sure that when the time comes I've done everything I possibly could have to prepare. From my training, to my diet, to the amount of sleep I get, no stone will be unturned. Only then will I truly know I've done everything I could. And I hope this yummy recipe keeps you on track whatever your goals might be!

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