So last week I took pictures of my simple meals and videos of me working out to give you a peek of my lifestyle ..
* A lot of my pictures I posted here are half eaten meal pictures I'm sorry ..
My favorite meal of the day! I think .. Probably because it doesn't take long to make and I don't have to think about it .. haha
I have four breakfast options.
1. Two Scrambled eggs with one English muffin and slices of bananas. 2. One toast with lots of peanut or almond butter & jelly & half of a banana sliced up. 3. A slice of healthy homemade pie ( such as apple butter pie, blueberry custard pie ) with coconut whipped cream and slices of bananas. 4. Two muffins.
Yes. I love bananas. I eat half of a banana every morning.
And Yes. I drink coffee every morning and I use homemade dairy free coffee creamer.
I eat 99% the exact same thing every single day unless I'm out and that is ..
Turkey sandwich! With a cup of coffee and either few pieces of dark chocolate or half of a bar, just something sweet.
I usually use whole wheat bread. ( I love those that has lots of seeds in it! ) But just for a change sometimes I use healthy store bought wraps.
My sandwich usually has .. Slices of turkey meat, a slice of dairy free cheese, tomatoes ( sometimes beets instead of tomatoes ), avocadoes, lettuce, mayo, little bit of hummus or homemade dairy free creamy dressing, and lots of nutritional yeast.
I like to cook the turkey with the cheese in the middle .. spray it with lots coconut oil and sprinkle some gentle sweet or stevia! I know.. maybe that's a bit weird but I LOVE IT!
* I took these pictures before I put the top bread/the other half of the wrap to show you what's inside!
This week I cooked more than I usually do. It's just me and Bowen so I don't cook every night. We have left overs sometimes and we eat out once a week together - usually .. Mexican! I love Mexican food!
I made Tilapia few times this week.
One night I was making a seasoning mix for fun and I cooked the tilapia with this seasoning mix and with some lemon juice .. It turned out absolutely divine!
It's so easy, delicious and I'm so addicted!
First, I GENEROUSLY spray the pan and tilapia with olive & coconut oil mix spray. ( Is it just me or do you love the sweet smell of cooking oil sprays too!? )
For the seasoning, I mix chili powder, lots of cumin, garlic powder, home grown oregano ( powdered ), turmeric, little bit of cayenne pepper and salt.
Sprinkle the seasoning mix on top, oil spray it again, sprinkle some lemon juice if you'd like and cook it in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes!
( I sprinkle two packets of stevia per fish on mine cause I just looove the combination of spicy & sweet. ♥ )
You can eat it with rice, tortillas with veggies, guacamole, cheese, sour cream etc.. YUM.
I also made Konnyaku Noodles with Chicken, Veggies and Dairy Free Peanut Sauce!
I used .. Konnyaku noodles, canned chicken, mix vegetables, fresh tomatoes, natural creamy peanut butter, peanut flour, dairy free sour cream, almond milk, coconut oil, cumin, cayenne pepper, onion powder, THM super sweet blend, salt and pepper to taste. Topped it with nutritional yeast and avocadoes! ( Yes. Avocadoes - Delicious butter of the forest .. that's another thing I eat everyday once or twice! )
This is one of my favorite recipes! Simple, easy Honey Baked Chicken Legs!
I had it with homemade Dairy free cheesy spinach quiche and some Indian rice!
The following night was leftover Tuna salad ( Tuna, onions, mayo ) and quiche with sweet potatoes and a salad.
Don't we all need desserts in life!?
Well at least I do. And I'm a big time ice cream woman!
Every night I eat half a pint of Halo Top ice cream with some sliced bananas, drizzle of melted dark chocolate, coconut whipped cream etc.
Sometimes I eat it with these cute gluten free cones too! So fun!
My favorite Halo is Peanut butter cup but I also love the new dairy free flavor Toasted coconut!
I love outdoors and fun workouts!
I was a swimmer for many years and I love moving my body, stopping what I'm doing and stretching throughout the day.
It refreshes my body, mind and soul, I feel energized and it fills me with so much joy!
I usually workout about an 40 minutes to 90 minutes a day, depends on what workout I'm doing.
Here's my current workout option.
1. 40 minutes to an hour bike ride 2. A nice nature walk with my amazing Above Ruby friends. About 40 minutes to an hour. 3. Aerobics dance with Richard Simmons! SO FUN! He's so funny, energetic and I just love it! This is an hour workout.
Here's a video of me dancing with Richard Simmons .. !! Yes I know I'm not a good dancer and you can laugh! I laugh at myself! haha
This sports is my new favorite thing!
I begged my husband to take me to this Rock Climbing place in Nashville last weekend and we had so much fun and I love love loved it!
I'd love to go back there soon and conquer the ones I couldn't make it to the top!
Definitely need to train my arms more!
Here's a video of me and Noble ( My brother-in-law ) climbing and the bottom one is my husband Bowen climbing!
So that's it! I like to keep things simple so maybe this was boring for you to read through or maybe it encouraged you in some ways! Jesus keeps me keep on keeping on and I'm so thankful for my kind husband who encourages me with what I do!
If you have any questions feel free to contact me via social media or email!
Kahoru Aliisa Barrett
Kahoru Aliisa Barrett.
Half Japanese, half Australian. Grew up in Japan most of my life and lived on the Gold Coast, AUS for few years.
Blessed with 11 younger brothers and sisters.
Married to a wonderful godly man and living in the pretty woods of Tennessee, USA!
Love baking, Eating desserts, Mexican food, Swimming, Exploring nature, Hiking, Biking, Cross stitching, Reading novels, Photography.
Currently obsessed with trying out new dairy free products / making dairy free meals and desserts!