Banana Coconut Cream Pie Protein Smoothie

Banana Coconut Cream Pie Protein Smoothie | Paleo, Vegan, Organic and Gluten Free Recipe | Yummy in my Clean Tummy

This last week has been a slow one for me when it comes to posting, although it seems like the week went by really fast!  Spring Forward really messed up my sleep schedule on Sunday night giving me complete insomnia, so I wound up sleeping for 3 hours Monday afternoon.  Then I was still catching up on sleep on Tuesday with another 3 hour nap, so finally yesterday I was all caught up.  In the meantime, Jeff has been sick with a bad cold, and I have 2 new job opportunities that I’m really excited about.  I have a meeting on Monday for one of them, and an interview where I’ll be giving a huge 20 minute presentation for the other one.  Since both are early in the works, I won’t go into too much detail yet, but I’m excited about them both!

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Winter Steak Salad

Winter Steak Salad | Organic, Paleo, Gluten Free and No Added Sugar Recipe | Yummy in my Clean Tummy

I am so happy that there are only 9 more days left of winter, and it’s already warming up in Kansas City.  In fact, it’s been in the upper 60s this whole week, and today it’s made it to 73 degrees, sunny and not a cloud in the sky.  I’m even sitting outside while I’m writing this post.  I’m going to take advantage of this as long as I can, because even though it’s beautiful now, Kansas City weather is so erratic and it could still snow in the beginning of April.  One thing I would not wish for for is spring 2 years ago when it snowed on May 2nd.  That was a total fluke, but it can happen, so I’ll enjoy today’s 73 degree weather for as long as I can!  Continue reading Winter Steak Salad

Chicken Drumsticks In An Orange Ginger Balsamic Sauce

Chicken drumsticks are a comfort food to me.  It reminds me of my childhood because I ate them all the time.  My mom usually seasoned and baked a bunch for the week, and it would be warm for dinner and cold for lunch.  I was probably one of the few kids that would be sent to elementary school with a big ol’ drumstick in her lunch box.  But then again I always had something different to bring with me to lunch.  Continue reading Chicken Drumsticks In An Orange Ginger Balsamic Sauce

Honey Mustard Bison Meatballs

Honey Mustard Bison Meatballs | Paleo, Organic, Gluten Free Recipe | Yummy in my Clean Tummy

For those food photographers out there, have you ever noticed how hard it is to photograph meatballs?  Like seriously… here are these tiny little balls (that’s what she said!) and you first have to try to get them to not roll around on the plate.  Then, they’re this drab brown that desperately needs color to make the food look appetizing through a picture.  So, as I’m learning more and more about the art of taking photos, I’m really hoping that I was able to add enough color to the pictures to make the meatballs look tasty, because OMG these were delicious!  Continue reading Honey Mustard Bison Meatballs

Zucchini, Squash, Kale, Tomato & Bacon Egg Bake

Zucchini, Squash, Kale, Tomato & Bacon Egg Bake Recipe | Organic, Paleo and Gluten Free | yummyinmycleantummy.com

Breakfast and brunch have always been my two favorite meals of the day.  I don’t know why.  I’ve always been a protein for breakfast kind of person too. And a savory protein. The idea of having only something sweet for breakfast or brunch does not appeal to me one bit.  Maybe it’s because my mom wouldn’t allow me to have the sugary cereals as a kid?  I don’t know.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love pancakes, waffles, donuts, danishes, cereal, etc.  but I usually want those items in the evening for some reason.  Probably because in college my friends and I would always do the late night Denny’s run after a night of partying, because pancakes drenched at 2am is soooooooooooo good 😉  Although now that I think about it, a lot of times the after party would be at my place and I’d wind up making omelettes with hash browns and bacon for everyone.  Or I would wind up taking over someone else’s kitchen and cook everyone breakfast at 2am.  Oh, those were the days!

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Coconut Berry Protein Smoothie

Coconut Berry Protein Smoothie | Paleo, Gluten Free & Vegan | Yummy in my Clean Tummy.com

This is the shake I talked about overflowing in my last Food Prep Sunday post.  It wasn’t an epic fail to say the least, but it kind of shocked me at first.  I semi-screamed when it spilled all over, and Jeff came running in from the living room thinking something happened to me.  I think he was a little disappointed when he realized it wasn’t a big catastrophe and he wasn’t able to save the day.  At least he offered to help clean it up!
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My version of Lean Cuisine’s Chicken & Cranberry Salad

My version of Lean Cuisine's Cranberry Chicken Salad | Organic, Paleo & Gluten Free | yummyinmycleantummy.com

Before I met my boyfriend two years ago, I was a single gal always on the move and definitely did not have time for Food Prep Sundays.  I still cooked for myself, but maybe only 3 or 4 times per week.  The rest of the time was eating a bowl of cereal or going out with friends for dinner. Oy to think of all the money I spent on those dinners and drinks!  Breakfasts were either from Starbucks or a frozen Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich, and lunches were almost ALWAYS from the frozen food aisle and had the words, “Healthy Choice” or “Lean Cuisine” on the box it came from.  I thought I was eating healthy because these items would say “healthy” or “Light” or “Fat-Free” or “Low Calorie”… you get the picture. Plus I was skinny at the time, so I had to be eating well, right?!  Continue reading My version of Lean Cuisine’s Chicken & Cranberry Salad

Peaches and Cream Protein Shake

Peaches and Cream Shakeology Recipe | YummyInMyCleanTummy.com

When shopping at Aldi’s for the week, I was super excited to see frozen peaches, so I had to pick up a bag to try them in one of our shakes.  Peaches are probably my favorite fruit of all time, and of course are impossible to find fresh in February.  But since I think that frozen fruit works better in shakes, these were perfect!!  Jeff’s eyes lit up when I told him this morning that we would be having shakes for breakfast and that there were peaches in them.  I think he even drank his before I was done making a shake for myself!  Continue reading Peaches and Cream Protein Shake

Balsamic Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes, Rainbow Carrots and Kale

One of my fond memories of winter as a child was the beef stew that my mom would always make.  I can remember she spending the whole day making these huge batches of it, putting it into individual containers, and then freezing them so we would have stew all winter long.  It was tasty, filling and always made my tummy happy.  Well, I’ve decided to update my mom’s stew and add sweet potatoes, rainbow carrots (for some fun color) and Kale (for added nutrition). The balsamic vinegar adds an extra touch of flavor and a scent that makes my mouth water.  It tastes just as good as my mom’s (if not better, but I won’t tell her that!), and definitely is making my clean tummy happy.   Continue reading Balsamic Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes, Rainbow Carrots and Kale

Crispy Coconut-Lime Chicken Drumsticks

Crispy Coconut-Lime Chicken Drumsticks | Yummy in my Clean Tummy.com

I think that the best way to decide what you’re going to add to your meal plan is to use items that you already have in your fridge/freezer and pantry closet. Even if it’s the smallest thing, it can sometimes spark the best creativity.  Other times, it at least helps you decide what to start searching for online!  When I was making my food plan for this week I took a look in my freezer and noticed that I still had a bunch of chicken drumsticks in there from my last Costco trip, and I knew I wanted to do something with them.  But I wanted to do something a little different than the normal bake with some Italian seasonings (my usual go-to for drumsticks). Continue reading Crispy Coconut-Lime Chicken Drumsticks