Any bachelor fans out there? I must say, this is the most “invested” I have ever been in a bachelor/bachelorette season, but the finale last night? Weird is the only thing I have to say about it…
Other than that, yesterday was a great day!
Mondays are my day to eat breakfast at home and I was craving a smoothie yesterday morning. I feel like it has been forever since I last had one, so I whipped up a blueberry spinach smoothie with some Perfect Protein powder to give it some extra staying power. Man did it hit the spot!
Lunch was a giant and delicious salad full of spinach and romaine topped with sweet potato, carrot, tomato, avocado, and hard boiled egg.
After work, I taught Bodypump and CXWORX then grabbed all thousand of my bags (for some reason I feel the need to carry every.single.thing. with me at all times) and Brian and I hurried home to catch the finale of the Bachelor.
While watching the Bachelor, Brian enjoyed a snack and I enjoyed a plate full of veggies, cauliflower rice, and some hard boiled eggs. Simple, but hit the spot!
Now, tonight’s dinner?
It’s going to be a repeat of a meal we had last week:
It turned out so well the first time, I decided to make it again and share the recipe with you!
This was my crockpot meal this week, so if you have a busy week coming up or you aren’t in love with cooking this is a great option for you. Definitely a “set it and forget it” type of meal that doesn’t require much thought. Just toss all the ingredients in the slow cooker and call it a day!
While it is simple, this meal calls for lots of spices which make it SUPER flavorful. Brian’s dad got us some pretty cool ;ess common spices as a wedding shower gift and I finally found a chance to use the tumeric and cardamom pods:
A little note about the cardamom: those little pods add great flavor, but make sure you don’t eat them as you are eating the meal. I even went as far as pulling them out before serving the meal to avoid accidentally chomping on one 🙂
Chicken Sweet Potato Spinach Curry
- 2 sweet potatoes, chopped
- 1 lb chicken
- 2 cups water
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1 cup canned, diced tomatoes (drained)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (canned)
- 1 onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1 tsp tumeric
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 10 cardamom pods
- Place all ingredients in the slow cooker.
- Turn it on high heat and allow to thoroughly cook.
- Before serving, make sure to remove the bay leaf and cardamom pods.
- I enjoyed mine over cauliflower rice and Brian enjoyed his over brown rice. Both ways are delicious!
Questions of the Morning:
- If you are a Bachelor Fan, what did you think of last night’s finale?
Brian and I are super excited that Andi is the new Bachelorette!! Can’t wait until May comes around 🙂
- What is the most fun spice you have ever cooked with? I am loving working with these new-to-me spices!