Strange but Good Eats

My baby is 2 months old!

It’s hard to say whether time is going by quickly or not. Sometimes I think it is, but the nights I get 3 hours of sleep, not so much. Luckily it seems like we’re getting on some what of a routine. If I can keep him alert during the day, he sleeps much better at night.

He is starting to show much more personality now that he’s alert. And let me tell you, when he smiles back at your smile, <3


Last weekend I went to the grocery store on an empty stomach. That’s never a good thing. It resulted in the purchase of two unhealthy items.

Those oreos were heaven to me while I was competing, but I’m happy to say I’m not interested in them now. I ate one and was done with the box. I’m pretty sure hubby had the rest. Those pretzels are another story. ohemgee. Do not buy them unless you have amazing self control/portion control. I’m pretty sure I ate half the bag in one sitting for a snack. Yikes. We’ll chalk that one up for a high carb day. I should really stay away from anything with peanut butter added. It’s dangerous.


Monday I lifted back, bis, and legs. I haven’t done legs since we moved into our new house and every time I went up and down the stairs I couldn’t help but say “ow, ow, ow..” My workouts are getting a little more intense every time, but I definitely have a long way to go until I’m back to where I was. It’s crazy how a few months off will do that. I’m expecting to bounce back kind of quickly, if I can set up a more consistent routine.

Right now I’m only lifting twice a week with one day of cardio. It’s hard making the time with a bambino. #nolie

And it was a sad day Monday because I realized my heart rate monitor no longer works. I had just put it on to start my workout and it said my heart rate was 209. I don’t think so.

Wah wah. Maybe I can add that to my Christmas list. Any family reading out there? ;) hint hint!

After my lift I refueled with my new go-to rice cakes and a protein shake.

The down side? Silly me didn’t realize I picked up the ‘lightly salted’ package. Fact: I hate salt. I do not salt my food. Ever. Even though there have been studies proving salt helps with your work outs, I can’t do it. I hate the taste. Anyways, I toughed it out because I had to travel an hour to buy these. Now, I just buy them from iherb, and it saves me gas money and time. [use coupon code COZ833 for $5 off your first order at iherb AND they offer free shipping for orders over $20]


I had a coupon to renew my GNC member card and one for $10 off so I stocked up on my favorite protein bars.

The cashier asked “are you buying these for Christmas gifts or you just really like them.”

Ha! You’re telling me you don’t see someone buy this many bars at one time? Weird.

The rave is all about the new double chocolate chunk bar. My first one was not my favorite. At all. But this morning I heated it up in the microwave and it was much better.

My favorite is still the chocolate chip cookie dough. Seriously, amazeballs.


One of my blogger friends, Laura, does a weekly Strange But Good post.

She comes up with some ca-razy concoctions. While I’m no where near as creative as she is, I whipped up this bowl of awesomeness the other day and think it can classify as a #strangebutgood mix. It’s similar to this recipe only way better. PS this is the dish I was telling you some people judged the other day.

Don’t knock it til you try it people!

In honor of being made fun of, I named it properly ;)

Butternut Squash Protein Mush

Serves 1

– 2 cups butternut squash, cooked
– 1/2 cup (113g) 2% low fat cottage cheese
– 1/8 cup peanut flour (<– can get $5 off first order with coupon code COZ833)
– 5 drops SweetLeaf stevia (<– can get $5 off first order with coupon code COZ833)

Add everything to a bowl and mix until well blended.

Sit on your high horse, brush that dirt off your shoulder, and enjoy your #cleaneats protein bowl of goodness.


Question of the day: Have you had any #strangebutgood combos lately? Share them below!




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6 Responses to Strange but Good Eats

  1. Laura @ Sprint 2 the TableNo Gravatar says:

    I love your combo! Hater gonna hate… but if they tried it, they’d love it. I bet it would be good on a (salt-free) rice cake too!

  2. Jodie LindgrenNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmm……. This idea is growing on me. I generally love all your eats, so I’m gonna try this. Your recipes have never disappointed ( well, exceot for maybe!).,, I have a butternut squash on the counter. Do you have the nutritional stats for this? ( carb, protein, etc)

    • jtomaNo Gravatar says:

      You’ll love it! I’ve had it both completely cold and I’ve warmed up the squash then topped it with the other ingredients. SO good!

      Break down is approximately: 309 calories. 4.9g fat. 51g carbs. 2g fiber. 13.1g sugar. 25.7g protein.

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