Valentine’s Day Fun!

Valentine’s Day Fun!

I thought it took a while to get over my Superbowl food hangover… but Valentine’s much worse. It all started with 3 dozen beautiful red and pink roses from Nick delivered while I was at work. (awww….how sweet is he!) My oldest sister and her family were in town, so we joined them for supper at Red Robin (Yum!) and then Nick and I went to see Deadpool! It’s hilarious! Go see it!

Saturday, Nick took myself and 2 of my nieces to the Backstage Experience at the Zoo in the aquarium! How cool! We got to see the big filters and everything under the aquarium that supports the animals. We also got to see the coral they are growing for other zoos and to return to the ocean! From there we went to the 3rd floor which is the top of the aquarium! We saw them feed the sharks and turtles. It was really cool to watch! That evening we had Cheddar’s which I also love. Nick had also gotten me some cookies from Eileen’s, which are my favorite.

Sunday, Nick took me to 801 Chophouse which is a super fancy steakhouse in downtown Omaha. I’ve been there once before and it’s so delicious! Yum! Steak!

So my gut was upset after the crazy weekend with lots of sugars and grains. I’ve been fighting it all week to get it back to normal. On to the food!!

Almost Pizza Pie by PaleOMG!

Overall: Delicious! I could eat this weekly. I top with mozzarella cheese!

Prep Time: As with any spaghetti squash recipes, it takes time because you have to first cook the spaghetti squash. Once it’s cooked, you mix everything together and then bake for another hour. So it does take some time to make but it’s delicious and worth it.

Cost: Reasonable!

Chicken Salad on Almond Bread

Salad Ingredients: 14oz chicken, 3 stalks celery, 1/4 onion, 4tbsp mayo (I used Primal Kitchen Avo Mayo). Cook chicken and chop veggies. Mix them all up with mayo.

Bread Ingredients: 3/4cup almond butter, 4 large eggs, 1/4cup almond flour, 1/4cup arrowroot powder, 1/2tsp sea salt, 1/2tsp baking soda, 1tbsp ground flax or chia. Preheat oven to 350. Blend eggs and almond butter and mix dry ingredients separately. Then mix everything together and put into bread pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

Overall: Good but the bread was a little dry for my taste. I think I’ll try a different bread recipe next time, but the chicken salad was delicious! It was also super easy to make.

Cost: Very reasonable!

On the menu for next week!

Smoky Bacon Chili by PaleOMG. I love this recipe. I make it all the time! It’s so good on sweet potatoes!

Almond Chicken Fingers by Generation Y Foodie on a salad with homemade ranch.

I hope you all have a great week!!





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