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Wiaw While Packing for College (Pumpkin recipe)

Hello my fellow bloggers. It’s time for another WIAW from Peas and Crayons!

This week’s pictures are brought to you in a mix of shopping and packing for college (mostly shopping and no packing at this point though…).

Staple #1: Garage Sales

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In the picture above I spent about 28 dollars on a rolling table, Raplh Lauren shirt, Aeropostale sweatshirt, two dress jackets, 1 dressy pair of pants, an old clue game, Treasure Island, Little Women, Shakespeare, 1 glass bowl, 1 ceramic bowl, 1 large pink cup, a mini stapler, brand new Casino Royale dvd and a large bag of kale (technically free!).

Staple #2: New Glasses

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Can you see that arm in the background?

I lost my old pair a few years ago and have relied on my contacts since. These will be nice during late night reading or studying.

Staple #3: Video Game + Munchies

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It's Pacman!

Deformed food is awesome, and when shaped like Pacman it’s even better.

Staple #4: Pumpkin

I have been digging pumpkin lately so I thought I’d share with you my two latest recipes. One sweet, one savory.

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Sweet Pumpkin Microwave Muffin

Serves 1

High in protein, no added sugar, allergy-free

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Sorry for the messy picture!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup brown rice protein powder
1 packet stevia
1/4 tsp sodium-free baking powder
Water as needed
Cranberries (optional)

Directions:
Combine all of the ingredients together in a small microwave-safe bowl. Add water as needed to mix until wet, but not liquidy. Cook for 1-2 minutes depending on desired texture.

Savory Microwave Pumpkin Bread

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Nice break from sweet goods.

Serves 1

High in protein, no added sugar, allergy-free

Ingredients:

1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup brown rice protein powder
Dash of salt (optional)
1/4 tsp sodium-free baking powder
Water as needed

Directions: Combine all of the ingredients together in a small microwave-safe bowl. Add water as needed to mix until wet, but not liquidy. Cook for 1-2 minutes depending on desired texture.

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ENJOY!

I’m heading off to college on Wednesday, so thr posts may be scarce for awhile, but I promise I WILL POST!!

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What staple ingredient have you been loving lately?

Do you love/hate garage sales?

How would you feel about more microwave recipes?

WIAW- What I Ate BEFORE my Allergies

Today is one of many firsts. My first July 2012 post, my first post on this blog EVER, my first post on my second blog, and…. Most importantly today is my first WIAW on Eating 4 Balance!

Previously I blogged over at Peanut-Butter-Lover, but then I found out about all of my food allergies. I completely reworked the food I eat. Hence: NEW food, NEW blog!

Do you want to know another reason why my previous blog was no longer fitting? It turns out that I am allergic to wheat, milk, eggs, pork and…. *gulp* peanuts. And for those of you who are not so good at math in the mornings, no peanuts = NO PEANUT BUTTER.

Do you want to cry? It’s okay… Really, I’ve cried plenty for the both of us.

Anways, today I thought it would be neat to show what I ate BEFORE my allergies and what I eat now AFTER my allergies.

Special thanks to Peas and Crayons for making my first post super special!

This theme is more than perfect for the month of July! I have really been trying to get my exercise in. It may not be totally conventional, but it maytotally counts!

Recently my July Fitness has included swimming, Just Dance and mini toning workouts… from the pages of seventeen magazine. (Don’t laugh! My favorite is the arm workout- Feel the burn!)

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Breakfast BEFORE my allergies:

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Breakfast AFTER my allergies:

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Lunch BEFORE my allergies:

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Lunch AFTER my allergies:

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Dinner BEFORE my allergies:

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Dinner AFTER my allergies:

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Snack BEFORE my allergies:

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Snack AFTER my allergies:

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Note: You’ll learn to hate love my obsession with all things banana and food processors. I firmly believe that a single banana can constitute a meal (ever heard of the banana babies experiment?) and also that a food processor can make ANY meal spectacular. Banana babies+ food processor = magic! (Got to love auto-correct! I think more than one child abuse group would be after me for that one!) Bananas + food processor = MAGIC

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What did you eat BEFORE your allergies (or before you became healthy) that you miss? For me, peanuts and eggs are the main thing. I topped everything with peanut butter (my old blog was called Peanut-Butter-Lover after all)… and eggs just make baking so much easier.

Do your meals seem simpler to you now? Looking above, my meals used to be a lot more complex and… interesting. I think I just need to give it time and let my stomach heal. Then I can get funky in the kitchen again!