WIAW: Adult Meals

I’m trying to eat more adult food. I’m still transitioning to being a real adult, I think, and my diet has consisted of mostly yogurt, cereal, fruit, eggs… sometimes a sandwich here and there. And then whenever I would go out to eat with friends. There was never home-cooked real meals. The only time I had real dinners was if I went out to eat or I was in the suburbs at my parents’ house. So yeah… barely ever.

So yeah, I’m trying to use my crock pot more and make dinners so that I am not tempted to eat the easy grabs that end up being much higher in sugar. I am trying to minimize my sugar intake. Just because it’s mostly natural sugars doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Sugar is never good for you and I know that sugar is the reason why I struggle to stay at a healthy weight.

Photography by Kamila Gornia

So my first adult food started when I found Lindsay’s recipe for Greek Yogurt Chicken. I made it and it was simply fantastic. I used guacamole instead of avocado. It was very easy to prepare and tasted great!

Photography by Kamila Gornia

I also thoroughly enjoyed it in a pita wrap. This recipe got me addicted to sriracha, by the way. It was my first time trying and I was so glad I did – so good!

Then I bought ground turkey breast and wanted to make something in the Crock Pot with it. It was totally recipe-free and just on a whim. I needed more real food to stay on track. Random things went into the crock pot. It was okay but not enough to put the recipe on the blog.

Photography by Kamila GorniaLooks pretty though, right? There’s ground turkey, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, quinoa… on a lovely bed of greens. It sure does look pretty. This also inspired me to do more with my Crock Pot. Gotta use it since I have it right?

There are a lot of Crock Pot dinner recipes that I looked at and have bookmarked several recipes from these cookbooks. And I have also been eyeing quite a few dinner recipes. I don’t particularly care for paleo but I do wan to eat more real food and this is a great segway into that. Check them out here! They come out to be only $0.52 each until the end of the week!

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When I went to visit my parents over the weekend, my mom made her fabulous Cinnamon Apple Cake with Chocolate Chips. I was one happy camper! I love this cake! I love that all the cakes and baked goods she makes are much less in sugar than any traditional ones – she gets it.

Photography by Kamila Gornia

Last night, I ended the night on a sweet note to get rid of the rest of the marshmallows and dark chocolate chips I had left over from when I made the Milky Way Rice Krispie Balls. So I made a S’mores Protein Mug Brownie and it was simply glorious. I teased you about it on Instagram ;) I couldn’t help it.. the chocolatey gooey goodness is just too amazing to resist.

Photography by Kamila Gornia I love melty chocolate…

That’s a quick recap of stuff I’ve been eating. Hopefully Sensual Appeal will see light to more adult foods in the very near future! Time to get some veggies for some nice dinners ;)

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Some questions for you:

  • Do you like Sriracha?
  • Do you own a Crock Pot? What’s your favorite thing to make in it?
  • How did you switch to eating just adult food or did it always come natural to you?

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Cause sometimes you need a foodie post!

I realize we all need to feed our hungry eyes at some point or another, that’s why I’m doing a late WIAW post where I’m going to share with you what I’ve been eating lately. Or… I guess what I’ve been eating lately that I managed to snap a picture of! ;)

First, I’ve been testing some new recipes for an eCookbook I’ve got coming out soon…

Single Serving S'mores Cake in a Mug by sensualappealblog.com

Single Serve Brownie A La Mode - healthy!

Second, I’ve been loving sandwiches lately. Heather knows what I mean, right Heather? ;)

Photography by Kamila Gornia

Turkey and cheese with fresh tomatoes from parents’ garden. Delicious…

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Egg sandwich with fresh cucumber from parents’ garden.

Third, thank you YoCrunch for sending me the yogurt to try out. It’s quite good although I will admit I’m used to eating Greek Yogurt and regular lowfat yogurt seems so different to me now – the texture is all different, haha. It’s a nice vanilla flavored yogurt with fun toppings! M&M, peanuts, and raisins, anyone?

It’s really yummy and since I have this texture thing, I add some coconut flour and protein powder to thicken it up. Comes out to be an amazing parfait :)

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Kammie wants to know:

  • Do you usually eat Greek or regular yogurt?

  • What is your favorite kind of sandwich?

Let me know in the comments below!



WIAW: Just a regular Saturday

Whew, I haven’t done a proper WIAW post in a while! I finally managed to take photos of everything  I ate in a day and that day happened to be last Saturday. I’ll start from the beginning…

Friday night ensued a few drinks and I usually opt for eggs for breakfast the morning after. I read somewhere that eggs are great to eat after a night out because it helps do something to your body to get rid of alcohol. I already forgot what it was but ever since I read it, I started picking eggs as my go-to breakfast after a night of drinks.

I decided to make sweet potato hash with eggs. I love sweet potatoes so I was pretty excited about this. Unfortunately, I  was still groggy when I was cooking and I forgot that the curry powder has a whole opening…

Sweet Potato Hash and Curry

But I shoot it pretty intensely over the sweet potatoes and onions as if the opening had holes in it, so wayyyy too much curry powder came out. Thankfully it all went in one place so I was able to scoop most of the powder up and throw it out. There was still a bunch left so my breakfast had a stronger curry flavor than usual.

Sweet Potato Hash

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Chocolate Chip Protein Pancake (Gluten-Free and Almost Paleo) and other things I ate on my 23rd birthday

Scroll down for the yummy breakfast recipe I had on my birthday: the Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes that tasted more like cookies ;) Yum!


23 is not a huge number but it definitely makes everything seem a lot more real.

181171_10101060187857060_1358424132_n I guess I am no longer a child. Far from it. I don’t really want to be a full-on grow up yet though. I’d say I’m very independent and responsible, definitely much more responsible than many 23 year olds I know, but still… I don’t feel like a full-on adult yet.

I don’t do too many WIAW type posts and I realize I did one yesterday about my pre-birthday celebration I had with my parents on Sunday but what the heck, I’ll share my actual birthday goodness with you guys too.

I woke up a little groggy from having a few drinks last night at a networking event but after laying in bed for a few minutes, reading some Facebook notifications, I went to the kitchen to start the day with some pancakes!

And because I don’t know how to make actual pancakes, I made myself protein pancakes.

sensualappealblog.com //  gluten free chocolate chip protein pancake

I wasn’t going to post a recipe but since a few of you asked about it on my Facebook page I decided to include it after all. It was so incredibly filling and delicious. I love melty chocolate so these pancakes definitely set the mood for the rest of the day. It was awesome.

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My Chocolate Chip Protein Pancake was also gluten free & almost paleo! And I topped it with a PB2/Coffee Glaze.

It was pretty darn good :)

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