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9.13.2014

Simple breakfast sandwich

During the week our house is busy busy, especially during the mornings. For us, it works best to have a quick, healthy breakfast available. I often prep pancakes on Sunday along with egg muffins and turkey sausage, but lately, I've been making these breakfast sandwiches and freezing them for easy grab and go during the week. 


Bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches! When I was younger this was my favorite breakfast meal to order from the Golden Arches. It feels great knowing I can make a healthier version for myself and family. 
There isn't really anything special to making them. I used organic free range brown eggs, nitrate free bacon, organic cheese and an organic spelt English muffin from Rudi's. Absolutely delicious! I make them, wrap them in wax paper and freeze. At night I'll take however many out of the freezer and put them in the fridge for the next morning. In the mornings, I either stick them in the microwave or in the oven for a few to heat them up. 
What is your breakfast go to during the week? 

Sarai 

7.24.2014

Healthy Eating: Pantry and Fridge Staples

I definitely find it easier to stay on track and make healthy choices when the food in my house is a reflection of my goals. Here is a sample of my grocery list staples for my family

Fruits/Veggies
sweet potatoes
plantains
bananas
Avocados
fruit (this varies depending on the week but usually strawberries, blueberries, mangos and apples)
veggies (again this varies also but usually spinach, kale, onion, carrots, red onions, red cabbage, salad greens, broccoli, cauliflower etc)

Meats/Deli (organic when possible)
Chicken Breasts
Lean Ground Turkey
Ground Chicken
Wild Salmon
Lunch meat (nitrate free)
Veggie Burgers

Dairy/Frozen
Almond milk
Coconut milk
Organic Whole milk
Organic half and half
Organic Eggs
Egg Whites
Greek Yogurt, plain (Fage is my favorite brand)
Chobani Greek yogurt tubes (kids)
So Delicious Creamer
String cheese (kids)
Shredded cheese
Sliced Cheese
Almond Cheese
Frozen Fruit (smoothies)
Frozen Veggies

Aisles
Canned coconut milk
coconut aminos
Almond butter
Raw honey
Olive oil
Coconut oil
Coconut or olive oil spray
coconut flour
almond flour
Gluten free flour
Steel cut oats
Quinoa
Brown RIce
SweetLeaf Stevia drops
coconut sugar
whole grain pasta
Coffee
Chia Seeds
Flaxseeds
Maple syrup
Nuts (cashew, almonds etc)
Canned pumpkin
Bars such as Larabars, Fig Bars etc
black beans
Garbanzo beans
Natural pasta sauces
Nutritional Yeast
Apple Cider Vinegar

Other Supplements
Fish Oil
Protein Powder
B12/BComplex
BCAA's

Again this is just a guide to what I keep in my house and the staples usually found on my grocery list. Obviously add your favorite items where you see fit! Hope this helps! Sarai

Update!

Hello beautiful people!
As you can see I haven't posted in awhile, life just gets super busy sometimes. That's one reason. The main reason is that I've been conflicted on what to post. In short, it felt like all I could post on this site was about makeup and hauls etc, restrictions I put on myself. While I love makeup and beauty, it has definitely taken a backseat to fitness. As I have discovered, fitness is truly my passion. I contemplated creating an entirely new blog just dedicated to my love of fitness but honestly I didn't feel like it for one, and two I love what I have created here. So with that I plan to post more of my fitness and food journey on GG while still posting about makeup and beauty. I am also looking into personal trainer programs and will share my journey here as well. Sarai

Training Diary

July 23, 2014 - Back and Biceps
American Deadlift 4x8
Pull ups 4 x failure
BB rows 4x8
Tbar Row 4x8
Face pulls (cables) 4x10
Cable row (close grip) 4x10
Cable row (wide grip) 4x10
21's (for biceps) 2x

July 22, 2014 - Shoulders, Triceps and Abs
Shoulder Press 4x10
Front plate raise 4x10
*Superset
Single arm lateral
Side laterals
4x10
Dips 4x10
Tricep Cable pull down 4x10
Abs 20 reps each, 4 rounds
Russian twist
In and outs with weights
Star abs
Leg raise
Hanging leg raise with twist

July 21, 2014 - Legs
Squats 4x8
Split squat 4x10
Hip thrusts 4x10
Curtsy Lunge 4x10
Leg press 4x8
Single leg side leg press 4x8
Cable kickback 4x10
Plyo : Jump lunge/squat combo 4x10; box jumps 4x10

July 18, 2014 - Shoulders and Triceps
*Superset
DB military press
DB bent over flyes
4x10
*Superset
Upright rows
Plate front raise
4x10
*Superset
One arm lateral
Side laterals
4x10
Plate tricep OH extension
Cardio : 20 min sprint intervals (I did 30 sec @10.5-11.5, rest 45 sec)

July 15, 2014 - Legs
*superset
squat
split squat
4x8-10
*superset
Goblet squat
stiff deadlift
4x8-10
Hip Thrust 4x12
*superset
walking lunge
jump lunge 4x12
Step up reverse lunge combo 4x12
Cable kickback 4x12
Sarai

1.16.2014

Updated: My favorite lipsticks

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Awhile back I did a post on some of my favorite lippies (read that here and here )...I thought it would be fun to do an updated post with my current favorites.

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MAC Rebel- As soon as fall hit I wore this color pretty much everyday last year. I love it to death. It's such a pretty satin plum. It's absolutely perfect. I like to pair this with MAC Vino liner.

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MAC Modesty - This is very pretty pink. I wear this when I don't quite want a nude but don't want a bold color either. It gives just enough color. I like to pair this with MAC Plum liner.

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NYX Butter lipstick in Mauve- If you follow me on Instagram, I posted about this a few days ago. I love this lipstick and plan to get a few more colors soon. It really is like butter, the color is very pretty and similar to the modesty but I really like the buttery feel of this more. I like to pair this with MAC Plum liner.

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NYX Monte Carlo- This is a beautiful matte red that last all day and isn't drying. I usually shy away from matte colors as my lips always feel like they are peeling because they are so dry after a few hours. I don't get that with this color at all. I like to pair this with MAC Cherry liner.

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MAC Fresh Brew - my favorite nude ever! I like to pair this with MAC Cork or any brown liner within reach. And really that should say ANY liner (except cherry) because I've paired this with Vino, Current, Plum and plenty others and it always looks very nice.

So there you have it, my favorite lipsticks at the moment. What are your favorites right now?

xoxo,
Sarai
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