BBQ Chicken + Grilled Collard Greens

Ah Monday…my dreaded foe. I often dread you, but today, you are my Friday. That’s right. I’m going on vacation for the rest of the week! I win! Booyah!

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Although I WFH today, I was super busy!

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I decided on a quick, no-cook bowl of vanilla Oikos with a sliced banana and almonds (Project Veg-Up fruit serving…check!)

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Speaking of Project Veg-Up…I’m hoping these babies will help.

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My squash plants are flowering!

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I’m really hoping the critters don’t get to my future veggies before me.

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And look what found its way into my garden – a cicada. Yikes!

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And how about something a little less scary now – baby green beans!

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I decided on tempeh for lunch.

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I did another TCL-style noodle bowl, similar to this one.

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I swear, these things are such lifesavers!

This time, I tried boiling the tempeh instead of steaming it, to see if I could prepare this meal with one less pot. It worked pretty well, so I may continue with my boiling method in lieu of steaming. PS boil for about 5-6 minutes.

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Lunch dessert – orange! Project Veg-Up fruit serving numero 3.

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I ended up working late today, which really screwed up my plans. I had a lot to do after work to get ready for my vacay, so I was hoping to leave early. Too bad I forgot I had a 5-5:30pm phone conference and then ended up on the phone till just before 7pm.

I ended up missing Zumba tonight *extreme sad face*

But I did manage to get a batch of these delicious, raw, dehydrated coconut macaroons prepped before dinner.

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Hubby and I had something yummy planned for dinner.

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BBQ chicken, made with the last of the homemade BBQ sauce from last week, plus whole wheat cous cous and grilled collard greens, using this recipe.

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They were pretty good, but I love the flavor of my collards braised!

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Post dinner, Bailey helped me pack for my vacation.

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And these bad boys are going to dehydrate overnight. The smell of them in the kitchen is absolutely intoxicating! I can’t wait to dig into them! I’m thinking breakfast? ;)

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Have you seen the latest Zumbawear??? Does this “Daydreamer” top look familiar to you? Hmm…

It looks just like my hip hop style workout tank! Click here for a tutorial on how you can make yours out of a regular ole’ unisex t-shirt. I feel so trendy! ;)

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I bought my ticket to the Healthy Living Summit today! Are you going? I’d love to meet you! :)

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Catch ya from the beach!

Reader question: What snacks do you like to take to the beach (for enjoying whilst chillin at the hotel or actually on the beach)?

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