Geez. Summer announced itself with a vengeance today. Yes, I’m a wimpy hothouse flower and these Nor Cal “hot” days are truly nothing to whine about. But I like complaining. A lot.

Before hitting my WOD at the women’s class at CrossFit Palo Alto, I fueled up with a couple of fried eggs and some nuked frozen broccoli that I sprinkled with Volcano Grind seasoning.

I’m happy to report that I finally finished my first WOD RX’d! It was all body weight stuff and I wasn’t super fast – but I did it! As a post workout meal, I ate a microwaved sweet potato and half a package of Grass Fed Just Jerky.

Then, Lil-O accompanied me to Trader Joe’s and Calafia Market-A-Go-Go where we stocked up on groceries and a rotisserie free-range chicken, respectively.

For lunch, I threw together a quick salad with shredded rotisserie chicken, mâche, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, and store-bought spicy guacamole.

This salad really only took around 5 minutes to make because all I did was open up bags of pre-washed, pre-sliced veggies and clean some cherry tomatoes. It took me about as long to wash my greasy hands after I shredded the chicken!

As an afternoon snack, I ate a handful of cherries and some cubed frozen coconut milk that I’d purchased at 99 Ranch yesterday. (If you can’t find it already frozen, you can freeze your favorite canned coconut milk in ice cube trays as an alternative).

It tasted pretty good but the Hawaiian Sun brand that I ate in Kauai was even creamier. The possibilities on how to vary this frosty treat are endless. If I hadn’t been so lazy, I would’ve blended the frozen coconut milk with berries (strawberries & cream smoothie!), blitzed it with frozen pineapple and banana (frosty piña colada!), or coated the cubes in melted dark chocolate (frozen bon bons!).  

At dinnertime, I made another batch of semi-homemade spaghetti and meatballs with zucchini spaghetti and meatballs formed from Full of Life Farm’s bulk Italian sausage.

Super simple, satisfying, and kid-friendly.

Time to catch some zzzz’s!

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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