#FridayFavourites: Homemade #Scones, Date Nights, #Challenges and #PrettyHairAccessories

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I love linking up with Life In Leggings on Friday’s to share my favourites from the week (I try to share those things that really make me smile and keeps me going for the week to come). If you want to join the fun, click the badge below!

wpid-dsc_0243.jpg1. Homemade Scones: So it’s a wonder I can keep my form since my husband discovered the joys of making homemade scones. He first mastered a savoury scone (cheddar and chives) and now, he has discovered a delicious blueberry and lemon flavoured scone. The burst of the blueberry and the tartness of the lemon remind me of springtime and summer.

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2. Date Nights: These moments are rare right now for us with our little one. When we do get to go out for a night on the town we like to try new restaurants. This past weekend we tried a local Mexican themed restaurant we have had our eye on for a while.

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The food was okay, but the company made the evening so much better. It is always so satisfying to show how much you appreciate each other (sans bebe).

 

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3. Challenges: Well I would not be me if I did not challenge myself constantly. One of those challenges starts tomorrow – Saturday is the beginning of my Group Fitness Instructor training. Two days of intensive training! Can I handle this? I also just received my results from my Basic Theory Course, 94% baby!

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4. Hair Accessories: So I have been waiting for 22 plus months to finally tie a small ponytail and put a clip in my sweeties hair. The long wait is over. Look at her, it’s adorable!

 

 

 

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5. Playdates: I always love reconnecting with the ladies and babies (now toddler) my little one and I spent the majority of our time while I was on maternity leave with … running, chatting and drinking coffee. Many of these lovely ladies are already enjoying time off again with their newest arrivals or will soon be welcoming a new bundle to their beautiful families. Our kids have grown together over the last almost two years and it is amazing to watch how comfortable they are together and how well they play.

 


 

 

 

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I never would have believed it …


Until last night, I thought we had discovered the most delicious chicken recipe
(toasted quinoa!), but I was wrong!

Who would have thought that homemade chicken breast strips, gently crusted in almond flour and seasoning could taste just like chicken fingers?

Seriously people, try it now!

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The subtle taste of almonds, with fresh herbs and spices give you a fresh and “clean” approach to those delicious strips we all love.

It kind of feels like a cheat meal! But you aren’t left with a bloated and sick feeling.

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We paired our meal with a light quinoa salad, with homemade lemon/garlic salad dressing. Delish! My husband claims that it was the best salad!

(I question this, but I’ll take it as a good sign).

Here are the simple steps to a delicious family meal (toddler friendly!):

1. Marinate your chicken (recommended overnight!), on the serving day take a ziploc bag and put about 1 1/2 cup of almond meal/flour, fresh parsley, black pepper, salt and chilli flakes (really whatever seasoning you prefer!).

2. Do the “shake and bake” method and then place chicken breast on baking tray (I always place parchment paper underneath) and bake for 35 mins. At 20 mins, check chicken and flip it to ensure it becomes crispy.

3. While the chicken is baking, cook your quinoa (follow instructions on label). We like the mixed quinoa. Chop up carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, cooriander and red onion. Mix the quinoa with the fresh veggies, and toss it together with the homemade lemon salad dressing.

4. Viola! Ready to serve. Your family will love this! Simple, quick and delicious.

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Don’t forget to follow my meal planning tips from last week! This helps us stay on track, and prepare for weekly dinners and lunches. This is what we have on the menu this week – 2 hours of meal prep on Sunday morning left us with a nice variety of dishes. 

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