Today on my Facebook Newsfeed, I saw that one of my friends made a comment on a video by Terry Shanahan. So of course I was wondering to myself, "Why is this in my Newsfeed?" I always wonder why Facebook thinks some things are so important... but anyway, I went ahead and watched the video.
Well folks, my life has been changed. Terry, apparently, is a nutritionist of sorts? I'm still confused on his actual title, but he makes meals for Kyle Korver so that's reason enough for me to take him seriously. (His website says he is a Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor and works with CrossFit athletes.)
He made a meal that consisted of a chicken leg, asparagus and a yam. Yes, that's all. And then in a six minute magical video, he shows you how he makes it all. And one thing that really interested me is that he used Coconut Oil. I love coconuts! Terry says that Coconut Oil has a ton of health benefits (again, I'm inclined to believe him) so I literally wondered out loud, "What kind of health benefits are there, Terry?!"
I didn't get an answer from the video, so I Googled it. Apparently, not only is it good for your diet (prevents heart diseases, increases metabolism, etc.) BUT it provides beauty benefits -- you can apply it topically to your hair as a treatment, you can use it as a massage oil to reduce stress, reduces wrinkles, treats psoriasis and eczema, and more.
Of course I run to the nearest Whole Foods and buy a jar of it, along with ingredients to make this delish dinner that Terry prepared in the vid.
I don't need to get into how to make it all -- just watch the video for yourself -- but look at my pretty meal! Yes, it looks meager because I ate most of the asparagus and yams before the pic. And I bought chicken breasts, not legs. But let me just say I love Coconut Oil! It made the yams taste AMAZE, as well as the asparagus. I'm going to make the best mom and wife some day... all thanks to YouTube. The best part has to be that I made enough to last me until Wednesday and I have more ingredients left over to make a fresh batch at the end of the week.
Perhaps I should give Terry a call? Huge ups to him!
Then because I couldn't resist at the store, I got some stuff to make strawberry shortcake. I did it old school with the little cake cups instead of angel food cake because it reminds me of my childhood. I also threw in raspberries for some extra flavor.
- Go to the nearest grocery store and pick up these little cake cups. They come in packs of four and are usually right by the strawberries.
|so cheap but soooo good|
- Buy a carton of raspberries and strawberries.
- Wash them both and leave them a little damp; dice up the strawberries and place both berries in a Ziploc container.
- Sprinkle sweetener on top. You can use regular sugar or whatever you'd like. I used two Stevia packets (a natural sugar substitute).
- Let the berries sit in the fridge. This will allow their juices to release, creating an amazing berry syrup.
- After it's sat in the fridge about an hour (or longer), you can take it out and use some of the syrup to pour on top of the cake.
- Then throw up a heaping spoonful (or three) of berries.
- Top with whipped cream. I like Cool Whip Lite!
Tah-dah! It's so easy but so so so so GOOD. Thanks Mom for making this every year around Easter and in the summer.
So see? Have a nutritious dinner and then indulge with this spring treat!