Meat Lover’s Dream

Meat lovers, where you at?!

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My mom, dad, brother, and I went out for a FEAST at Rodizio Grill last night. It’s a Brazilian steakhouse, and if you’ve ever been to one, you would know that there is pretty much a life supply of meat in the restaurant. There are several servers who constantly walk around to all the tables with large metal skewers of various meats that have been cooked to perfection, cutting off pieces for customers to enjoy as they please. Yep–all you can eat, fellas. There was also an unlimited salad bar that came with the fixed price. The salad bar was actually quite wonderful with things like chickpea salad, quinoa salad, different cheeses, rolls, and toppings. That in itself would have been good enough for a mighty tasty meal. But of course, the meat took center stage.

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The red and green object is used to let the servers know when you’re ready for meat (green) and when you’re finished (red). We kept that thing on green for quite a while 😉 I filled up my salad plate with some goodies and didn’t even have to return to the salad bar for the rest of the evening, because the servers started and kept coming with the meats! I only took a picture of the very first one that came, but there were so many different types that made it to our table including sweet and salty chicken, sausage, white wine chicken, tri-tip steak, pork tenderloin, chicken hearts (which I tasted for the first time–not bad), tilapia, marinated chicken, sweet ham, bacon covered turkey, lamb, parmesan-crusted steak, carne asada, chicken sausage….and possibly more. Yeah. Talk about protein! There was also some tasty grilled pineapple.

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Tilapia

I tried tastes of most of these, but my favorites were the ham, chicken, carne asada, and tilapia. Everything was incredibly tender and flavorful. Best of all, they were always hot and fresh out of the…rotisserie? Grill? I’m not quite sure, but it was amazing.

Oh and there were appetizers that came with everything too!

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Mini cheese biscuits (that had the most unique, gnocchi-like texture inside! Supah starchy and delicious) and polenta fries

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Fried bananas with cinnamon sugar (we just treated this as dessert)

Obviously, we were stuffed, but the whole dinner was a killer deal with the Groupon. We only had to pay for my dad’s wine, really! ‘Twas quite the culinary experience.

Moves

Not that it even matters (as in, you probably don’t care), but before church, I did this quick burpee workout from Talk Less, Say More:

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You know how I love burpees!

Happy Sunday!

So tell me: Are you a meat lover? Which of the meats mentioned above would you try? Have you ever been to a Brazilian steakhouse?

I’m actually not a huge meat lover, but if it’s done as well as it is at Rodizio, I’ll eat it! I’ll gravitate more toward chicken though.

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The Bottomless Pit That is My Stomach

Good afternoon! 

I hope you’re all having a nice Saturday. My family has been enjoying some rest and relaxation so far. Dad just came back from working out at the track, which motivates me to do a little somethin’ somethin’ later. Or I might just take a rest day. 😀 We’ll see. Our plans for tonight include Mass and a dinner at a Brazilian steakhouse for which my mom bought a Groupon. Excited to try it out!

When I woke up (for the second time) at 10, I was not feeling full whatsoever from my first breakfast. In fact, I was more than ready to eat again. My stomach is just a bottomless pit today!  I guess it’s understandable since I had eaten 4 hours ago, but still. Am I finally growing?!

There are some days during which my stomach feels full at every meal even before I eat, and then there are some days like today during which I am one hungry, hungry hippo. I just go with the flow! 

Breakfast

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English muffin with peanut butter on one half, vanilla sunflower seed butter on the other, banana slices on both. Glass o’ milk as always!

Lunch

After having an apple….

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English muffin (again!) with mashed avocado, sautéed spinach, and two sunnies. Sriracha Jackson Pollack style.

Crackers and hummus  + another glass o’ milk on the side!

Enjoy your weekend!

So tell me: Do you have days where your stomach feels like a bottomless pit? Any fun plans tonight or tomorrow?

 

 

Awoken By Hunger

I woke up at this unsightly hour (for a Saturday morning) with a growling tummy!

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Despite having two snacks after dinner (a protein shake and then yogurt with dried figs), I should have guessed that I would be hungry pretty early in the morning since I had dinner earlier than usual (5:20 PM). I was still sleepy, but I was really hungry! Thus, I brushed my teeth (I always brush before eating in the morning) and had a nanner with some unpictured cashews.

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I waited for about 20 minutes, but then I was still hungry (what the…?) so I ate a bowl of cereal and called it a small breakfast. I’ll probably have another breakfast when I wake up again later though! It is so important to listen to your body’s hunger cues, even if you aren’t expecting to be hungry at a certain time. In the past, I would fight my hardest to fall back asleep and wait for “my real breakfast time.” No bueno.

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Note to self: If I go to bed 7 hours after dinner (went to bed at around 12), eat basically another meal. I mean, it just makes sense. Snacks won’t quite be enough. 

Maybe my body has been repairing its muscles like mad too, because my legs are not that sore today— Hallelujah! Alright, back to bed for me!

So tell me: Have you ever been awoken by hunger?