Beef Stew

*Don't forget to enter the giveaway for the book "The Gluten-Free Edge"! It's all about sports nutrition for gluten-free athletes.* Happy Monday! Is there such a thing? Probably not but at least there is lots of coffee involved!I spent the majority of the weekend working (no surprise there) and actually got a bit of time to just relax and take care of some stuff that had fallen by the wayside the past few weeks (uh, like cleaning). I also spent a good chunk of the weekend getting updates about my upcoming strongman competition and getting simultaneously nervous/excited about it. The weight classes for the women changed which is a great thing for me. Before I was sitting RIGHT on the high end of one weight class but now, I'm 5lbs out from the top end of my weight class which means I don't have to worry about trying to cut any weight (YAY).

No cutting weight = eating all the things (but not gaining 5lbs in 2 weeks haha). I'm really trying to make sure that I eat enough in the next two weeks since that is something I consistently struggle with. One thing that makes that easier? Making big batches of beef stew.

I love soups and stews simply because they have everything you need in one bowl - protein, carbs, veggies, and wine. You know, the essentials. Plus, they're easy to reheat when you don't feel like cooking because you're traps are insanely sore from stones and all sorts of cleans. Have I convinced you yet?

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