One of my former & future clients is a hair salon owner & stylist. From what I've experienced, (one involving a really famished pregnant stylist resulting in the world's worst hair cut & many months of ponytails) hair stylists will go through hours of not eating. I have no idea where they get their stamina. If I had one guess they don't eat all day then have a huge dinner & are still full most of the next day until they end up eating another huge dinner. Repeat. I've been there & this is a cycle for fat gain. So I have to design meals that my girl can eat while on the fly...especially on the days she does my hair.:)
She can easily eat these guys with her fingers or fork grabbed in between blow outs. Small but they pack in a lot of nutrients keeping her energized, satisfied & alert without weighing her down.
Month 1 of training with me these will be designed with almond butter instead of PB. Peanuts are high in omega 6 fatty acids which when balanced with omega 3 fatty acids is not bad, but I like my clients to eat more omega 3 rich food sources in the beginning as their diet is usually void of them. Omega 3s are highly anti inflammatory & absolutely essential for a fierce body & mind.
Mini PB & Strawberry Sweet Potato "Toast" Sandwiches
Sweet potato, 1
Homemade or natural PB, 2 Tbsp
Freeze dried strawberries
Coconut oil, 1-2 Tbsp
Cut off the ends of a sweet potato & cut thinly as possible. To help with balance I will cut off one of the sides of the potato so it can sit flat.
Trim off peel with knife.
Heat up 1 Tbsp of coconut oil in a pan & lie as many slices as you can. Do not overlap. Cook for about 5 min then flip. If oil disappears & pan is burning you can add more oil.
Cook until fork tender.
Place slices back on cutting board & cut into squares or close to it. You may have some trapezoids but that's okay.
Top half of the squares with PB & a freeze dried strawberry.
Top with naked slices to make little bit sized sandwiches.