Lately

July 29, 2013

Because of our Williamsburg trip, this week felt short. Here are some of the highlights!

Breakfasts

Scrambled eggs, toast, fruit with sunflower butter

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Yogurt with tons of fresh fruit, chia seeds, cinnamon and sunbutter

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Cheerios with banana, blueberries, peach, sunbutter and milk

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Hot oats whipped with banana and blackberries. Sunbutter was the theme of the week!!

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Family breakfast with egg, toast, fruit

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Mazen had a little veggie frittata!

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Lunches

Salad with lentils, cheese, tomatoes and a slice of toast

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Whole Foods hot bar salad fearing tilapia, BBQ, tortellini, lentil salad and lots of kale

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Leftover tilapia from above hot bar over greens with tomatoes, leftover grilled veggies and Nut-Thins

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Salad with tomatoes, avocado, egg, carrots, ham and chips

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Dinners

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Mexican night – shredded chicken, greens, corn, peppers, salsa, cheese, avocado-greek yogurt blend and chips!

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Quick weeknight snapped with my phone – soup from the freezer and green beans with bacon

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Post-vacation dinner of grilled carrots, beets, fennel, potatoes with massaged kale salad and goat cheese

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Pesto Meatballs made with basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and grass-fed beef (a twist on this recipe)

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Served over whole wheat orzo from Whole Foods bulk bins and a side salad

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M loved them too!

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When I made the meatballs, I formed some of the mix into a burger patty. A brilliant morph that I will be doing many times again – it made a perfect slider!

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On a spinach feta roll from the bakery with sweet potato fries

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And salad

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Hope you had a summery weekend!

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1 Anna @ On Anna's Plate July 29, 2013 at 8:13 am

I’m always impressed with the variety of your dinners! I feel like we have the same five meals on rotation EVERY week. I need to work on mixing it up a little!

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2 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh July 29, 2013 at 8:15 am

That all looks wonderful and since I haven’t had breakfast yet it’s making me quite hungry! :-)

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3 Shel@PeachyPalate July 29, 2013 at 8:28 am

The mexican dinner plate looks gorgeous! So bright and colourful! Loving all the sunbutter love – goes so well with peach and blueberries!

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4 Zoe @ Chocolate Covered Chia July 29, 2013 at 8:40 am

I love reading these posts for ideas :) Thanks Kath!

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5 Melissa July 29, 2013 at 8:51 am

Your eats, per usual, look beautiful! I especially love how the grilled carrots and other grilled veggies look. It always makes me wish I had my own grill!

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6 Kinsey July 29, 2013 at 8:54 am

Those sweet potatoes look delicious! I have been wanting to whip up some roasted sweet potatoes with a little curry powder and garlic for the past week.

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7 Ashlee@HisnHers July 29, 2013 at 8:56 am

You have me craving sunbutter now!! Mmm

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8 Carly @ Snack Therapy July 29, 2013 at 9:08 am

Maze just gets cuter by the second! I love it. That little slider is a great idea! It looks like the perfect way to get a little taste without feeling too full.

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9 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac July 29, 2013 at 9:10 am

Yum the pesto meatballs look great!! My basil plant is currently thriving- looks like I found something to put the bounty toward!

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10 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries July 29, 2013 at 9:49 am

That Mexican salad looks so delicious and colorful! Love it!

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11 Yvette July 29, 2013 at 10:05 am

Hi Kath!! I sooo love reading your blog because of your wonderful foodie creations you make :) I wanted to ask you girl when doing scrambled eggs do you only use one or two eggs or do you mix up with egg whites? and if you so how much eggs or eggwhites do you combine. Can you plz let me know on how many eggs to use to make healthy scrambled eggs ;) Thanks Kath. Have a Bless of Day.

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12 KathEats July 29, 2013 at 11:34 am

I have two in the morning – just two whole eggs! (Often i share about 1/3 with Mazen)

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13 Meagan July 29, 2013 at 10:05 am

I love your turquiose / green bowl in the second picture!!

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14 Lauren @ The Highlands Life July 29, 2013 at 10:06 am

A salad with an egg on top just makes my day.

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15 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! July 29, 2013 at 12:32 pm

The little fritatta you made for mazen is adorable! As is the mini bun burger! So fun playing around with mini foods!

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16 Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite July 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I always get so much inspiration for my meals with these posts. Now I’m craving fruit and nutbutter!

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17 Marissa@ohhhsolovely July 29, 2013 at 2:18 pm

i love how colorful most of your meals are…makes for very healthy meals as well!

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18 Chelsea Preedy July 29, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Sunbutter is such a nice twist to traditional nut butters! Do you have a brand that you typically buy? I’ve only tried it twice and one time, it had a little bit of a funny flavor.

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19 KathEats July 29, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Either trader joe’s or Sunbutter – both are great

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20 jodea @ chillichocolatelove.com July 29, 2013 at 2:55 pm

All your meals look so good, but the breakfasts are just divine!

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21 Emily @ Life on Food July 29, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Is it just me or is Mazen getting big!?!?

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22 Kim July 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Those spinach feta rolls look super yummy! Are they available at all Great Harvest locations or just yours?

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23 KathEats July 29, 2013 at 6:38 pm

It depends on the store, but it’s a popular bread

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24 Kim @ Healthy Living in the City July 29, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I’ll have to investigate at the Plano, TX location and if they don’t carry it, I’ll see if I can put in a request ;)

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25 Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile July 29, 2013 at 5:38 pm

All of your food looks so bright, colorful and delicious! And what a little adventurous eater you’ve got on your hands. It’s adorable that Mazen enjoyed his veggie frittata. His Mommy has taught him well :) How does sunbutter compare in taste and texture to almond butter? I’d like to try it.

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26 KathEats July 29, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Smoother, creamier and less earthy – it’s the best!

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27 Amy in Canada July 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm

My internet has been down for two weeks–just got it back up and Mazen looks bigger in just two weeks!

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28 KathEats July 29, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Welcome back!

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29 Erika @ fortheloveofpeanutbutter July 29, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Yummm! You’re antique-looking spoons are just the cutest. That bun you used on those burgers….I need me some of those!

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30 Kiane C. July 29, 2013 at 8:46 pm

All those healthy meals make me feel hungry and makes me want to overhaul my entire diet! They look so delicious, I want to try them all. What I loved most are the Cheerios with banana, blueberries, peach, sunbutter and milk & the green beans with bacon. Your baby M sure looks cute when he smiles at the foods you’ve prepared! Your family is so lucky to have you because you are focused on keeping them healthy and yourself too.

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31 Ginger July 29, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Is there a reason you pair fruit with sunbutter? It seems like a weird pairing… just wondering if there’s a nutrition reason or if it’s just a preference. :)

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32 KathEats July 30, 2013 at 8:31 am

Just delicious

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33 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance July 30, 2013 at 1:44 am

Loving all the sunbutter and salads that are popping up on here!

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34 April Jacobs July 30, 2013 at 8:08 am

I love all the recipes from breakfast to dinner! The salad looks really great! I can’t wait to try it. :-)

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35 Amy @ The Little Honey Bee July 30, 2013 at 2:37 pm

This was not good to read/look at while the afternoon-work-hunger-pangs kick-in! Yummy-ness :) Oh also, made your baked oatmeal bars this weekend… so great!

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36 Kim July 31, 2013 at 2:55 pm

I can’t believe how big Mazen is getting! My son is 14 months old and honestly, I just don’t know where the time has gone! Does M like the orange juice? We haven’t done any juice yet, but I always wonder if he ever gets bored of just water and whole milk…when did you start letting Mazen have juice?

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37 KathEats July 31, 2013 at 6:20 pm

I don’t normally get some juice but I had some fresh squeezed OJ on hand and wanted to give him a taste

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38 Sars July 31, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Try to put off giving juice as long as you possibly can… Toddlers very quickly become juice addicts LOL. Don’t give the juice, and they will be very happy with water. A juice box will wind up being a HUGE treat later on in life, but not a must-have. Once you open that door with them, it can be difficult to close. And you CAN run into compications with kids who don’t drink enough fluids. There really is no benefit to allowing your child juice instead of water. But so often, toddlers drink their calories all day if they drink juice, and it can also lead to cavities. Don’t go down that road or you can quickly wind up with a child who hates water!

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39 KathEats July 31, 2013 at 7:51 pm

For what it’s worth, M didn’t care for the OJ : )

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40 Miller August 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Those are some really great meals. They all look delicious, especially the salad with lintels. :)

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41 Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine August 2, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I loooove those black and white plates!

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42 Neil Butterfield August 3, 2013 at 5:56 am

That cheerios breakfast looks amazing! I want some now!!!!

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43 Mike August 4, 2013 at 12:17 am

Those all look very appetizing and healthy! It’s a bit difficult to follow a healthy diet, however you make it look so simple.

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44 Pete August 4, 2013 at 10:08 am

Hi Kath,
My wife and I both work in CVille and live on our family farm in Powhatan county. We’re starting up an organic small grain operation here, and should get our USDA organic certification any day now. We have about 40 acres of organic buckwheat growing now, some of which I may harvest in a month or so. Noticed an earlier post about the South Street Inn “buckwheat granola”, and wondered if you’ve done any more experimenting with buckwheat? If you have an interest, we’re in the market development phase of our project here, and would love some feedback on buckwheat and on what other types of organic grains you might be interested in…

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45 KathEats August 4, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Hi Pete! I do enjoy buckwheat, and my husband and I own a bakery (Great Harvest Bread Co.) where we do need to buy buckwheat for our buckwheat blueberry granola! Shoot me an email if you’d like to talk more. Katheats @ gmail.com

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46 Thomas August 5, 2013 at 12:17 am

Oh wow, look at all those dishes! They look incredible and HEALTHY! Your baby looks very cute too.

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