Lately: In Between Travel

March 20, 2014

Between my trips and this snowy weather and an abnormal amount of social events, I feel like life is on overdrive. I’m ready for some weeks of home cookin’, spring weather and life slowing down just a bit. My body is too!


I started the week off with an egg cooked in Ella’s egg cup! It took me a few tries to get the right number of seconds (26 – ha!) so as not to allow it to explode, but it works well. At least the times it did explode it just blew the lid off instead of sending egg all over the microwave. On the side: whole wheat cinnamon chip and fruit.


The next {dreary, early} morning I whipped up some hot oats – with Love Grown granola and almond butter.


Simple yogurt with strawberries and granola on this morning. Trying to lighten things up a bit before my workout.


Fried egg. Orange. Toast with Naturally Nutty mocha almond butter. Café!


And finally – overnight oats with a crumbled banana almond muffin from the bakery. I just love the texture of a crumbled baked good on yogurt!


Warm me up…



S: Super hard soccer game! Woot!

M: I took the morning off to recover and we had a giant snow blizzard so my only activity was taking Mazen out for 10 minutes until he cried to go “outside” because he couldn’t see the grass. Poor little guy. I could have done an indoor DVD or something, but I was so sore from soccer I decided to take the whole day off.

T: We had our snow day so stayed home in the morning and waited for some meltage to happen. That afternoon we ventured to the gym and I did some light cardio with my fav Better Homes and Gardens! Still sore from soccer so not pushing it.

W: Feeling back to normal in the body, so I went to hard-core athletic conditioning. It was a really great class as usual – lots of stairs, track running and jumping. Burned a ton!

T: Had mother’s morning out in the morning so I missed my usual Thursday workout, but I made up for it by going to the gym in the afternoon. My workout was quite blah, but at least I did something.

F: Training with Erin – lower body! We did some powerful squats and some over-the-bench leg lunches where you switch your back leg from side to side while keeping your front one on the bench. Talk about feelin’ the burn! I started with 30 minutes of cardio so I was ready to rock when training was over.

S: OFF due to Flight to Florida! Wish I could have gotten some walking in there, but we arrived after dark.


Leftover turkey burger on a Honey roll with a side salad. My toaster torched the top of the roll and burned a nice little spot of char.


Light lunch of clementine and grilled cheese. I shared a lot off of Mazen’s plate (including some broccoli) so I didn’t need much more.


I also had lunch at Great Harvest one day (a curried tuna salad) and a mug of soup one day with a bunch of spinach stirred in. It was kind of a crazy lunch week – lots of tending to the toddler!

And once we had brunch at Whole Foods – waffles!



I loved the Cook Smarts menu this week:

M: Corn + Potato Chowder with rotisserie chicken, bacon and Greek yogurt. LOVED this soup!! On my favorites list!


T: Rotisserie Chicken Chopped Salad with with adobo honey vinaigrette


W: Turkey Burgers with adobo honey sauce and sweet potato fries. Can’t go wrong!!


TH: Greek yogurt mac and cheese. I really loved this unique twist on mac! Salad on the side had apples and spinach.


And Friday started the weekend!!

Hope you all have a great week!

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1 Rebekah {aCricketSang} March 20, 2014 at 7:42 am

Mocha Almond Butter?!? I must find this!!!


2 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 20, 2014 at 8:00 am

Oh my gosh, that corn and potato chowder looks delicious! I’ve been all about overnight oats recently, they’re so easy to make ahead of time and bring to work with me.


3 Livi March 20, 2014 at 8:04 am

Your meals always look so vibrantly colorful!


4 Anna @ On Anna's Plate March 20, 2014 at 8:20 am

Life has been crazy hectic for us lately too. Spring Break is next week, and it can’t come quickly enough– we’re taking our first trip without the kiddo!

Meals look tasty and vibrant, as always. :-)


5 Ali March 20, 2014 at 8:34 am

What’s your mother’s day out program like? Who’s it through? I’m trying to find something like that in Denver.


6 KathEats March 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm

It was through my gym. Once a month for 3 hours


7 Anoushé March 20, 2014 at 8:56 am

Do you have a recipe for the Greek yoghurt mac and cheese? Sounds amazing! :)


8 KathEats March 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm

It’s through Cook Smarts


9 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 20, 2014 at 9:06 am

Your sweet potato fries look extra delicious! What’s your secret?


10 KathEats March 20, 2014 at 1:13 pm

We roast them on a cooling rack at 400* for about 45-60 minutes after tossing in olive oil, salt and pepper.


11 [email protected] March 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

Inspiring eats as always…and lots of eggs! I should really thank you for creating such a yearning in me that resulted in my introducing them with a bang! Every day at some point, fried, frittata, omelet, poached, soft boil, scrambled…and of course in baking! Seriously life changing! :)


12 Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} March 20, 2014 at 9:22 am

The mocha almond butter sounds amazing! As always your plates look delicious!


13 Katie March 20, 2014 at 9:23 am

Monday’s cook smart soup looks awesome!!


14 kelsie March 20, 2014 at 9:24 am

Can you tell me more about the greek yogurt mac n cheese? The picture looks unappetizing… But I’m so curious how/if this worked.


15 KathEats March 20, 2014 at 1:01 pm

It was delicious! We made the sauce on the stovetop with real cheese and the yogurt


16 kelsie March 20, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Thanks for the reply!… I guess it kind of makes sense that they would go together….Still not 100% sold though!


17 Leah @ goodnightcheese March 20, 2014 at 9:36 am

There is some delicious looking food here! How is CookSmarts going? When you do it, do you usually have the “regular” version of it, or mix it up?


18 KathEats March 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Going well … I love it! We do the original usually


19 Molly @Mollysmusingz March 20, 2014 at 10:29 am

I love that cute Dean and Deluca mug!!


20 Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog March 20, 2014 at 10:33 am

Whole Foods has waffles?!?! I need to check into that. The soup looks amazing. Yum! I can’t for fresh spring produce and for life to slow a bit too.


21 simple green moms March 20, 2014 at 11:44 am

The turkey burger with sweet potatoe fries are one of our favorite meals! YUM =)


22 Kim March 20, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Hi kath! Thanks for the great post! Just curious when you were stuck in the house with mazen due to snow…how does he fare? I have a one year old and live in the north and I found snow days to be soooooo hard with a little one. Just curious how mazen deals!


23 KathEats March 20, 2014 at 2:01 pm

He does OK. He loves his toys. We go to the gym and to indoor playdates too, but he definitely misses being outside


24 Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit March 20, 2014 at 1:42 pm

You’re right…really can’t go wrong with turkey burgers and sweet potato fries!!


25 Ally March 20, 2014 at 3:17 pm

I love the idea of cook smarts! especially how the recipes ‘reuse’ things from previous meals – so smart and awesome so you don’t wind up with all of those extra ‘one recipe ingredients’ that sit and go to waste! I know you’ve mentioned that there are adaptations for special dietary needs like GF/veg/paleo but do you know if they take into account a kosher diet? I would love to sign up as I am always looking for new creative things to make for my family (I have a 2 y.o and a 3 m.o) and the leftover portion would be perfect for my husband who is in law school at night and has to brown bag dinner 4 nights a week. However, as orthodox jews, my family adheres to strict kosher rules and I really don’t want to have to come up with creative substitutions to make everything kosher – that would just take the ease out of it and would make the shopping list almost useless for me :( If they don’t, maybe you could suggest that they look into creating that option?


26 Tatum | EATS From The Oil Patch Blog March 20, 2014 at 6:22 pm

all of your bakery items look AMAZING as always.. makes me wish we lived in the same area – we are lacking hard in the bakery dept here :(


27 Lisa @bitesforbabies March 21, 2014 at 6:13 am

That mocha almond butter sounds amazing!!! I can’t seem to wrap my head around what kind of pasta noddles those are (in the mac n’cheese!)


28 KathEats March 21, 2014 at 10:49 am

I forgot the name but they’re from the bulk bins at whole foods


29 Allison @ Clean Wellness March 21, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Looks like some tasty eats! I love your bicycle coffee mug -so cute!

And I agree with everyone about the mocha almond butter. I need to get my hands on that ASAP!


30 Kori March 21, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Looks good! It’s funny we were both in FL at the same time. I haven’t even been to the beach yet, though! I was wondering if Whole Foods made breakfast/brunch! I’m stuck on their smoothies, but your waffle does look delicious. :)


31 Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet March 22, 2014 at 4:07 am

I second the MOCHA ALMOND BUTTER?! Wow… must must must consume this sometime soon!


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