I’ve really been on a roll with the healthy eating and weight loss. I stepped on the scale and had lost 2.5 pounds! Karen just had a minor surgery to repair a hernia and she spent a few days recovering at our house. Although we cooked healthy Cook Smarts dinners, there was still a feeling of having company and we ate more than usual. I’m having trouble resetting my buttons!
Leftover eggy casserole with strawberries and toast with jam. Mazen now asks for “toast” in the morning instead of “bread” but he gets mad if I put his bread in the toaster oven!
Pancakes for all! Plus grapefruit pieces and a blob of Barney Butter. #Ilovebreakfast
The next day I scrambled up a bunch of eggs with toast and mango slices. Mazen loves mango slices!
An oatmeal celebration in my bowl – whipped banana oats made with oat bran and a lovely puddle of sunbutter on top.
And lastly, a smoothie made with berries, banana, milk and chia, shared with Mazen, and toast with butter.
S: Our last soccer game of the season! I played one of my best games and woke up the next day with super sore legs.
M: Rest day! Just walked to the gym and back in the afternoon for baby swim class : )
T: Small group with Erin. Class was focused on lifting heavy instead of boot camp style. I left with my total body fatigued! I also did 20 minutes on the stairmaster to warm up. Sadly we had to drive due to rain.
W: Athletic conditioning day. I don’t even remember what we did the most of, but it was a good class!
TH: I had mom’s morning out at the gym, so I moved my workout to right after and before nap. I worked in a coffee shop and after picking Mazen up we went for a run (about 4 miles) before heading back for lunch. He’d already had lunch at the gym so this worked out well! I was starving for mine but the time I got him to sleep.
F: Stairmaster warm up plus training with Erin. We did some big moves with Olympic bars that made me feel like I was in a CrossFit gym. (So I think because I’ve actually never been in one!) Also she had me working my biceps in a way that left me SO sore the next morning.
SA: Athletic conditioning, Saturday style. Except that 20 minutes in I hurt my back!! I was rolling up from the ground and my back kept going but my butt was glued to the ground and I felt something pull. I left class and found an ice pack and was shocked that the next day everything felt fine. I’ve been taking things really easy, but I don’t think there’s any bad damage.
Leftover chicken with couscous, yogurt and red peppers over a salad.
More leftover Mediterranean chicken over salad with cumin carrots and a tortilla.
Leftover eggplant + zucchini saute with couscous and yogurt. All-in-one heat n eat lunch!
Leftover taco salad. I couldn’t get enough of this and had the same thing I had for dinner the night before.
A Great Harvest picnic at the mall! Matt met us there with sandwiches on a rainy day while he was out running errands. I had a pimento cheese sandwich (half) with dill pickle chips and a bite of brownie.
Cook Smarts was a really fun week!
M: Mediterranean Chicken Packets with couscous and cucumber yogurt. I LOVED this dish! The chicken was well-seasoned with herbs and paprika and served over whole wheat couscous with red pepper, olives and lemon. Plus a cucumber-yogurt sauce on top. Obviously the yogurt on top won me over.
T: Turkey & Pica de Gallo Tacos with cumin and coriander carrots. We all loved this – Karen and Mazen included! The turkey was a fun change from beef and the carrots were so sweet and savory!
W: I went to The Scout Guide party while the boys cooked with Karen. I helped them make the Eggplant and Zucchini Saute over couscous before I left and had a taste – yum!
TH: Taco Salad with paprika vinaigrette and YOGAMOLE! We used the leftover turkey saute from Tuesday for this and turned it into a big salad. Instead of quinoa we had chips and lots of yogamole on top!
Happy healthy week to you all!