I am absolutely feeling the squiggly line going up and up and up. Too many vacations and parties! It’s time to get back on the salad train and lighten things up a bit. The good news is our weather is looking nice!
My vow to Mazen (and myself) this spring is I’m planning to take him outside every afternoon for at least 30 minutes so we can both run around. I’m hoping this little addition will keep us both healthy!
Hi French toast! Long time, no see. That would be IRISH SODA French toast! The best. Topped with sunbutter and served with orange.
Next up we have yogurt in a jar with lots of fruit (berries, banana) and some leftover hot oatmeal. A fun combo!
Keeping the variation going in breakfast, the next morning I had scrambled eggs with toast and jam and seared banana. Coffee in the ole mug.
Look at this beauty!! Whipped banana chia seed oatmeal with a puddle of Wild Friends nut butter drizzled on top. Takes me back to the good old days of oatmeal every day.
And last but not least, berry smoothie (shared with Mazen) plus some of the Cinnamon Chip Gluten X with melty buttah.
S: Soccer game – freezing cold in drizzling rain with no subs!! I played the entire game without a break on the bench and was pre-ty sore the next day : ) Had a great shot on goal too, but no goal yet…
M: Met a friend for a 30 minute walk downtown. A nice little bit of activity on rest day.
T: Around-the-world style at the gym. A little stairmaster, a little walking, a little lower body lifting. I did one of Erin’s routines and felt sufficiently tired when I went down to shower!
W: Athletic conditioning class that left my back and shoulders really sore the next day. We did less running than usual but lots of jumping and a fair amount of weights.
TH: Kettle bells class. Usually I plan a lighter workout the day after AC, but I was feeling like I needed a challenge so I went anyways. This was kind of a mistake because kettle bells always hurt me! I think I tweaked a part of my shoulder, so I won’t be going back to the class for a while, as much as I like it.
F: Cardio with BH&G and then upper body lifting with Erin. We modified and skipped any shoulder exercises but my shoulder actually felt pretty good.
SA: Rain all day, so I went to the gym late and did a quick cardio workout – light anticipating my soccer game on Sunday that ended up getting canceled due to more rain : (
I can’t wait to walk and run outside again!!!!!!
On to the lunch portion of the day –
First up was leftover split pea soup smothered in yogurt. I just love the combo of yogurt and hot savory creamy foods.
It’s been a while Mr. Sardine! Smoked sardine salad with carrots and celery mixed with curry powder, mustard, mayo and Greek yogurt. Served with toasty Irish Soda bread.
Mazen and I shared a box of mac and cheese for lunch one day. I added broccoli, peas and carrots for veggies. He liked it, but he didn’t love the macaroni. You’d think he would find it as delicious as I did! He did eat the broccoli…
Leftover panko cod from our Cook Smarts dinner turned into a fish taco with avocado, cheese, greens and yogurt. SO GOOD!
And more leftover fish – this time over a mixed salad with Dutch gouda, avocado and greens.
Sunday night dinner was roasted herby chicken with a big pan of roasted broccoli, mushrooms and carrots. Tuscan sourdough bread on the side.
And our Cook Smarts menu for the week!
M: Fish Sandwich with Kale Chips. You’re speaking my language Jess! The panko fish was SO good! Loved the homemade tartar sauce too. Bun was from Whole Foods for a change.
Mazen crunched his first kale chip!
T: Taco Salads!! With beef, jalapenos, cheese and loads of yoga-mole. This meal was waaaay bigger than it looks and I was uncomfortably stuffed when it was over.
W: Skillet Chicken with chard and salsa over roasted potatoes. This was a recipe we might not have otherwise made, but we both really liked it!
TH: Breakfast Burritos with black beans and egg. Topped with cheese and yogurt. Plus a tomato side salad.