Was this week a little lighter after the big Thanksgiving festivities? Mine was! Squiggly line, all in. I always enter a period of “cut back” as my mom would say after a big holiday. Cravings for pie are low and cravings for kale are high. I love it when my body wants to be totally healthy! Let’s rewind a bit and see what’s been on the menu:
Breakfast of eggs, toast and fruit is my very favorite for feeling my best these days. I love the variety of flavors and textures.
Of course oatmeal is the opposite of eggs for breakfast and delicious in totally different ways. Stick to your gut and warming you up ways! These whipped banana oats were topped with baked apples, a sprinkle of granola and Good Spread Peanut Butter. <—I am head over heels for this stuff!!
What happened to the inside of this toast, we will never know. Unless you were a fly on the wall in my kitchen and saw me eat the gooey inside before it even went in the toaster! Served with eggs and pear.
Scooting back a week to a few other photos I have, I had leftover Big Fat Pancake from Brookville for days. Served with a green smoothie for a balancing effect ; )
And finally, I polished off my pancake, egg and bacon sandwich with a side of grapes. I think more pancake sandwiches need to be invented. The key is to get your pancakes firm enough that they don’t crumble apart in hand. I’m not quite sure how to do that!
In the lunch bunch – leftover brussels, cheesy eggs and a Spinach Feta roll with the last cheese bits stuffed inside.
Next up: some Smoked BBQ Company chili that I picked up on the way home from the gym plus a side salad topped with peppers, carrots, homemade dressing and a bite of cornbread muffin that I shared with Mazen.
We had leftovers for lunch the next day – Emily’s tempeh kale salad! See the dinner section for more details : )
I finished off my curdled-but-still-tasted-good broccoli soup as well. Extra good with whole grain croutons!
And finally, lunch at Eppie’s with friends. Tamale day! I have been wanting to try these for a while, and sadly it left me a bit underwhelmed. I’ll be back to the veg plate and Santa Monica salad next time!
These tacos were made with BBQ chicken, yellow and orange bell peppers (not the best choice for colors!), cheese and yogurt on local corn tortillas. Pretty delish!
Next up we made Emily’s Festive Kale Salad with Wheatberries and Tempeh. It looked so good in her post that she planted it right onto my meal plan! It was a delicious winner, and we hadn’t had tempeh in ages.
Next up we made Spaghetti Squash Bolognaise. I have a recipe for this, so stay tuned next week!
And finally, I went to see a Rolling Stones cover band with some friends and ate at Yearbook Taco. Fish tacos and chorizo were soooo good! Plus chips and margs. A big night out!
Hope you guys are settling into the holiday season well. I’m off to the gym!