Everything here is covered in pollen! I hate to say it, but we need a good rainfall to wash it all away. I have neglected to bring in my outdoor furniture cushions and now I’m scared to sit in them 🙂 But in exchange for the pollen, we have finally reached the point of spring where temperatures are consistently allowing me to wear short sleeves. I can’t wait for dress season! I just bought a few dresses with zip pockets from Title Nine. Pockets rule!
With warmer weather comes smoothies! I hadn’t done a coconut butter “magic shell” in ages, so I made one and drizzled some melted coconut butter in my spinach smoothie the other morning. It hardens to provide a nice crunch in contrast to the…well…the smooth of the smoothie!
Breakfast #2 to share is overnight oats. I’m into simple toppings these days. A scoop of Wild Friends peanut butter on top is all for today! Bananas are mixed inside along with oats, milk, yogurt, cinnamon, salt and chia seeds.
Breakfast #3 is a fried egg, lots of strawberries (that I have to microwave because of my sensitive teeth!) and a foamy cappuccino.
Lunches included a trip to the Juice Laundry after hot yoga at Elements! I was craving something cold and this smoothie with their homemade granola and fruit on top Hit.The.Spot!
Leftovers still rule for lunch at home. I ate some of the Skinny Suppers garden bake.
And lastly this salad with cottage cheese, greens, peppers and lots of Red, Hot & Blues!
Here’s a good example of how I’m trying to cook solo these days. I baked cod topped with herbs de Provence pesto and served that with leftover rice (from Mexican night) and some roasted veggies I snuck from the Whole Foods hot bar. Mazen had some fish, sweet potato wedges and rejected the veggies and rice. Gotta keep trying!
Dinner #2 at a friend’s house – BBQ chicken and grilled veggies. So glad grilling season is back! The chicken was covered in Bone Suckin’ Sauce – the best!
And lastly, it’s true. I had olives, chips, guac and cheese for dinner. I went to a Stella and Dot party at Ellen’s and had plans to make a kale salad to go with this, but I just wasn’t hungry after too many snacks! #truth
I’ve just bought these three products from Birchbox that I enjoyed so much in sample size. The Foreo cleanser smells SO GOOD. Actually, the smell is what got me on all three! The RMS make-up remover wipes smell like those toasted coconut chips, and I love the Clean perfume duo to keep in my purse 🙂
And finally, these kiddos love each other so much! We had Sylvia over for a playdate and they had fun pretending to swim in the bathtub.