Usually these two boys are battling it out with Nerf darts or climbing trees, but I captured a quiet moment when they were both enjoying some hot cocoa and doing Imagine Ink books (<– we LOVE these!) So sweet.
This guy was also having a quiet moment. I think the blah winter weather had us all feeling extra mellow and cozy. We snuggle on the floor in front of the fireplace all.evening.long.
The colder weather had me craving big bowls of whipped banana oatmeal as well! I stirred in a raspberry cottage cheese and put peanut butter drizzle on top. Sort of a quasi PB&J combo!
Another morning I had a quick bowl of cereal while Mazen and I cut out valentines! I cannot WAIT for berry season – this would have been so good with blueberries! I know you can buy them year round, but I just don’t want to pay for the out of season berries. Frozen is always a good option though.
Lunches this week have been warm and leftover focused. A rice bowl with zucchini, basmati rice (my new jam), cheese and Greek yogurt.
This lunch salad was rockin’ with flavor: arugula, sweet potatoes, goat cheese, olives, almonds, quinoa and a lemony dressing.
Another day I had leftover Cook Smarts slow cooker white chicken chili! Mug-sized with cheese and yogurt.
And here’s the dinner serving plus avocado! This chili was so easy and delish! (Go Hoos!)
Because of our Florida trip we didn’t do a date night out this week, so we made a special dinner and then watched the latest episode of This Is Us. What a heart wrencher!! Steaks, sautéed zucchini and tomatoes in a cream cheese and garlic “sauce” (Thomas’s invention and so good!) and rice in the rice cooker (still one of my all-time favorite appliances!)
And rewinding back to Monday, while we were still riding the Eagles high, we had leftover Superbowl ribs with sweet potato fries and a side salad!
Mazen wanted me to share his meal of the week – a burger, french fries, green beans, and a mini pizza!
Hope you guys had a great week yourselves!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Ah, wish I could eat half as healthy as you, Kath! It was nice peeking into your week and meals 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Now you have me craving KERF classic banana-whipped oats! (Speaking of bananas, I saw an Ig post from a “health coach” who eats semi-green bananas for “better blood sugar control”. I mean, to each their own, but it’s ridiculous the bad rap this amazing fruit gets. Yellow or freckled all the way for me, thankyouverymuch.) I love all of your meals, and Mazen’s looks fantastic! 😉 Have a great Friday!
Green bananas – blech!!!
Jamie / Madrona Nutrition says
I’m guessing the health coach was likely referring to the properties of resistant starch (RS), which is found in a variety of foods, including green bananas. There is some promising research in the area of insulin sensitivity and also on the beneficial impact RS has on the microbiome (my favorite topic!) and butyrate in our gut. I would encourage you to look into the research on RS if you work with clients who have blood sugar or insulin issues. I don’t use RS with all my clients since tolerance among the population I work with is very individual and most of them have underlying gut issues or kidney disease, but for some it works very well. All that being said, if we are only talking about bananas and taste, then I’m with you on preferring the taste of yellow!
I appreciate your insight! I’m all for caring well for myself, but enjoying my food is one aspect. Green bananas are so not enjoyable to me, so I’d rather eat them sweeter with protein or a whole grain like oats. 🙂
Love the rug! Where did you buy it?
It’s a seagrass rug that was a hand-me-down from Karen
Is this a sponsored post?
No, why would you think that?
Seems sponsored by play-doh to me ?
Really?! I didn’t even mention Play Doh? Just posted a picture of Mazen’s creation. You guys know if a post is sponsored I write “This post is sponsored by XX” clearly at the top and bottom.
No omg i was kidding! Idk how this could be sponsored either
Your Instagram post from today has a #sponsored hash and a @thinkrice tag. Is this part of that sponsorship?
Oh no – that is just on Instagram!
Awwwww at that last picture, so adorable!
Linda @ the Fitty says
Kath, what time of day do you generally take your food photos? I love the natural light in them.
Anytime there is daylight next to our dining room window with a filtered light shade!
Hey Kath! Do you happen to know the brand/color of the paint on your dining room walls? It’s so calming yet refreshing 🙂 Thanks!
It’s Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray!
Fabulous – thanks girl!
Do you have a recipe for the zucchini creation looks delicious?!
We sauteed it in some olive oil and garlic with salt and pepper and then just tossed it warm in 1-2 tbsp of cream cheese. It was so good!
Judy Zakreski says
I had the same question- thanks for the answer! I have some zucchini from the farm share so this will be on my menu this week!
Great thank you! I will be sure to try it!
I made sure to be eating my lunch while reading this post because OHMYGOSH I want all the food right now. haha I’m seriously craving some ribs now.