Last week was a week of indulgence for most of us, and I imagine that this week many of you – like me – were craving lighter, healthier meals. I think it’s beautiful when we do the squiggle naturally! What goes up must come down!
Thanksgiving Tuesday I went to athletic conditioning at the new ACAC Edge studio and brought Duck Donuts home to my family, who were visiting. Example of how the vibe was pre-holiday : )
I had a sampling along with a protein-packed egg to balance out the sugar! (And don’t worry – I went back for a few second nibbles!)
But after Thanksgiving I was craving lighter breakfasts – like these two eggs with a grapefruit on the side.
And this second stab at chia pudding – my latest obsession! This one was made with 1/4 cup chias with 1 cup of milk, plus cinnamon, maple syrup and banana. Yum!
Next up: smoothie day. These are rare in the colder months, but I snuck one in when the heat was cranked up. Topped with some granola from Flour bakery that Jenna brought me! Thanks Jenna!
Lunches were a bit on the lighter side as well.
Kale, leftover green beans, smoked salmon and crunchy dried peas!
Whole Foods kale caesar with BBQ and avocado from home on top
Another smoked salmon and manchego salad with a bunch of nuts on the side I had previously as a snack!
Apple quinoa (recipe coming!) with leftover tofu and manchego
And lastly – more leftover quinoa salad, more manchego and a green juice.
Pre-holiday we hosted both Karen and my parents for dinner (my parents were passing through). We had a lovely cheese board, this delicious wine and chicken and green beans with mom’s mac and cheese and pies for dessert from The Pie Chest!
Post holiday we lightened things up a bit since it was just the three of us.
Noodles with sesame tofu (Matt’s creation!) with shiitake mushrooms, peppers and carrots.
Spaghetti squash lasagna (inspired by Cook Smarts!) with ricotta, grass-fed beef and cheese. Plus a pesto side salad.
Sweet potato and turkey chili with toppings and cornbread.
And finally….Peppa Pig night!!! We took Mazen along with about 8 of his friends and their parents to see the Peppa Pig Live show. It was great! So cute. Beforehand we met everyone for pizza slices. The kids loved it!
Hope you all have an awesome weekend!!