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Hi! I’m back at my weekly WIAW posts (it makes me want to say wah-wah-wah). You can see all of them here.

Friday Night

Friday night started with a pre-dinner snack: chocolate ice cream. It was this one, delicious. And don’t full yourselves – I consumed twice more of this amount before I remembered to snap a photo. Bahaha.

Dinner: split pea soup with a curry twist – had to clean out a fridge. Alex made our green smoothie for all of us (forgot the pic).

In the evening, we went to a friends’ house and I had a can of club soda, some nuts, fruit, one fritelle and a tiny piece of cinnamon bun.

Saturday

Coffee with a splash of whole milk to start the day.

Breakfast: Avocado toast with salt and pepper, grapefruit.

Lunch: Boys had 70% organic ravioli from my Costco’s emergency stash (I will be updating my healthy Costco shopping list tomorrow). There is always a line up of sous-chefs in my kitchen, which is a type of “mixed feelings help”.

We also shared hot dogs.

My Lunch: Leftover split pea soup, hot dog, carrots.

Snack: I snacked on these throughout the weekend.

Dinner: Ramen noodles with leftover spaghetti squash, miso paste, parsley, toasted sesame oil and smoked salmon. Aka 5 minute Asian soup. My kids keep calling everything distantly Asian – Chinese restaurant food.

Oldest one went for a sleepover, youngest one had a hot dog at Costco and was playing with Lego upstairs. Me and Alex were slurping on ramen in total peace and quiet and got a glimpse of what retirement will look like. It is not bad at all, let me tell you, but considering house prices in Vancouver, we have about 20 years left with kids at home. Which is fine by this European mama.

Evening Snack: Organic strawberries while watching TV.

Sunday

Breakfast: I forgot. No other way to put it – something toast but what I have no idea. We were rushing to the Lego convention.

Snack: Larabar.

Lunch: Tim Hortons garden vegetable sandwich on 1/2 whole wheat bun with about 1 lb of cream cheese. Me and Alex both removed those huge globes of cream cheese from bread and sprinkled veggies with a bit of salt and pepper. Seriously, that much cream cheese and not even spread? Thanks, Tim Hortons, for trying to kill me.

Snack: Green tea and nuts while working on a school project “Why Fast Food Is Unhealthy”. I almost went nuts but we did it.

Dinner: Brown rice with chicken and salad. Alex made it while I was sharing my thoughts on fast food (very tamed version for teachers) and helped to organize Lego, and it was fantastic. No recipe because made by Alex.

Evening Snack: Mango and cara cara orange, frozen raspberries. My mom always cut fresh fruit for me in a bowl and let me eat it on a couch over a towel. I do the same for me and my kids. Heathy sweet treat.

It was very relieving not to worry about how much carbs I ate but just eat healthy given the circumstances. Did you notice anything different about this weekend from my previous weekend eats? OK, seriously, it is either super easy or super hard to guess because it is that obvious.:)

Have a great week!

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4 Comments

  1. Dana

    No wine! I’ll just say it….after a one-month romantic vacation, are you pregnant?

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    • Olena

      You got it! The wine part! LOL Dana, first of all vacation was a family romantic. You are imagining it was all roses and champagne. 🙂 Secondly, I’m not pregnant, we are done, Alex isn’t interested so “he cut his supply off” at the doctor a few years ago and I think I am ok with growing kids too. But I am onto something without wine. I will share soon.

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  2. Olga Gav

    I got to be honest…I’m terrified to watch documentaries that explain why fast food is bad for us. I know the basics…after mild reading through out the years. We are not a fast food family. I really enjoy the taste of home made food. Aside from how unhealthy fast food is, am I the only one who is scared to eat that stuff because you don’t know who is “preparing” it and what they are putting into it?? The thought alone makes me lose my appetite.

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    • Olena

      I don’t think you need to be educated about fast food any more, you got it and you don’t eat it. I think for people like you and me, documentaries about overconsumption of animal products are more useful, but I agree they are terrifying. Over the weekend we watched What The Health and it is educational. It talks why and how animal products cause cancer, diabetes and obesity. Again, you have to take it with a grain of salt because at same time they say simple carbs and sugar are OK. I would argue about that. Everyone is making money here. But they also expose how Cancer Foundation, Run for the Cure, Diabetes Association are in business to make money rather than to save our nation from those diseases. And I agree! So don’t be terrified, you will learn. I just learnt for myself to treat animal products more like a condiment rather than go full on vegan, it’s unrealistic for us. As long as we try, so there is no regrets later. Also we need to be advocates of our healthy lifestyle and spread the word. A hard fight to fight but worth it even if it saves 1 person.:)

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