I feel like the US female clean eating population went into post-election and pre-Thanksgiving coma. Where is everybody, America? Are my Canadian girls buying parkas? Are you in the gym getting some natural high? Are you shopping for a stretchy pants? Are you recovering after the weekend?
What did you eat SOOOO GOOD or BAD this weekend that we should all know about? Let’s talk!
I need a good laugh after my 5 year old’s end of the world tantrum this morning. Seriously, when are these tantrums gonna end? He is almost 6! Do you have the same child? I know I’m definitely not alone and there are way worse situations. Reading this made me really smile. I would feel just like that father if I were him.
On Thursday I tested out new pasta with chickpeas recipe that I can’t wait to share with you this week! 5 ingredients, one pot, 25 minutes. OMG good! So, that is what I had for dinner on Friday along with sautéed broccolini with garlic and lemon.
Seriously, should I still keep mentioning my glasses of wine with dinner Friday-Sunday or you can follow the trend by now?! Sunday portions are significantly less. Just a tad to ease the transition into Monday (however weekends are more work than weekdays, to be honest).
I did it! I tested a healthy nutella pie on Friday like I mentioned and it came out FANTASTIC! I had a slice while doing my never ending San Francisco puzzle. I love my 1,000 puzzle! Nobody else wants to do it with me and that is OK. Go watch TV. I will take anything when everyone leaves me alone (except the 5 year old who is like my shadow).
I will be posting the nutella pie recipe beginning of December. You will love it! It is no bake and made with roasted nuts, coconut milk and even toasted oats. So good!
On Saturday morning I made myself a big ass pina colada protein smoothie with almond milk, frozen pineapple, coconut milk (leftover from nutella pie), going bad spinach, oats and Vega protein powder. And left for the day to run errands. It was 4 cups worth of smoothie which I was sipping while driving.
Before that was a cup of coffee.
Lunch was a wrap. To eat out healthy is always a challenge. I was at the grocery store buying food for the recipe development and it took me good 15 minutes circling around the deli to pick out a decent lunch. I ate almost all of the wrap except the ends. Too much tortilla and carbs.
I also had tea afterwards and here is my trick – wherever I am I ask cafeteria for a cup of hot water and I always carry tea bags in my purse. I save $2-3 on each cup. Considering how often I’m out at the rink it all adds up.
For dinner we went out to a friends’ house and I completely forgot to take a picture of my plate. We had to die for short ribs similar to this recipe, mashed potatoes, salad and green beans.
Dessert is pictured above. I brought my nutella pie which was a hit among everyone. And on a side we had White Russian Haagen Dazs ice cream. The best non-organic ice cream out there made with real cream.
A cup of coffee and then boys made whole wheat pancakes. Not sure which recipe they followed. I honestly didn’t care to ask. I was working on my puzzle (this one – the only difference I paid $4 at the thrift store). I added frozen strawberries and pineapple with a dollop of Greek yogurt.
I’m sure I had a banana after.
Lunch was leftover spaghetti with ham, avocado, bell pepper and some Sky Valley sriracha. Alex warmed this up. I told you my husband loves to panfry everything and considering we do not have a microwave Alex pan fries everything! I’m surprised there was no onion and carrots mixed in.
I’m also getting a hang of making kombucha and we had a bit with lunch. I’m getting there. This one is a bit vinegary because it was the first batch so we mixed it up with club soda. So good!
Would you like a post and/or video on how to make kombucha at home?
Post lunch dessert – apple slices with almond butter.
I had a few of Luke’s chips. Won’t lie. Had a craving for a savoury treat.
At the hockey game I also had a Larabar and tea.
When we got home, for dinner was a spin off version of the Biggest Loser Chili that Alex made in a slow cooker with my mom’s venison. He didn’t add any tomatoes and used his spices which is normal – my husband can’t follow a recipe. Even mine. Which is funny because the pantry is the same as of original’s recipe. Oh well, I will take it. A dinner made by Alex – I don’t ask. I just eat mentally praying it will happen soon again. It was his first one in the last two weeks. So, I ate quietly. It was delicious!
What did you eat this weekend? Are these posts helping you?
I just want you to see while I do not eat junk I am not depriving myself of anything I want to eat. Clean eating is not a diet or a prison!!!