Mar 022016
 

Hey friends! Happy hump day to ‘ya. I was planning to make today’s a post a roundup of what I’ve been doing lately in terms of meals and workouts, but it’s been a few weeks since we’ve chatted about that so I wound up having more to say than I realized. Instead I broke it all up into two posts: one about meals (today’s!) and one about workouts that will come at you later this week.

With that, here’s a peek into what I’ve been eating lately!

Juice

Yep – we are still going strong with having juice almost every day, more than a year after we first bought our juicer and starting juicing! I’m so glad this is a habit we have been able to stick with. I always feel so much better when my day begins with juice!

This week’s batch is heavy on the beets, and seems extra sweet for some reason. Delicious!

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Breakfasts

Of course I’m still on a strong cereal kick (what else is new…) but I’ve been trying to eat eggs more often as well. I know eggs are really good for me and give me a boost of protein that the cereal and milk can’t quite match. Plus, my mom has been giving us fresh chicken and duck eggs nearly every time we see her, so why wouldn’t I take advantage of that? I’ve been having them scrambled lately and they’re just so good.

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On the side I’ve been enjoying a slice of Dave’s Killer Bread toasted and buttered with Earth Balance spread. I first read about the awesomeness of this bread from Tina’s blog, and last time we stopped at Costo I obviously needed to pick some up!

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This organic, non-GMO bread has 5 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, Omega-3s and 22 grams of whole grains in every slice.

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It’s nice and hearty and I’ve been loving having it around. Fabio and I don’t typically keep bread in the house (we haven’t for quite some time now) so having a few slices here and there for toast and sandwiches has been really nice. I love knowing that what I’m eating is actually good for me too. Definitely give this bread a try!

Lunches

Yep – nothing new here. I’ve still been enjoying lots of gigantic salads for lunch. This particular one had some leftover pasta salad in it, which was a nice addition.

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And this salad was Mexican themed so I used salsa instead of dressing. It was a good one!

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I would say I typically wind up eating a giant salad like this for lunch four times a week, but I always try to switch up the ingredients so I don’t get bored. If you’re not a salad person, try reading my tips for building a salad you’ll love. It took me a while to find salad combinations that I actually get excited about, but once I did it was a total game changer.

Snacks

Though I’m still eating plenty of apples in the afternoons, I’ve been enjoying oranges and clementines as well! These little ones are just the cutest, and they’re so delicious.

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Dinners

This week’s dinners have been a little different for one main reason – Fabio took care of grocery shopping and meal planning this week! I called him on our way back from the Poconos to ask if he could take a look at what groceries we needed, head to the store, and figure out a meal plan for the week. Yikes! He’s never done this by himself before, and he said he felt like a single dad. Haha!

At first he joked that he was going to buy frozen French fries and ingredients for pizza and chicken fingers – ugh – but in the end he wound up doing an amazing job!

On Monday we had steak tostadas, which is always a go-to meal for us. I made some black beans and guacamole while Fabio cooked up the steak.

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Then it was assembly time!

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Yum. We love this meal so much that we even offered to cook it for my family this weekend when we go over there for lunch. It’s so simple and delicious! Let me know if you guys are interested in seeing a step-by-step post explaining how it all comes together.

Then on Tuesday, we had bone-in duck legs! I know, I’m as surprised as you are. I was pretty shocked when Fabio came home from the grocery store with duck, but he told me to “live a little.” Haha! Ok honey.

He wound up cooking the duck himself and did a great job! I made a quick sauce to go with the duck using 1/2 an onion, chicken broth, and blackberry jam (yum!) and roasted some potatoes and asparagus in the oven to go with everything.

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It wound up tasting great and I was so proud of Fabio for his cooking skills! Even though he doesn’t cook often and only knows how to make a few things, he is trying and actually doing a really nice job. Go Fabio!

Our last meal of the week that he planned will be stuffed shells on Friday (we have other dinner plans tonight and tomorrow). I know that will be delicious too, and I’m secretly hoping he’ll offer to cook as well. We shall see!

Anyway, that’s a look into what I’ve been eating lately. You might notice I didn’t mention sweets/desserts on here, and that’s because I’m really trying not to eat them right now! I feel like lately I’ve been eating so much crap on the weekends, so I really need to clean up my diet during the week (uh – and cut back on weekends). The last few weeks have gone pretty well, and I’ve found that as long as I don’t think about the chocolate chips hiding in my cupboard I’m usually fine. 😉 Here’s hoping it lasts!

Question of the day: Who does the cooking in your home?

 Posted by on March 2, 2016

  3 Responses to “Lately Part 1: Meals”

  1. I am a single lady and I am cooking for myself! But my friends really great, so we make dinner together time to time 😉

  2. I would say that I probably do about 90% of the cooking at our house. Chris CAN cook, he is just much better at the fancy, complicated meals than the typical “throw something together quickly on a weeknight” deal. And I definitely need to read your salad post again – I’ve been in a serious salad rut lately!

  3. Duck legs?! I love it! Bravo Fabio 🙂

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