This week’s favorites

These past couple of weeks have been BANANAS!

First, I’ve had house guests for the last week and a half.  And now…it’s time to move!  So I thought I would just pop in real quick to share some of this week’s favorites with y’all.

Favorite eats:

I made SkinnyTaste’s Cilantro Lime Shrimp with a side salad that consisted of: spinach, fresh figs, chopped red onion, pistachios, chopped apple, chopped pear and topped with dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and olive oil…YUMMMMM!

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Favorite workout:

Because of aforementioned craziness, I’ve had to keep my workouts short and sweet.  So, this week my favorite was this tabata workout that I found via The Not Quite “It” Girls.  I did this quick little workout in between 2 x 15 minute sessions on the elliptical.

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My favorite picture from this past boozy crazy weekend (courtesy of Genell…thanks bitch):

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And my favorite wiener dogs.  I seriously can’t get enough of these guys!

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I hope you guys have a wonderful week!

Recent eats

Greetings!  This weekend was AMAZING (minus the awful weather).  As I said in my last post, my wonderful friend, Rachelle and her husband came to Chicago this weekend so I was hanging out with them and it was AWESOME!  I plan on doing a separate post about my past weekend because it was one I will never forget.

I have been pretty good about taking pictures of some of my recent eats and I thought I would share them with y’all.

So here goes…

Favorite breakfast of the week: green smoothie with avocado toast on the side

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A couple of my lunches included:

Cucumber and tomato salad in a carb friendly wrap

ImageSalmon and pineapple skewers (well, they were on skewers but I failed as a human being today and they completely fell apart) with chilled roasted brussels sprouts on the side.

ImageI’ve been eating carrots and cottage cheese with fruit every.single.day this past two weeks.  What can I say, I love the stuff!

ImageCONFESSION: I’ve been really into making bread every week.  I think it’s because I am in “nesting” mode where I want to be Martha Stewart when I grow up.  Last week was cheddar chive cheese bread and this week was Onion cheese bread (I think someone (ahem, me) likes cheese).  I don’ think my husband is complaining 😉Image

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Anyone been consistently snacking on something healthy and delicious?!?!  Please share because I NEED to get out of my snacking rut!

What I Ate Wednesday…

…But on Thursday.

I knew this week was going to be hectic with late nights at work.  So, I made sure I planned my meals carefully.  I made all my dinners the night before, to eat the next evening at work.  This allowed me to skip out on all that takeout (thank goodness!!!).

Here’s what is on tap for this week:

Monday: One of my favorites Skillet Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Spinach Hash

Tuesday: Shrimp Tacos, Yum!

Wednesday: Picadillo!

Thursday: Pesto Spaghetti Squash which you can find HERE

Friday: I will probably succumb to the takeout of my boss’ choosing (what? It’s Friday!!)

Anyway, here is a quick look at what I ate on Wednesday:

Breakfast: Toast with sugar free jelly and a banana (est. ~ 230 calories)

Lunch: Tunafish (with mustard and a dab of mayo) on an English muffin with pickles and lettuce (est ~ 350 calories)

Dinner: Picadillo (see above for details).  I personally chose ground turkey and it was still awesome.  My husband even liked it (wait…WHAT?!?!?).  I would have taken a picture of it but it looked kind of gross.  I can assure you, it was DELICIOUS!  According to the recipe, each serving is about 277 calories.

Snacks: Home made trail mix with cashews, raisins, almonds, pecans (est ~ 140 calories) + 4 strawberries (est ~ 25 calories).

And there you have it my friends!  What I ate on Wednesday!  The total was about 1,022 calories.  I probably ate a little more because I don’t think I only ate one serving of the picadillo (do you blame me?!?!?!).

Have a great weekend!!!