I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are recharged and ready to take on another Marvelous Monday. Ours was full of friends, basketball, lots of walking, and poor sick baby girl cuddles. To start the week off right, I am linking up with Katie for Marvelous In My Monday!
On Friday, my friend Kelley and her husband, Eric, arrived from Houston for the weekend to visit Annabelle and I as well as her sister Jamie and her little boy Max (I guess they came to see our hubbies as well). :) After my packed 11 AM Barre class on Friday (Thank you to all of my AMAZING students who came to class! You guys rocked it!), I headed over to Jamie's house to meet up with Kelley. Jamie, Kelley, and I took Max and Annabelle on a walk and went for a quick visit to the children's museum. It was Belle's nap time so she slept through most of the museum, but it was fun getting to catch up with Kelley and Jamie.
Saturday morning, Annabelle woke up with a little bit of a runny nose so E stayed home with her while I went and met Kelley and her Eric at Town Lake to go for a hike. We first grabbed coffee and Whole Foods and then set off around the lake.
It was an absolutely gorgeous day. It was so warm, I was in running capris and a tank top the whole time! The trail was pretty packed, but we still had fun visiting and soaking up a little sun as we walked.
The view of downtown from across the river is always so pretty. I had some fun with a photo app on my phone here.
Meal Plan For The Week:
I am definitely what you call a planner and that goes for meals as well. I don't necessarily cook all of my food for the week on Sunday, but I do write out all of my meals, grocery shop, and do a little bit of food prep before the week gets going. This allows me to go into the week with a plan and enough healthy food on hand to know I am equipped to stay on track for the week. Not only am I a planner, but I am a total creature of habit. I find something I like and I stick to it (some call that loyal right)! This means that most of the time I have the same one or two things for breakfast or lunch every week.
When it comes to breakfast, I eat at home on M/W/F (breakfast option #1), and at the studio T/TH (breakfast option #2). I have fallen in love with this recipe for avocado tuna salad and am going to milk it for as long as I can then I'll move on to my next lunch favorite (I had turkey and avocado roll-ups every day for a year so it'll probably stick around for awhile). :)
Now, I do try to get creative when it comes to dinner. This can be hard since the hubby would prefer to have pasta, tacos, chicken nuggets, burgers, and pizza in that order EVERY SINGLE WEEK. I do have to give him some credit; he has really been trying to branch out lately. We have been testing at least one or two new recipes every week for the past few weeks, and it seems to be going pretty well. I thought it would be fun to share my meal game plan with you guys this week. I will report back next week with how my new creations turned out.
Breakfast Option #1 - 3 scrambled eggs with 2 small links of turkey sausage and 1/2 cup strawberries
Breakfast Option #2 - 2 boiled eggs and Cinnamon Chia Pudding
Lunch - Avocado Tuna Salad with a green apple and 1 tbsp almond butter
Sunday - Bunless burger (compliments of the hub) topped with sliced avocado and served with a sweet potato and side salad
Monday - Teriyaki chicken and veggie stir fry
Tuesday - Easy Peasy Paleo Meatballs and zuchinni noodles with a side salad
Wednesday - Sweet Apple Pan Chicken (This is my first time to try this recipe. I will let you guys know how it goes) + baked beans for E and a sweet potato for me
Thursday - Crockpot BBQ pulled pork and fresh green beans + a side salad
Friday - Dinner Out
Saturday - Dinner Out
Snacks: boiled eggs, Cookies N Cream Quest bars, 100 calorie pack of almonds, apple or banana with almond butter, chia energy balls (testing out a new recipe here to).
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