Hey all! I'm typing this as I'm hearing the wind WHIPPING outsideJ Winter has come back to Jersey after 2 spring-like days in the 60's. You know I LOVE me some winter, but even I was GIDDY to enjoy the sunshine. Wind & I are not really friends. Wind doesn't have many friends, I assume.
Anywayyssss as promised, I have 2 days of 'detox-type' meals for you guys that kept me on the straight & narrow despite my DIVE into cheesesteak fries mid-weekJ Here's how ya gotta prep AND bring yourself backJ
Breakfast: Monday- Whipped banana oatmeal with peanut butter
Breakfast: Wednesday- Banana & kale smoothie
Soooooooooo...Katie will NOT be as easy to convince to drink a smoothie unless it's GREEN. I KNOW! I know this too shall pass, so I'm enjoying it while I can before I have to wrestle for her to try itJ But since we were out of spinach, I decided to break out some frozen kale for the occasion.
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 banana
- cinnamon & nutmeg
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 handful frozen kale
Monday: Body Flow
I ALWAYS forget how tough this class is! I was pretty sore the rest of the day.
Wednesday: Power Yoga
My beloved classJ
Lunch: Tuesday- Roasted tomato soup with black beans
Lunch: Wednesday- Cherry & Spinach smoothie
After a quick stop at the store, it was back to spinach as usual. Although I will admit that that's an old photo, since I musta added too many cherries yesterday and the smoothie came out in THE UGLIEST color. I mean, even MORE unappealing than if you're not used to drinking GREENJ But it was still tastyJ
Snack: Monday- 1 ramekin peanut butter pretzels
Dinner: Monday & Wednesday- SALAD
So we were sooo lucky to have LOTS of leftover food after Katie's party, including this HUGE pan of salad studded with mozzarella & sundried tomatoes...
So we put those leftoever to work with even MORE leftovers and some extras...
And made salads topped with diced chicken fingers (I know, I know...J)
...and diced leftover chicken saltimbuca (topped with prosciutto, spinach & mozzarella)
No, neither of those toppings are super healthy, but isn't a salad always a better "side dish" than starch?? I ain't feeling guilty about either of thoseJ Making salads is always a quick & HEALTHIER way of using up leftovers, even if they're a little on the decadent side.
Monday: Beginners Power & Yin yoga
Still finding yin to be the most difficult AND intense of all my yoga practices. My muscles were just not willing to give on MondayJ
Wednesday: Body Jam
I swear, the hour of Body Jam just gets faster and faster every week, especially when you're kicking and screaming!J
Dessert: Wednesday- Coconut cake
OK, so it wasn't alllll 'lean & green' yesterday, as a small slice of this cake that my Mom had gotten me was calling from the fridge. Thank goodness there's JUST enough for a tiny piece for Scott, Katie & I tonight and then it will be ovah!J
Alright...I'm being summoned from the other room by someoneJ
Have a good Thursday!