Monday: Cashew & basil chicken lettuce wraps
From my current still favorite cookbook: "Eating in the Middle"
Tuesday: Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Cheese with garlic aioli
I know you won't believe me, but this was SOGOOD. Cauliflower + caramelized onions + cheddar cheese + THEBESTPART: garlic aoili. Yesssss....
Wednesday: Lunch/Dinner of nachos, fried chicken & ice cream at It's Nutts
I DID pay attention at this meal and had a few nachos, bites of a slice of pizza, 1/4 of the chicken breast with some of the mashed potatoes & cole slaw and 1 scoop of ice cream, but I still left feeling more full than I've felt in awhile and I didn't really enjoy that part....even if that meal was ACES!
Thursday: Lunch/Dinner of Cuban Sandwich, split disco fries + ice cream sundae at The Pop Shop
Ate half of this sandwich...and then realized I was still hungry and ate about 1/4 more. And ya know: cheese fries + gravy...
And here's my peanut butter ice cream + peanut butter sauce + Reese's pieces sundae sans the 2 cherries that Katie already plucked off and devoured before the waitress even finished putting this down...J
Kept checking to make sure I wasn't too full again while I ate this, and that day: I didn't feel stuffed in the slightest...even if I managed to polish off a good 3/4 of that sundae. No regrets!
Friday: Chipotle Chicken rolls with avocado dipping sauce + salad
Something about cooking from my old school Rachael Ray cookbooks makes me very, very happy. I think it will always remind me of when we first moved in together and I got to try all sorts of new recipes and fun things to eat. This was one of our early favs that I haven't made in at least 5 years!
(and in full portioned disclosure sake, I had another roll!)
Saturday: Brunch at Agricola-
Split a cheeseboard...cause there's not much I love more in life than a good cheeseboard. It's "experience" food, ya know what I mean? And throw in an actual honeycomb? Done & done.
1/2 of this fabulous salmon burger & a few fries, pretty much solely to try that beet ketchup...
...and I may or may not have eaten a few fries with some leftover goat cheese...J And also a few bites of an un-pictured Almond cake...because LIVING!
Dinner at The Vault-
I'm still trying to figure out how many pieces I actually ate that nightJ My friend and I swapped pieces of the traditional DOC & this fig jam + prosciutto pie....plus I had 1/2 a slice of Scott's tomato, arugula & avocado pie. I just know I wasn't stuffed when I left, so = win! I also had most of a slice of coconut cream pie from Under the Moon, cause who can pass THAT up??
Sunday: Chicken club lettuce wraps
Other fun recipes this week:
Homemade oat & quinoa granola (I'll share my quick recipe for this soon!)
Had small bowls of this for a snacks on a few days...VERY yummy and filling.
And that brings us to Monday...where the scale, THANKFULLY, was not as cold & cruel as I thought it would be, given all that icecreamcakepieburgerpizza. So now I'm just ready to attack this week with LOTS of fruits & vegetables! Oh yeah...and more exercise! Speaking of...
Monday: Hatha vinyasa yoga
Tuesday: Taught vinyasa + gentle yoga classes & tap class
Wednesday: Gentle yoga
Thursday: Vinyasa yoga
Friday: Taught gentle yoga
Saturday: Taught gentle yoga
Sunday: "Yoga for athletes" (lots of hips & hamstring stretching) + vinyasa yoga
Ya may notice a theme running here and I actually have a bit of a foot issue, so I'm keeping my cardio + jumpin around to a minimum for the moment. Hope it heals FAST cause I'm already really annoyed at not getting to dance around as much as I likeJ hahahahahaha
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