I had so many people asking if there was going to be a recap post this week. Of course! A little late, but better than never. It always makes me smile knowing that readers enjoy these posts. They aren’t the fanciest of blogs, but I love sharing a little glimpse into my daily life.
The weather this morning was absolutely breathtaking. Before Kyle headed to work, we took a mile walk around the block with the dogs. I almost grabbed a sweatshirt because it was a bit chilly but every time I take a sweatshirt I instantly regret it about five minutes in.
Now that the dogs are walked and I have coffee in my hand, I’m officially ready to start this weekly recap!
Last week felt so off.
You know that feeling you would get as a kid when you were waiting for school to be canceled because of a snow day? I don’t know why, but I had that nostalgic feeling all week. I think it may have been because of all of the hurricane preparation going on. Everyone was rushing around getting everything they needed to prepare for the storm. Even though you couldn’t see it, you knew it was coming.
I had a lot of writing and editing to get done on Monday so I locked myself in the office most of the day. I had an RXBAR and hardboiled eggs for breakfast, and then a protein smoothie for lunch. This smoothie had frozen mixed berries, cashew milk, two scoops vanilla Orgain, and a crumbled no-bake oatmeal breakfast ball on top!
I headed to the gym with Kyle on Monday night for a treadmill walk. I was SO MAD when I got there because I forgot my headphones. That’s the worst! I powered through it and managed to get there very boring miles in. I learned my lesson and will never forget them again 😊
I don’t care who judges me, these kale puffs and broccoli littles are delicious! I was so impressed with Dr. Praeger’s brand. I bought three of their veggie burger products, and so far so good! I wish I would have tried them sooner. We had their puffs for dinner with scrambled eggs.
On Tuesday, after hearing how bad hurricane Florence was going to be, I headed to the store to pick up some things to prepare. I had to go to several stores because everything was swiped off the shelves. I just grabbed some water, snacks, candles, flashlight, batteries, and puzzles. If we were going to lose power, I needed some form of entertainment.
When I got back from the store I had a protein shake with frozen pineapple and mango, orgain protein powder, and cashew milk. The waffle and coffee were from after my morning dog walk. I always have some kind of small breakfast with my coffee in the morning. I’ll sometimes have a frozen waffle, homemade muffin, protein ball, or slice of toast.
A delicious chocolate hazelnut protein ball for the afternoon!
Kyle and I headed to the gym Tuesday night. I did four miles on the treadmill and it went so much better because I had my headphones!
Another lazy dinner night! I had a dairy & gluten free tortilla pizza night! I used a sweet potato BFree wrap as the crust, pizza sauce from the store, Applegate turkey pepperoni, and Daiya mozzarella style shreds. I find that this is the BEST dairy free cheese!
Kyle and I finished watching Jack Ryan while eating dinner. That show is amazing, and definitely in my top favorites! You HAVE to watch it! I didn’t think I was going to like it because it’s not my usual genre, but it was incredible!
For breakfast on Tuesday, I had sauteed zucchini, snow peas, and a six-eggwhite omelet.
I was hungry while working upstairs in the office later in the afternoon, so I cut up and apple with peanut butter, and made a cappuccino.
It was nice to get out of the house and go to the gym on Wednesday. I spent most of the day locked up in the office other than the occasional dog walk.
When we got home, I decided to make some meatballs to keep in the fridge to eat for the rest of the week and weekend. These are my favorite!
In a large bowl, I mix 2 1/2 pounds of ground turkey, one cup of gluten-free bread crumbs, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp onion powder, black pepper, 1 tsp honey, 2 large eggs, and 2 tbsps of gluten-free soy sauce. I heat pans to medium-high with sunflower oil in the pan and cook each side for about five minutes. I always use a thermometer to determine when they’re done. Some cook faster than others.
I made a batch of crispy carrot fries to have as a side. I can’t get over how delicious these are!
I tossed the carrot sticks in avocado oil, sea salt, and black pepper. I baked them for 25 minutes at 450-degrees. I flipped them after fifteen minutes.
Time to have this dinner on repeat!
We had a big sweet tooth after dinner, so I grabbed the Simple Mills Chocolate Chip Cookie Almond Flour Mix box out of the cabinet. Holy Moly, these were incredible!!! I wasn’t expecting them to be so good, but they were. I used sunflower oil, eggs, and almond milk as my mixes.
After dinner and dessert, I got ready for bed, and Kyle and I watched Sinner! (The finale is on tonight!!!)
We kind of love our shows at night 😊
(skipping Thursday because I dind’t take photos of anything!)
The weather was certainly picking up on Friday. I had to be very careful walking the dogs around the trees because the wind was strong.
For breakfast, I made a smoothie bowl. It had frozen mixed berries, plant-based vanilla protein, unsweetened almond milk, ginger powder, and topped with creamy peanut butter, sesame seeds, banana, and granola!
I decided to do an intense power clean on Friday. My deep cleans usually take four hours because I clean, organize, scrub, wash, and wipe every inch of the house. I’m talking floorboards to vents! I’ve been thinking about filming a “clean with me” YouTube the next time I do one of these cleans! It’s a process for sure.
I gave the boys empty peanut butter jars while I was cleaning to keep them happy.
For lunch, I had carrot fries, zucchini, and my turkey meatballs.
I had blueberries in the fridge, so I decided to make my protein lemon and berry muffins in the donut pan! I thought these would be great to have just in case we lost power. I used this recipe, but blueberries instead of blackberries.
Kyle and I went to the gym on Friday night. I didn’t feel like walking, so I just did a circuit. If you go to my Instagram “fitness” highlights, you’ll see a circuit called “back to the gym”, and that’s the one I did!
When I got home, I had leftovers for dinner and a chocolate chip cookie with a little cappuccino. We started watching some strange indie film on Netflix, and I fell asleep at 9 (yes even after drinking caffeine) Anyone else like that?
Saturday was a mess. It was extremely rainy and windy.
I decided to make my pumpkin bars which turned out SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD!!! You’ll definitely want to make those!
I made a protein shake for breakfast before Kyle and I headed out to grab some raincoats for the dogs!
Kyle and I went to six different places to find raincoats for the dogs and finally found them at Dogma and Fetch fifteen miles away in downtown York!
These are definitely an upgrade from Kyle’s garbage bag raincoat he tried to make! 😂
These coats were a little too big, so we’re still looking for the perfect ones! They did keep them dry during the rain. It’s such a pain to have to dry them off after their walks during bad weather, so a raincoat is crucial.
For lunch, I made roasted carrots, kale puffs, and meatballs!
Kyle and I made tortilla pizzas for dinner! Our eats for the week were not fancy, but they hit the spot.
Sunday morning breakfast: carrots and eggs (surprisingly good combo!) with avocado and pear slices.
I wanted to use up all the produce in the fridge, so I made a giant stir-fry on Sunday night and made a delicious stirfry.
The stirfry had garlic cloves, onions, peppers, snow peas, carrots, green beans, zucchini, gluten-free teriyaki sauce, black pepper, avocado oil, and chicken.
I’ve been eating this stirfry on repeat for the past three days and it’s delish!
THE BEST way to end Sunday!!! ♥️
Thank you guys for stopping by to read the recap post.
I’ll be posting a wreath tutorial and another travel post from the mountain next on the blog! But, for now, check out the new YouTube video I posted today!! 😊
Questions for you!
- Do you ever have weeks where you eat the same dinner on repeat?
- What is your favorite vegetable to turn into fries?
- I always debate whether or not to write up recaps like these when my weeks are “blah” but do you guys still want to see those? Or just hold off and post a recipe instead?