I can’t believe it’s Monday already.
To be honest, I wasn’t planning on writing a recap post this week. But after years and years of recaps, I can’t quit you. Today, I’ll be sharing what I ate this week and a couple of other things in between. A small recap post is better than no recap, right? 😉 Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing part one of my weekend trip to Asheville. The gorgeous bed and breakfast we stayed at and the adventures at the Biltmore both deserve their own posts. Plus, I took like 1000+ photos and videos…
I wish I was writing this blog post from that big porch overlooking the mountains this morning. What a dream it was.💜
Lately, I’ve been feeling very stuck in a rut. I’ve been finishing a lot of projects around the house, walking the dogs, playing a lot of fo tennis, but I needed a change of scenery, even if it was for a night. I’m easy at falling into a routine, but it’s important to step out and do something different. This little getaway helped my mood and inspired me to step out more. I feel refreshed today and can’t wait to start planning more getaways in the future. It’s good to get away when you’re life is feeling “stale.” It doesn’t have to be some big luxurious vacation, just a change of scenery can do the trick.
My meals weren’t very pretty this week, but they still tasted great. I managed to hit the gym four times this week with Kyle in the evenings, which was kind of relaxing. I listened to some podcasts, and just walked the treadmill at an incline for an hour.
**Disclosure**Not everything I ate this week is on the blog. I take a lot of photos, but not of everything little thing that goes into my mouth. Sometimes, my dinner consists of me standing in the kitchen eating three hard-boiled eggs, a handful of nuts, and yogurt out of the container.
Shredded romaine mixed with Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, avocado, ground turkey with taco seasoning, and six sauteed eggwhites with hummus.
Whole grain rice cake with organic creamy peanut butter topped with blueberries. I usually have this in the afternoon with an almond milk cappuccino.
Chocolate banana protein shake: one frozen banana, one cup of unsweetened almond milk, one scoop chocolate Orgain fudge brownie protein powder.
Sauteed shishito peppers, sugar snap peas, sauteed chicken, shredded romaine, sunflower seeds, Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. The chicken was cooked in sesame oil, low sodium gluten free soy sauce, and chopped garlic.
Creamy 3-ingredient (2 if you don’t count the water) chocolate covered strawberry smoothie: 1 cup of frozen strawberries, 1 scoop chocolate Orgain fudge brownie protein powder, and two cups of ice water.
Two fried eggs topped with paprika and red chili flakes. Sauteed broccoli, onions, peppers, and sweet potatoes with avocado slices.
Kale and arugula tossed in Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, jalapeno chicken sausages, salami slices, and a pickle. This is the type of dinner I eat when I’m craving salty foods during my time of the month.
Dinner in a jar: twelve ounces of unsweetened almond milk, one cup frozen strawberries, Orgain vanilla bean plant-protein powder, and topped with Apple Pie (grain free granola) PaleoNola, dairy-free dark chocolate chips (Sunspire), and shredded coconut.
Shredded romaine with Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, blueberries, five eggwhite omelet, steamed sugar snap peas, and taco-inspired hummus.
Last week, I asked which online stores you like to shop at the most. You all recommended Chewy for the dogs! I got my first shipment, and I’m in love! I bought the dogs joint chews (much cheaper than the vet’s), ear cleaner, treats, and toys! It was delivered in one business day, and I saved a lot of money on their products. Thank you!
Unsweetened coconut milk yogurt (SoDelicious brand) mixed with Orgain vanilla bean plant-protein powder and unsweetened matcha green tea powder topped with Apple Pie (grain free granola) PaleoNola and dark chocolate chips.
No Cow peanut butter chocolate chip protein bar, beef jerky, and Hint water! (on the go low carb // high protein snack!) Don’t forget to enter the picnic basket + snacks giveaway! It ends on Wednesday! ❤ link here
I made peanut butter oatmeal protein balls and chocolate hazelnut protein balls 💜 They are so good. The peanut butter protein ball recipe can be found here, and the chocolate hazelnut protein balls can be found in the recap video attached to the bottom of this post!
A delicious creamy cappuccino made with Dharkan Nespresso pods and New Barn barista-style almond milk.
Lots of smoothies this week! Twelve ounces of unsweetened almond milk, one cup frozen raspberries, Orgain vanilla bean plant-protein powder, and topped with Vanilla Cinnamon Grain-Free Granola.
Friday was trip time!!!!
I packed some of my protein balls and made a smoothie for lunch while I got my car’s oil changed.
Smoothie: twelve ounces of unsweetened almond milk, a half cup of frozen raspberries, 1 cup large peaches, Orgain vanilla bean plant-protein powder.
I packed fruit for my mom and me for the road trip up. We got caught in some traffic jams, so it took a bit longer. Raspberries and pineapple go great together.
(I’ll share the trip eats in the next posts)
On Saturday night, I rushed back from Asheville to make it to Meighan’s send-off party. It hasn’t hit me that she’s moving to D.C. yet. I’m looking at this as a new chapter, and instead of being sad, I’m looking forward to our long walks in a new city, exploring brunch spots, and visiting her as much as I can. She’s going to do so well in D.C., and I’m really happy for her. ♥️
I spent most of my Sunday walking the dogs, working on my videos for the upcoming Asheville post, and power washing the front of my house. I also headed to Home Depot so I could finish the rock garden. I’ll share more on that later!
For dinner: Kale tossed in Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, grilled chicken, onion, cashews, apple, avocado, cranberries, and a pickle. I topped the chicken with Organic Girl’s Herb goddess dressing.
Questions for you!
- What do you do to dig yourself out of a rut?
- Do you have a favorite place to visit on the weekends?
- What product are you loving recently?