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What’s for Dinner? {Week of November 29}

Fruit and Veggie Turkey Platter

Hey guys!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours involved a fruit and veggie platter that resembled Mr. Potato Head rather than a turkey.

What was the best thing you ate? I think mine was the pumpkin cheesecake. So freakin’ good. And the wine. Technically I didn’t eat it but that’s a minor detail.

One thing is for certain – I’m so over turkey.

Friday was an absolutely gorgeous day. 60+ degrees in New Hampshire at the end of November is just unheard of. So we spent the afternoon getting a healthy dose of Vitamin Sea. Now that’s a Black Friday deal!

Sunset at the beach

Enjoy the rest of the weekend! I’ll be back tomorrow with my annual gift guide for fitness lovers.

What’s for dinner this week?

Sunday: Baked Haddock + Massaged Kale/Butternut Squash Salad

Monday: Roasted Broccoli Peanut Noodles

Tuesday: Roasted Corn Black Bean Soup

Wednesday: One pan herbed chicken and veggies

Thursday: School event

Friday: Homemade pizza night

Saturday: Leftovers/wing it!

For more dinner ideas, check out Laura’s weekly link up.

Did you #OptOutside for Black Friday?

What are you having for dinner this week?

Meal Planning {Week of November 22}

What's for dinner the week of Thanksgiving

Happy weekend everyone!

I’d love to say our weekend was going well over here but it started off with my daughter losing her beloved stuffie kitty, Chloe, on Friday night on our walk home from school. We live only a couple of blocks from school but by the time we figured out she was missing, she was already no where to be found. Needless to say Miss A is pretty bummed out. And on top of it, she has the stomach flu!

Chloe has been her constant companion since getting her for Christmas 4 years ago. We always said Chloe had 9 lives – she was thrown in the garbage at the pediatrician’s office and we didn’t realize it till we got home and she was run over by numerous cars on a highway in Burlington, VT – but I think this might be the last we saw of her. I’m very hopeful that someone will turn her into the lost and found at school but that’s a big stretch. We all miss Chloe!

It’s Sunday so that means meal planning day. Is anyone else amazed that it’s Thanksgiving on Thursday? Wasn’t it just the 4th of July?

What’s for dinner this week?
Sunday: Roasted salmon + Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
Monday: Egg and avocado sandwiches
Tuesday: Black Bean and Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole
Wednesday: Homemade pizza
Thursday: Thanksgiving!!!
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: Dinner out – I’m sure I’ll be sick of leftovers and food by then!

For more meal planning ideas, check out Laura’s weekly link up!

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

Runner’s World Meals on the Run {What’s for Dinner?}

Runner's World Meals on the Run Cookbook. Perfect recipes for runners ready in 30 minutes or less.

Hey guys!

Hope you are having a great weekend. We are soaking in every last second. I’m hoping a walk in the woods or on the beach is on tap for today. I need some fresh air after a week of rainy, blah weather.

Back in October I was sent a copy of Runner’s World new cookbook to review, Meals on the Run (FYI – affiliate link). With the promise of 150 energy packed recipes ready in 30 minutes or less, I was hooked. I mean a cookbook that are not only fast to prepare but also help as prerun fuel or post run recovery is a runners dream. You don’t want to see me post run hangry!

This cookbook has something for everyone. Every recipe is broken down to Pre-Run, Recovery, Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free, 5-Minute Fix, 10 Minutes Tops, and Hydrating meals. Because all runners need to know what to eat before and after a run.

The recipes were contributed by elite runners like Kara Goucher, celebrity foodies Joe Cross and Mark Bittman, and many by registered dietitians and Rodale test kitchen. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me!

I’ve put quite a few of the recipe to the test.

The Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie, Sunny Side Up Pizza (eggs on pizza = yum!) and the Soba Noodles with Peanut-Sesame Sauce. Each one was absolutely delicious. And just like was promised – ready in 30 minutes or less.

This week, I’ve got more recipes from the cookbook planned. My belly can’t wait!

What’s for dinner this week?

Sunday: Maple Roasted Salmon + Kale and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Monday: School event

Tuesday: Spice Chickpeas with Spinach – RW Meals on the Run

Wednesday: Stir Fry Tofu and Shrimp – RW Meals on the Run

Thursday: Butternut Squash Apple Soup + Grilled Cheese Avocado Sandwiches

Friday: Homemade Pizza Night

Saturday:  Date night

For more meal planning ideas, check out Laura’s weekly link up.

What is your favorite pre-run meal?

What’s for dinner this week?