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What’s for Dinner? {Week of March 5}

What's for dinner now

Hey there!

Apparently, winter is not over and Mother Nature made that abundantly clear over the past few days.  Temperatures in the single digits and teens with brutal winds that makes it feel ten times colder.  I swear it feels like this has been the coldest weather all winter.  I had quite a few runs in 3 or 4 degrees back in January and it wasn’t even as bad as it was yesterday.  That wind! Brrrrr!!

Thankfully, the weather for next week looks better.  I want spring running back.

Speaking of running…I’ve got a problem.  Kind of.  Hopefully, not.

After my hill repeats on Wednesday, my right ankle/foot (the foot that does not have the old injury) has felt weird.  When I point my toes, it’s tight/slightly painful on the top of my foot.  I wasn’t sure I’d be able to run my long run on Friday but it was absolutely fine during the run.

Since then, I’ve been stretching and rolling my calves like crazy.  I’ve also been icing my whole foot throughout the day, every day.  I even took a cross training day Saturday just to play it safe.  As of right now (Saturday night), I’m not sure if I’ll take another cross training day on Sunday or go for a run just to be extra safe.

Fingers crossed this tightness thing goes away asap!

It’s Sunday, so time for meal planning.  After a week off from school and work, I’m ready to get back to the usual routine.

Sunday: Salmon + Massaged Kale with Roasted Butternut Squash

Monday: Healthy Crockpot Jalapeno, Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup

Tuesday: Grass Fed Beef Enchiladas

Wednesday:  Sweet Potato Burgers with Roasted Garlic Cream and Avocado

Thursday: Two Bean Veggie Chili

Friday: Kale Pesto Pizza

Saturday: Wing it!

What’s for dinner at your house this week?


What’s for Dinner? {Week of February 26}

What's for dinner this week I've got a weeks worth of easy, healthy meal planning ideas for the whole family to enjoy.

Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable weekend.  Can we talk about the weather for a minute? It’s straight up crazy here in New Hampshire.  Temps in the 50s and 60s with unbelievable blue skies.  I keep exclaiming – “I can’t believe this is February!”   I know it won’t stay forever.  March is notorious for snowstorms.  It sure is nice to be running in shorts again.  And I even broke up the flip flops.  I’m going to soak it up as much as I can until the temps drop.

Spring fever has hit me hard!

It’s the kids’ school vacation week.  We have plans to go skiing/snowboarding but I’m not sure how it’s going to pan out.  Sure there will be snow but there’s also some rain in the forecast.  Skiing in the rain isn’t nearly as fun as singing in the rain.

We’ll see what happens.

It’s Sunday, so it’s time to plan out what’s for dinner.

Sunday: Pesto Salmon + roasted Brussels sprouts

Monday: Crockpot Two Bean Veggie Chili

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday

Wednesday: Dinner out

Thursday: Whole Roasted Chicken + roasted butternut squash + quinoa

Friday: Ron’s homemade pizza

Saturday: Wing it!

How’s your weather?

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

Made Good Granola Minis and Bars + Meal Planning

made good bar

This post in sponsored by Made Good in partnership with Mambo Sprouts. All opinions are my own.

Raise your hand if you like granola bars and bites?

If you are like everyone in my family, then your hands are raised high to the sky.

Finding a great tasting and nutritious granola bar is not an easy task.  Add on finding an allergy friendly bar and the options become even less.  Making your own version is always an option but let’s be realistic, there’s not always time for that.

Well, there’s a new snack in town that fits almost everyone’s needs.

made good bars

Made Good is a company that provides healthy snacks that are nutritious, allergen friendly and minimally processed.  Each bar or mini is gluten free, organic, non-GMO project verified and free from the 8 common allergens (peanut, tree nuts, egg, wheat, soy, sesame, and fish).  There’s also 1 serving of veggies from 6 vegetable sources (spinach, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, beets, shiitake mushrooms).

I know you are wondering – But how do they taste?

made good bites

Delicious! My kids happily chomped all the bars and minis. I have been too. There’s no funny taste from the sneaky veggies.  All you taste is the real ingredients. My kids have been requesting a bar or bag of mini’s in their lunchbox. My kids don’t have any allergy restrictions at their school but it’s always nice to have options just in case.

made good minis

The granola bars come in four flavors: Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate Banana, Chocolate Chip, and Mixed Berry. The mini’s come in cute individual serving bags and come in Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate Banana, Chocolate Chip, and Strawberry. Granola Mini’s have 4 bags per box, while the Granola Bars have 6 per box.

What's for dinner now

It’s Sunday, so it’s meal planning day. Here’s what’s for dinner this week:

Sunday: Salmon + Roasted Brussels Sprout and Quinoa

Monday: Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

Tuesday: Fish Tacos

Wednesday: School Event

Thursday: Two Bean Veggie Chili

Friday: Pizza Friday

Saturday:  Snowshoe race?

What’s your favorite allergy friendly snack?

What’s for dinner at your house this week?