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What’s for Dinner? {Week of October 16}

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It feels really weird not to be running long this weekend.

Actually it feels really strange not to be running at all.

My flu/cold/sinus infection, or whatever it is, feels better at times. But then I’ll get hit with the intense sinus pressure and will only want to lay down to alleviate the pain. That’s basically how I spent Saturday. And running? I can’t even fathom running 2 steps right now. 

I spent the whole day Friday on the couch again. I don’t think I’ve spent two whole, uninterrupted days of doing nothing but veggie out in front of the T.V. in a very, very long time. Obviously it was sometime before kids. I don’t know if I should admit this but I spent one whole day catching up on Dancing with the Stars. During the winter I get in the habit of watching that show while on the treadmill. Maybe it’s the music and the dancing, but it keeps me entertained. I wanted to watch something mindless. I got it.

If I had to get sick, I’m thankful that I had at least 2 days at home by myself while the kids were in school. Of course, as soon as they came home I was thrown back into reality.

It’s Sunday, so that means it’s meal planning day. Time to figure out What’s for Dinner?

Sunday: Salmon Teriyaki w/ Roasted Broccoli

Monday: Crockpot Two Bean Veggie Chili

Tuesday: Fish Tacos

Wednesday: Pick your egg + smoothies

Thursday: Roasted Whole Chicken + copy cat Arugula Salad w/ Gorgonzola Vinaigrette from Chef’d

Friday: Out

Saturday: Homemade Pizza

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

What’s for Dinner? {Week of October 9}

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Hey guys!

Popping in to share what’s for dinner this week. It’s another short week of meal planning because I’m leaving for the Runner’s World Half & Festival (save 10% with discount code HAPPYFITMAMABLOG) on Thursday, staying through the weekend. I’m super excited for one event (well, I’m excited for the whole weekend really!) where we’ll be dining on recipes from the Run Fast, Eat Slow cookbook. I wonder if Elyse and Shalane will be there?!?! I have loved every recipe that I’ve made so far. I’m sure it will be even better if someone else prepares the recipe for me, right?


Since I’ll be out of town, that means Ron and the kids will be on their own for meals. If it’s anything like last week, they’ll be just fine. I, however, will be scrounging for fresh veggies for my lunch to bring to work on Monday. Maybe I need to leave Ron a list of veggies to pick up Sunday so they’ll be waiting for me when I get home that night? Maybe I can even convince him to pack my lunch and snacks for me? Hahaha.

Sunday: Pesto stuffed chicken breasts with green beans from Chef’d

Monday: Tortellini Minestrone

Tuesday: Pick your style for Taco Tuesday!

Wednesday: Grilled Salmon + Warm Squash Salad w/ Maple Yogurt Dressing

Thursday: RW Half and Festival

Friday: RW Half and Festival

Saturday: RW Half and Festival

What’s for dinner at your house this week?


What’s for Dinner? {Week of September 25}

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Saturday I did my last long run before next weekend’s Leaf Peepers Half Marathon. I was thinking about it while on the run and starting to get anxious. It’s been two years since I ran a half. I’m not sure how to do that anymore! Scratch that – I’m not sure how to race anymore since it’s been so long. I’m trying to let go of expectations. I’m nowhere near half marathon racing shape and my training plan…well, it hasn’t been completely stellar. BUT, I will put in a solid effort AND I will have fun. Especially since it will cap off the Rise.Run.Retreat weekend. I can’t believe that in four days, I’ll be in Vermont with the girls. So flippin’ excited!

As luck would have it, I received a copy of the new Run Fast. Eat Slow. cookbook on Friday. Guess what’s for dinner this week? If you guessed recipes from the book, you would be absolutely freakin’ right. Every single recipe is drool worthy.


How did Shalane and Elyse know exactly what I liked to eat?

If the recipes are anything like the Superhero Muffins(favorite of the kids and I!), than this cookbook will become a weekly staple.

Since I’ll be gone Thursday – Sunday, Ron and the kids will be on their own for meals. I don’t even bother planning or leaving them dishes that can be reheated while I’m gone. If I know Ron, he’s going to wing every single night. And I’m sure there will be probably be a couple (or more) of dinners out.

What’s for Dinner this week?

Sunday: Wild Salmon Sweet Potato Cakes + Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Monday: Soba Noodle Salad with Runner’s High Peanut Sauce

Tuesday: Roasted Chicken with Root Lovers’ Winter Salad

Wednesday: High-Altitude Bison Meatballs with Simple Marinara (My son requested this after seeing the picture. Fingers crossed it’s a winner!)

Thursday: Rise.Run.Retreat

Friday: Rise.Run.Retreat

Saturday: Rise.Run.Retreat

Have you tried any recipes from Run Fast. Eat Slow?

What’s for dinner at your house this week?