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Eats From The Week 2

Hi friends!

Thank you for all the well wishes on Monday’s post. I busted out a great tempo run yesterday morning that made me feel human again and like I was training for a marathon. It’s funny how one week of low mileage and easy runs makes you forget that.

Remember last month I said I would be doing my favorite Eats From The Week on Wednesday? Well, here we are one month later and this is my first follow up. How did that happen?

Last week was a total fog mentally and food wise. Nothing sounded good but ice cream, salty chips and carbs, carbs, carbs. I gave in to those feelings but I also tried to be sensible. It’s all about balance, right? Although last week was slightly more imbalanced in the other direction. ;)

Feed a cold, starve a fever. Isn’t that the saying?

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Eats from the Week 2 - happyfitmama.com

  1.  My favorite way to use the last bit of almond butter – OIAJ!
  2. Hot Nutty Nuggets (wow, that sounds really bad) I found the generic version of Grape Nuts is actually better for you with no weird ingredients
  3. Frozen berries, banana, almond milk and chia seeds blended in a food processor makes for a pseudo frozen yogurt.
  4. Tuna fish w/ mashed avocado and edamame –  Quick lunch that tastes great together.
  5. Spinach salad w/ strawberries is almost too pretty to eat (almost).
  6. Veggie stir fry w/ edamame and sesame seeds. I was on an edamame kick last week.
  7. American Flatbread Frozen Pizza came in handy when cooking was the last thing I wanted to do. So good!
  8. Black bean, pineapple and corn salad with quinoa. One of those meals where I just throw whatever sounds good together.
  9. Salmon w/ spinach & artichoke pesto and roasted Brussels Sprouts. The pesto is from a jar (can’t remember the name). I had bought it for a veggie lasagna but it didn’t really taste all that good in it. However it rocked our socks off on the salmon. Will definitely be making this again!

Sweets Yums!

Eats from the week sweets - happyfitmama.com

  1. Stonewall Kitchen knows how to indulge. OMG was this stuff good by the spoonful or on ice cream. Yum!
  2. Cherry almond granola bars.
  3. Baked Banana Coconut Doughnuts. I was going to make bread since it was National Banana Bread Day last week but L requested doughnuts.
  4. Roasted sweet potato, cinnamon and the last of NuttZo. So sad to see the jar go but this combo was outstanding.
  5. More baking…Pumpkin Raisin Oat Cookies (recipe coming soon) for the kiddos. I like to bake with them every so often. It’s messy but worth it.
  6. Unreal Candy. Have you guys heard of this? No artificial ingredients. No hydrogenated oils. No corn syrup. No preservatives. No GMOs. What it is? Really, really good! Like eat the whole bag good.

Thank God I’m feeling better and have woke up from my sweets/carb coma. I had my fill and am over it. Time to return to our regularly scheduled program. :)

Do your food preferences change when you are sick?

Street Food

Happy Hump Day everyone! Almost there before a long Holiday weekend. We can do it!

Before we get into things, the original winner of the Under Armour Armour Bra did not claim their prize so I had to pick a new winner.

Congrats to Katie from Gettin’ My Healthy On!

Please email me (happyfitmama@gmail.com)asap with your name, mailing address and what size Armour Bra you need. The choices are listed here.

Since it’s Wednesday, I’m linking up with Jenn for another

What I Ate Wednesday (but on Tuesday).

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Breakfast: I can’t get enough of Kale Smoothies with a sprinkling of homemade granola on top. Even though I would usually eat spinach or kale at some point in the day, eating it first thing in the morning has been better. I feel good (more energetic even?) and my usual mid morning sweet cravings are gone.

Snack #1: Roasted Butternut Squash Quick Bread. The original recipe is from Emily.  I’m a sucker for any way I can sneak a little bit more veggies into my family. I modified it a bit with the flours (1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour) and sugar (1/2 cup maple syrup, eliminate white sugar) content . Your house will smell amazing when you make this! It’s got all the right seasonal flavors with a little bit of crunch from pumpkin seeds. Yum!

Lunch: Leftover baked Hake (EVOO, lemon juice, garlic) on top of a stir fry of broccoli slaw, red peppers and nutritional yeast. I hadn’t planned on getting fish this week but stopped by the fish counter on a whim. It’s our second time having Hake and I like it. It’s mild just like any other white fish. I don’t like the way my house smells after reheating fish though. Yuck!

Snack #2: I’m still on the roasted sweet potato, cinnamon and almond butter kick. If you haven’t tried it yet, you must!

Tuesday night I meet up with my work collegues. I work in a very small department of a hospital so there’s only four of us that are there regularly plus three that are per diem. We don’t see each other regularly so we decided to do a little happy hour/dinner for Christmas. We went to Street which is based on street food from around the world. Their food is amazing and last night was no different. We started off with the Curry Fries to share.

Street Curry Fries - happyfitmama.com

(Recycled pic from a previous visit). I have to have my curry fix every time we go there. I’ve tried recreating their sauce at home but just haven’t found the right mix.

For dinner I had the Pozole`, a Mexican soup with hominy, tomato, cilantro, scallions, pickled jalapenos and goat cheese. So spicy and so good!

Street Pozole` - happyfitmama.com

It was super dark in there so I barely got a pic of the soup. If you like spicy, this is your soup. My nose started to drip after one bite. It was a nice evening catching up with friends outside of work. We haven’t all gotten together like that in almost 3 years so it was definitely needed.

Can’t say that I provided any healthy Holiday recipes today for WIAW but make sure you check out the other links to see what everyone else is eating for the Holidays.

Enjoy!

It’s All Good

I’m back for another What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday! Thanks again to Jenn for hosting.

Tuesday morning I woke up dark and early and tried out my new toy. A bike trainer!

My friend Kristie had an old one that she’s letting me try out. Since I can’t find a time to get on my bike due to it being too dark in the morning and the evening, I thought this would be a good alternative. It’s a way to add in some cross training while not shelling out any money for a gym membership. Spin classes are one of the things I miss most from my membership.

An hour later I was starving and ready for breakfast. While I was stretching, my tummy was making some serious growls. In my opinion there’s no better way to start the day than with a warm bowl jar of OIAJ especially on a rainy November day.

This is an old picture. I was so hungry I didn’t snap a pic before I dug in. It looked like this but was a PB jar.  :)

Around mid morning I got a little hungry. My new favorite snack is a baked sweet potato, sprinkled with cinnamon and a spoonful of homemade almond butter.

At first when I started seeing this around the blog world I thought it was a little odd. But it is really, really good! And really, how could anything taste bad with almond butter?

Lunch was leftovers from Monday night, Avocado and White Bean Wraps. Monday and Friday dinners need to be quick and easy. After being at work all day and the kids at daycare, dinner needs to ready asap! And this was. I just mashed cannellini beans with an avocado. I then mixed lettuce, shredded carrots, green onion, apple cider vinegar and some chili powder to toss on the wrap. Roll it all up and enjoy! Easy!

I’ve kind of gotten sick of everything pumpkin right now. I know…GASP! I think I started way too early in the season. I’m moving on to loving everything peppermint. While I’d love to get a Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks everyday, my wallet does not. Enter my cheapskate version.

Ghiradelli is hands down my favorite hot cocoa and cocoa powder. It’s so rich that you don’t even need the whole serving size. I mix it all up with a little coffee, almond milk and a drop of peppermint extract. Sooooo good! It hits the spot and I don’t even have to leave my house. It’s my little naptime enjoyment drink. :)

Last week when I went grocery shopping I had picked up a spaghetti squash. I was planning on doing my usual with it – roast it and then serve with marinara sauce. Good but boring. Then I saw Mama Pea’s recipe for Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai. I was sold and you should be too. Another winner!

 And now I’m stuffed! That was seriously one GOOD food day.

What’s your favorite way to eat spaghetti squash?