Don’t you just love 4 day weeks? It’s already the weekend 🙂
Tonight, Brian and I will be laying low and doing things like cleaning the apartment because tomorrow we are having some of our friends from his ortho program over before we head out to our first Rockies baseball game. I’m super excited that we get to go to a game before summer is officially over.
Monday I made this Tri Legume Salad from Nutrition Stripped. It was really tasty and kind of like a super chunky salsa.
Luckily there were some leftovers, so I enjoyed them over a bed of romaine and spinach with some multi-grain tortilla chips for a deliciously simple lunch! So good 🙂
Lunch time snack plates. I love these because I feel like they are like a sampler platter and I get a little bit of everything I want all in one meal.
One of the dinners I made this week was Lentil Quinoa Chopped Salad from Fitnessista and it was fabulous! The sundried tomatoes really gave it a “pizza” like taste. So delicious!
I got creative in the kitchen and added steamed and cooled cauliflower to my smoothies. They make the smoothie so creamy! The trick is to steam the cauliflower a LOT so it’s very soft. That way, it will blend into the smoothie and you won’t even know it’s there.
This smoothie had 1/2 frozen peach, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 cup steamed and cooled cauliflower, 1 tsp almond butter.
I got even more creative in the kitchen at dinner time by using a new-to-me grain called Farro. It’s delicious, nutty, and a little bit like Barley.
I’ll definitely be sharing the recipe for this salad next week 🙂
Brian and I signed up for the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Wash Park. I’m super excited that we get to carry on our tradition of running a race on Thanksgiving morning. For us, it’s just a fun way to get the day started, be outside, and do something together on one of our favorite holidays 🙂 Anyone else already signed up for their Thanksgiving run?
OK, this one is kind of goofy but I found one of my favorite pair of workout shorts/spandex! They were only missing for like a day, but I absolutely HATE losing things…turns out they were just at the bottom of my workout bottoms drawer.
I am absolutely LOVING being outside so much and switching up my workout routine with things like hikes and trail runs. Seriously, it just makes me feel SO GOOD!! 🙂
I am super happy that Brian and I are going to the baseball game tomorrow. It’s always a favorite summer activity of mine, but Brian and I weren’t able to make it to any games in Indy before the move. It’s also a little chilly, so I may have to pull out some cute fall clothes even though baseball is a very summer event (to me at least!) Honestly, sitting and watching the game the entire time is so-so, but I just love the atmosphere. So fun!
Experimenting in the kitchen. This week was a GOOD week for me in the kitchen, between trying new-to-me recipes from blogging friends and trying out my own experiments everything just tasted delicious.