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weeks eats

did you think i forgot?

here are my eats for this week….been really working at saving money and making all of my edibles for work at home:

so there are my breakfasts..:

ok, so the fruit, i did not make at home ūüėČ

there were my lunches:

this was my super veggie sandwich,

rudi’s 7 grain bread is amazing! if you have not yet tried….do so now! please ūüėČ

i also made a super deluxe veggie wrap….although….this picture does not justify its super deluxe-ness….

oh and this….this was a lovely treat from my lovely husband….

he prepared it for me the night before while he was getting dinner together as i ventured home from school….in my beautiful new car might i add ;)..

oh but back to this….it was like a yam pudding heaven….and i was in yam pudding heaven when i ate it….it made work and school all better..and it was made with love from my love so i felt a sentimental value nourishing my body too.

kale smoothies that have been absent for way too long!

  • kale
  • mango
  • almond butter
  • activia
  • truvia

  • kale
  • banana
  • vanilla whey protein
  • maca
  • blueberries

and our dinners….which my man has been¬†generously¬†volunteering¬†to make most of my busy school week…. what a nice guy!

beautiful tostadas and rice

veggie wraps including sauteed eggplant, zucchini and carrot with kobocha!

and a hot out of the oven flour-less chocolate cake!

some nights we had subway ..

some nights we did our own thing.. i did not take pics ūüė¶

i made myself pasta last night..rye had leftover pasta i made him and salad

this pasta makes me so happy….

  • whole wheat pasta shells
  • spinach
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • a little¬†teriyaki¬†sauce….i know its weird but i like it!
  • parmesan
  • pepper
  • cayenne
  • mahi burger with cheese
  • love it!

with a side of¬†cranberry/water/truvia ūüôā ūüôā

a girl that made me happy all week :

a car that made me happy all week!

..it was spending time with its honda friend while i was at school..

have a great week beauties!

a week of green and orange

its been such a busy week: hence the no blogging status!

so busy that i have not had time to do the usual lunch prepping everyday.

when this happens i turn to a few of my go to whole foods options: they happened to be a lot of orange and a lot of green-including the repetition of mango almost everyday!

anyone know how good carrots and almond butter is?

i am finally aware….it is a¬†definite¬†goodie!

 

whole foods goodies:

includes:

raw kale salad-with pine nuts and dried cranberries

brussel sprout and golden beet salad- with walnuts and thyme

kale and beet salad- with feta and dried cranberries

egg and cheese breakfast wrap- it was a first but really did the job!

caesar salad- with a few salad bar extras

and this delicious once in a while muffin….

yes its bran….but yes i love it !

honey bran muffin with walnuts on top:

what are your favorite quick grabs??

a little bit of us this week:

she gets a bit competitive with me for ryes attention!

ps: i got a new car!!

it has changed my life….i am in love with it!

how cute is this:

such a guy:

chow!

 

 

 

never fail breakfast

this is a breakfast i just cant ever get enough of and always seems to be ever so satisfying.

this is why i have had it all week!

ode to cereal….

special coffee at work:

good black coffee with a few of my own special toppers:

 

breakfast is complete!

monday tuesday happy days..

hi beauties!

so the weeks are jam packed.

between work, school, the commute, the traffic, the homework, the fitness, & the alice….

well i just cannot seem to find much time anywhere in between!

monday morning i was up at 4- i decided to do some workout videos at home and skip the gym.

do you know that if you have “on demand” there are tons of great workout videos for free! (some better than others..just go fishing and take the good stuff.)

i did a 26 min. “legs and butt” by crunch gym…its so awesome!

i can tell it really works because not to long after my body demands food.

then i did a 23 min. abs..good stuff.

i have been trying to save money, so i made my coffee that morning! and it was so nice to finish a work out and just walk into the kitchen and be ready to move onto getting ready. (as opposed to driving to the gym..driving back..in the cold..in the dark..in a rush..)

for breakfast i did a mixer:

(couldnt decide..oatmeal or cereal..so why not both)

  • “better oats” packet with a bit of hot water (to get everyone¬†acquainted)
  • unsweetened¬†vanilla almond milk
  • 365 honey morning o’s
  • weetibix crispy flakes
  • natures path smart bran…

delicious!

i was surprised when 11 came creeping around because i was surprisingly starving!

i figured breakfast would tie me over at least for a little longer but it was time.

sorry if these salads are getting boring but i really just cant get enough!

on my way to school i had a treat:

when i got home the kids were more than ready to eat..it was nearing 8..

they went to town..alice took a breather for a sec to check that dave didnt have anything special going on that she wasnt apart of:

did i tell you about my adorable cheese board!

well its so cute:

for din i threw down a quick and most scrumptious grilled cheese.. nice, simple and delicious!

have you had pop chips yet? it was my first try…they are really good!

and a little night cap before sleeping….sometimes i just cant sleep without something sweet to settle me down!

tuesday was very similar…i am sorry..same old same old….but it pleases me..if that makes any difference:

i brought my coffee..wohoo for me 2x in a row ūüėČ

salad of course..this time with my fave sesame crackers!

i snacked on the amazing sumo tangerine on the way to school:

 

and for dinner i stopped and got baja fresh mahi tacos…. ūüėČ it was late..they were delicious.

ramen

Thursday I had the remaining brussel sprouts from dinner the night before in a beautiful salad

ps did i mention ryan made them and they were¬†ridiculously¬†amazing! ok, well there i said it now, brussel sprouts i am such a fan of yours ūüėČ

followed by a delicious snack before my workout!

if you have not yet discovered the ‘sumo’ tangerines, you have to try them, they are seasonal and amazing!

i normally am not a citrus fruit kind of gal but i have been pretty into these lately.

accompanied by some 365 honey morning o’s, chia/fiber blend and¬†unsweetened¬†vanilla almond milk:

friday i treated myself to my fave veggie sandwich!

complimented by a zevia ginger rootbeer and ketchup:

ps the zevia is 0 cal. and its sweetened by stevia. it is really not bad. the root-beer is my favorite.

 

 

i was really craving a pre-made smoothie juice, i try to stay away from them for the most part because of all of the sugar but every now and then is fine. i felt really good after i drank it and it fueled me during a great workout.

rye was getting ready for his trip all day. hes leaving town for work for almost 2 weeks. he brought home these ‘healthy’ ramens. i was really not to excited about them, but i was wrong. i grew up on top ramen and always loved it..(i know its a terrible thing to admit)

this ramen hit the spot!

we threw in the leftover chinese from the night before.

the salads were huge..i couldnt even finish half of mine. but it was delicious!

i am going to miss my sweet man!

 

catching up

hi everyone!

wow it has been so long, and the busy bee has been buzzing in circles around me.

i have so much to share..but i will attempt not to overwhelm you.

i had a short visit to oakland for a much need sister-cousin- visit with my girls.

ok so, lately..

i have figured out, there are oatmeal phases, and there are cereal phases!

ive been needing cereal lately..

why is it so good..its really not filling but it is so good.

i could eat it everyday, anytime of day, and i like it for breakfast or desert!

i like the healthy types, and the sugary kinds, and i especially like them combined in one happy bowl.

ok, ok..so i have also been having a lot of these delicious, colorful, beautiful salads.

sorry to if this is repetitive but they are just so satisfying.

i have switched things up from time to time:

 

we’ve had lot of treats:

this girl was being cute all the while! :

beauties:

we have been alternating- i make you din, you make me din:

sometimes we have to leave dinner out for them to come home to, with hearts:

and more treats:

and i have to thank these lovelies for always being there to warm me up or pick me up!

busy, work, love, school, workout food & busy

oh i have missed you!

it has been a busy, busy week..ive fallen so far behind..

there were days, and a series of events that seemed very similar at times..

there was coffee of course:

to save on money, i tried to recreate the coffee bean iced coffee i love so much..i only managed to succeed once.

and lunch at work:

many of which happened to be tasty salads:

some salads were special with leftover chinese from valentines day and home made dipping sauce.

others were special with left over kabocha squash.

there was more kabocha snacking on the drive to school:

i switched it up from time to time:

delicious veggie sandwich from a deli at the corner. .. why is mayonnaise and toasted bread so amazing..?

i tried a new yogurt after i was given a free sample at work. It was amazing! love it. i added chia:

i had peanut butter-almond butter & jam oatmeal of course:

i started school:

i got some girl time with alice in the healing outdoors:

my wonderful husband made me many dinners this week, due to school and study time.

many consisted of beautiful salads:

one with a delightful chipotle mahi burger with cheese.

and kombucha’s to aid in homework time:

alice was her usual cute self, and didnt fail to keep me company and give me deep, thoughful glares from time to time.

it was an eventful and good week.