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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!

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you make me coffee, i make you breakfast.

ok, now this is a special coffee..

look at that:

he says he makes them with love..that would explain it.

i stayed in bed and did homework and indulged in my beautfiul warm drink, in my cozy warm bed, with my cute warm dog cuddled under the covers with me, for quite some time.

as i made my way out of bed to start some breakfast i found this:

isnt he cute?.. (xbox)

he makes me coffees, i make us breakfast, its our sunday tradition.

these..amazing! really though..so good.

my guy is an egg guy.

i started like this: (ps isnt my new cutting board gorgeous?!)

i added some butter to a hot pan.

sizzleeee, sizzleeeeee, sizzzzzlleeeeee

in went to eggs:

i readied this, it was destined to be toasted:

add spinach:

presto!

um..mom wheres mine?

i didnt forget the kids!

they get special sunday breakfast too:

she was very pleased:

i attempted to recreate the berries and cream like yesterday..but i was out of vanilla protein..

i failed..it was really nothing to brag about:

it really had good potential! but it was lacking the vanilla/cream aspect.

the highlight was really the almond butter and granola..

rye and i had a really good workout!

he burned 1000 calories! whoa! i was super proud.

i had a good balance of cardio, legs and abs but my arms were very soar.

thats me, and you can see rye behind me in the blue:

dinner wasnt to exciting. leftover pizza from saturday and a yummy salad i made.

lets have a great week!

berries and cream smoothie

 

saturday morning, a glorious morning of sleeping in.

my coffee wasnt so exciting,

i made it:

ryan¬†was off to work early so i had to fend for myself…

it was good, just not special.

my breakfast however….

now that was incredible!

i woke up with a smoothie in mind.

i knew it was what i had to do.

so after my workout..a really good one might i add!

i got to work on this:

i call it the berries and cream! or..the berries with green ūüėČ

ok so the color does not justice but it was incredible!

a true winner:

  

the berries and cream:

  • 1/4 greek yogurt
  • about 2.5 handfuls of organic spinach
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • 5 frozen large organic strawberries
  • 1/3 cup organic frozen blueberries-i threw in a few fresh too..just had them on hand
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey¬†(i¬†like jay robb¬†or biochem) protein powder

blend blend blend and then add 3 ice cubes, a little water give or take..i like mine really thick, then blend a bit more and..tadah!! delicious!!

i was off to school for some math lab..incredibly happy with my smoothie in hand..

my arms were shaky from all the weights that morning. i was pleased…but a lil shaky….

 

school..i was here for 3 hours..

isnt the library beautiful!

 

ill have the usual please

this morning, a lovely sunday morning, a sunday morning that longed to be spend taking advantage of my big warm cozy bed..

however..

i was on my way to work before the crack of dawn.

i was a productive early riser,

i picked up coffee for myself and two nice gals,

it was to early on a sunday..so coffee bean was closed..

i settled for starbucks.

coffee bean supports me in the sense that sundays are a day for sleeping in.

i took a good morning photo for rye guy in his comfy sweater that i borrowed for a dose of sentiment:

and before that i packed my fave..peanut butter almond butter jam oats..

really not a short way to say that. but neither butters can be left out. they are of equal importance.

and i even tried the strawberry preserves for the first time in the mix.

they were lovely as i had assumed.

they even made my oats look beautiful all swirled in and strawberry like.

see for yourself:

and then topped and swirled:

and then it was over..

the red white and blue thing was an accident..didnt mean for it to turn out so patriotic..

after work i came home to my husband and we took our girl out to runyon for a hike.

the day was beautiful and the sun was healing.

ryan is still a little under the weather.

i will take care of him.

breakfast sundae

this morning was another day of not zz’s for me’s.

i had a meeting at work..it is my day off..it was at 5:30am

needless to say i had another day like yesterday..

zombie-ish feelings..

no getting back to sleep..

i had a very nice 30 min. cardio workout that i was quite proud of myself for..it was a toughy

after lounging and coffee sipping from my guy..it was a truly a fancy indulging one:

i started some laundry and got my breakfast goin on..

i wanted to get in some greens..

  • little less than 1/2 a organic pear
  • 1 kiwi
  • handful of organic spinach
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut butter
  • little over a tablespoon of organic raw honey
  • tiny bit of water
  • blend away

from a hovering giants point of view:

i didnt want to combine the smoothie with yogurt,

because i still enjoy the texture of the yogurt at its natural state.

so i layered the two:

 

  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • little bit of smoothie
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • more smoothie

topped with:

  • natures path vanilla almond granola
  • organic blueberries
  • a little organic pear
  • a little almond/peanut butter

it was a beauty

from an indulging point of view:

i watched the runaways and browsed bloggers..the runaways..not so good..

ps: star fruit of the day: KIWI

i learned that the seeds actually have omega 3 fatty acids in them..along with plenty of good stuff; vitamins.. minerals. very neat.

i found this awsome blog that taught me such a thing:

http://www.incrediblesmoothies.com/blog/

smoothie in a pb cup

i try and get my greens in during the day..

but i also like my sweets.

today i combined them.

it started with this:

and the end of this:

i made this before work:

smoothie:

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 big handful’s of spinach
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon spirolina
  • 1/2 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut butter

(some coconut flakes on top would also be a success)

 

i wasnt sure how this would turn out but i poured away:

i cut a little bit of this and poured a little bit of that.

tadah!

toppers:

  • organic apple, blueberries, kiwi
  • natures path vanilla almond granola
  • raw honey

it turned out to be truly a great one.

it carried me through work and i was off with alice for a hike:

(after a little snack of my leftover kobocha squash from last night..new fave on the go snack..its like candy mm)

yes alice..it was a bit sunny but wheres all that energy you had last night?

guess she was in need of some smoothie in a pb cup herself.

we had a nice time together.

yogurt cup

this was a definite winner earlier this week:

it started out as a lack of sleep and inability to come to a decicsion.

i threw a lot in a bag and¬†wasn’t¬†sure what would result in the outcome:

the day was wearing on me and i was dragging.

i put a little bit of this together:

it was quite a production but i added a bit of this:

and how fortunate was i,

the turn out was beautiful:

  • greek yogurt
  • organic kiwi
  • organic apple
  • organic blueberries
  • chia seeds
  • honey almond butter
  • raw honey

fantastic!!