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breakfast, lunch & mac and cheese

saturday=homework day

inbetween my busy typing i got in a little breakfast:

 

  • voskos low fat greek (1st try-winner)
  • honey morning o’s
  • weetibix bran
  • apple , banana
  • honey almond butter
  • 🙂

break number 2 i got in some workout time.

jullian michaels 40 min. 6 week, 6 pack- its a good one!

and

crunch 25 min. ass and abs- also great.

i made some quick fuel to continue on my typing:

it was a great success!

  • the remaining yogurt from this morning
  • spinach
  • spirolina
  • peanut butter
  • the remaining apple and banana
  • 🙂 🙂

we decided to be awesome last night….we snacked on cheese and crackers and we made….

mac and cheese!

we added a few special touches:

look at this cutie: !!

for desert:

i had a brown cow chocolate yogurt with peanutbutter

rye had hagendaas chocolate peanut butter ice cream.

have a beautiful sunday!!

 

le mandarette

last night was a not so eventful night of watching the cable guy and ordering take out….

however i am not complaining.

we are very fortunate to live down the street from fantastic chinese food.

it is called le manarette.

it is the healthiest, lightest and best feeling (after you eat it) chinese i have ever found.

and they are very nice and love alice.

  • we had shrimp and broccoli to share
  • brown rice
  • spring rolls
  • and ryan had some duck
  • it was very tasty

in bed early on a saturday night for work early on a sunday.

it was very hard to fall asleep even though i was so tired..somewhere along the way i managed.

oatie mornings & salad nights

heres what has been going on

the usual:

i finished another almond butter….you know what that means….oatmeal in an empty jar time!

i prepped:

i indulged:

not a drop was left behind:

shared another smoothie:

  • kefir
  • bee pollen
  • spirolina
  • banana
  • dates
  • delicious

later that day..or possibly all this week i have been quite tired..so i felt in need of this:

a little iced coffee pick me up before the gym:

  • home made coffee
  • almond milk
  • truvia

it has been a week of salad and cheese night!! and it may not sound all that exciting but let me tell you….it really has been!

we were gifted this lovely salad bowl this week:

it was a veggie party

i am blessed with a really great salad creator:

our dinner:

ready:

ryan brought home these cute spoons:

they are for us but i keep saying they are for me..

i scouted some super cuties:

thursday morning i prepped the usual needed work dailys:

i packed for two:

i started to bring my own mug to work to save on paper waste:

it feels so good to use my own mug at work!

my almond butter jar was about gone….i knew what i had to do!

more indulging happened here:

after work i had a really great yoga class.

it made me incredibly relaxed and ready to be cozy at home.

for dinner we made another huge salad.

i chose to use a veggie we hadnt ever used before….

and the veggie star of the night goes to:

fennel..could have sworn i took a picture but it seems to be m.i.a..

anyhow, it was quite bizzaar to me how it really does taste like black liquorish.

i haven never been a fan of black liquorish, but i am now a fan of fennel.

 

i baked a yam and readied lunch for friday too:

fennel included.

 

 

friday morning: packed, unloaded..almost left the salad at home but remembered it was on my desk once i was already in the car..anyway i salvaged it..

such nice light dinners lately, i was very hungry in the morning, so i had a pear and a greek yogurt.

i was happy to note that this yogurt has 18 grams of protein. i was in need after such a great yoga class yesterday.

 

i brought my mug to work again.

i favor this one, as you can tell its warn in.

my salad was so good!

  • organic
  • greens
  • spinach
  • avo
  • homemade beets
  • fennel
  • celery
  • corn
  • baked yam

friday afternoon and i really needed a treat:

after my workout, i came home to find this little guy napping. my pictures interrupted his sleep, but i think he forgave me.

i added a special treat to the rest of my coffee later that evening.

i rounded up a loot of goodies:

i baked some veggies whose welcome stay in my refrigerator was nearing overdue.

i put them out with pesto for dipping. perfect way to sneak in those veggies.

somebody was incredibly tired:

i thought somebody should let her know about this:

she didnt appreciate my concern after-all:

such interruptions only bothered her for so long..

she went about her stubborn way in spite of my warning

ryan and i shared a treat:

we made them with this silly thing:

and that was another week.

 

 

 

stir fry veggies

after work ryan and i took alice to runyon canyon. it was really a beautfiul day, not to warm, the sun was bright. i was a little on the tired tired side but i pushed it.

later we went to target, we were in need of a replacement coffee pot after our previous one completely lost its bottom….yes the entire bottom of the glass coffee pot just decided to come clean off one day….

i also found some awesome new glasses and bowls too! cant ever go to target without leaving with more than you had intended to.

anyway, i was set on making a delicious bowl of warm veggies for dinner, when we got home, i got to work:

first i prepped some veggies for the week:

while my wonderful husband made me my first baileys over ice!! i added rum. We had stopped by bevmo on our target coffee pot mission and i stumbled upon it. i got the tiny ones, i have been wanting to try it forever….how have i gone held out this long:

i forgot to take a picture before i had nearly finished it all.

then i got to prepping dinner:

ryan sipped on one of his favorites:

i tried something new:

i finished dinner:

veggies over quinoa:

i used both regular and black quinoa with a little butter and a little coconut oil while it cooked.

(notice my new simple but awesome bowl)

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • veggies: i used japanese eggplant, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot and celery
  • 1/2 onion
  • 6 garlic cloves (as much/as little as you like)
  • chinese hot sauce (i use one from whole foods that imitates the one with the rooster, both are good)
  • 1 jalepeno sliced lengthwise with seeds
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cayenne dashes to taste
  • cilantro to taste

add coconut oil to pan, sautee onion until slightly transparent, season with salt and pepper

add veggies, garlic and jalepeno

add dash of cayenne/cilantro (save some for garnish..i like a lot)

(if mixture become to dry, runs out of oil, add a small amount of water and steam for a min or so, i try not to use to much oil)

when veggies are done to your liking (i like mine just done and not over cooked, very crunch..about 15 min.) hot sauce, sautee for a moment and then add soy.

eat.                                                                     i eat with chopsticks at every opportunity..

i added a few trader joes stoneground crackers, and lots more cayenne.

it was great!

we were happy.