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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 😉

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 😉

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 😦

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 🙂 🙂

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!

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!!

 

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!

 

 

 

jamaica

have i mentioned how starving those work out videos make me..

i believed for so long that cardio served as a workout….well yes cardio is an important part to be factored into to your workout and to remain just one element- the other element is putting those muscle groups to work!

i was also a non believer in workout videos, i never thought that i could get a well rounded workout from them and feel satisfied at the end of them- but this was all from assumption..and i was very wrong.

not only have i noticed the burn! the pain, feeling soar, but my normal eating habits just dont cut it!

anyhow, they work for me, and i really enjoy them 🙂

yesterdays breakfast:

  • fage 0%
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1/2 mango
  • tbls honey almond butter
  • 1/4 cup natures path all bran
  • delicious 😉

ps- i ❤ mango lately….not only is it completely satisfying, full of vitamins b, c and e, beta carotene, potassium and magnesiem and even said to have a lot of tryptophan- increases seritonin- but they are so beautiful!

.. did i sell you up there??

alice and i had some girl time in the sun.

it was a beautiful hike after all of the rain that l.a. had on sunday with a lovely breeze to cool us down from the sweet hot sun:

after my hike i attempted to make a green smoothie with the rest of my morning fruit, vanilla whey, spinach, spiroline, and raw honey….i failed ! it was awful.. i maybe drank half….no bueno.

later i had a carrot dipped in almond butter….first time….its a good snack!

i made hibiscus sun tea- it is truly incredible.

it almost tastes like a less tart cranberry juice but has a deep flavor to it at the end.

also known as –Jamaica

simply :

  • hibiscus flowers (dried)
  • water
  • sun
  • delicious

we had the the yummiest dinner!

sauteed veggies over greens:

and i had a spread of bread and cheese, ryan had a trader joes andoulie sausage-hot dog style.

we watched due date- it was decent.. not as great as i had hoped, but i got a few laughs out.

we had trader joes chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels that my cousin got me started on….

have you tried…..they are ridiculous..so good!

we cuddled..alice was creepin into our photo:

xoxo

sasha and peanut butter jelly time.

ryan is still away.

the good news is, i have been getting a lot of my sasha time in.

thursday she came over after work and alice was more than ecstatic to see her..

this was her within a minute of sash sitting down:

..the girl doesn’t waist any time.

sasha and i had a very nice date out to sushi!

i have been craving sushi and italian food all week!

pretty much simultaneously. this helped for a moment..the craving comes right back though..

when we got home i made us desert:

in sasha’s

  • vanilla greek yogurt
  • almond butter
  • bran cereal-total bran/weetibix
  • 365 honey morning o’s
  • my secret weapon: dark chocolate kit kat 😉

in mine:

  • vanilla almond milk
  • my trio cereal mix (same as sasha’s)
  • a bit of almond milk
  • dark chocolate kit kat (!)

friday….was peanut butter jelly time!! ..and almond butter..and oats in a jar  😉 😉

it had been way..to long. it was absolutely fantastic.

i sent rye a good morning kiss.

have i showed you these lemons? lululemons 🙂 (please pardon the messy bathroom!)

getting to the gym was really hard and once i finished cardio and only one weight machine i was done!

i got home and couldnt even get myself to shower before crashing on the couch.

dave wasted no time in taking that opportunity for cuddle time, alice was hard at work on a bone:

i took all of these photos for rye..even one of my bachelorette house keeping skills….

and one of my sleepy face with bags under my eyes..:(

sasha came over again 🙂

we watched 127 hours..i thought it was really good!….not to mention upsetting…. the movie was really well done and captivating especially considering it took place almost in one location the entire movie.

for dinner i made broiled cheese bread and veggies:

(have i mentioned these are inspired by “http://www.peanutbutterrunner.com/” blog’s, i really love her blog and these are great! just put on your desirables and stick them under the broiler for about 6 min. give or take….but watch them, they will burn before you know it! trust….i know from experience.)

for the cheesy toast:

  • la brea bakery multi grain
  • spinach
  • greens
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • raw mushrooms
  • veganese
  • dijon mustard
  • 1 toast con swiss cheese
  • 1 toast con colby jack cheese
  • 😉

dessert we had mini chocolate cheesecakes from whole foods, i put it on a plate over a little dollop of whipped cream with a piece of xo dark chocolate with cherries….the cheesecake wasn’t as great as i thought.. 😦 )

alice and dave were adorable! and being snuggle bunnies:

i love that trio.

what day is it anyway?

the days just seem to be blending in together.

wednesday was a school day.

i was really tired from my night with audrey..i didnt get the rest i am used to during the week.

i am in love with kombucha 2000!!

they are amazing and i just cannot go back to g.t.

besides, g.t. kombucha just has not been the same since the era of the recall….it used to make me sad, but now i have moved on to better things; k-2000 😉 😉

i was exhausted when i finally made it back to my side of town around 8 that night and picked up baja fresh.

they really impressed me, i got the grilled mahi tacos which were delicious, light and left me feeling good. it is nice to have relatively healthy options in the fast food world these days.

alice was ready for bed with me..not to mention trying to coerce me into giving her some of my dinner….sorry ali:

tuesday i had a biometric screening for work.

i had to fast through work-no breakfast but harder..no coffee.

my testing was at 11:45-

you are tested on:

weighed, measured, blood pressure taken, and blood drawn- blood to find test whether you are a smoker, have good cholestoral and blood sugar levels.

i was marked at 5’7 which i was pleased about and 117lbs- one of our scales is off but i was happy to take their word for it.

blood pressure was perfectly healthy.

now i wait for my blood work results and if everything come out healthy i get a 30% discount on all of whole foods products rather than my 20!

fingers crossed 🙂

when 2 was nearing i was ready to eat!!

i had my usual salad on my mind and a delicious kombucha!!

 

i sent ryan a “yeyy me for being healthy” photo:

and a picture of the new zevia flavors that i got ! i love grape soda! (healthy diet soda-sweetend with stevia)

then alice and i headed out for some time together in the sun.

a friend for me, a friend for alice.

tuesday night my friend audrey came over.

rye is still out of town so it was an almost all girls night.

audrey brought her dog-alice’s very good friend paco.

dave didn’t have any visitors special for him but he was happy to include himself in everyone elses visit.

we made a lovely although quite large arrangement of deliciousness:

 

needless to say we had some leftovers although nobody was complaining.

alice and paco had a lot of fun too: