And here we are..another weekend over and another week beginning! I ended up getting another cold last week, which left me stuck inside the majority of the week. Ugh! I’ve been sick more in the past three months in Atlanta than I was in the past couple years in North Carolina! It’s so annoying, but I am around a lot more people here. And getting sick every once in awhile is actually a good thing because it strengthens your immune system (gotta think positive, right?). I’m also grateful that I have the time to rest and lay low when I do get sick, without feeling like I still have a million and one things to do.
But because I was sick, I missed out on coaching Girls on the Run last week and attending small group, which made me super bummed. However, I thought I was getting better on Wednesday, so David and I did get to celebrate Valentine’s Day! The Barre studio I go to was having a special Valentine’s class called Beaus at the Barre, so all of us ladies brought our men! It was super fun, and my husband is the best for willing to to do a barre class with me. After Barre, we got takeout from Mellow Mushroom, and had a low-key evening…my favorite! But then my cold came on full force on Thursday, and I was literally in bed for two days straight. Thankfully, I woke up Saturday feeling 100 times better though, and I was able to enjoy the weekend.
Oh, and before we get to my meals from last week, I wanted to make sure I mention that my good friend and fellow NTP, Stef, from Whole Hog Nutrition, asked me to guest post on her blog about the importance of what we put on our skin! You can read the post here!
And here we go…meals from last week…I feel like I didn’t cook too much, but that’s just how the week played out with Valentine’s day and leftovers!
Sunday: Almost 5 Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie from Paleomg
I made this a few weeks ago, and we loved it so much that I decided to make it again!
Monday: Leftover pizza spaghetti pie
I normally try and space out when we eat leftovers, but I was headed to my sister’s house again that night, so I wanted an easy dinner for us.
Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner
I did the normal scrambled eggs with sautéed spinach and onions, along with roasted broccoli and roasted potatoes. I tried to jazz up the potatoes a bit, so I added Trader Joe’s Onion Salt seasoning, some extra garlic powder and a little parmesan cheese. Yum!
Wednesday: Mellow Mushroom takeout after our Barre date!
Pizza for David and salad for me! I used to love Mellow’s salads, but they have been less than optimal the past few times. But I love making great-tasting salads at home, so I have high standards. 🙂 Oh, and I made chocolate covered strawberries for dessert! A must for Valentine’s Day!
Thursday: Leftovers from Mellow Mushroom
I didn’t have a lot of salad leftover, so I added some additional spinach, veggies and a fried egg on top. Doesn’t look very pretty in the picture, but it tasted good!
Friday: Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala from The Iron You
David loves Indian food, but it’s not my favorite, so we rarely go out for it on date night. However, I always try and make it every once in a while since David loves it so much! I used the recipe above from The Iron You as a general guide, but also added some peas, chopped sweet potato and chopped regular potato as well. I also left out the lemon, arrowroot powder and cayanne…I thought lemon was a strange thing to add to Indian food, but maybe it’s a thing? I also used coconut milk instead of heavy cream and served it with both basmati rice and cauliflower rice. I enjoyed it, and the recipe made a lot, so I’m sure you will be seeing the leftovers in one of these posts in the upcoming future.
Saturday: Date night at Stockyard Burger and Bones
We didn’t know this place existed until Saturday, and it is literally 3 miles down the road from us! They are known for their burgers, but of course, neither David or I ordered a burger! I ordered their Stockyard Cobb Salad that came with smoked pulled chicken (so good!), bacon, egg, tomatoes, and roasted corn. I asked for the Herb Vinaigrette dressing which was delicious! David got their chicken fingers (which looked and smelled amazing), with fries and their kale slaw. Oh, and we got the smoked pork nachos as a starter which came with chips, smoked pulled pork, pico de gallo, green onion, fresh jalapenos and apple butter bbq sauce. We asked for the queso cheese on the side for David! (Since I don’t do well with a lot of dairy). We loved the food and the atmosphere. We will definitely be back!
Extra wonderful eats:
I have to include these in this week’s recipe roundup because they were so delicious! I had several bananas starting to brown last weekend, which meant that I needed to bake up some goodies!
Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars by Beaming Baker
I followed this recipe loosely (what a surprise, right??), but it still came out really good. I think my husband ate 3 of these for breakfast this morning.
The recipe calls for 1.5 cups of oats, but I actually used 1 cup oats and 1 cup cereal. I bought David some clearanced organic healthy cereal at Publix the other week which he was not a fan of. I didn’t want it to go to waste, so I decided to throw it in the breakfast bars. I also added 1 teaspoon cinnamon and used honey instead of maple syrup. They were really good, and I’m not sure they are gonna last more than three days!
Flourless Chocolate Banana Bread from Running with Spoons
Oh my gosh, this tastes just like chocolate cake! I actually followed the recipe with this one, except that I used less honey than it called for because I’m running low on honey! But this recipe is sooo delicious! You should go and make this asap!
Have a great week friends, and eat something delicious!!!