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Weekend wrap up

Published on February 11, 2014, by in Update.

It was kind of a weird weekend in terms of food. Usually I spend a lot of time in the kitchen on the weekends making food for the week, but that was not the case.

I have been trying to clean up my eating little by little. I’ve upped my exercise over the past few weeks and with that, my hunger levels have soared. I’ve been focusing on getting in more protein and inadvertently have lowered my intake of carbs. My focus when we went grocery shopping on Saturday was protein, fruit and veggies. We left with a lot of chicken(it was on a really good sale), some beef, and lots of fruit and vegetables.

So what was on the menu this weekend?

Friday night was pizza night. Instead of bringing home slices, I grabbed a take and bake pizza so there would be leftovers for Brian. I pulled the pepperoni and cheese of a section of the pizza and filled it with onions, zucchini, mushrooms and spinach. So good!

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I needed to do a longer run on Saturday morning, so I knew I needed a solid breakfast. I had cooked up a few extra veggies on Friday night while the pizza was baking, so I cooked them up with an egg and put it in a wrap. I just mentioned that I cut back on carbs, but I found some wrap that I really like. They are only 90 calories and pack in 9 grams of protein and 9 of fiber. That fueled me through a run and an hour of yoga.

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Hungry after that workout, I had a BIG lunch. I had a leftover steak mole enchilada from dinner out on Thursday, turkey meatballs with zucchini, cheese and marinara, and some tomato soup.

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Saturday night for dinner, we went to a local vegan restaurant where I got the spicy eggplant stir fry. I love their combination of brown rice. This dish is so good!

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Sunday morning, I made a breakfast burrito with veg, eggs and tons of salsa with a side of fruit:

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I made Brian a chocolate chip multigrain pancake topped with cookie butter and a chocolate protein shake:

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After my work out on Sunday, I stopped at Whole Foods to try out their new Bento Box promotion. It is located in the deli section of the already made foods. You can choose any 4 founds to be put in your bento box that has a “healthy start” label by it. My problem with this promotion is that there are only 8-9 things to choose from and you choose 4. I think there should be more options. My other issue is that most options contained little to no protein. I chose the 3 options that looked like they would contain the most protein. I got a kale pad Thai salad that contained chick peas, a California quinoa salad and a chicken fiesta salad(the only option that contained meat). There were no options that contained any meat alternatives. The fourth spot in bento was filled with a collard green wrap. I was disappointed that I only got one wrap when two clearly would have fit in the compartment. Everything I got was really flavorful and tasty, but did not keep me satisfied until dinner time. The verdict is out if I would buy the bento box again.

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I get very bored with chicken, so I hit up my Pinterest recipe boards to find a good chicken recipe. I found a dry rub that is supposed to make your chicken super flavorful. So, Sunday night I used the recipe and the chicken turned out pretty good and it will be very versatile to use in sandwiches, salads and other dishes throughout the week.

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For dinner we had some chicken, mashed cauliflower and a side salad. So yummy!

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Looking forward to having chicken for almost every meal this week!

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