Best meal of the weekend?
Hands down the burger and fries (+ do-it-yourself salad) we had on Friday night time, ordered in from Evening Star Cafe right here in Del Ray. I used to be craving a burger and theirs are actually good. We reheated the fries in a skillet (simply dry, no additional oil since they didn’t want it) to make them scorching + crispy once more as a result of fries are by no means very superior as soon as they’ve cooled down!
Two extra dinner pics from the weekend: a yummy pappardelle pasta with seared salmon, cheese, peas, wilted greens, and hazelnuts:
(For pasta recipe concepts, see this put up: combine + match wholesome pasta recipes.)
And final night time we had a pork fried cauliflower rice with carrots and peas. I added some common rice, too, as a result of I like cauliflower rice however don’t discover it tremendous satisfying/filling, and knew Riese wouldn’t both! This jogged my memory of my Instant Pot Quinoa Fried Rice flavor-wise.
Lunches from the weekend (+ Friday) included this random freezer/pantry meal – frozen broccoli rapidly steamed with some leftover reheated honey garlic rooster and a microwave quinoa and chickpea scenario. Surprisingly tasty!
(If you need some tips about pantry meals, take a look at this put up: Healthy Pantry Staples List with Recipe Ideas.)
We additionally had tuna salad for lunch someday – all the time a simple meal to throw collectively.
Yesterday for lunch I made an superior Mexican-themed wrap – it had rooster, black beans, guacamole, grated cheddar cheese, broccoli slaw (love that crunch), and lettuce. Plus some cilantro I added after taking this picture. Definitely going to make this on repeat this week, particularly as a result of Riese favored it, too!
For breakfasts, one morning we had oatmeal for breakfast with blueberries, banana, and small diced zucchini (can’t style it). Check out my Healthy Oatmeal Recipes put up or my How to Make Oatmeal Taste Better put up for some concepts and suggestions.
Yesterday morning Riese was randomly awake at 5:15 (oof. whyyyy), and it was my morning to rise up along with her, so she helped me make our fave High Protein Breakfast Pancake – the microwave tremendous simple model.
We had it with some sprouted watermelon seeds and pumpkin seeds for additional endurance.
Plus a majorly wanted complete milk latte (when you’re questioning why I drink complete milk as an alternative of skim, take a look at this put up: 7 Common Nutrition Myths).
Riese and I additionally shared one among my Vegan Strawberry Scones as a result of I lastly obtained round to creating the scones on Saturday afternoon (I initially deliberate to make them for Easter however wasn’t feeling it). I forgot how yummy these are – hadn’t made this recipe in eternally! It’s an oldie however goodie.
I didn’t have complete wheat pastry flour readily available so I made them with white complete wheat flour as an alternative, and it labored simply as nicely – I simply added a splash extra milk to the combo as a result of it was somewhat too dry.
I’m excited to have these readily available for the week – they’re superior with scrambled or fried eggs on the aspect for somewhat protein increase!
Other enjoyable from the weekend included establishing an herb/veggie mini-garden with cilantro, peppers, basil, and chives! I hope the cilantro survives – we’ve by no means had luck rising it earlier than!
We additionally had some enjoyable out of doors journey time:
No run this weekend as I wasn’t feeling it, however I did do a enjoyable digital run/stroll cellphone date with my mates Kathleen and Chelsea early on Friday morning. I miss them – we usually see one another at the very least as soon as every week as a result of they’re my exercise buddies!
I’m additionally lacking yoga… I used to be in a stable twice every week routine earlier than the world shut down, and have been having a tough time since motivating for at-home yoga – it simply doesn’t have that very same zen issue! But my physique feels fairly tight and stiff so I’m going to attempt to make it occur this week.
Anyway – the opposite huge pleasure this weekend was giving myself a haircut at house! It had been 6 months since I obtained it minimize, and I used to be presupposed to go to the salon 2 weeks in the past however clearly that didn’t occur.
It was driving me CRAZY as a result of it was so lengthy and heavy in ponytails, so after consulting with my hair stylist by way of textual content/video (don’t fear, I despatched her a tip for her time!) I made a decision to only go for it!
Here’s a earlier than and after – I minimize off about 2 inches and it went surprisingly nicely! I imply, it’s not the most effective hair minimize I’ve ever had, clearly, nevertheless it wasn’t a catastrophe both and I believe it truly seems to be fairly good and even! I minimize it dry and minimize upwards vertically vs. straight throughout in order that there wasn’t as a lot of an enormous blunt line. I didn’t contact the layers – these can anticipate the skilled. 😉
If you observe me on Instagram tales, you might have seen the time lapse video I did of the particular reducing in motion! It was truly fairly enjoyable. 🙂 I’m glad I went for it – will tide me over for a bit! Just a few of you on Instagram requested if I’d attempt coloring it myself, too – that’s an enormous NO! My greatest buddy and I attempted highlighting my hair as soon as in highschool and it was a disaaaaster – I legit appeared like a leopard. Never once more!!
And that’s all I’ve for you of us at present! I hope everyone seems to be hanging in there and doing okay. Stay tuned for some spring salad inspiration approaching Wednesday.
Stay tuned for some spring salad inspiration approaching Wednesday.