what I ate last week, week 2
I’m back with week two of “what I ate last week.” Aren’t you excited? Come on, I know some of you enjoyed seeing all the exciting things I showed you in last week’s post of “what I ate last week.” If you read last week’s post then you know that I eat the same thing for breakfast every day. I am therefore not going to post breakfast again till I change it up a bit. Life was hectic this week so I honestly did not have the energy to create a new breakfast plan, but I thought about it though!
This was a great lunch to kick off the week. I love using whole-wheat naan bread as a base for mini pizzas. I topped this one with spinach, red onion and can you guess what the white stuff is? It’s not cheese, it’s an egg white. Pretty cool don’t you think?
OK, you all know Monday nights (due to crazy schedules) are either sandwich or leftover night. Well, there were no leftovers to be eaten up, so it was sandwich night. Gosh, I’m now noticing that this was a pretty carb heavy day. Did I mention that I love carbs? Probably not a great thing, but oh well, we all have our vices. I will post this sandwich recipe soon. I got the idea for this sandwich from Sol Food. It’s a sandwich that I always order so I decided to try making it at home. It’s ciabatta bread topped with cilantro lime mayo, roasted red peppers, arugula, mashed avocado and heirloom tomatoes. Need I say more? I paired this with some asparagus, of course.
Sadly, there was no dessert. Boo hoo
It’s Tuesday and you all know what that means, hot lunch at the kid’s school! Burrito day! Yippee! All right enough with my cheerleading. After the gym I came home and whipped up this strawberry smoothie. It was super delish (my new favorite word) and easy to make. I added some flax seed to it, but was not super happy with that addition. Next time I will omit the flaxseed as it took away some of the smoothie’s sweetness.
I made up one of these burritos again at hot lunch!
So this is where I went downhill a bit. I went into hot lunch venting to all my peeps that I was exhausted and fooded out (not sure if that is a word, but lets go with it). I was sick of cooking and I was tired, like exhausted. They all comforted me and told me that I do more cooking than most people and that I needed to take a break! I just love my lunch peeps! I took their words to heart and called my hubby and politely asked him to bring home a pizza that night. He happily obliged (I think he was even a bit excited). The kids were ecstatic, as they have not had take out pizza for some time. Gee, it’s as though I was depriving them or something. Anyway, I really wanted something chocolaty for dessert so Eli and I drove on over to Susie Cakes after school and grabbed us some cupcakes. Mine was chocolate with butter cream frosting. Yum! Oh, and I also paired the pizza with my favorite kale salad.
I felt much better today and I was way more energized. I had my Jackie spunk back! Taking a night off from cooking was just what the doctor ordered. I had some leftover kale salad so I mixed it up with red quinoa, a hard boiled egg, tofu and some black and garbanzo beans from the salad bar at Whole Foods. I did not add any additional dressing as it was not needed. I felt powerful and full of energy after this lunch!
Wednesday is the one night that we are all home for dinner so I tend to whip up something nice and healthy. I was craving salmon so I made my favorite salmon recipe and paired it with these amazing couscous cakes and spinach salad. My kids loved the couscous cakes, but unfortunately not the salad. I steamed up some broccoli for them as I had a feeling they were not going to be fans of the salad. I put some cucumber and mint into my water and it was very refreshing. This dinner was fit for a spa!
The kids had ice cream cones and I had a bite or two of fish food ice cream, but I didn’t get a photo of it, sorry!
Lunch was a repeat of last night’s dinner but without the salmon. I had some leftover couscous cakes and I whipped up a fresh batch of spinach salad. I also had some water but forgot to add that to the shot. Now lets talk dinner…
I caved tonight. I went to CPK! Eli has been begging to go and my girlfriend’s kids have been begging to go, so we went. It’s funny because we took along Eli’s best bud and he was super excited to go to CPK as his parents never take him, hmmmm… wonder why? It was a fun night as the company and wine were great, but not so much the food. The lettuce on my salad did not look fresh and I could tell the dressing was from a big jar. The pizza crust was good though, so I focused on that and my glass of wine. Sometimes you have to go with the experience and not worry so much about the food, so that’s what I did!
I can’t believe this is the third night in a row that I did not participate in dessert. I must warn you that this is not normal Marin mama behavior. I love dessert as you will see in next week’s post.
TGIF! I loved lunch today because I got to share it with two of my best friends, Yvonne and Carey. Sadly our other bestie was not able to join us. We missed you Hilly! Anyway, Carey led us through an amazing yoga routine and then we headed over to Rustic Bakery. It’s my third time there this month and I think I’m ready for a change! I had their albacore tuna sandwich along with my new favorite beverage of choice, water with mint leaves. “So exciting!”
We are girls who love dessert so we grabbed 3 forks and dug into this amazing and decadent peanut butter brownie. I am so going to replicate this, just you wait! There was not a crumb in sight after we got to work on this. I am happy to report that we were part of the clean plate club.
Zoe had dance rehearsal tonight so we had an early dinner. I had tons of parsley and asparagus that I wanted to used up, so I whipped us up a parsley pesto pasta and added some roasted asparagus. This was a healthy and delicious way to end our hectic week.
Dessert: Didn’t you see that I had my dessert at lunch?
So there you have it, week 2.
What did we learn this week?
We learned that I am a huge fan of carbs, (maybe I eat to many) and that I was lame about eating dessert.