Real Foods + an 18 min Burner
Wahoo! It's Friday! Did this week fly by for anyone else? Hard to believe another week is done, and March has already begun! And even though my schedule is not regular or consistent like most people's, I still get excited for Fridays...so excited that a Friday dance is in order:
Yesterday I talked about my new challenge for the month of March to go dairy-free, and today I'm wondering how difficult this will be because I really don't have much dairy in my diet. I had to say no ice cream tonight but that's just good for my body anyway. We'll see how it goes! But in the spirit of food I thought I'd post the recent pictures found on my phone and camera to give you a snapshot of my meals from the week (and stay tuned for a workout at the end of the post!).
A delish salad, roasted potatoes & veggie + chicken kabobs at our friends' Emily & Jeff's place. YUM.
Fried egg with gobs of spinach, avocado and hummus on a whole wheat English muffin for breakfast, eaten before heading into a client's house!
Roasted broccoli with olive oil and lemon - the only way I eat broccoli! - in our turbo cooker.
A little guy of chocolate milk post Monday's 12.4 miler.
A mix of eats (before going dairy-free!) at last week's survivorship seminar at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre - healthy snacks that served as lunch for that day!
My first odd mix of the Thursday's eats: quinoa, cherry tomatoes, edamame, corn, peas and leftover "Hail to the Kale" salad from the store stirfried together with some teriyaki sauce. ...Mikey even liked it!
Thursday's dinner: pinto beans, homemade hummus, roasted potatoes and roasted broccoli with a small glass of red wine. I actually loved this weird mix of food last night!
Overall, it's been a pretty good week of clean eating! There have been, of course, too many handfuls of cereal from the pantry in between meals (the biggest thing I'm working on; didn't have any Thursday and so far today!) and there were those two little baby cupcakes leftover from our curling event one night...but overall it's been a week full of tea, clean eats, and occasional sweets.
There are some other recipes I'd love to try out over the next few weeks that I've pinned on my "Real Foods" board - check them out for some links to healthy, delicious meals, snacks and desserts!
Feels good! Deciding (not hoping or trying) to keep this momentum going through the weekend. It just feels better to fuel well and treat your body with care so you can go out and live life harder!
Got any tasty recipes of your own or pins to share? I'd love to try something else with kale out this weekend...Maybe this tasty looking meal my clients made from Bob Harper after I posted his video on my FB page!
Have a great Friday and if you're looking for a quick way to get your sweat on before the weekend begins, give this workout a whirl that I based off yesterday's BodyRock workout:
All you need is a pair of dumbbells and a kettlebell (or you can swing a sandbag or heavier dumbbell) for the workout. Let me know if you give it a shot and if there are any moves that are unclear, YouTube them and give.it.your.all! You have to make those 18 minutes COUNT!
Live well & be well friends,