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Last Week’s Eats & Workouts: Feeling a Shift

Happy Sunday! It feels like a long weekend since July 4 is on a Tuesday but I know some people (self-included) are working tomorrow so it’s kind of not. Charlotte seems pretty quiet right now. Fourth of July week is always one of the slowest times of the year because so many people travel and vacation during the weeks before and after but then some of my classes have been surprisingly packed so I’m all confused! 🙂

Last Week’s Eats

Remember how I put that amazing farmers market-inspired meal plan together last week?

Green Coconut Curry with Eggplant, Tofu and Veggies

I made three out of the five things I planned. I don’t know what got into me but I was dragging on all fronts last week. I felt really tired and generally unfocused and unproductive. I pushed through what I had to get done but for the most part I just gave myself a pass.

The tofu and veggie green curry that you see in the photo above was a lifesaver for me. I made it on Monday night and then ate it again on Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s one of those dinners that just keeps getting better and heats over beautifully.

kimchi fried rice with a fried egg

I also made the kimchi and fried rice with a fried egg that I planned. I switched it up a little by adding sautéed zucchini, onions and chopped kohlrabi leaves along with the kimchi because I had so many farmers market veggies on hand. This was a simple and delicious dinner.

squash blossom pasta

And here’s a quick photo of the finished squash blossom pasta that I cooked last Sunday night. Still dreaming about this one.

yogurt and granola with fruit and almond butter

Breakfast last week was either full fat plain yogurt with granola, fruit and almond butter or smoothie bowls.

wrap with hummus, avocado and spinach

Lunch was wraps, wraps and more wraps. I think I ate wraps like 6 days in a row! I have been using this brand of wraps. My favorite wrap combo was spinach and artichoke hummus with avocado, tomato, spinach or arugula and Tessemae’s Zesty Ranch.

wrap with salmon salad, avocado, tomato and spinach

I also did a couple with salmon salad (made just like tuna salad but with canned salmon), avocado, tomato and spinach.

mashed avocado, sauerkraut and scrambled egg toast

And when I ran out of wraps at the end of the week I brought back my avocado, sauerkraut and scrambled egg toast.

belgian chocolate

I’ve also been enjoying a piece or two of Belgian chocolate that we brought back from our trip every day. 🙂

Last Week’s Workouts

Sunday: 5 mile run at 8:24 pace

Monday: teach Y2 Strength + 1 hour walk

Tuesday: 3.3 mile run at 8:20 + teach Y2 Strength

Wednesday: teach Y2 Strength

Thursday: teach Y2 Strength + 1 hour walk

Friday: REST

Saturday: REST

Notes on Eats 

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been eating more dairy lately. I was sprinkling it in here and there before our Europe trip and then there was a lot of cheese and yogurt going down in Europe and I kept going when I got home. I have a few breakout spots currently but it’s hard to say whether those are dairy related or hormone related or changing my skincare related. Maybe I’ll go back to limiting dairy, maybe I won’t.

At this point I’m eating it all…dairy, gluten, grains, sugar, soy…and I feel in a really good and really balanced place. The one thing I am feeling a desire to cut back on right now is meat. I find summer to be a perfect time for it because of the abundance of fresh fruit and veggies.

I’m going to be writing an updated “food freedom/philosophy” kind of post soon but in the meantime I’m just eating to feel good and listening to my body. Remember, you can make changes at ANY TIME if something isn’t working for you or you want to try another way.

What have you been in the mood to eat lately? Do you find that your diet/tastes change seasonally? 

Favorite thing to put in a wrap? 

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  • Ashley July 2, 2017, 5:05 pm

    Hi Jen! Do you feel like you saw the most changes/best results (physique wise) when you followed the Whole30/Paleo diet?

  • Meah July 3, 2017, 9:43 am

    I’ve always loved salmon, but lately I’ve found I could eat it every day!! So darn delicious. I’ve also been really liking chicken breast, so maybe my body is just feeling like some extra protein. Of course, roasted veggies have been my jam too, but when are they not, haha 😉 . I took gluten and dairy back a few years ago due to health issues, but now that things with school have settled down and I’m feeling my best, I’m trying to reintroduce them again. I’d say my favorite thing to put in a wrap right now would be good ‘ole peanut butter and banana, plus some juicy summer strawberries.


  • Aimee July 3, 2017, 10:12 am

    eggs, avo and sauerkraut?? What a unique combo! I’ll have to try that.

  • Rebecca July 3, 2017, 10:24 am

    Ooh, I can’t wait for the squash blossom pasta recipe! That looks beautiful and I bet it tastes amazing, too!

  • tara July 5, 2017, 1:41 pm

    hmmm lately i have been really into mac and cheese ? isnt that weird ? i think its a comfort childhood thing ? we are preparing to move and its such a hard time to eat well. i was sorta hungry for tomato/mozz/basil salad and had that 2 weeks ago but the tomatoes were just so so. I do tend to change up a bit when the seasons change but then sometimes i will crave something totally off season which i think its more a i want it cuz i cant have it thing. like craving strawberries in january or chili in august ? your wraps sound good !

  • Shannon July 5, 2017, 6:43 pm

    Yes to the changes in diet/foods I eat based on the season! Strangely enough this summer I have NOT wanted salads! This is so weird to me because usually I want everything light and cool. I’ve been eating more sandwiches (yay sourdough bread…I am about to try and make my own now with your recipe!) and rice with whatever meat and veggie combo. I’m feeling really great despite this unusual change.

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