Happy new week! I’m feeling accomplished on this Monday morning. I kicked my day off with day four of my Spring Greens Challenge + 5:45a yoga. Not my favorite time to practice but a great way to get my body and energy moving for the week – and my only window to get it done today. I grabbed coffee after class, made a green smoothie and now I’m sitting down to write this post before I head off to teach two yoga classes and train two clients. This afternoon’s goal is to finish my taxes – not excited about that chore but VERY ready to check the box off!
Not much to report from the weekend. I did a lot of yoga, got a great lift in at Metro and we had a cool trainer photo shoot on Sunday with Bruce Williams to get some footage for our website and social media. I also got my hair done, walked dogs, brunched, got Thai takeout and watched a movie. Solid stuff!
Wearing Born Primitive Crossfire Sports Bra, Rise Leggings and Nike Metcons.
Before I launch myself into the week, I have some recent eats for you. Here are some meals that I’ve eaten over the last few weeks. It’s a great roundup of healthy, nutritious and delicious meal ideas!
Breakfast is my least photographed meal because it’s so repetitive (smoothies 80% of the time) but here’s a morning that I had cottage cheese scrambled eggs, sourdough toast and strawberries.
Sourdough toast with peanut butter, honey, banana and hemp hearts.
I have alllllllllllll the salad bowls for you.
You have to try this salad combo! I am a huge fan of mixing greens and grains together to give my salads more staying power. Recently, I’ve been loving farro. It’s a solid source of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. It has a slightly nutty flavor and chewy texture. Tip: Trader Joe’s has a 10-minute quick cooking farro that is great for fast and easy salad prep.
Here’s what’s in the bowl:
Spinach, arugula and romaine tossed with olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt and a drizzle of honey
Turkey or other protein of your choice
Dressing – I like Trader Joe’s Goddess Dressing
Mixed greens, hearts of palm, tomatoes, apples, deli turkey, feta, dried cranberries, avocado, pistachios, olive oil, sea salt and balsamic.
Mixed greens and baby spinach tossed in lemon juice, olive oil, honey and sea salt and topped with rotisserie chicken, tomatoes, pepitas, avocado, apples, dried cranberries and Trader Joe’s Goddess Dressing.
Baby spinach and arugula blend tossed in olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt and topped with farro, avocado, apples, dried cranberries, toasted pecans, feta and poppyseed dressing.
Mixed greens tossed in same as above and topped with chickpeas, dried cranberries, apples, pepitas, avocado and a can of lightly smoked salmon from Trader Joe’s. Finished with poppyseed dressing.
Sometimes I love a good brunch lunch. This was cottage cheese scrambled eggs, avocado toast on homemade sourdough and strawberries, mango and bananas.
Smoked salmon on sourdough with cream cheese, avocado and hemp hearts.
Post-yoga Sunday brunch at Eight + Sand Kitchen. I had the avocado toast with a fried egg and an oat milk latte.
This is one of the best things I’ve made recently and I need to post a more formal recipe! Air fried tofu over steamed rice with steamed broccoli. I topped everything with Trader Joe’s yellow curry sauce, cilantro and chopped peanuts. SO TASTY!
Another air fried tofu dinner – this one over quinoa with roasted cauliflower and sweet potatoes. Finished with hummus and Trader Joe’s Cilantro Dressing.
Mixed greens topped with quinoa, shredded rotisserie chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, shredded cheese and ranch. I warmed the chicken, quinoa and sweet potatoes up a bit and that made this extra good.
Sheet pan meal with roasted brussel sprouts, salmon and butternut squash. I typically cook these at 400 or so for 20-30 minutes. Sometimes the salmon needs to come out before the veggies.
Trader Joes’ butter chicken and buttered naan on the side. I don’t do many frozen heat and eat entrees but love this one!
Chicken parmesan and a side salad.
Sautéed ground chicken and roasted brussel sprouts over a Trader Joe’s Bulgur Butternut Squash Feta Pilaf. Hummus and cilantro dressing to finish.
I need to bring homemade flatbreads back into the regular rotation! I got this pre-baked flatbread at ALDI and added fig preserves, goat cheese, shredded mozzarella and prosciutto to it. Baked for about 10 minutes and finished with arugula and balsamic.
Chicken and rice is one of my favorite meals of all time. Shredded rotisserie chicken with rice cooked in chicken bone broth. Frozen veggies on the side.
Obsessed with this buffalo chicken salad. I’ll post a recipe/tutorial soon!
Cinnamon roll + oat milk latte at Sunflour on a gorgeous 70 degree Saturday afternoon.
Time for me to get moving! Have the best day friends!
How was your weekend? What did you do? Low-key or busy?
What brand of workout apparel are you loving at the moment?
Favorite recent eats? Any good ETCs?
Love it. Your food looks amazing.
Can’t wait to try your speed yoga tomorrow.
Thanks so much for posting your recent eats recaps on a regular basis! You always provide meal ideas when I am struggling to come up with what to eat. Now that I have a toddler who has suddenly become hard to feed, reading your recaps of what Finn ate during his toddler days has been a huge help too. It’s a good reminder that we are all not always alone and that seasons will pass! I also loved your recent Instagram video with the salad that you prepared. Just want to share that blog and Instagram posts like these are greatly appreciated!
That tofu/broccoli bowl looks SO good, and a creative use of the curry sauce!
Regarding workout apparel, I treated myself to some Tracksmith shorts and t-shirts, and I’m absolutely loving the quality.