Hey guys! I’m so glad many of you enjoyed my “Adding, Not Subtracting, For a Healthier New Year” post yesterday!
I’m feeling more or less recovered from my cold now and was excited to get back on the run yesterday for my first official workout of the new year!
4.5 miles with friends under gray/drizzly skies. Felt really good to get out there!
Post-run = whole milk latte at Java Shack in Arlington (so good). Isn’t this foam heart gorgeous? It’s the little things, my friends. :)
I was working from home yesterday and threw together an easy lunch – my standard combo of greens (arugula), grains (this time it was farro – I used a 90 second variety I got at Target), veggies (grated carrots and some pickled cauliflower), sauerkraut (duh), tuna salad (avocado + dijon mustard) + balsamic vinaigrette. Matt is so grossed out by these salads and I know they sound weird, but I promise they taste fantastic (fannetastic?).
Zara was also thrilled that we were having tuna for lunch. ;) Btw – have I ever told you guys about her weird morning habit? I think I may have but can’t remember, so I’m sharing it again. Every morning that I get up and leave early and Matt is still in bed, Zara will carry her little felt string toy up to the bedroom door in her mouth, drop it, and then meow loudly. So weird! Is she sad I’m gone? Does she want Matt to get up and play with her? Both? Lol. She only does it when I leave in the morning, not if we both sleep late. Evidence below. Please ignore the carpets that need a vacuum. #reallife
Aaaaaaanyway, back to the food. For dinner last night we had kale salads with steak!
It was a Sun Basket (<- affiliate link for 3 free meals) meal that I took some liberties with and made my own. I left the carrots raw (roasted carrots = not my fave), left out the pear (there was already so much fiber with the kale the pear seemed a bit aggressive, and I’d rather eat it later as a snack with yogurt), and caramelized the onions (rather than leaving them raw). As for the kale, I massaged it with some olive oil and lemon juice, and then we used the green goddess dressing that was included in the meal as well. Yummy! I forgot how good massaged kale is – such an easy dinner option, and if you aren’t a steak fan you could do shrimp, chicken, beans, tofu, whatever!
Another Sun Basket meal we had earlier this week: a simple seared fish atop cauliflower rice with grapefruit. I’m really loving cauliflower rice lately! I had it with some leftover tonic that Matt made me (apple cider vinegar + turmeric + lemon juice + ginger juice) mixed with ginger kombucha. All the ginger!
I’m working downtown today and I have a lot on my to do list… better get back to it! Have a fabulous day, my friends!
What fun/creative homemade meals have you had so far this week? Anything I should try?