You guys, it’s SO hot here. We basically spent the weekend melting.
Anyone else? How is it where you are?
We have had some good eats the past few days, though!
Hot weather calls for tacos, in my opinion… we had some salmon tacos with guac, a black bean and quinoa mix, slaw, and yogurt mixed with lime juice and chopped cilantro.
Speaking of tacos – have you tried my Healthy Breakfast Tacos yet?
And speaking of healthy, a blog reader asked on last week’s Healthy Egg Salad Recipe post why I call some of my recipes “healthy” when I’m a proponent of intuitive eating and the all foods fit mentality.
It was a really good question, and I thought it might be helpful to address it here on the blog vs. just in the comments section because I’d hate to be sending the message that all foods don’t fit.
Here’s the deal: I use the term “healthy” in front of some of my recipes because it helps more people to find my website when they are searching for recipes on Google.
For example, a lot of people search specifically for “healthy egg salad recipe” vs. just “egg salad recipe” which is really oversaturated already. So it’s helpful for people looking for nutrient-dense recipes to find my site specifically. (I wish I could say “nutrient-dense” instead of “healthy”, but sadly that’s not a term people are using in search!)
So, that’s why that term is there; feel free to just ignore the term “healthy” anytime I use it in the title of recipe posts and know that it is just another delicious recipe that I’m sharing because it tastes good and I like eating it. 🙂
I also figure if people are searching for a “healthy” recipe, it’s better for them to land on my site where they won’t get restrictive/diet-focused advice vs. going to another site that might continue to fuel diet behaviors, you know?
So that’s another reason I use that term specifically, in hopes that people will find my blog and then I can plant the seed for them to try a more intuitive, all foods fit approach. I hope that makes sense!
Anyway – back to the weekend food!
Sticking with the taco theme, we had steak and taco salad with my parents one night:
And I had the leftovers from our earlier taco feast in a wrap for lunch. All tacos, all the time, no shame.
This is reminding me I need to make another batch of my Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos – our freezer has been very sad without them lately!
We moved away from Mexican one night in favor of pizza and salad!
The pizza was from Pupatella in Arlington – so good. The salad was homemade and dressed with my usual fave Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette (except with apple cider vinegar instead of balsamic).
As for other meals this weekend, Riese and I crushed two of my Flour Free Breakfast Pancakes <– she’s obsessed.
I had some delicious homemade snack balls (the recipe is on Instagram, along with a giveaway!) while Riese scootered around the house…
I also had a really fun outing on Sunday – a distanced lunch with friends Mary and Sokphal!
We originally made plans to do our first run date in many months, but in the end we weren’t feeling great about the idea of sweating/breathing all over each other right now for obvious reasons, so instead we decided to do an outdoor distanced lunch date.
We all ordered food ahead from Virtue Feed + Grain in Old Town, then picked it up and sat super spaced out in chairs by the waterfront.
It was lovely to see them! And my harissa salmon with creamy quinoa was delicious – I’ve missed that meal.
I didn’t end up running at all this weekend – too hot!
Instead I did a quick 30 minute online yoga flow one day (Riese did some of it with me which was cute), and I also took one of my sister-in-law Morgana’s live virtual total body workout classes. Matt and I have still been doing his brother Drew’s live fitness classes 2 times per week and really liking them, and I’ve occasionally been doing one of Morgana’s classes on the weekend too if schedules allow. They have an official website now if you’re interested in checking out their class offerings and joining in on the sweaty fun!
I will leave you with a picture of me dressed up with makeup on for the first time in many months – I know, crazy! I barely remembered how to put on makeup.
I went to a super small, outdoor, socially distanced baby shower for a neighbor and it was nice to have an excuse to get dressed up. I was also excited to finally try out some new non-toxic makeup I bought months ago – really loving my new eyeshadow and lipstick (I’m wearing the Rose color)! They didn’t dry me out at all which was nice because that’s an issue I have sometimes with makeup. (affiliate links)
The cute lipstick got covered up by a mask for a lot of the event (except for when I was eating/drinking) so I figured I’d get a photo and show it off here instead. 🙂
I hope you guys have a lovely day and I will see you back here on Wednesday!
p.s. I’m going to work on a Riese toddler update post since it’s been ages since I wrote one (the last one was her 2 year update apparently and she’s already well over 2.5 now – she will be 3 in November, whoa)! Any specific topic requests/things you want me to cover in the post?
Here are the toddler-specific posts I’ve written recently: At Home Activities for Toddlers and Our Fave Natural + Organic Personal Care Products for Babies and Toddlers.
I think I’m going to do a separate snack ideas for toddlers post coming soon, too, if that’s something you guys are interested in? Let me know!
I’d also love to know if you have any requests for nutrition-themed blog posts – any nutrition hot topics or myths you want me to analyze/explore?