Hello, hello! Anyone else having a hard time keeping track of which day it is lately? I legit spent all of Monday thinking it was Thursday for some reason…
Anyway… today is Friday! Hi!
First things first – are you guys going to make anything fun for Easter this weekend? Obviously we won’t be able to gather with family and friends unfortunately, but I’m thinking of still making something special just for us. My current plan is my Vegan Strawberry Scones, but we’ll see. Lots of ideas in my Brunch Recipes for Easter post if you want some!
Now, for this week’s food and fitness, plus some cute toddler pics for good measure. In related news: we have so many dishes when we eat at home every meal. Anyone else feel like they are constantly running the dishwasher/standing over the sink right now?!
First up: a really delicious seared salmon with orzo, feta, broccoli, roasted red pepper, and toasted pine nuts.
It reminded me of my Sheet Pan Mediterranean Chicken Thighs but with salmon instead of chicken thighs. So good!
I hadn’t made tofu in ages – forgot how good and easy it is! Sliced up small, coated with a little rice flour and a sprinkle of salt + pepper, and seared in a pan with a little oil until crispy.
We also had a pasta night this week – check out my Easy Pasta Recipes post for ideas! This version had a bolognese sauce made with ground beef we pulled out of the freezer, plus sautéed zucchini, canned artichoke hearts, and a little Italian seasoning. We made enough for leftovers!
Last night was a Sun Basket Thai turkey salad with basil, cashews, and cabbage. I added rice because it needed more carbs but the flavor was great!
For breakfasts, I took some inspiration from my Healthy Oatmeal Recipes post and made oatmeal (my usual banana variation) with blueberries, but I also stirred in some leftover diced steamed zucchini – the flavor didn’t change so it was a nice way to use it up and get in some breakfast veggies for all!
I also ate the last of the Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos we had in the freezer (this one had chicken instead of egg). I need to make more of these ASAP, it’s so nice having them on hand when I need something substantial but don’t want to or can’t take the time to cook anything!
We had avocado toast another day with bacon, a fried egg + pineapple. We bought a whole pineapple the other day and have been slowly making our way through it!
One last picture – a yummy steak salad! With beets, goat cheese, grapes, and thinly sliced fennel. This was ordered from one of my fave local cafes, Junction Bakery.
For fitness this week, Matt and I did two more of my brother-in-law Drew’s live virtual group boot camp classes. Riese sometimes pops in to join for a bit, but mostly she is thrilled to be allowed to sit on the couch and watch Daniel Tiger. 🙂
I also got in one short virtual run date (my new fave thing, where I call a friend and we both talk on the phone via headphones while we run) this week, with my friend Karen.
One really nice thing about running together virtually is that if I am not feeling it and want to walk half of it (see also: the watch picture pace below), it’s not a big deal! Great to catch up with her – we felt like we wanted longer to talk so we are doing another one next week!
Riese and I also did another little hike this week which was fun – it was gorgeous most of the week weather-wise and we are loving this tiny neighborhood trail we can walk to. Also: the overalls. Amazing, right? And yes, her hair is always in her face and she usually won’t let me put it up. I try, trust me!
Plus lots of very slow neighborhood walks with many stops for flower smelling. <3 We have discovered the red ones smell best. Big news.
I will leave you with a fun game idea if you have kids – all you need is some string! Have your child hold one end of the string and you hold the other, then you run and hide and they have to follow the string to come find you. It was Matt’s idea and super fun – Riese loved it!
See my At Home Activities for Toddlers post with more ideas in case you missed it. 🙂
Matt and I also started a puzzle this week which has been fun to do after Riese goes to bed! It’s a hard one and is going to take us awhile which is a good thing. 😉 It has been nice to have something to do before bed when I’m too tired to work, but not ready to get in bed yet and read, and not feeling like watching TV.
I hope you guys have a nice weekend and are staying safe. Sending love!
And before I go, here are some posts from around the web I thought might be of interest:
- Home Workout Plan with Live + On-Demand Workouts – this is such a great resource and all the workouts included are free or have free trials!
- Brene Brown has started a podcast (called “Unlocking Us”) and it’s great! Favorite episodes so far were the one on Comparative Suffering (3/27) and the one on Anxiety, Calm, and Under/Over-Functioning (4/3)
- Loving these Food Storage Tips to make your groceries last longer… so helpful!
- Household Item Toys – so many great ideas in this post for those of you with kids who want to avoid buying anything new!