Morning! Matt and I stuck around town this weekend – one of the highlights was a hike with the dogs on Saturday morning!
I’m definitely slowing down out there but so glad that my body is still up for hiking – as you guys know, I love it almost as much as I love running. 🙂
There is a huge tree blocking part of the path, though (it’s been there for awhile) that you have to go under – and man is it getting harder to shimmy under it with a big belly in the mix! Oof!
The dogs had a blast out there – so much fun that we had to immediately go to the dog washing place afterwards because they were a mess. Ha! They were so tired the rest of the day – Freyja didn’t want to move from the couch and was right in the way so I used her as a foot rest… she didn’t seem to care!
As for food on Saturday, I had a tuna sandwich when we got back from hiking – I mixed the tuna with dijon mustard and sauerkraut and it was a really good combo!
Saturday evening, I met up with my college buddies Kathleen and Sarah for an early dinner at Union Market. We ordered basically the entire menu and shared everything. 🙂 My favorite was the mini lobster tacos! And the kale caesar – yum.
Sunday morning I enjoyed one of my flour free spiced pumpkin pancakes (<- recipe). It’s basically my regular flour free breakfast pancake with pumpkin added. 🙂 I hadn’t done the stovetop version in awhile (I usually do the microwave variation) and it had been so long I forgot to use our small omelette sized pan! If you’ve had trouble with flipping this pancake, the key is the smaller pan. I had some trouble flipping it but it still tasted good. Enjoyed with a side of the Washington Post travel section – my fave!
They had an article on Chapel Hill this week! Aw. Meeeemories! (For new readers, I got my masters in nutrition at UNC-Chapel Hill… see also: my Ode to Chapel Hill/farewell post.)
We spent all of Sunday getting stuff done around the house. I broke for an early lunch around 11 – I threw together a grain salad bowl with greens, microwave brown rice, canned beets, and canned lentils topped with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. I threw some smoked salmon in the salad, too (I’ve done my research and I’m cool with having smoked salmon while pregnant), but I wasn’t really feeling it with this combo so I picked it out and saved it for later. My stomach is so picky right now!
Matt and I hit the container store for storage stuff to organize our attic better (we have to move a bunch of stuff in there since we’re losing a room so it can become the baby’s room, and the attic was a total mess) and then went to Whole Foods for groceries. By the time we got there around 2, Matt was hungry and I was up for a second lunch – I had a BBQ chicken sandwich with some green juice and kombucha on the side that I shared with Matt. (And yes, unpasteurized green juice and kombucha are two other things that I know are debatable during pregnancy, but I’ve done my research and I’m okay with it.)
We came home and got a ton more re-organizing done (we still have a LONG way to go, though – so jealous of people who are organized enough to have the baby’s room done super early – ours is still a total disaster and the furniture isn’t even here yet anyway since we just finally picked it out).
We took a break for an easy dinner – Matt made us grilled cheese sandwiches and we had some tomato soup on the side. It hit the spot! I’m having a hard time with food again as I mentioned in my 30 week pregnancy update… it’s worst at night but starting to creep back into the rest of the day, too. Boo… I feel like I have to force myself to eat because I know if I don’t I’ll feel worse, and I do feel hungry, but nothing ever sounds good.
At least bread and cheese always seem to be a safe bet… and omelettes! Friday’s dinner was a tomato and cheese omelette – check out the his vs. hers, lol! His also had peppers, mushrooms, bacon… I don’t even know what else, but it was intense! I was like… please leave mine as plain as possible – I really wasn’t feeling so hot on Friday night in particular!
I will leave you with two recipes I want to try, though: chicken tacos with homemade tortillas (tacos are also still usually a win right now… might have them again tonight!) + buffalo cauliflower wings (I think Matt would love these given his love for buffalo flavored anything)!
Have a nice day guys – and stay tuned for my brother’s final Colorado Trail post tomorrow! (If you missed the first two parts, check those out now: Through Hiking the Colorado Trail Part 1 + Through Hiking the Colorado Trail Part 2.)