Just when we thought spring might kind of be on the way… winter was back on Wednesday and we woke up to this:
Who else misses the days before the internet when snow days were legit snow days?
Now snow days are basically just work from home days… but, it was really nice to have Matt home with us, even though he had to work most of the day!
The weather was quite the difference from last week on Friday (and the random almost 60 degrees we got yesterday, too) – here I was dining al fresco in the warm sunshine while Riese napped on Friday:
I was eating one of my old faves that day – a grain salad bowl – with brown rice, canned tuna, string beans, avocado, and a balsamic vinaigrette.
Anyway, back to Wednesday/the frozen tundra.
I took Freyja for a snowy walk while Riese was napping, and then Matt took a work break in the afternoon so we could all get some fresh air. It was rainy by that point but it still felt nice!
As for food this week, we’ve been enjoying lots of leftover Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash and Lentil Bolognese.
I think I’m going to freeze the rest of the bolognese because we’re kind of over it now, though – it will be nice to have on hand in the freezer for some night we need a quick and easy meal to defrost!
We ended up mixing the spaghetti squash with regular pasta to get a little more staying power and chew in the mix and it was a good combo.
I also forgot how good roasted broccoli is – and so easy!
Just coat in a little bit of olive oil, shake on a little salt and pepper, and roast for about 15 minutes at 450.
My favorite way to eat broccoli!
As for snacks, we’ve also been enjoying some energy balls this week.
I made Lindsay’s Go-To Energy Balls after seeing the recipe pop up on her blog recently. Yummy!
Riese loves them, too.
I need to get a new food processor, though – for those who have one, any recs?
My old one broke so I had to make these in our blender and it definitely didn’t work as well!
…And that’s all I have for you today!
Before I go, though, a request!
I’m working on my editorial calendar for the next few months, and would love to know what kinds of recipes (either specific recipes, or types/themes of recipes) or “mix and match” formula-style recipe posts you’d love to see here on the blog in the coming months.
Looking forward to hearing your recipe requests!
And now, I will leave you with a few posts from the archives to peruse:
- How to Get Rid of Sugar Cravings
- 7 Common Nutrition Myths
- Tips for Fast Weekday Breakfasts
- What to Eat Before and After a Run
- Should Everyone Go Gluten Free?
Have a great weekend!