The highlight of our weekend was this:
On Sunday morning, Matt and I took Riese down to the Old Town Alexandria waterfront for a change of scenery from our normal neighborhood walks. It was so nice to mix things up, and to be by the water!
We’ve learned that the best way to avoid hot mess meltdowns (and to prolong the fun) when a toddler is in the mix is to pack a picnic lunch vs. trying to rush home for lunch. Plus, picnics are fun. 🙂
We had turkey, cheese, guacamole, and broccoli slaw wraps, plus some unpictured olives, string beans, and an apple we shared.
If you want some more sandwich and wrap ideas, see my healthy sandwich and wrap recipes post (one of my all-time faves is the Mexican black bean wrap in that post)!
We ate a lot of wraps this weekend – another wrap feast was salmon tacos with black beans, slaw, and hot sauce. I had the leftovers again for lunch the next day too!
We had a lot of leftovers this weekend because there were so many odds and ends in the fridge from the week. We had leftover pulled pork and baked beans with slaw twice – just as good leftover!
I also enjoyed some soft/medium boiled eggs this weekend – I’ve been making a bunch at once to have them on hand for the week for easy snacks.
I like my boiled eggs with a more jammy/runny yolk vs. the chalky super cooked yolks. They are great by themselves or on toast (like avocado toast or hummus toast) or even salad (like my kale and quinoa salad with soft boiled eggs)!
The rest of the weekend was spent doing chores and laundry, tidying up, playing in a little kiddie pool in our backyard with Riese, etc.
I also spent some time reading the book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, which is a “remixed” (shortened) version of Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning book.
I’m about half way through and it has been incredibly eye opening. I highly recommend everyone read this book (and buy it from a Black-owned bookstore if you do).
We wrapped up the weekend last night with some pizza, and after Riese went to bed Matt and I watched the documentary “13th” on Netflix, which explores the history of racial inequality in the criminal justice system in the U.S. It was incredibly eye opening.
I’ll see you guys back here on Wednesday with a post all about how to roast veggies straight from frozen (hint: you don’t have to defrost them first)! Until then, my friends.
p.s. If you’re a podcast fan, I was interviewed on British dietitian Charlie‘s podcast, Cook Eat Run – we talk all about intuitive eating for runners in the latest episode (and I actually have a blog post on this topic coming at you next Wednesday, so stay tuned for that too)!