Meal Plan Monday: 3/4/19

Meal Plan Monday-3/4/19

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Hi friends! Happy Tuesday!

Hope you all had a good weekend.. mine was pretty low key including grocery shopping, family time and some walks outside ... oh and a MIA step 2 car... if you saw my insta stories you know what I’m talking about!

I headed into work for a few hours yesterday and am slowly getting back into the swing of things. I also had my first workout and it felt AMAZING.

1st workout in the books!

1st workout in the books!


I wanted to share this weeks recipes and a recap from last week. We really liked the seasoning that I had last week for salmon and I TOTALLY recommend it! Awesome on salmon!! You can purchase it below.

Paul Prudhomme Seafood Magic

The stir fry recipe was a win- I would definitely make it again! It’s linked here.

I saw basically ZERO movement in the scale this past week.. however yesterday I was able to fit in size 25 Madewell jeans so I’ll chalk that up as a win (one size up from pre-pregnancy). Sometimes you don’t necessary see movement in the scale; but in how you look, feel and how things are fitting! Now that I am officially cleared I know I’ll ((slowly)) make more progress!

This weeks recipe lineup is as follows:


Monday: Sunbasket stir fry-See photo. It was so good.

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Tuesday - Lamb tacos (Sunbasket) A note on this meal: Lamb isn’t something we eat a ton of but I do like it through the sunbasket meals. It tends to be with Greek recipes and I love the seasonings they send for the recipe. I’m all about variety for dinner (usually dinner and lunch I stick to the basics) and we enjoy this every one in awhile! I’ll post a photo tonight of the finished product!

FYI- we use Sunbasket probably 3/4 weeks and we love it. It changes things up, is a great service, is healthy, and is great portion control!! Because it is a serving size for 2 (you can pick for 2, or for a family) I usually don’t involve the kids in the meals. Sometimes for a pasta dish I do but generally I use these meals in the beginning of the week when my husband works late and misses dinner with the kids anyway.

For those interested you can use my code to save money on your first order with Sunbasket!

Use this code: https://sunbasket.com/invite/Alex398281

Wednesday- chicken cordon blue via skinny taste. And of course I always use Sahlens Deli Ham! This is a super easy to make meal and a lot of times I make it ahead of time and put it in the fridge so it’s ready for the oven when I need it to be- because sometimes as you all know.. babies get hungry at the most in opportune times! Lol. I really recommend this recipe and have been making it for the last 2 years or so.

Thursday: My hot chicken recipe (linked here) If you haven’t tried this…this should be on your menu for next week!!

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Friday: I’m trying this chicken tzaziki recipe from skinny taste. I’ll let you know how it is!!!

Be sure to follow along this week as I hit the weights and the streets for my first run since .. DECEMBER!!

Have a great day!

Xo
Alex

Friday Free For All

Hey everyone! Wow..its friday and its SEPTEMBER. Bring on the cardigans, booties, chunky sweaters, and thick socks. I swear that every month I'm like "omg, I can't believe it's already ___" And this month is no exception. How is it almost FALL already? It's somehow shocking to me (still lol) how fast time can go.
 

                                                            Hellooooo September!!!

                                                            Hellooooo September!!!

Last year at this time I was just flat out scared. totally. absolutely. scared. I had no idea what was coming my way with adding little Seb into our family. I'm really looking forward to this fall. The hardest days are in the past (well at least in terms of sheer exhaustion and lack of sleep), and I'm looking forward to embracing the routine of school starting the week of the 11th for Max. He'll start going 3 mornings a week and while I love my time with him, I know how important it is for him to feel comfortable away from his "safe place" at home. He's definitely a shy boy and is super attached so getting out in a school and socialization environment is great for him. Also, I'm going to embrace having mornings on my own to spend some time with my almost one year old ...(tear). 

Easy Breakfast

With the 1st day of school quickly approaching next week after labor day for kids in our area, I thought I would share one of my go-to quick but healthy breakfasts. This is an awesome one for hectic mornings especially the first few weeks of school when everyone is still adjusting to a routine. All you need is any kind of bread that you (or your child likes), a cup, and an egg! To make the "gas-house egg," grab your bread and a small cup (Your kids cups are perfect- you don't want the hole too large). Press down into the bread making a circular indent enough to take the indent out of the bread. Next, place the bread on the pan. Crack the egg in the open, circular area and cook to desired liking and flip. I also place the small circular piece in the pan so it gets a little toasted. My boys like it when I add jam to the toast when its finished cooking, but you can add whatever you want (peanut butter, butter) or nothing at all if you like a nice runny egg to dip your toasted egg in! There's something about the way this tastes cooked inside the bread that is just super tasty! Protein & carbs to keep you and your little ones going all morning, all in one shot! 

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                                                                  The final product!!!

                                                                  The final product!!!

Bobs Double Stroller

If you follow me on instagram, you probably have seen my post on the Bobs double stroller. I have had the Bob single running stroller ever since Max was 9 or 10 months old and have loved it. Ever since Seb was "of age" to take a run, I've been eyeing the double stroller but the price always stopped me in my tracks. I thought that someone, SOMEWHERE would be wanting to offload theirs and I could get a used one? Please? Someone? .....Anyway weeks turned into months and I honestly could not find a used one for under $300 or $350 which I thought was completely outrageous. Fast forward to last week. I'm just done. Done having to rely on other people to get my cardio in and at this point in time, a lot of the time I'm still up once a night, so waking up at 5 am to run just isn't going to happen. The Double runner was my answer. 
 

SO.  I went to buy buy baby over the weekend to "test" the double out. I was honestly worried that maybe it would be too tough to push with the two boys in it? Anyway, I went to the store with the mindset that I would just have a look at it and keep waiting for A. a huge sale or B. a used one, if I liked how it moved.
 

                                Testing the BOB Double stroller out in store. They look thrilled! Ha!

                                Testing the BOB Double stroller out in store. They look thrilled! Ha!

I LOVED HOW IT MOVED, guys. So I'm sure you can finish the story for me. I BOUGHT IT. But- the catch is I got it for 15% off PLUS another 20% off.. #WINNING. Best thing I ever did. I am such a big proponent of online shopping but sometimes it sure does pay to go to actual stores. 

I would definitely recommend the stroller to anyone who runs consistently during the week and has two little ones. It glides and is super easy to run with. I was pleasantly suprised that my splits weren't much different than with the single! And yeah, when anyone asks me about my stroller I'll definitely be bragging not only about my mileage, but how cheap I got it for :) 

Hope you all have an amazing labor day weekend :) 

xo

Alex