Thanks for stopping by the blog today, friends! How was your week, friends? Are you as ready for the weekend as KJ is?
Toddler flip flops and sunglasses – I can’t even.
This week felt productive and more connected. A friend and I had a cocktail hour one night, which immensely helped my overall mental health. AND I feel like I’m finally settling into the balance of teaching online and balancing life in quarantine, sounds about right, it’s about a month in. I’m getting more used to living life in the unknown. Mr. Hungry and I were talking yesterday about if or when he will get to play basketball again and if I’ll get to go back to Burn Boot Camp. With the announcement of the phase program, I’m feeling hopeful and a bit sad. Returning to real normal doesn’t seem possible until there is a vaccine or real useful therapeutics.
I told him yesterday, I’m sick of it all but also, strangely more used to it. I’m sick of worrying about so many things I used to take for granted –
going to the grocery store, going anywhere, receiving packages, etc. Yet, at the same time, I’m more comfortable with all of it, settling into the hard, I guess, while remaining more hopeful.
How are you feeling, friends?
Posts from the Week:
In case you missed it, here are the posts I published for y’all this week!
- Cheesy Pizza Quinoa Bites
- 6 Tips To Extend Time Between Grocery Trips
- Oat Flour Banana Muffins
- Easter In Quarantine 2020
New Meal Plan Available!
In case you missed it, I published a Two Week Meal Plan – Limited Grocery Shopping Meal Plan that moves you from fresh food in the first week to frozen/pantry items in the second week. There are two ways you can get this meal plan.
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2. Grab the Two-Week Meal Plan Download Only. You’ll download only this meal plan without needing to sign up for a subscription plan. ($9.99 for the plan) Click here to buy the meal plan.
New Videos From The Week:
Produce For Better Health Ambassador Team
I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be a Produce for Better Health Ambassador this year, along with some of my favorite media RD’s.
The Produce For Better Health Foundation is responsible for well-know campaigns such as 5 A Day and fruit and veggies matter. I’m so excited to be collaborating with them to help increase the number of fruits and veggies Americans consume! You can find out more about PBH and this year’s ambassadors here.
Be sure to join the Have A Plant™ movement and get new recipes, snack hacks, meal ideas, and other tips from all the ambassador team, including chefs, registered dietitians, as well as food and wellness experts by visiting www.fruitsandveggies.org. Follow on Facebook @fruitsandveggies; on Twitter @fruits_veggies; on Instagram @fruitsandveggies; on Pinterest @fruits_veggies; and LinkedIn at Produce for Better Health Foundation. And remember to #haveaplant.
Two very important packages came this week! First, my Thrive Market box came with a few staples like all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, whole wheat sourdough starter, and a can of pumpkin.
I’ve been ordering from Thrive Market about once a week, and packages are about ten days out on average. It’s helped to keep pantry staples in check without making a trip to the grocery store.
I wanted to share with you (in case you weren’t aware) the Thrive Market COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide grocery stipends to families facing health or financial hardships due to COVID-19. Thrive Market members have already raised more than $100k by donating at checkout, and Thrive Market is matching those donations dollar for dollar.
Thrive Market has one-month ($9.95) or one-year memberships ($59.95), and if you use my affiliate link, you get up to a $20 credit with your first order! I also did a full review of their meat delivery services as well, and you can check that out here.
I don’t use a ton of all-purpose flour. I would prefer to use whole wheat pastry flour and regular whole wheat flour if I’m going to bake with flour.
The above package was two separate orders of whole wheat flour and whole wheat pastry flour from Amazon. The date for delivery said 4/17-4/22, but mine came on 4/15! It’s a lot of flour, so I’m splitting the box with my MIL.
PS It now says unavailable for both, which it said for a while for me too, but I kept checking every time I went on Amazon, and it finally allowed an order.
For breakfast, we had lots of the usual. Of course, my favorite eggs on sourdough toast made its appearance.
And Smoothie Box smoothies, of course! Mr. Hungry has been adding a scoop of whey protein to his to help him meet his protein goals. Yep, after years of me telling him to track macros if he wanted to lean out, he’s finally is doing it!
PS for whey protein, I tried out Amazon essentials whey protein. The ingredients look good, and it tastes delicious, so it was a win for sure!
And KJ got in on the smoothie action for his after nap snack this week too!
For him, I do 1/2 packet Super Greens SmoothieBox smoothie + 1 non-dairy yogurt + 1/2 cup almond milk.
Lunch was a rotation of tuna salad, smoothies (if we didn’t have one for breakfast), eggs, and leftovers per usual. My favorite tuna combo: 1 can tuna, 1/2 avocado, celery, carrots, mustard, dill relish, dillweed, salt, and pepper.
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been craving casseroles as of late!
The highlight of the week was the above broccoli casserole. I made it by doubling the sauce from my quinoa mac and cheese, and then tossing the sauce with 2 cups (dry then, cooked) brown rice, 2lbs cooked chicken breast, and 4 cups roasted broccoli.
Friday (4/10) –
1,2,3 Core Abs
Good Mornings x 10
- deadlift 4 reps (#50)
- OH Press 4 reps (#40)
- DB HC’s x 8 (#50)
- TC Extn x 8 (#40)
- hanging leg raises x 15
- seated calf raises x 15 (#40)
- DB rear fly x 8 (#20)
- DB row x 6-8 (#60)
Saturday (4/11) – Metabolic Conditioning with Home Gym BBC
– heavy-lift day – this workout wasn’t that bad when I did it, but man, I woke up SORE!
1 set box squats
Superset 6 sets
- Six single leg squats (#35)
- 5 chest press (#35 –> #30)
Superset 2 sets
- 6 pull ups
- 8 bicep curls ( #50 –> #40)
- 8 skull crushers (#15)
Superset 5 sets
- weight sit-ups x 12 (#20)
- 15 calf raises, 5 in, 5 out, 5 neutral (#40)
+ springing into Isometrics 10 Minute Ab Workout with Aaptiv
+ quick 15 min sprint workout
Monday (4/13)- OFF
Tuesday (4/14) – same as 4/10
Wednesday (4/15) – BBC Leg & Plyo Day
Thursday (4/16) – OFF
PS did you know that you can find all my workouts from the last six years of blogging pinned by body part/type of workout to my HH Workouts board on Pinterest? I hope it helps inspire you!