Hi, friends! I hear the little man on the monitor, and I need to get a run in and then walk Nala before it gets hot, so, short intro this morning. What is there to say anyway? Welcome to another week in quarantine, it looks the same as the last week and the week before that, and the week before that.
In case you missed it, this week I posted:
- Roasted Butternut Squash Zig Zags
- All About Meat Labeling & Top Organic Meat and Seafood Delivery Services
- Starbucks Copy Cat Instant Pot Egg Bites
I guess I’m officially a YouTuber now? I’ve been making these tutorial videos on YouTube for a while now, but I don’t share them. I don’t know why, but I feel like YouTube is this secret thing I’m doing on the side. #closetyoutuber
We’ve been binge-watching Last Kingdom. It’s better than Vikings and better than Game of Thrones if you like those kinds of shows. Don’t start it unless you want to be hooked.
The only new Amazon order I have to tell you about is this sunscreen. Semi-affordable (still expensive, but not as expensive as Beautycounter) 100% mineral-based spray sunscreen.
Breakfast has been a rotation of SmoothieBox, waffles with almond butter, or RX Bars. It’s getting hot outside, which means walks need to happen very first thing in the morning.
I’ve been putting KJ in the stroller right after he gets up for the day with graham crackers, applesauce, and milk to hit the road with. It’s only going to get hotter, so I figured we might as well get in the routine now! Anyways, it means I either need something super quick before we go, something to take with me, or something super quick afterward (because by then, I’m super hungry.)
For lunch, it’s been either leftover, egg sandwiches, or tuna melts.
And yesterday I made some Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites (but with Monterey jack cheese and no spinach) to eat for lunch as well! They are so delicious, quick, and easy to make!
Butcher Box steak, grilled with a side dish of squash. Mr. Hungry made the squash, and I was impressed with how it turned out! Yellow squash is one of the few vegetables I don’t like but cooked in a foil packet with garlic salt, feta, and parmesan in a foil packet on the grill wasn’t bad!
Last night I made a delicious stir fry with 1 lb frozen shrimp, 4 cups frozen stir fry veggies, and 2 cups brown rice ramen (all from Costco.) Twas delicious! I whipped up a peanut sauce with 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup coconut aminos, 1/4 cup rice vinegar, 2 tsp garlic powder, and 1 tsp ginger.
We also ate out a lot this week. Maybe it’s irrational, but eating out does make me nervous. I try to get only food that can be cooked, but it doesn’t always work out. I know they say the “likelihood of transmission is low in food” but, how do you even prove that?
I also know that local restaurants need our support, and I’m sick of cooking EVERY. SINGLE. MEAL. So it’s hard. For example, we got this delicious meal from King of Gyros. I normally get salads but got gryors instead so I could reheat it. Then when it got here, I wasn’t going to skip the hummus or dogma, just because I couldn’t reheat it.
Usually, I get a ton of salads when we eat out, but I’ve been opting for things I can reheat and just adding carrots to the side. For instance, I mostly ate the meat out of this Philly Cheesesteak from Forefathers (where I would normally get a steak salad) and had some carrots. OMG, their sweet potato fries are the BEST!
And a shrimp and bacon burrito from Rubios that I split in half to make two meals. (Rubio’s recently messed up a take out order of ours, so they offered us two free entrees to make up for it! Love, Rubios!)
But I also ate the chips and guac, which I didn’t reheat. So I try to get things you can reheat but usually doesn’t work out for the whole meal. I figure if Mr. Hungry is eating it, I might as well too. Weird times we live in friends. Weird times. This burrito was DELICIOUS, though! I need to create some burrito recipes for HH, STAT.
And these triple salted caramel cupcakes happened this week! I had to sub 1/4 cup pea milk and 1/4 cup half and half for the whole milk in the cupcakes. I also had to sub half and half for the heavy cream in the frosting, this made the frosting thinner, despite me adding three full cups of powdered sugar to it (see the two flat cupcakes).
Then I popped the frosting in the freezer for about 30 minutes, and then it thickened up enough to pipe onto the cupcakes. Best dessert I’ve ever made!
And last but not least, I finally started a sourdough starter. It took a few trials and errors before I found a video that was easy to follow and worked. It seems the key is to use a food scale to measure your feedings! I’m using only whole wheat four, I’ll let you know how it turns out!
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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1,2,3 Core Abs
Good Mornings x 10
- deadlift 4 reps (#55)
- OH Press 4 reps (#50–>40)
- DB HC’s x 8 (#50)
- TC Extn x 8 (#40)
- DB rear fly x 8 (#24)
- DB row x 6-8 (#60)
Saturday (4/18) – Metcon Burn Boot Camp Workout
Sunday (4/19) – Aaptiv Run
Monday (4/20) – Rest Day
Tuesday (4/21) –
1 set box squats
Superset 6 sets
- Six single leg squats (#40)
- 5 chest press (#35)
Superset 2 sets
- 6 pull ups
- 8 bicep curls ( #50)
- 8 skull crushers (#40)
Superset 5 sets
- weight sit-ups x 12 (#20)
- 15 calf raises, 5 in, 5 out, 5 neutral (#50)
+ springing into Isometrics 10 Minute Ab Workout with Aaptiv
Wednesday (4/22) –
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!