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what I am loving right now!

Wow what a week.  We have been slam packed with ball games this week.  As well as homework!

I mean really, do you remember having so much homework as a kid.  This makes it super tuff with ball season in full swing.  We usually get home around 4:00 p.m. from work/school.  We have to be on the ball field for practice or games by 5:30.  Hello that is only an hour to do homework.  Cuz you know you gotta drive to the field and all.  It is usually between 7:30-8:00 before we get home.  Just enough time to eat, shower, and hit the bed.  Oh wait we still have to finish homework!

I am voting for no homework during ball season.  Who’s with me?

Needless to say I am really enjoying my quick go to meals here lately.  So here are some pictures of things I am loving right now 🙂

Single Lady Oats – because they just make me smile 🙂

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Quick but delicious salads

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Quinoa Pasta – toss in some oil, herbs, and choice of veggies = dinner is ready!

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Pancakes – because who doesn’t love these for dinner??

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Buckwheat Bakes – need I say more?

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Of course the wonderful world of oats!

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Stuffed french toast – a taste of Europe, at least a girl can dream 🙂

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Quick snacks to take to games – Granola & my new favorite muffins – recipes found on my recipe page!

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And last but not least – wine.  Every busy mom’s friend!

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The hubster and I had a wonderful date night last night that included a little shopping (for the house) and dinner.  I had a wonderful Portobello mushroom Panini.  I regretfully have no pictures.  We were so excited to have a free night to ourselves that I totally forgot to pack blogging necessities!

Happy Thursday All!!

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Sensational Salad

Wow what a day!!  I have been non-stop since my feet hit the floor this morn.  I normally have at least two breaks during the day to catch my breath, stretch a little, and just take a break from my desk.  Did I have that today?  Um, no :p

I was so looking forward to this afternoon’s snack.  I needed that little taste of fall along with the caffeine.  I made a pumpkin spiced latte to enjoy with my muffin this afternoon. 

  • 3 oz. almond milk
  • 3 oz. water
  • 1 packet of instant coffee
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 tbs. pumpkin
  • shake of pumpkin pie spice

Blend all ingredients together in blender and enjoy.  Trust me when I say use a blender to make these as opposed to just whisking the ingredients.

I may or may not have had a small chunk of a Helen Naturally Bar as well!  I surely needed that boost for bootcamp class.  But guess what?  I didn’t make it to bootcamp class 😦 

I know that is sad!  I so enjoy that class and look forward to it weekly.  However today was just as busy for the hubster, which means he wasn’t home in time for me to go.  Instead I opted for a treadmill workout.  It was great!  I was on the treadmill for 30 minutes with the incline on 15.  My legs were pumping!!

I decided that tonight’s dinner needed to be quick, nutricious, filling, and include lots of yummy veggies.  So I give to the boys none other than – Salad Bar!!

The mix included:

  • Greens (kale, romaine, and iceburg)
  • cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • brown rice pasta
  • Sardine Salad
  • Salsa
  • Cranberries
  • Golden raisins
  • Various dressings

The sardine salad was a mix of finely diced green bell pepper, radishes, carrots, 1/2 jalapeno pepper, greek yogurt, dijon mustard, and ranch seasoning.  The idea for the sardine salad came from other blogs that I have read, and I have to admit I am not a fan!  I absolutely love tuna, so I was thinking I would like this as well.  It is way to “fishy” for me.  We will not use this in our salad bars in the future.  Sorry for those that like it, just not my taste!

A wonderful huge plate of salad.  I also had a little roasted sweet potato and okra on the side that was left in the fridge!  This was quick and easy!

I love all the colors in my salad.  This is one of my favorites go to meals when I am tired and need something easy for the entire family.  It is also very filling with the pasta in it as well as some form of protein.  I usually grill chicken breasts or shrimp to place on top, yummy!! 🙂

What is your favorite easy go to meal?

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