Another weekend is in the books! It involved slightly less excitement than last weekend and a bit more relaxation, but that was exactly what I needed after a busy/stressful week with work.
After changing out of my work clothes and into my party pants, I headed to my manager’s house for a cookout, drinks, and games. There is nothing quite like playing Cards Against Humanity with your boss and coworkers ;). We had a blast. I ate two Hilary’s Eat Well Black Rice vegan burgers with pickles, ketchup, and mustard. On the side I enjoyed an Asian salad, mac & cheese with corn, and some Coors Light, of course!
Despite not getting home until about midnight, my body had me up and awake by 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. I took advantage of my early wake-up to get some grocery shopping done before the store got crazy. Smart decision, Hannah. I stocked up on the essentials, including lots of fresh produce.
On Saturday and Sunday I got in two strength training workouts- one was chest and triceps and the other was shoulders and abs. Walks outside were a part of both days, as well, since the weather was beautiful!
I got the hookup from Blake’s All Natural Foods after winning a giveaway from them on Twitter. I’m exciting to hit up Whole Foods so that I can try their Garden Vegetable Pie and Veggie Mac & Cheese.
Now that the weather is finally starting to warm up, I figured I needed to get around to making my toenails look somewhat decent. I painted them a super bright and cheery color for Spring (which is only 3 days away!).
Weekly Meal Plan: The Week of March 17, 2014
One of my good friends told me several months ago that I needed to start including a weekly meal plan into my posts. I had toyed around with the idea for awhile and, in all honesty, forgot all about it. But then Becky brought back her meal plan posts a couple of weeks ago and it got the idea rolling for me again. So, without further ado, I am giving it a go. No promises for weekly posts (because sometimes the weekends get busy and I forget!), but you can definitely expect some weekly meal plan previews now and then.
Monday: White Bean and Kale Veggie Stew over Cauliflower “Rice” (featured in future Friday Foodie Favorites post)
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Potato Curry Chili over Cauliflower “Rice” (featured in future Friday Foodie Favorites post)
Wednesday: Chipotle Chickpea Salad (recipe to come) w/ lettuce on toasted Ezekiel bread
Thursday: Side salad with vegan dill and ranch dressing & leftover split pea soup from freezer
Friday: Wing-it at home in Iowa (likely a salad and/or roasted veggies and/or cooked grains)
Saturday: Wing-it at home in Iowa (same as above)
Sunday: veggie sub from Subway on my drive back to Nebraska
Monday: Individual veggie pizza on Flat Out wrap
Tuesday: Chipotle chickpea salad in hearts of Romaine lettuce leaves
Wednesday: salad with vegan dill and ranch dressing & baked potato w/ salsa
Thursday: leftover baked maple tempeh from Christmas that is in my parents freezer & roasted veggies
Friday: Out to dinner at Amigo’s (Mexican restaurant back home)
Saturday: Out to dinner at Moto’s (amazing pizza restaurant back home)
Sunday: Minestrone soup (featured in future Friday Foodie Favorites post)
I tried to keep my lunches and dinners somewhat simple since I will be packing/traveling this week. Also, clearly I am still very much hooked on soups. Gotta let Winter go out with a bang now that Spring is almost here, right?
Happy Monday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you have your green on 🙂