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Weekend Wrap-Up + Weekly Meal Plan

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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.

weekend 31514 3New jeans.  I am pretty much obsessed with any pair of jeans or shorts that involves lots of rips and tears.  I’d say this pair has them covered.

weekend 31514After 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!

weekend 31514 4Despite 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.

weekend 31514 5On 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!

weekend 31514 6I 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.

weekend 31514 7Now 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!).

weekend 31514 8I rounded out my weekend by baking up a batch of cookies to share with my coworkers.  More on these babies on my birthday celebration post next week!

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.

Lunches

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

Dinners

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 🙂

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  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats March 17, 2014, 6:13 am
    I've not played it but Cards Against Humanity always sounds like A LOT of fun :) Looks like you enjoyed a nice weekend indeed. Looking at your meal plan makes me think I need to try cauliflower rice out again! Jan @ Sprouts n Squats recently posted...Let’s catch up…My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 17, 2014, 7:26 am
      I went on a little break with cauliflower rice (let's be honest, it's a pain to make!), but it is BACK! ;)
  • Jessie March 17, 2014, 7:31 am
    Not only are your jeans awesome, but the top is just as adorable! Looking forward to the chipotle chickpea recipe. Have a fantastic day, Hannah! Jessie recently posted...MIMM: 27 E-book Giveaway & RandomnessMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 17, 2014, 2:18 pm
      Thanks Jessie!! I love wearing new clothes :) And the chipotle chickpea salad is tasty! I prepped it this weekend and cannot wait to eat it this week.
  • Ashley March 17, 2014, 8:13 am
    I do the same thing with grocery shopping - I much prefer going early when it is less crowded!! I'm still stuck on soups right now too - but that also probably has to do with the fact that it's still been so darn cold for the most part here! Ashley recently posted...Crockpot Barley and Bean Tacos with Avocado Chipotle CreamMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 17, 2014, 2:22 pm
      Yeah, it has been pretty cold here too. However, the past week or so has actually been decent. I am starting to see Spring right around the corner...hopefully :/
  • Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog March 17, 2014, 8:43 am
    I love the idea of a weekly meal plan (or at least trying to do it). It's a great way to stay organized before the week gets started, and it always makes me feel so accomplished. With my schedule so out of whack these days, it's not an option, but I hope to get back to it soon. Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Where can I get myself some quality green beer in O-Town, Hannah?? Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog recently posted...A Letter to Someone Going Through a BreakupMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 17, 2014, 2:23 pm
      Meal planning is a must for me, otherwise I'd be eating God only knows what after a long day at work. And to answer your question...I have no idea. I need to get out more ;) haha
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life March 17, 2014, 8:51 am
    I LOVE cards against humanity. I got it for my dad for Christmas because I know that he would love it. I have yet to play it with him though! I have a really similar pair of jeans, I love them for spring. Ang @ Nutty for Life recently posted...I Don’t Know About YouMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 17, 2014, 3:38 pm
      Yeah, that game is pretty hilarious...and SO wrong on so many levels ;)
  • Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan March 17, 2014, 10:34 am
    I love the idea of a weekly meal plan in your posts! Have been toying with the idea of doing the same, but that would require actually planning it out in my head ahead of time which is sooo not my forte (haha) so yay, good for you! The chipotle chickpea salad sounds to die for -- hope to see pics this week! Xo Jordan Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan recently posted...Q&A with Kelsey Miller of “The Anti-Diet Project”My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 17, 2014, 3:40 pm
      I HAVE to meal plan or I go crazy, haha! It definitely helps me a lot when it comes to not buying food I don't need when I'm at the grocery store and for knowing exactly what I'm making when I get home from work.
  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies March 17, 2014, 12:19 pm
    I always make a meal plan, and then totally slack on sticking to it. Maybe if I posted mine, I'd actually my meals on the days I intend to (and lose less produce, waaaa)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 17, 2014, 3:40 pm
      Haha, that might help! ;) I HATE wasting food, especially produce, but some weeks I go overboard when things are on sale and it happens anyways :(
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness March 17, 2014, 12:27 pm
    Ha I love how you say your keepin with simple meals, these all sound more complicated than ones I make on a weekly basis. Everythig sounds good though!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 17, 2014, 3:41 pm
      Haha, that it funny! ;) I made several of these ahead of time yesterday, though, so it should be a pretty simple week for me!
  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables March 17, 2014, 1:16 pm
    Mmm those cookies look so good :) Your jeans are super cute!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 17, 2014, 3:42 pm
      Thank you! They were SO delicious! Unfortunately, I stupidly left them at home so my coworkers will have to wait until tomorrow to get them ;)
  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes March 17, 2014, 2:02 pm
    I like jeans with tears in them too :) My mother in law always has to comment "why would you pay so much for jeans with holes in them? Just buy a cheap pear and I'll rip holes i them for you and you can pay me!" haha p.s. please share what nail polish color brand and that is! Love the blue! Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes recently posted...Guinness Beer BreadMy Profile
    • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes March 17, 2014, 2:03 pm
      oops. "Pair" and "in" i meant to say LOL I type too fast Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes recently posted...Guinness Beer BreadMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 17, 2014, 7:34 pm
      I have heard that before too. But everyone knows that they'll never look as good as the ones you buy in a store ;). And I forget the name of the polish but, believe it or not, it is actually from Forever 21 haha.
  • Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite March 17, 2014, 6:41 pm
    Ah I played cards with my coworkers this weekend too (apples to apples) haha! Sounds like a fun weekend, don't you just love beating the crowds at the grocery store Saturday morning?! Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite recently posted...Grape Leaves, Legs & TraditionsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 17, 2014, 7:39 pm
      I love card/board games! I do not play them nearly as often as I should!
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate March 17, 2014, 7:51 pm
    Okay, I love a lot of things in this post- your new jeans, that polkadot top, and that color nail polish!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 18, 2014, 2:44 pm
      Ahh, thanks Katie!! It is an old top but with new jeans and new polish it makes everything fun :)

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