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Weekend Wrap-Up + What’s In My Grocery Bags (#2) + Weekly Meal Plan

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And the longest blog post title award goes too…

…this girl!

Not only did I just make up a fake award (anything to win something, right?), but I am also about to share with you an incredibly long, random, and all over the place post.  Bear with me as I attempt to put some organization into my thoughts, this past weekend, and what I have to look forward to on this week’s dinner menu.

Weekend Wrap-Up

Method cleanerMy weekend began with what every person out there wants to do with their free time: cleaning.  I am somewhat of a neat freak.  I am sure you never would have predicted that with my type-A personality or anything 😉  I used to be a “clean every weekend” kind of girl.  But then I realized that there are a lot of things out there that are far more fun than cleaning.  Even still, it had been awhile since my kitchen and bathroom got some attention, so I decided to be productive with my free time.  Plus, is there any better feeling than spending the rest of your weekend in a super clean apartment?  I just love that!  P.S. I was not asked to or compensated for posting this picture.  I just genuinely love the Method products and this clementine scent is the bomb.

weekend 42814 2Luckily, I did not just clean.  I also went grocery shopping.  And after I finished putting all of my groceries away I thought, “Should one person have THIS much food in their fridge?”  Yeah, probably not.  But this is real.

weekend 42814did put some of that food to use with lots of cooking, recipe creation, and food photography.  P.S. If you have not tried Vegenaise yet, you really need to.  10x better than mayo.

weekend 42814 3

You have all of this deliciousness to look forward to over the next month or so.

weekend 42814 3I also spent time watching TV and Red Boxing.  I rented Gravity.  It was good, but I didn’t think it was quite good enough for the 8.1 rating it has on IMDB.

weekend 42814 5I also treated myself to some sweets…

weekend 42814 6…and some good drinks.  And yes, haters, Coors Light is good.  Just trying to keep it classy.

weekend 42814 2I also treated myself by breaking down and turning on the air conditioning for the first time this year.  I suffered through 80-some degree weather two weekends ago and decided it was not worth it this weekend.  Granted my idea of “cool” is having my AC set within the 77-79 range.  Enough for me to be comfortable and not sweat, but nothing too crazy 😉

Moving on…

(excellent transition, right?)

A couple of weeks ago I gave you a peek inside my grocery bag after one of my trips to Whole Foods.  Y’all seemed to enjoy stalking my food (don’t worry, I am totally fascinated with what others eat, too!), so let’s take a look into my most recent Whole Foods haul.

What’s In My Grocery Bags (#2)

whole foods 42814Yuuummmy veggies.  Organic peppers, sweet potatoes, and spinach.  These containers of spinach were on sale for $4.99 so I obviously bought 2.  And yes, I will use it all.  In case you forgot, I am green smoothie obsessed.

whole foods 42814 2More veggies.  But really, are you surprised by that?  I stocked up on organic zucchini (again, green smoothies!), carrots, kale, green cabbage, and a yellow onion.

whole foods 42814 3And rounding out my haul were some staples: quinoa, new-to-me horseradish that I’m planning on using in a recipe soon, salsa, Vega One (I have been wanting to try the Sport version so I bought a small package), “no chicken” soup base, and a new-to-me hummus.  P.S.  That hummus is faaaantastic.  Go buy it.

And finally, while we are on the subject of food, how about a little sneak peak into my dinner meal plan for the week?

Weekly Meal Plan for the Week of April 28th through May 4th

Dinners

Monday: Barbecue Lentils and Vegetables over Cauliflower “Rice” (recipe to come)
Tuesday: Quinoa Vegetable Salad with Lemon-Basil Dressing (look for it in a future Friday Foodie Favorites post)
Wednesday: Mexican dinner night with Erin and Joanna (more on this in a future post)
Thursday: Happy Herbivore Tempeh Burgers
Friday: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Saturday: Dinner out in my hometown
Sunday: Most likely ordering pizza with the rents and bf

Lots of good eats to look forward to, eh?  Have a great week everyone!

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  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats April 28, 2014, 5:44 am
    Must have been a cleaning weekend, I did lots of cleaning too and it felt good ;) I don't think I've seen Veggienaise here but I am going to try and find it! Love all your meal planning for the week, I've been trying to get better at both meal planning and moving more towards eating more plant based foods. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats recently posted...How to return to exercise after injuryMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2014, 4:23 pm
      You should definitely try to find the Vegenaise if they have it. It is SO good! And yay for meal planning and more plants! Let me know if you have any questions along the way :)
  • Marie @ Little Kitchie April 28, 2014, 6:01 am
    I'm always trying to be better about meal planning, so I really enjoyed seeing inside your fridge and your meal plan! Marie @ Little Kitchie recently posted...tomato artichoke penneMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2014, 4:25 pm
      Meal planning cuz definitely be time-consuming, but it is SO worth it! It saves me a great deal of time during my work week.
  • Jessie April 28, 2014, 7:38 am
    I'm not sure which recipe I'd rather see first. They all look so good!!!! Can I come over for a beer & a good movie? :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2014, 4:26 pm
      YES!! Please do!! There is nothing better than a movie night with good food and drinks :)
  • Lucie@FitSwissChick April 28, 2014, 8:05 am
    The recipes look delicious! Oh, and don't worry - my fridge looks exactly the same. It's crazy but yeah - we're foodies!! :-) Lucie@FitSwissChick recently posted...MIMM – Crying and dancingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2014, 4:27 pm
      That's exactly what I keep telling myself... it is the food's fault ;)
  • Ashley April 28, 2014, 9:24 am
    Ugh cleaning .... I love having a clean house (and am a total neat freak) but man do I hate actually doing it! And your fridge looks like mine - every time my mom comes to visit she always comments on how packed it is! haha Ashley recently posted...Loaded Pulled Pork Sweet Potatoes with Mango GuacamoleMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2014, 4:28 pm
      Haha, I am so glad that I am not the only person who has a stuffed fridge. I'd like to say it is just my fridge, but I have a ton of stuff in my freezer and pantry too. What can I say... I love food ;)
  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health April 28, 2014, 9:57 am
    i need to try that cleaning product as i have been trying to go all natural as well.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2014, 4:29 pm
      It is great and it smells SO good which is always WAY better than having to smell chemicals/bleach!
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien April 28, 2014, 10:43 am
    Your pics are looking so fab! PS--I forgot to respond to your blog comment from a few posts back but no, I don't have a DSLR. I take all my pictures with my iPhone :) Crazy, I know!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2014, 4:31 pm
      Thank you, Alexis!! And wow, that is seriously impressive! Until I got my DSLR I used my phone for everything too..but I did not have an iPhone and my photos looked nowhere near as good as yours!
  • Marnie @ SuperSmartMama April 28, 2014, 11:19 am
    Yes, please continue to share your grocery store hauls. Love 'em! And I like to give my fridge a good clean out once in awhile, too! Marnie @ SuperSmartMama recently posted...Saturday Morning: Embarcadero!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2014, 4:32 pm
      Thanks Marnie! Isn't it fascinating to see what other people buy/eat? I just love it! And yes...I swear I clean my fridge out about once over two months or so and it always is WAY full almost right after I clean it. I can never win...
  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies April 28, 2014, 11:23 am
    We saw Gravity in theater (not sure why, since I wasn't even super interested in it at first) and it was stunningly beautiful -- I've since seen it on my own personal TV and it's just meh. I think there was definitely something lost between the big screen and my TV. Do you take the drawers out of your fridge? I'm truely impressed by how much you've crammed in there!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2014, 4:36 pm
      I imagine much of the movie definitely would have been fantastic in the theaters. Too bad I was not able to see it there. And now, I actually have drawers in my fridge (you just cannot see them) but they are tiny :( I sometimes amazine myself with how much I fit into my fridge...and then I am also a little embarassed ;)
  • Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie April 28, 2014, 11:31 am
    I love Cedars hummus. Josh and I get it every week! :D
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2014, 4:37 pm
      Isn't it SO good? I swear they come out with a new flavor every month which keeps things interesting.
  • Mila April 28, 2014, 12:18 pm
    The apples with chocolate looks delish!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2014, 4:38 pm
      It is the BEST combination. If you have not tried it yet, you definitely need to. You will not regret it! Don't forget to add some nut butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon too!
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes April 28, 2014, 12:34 pm
    Oh man, can't wait to see those recipes. Also, what did you think of that Vega sport performance?
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2014, 4:39 pm
      I haven't had a chance to try it yet. I'll let you know when I do!
  • Erica @ For the Sake of Cake April 28, 2014, 3:16 pm
    Ah, love the feeling of a just-cleaned house! Erica @ For the Sake of Cake recently posted...Weekend GetawayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2014, 4:39 pm
      Isn't it just the best? It makes me feel like I have accomplished SO much after I am finished!
  • Dana @ Dana's B.S. April 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
    I'm excited about your upcoming food posts! I'm in a major rut - especially with lunches. I usually make one thing and eat it for lunch 3-4 times in a week and come up with something simple for the the other day or so. Which totally is fine if it's a delicious lunch, but even my favorite brown rice & lentils with salsa, cheese & guac has gotten boring. Dana @ Dana's B.S. recently posted...Why I Decided to Quit CookingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2014, 8:16 pm
      Food ruts can definitely be a bummer. I hope you find some tasty recipes around here :) And in all honesty, your brown rice/lentils with salsa, cheese, and guac sounds AWESOME. I might have to try that!
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate April 28, 2014, 9:20 pm
    Coors Light is actually the only light beer I can stand! And I don't know if I had super high expectations for Gravity, but I thought it was terrible! Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted...1/2 Ironman Workout Recap: 9 Weeks Out + Spring PlaylistMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 29, 2014, 10:30 am
      Yeah, I was REALLY surprised that Gravity had such a high rating after I watched it. It didn't really hold my attention at all... And yay for Coors Light! :)
  • Emily April 29, 2014, 7:49 pm
    Haha, my husband is a fan of the Silver Bullet. Me, I'm a bit of a beer snob and lean toward the microbrews. Which he argues that I only like because they're more expensive. What, I have expensive taste! Emily recently posted...Easter FestivusMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2014, 1:38 pm
      Haha, it's okay... that happens! I generally have expensive taste, too, but every now and then I like to pretend I am still in college and go for the Coors Light ;)

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