Friday, February 21, 2014

What Makes a Week AWESOME

Happy Friday friends!

I have to say that I am ending this week on such a HIGH note! I’m not sure if it was the positively gorgeous weather we’ve enjoyed the past few days here in Durham:

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We even left the doors open at work!

Or maybe I’m so HAPPY because I’ve done Pure Barre every day this week!

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Post Pure Barre Smoothie for the win!

Or maybe following my meal plan perfectly and feeding myself yummy nutritious foods all week – easily – has me jumping for joy. Especially after being sick FOR SO LONG, this week’s meals were on point!

Sunday: Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

Monday: Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs

Tuesday: Big Salad

Wednesday: Big Salad

Thursday:

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Cheesy Quinoa Cakes! I loved this recipe SO MUCH! I will definitely be making these again. I substituted Gluten Free All Purpose Flour for the 3 tbsp. flour and Cabot Monterey Jack Cheese for the fontina. I also used a Tri-Blend Quinoa.

But you know, in addition to having great suppers, I also enjoyed having good options for breakfast, lunch, and snacks this week.

I tried a new-to-me juice that was on sale at Whole Foods:

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and loved it! Suja Elements Mango Fuego – tasty! And actually not too spicy. I could have had a bit more heat and been happy.

Breakfast highlights, definitely THIS EGG for sure, but never underestimate the power of Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats with shredded Cabot Monterey Jack!

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Creamy. Chewy. Delicious.

And I loved having prepped meatballs, celery, and salad waiting for me in the fridge. I don’t always have time to Meal Prep on Sundays, but boy oh boy, do I have a great week when I do!

What about you?

Did you have an AWESOME week or are you ready for the weekend?