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Meal Planning: Weekly Food Staples Part 1

Shopping:

I was planning on going to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, but it turned into TJ’s and Raleys. Oh well!

TJ’s Finds:

almond smooth almond milk

sugar, chocolate coffee bean grinder (yum!!!!)

unsweetened applesauce

s’mashing s’mores (double yum!!!!!!)

Raleys Finds:

coffee house vanilla caramel cream

rosemary

lemon

honey graham crackers

Now that the boring stuff is over, can we talk about this?

This, my friends, is a S’mashing S’more. It’s pretty much a baby s’more covered in chocolate. I’m addicted and I want to eat the entire box. But I won’t because that’s a $3 little box of deliciousness.

Lunch:

So, I didn’t really have a “real” lunch..once I got home from shopping I really had good intentions. I started off with a leftover smoothie and 1 S’mashing S’more and then everything went downhill! I decided to finish up a recipe I’ve been writing (which you will see very soon), and I ate one of the baked goods. So pretty much for lunch I had a smoothie, baked good and a s’more.

At least the smoothie had spinach in it.

That cancels everything eles out, right?

Dinner:

For dinner I had leftover Annie’s leftover White Cheddar mac & cheese with shrimp and a little buffalo sauce added in, and on the side a rosemary butter baked sweet potato! So good.

Rinse sweet potato & dry off. Rub potato in olive oil and place in microwave until fully cooked. Once finished, cut upen sweet potato and top with butter and chopped up rosemary. Delish!

Meal Planning:

Today is Sunday aka my favorite food day of the week.

Sunday’s are kind of random, all over the place days where I rush to get everything ready for the week. A typical Sunday includes taking an hour to get out of bed, an extra cup of coffee, walking all the out to the mailbox in my sweats and realizing there’s no mail Sundays, trying to work out, sometimes failing, hours at the grocery store, talking myself out of hours at the mall, calling businesses and remembering no one is open Sundays, oh yea, and preparing food for the week.

There are a few items that I absolutely always have to have.

greek yogurt

almond milk

strawberries

oats

spinach

nut butter

blueberries

frozen bananas

carrots

other random fruits (this week it’s peaches)

Every Sunday I cut up some fruits & veggies for the week. Today it was bananas to freeze and carrots to turn into carrot sticks

I sometimes plan out my meals for the week, so Sunday is my day to prepare everything for those meals. This week isn’t action-packed so I should have time everyday to prepare things as the days come.

Be sure to check out more of the Meal Planning series. This is just Part 1…I will be back again with Weekly Food Planning soon.

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Sunflower Butter Obsession

First of all, welcome those of you who found me this morning through my guest post at Beautiful Busy Bee! I’m so happy you all enjoyed that post!!
Breakfast:

After I woke up with a terrible migraine yesterday, I decided to set my alarm a little later for this morning. My yoga class was at 10:30 so I set the alarm at 9:30. Of course I decided to ignore my alarm so I woke up at 9:55, not leaving much time for breakfast. Luckily my mom had picked up a couple gourmet bagels yesterday, so I split a spinach parm. bagel with her as I was running out the door.

Yoga was fantastic. I haven’t gone in a couple of weeks because I’ve been busy with work and being out of town, so I think that might be why I’m getting migraines again. This morning’s class was a Hatha Yoga with Guided Meditation, which I never usually go to. The “guided meditation” part of the title has always kept me from going to the class because towards the end of yoga classes I get pretty antsy and I thought the ending 15 minute meditation would drive me crazy, but I actually liked it! I really needed to stretch, I had no idea how tight my muscles were! Taking this class just reminded me I need to make more time for yoga in my life because it’s too easy to save workouts for “the next day” and never do them.

Lunch:

After yoga I drove straight over to one of my favorite stores.

I could spend hours walking around TJ’s and WF. And sometimes I do.

I grabbed chocolate chips, organic blueberries (only $4!), sunflower seed butter (which I didn’t even wait until I got home to open up and try. Um….yum.), and TJ’s brand “Almond Smooth” almond milk (which I’ve never tried before). Luckily, I stopped myself from buying more before I went too crazy. I was actually really surprised by the taste of sunflower butter. I’m not really sure what I expected, but this was a great surprise. I used to eat handfuls of the super salty Ranch Sunflower Seeds, so I forgot how original sunflower seeds taste. It’s funny how our taste buds change, I actually really enjoy plain sunflower seeds now rather than salty flavored ones.

I was starving by the time I got home, so I whipped up a yogurt bowl.

In the Mix:

Greek Yogurt

Strawberries

Blueberries

Honey Almond Granola

Drop of Agave

Drizzle of Sunflower Butter (mmmmmm)

This felt extra filling for some reason, which is a good thing! Maybe it was the addition of my new bff Sunflower Butter?

Dinner:

I’ve been baking away alllll day so I was really ready for dinner! I wasn’t really in the mood for anything specific, so I just grabbed a piece of fish out of the freezer and whipped up a quick meal.

The Mix:

1 piece fish

.5 cup white wine

2 tbsp olive oil

1 clove garlic, crushed

handful cherry tomatoes

salt & pepper

cumin

lemon zest

Throw lemon zest, tomatoes, olive oil, wine and garlic into heated skillet

Poke tomatoes and squish tomatoes with back of fork. Be careful, they explode.

Add fish & let simmer in sauce

Enjoy!

Shout Out Sunday: 

I’m starting a new series on the blog called “Shout Out Sunday.” Every Sunday I will post 5 posts from other blogs that I really enjoyed/thought were funny/found thought-provoking that you might enjoy too! To start off the series here are the 5 posts:

Oh She Glows- 10 Ways to Live in The Present

Healthy Tipping Point- Small Ripples

PBFingers- When the Money Isn’t Worth it

How Sweet Eats- Dark Chocolate Macaroon Toasted Almond Butter

Meals and Moves- The Great Fundraising Act

I just found out about this fundraiser today, and I thought it was really important to mention. Janetha of Meals and Moves is hosting a fundraiser for Susan of The Great Balancing Act, who was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma. As you can imagine, hospital bills are ridiculously expensive and the blogging community is coming together to raise money for Susan. Basically, there is a bake sale/auction happening on Monday, July 25th, as well as monetary donations being accepted. There will be around 100 fantastic items up for auction including baked goods, gift baskets from major companies, autographed books and cookbooks and a ton of other awesome items. For more information, visit the Fundraising Page. There are so many ways to help this cause, so I encourage you to donate something, bid on one of the great prizes or promote this fundraiser. I’ve contacted Janetha & will be donating a baked good.

I’ve had several family members diagnosed with cancer, so this cause is really important to me. Please spread around the word of this fundraiser, you can make a difference!

Lastly, today is National Pina Colada Day, so be sure to end your day with an icy cold Pina Colada tonight. See you tomorrow with a blue recipe!

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @ThatDeepBreath and “like” me on Facebook! I’ve been neglecting the Facebook lately but I’m trying to actually use it now! Also, I would like to get my Q&A page together so if you have any questions for me, be sure to comment on my Q&A page or email me at thatdeepbreath@yahoo.com. I would love to answer any questions!

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