Daily Eats: Homemade Chicken Villa (Yum!)

Good-morning all! How are you? How’d you sleep last night?

I’m here to share yesterday’s (Wednesday) daily eats with you. As always, the purpose of my daily eats posts are to show you that you can live a life free of diets and deprivation and still feel great in your body. I try to share a peak into my daily life as well :).

eggs and toast

Yesterday started off with a wake-up call and blog writing at 6:30. With coffee in hand, I caught you all up on our trip to Catalina (see post here). After blogging, I went to the grocery store to do our weekly shopping trip (we were out of town until late Tuesday night).

When I got home Marco and I ate breakfast which was eggs and toast. For the past 3 weeks I haven’t really craved eggs and toast (crazy, I know!) but my craving has returned… 🙂

M left for work around 9:30, which is when I hopped on the computer to budget (I budget every month on the 1st). I finished that quickly as I’ve implemented some new techniques into my monthly budgeting. I think it’s time for an update on the ol’ post. Do you?

salad and crackers with cheese and meat

I started work at 10:30 with my first client. I had a busy day putting new binders together for my newest clients, shipping them off, walking to the bank, and holding and handful more client sessions. It was a good day all in all, and I’m feeling grateful :).

I took a 30-minute break for lunch around noon when I made this simple salad with a side of crackers, cheese, and meat. My salad has: gorgonzola cheese, a sprinkle of mexican blend cheese, yellow bell peppers, and candied pecans. Pretty random, right? Haha!

have a snack when you're hungry

Around 4:00 I needed a “pick-me-up” snack. I wasn’t feeling belly-growlin’ hungry, but I could tell that I was lacking some energy. So, I had this snack before my last client session and it did just the trick. A sliver of cheese & one slice of meat.

(If you haven’t noticed, I keep saying “meat” because as I’m writing this I can’t remember what kind of meat this is – haha!)

peppermint tea at work

After my snack, I made a cup of peppermint tea and headed back into my office.

healthy hits the spots office

I wrapped up work just around 5:30 and then headed out for a “wun” (walking &/or running as I choose – zero pressure, pure pleasure/release). I was pretty tired, so I did more walking than running, and ended up feeling refreshed by the end (and so excited for dinner!).

to avoid snacking while cooking dinner

I came home, finished my workout with some core exercises, and then poured myself a glass of OJ to hold me over while I cooked (otherwise, I’d want to pick on the food I was cooking the whole time – relate!?).

chicken villa recipe

Dinner was chicken villa (recipe) with jack cheese on top along with sides of refried beans and spanish rice. Yum, yum, yum! This was by far the best chicken villa I’ve made to date. Such happiness in my belly.

clean your kitchen each night

I ended the evening by cleaning up the kitchen, setting my coffee, opening up the windows (it’s hot here!), reading, and watching a movie until Marco got home from work. His schedule just changed from 6-6 to 10-10, which means my schedule and routine changes too. I’m experimenting right now with evening workouts rather than in the morning so I’ll have more time to relax and be with M in the mornings… so far, a little challenging, but ultimately feeling good. We’ll see ;).

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Be kind to yourselves–you deserve nothing less.



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