Daily Eats: Pasta, Sweet Home Alabama, and Talenti Gelato

Good-morning!

On Tuesday, I asked which post you’d like to see on the blog next. It was a pretty close call between daily eats and a post on the struggle between wanting to accept your body where she is, and the desire to lose weight.

Here’s what we’re doing: daily eats today, and next Tuesday talking about body acceptance and how to deal with the desire to lose weight. Deal?

Before we dive in, I want to remind us all that these posts are not for comparison. Rather, these posts are here to provide you with inspiration for food ideas and to give YOU the freedom and permission to listen to YOUR BODY as I listen to mine, apart from food rules or dieting.

Thank you so much for being here and I hope you enjoy! Leave a comment when you finish reading!

Tuesday

A Small Way I Serve and Love My Husband During The Week: Making He and I breakfast: eggs, cheese, corn tortillas and green salsa.

This week is a full client week. Which means I have sessions from Monday to Friday, Tuesday through Thursday being the fullest days. I was born to do one on one coaching. I love it so much. I love all of you so much!

Tuesday morning I woke up, had quiet time, blogged to all of you, and then started with clients for the day. Before I started work I made Marco and I breakfast: eggs, cheese, corn tortillas and green salsa.

Dreamy Morning Scene: Quiet Time, Black Coffee, and a White Chocolate Cranberry Scone

While I blogged, I plated this leftover scone from Monday and had a few bites with coffee. It was so yum! I bagged up the rest to enjoy the following day.

Quick snack idea while you heat up dinner: Mary's crackers with hummus and olive tapenade.

After my morning clients I took a break for lunch. While my pasta was heating up (leftover pasta from the weekend = lunch during the week) I snacked on a few Mary’s crackers with hummus and olive tapenade.

Rigatoni noodles, ground beef, taco seasoning, a scoop of sour cream, chopped tomatoes with basil and olive oil (did this in the food processor first) and spinach. Reheat and top with parmesan cheese - perfect for leftovers!

I sprinkled some parmesan cheese and pepper on top of my pasta and called it a meal. Perfect fuel to keep me going!

Refreshing work-day liquids: Water, Peppermint Tea, Ginger Tea, and Uber Greens Suja juice

I got back to work and sipped on loads of liquids through my sessions, as always. I had peppermint tea, ginger tea, water, and this Uber Greens Suja juice. Remember when these were like $10 each? I got this bottle for $1.99 at Sprouts. How is that possible? It was delicious!

A small bowl of almonds and a piece of cheese to snack on while I closed out my inbox, planned my next day, and shut down the office

After my last client of the day I was hungry. I grabbed this little bowl of almonds and a piece of cheese to snack on while I closed out my inbox, planned my next day, and shut down the office (I like to really “shut down” work at the end of the day like this).

A spontaneous text from our neighbor led to this dinner spread! Yes to dinner cooked for us! The fajitas were so good! Served with sautéed peppers, jalapeños, onions, and chicken, avocado, cheese, cilantro with fresh lime.

My snack held me over for a couple hours before we ate dinner. I got a spontaneous text from our neighbors inviting us over for shrimp fajitas. So we said yes! Yes to connection. Yes to socializing. Yes to dinner cooked for us! The fajitas were so good! I went back for seconds, just like this.

Wednesday

Kickstarting the day with quiet time, breakfast with my husband, and a walk. Breakfast was eggs, a flour tortilla, cheese, and salsa. SO good.

Wednesday was another great day. It started off with quiet time, breakfast with Marco, and a walk before I started client sessions for the day. Breakfast was eggs, a flour tortilla, cheese, and salsa. SO good. Definitely re-making this today. As I write this I haven’t had breakfast and it sounds so good! 

Savoring a few bites of a white chocolate cranberry scone to fuel up for a full client call morning

After my walk I met with my morning clients until 12:00. I took a break at that point to re-heat leftovers burgers for lunch. As soon as I pulled the burgers out of the fridge I remembered how my mom would always make black coffee to have with our burgers. She loved the flavor and warmth of the coffee with a burger.

So I put on a pot of coffee as I made lunch. Ah, I love celebrating and remembering my sweet mama in these ways. This week is nurses week – so I’m missing her a little extra, trying to feel her with me in whatever way I can. I snacked on the last little bit of my scone with coffee before we ate lunch. So satisfying.

The burgers were even better the second time around. Delicious beef burgers with cheese, lettuce, onion, and pickles with chips on the side.

The burgers were even better the second time around. When we were at our neighbors house the night before they shared with us how they never eat their leftovers. I was shocked. Marco and I intentionally make leftovers so that we never have to “make” lunch. We just warm food up. Then I realized, a lot of people probably don’t eat leftovers!

So I want to ask all of you. Do you eat leftovers for lunch? Or another night of dinner? Or do you end up wasting leftovers? You guys… it will save you SO MUCH TIME (and money!) to eat leftovers. And they’re even better the next day!

Easy, throw-together snack of roasted (lightly salted) almond and cheese to refuel me. It was the perfect snack to give me the energy to continue through the work day.

After lunch I sat on the porch for a bit and talked to my aunt on the phone. Then I relaxed and unplugged with Marco for the last 20 minutes of my work break. When it was time to head back into the office and meet with my last several clients of the day, I was refueled and ready to give them my full attention.

Right before my last client of the day I got hungry, so I put together this little snack of roasted (lightly salted) almond and cheese to refuel me. It was the perfect snack to give me the energy to continue coaching.

A SWEET text I received from a client. Can you relate? Check out the program this client is going through here: http://www.paigeschmidt.com/authentically-you/

After my last client, I wrapped up the day and closed up my office. And got this SWEET client text. Can you relate? Check out the program this client is going through here.

Go-To Dinner with no recipe needed: Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta. Mouth drool. This was so good!

I rinsed off, changed into PJ’s, turned on music and made Marco and I dinner: garlic butter shrimp pasta. Mouth drool. This was so good! I didn’t use a recipe, but if you want one that is similar check out this one. It was so good! Guess what’s for lunch today? 🙂

Savoring every single bite of Chocolate Coffee Talenti Gelato during our movie night. Yum!

After dinner we cleaned up the kitchen, I set up my coffee and quiet time books for the next day, and we rented Sweet Home Alabama. Marco had never seen it! If you haven’t seen it… you must watch it! It was so fun to rewatch. I hadn’t seen it in so long I had nearly forgotten the entire plot. Such a good night…

While we were watching our movie I got a craving for some of the chocolate coffee Talenti I had in the freezer so I grabbed a small bowl and savored every single bite during our movie. Yum! It was the perfect sweet treat. This morning, Mother Nature proved why I had a chocolate craving. 😉 Listen to your body.

Alrighty my friends! I am off to make breakfast and then shower/change for work! I’ve got a full day of client sessions. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thank you for being here! Leave a comment below!

Love, Paige
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