Morning and happy Monday!
Here with weekend eats to share with you. This week will be my last week sharing blog posts with you for 2020 and then I’m going to take a two week break until January. I’m here today and will be back on Friday :).
Before we dive in, a reminder: I share my eats to be an example of what is possible for you in your relationship with food. To show you that you can experience calm and ease with food, too.
You can eat what you enjoy, listen to your body and let go of the need for rules around food (and still feel good in your body). As a result of feeling so calm with food you will be able to daily focus on the things that are most important to you.
If you’d like to work with me one on one to create these same results yourself, I’d love to book a discovery session with you to see if we’re a great fit. You can book a free call with me on this page.
Friday morning started off with eggs and toast as I shared in this post. I made this small snack plate before my noon client and ended up eating just a few bites before our session.
After our session I finished it up, did a little more work and then made a full snack plate for lunch.
The snack plates have been hitting the spot this weekend. This one had salami, white cheddar goat cheese, roasted almonds, dried mango slices, and dark chocolate. Yum! After this I went to the gym with Marco.
When I got home from the gym I made a quick sandwich with sliced deli chicken, avocado, mayo and mustard on Ezekiel.
I topped this off with a few squares of dark chocolate and then hopped into an evening coaching session.
When I was done with work Marco and I did some future planning and ate a late dinner. We had bowls with rice, chicken tikka masala, peas, and avocado. I had made a big CrockPot of this the day before to last us a few days. Yum!
Saturday I woke up, had coffee, and listened to some new audios in a business mindset course I’ve been going through. Once I got hungry, I made two eggs with a slice of sourdough + the small toasted heel (I love the heels!).
After breakfast it was time to jump on with my TGV group for a Coffee Connection call (see all about The Growth Vault “TGV” and put your name on the waitlist here). We had a great call. I talked about our takeaways in this IG post.
I worked a little while after our call and then closed up shop to make lunch around 12:30. I was hungry by this point, so I sliced up an apple to munch on while I boiled ravioli.
We were near the end of our groceries by this point, so I grabbed raviolis from the freezer which sounded good but didn’t quite fill me enough.
I ate a little container of the awkward amount of leftovers from dinner the night before and that helped me to feel just right. I’m telling you, awkward amounts of leftovers always serve a purpose the next day.
The next time you hear your brain saying “just eat it, that’s not enough to save” when you’re already full, remember this.
After lunch I cleaned the house and cleaned up the fall leaves in our yard, only for the wind to start blowing and for our yard to be completely covered in leaves again (seriously?!). Ha, I told Marco “all I can do is laugh at this point.”
I then leashed up Abby girl and took her for a walk around town and playtime at the park. We jogged a bit and that’s been feeling okay for my body! It’s been fun too. We take it super easy and I really listen to how I’m feeling.
When we got home I had some greek yogurt with honey. Would have loved some fruit or granola with this, but we were out.
For dinner, I really wanted to order a bean, rice, and cheese burrito from a local Mexican food restaurant, but held off because I knew we’d be going to dinner the next night and I wanted to finish up these leftovers (brown rice, chicken tikka masala with peas, avocado).
Hindsight: should have followed my craving because we didn’t end up getting dinner out the next night! Haha.
Dinner tasted good but I had a deeper hunger that needed to be satisfied. So I made a really sturdy snack plate to munch on while I started This Is Us over from the beginning (watched two eps). This snack plate did do the trick.
I am not a TV person. I sometimes want so badly to love it and just get glued into a show, but it feels like it’s been a while! My attempt at starting This Is Us over was exactly that… but I’m not hooked! Ha.
The last show I was hooked on was Handmaids Tale and about halfway through the second season I was like this is too much for me. I haven’t been hooked on a show since and that was a while ago!
Sunday I woke up and had coffee with a GoMacro bar while I planned out the next few weeks of December in my planner and jotted down some meals for this week (how to meal plan with intuitive eating in this post).
After I finished up my coffee I drove to Trader Joe’s and did my grocery shopping for the week. When I got home I had one cookie/brownie bar bite with more coffee while I started breakfast. So yum!
I was craving biscuits. So I made biscuits with butter and two over medium eggs (I had another half biscuit with butter through the morning).
These biscuits are so good. I use the TJ’s buttermilk pancake & all purpose baking mix and the biscuit recipe on the back.
Key: “drop” them onto the baking sheet instead of rolling them perfectly. Then they get all perfect and grainy like this. Yum!
After breakfast I went to the gym with Marco, took Abby to the park to throw her ball with her, and then got dressed to go meet a couple of friends in Pismo beach for a drink (diet Pepsi + water for me – ha!).
Note: for anyone wondering – I don’t drink soda much, but since becoming pregnant diet Pepsi specifically has been something that tastes great when we’re out with friends and they’re having beers and I want something fizzy. I do not like the after taste of real sugar soda – that’s why I get “diet.”
While we were out, I got hungry and ordered this spicy pizza and un-pictured pretzel bites to share. I had two slices of this pizza and a few pretzel bites and shared the rest. I wanted something to tide me over until dinner.
We didn’t end up going to dinner, so thankfully I ate while I was hungry or I would have been famished by this time. When we got home I had this bowl of greek yogurt with honey and granola.
I was so tired by this point and got in my PJ’s and went right to bed. I got a goooood night of sleep and woke up pretty rested this morning. Now I’m sipping coffee and writing to all of you (candle lit, Hillsong playing in the background, Abby dog curled up at my feet).
I’ll be back Friday with more daily eats from this week and then as I shared, I’ll be taking a two week break from any content creation until January. This always gives my brain a nice refresh :).
Before I go, I want to leave you with a note that I am opening up a few coaching spaces in January. If you’d like to work with me in coaching to create the food freedom that you see in these posts, book a discovery session here.
Make 2021 the year you start your own freedom journey (my year was 2011 – 10 years ago! – and I’ll never look back). I am so grateful to my 2011 self who took the first step. Now I’m here – and I wouldn’t be here without those first steps.