Hello, hello! Happy Wednesday! Less than a week until Christmas! Do you have all of your shopping done? 😉
I can’t believe I’ve already been on break for a week now! It has unfortunately been going very fast, but I’ve done plenty of baking, reading, babysitting, and of course, playing with this pup, so I suppose it’s worth it. 🙂
WIAW hosted by Jenn at Peas and Crayons!
I had my favorite Greek yogurt (with Special K and raisins) for breakfast every day this week except for one.
The one day that I didn’t, I made a protein smoothie. Unfortunately, I was sick all morning and into the afternoon. Because that wasn’t the first time that had happened after drinking a protein smoothie, I think I have become allergic to/intolerant of the protein powder that I use. Anybody have suggestions for an egg- and nut-free protein powder? The kind I use now is Pure Protein.
On Friday I enjoyed a delicious lunch: a salmon burger, rice with cranberries, and mixed veggies. I had a ginger ale to wash it all down.
Then, yesterday, I had some leftover minestrone soup, which I made over the weekend (see below!).
One of my favorite snacks is a rice cake with sunflower seed butter and jelly (this time blackberry) on top. I had this snack many times throughout the week.
I also ate mannnny apples. They’re so good this time of the year!
A chicken salad. (Romaine lettuce, string cheese, chicken, cucumbers, and dried cranberries with balsamic vinegar.)
When I got home last Wednesday night, I found that I was the one chosen to make dinner. Haha. On the menu: chicken fajitas.
And that minestrone. This stuff was super good, but I didn’t season it enough – it needed much more salt! Here is the recipe I used.
Around this time of year, I get myself into the mentality that “it’s OK if I have a bit more dessert than usual”. Well, it’s not. That’s such a bad way to think. But, I do still get the urge to bake and make fun treats. So what I do is make up a big batch of cookies, for example, and give them away!
I put together some little gifts for my neighbors: I bought stockings with the kids’ initials on them, and put things like baseball/football cards and nail polish inside.
And then in the tins were bags of Christmas Confetti cookies….
…and white chocolate-covered pretzels.
What is your favorite treat to give away around the holidays? What’s your favorite treat to receive?
Workouts December 15-22
Monday: 20 minutes jogging + 40 minutes walking on treadmill
Tuesday: Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred, level 3
Wednesday: 45 minutes elliptical trainer
Friday: 25 minutes jogging + 35 minutes walking on treadmill
Saturday: 45 minutes elliptical trainer + circuit training
As of tomorrow night, my area is under a winter storm advisory. We’re supposed to get anywhere from 1-3 inches of snow, which I am not looking forward to at all. However, I shouldn’t complain – it’s been around 40* all December, and there’s been just a bit of snow that has melted almost immediately. Ella and I even went out for a jog the other day!
What do you prefer: a snowy winter or a rainy one?
Well, that’s all I have to talk about! Have a great day!