Hooray for the weekend!! I hope that the weather is perfect wherever you are- and that you have been outside enjoying it! Just a little check-in to share some “hits” from the week with you guys… and just one “miss.”
Amanda’s Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie (Vegan)
I hadn’t made this since February (where I liked it so much that I think I made it twice in one week) and decided that it had been long enough! It’s so darn good- and trust me, you won’t miss the meat. I love LOVE this recipe and definitely will not be waiting six more months to make it again!
Hit: STUFT Mama’s Egg White Protein Cookies
I think I’ve made three different variations of these cookies over the last four days. I made the original recipe the first time, subbed the applesauce for pumpkin puree and added peanut flour the second time, and subbed the applesauce for mashed bananas and added peanut flour the third time. I also added a few chocolate chips each time, and made a few small cookies, instead of one GIANT cookie. (Only so I could have one right away and save the other for dessert!)
Hit: Saving money on gas with Fuel Perks from Giant Eagle (a local grocery store)
I divide my grocery shopping between a local organic market and a bigger grocery store with an impressive organic section (Giant Eagle). You earn 10-20 cents off every gallon per $50 you spend at Giant Eagle, and then in turn, you earn “Food Perks” (a percentage off your grocery bill) every time you fill up your gas tank at their station! I hadn’t redeemed my Fuel Perks in a while, and had 70 cents off per gallon when I filled up the next day.
Miss: This is what I came home to on Sunday morning after teaching Spinning class:
I had just bought a new rug for in front of the door the day before. The reason I had to buy a new one in the first place is that the old one was too lightweight and the dogs kept picking it up and carrying it into another room. Well, apparently Jackson didn’t like the new heavyweight one and decided to destroy it! Bad dog.
Really, I couldn’t stay mad at that face for more than 10 seconds.
Hit: Cucumber water
How did I live 32 years without this in my life? Ever since I discovered cucumber water at our hotel in Colorado, I’ve had it in the fridge at home. It couldn’t be easier to make- just add a few sliced cucumbers to a pitcher of water. I’m still shocked at how good it tastes!
Hit: I finally dyed my hair.
It’s such a pain in the ass because I had to do an all-over color first (it had been a while) and then highlights after. It’s a little darker than usual, but as always, it will fade over the next week or so. At least I’m not sporting 2″ roots anymore!
Hit: Greg making dinner on Wednesday nights.
Since I usually don’t get home untill 7:00 on Wednesday nights (from teaching back to back classes), it’s Greg’s duty to cook dinner. It’s SO nice to have dinner ready and waiting and not worry about having to make something after being tired and sweaty. He made some delicious baked cod with a bunch of roasted veggies and Japanese sweet potato this week. YUM.
Hit: 3 days in a row of mindful eating! Thanks to everything that I learned from my friend Brie-
and all of your support from this post- I’ve actually felt a little sense of hope and control over the last few days. I’m not going to get ahead of myself, but I like where this is going and am determined to continue- and see if it actually makes a difference. And really- how could it not if I actually stick with it? One day at a time (and each day is a victory!).
Have an awesome weekend!!
What were some of your “hits” (or misses) from the week?