Hi! Happy March! It’s been a productive little Sunday over here. I took my first Pure Barre class of the #PureMadness challenge, and ohhh man, I’m already sore.
It felt so good to be back at the barre. Love the burn. I fueled up for class beforehand with a protein pancake (1/2 mashed banana, 1/2 scoop Designer Whey vanilla, 1/4 cup egg whites), and today, I added a small smear of coconut oil on top. I don’t know why I hadn’t ever tried this before… so delicious and filling!
After Pure Barre, I hobbled my shaky legs over to WhichWich for my favorite Lettucewich!
I have been prepping my food for the week this afternoon and sipping more coffee! I just love Sundays.
Speaking of sausage, I made an awesome breakfast this weekend, thanks to Lindsay! Brent and I had a quiet evening in on Friday watching the Grizzlies game with all the snacks.
After. So fancy, right?
Drinking Saturday Night Red on a FRIDAY. Wild.
I rocked my new Grizzlies shirt that my future brother-in-law gave me for Christmas. Love it.
Ok, sorry, back to the waffles. This recipe was super easy and delicious! Cleaning up the waffle iron was a lot easier than making actual waffles too, which I appreciated.
For 2 waffles, I used:
2 Trader Joe’s Maple Chicken breakfast sausages (browned on the stove then chopped up)
1/2 diced Roma tomato
TJ’s Lite Mexican cheese blend
Egg whites – I added this after the mixture was on the waffle iron until the iron was covered enough
I added 1/2 of the mixture to the waffle iron, added some egg whites, spread the ingredients around evenly, and let it cook! Voila!
Fabulous breakfast. Brent enjoyed it too! The maple chicken sausage was a great idea – I had never bought this kind before. I think buying pre-crumbled turkey sausage would be easier for next time, though. AND I think adding some kind of sweet potato hash on the side would be just lovely. :)
Before whipping up the waffles, I got to watch some seriously great Saturday morning television. I watched a couple episodes of The Hills on demand
So worthless. I love that show. After I caught up with Justin Bobby and company, I flipped over to do some serious infomercial watching. I could watch those fitness infomercials for hours. I’ve seen all of them already, too, but I still rewatch them. I should learn to sleep in on the weekends.
Moving on with Saturday, Brent and I grabbed lunch at Edley’s BBQ. My first time there! I ordered the Southern Salad with turkey, minus the bacon. And I gave Brent my croutons. The smoked gouda cheese on there was on point. Yum.
We tried to go to this cute bar called Green House (it actually is a green house), but it seemed abandoned… I did get a picture to show you how pretty the weather was! Always nice to see some sunshine.
let me in!!
We found a fine second choice though and sat down at the bar at Blvd. The bartender convinced me to try his special champagne concoction as opposed to a regular mimosa (he probably thought it was a safe bet to ask me after I ordered it “light on the orange juice”). He called it a Roosevelt: sparkling rose, grapefruit juice & sloe gin. At first, I said no, since gin and I don’t really agree with each other (mostly because of a certain night in college involving gin and me dressed up as one of the Brokeback Mountain cowboys..yeaaaah, anyway..), but he explained that sloe gin is more of a plum-flavored liqueur similar to Chambord. I’m always on-board with Cham-bord, so I gave it a go! It was super refreshing and PINK. Prettyyy!
I wanted another cocktail when I got home, so I made this drink I’ve been dying to try!
Champagne + kombucha (I used the Guava flavor – incredible). It’s basically a health drink.
Dinner was at Mafiaoza’s. It’s one of my favorites and always reminds me of my & Brent’s first date (AWWWWWWWW!). Started with the bruschette (they were huge!).
Then I had a slice of pizza with broccoli and mushrooms. So cheesy and wonderful.
Now that you’ve taken in all of those calories via your eyeballs, I’ll share the workouts I did this week!
Sculpt routine from Beach Babe DVD
Back workout (lat pulldown, rows, etc)
45-min spin class
Winter Shape Up workout #1
Tone It Up treadmill workout
OFF/walked from the car to restaurants & bars
Everything white & green!
– Green beans (roasted with minced garlic cloves & salt)
– Roasted kale
– Green juices (1 cucumber, spinach, juice from 1 lemon, 3 kiwis, 1 serving TJ’s cucumber water all blended together and distributed into 3 jars)
– Shredded chicken (cooked in the crockpot with chicken broth, oregano, garlic)
– Hard-boiled eggs – You guys. I went 12 for 12 with successfully peeling my hard-boiled eggs today!! That NEVER HAPPENS. It’s going to be a great week.
– Pureed cauliflower
The pureed cauliflower is new to me! It’s supposed to be like a healthier version of mashed potatoes, and I love it. A lot. First, I boiled one head of cauliflower (I chopped it up into florets) until soft.
Then, into the blender, along with a little unsweetened almond milk, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
I am in serious need of a food processor. My wimpy blender did the trick though!
I’ve got some good eats lined up for the week! But, for dinner tonight, I needed more pizza. I decided to make a less greasy version tonight.
Zucchini pizza boats! I sliced each zucchini in half, scooped out some of the middle and added some TJ’s pizza sauce.
Left to right: add sauce, add sliced tomato, add cheese (TJ’s Lite Mexican blend), top with roasted mushrooms and Italian seasoning. Pop them in the oven at 350* for about 20 minutes or so (I should have left mine in a little longer – the zucchini wasn’t as soft as I’d like it!). EAT.
Probably going to make some more homemade frozen yogurt to go along with The Walking Dead tonight. Anyone else watch it? It’s a little unsettling to watch right before bed, so I usually read blogs during it :) Hope you had a good weekend!!
—> Since it’s March, I updated my 30 before 30 list!
Have you ever made pureed cauliflower?
What did you do all weekend? Drink any champagne?
Am I the only one that watches infomercials?? What’s your favorite one?