With less than a month left of summer, take the time to get out and enjoy it! Before you know it we'll have to exercise in multiple layers of clothing, yuck. Also, take advantage of the summer time foods, like berries! Get your friends and family involved and take some fun summer photos :)
Tans fade but memories never do!!!!
It's May and I'm in Florida, so that means it's time to hit the beach!!! You can tell you're a Florida girl if you travel around with a ready to go beach bag in your car. I almost always have a beach bag with a "baby suit" (what I called a bathing suit for the first few years of my life and is now a family joke), a towel, sunscreen, a book/magazine, and my iPhone earbuds. Also, because Florida can get piping hot, I keep a little umbrella in my car for some seriously needed shade!
Please excuse my Kissy Beach Face selfie. I didnt take many photos other than the food ones below and needed a filler :)
So, last Friday I had some last minute client cancellations and realized at 10am that the rest of my day was free. With my bag ready and a free afternoon, I headed to the beach. Actually, I headed to Target first because it was an awful day to forget my sunnies.
With all my supplies, the only thing I needed was some food. I stopped at the Publix near the beach and loaded up on some goodies. I already had a bunch of fruit in a little cooler for my snacks that day so all I purchased was some Boars Head turkey lunch meat, some Artisan Recipe Tostitos, and 100 Calorie Wholly Guacamole - the spicy kind, and a really big water. And for my drinking pleasure I bought two Stella Artois Beers at the gas station.
The very first thing I did at the beach was put up my umbrella and eat!! I was rather hungry. I then drank a bunch of water and lathered up with sunscreen. I am rather pasty in the beginning of summer so I used SPF 70 the whole day, yes 70. I still got plenty of sun without any burning. I'm not sure how people can just sit in the sun, all oiled up and bake themselves all day. I guess this is another sign that I'm getting older, I prefer a little shade.
After my food digested, I decide to go for a walk. Since this walk was going to be my workout for the day I also did 50 walking lunges in the soft sand, 10 here and there, throughout the walk. I love working out outside, especially on the beach. When you get too hot, you can just jump in the water :)
After my walk I decided to treat myself to a tasty Margarita. My walk was just an excuse to splurge. Burn to earn - burn calories so that you can earn a treat. My walk had to burn at least 200 calories, right? I hope so cause I know the margarita contained at least that many. Either way it was delicious. The rest of my day was spent lounging and reading. My idea of the perfect day!!
Tips for a Healthy Beach Trip
1. Bring your own healthy food - Try and refrain from purchasing a giant sub and chips if you can. Pick foods that are high in fiber and water content to keep you full and hydrated. Fruits and Veggies work great here, watermelon, cucumbers, carrots, celery, citrus fruits are some examples. Also pack protein filled foods. I bought turkey but other beach friendly options are tuna, chicken, hard boiled eggs, quinoa salads, and peanut butter (dip apples or celery in the PB).
2. Be active - Take some part of your day at the beach to get moving. Walk, run, play volleyball or throw a football, go swimming, chase after your kids, whatever you feel like, just get moving. Just ensure that you are continuing to hydrate all day long!! Heat illness will kill a great beach day.
3. Be aware of liquid calories - If you are going to enjoy a few cocktails at the beach, keep in mind that you are drinking empty calories. Besides a buzz and possibly a hangover, alcohol does not contribute much else to your health (yes, studies have shown some benefits of a drink here and there - I'm talking about a pitcher of margaritas). Fruity drinks like pina coladas and daiquiris can contain up to 500 calories per drink!! Yikes :) Also, drink extra water as alcohol will dehydrate your further
I hope everyone has a safe and active Memorial Day weekend!! I'll see you at the beach :)
How was your Easter? Mine was great. Spent some quality time with my family and had a great dinner. We even had an egg hunt and dyed eggs, which we haven't done in at least 12 years.
At first my brother and I were confused by why we were hunting for eggs until my dad told us there was money in the eggs. After that, the hunt was on!! Jonjon got the most eggs but I found the one with the $5 bill in it, so I won!!
I also won because Jonjon had to go into the lake to get one of his eggs. In the process he stepped into a large hole in the muck. He was thigh high in mud and it made my morning :)
After Jon was clean we hung out and had a glass of wine on the dock and then went inside for dinner. My dad did a great job of making the perfect mix of a healthy and delicious meal. We had a roast with roasted vegetables, baked asparagus, sweet potatoes, crab legs and shrimp. It was so fulfilling :)
Now that Easter is over I have tons of eggs in the house. Most of my breakfasts include eggs so I'm not worried about using them up. They are a great source of protein that is easily absorbed by your body and they are more fulfilling than carb loaded breakfasts because they will keep you full longer. Normally it is in the form of scrambled eggs, an omelet, or Two Ingredient pancakes.
I had to post this inappropriate photo that I took while making my Two Ingredient pancakes the other morning. My maturity level shows with this photo but I giggled like a little girl while making breakfast. I also ate my pancakes as they finished (standing in the kitchen) and only took a pic of the last one that I made, that was a little burnt. There are many different variations of the Two Ingredient pancake but I just put 1 banana and 2 or 3 eggs in a bowl and mix until there are no lumps. Sometimes I add blueberries or cinnamon or even vanilla extract. Then make them just like you would pancakes. They are quick, easy and sweet!!
While clicking around Pinterest, I found this great site with some great easy egg recipes.
I can't wait to try the Baked Egg in an Avocado and the Eggs in Pepper Rings :) Yummy.
I hope you have a eggceptional week!
So, if you are a regular reader, you will have noticed that it has been a long while since my last post. I have had some major changes occur in my personal life that have distracted me from being able to sit down and post. All is well now and I promise to never leave you in the lurch again!
I am a big believer in things happening for a reason. Sometimes the reasons are revealed immediately, while sometimes it may take months of patiently waiting or years of reflecting to figure out the purpose behind a tough time. At the very least, times of adversity will always provide a lesson to be learned. However, you must be willing to reflect on your situation and figure out how you could have handled it in a different or better manner. If you walk around feeling sorry for yourself and waiting for your "luck" to change, you may be waiting for a while. Over the past month I have done my best to take the good with the bad and to keep positive. Positive thoughts breed positive results!
On to more positive things!
I recently took a trip to California to visit some family and had an absolute blast. I visited the beach towns right outside of Los Angeles. I have family in Redondo Beach but also visited, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Palos Verdes. What a beautiful part of the country!
At the Orlando Airport before the trip, I snagged my first Pumpkin Spice Non-Fat Latte of the season :) Only drank half because I think they overloaded it with the syrup :( Then I had some trail mix and ginger ale. So strange but I always crave ginger ale on airplanes, not sure why.
When I landed I was starving! After a small hiccup with our transportation we grabbed some subs from a little place near my cousins house and enjoyed our lunch on her cute back porch. I got a sub with Chicken, bell peppers, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese which was very tasty with a Sierra Nevada. After our late lunch we just hung out at my cousins house and I got to know their dog Lucy :)
The next day we went for a bike ride along the beach and had lunch at the Redondo Beach Brewing Company. I ordered their Stir-Fry and it was amazing. I really wanted to wash it down with a beer but decided against it because my cousin Meghan and I were riding the tandem bike! It had been a while since I was on a bike and she had never been the driver so I thought I would steer clear of the alcohol and stay focused. Once we got the hang of it we had a blast!!
The whole trip was filled with great food and beer! While its grown in popularity all over the US, home-brewed beer is all the rage in California. For my cousins birthday, her friends made a traditional Greek feast that was delish! With dinner I sampled (multiple times) the home-brewed beer that her friends made which had a finish of fresh oranges! The evening was fantastic and was a great way to celebrate my cousins birthday.
The next day we decided to take Lucy for a hike in the Palos Verde Cove. One of the best things about this part of the country is that there are so many great ways to be active. Everywhere we went there were people running, biking, paddle boarding, hiking, surfing, and even scuba diving. While I was there it was kind of overcast and a little rainy but there were still plenty of people getting their exercise on, I can only imagine the number of people on a nice summer day.
Before I boarded my red-eye flight home, I enjoyed a glass of wine, read the latest Shape Magazine (I love me some Pink), and reflected on the past few days :)
My trip to California was fantastic and I want to thank my Aunt Carol and Uncle Tim for making it happen. I got to spend some quality time with my family, meet their amazing friends and experience the awesomeness of where they live. I can't wait to make it back out there to do it all again!
I want to start this post by saying "Happy Birthday" to the Love of my life. I hope his day is going absolutely fabulous and can't wait to see him after work. He is such a special guy and deserves the worlds largest birthday cake. Well, he doesn't really eat cake so, I guess the worlds largest box of Hot Tamales!!
We did most of his Birthday Celebrations last weekend with friends and his family, but I am sure there will be more to come!
Breakfasts this week have been thrown together. We are going to South Carolina for the Labor Day weekend so I did not stock the house with new food. My favorite so far was a Cinnamon Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal with a scoop of Barney Butter Almond Butter. I really like the weight control versions of the instant oatmeal because they have 6 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein. I added a scoop of almond butter and raisins to add flavor, even more protein, and healthy fat. This combination is great for starting your day off with a healthy and filling breakfast.
** I must note that even though the oatmeal box states that it contains only one gram of sugar, it does contain sucralose which is an artificial sweetener that has been linked to numerous bad side effects from its consumption. Here is a short article from Livestrong.com on these side effects. For this reason, I try not to use it as an everyday/breakfast staple.
Again, due to the lack of staples in our house right now, we went back to the basics Monday and went out for lunch Tuesday. On Monday I made tuna, with a little low fat mayo and celery salt, and then cut up half of an avocado and a tomato to have along side the tuna. It was a great combo of protein and healthy fat, which is also a great way to help feel fuller, longer.
To recap, meals with any combination of High Protein, High Fiber, and Healthy Fats result in a meal that will keep you feeling satisfied and from attacking the vending machine!
A couple of months ago a 4Rivers Smokehouse opened up in Longwood, FL. 4Rivers is famous for amazing barbecue, as well as and amazing line that goes out the front door and around the building. Because of this line, we haven't yet had a chance to check it out.
Well yesterday, for some reason, I had a feeling that it wouldn't be that bad so we decided to give it a whirl. Thank goodness we did! There was a very short line and the food was fantastic! I got a salad with pulled chicken on it and a side of coleslaw. I love good coleslaw!!!
The Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette that came with the salad was surprisingly great with the barbecue. I guess the chefs know what they are doing :)
For dinner on Monday night I finally got a round to making the Dry Rub Chicken Burgers from Multiply Delicious. These were super easy and really yummy! Like she says in her recipe, the guacamole is highly recommended! I didn't have any avocados so I used a packet of Wholly Guacamole. I steamed some green beans and tossed them in Olive Oil and Garlic Salt. This one is definitely staying in the rotation!
Hope everyone's Hump Day is going great!
P.S. I know I said M/W/F would be when my main posts would be posted, but I am going to be traveling this Friday so I will more than likely post on Saturday.
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Hey there! Just got home from work and wanted to pop in and show you guys something fun before I head to yoga! You may already know about these but I have just recently investigated them and I think they are the bees knees. Have you heard of Birchbox and Glossybox? They are basically a subscription service to receive a box of beauty samples each month. I love this idea because it allows you to try all of the fun things you read about in magazines or beauty blogs, and see which ones are really worth buying. ***Guys, mental note - these are a great gift idea & the Birchbox has a male version ;)
I was going to try and list all of the details for you, but while doing my research I found a post on Beautifully-Invisible.com that compares the two beauty boxes! Overall, Glossybox is more expensive but the packaging is fancier and the samples tend to be larger, if not full size. Other than that, they are both filled with fun beauty products, some of which are tailored to your likes and dislikes. Too fun!
In order to subscribe to Birchbox, you have to get on their invitation list. I assume this is a lot like Pinterest in which you receive an invite rather quickly. I went ahead and got on the invite list so I will fill you in when it comes. I really love the idea of giving these as gifts - except now most of my friends will know about them! I will find someone!!
What are your favorite go-to gift ideas?
Here are the final products of Ryan and I's projects from yesterday.
After finishing our tasks, we decided to have dinner at one of my favorite local restaurants, Maxine's On Shine. Maxine's is a really cute little place with a great menu and a great atmosphere. We were starving so we started with the grilled cheese and Lobster Bisque soup. Ryan ordered the Spaghetti and Meatballs and I decided on the Spinach Ravioli. Not a carb-free meal :)
After dinner I talked Ryan into heading to the Orlando Science Center to check out their Beatles Laser Light Show. It was trippy! Crazy lasers that went along with a bunch of Beatles songs. I loved that the music was loud enough to sing along. The Laser Light Shows only happen during the summer, so maybe we will check out the Pink Floyd version next year!
Afterwards, we decided to take a lap through the Science Center. We walked through an earthquake, looked at a human brain, played with a wave simulator and even made our own weather broadcast (I think Ryan missed his true calling!). My favorite part was the Dinosaur Exhibit!!
This morning I met my family over at my grandma's house to help paint her house. Thank goodness we rented a paint spray gun. It made the process a lot easier, but covered my brother in layers and layers of paint! I love spending time with my family, even if it is to sweat and paint. We love Nana!!
This Weeks Menu
While researching some recipes for this weeks menu, I found an awesome blog called Multiply Delicious. This Mom has it goin' on! She has a lot of Paleo meals but also has a lot that are just overall healthy options for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Also, if your a Mommy, there is a lot of really cool stuff for kids.
On her site I found a couple of meals for this week that look easy and delicious. This week I am going to try her Dry Rub Chicken Burger & her Brown Rice Chicken Salad. Ryan is dying to grill a steak on our new grill so that will be my other planned meal for the week. I also found a recipe for Healthy Blueberry Muffins (Snack-Girl.com) that I will make tomorrow night for breakfasts this week!
I must now go wash the paint out of my hair! Goodnight guys!
How was your weekend? Mine was extremely productive! On Saturday morning I went to a Yogalates class for the first time. It was not really a good fit with my CrossFit due to the fact that the instructor had us hold all of poses for a super long time. I like the recovery aspect of the Yoga class I normally attend and the music is way better. But you never know until you try!
The rest of the weekend was spent cleaning the house, writing blog posts, and doing projects for our front porch. Ryan's parents bought Ryan a tree for our front breeze way as another birthday present. We planted that with the help of Ryan's Dad and it looks great. I named the tree Trey because of the three trunks at the bottom. I like to name new members of the family :)
I also worked on our patio furniture. The chairs were some of my Grandmother's and the table was from my old roommate. I have refinished one of the chairs and painted the table. The second chair was starting to split so, with the help of my brother, I had to glue a section of it back together. Next weekend I will finish that one!
The last project that we did this weekend was to start my herb garden. I tried to plant one in the beginning of the year on our back porch but the poor thing burnt to a crisp, so I moved the planter box to the front porch so that it could get some shade. I planted Sweet Basil, Orange Mint, and Rosemary. I am excited to experiment with the Orange Mint! The Rosemary may have to be moved to its own pot because it tends to take over, but for now this will due :)
What is Paleo?
I wanted to take some time and discuss Paleo. Many have asked me what exactly it is and if I am Paleo? Now, before you think I have some sort of illness, let me explain. Paleo is short for the Paleolithic Diet or the Caveman Diet. It is a modern nutritional plan based on the way the cavemen used to eat, before the beginning of agriculture. It focuses on fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, vegetables, fruits, fungi, roots, and nuts. It excludes grains, legumes, dairy, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. This diet is highly recommended in the CrossFit world so I decided a couple of months ago to see what it was all about.
What I found was the research of an American science writer named Gary Taubes. Taubes has been credited for going against the medical world and defending low carb diets. Among other reasons, Taubes bases his advocacy of low-carb diets on the fact that when refined carbs are eaten, our body reacts by releasing Insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is released after we eat. The amount of insulin released depends on the individual, as well as the foods eaten, with carbohydrates triggering a greater amount of insulin than other food types. Source
After much research I decided to give it a try. I started with cutting out breads, rice, and pasta. After two weeks of just cutting out grains, I lost five pounds! Now, I have been a personal trainer and healthy eater for most of my adult life and I have never lost and maintained weight in this manner. I also knew that the weight that I lost was the good kind because I still had energy to workout 4-5 times a week and with the amount of protein I was consuming I assume that I was not losing muscle mass.
After my trial period, I did decide not to go full throttle with the Paleo diet. I love greek yogurt and have it for breakfast almost every morning. Greek yogurt has many benefits and because I do not have any issues with digesting dairy, I decided to keep it in my diet. I also decided to still have grains 1-2 times a week, if I feel the need. This is what is called Paleo with Privileges! About 80% of the time I do not have grains, dairy, or sugar but if I am at a great restaurant and feel like dipping into the bread basket or having pasta, I go for it!!
Whats great about limiting your grains, dairy, and sugar is that you automatically end up cutting out a lot of refined and processed junk that tends to sneak into our diets. That stuff does more than make us fat, it also triggers disease in our bodies. No thanks!
Also, if you are one that tends to have upset stomachs, give Paleo a try and see how your body reacts. I have had friends that have tried it and insist they will never go back because they finally feel great! My favorite blogger at Carrots 'n' Cake, just posted this today. Exactly what I was saying!
If you are still skeptical, get a blood test done before you start and again after a couple of months of eating Paleo to see how your body reacts. Your blood is the lifeline of your body, it will tell you how healthy you really are!
** Side note - many doctors are still not sold on a low-carb diet. This has to do with the fact that not many, other than Dr. Atkins, have challenged the traditional "Burn more calories than you consume" theory for losing weight, until now. In medical school, students are still learning the old school Food Pyramid that bases everything on Grains.
I like the idea of this new Food Pyramid that I found on CrossFit Dumbo. I also like the idea of joining a group of really fit people that still have the energy to perform some of the hardest workouts I've ever seen. (Have you been to a hospital recently? I have, and not only did I see multiple overweight Nurses and Doctors I also saw, more than once, them carrying fast food around the halls? What the heck is that?)
Ultimately, your body is unique and different from everyone else's, so it is your decision on how you choose to eat. But if you are having trouble losing weight, do not have enough energy to make it through the day, or have stomach issues, it might be worth a try. I am going to leave you with a couple of great videos to watch when you have the time! Very educational and very worth your time!
Disclaimer: Please remember that these are all my opinions, based on my research of the topics at hand. I am not trying to persuade anyone to do anything. I am merely commentating on what I found.
Have a great week!
I last left you last Wednesday evening. Sorry for the delay :) I went to my first 6am WOD at SUBU last week and absolutely loved it! I was a little nervous about what to eat before my workout that morning. You typically need an hour to digest your food before a workout and it is never wise to eat dairy before a workout because it can sour in your stomach, resulting in well, a sour stomach. Since I wasn't going to get up early enough to fully digest a whole meal and my normal breakfast almost always includes dairy, I had to just wing it and see how my body reacted to a different meal. I decided to go with a Larabar, which is a granola-type bar made of fruit & nuts, which makes them a great Paleo option. These Larabars tend to be a little high in sugar, which I assume is because they are made of fruit but either way, take this into account when eating them. Before or after a workout would be ideal.
I had a bottle of water (which was needed cause this flavor was kinda dry) and only ate half of the bar on the ride there. I ate the other half right after, as well as drank another bottle of water. When I got to work I had another breakfast/snack. Yogurt, cherries and some almonds. **Note, the yogurt in the picture ended up being full of unhealthy ingredients and will not be bought again. I picked them up for Ryan because he likes the Strawberry/Banana flavor, but the ingredients list looked more like it should be in a medicine cabinet than in my refrigerator, let alone my body.
For lunch, Ryan and I went to a local restaurant and I ordered Chicken Lettuce Wraps. They were good but next time I will order the chicken without the sauce, there was way too much! I usually order all sauces on the side so that I can dictate how much I eat. Never hesitate to special order a meal. It almost always can be done and will make your eating out experience much healthier! Again, you cannot rely on others to ensure that you are eating healthy.
Dinner was really yummy! I found a recipe for Hawaiian Bacon Burgers on one of the blogs that I follow called Health-Bent. It was so easy that I am just going to give you the link to the recipe so that I can move onto other things :) I put the leftovers in small containers so they were ready for lunch the next day! (Recipe is also on the Mint Condition Pinterest Page)
Over the weekend, Ryan and I met up with some fellow SUBUers to watch a Novice and Intermediate CrossFit competition called the Festivus Games. They were held all over the US, but we watched them from a local box (CrossFit gym) called CrossFit Country.
It was so fantastic to see all of the people out for a CrossFit Event, and it was definitely inspiring to see all of the Novice and Intermediate athletes competing. I was curious to see if I could hang in the events, which were: a 1500 Meter Row, Deadlift 1 Rep Max, and a 10 minute AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) of - 10 Burpees, 20 Pull-ups, 30 Sit-Ups, 40 35lb. Kettlebell Swings, 50 Air Sqauts, and 100 Double Unders. I am tired just typing that!! I think I could have participated on the Intermediate Level but the double unders would have killed me, hence the reason that they are on my goal list. After watching the competition, I think that one of these competitions needs to be on my goal list! I tried finding one in the near future but couldn't find any, thankfully. I will need some time to prep but I think with a crew of SUBU friends it would be a blast! Must keep my eye out for one :)
I have been so pumped ever since the competition this weekend, which is good timing because I think that tomorrow morning at SUBU, we have a doozy of a WOD planned!! I will fill you in soon :)
Please stay tuned for my post on Wednesday, its on a topic that is very important for all that exercise, but especially for those who CrossFit!
P.S. So that I can continue to make this blog interesting and beneficial for those that read it, I was wondering if I could get some feedback. If you have a minute to leave a comment that would be great!!
What are your favorite parts of this blog? Recipes, Tips, My witty writing?
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I have been anxiously waiting for the Olympics to start. After CrossFit Friday night, Ryan and I cuddled up on the couch, ordered some pizza and watched the opening ceremonies. I was anxious to see if London would even gets close to the amazingness that was Beijing's Opening Ceremonies. Below is a video (with some guy blabbing) that takes you through the crazy visuals that were created in 2008. I am a huge fan of fireworks so these openings were by far my favorite!
London did a great job. I loved the part with all of the children's literature :)
My love for the Olympics started when I was really young. My sport of choice growing up was gymnastics. I started in the 4th grade and was immediately hooked! Unfortunately, my parents did not know that I would grow to be 5'8", which is just a little too tall for gymnastics ;) And while I could have probably gone farther in a sport like tennis, volleyball, or golf, I am so thankful for the athletic foundation that gymnastics gave me! It is what lead met to go to school for Athletic Training, spurred my interest in exercise and healthy eating, and allows me to still have fun party tricks up my sleeve!
Friday's WOD was a 20 minute AMRAP (as many reps/rounds as possible), of a 400 meter run and pull-ups. Pull-ups were done until you had to drop or touch your foot to the box and then you had to run the 400 meter loop. This was done over and over again for 20 minutes and your points were the number of pull-ups completed. I did 57 pull-ups and ran 4 laps. It was a doozie!!
Saturday was a jammed packed day! First, we went to Ryan's parents house to visit Ryan's brother, sister-in-law and their two cutie-pies before they went back to Arizona. Ryan spent the morning coloring with Addison and his Grandma Mona!
Next, we were off to Mandi's 80's Pool Party!! Ryan and I always love spending time with the SUBU crew outside of the gym, they are such a fun group! After the 80's party, Ryan and I jumped into a phone booth and came out in our party clothes for another friends 30th birthday/Going Away party for my girl Erin!! After the back to back parties we were ready for snoozeville!
All day Sunday was spent with my best friend Kim and our girlfriend Heather, waiting attentively for the Women's Gymnastics to start (which wasn't until 9pm). We grabbed some healthy munchies and hunkered down! We had Strawberries, Pineapple, Raspberries, and Cherries with Chocolate Sauce and three different flavored yogurts for dipping. We also had some almonds to nibble on!
How to survive party filled weekends!
With back to back opportunities for drinks, sweets, and munchies, your diet can be thrown out the window every weekend, resulting in lack luster outcomes when trying to change or keep your physique in check! So here are some tips for trying to cut unnecessary calories or to burn some extras!
Super Quick and Yummy Dinner!
Tonight I made quick and easy Coconut Curry Chicken based off of a recipe I found on Pinterest (I have started a Mint Condition Pinterest board to keep recipes and fun stuff if you are a "Pinner"). Like most recipes, I just use the seasoning and/or sauces and add whatever meat and veggies I have in the fridge to make a meal. For tonight I had three bell peppers to use up so I chopped them up and added chicken breast. I only had two breasts thawed out so I also made a frozen bag of mixed veggies and mixed everything in the delicious coconut curry sauce. Ryan just came home from working out so I also made him some Uncle Ben's Brown Instant Rice. I am excited for lunch tomorrow, Plan-aheaders!
Enjoy your week!!