What’s your favorite part of the weekend? Besides not having to wake up for work, mine is definitely having the time to make delicious meals. I know it’s already Wednesday but I’m still thinking about and eating leftovers from some yummy eats over the weekend. I am a firm believer in treating yourself a few meals each week. For me, these days typically fall on Saturday and Sunday. But that doesn’t mean I completely indulge for every meal, usually it’s one or two dinners and dessert each night. While I usually share weekend eats in Weekend Highlights posts or desserts on Instagram instead today I’m sharing a full day of eats from Saturday for What I Ate Wednesday.
Pre-workout, Cardio & Strength Training, Post-Workout
Saturday morning I was up early at 7:00 am to head to the gym. On the way out the door I grabbed a Mocha Quest Bar and ate that on the five minute ride around the corner.
When I got to the gym I did a few treadmill intervals similar to this workout then headed into the group fitness studio to co-teach a Bodypump class. It was a long workout, but I had the time and liked the combination of cardio and strength training. Once I was home and showered I made a green protein smoothie with a spinach/kale mix, almond milk, vanilla Shakeology, half a banana, a few strawberries, and blended with ice. Then I sat down for a bit with coffee too. I always forget to take pictures of smoothies, sorry!
House Chores, Lunch, and Errands
I spent the rest of the morning doing a big house cleaning; vacuuming, wiping everything down, and mopping. I do the same cleaning routine every week, but I was very particular Saturday because of my little sister staying with us this week. If I had to do some extreme cleaning and get rid of the things in my house I don’t need anymore, then I’d probably have had to consider a skip hire sydney like service, but that’s for another day. Around 1:00 pm I was hungry and made a plate of cauliflower rice, fried eggs, avocado, with a little side of salsa. It was so delicious and I can’t wait to recreate it again!
After lunch I went to Target and Safeway and came home starving. Maybe it was from all the food shopping. I added some Purely Elizabeth Traditional granola I purchased at Target to a vanilla Siggi’s yogurt. One of my favorite snacks, seriously check out those huge chunks of granola!
Laid-back Saturday Night
I finished getting groceries and Target goods put away, walked the dog, then sat down to relax for a bit before I started dinner. Tom was going to be home late from a trip with a player so I didn’t start dinner until around 7:00. I made this Cheeseless Chicken Parmesean recipe, butttt I added cheese because #weekend. Usually I try to limit cheese and dairy during the week. Served with a side of my homemade marinara sauce and some zucchini noodles, it was a delicious light and healthy dinner.
Before I started the chicken I actually made these Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs so they had enough time to freeze for dessert time. When I was finished with dinner though I decided I was actually craving the last little bit of Boom Chicka Pop Milk Chocolate Drizzle popcorn. I shared the popcorn along with other Healthy Convenient Desserts a few weeks ago on the blog. I ate the popcorn, Tom at the Reeses eggs, both of us were happy. We then sat on the couch with a glass of wine for me, craft beer for him to catch up on a few of our TV shows from the week.
This was definitely a healthier Saturday day of eats. Usually on the weekends I like treating myself to a homemade dessert with all the butter and sugar, but I just didn’t get around to making anything. Plus I’m on Spring Break this week so my sister and I will probably be spending lots of time in the kitchen testing a few recipes, hello Glazed Chocolate Donut Holes I’ve been dying to make. Follow along on Instagram for all the fun.
Check back later this week where I’ll share an updated version of one of my favorite brunch casseroles for your Easter weekend.
Linking up with Jenn for What I Ate Wednesday
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What’s your favorite part of the weekend?
How often do you clean your house?
Tell me something delicious you ate lately.