Hi there!  Happy Valentines Day!  Are you celebrating tonight or this weekend?  We usually like to make a nice dinner together, but I’m visiting my parents in Cleveland the rest of this week so I’m not sure when we’ll celebrate, maybe next weekend.  I like the holiday just as a reminder to tell those close to us how much we love them.  So I am so very thankful for each of you taking the time to read about my food and fitness adventures here on my blog.  I love and appreciate you all for following along so much <3

Now let’s get to one of my favorite posts to share, What I Ate Wednesday.  This past weekend all it did was rain and rain some more.  I had some errands to run on Saturday, but spent Sunday all cozy in the house.  Today I’m sharing all the yummy eats from over the rainy weekend.

Saturday morning I did a leg workout at home then refueled with a shake; almond milk, spinach, Vega Greens and Protein (current favorite protein), a banana, and almond butter.  I hung out for a bit sipping on coffee then did a few things around the house before driving into the city to meet my sister for lunch.

Roti Modern Mediterranean Grill

Before it started raining we were able to walk to Roti Modern Mediterranean Grill in Navy Yard.  In case you haven’t noticed I’m obsessed with any restaurant that lets you build your own bowl and Roti did not disappoint.

They use all fresh ingredients and quality meats.  The restaurant models the Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, olive oil, wholesome grains, and lean protein and using bold spices.

There are several Roti Restaurants across the US and today and tomorrow they’re passing out Valentines Day Love Notes to all customers good for free meals, Roti Merchandise, and more.  Visit this Instagram Post for more info!

Roti Modern Mediterranean Grill

Cindy had a bowl with salmon and I had the chicken roti.  We both thoroughly enjoyed our bowls and time together.

Then it was a rainy drive back to southern MD for a youth basketball game and some errands.  I hate the feeling of being out in the rain so as soon as I got home I changed into my PJ’s for the night and curled up on the couch for a bit reading The Murder on Orient Express.

When it was time for dinner I cooked up a batch of my favorite Turkey Chili.  I never really follow a recipe but it at least always tastes delicious.  I use one lean and one extra lean package of ground turkey, onion, peppers, jalapeno, garlic, beans, corn, tomatoes, and spices.  So many different ways you can make chili and it’s one of my favorite cozy meals.

Turkey Chili

And for dessert I had been wanting to make these heart shaped sugar cookies for Valentines Day, how adorable are they!  I don’t love the Necco heart candies, but sugar cookies, yes please!

Heart Cut Out Sugar Cookies

With the rain Sunday morning we slept in way later than usual.  When I was up I decided to do a little yoga before fixing breakfast.  I made paleo waffles and used a bit of the new Vital Proteins Sports Blend made with watermelon protein they recently sent me.  They tasted ok, a bit dry so I feel like I need to work on the recipe.

Vital Proteins Sports Greens Collagen

Since it felt like we were rained in for the day I went through and cleaned out my closet and dresser drawers.  Something I try to do every six months or so.  I still have such a hard time parting with certain clothing items, like the top I wore on our first date.  Am I the only one that’s like this?

Soon I was hungry for lunch so I warmed up some leftover Banza Chickpea Pasta with marinara and arugula.  Such a simple and delicious combo.

Banza Chickpea Pasta, with marinara, and arugula

The rest of the day was the usual Sunday to do’s, laundry, cleaning, meal prep, and a bit of relaxing watching tv on the couch.  We just warmed up leftover chili for dinner and ate more cookies for dessert.  And ended the weekend catching up on This Is Us, or should I say I just cried for two straight hours.  But I just love the show so much.

Have a great Valentines Day and rest of your week!  Thanks so much for reading today I truly LOVE you all!

Valentines Day Sugar Cutout Heart Cookies

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Linking up with Jenn and Laura for What I Ate Wednesday  You can find some of my favorite healthy recipes here.

Questions of the Day:

How are you celebrating Valentines Day?

Tell me something delicious you ate recently.

What are your favorite rainy day activities?

14 Comments on What I Ate Wednesday, Rainy Weekend Eats

  1. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    February 14, 2018 at 12:21 pm (10 months ago)

    Those cookies are so cute! I wish we had a roti here, I love build a bowl meals!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      February 14, 2018 at 11:02 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Emily. The cookies were so fun to make. And literally love any place where you can BYO!

      Reply
  2. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
    February 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm (10 months ago)

    The struggle is real – I have so much trouble parting with clothes that I don’t wear anymore. Love the feeling of getting rid of stuff though!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      February 14, 2018 at 11:03 pm (10 months ago)

      Same Sarah! I feel so much better with an organized and cleaned out closet but have a hard time parting with so many things. But do I really miss them when they’re gone…. no, lol.

      Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      February 14, 2018 at 11:04 pm (10 months ago)

      I usually prefer pancakes over waffles, but both are pretty easy and tasty!

      Reply
  3. Patrick@looneyforfood.com
    February 14, 2018 at 1:55 pm (10 months ago)

    No plans for me today, just cuddling with my dogs! those cookies are adorable

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      February 14, 2018 at 11:04 pm (10 months ago)

      Dogs are the best cuddlers anyway! And the cookies were so fun to make, and super tasty!

      Reply
  4. Kelli at Hungry Hobby
    February 14, 2018 at 5:23 pm (10 months ago)

    That roti bowl looks really good! I wonder if they have any near us. And those cookies are SO cute! They look like they should be sold somewhere!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      February 14, 2018 at 11:05 pm (10 months ago)

      I know Roti has other locations across the US, you can check their website, it was so good. And thanks the cookies were so fun to make, I can’t wait for the next holiday to celebrate with some festive desserts, lol.

      Reply
  5. Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    February 16, 2018 at 2:34 pm (10 months ago)

    What a delicious bowl! I’d love that restaurant too.
    Your cookies are adorable too. Glad you had a good week!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      February 16, 2018 at 3:52 pm (10 months ago)

      I am all about exploring all the restaurants that let me build my own bowl. So delicious. Have a great weekend Julie!

      Reply
  6. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
    February 16, 2018 at 5:01 pm (10 months ago)

    Those coooookies! So cute! Hope you’re having a good time with the fam!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      February 19, 2018 at 5:25 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Ashley, they took a long time to make, but were fun and delicious of course 🙂

      Reply

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