Need some meal and workout ideas? Here is my food and fitness week in review for the week of May 28th through June 2nd 2018.  Be sure to read previous Food and Fitness Week in Review’s here and tell me in the comments below your favorite meal or workout from the week!

Weekly Menu Recap:

At the beginning of the week I was in Cleveland visiting my parents and traveled back home to MD on Wednesday.  I finished reading Little Fires Everywhere and while looking for a new non-fiction bedtime read I discovered my local library has a few cookbooks I’ve been wanting to look at.  So on Wednesday I went to pick up The Pretty Dish, Half Baked Harvest, Thug Kitchen, and How Not to Die Cookbooks and plan to cook a few meals from each throughout the next few weeks.  I figured I can decided which books I actually want to purchase while I borrow them from the library.

This week was a pretty usual menu, I’m looking forward to trying some new meals over the summer.

Monday: Grass-fed burgers with a vinegar based potato salad I found in one of my mom’s cookbooks.  I’m a huge fan of using oil and vinegar rather than mayo in salads.  And since it was memorial day my mom and I made a Pecan Blueberry Galette served with some vanilla ice cream.

Grass-fed burgers and potato salad

Bon Appetit Blueberry Galette
Tuesday: Grilled BBQ Chicken and veggies with a tossed green salad

Grilled BBQ Chicken and Vegetables
Wednesday: Baked Chicken and Roasted Vegetables
Thursday: Breakfast for dinner, bowl of sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, bacon, and eggs
Friday: Leftovers alongside a Dr. Praegers Veggie Burger
Saturday: Pork Carnitas Tacos from The Pretty Dish Cookbook

The Pretty Dish Corn Salsa
Sunday: We had a late lunch at Cava while shopping so I ate one leftover Taco for dinner and had these Baked Churro Doughnuts for dessert.

Weekly Workout Recap:

Monday: 5 mile run outside
Tuesday: 45 minutes of a circuit total body strength training workout
Wednesday: This 10 to 1 Bodyweight travel workout
Thursday: Did a one hour BodyPump video
Friday: 45 minutes of yoga
Saturday: Taught a 1 hour BodyPump class followed by a 45 minute Tabata cardio workout class
Sunday: Rest

I did a nice job moving while traveling, I ran outside one day while at my parents house and did some weights and cardio workouts outside in the driveway.  Saturdays workout was a tough one as I taught both classes and was exhausted by the end.  But that’s not going to be too often as I was just subbing for the regular instructor.

Thanks for reading the blog today, have a great rest of your week!

Questions of the Day:

What was your favorite meal or workout from last week?

Do you have a favorite cookbook?

What’s your favorite travel workout?


7 Comments on Food and Fitness Week in Review #6

  1. Samantha
    June 6, 2018 at 9:37 pm (5 years ago)

    My mom has a really old good house keeping cookbook that I love!

    • sweetandstrong
      June 7, 2018 at 11:18 am (5 years ago)

      Some of the classics are the best!

  2. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    June 7, 2018 at 12:07 pm (5 years ago)

    I never think to borrow cookbooks from the library, but that’s a great idea!

  3. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
    June 8, 2018 at 1:45 pm (5 years ago)

    That galette is Gorgeous! And grilling out is my absolute favorite in summertime. We gotta do it more!

    • sweetandstrong
      June 13, 2018 at 11:16 am (5 years ago)

      Yes grilling is the best right! I could do it everyday.

  4. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
    June 14, 2018 at 2:12 am (5 years ago)

    I could sit in a library or bookstore and read cookbooks for hours! Some of them truly do read like novels.

    • sweetandstrong
      June 15, 2018 at 11:04 am (5 years ago)

      I totally agree! I love reading the beginning about the author and then about their cooking styles and ingredients they love.