Luckily my hubby came to the rescue. Not only did he go home and let the girls out and check on them, but he brought me lunch. With a quiet room and food in the belly I was able to get all caught up! Such a great feeling :)
Friday night we took the opportunity to watch a couple documentaries on the U.S. Netflix. Did you know you can get that now?! We watched The Engine 2 documentary and Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Both were very good. It really gave us the new year reality check we needed to clean up the fridge and pantry which still procured crap from the holidays. We both agreed we need to cut way back on the cheese, drop the highly processed goods, start really watching our labels, and to load up on more fruits and veggies. We stocked (and dropped off) some boxes for the food bank and did a thorough clean.
Today we went for lunch to a place that just opened here called Costa Vida. It's a Mexican place and it was SO good! The food is super fresh and pretty clean. They have salads, taco's, quesadilla's, burritos and enchilada's among other items. I had the shrimp taco on whole wheat. They give you your taco's separate and on the plate the fixings for you to add. I had mango chutney, guacamole, pico de gallo, black beans and rice with a side of ranch jalapeno dressing.
Not the best photo, but seriously delicious. This is definitely my favorite second to sushi! Love the freshness. Sorry Mucho Burrito but you just don't compare!
After lunch we went for groceries- a big order. It was nice, as I usually do this task alone. I menu planned for the week and we bought accordingly. We kept it pretty clean with lots of fresh goods. The loot;
- Organic spinach and spinach/Kale/Chard mix
- Organic Soy milk
- Maple syrup
- whole wheat bread
- Organic raspberries & blueberries
- Organic tofu
- Organic butter, eggs
- Brown rice noodles
- BBQ sauce
- Winter wheat berries
- Organic celery, carrots
- Tofu cream cheese
- Canned tomatoes
- Canned Lentils & beans
- Soy yogurt and almond milk yogurt
- Nutritional yeast
- Natural P.B
- Jarred beets
- Organic raisins
- Cereal (going to mix 3 kinds-according to Engine 2)
- Soy creamer
- Spelt flour
- Parmesan cheese
- Graham crackers
- Olives, pepper rings
- Coconut water
- Baby corn
- Organic salsa
- Organic cocoa
- Whole wheat elbow pasta
- Organic banana
- Udon noodles
- Organic sweet potatoes
- Sweet potato vermicelli noodles
- Organic garlic
- Corn meal
- Organic flax seeds, (I bought chia seeds at Costco too)
- Pea shoots
- Organic lemon, oranges
- Organic potatoes
- Organic red and green bell peppers
- Baby bok choy
- Organic green onions
- Raw cashews, pecans and sunflower seeds
- Organic zucchini
- Paneer cheese
A lot of this will last us for a long time, but it was a staples order, as well as perishables.
This is what the weeks meal plan looks like. I'm using 4 recipes from my Forks Over Knives cookbook (beefed up with extra veggies) and 2 dessert ones from my Clean Eating cookbook. Finger's crossed they are good ones :)
In other exciting news, I sent away for Maya's Dog DNA test! I bought the kit ages ago and have been meaning to do it, and I finally did!
I'm so freakin' excited! We guess that she has possible lab, shepherd, chow or even pitty but who knows, she is a Rez dog so it could be anything!
That's about all that is new around here this week. Tomorrow I'm doing some meal prep, laundry and catching up around the house. Exciting huh?
My blood work got bumped to this Tues, and I didn't make gym time this week. I was on my legs a lot and my vein was pretty sore. I hope to get in some extra walking this week. I'm down 6lbs this week since getting back to better eating :)
I'm changing my blog days to Sat & Tues. I work both jobs Mon, Wed, and Fri so it wasn't the brightest of my idea's ;)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for checking in <3
Have you seen any good documentaries? Which one has impacted you most?