You can see above a wrap with tuna and more veggies than would successfully fit inside the whole wheat tortilla wrapped up, a kale salad filled with veggies and avocado, whole roasted almonds, carrots with hummus, and then a chicken and veggie stir fry. I served that with sweet potato wedges that I roasted in the oven at 375* for about 30-35 minutes. They were delicious with just a little salt and sprayed with cooking spray. I didn't take a picture of the brown rice pasta, but we really like it. It was a little chewier than regular pasta, but it was tasty and held the pasta sauce well.
If you're looking to eat healthier, I'd suggest just doing what I did. Here's the easiest way to explain it:
1. Read healthy blogs for a bit to see exactly what kinds of meals people are eating and what looks good or not so good to you.
2. Start a shopping list of items you see frequently.
3. Check out online suggested shopping lists for healthy additions. I used these two:
4. Modify it all to come up with your own list. What works for someone else won't necessarily work for you!
5. Have fun creating things for each meal. Just keep up with what you bought and when it goes bad to make sure you use it all in that time frame.
On Monday, though, I met up with some girlfriends for a birthday dinner and a local German place called Mr. Dunderbaks.
The menu was filled with all kinds of fried deliciousness, and I was so torn between ordering a salad and something more German traditional. I did end up getting the potato pancakes with sour cream and homemade applesauce, which were delicious, but then I decided on the cheese tray with summer sausage as my main meal, and though pretty good, it was neither that authentic nor healthy. Wrong thing to order! Oops. I ate about half of it and brought the rest home for Tim and to add to lunch the next day.
That was also the day that I took some mirror selfies to share for an outfit of the day.
In my outlet haul, I picked up the sweater and shirt above. I love that shirt and have it in the neon salmon color and cream. The sweater and shirt are JCrew Factory, the pants are cords from LOFT, the necklace is JCrew Factory, and the leopard loafers are Steve Madden. I wore the cream top to the Yelp event I attended on Sunday; it's making me think I should pick up another color or two.
For a game night with friends we went to on Saturday night, I wore some of my new Stella & Dot jewelry from my hostess order as well as the new dress from Gap Outlet. I luckily found my light violet sweater to pair with it, because it matched perfectly with the lines that you can't really see because of this shot.
And because I don't think I shared my Stella & Dot hostess haul with you, here that is:
I had a trunk show in October and earned all of that for free or half price. I still have two half priced pieced left to use. I'm thinking of buying a statement necklace or two.
What have you been wearing lately that you're loving?
What's on your menu for this week?