Toast w/spray butter and all natural peanut butter on homemade whole wheat bread
baby carrots, apples and strawberries
I totally just felt like toast today for some reason....my taste buds lately have been all over the place. Things that normally sound good don't anymore! so weird...I guess I'll blame it on "the babe in my belly"!!
This week has been hard, with v-day and everything. Normally I make sugar cookies and get candy for the candy jar and all that good stuff. i didn't trust myself to make the cookies this year :( I have already taken my one "free day" for the month and had my treat, so I opted out of even making the cookies. Honestly, somedays I just want to say the heck with it! And eat some sort of treat...today is one of those days...and actually, the whole week has been that way. Every day has been a struggle! And watching Martha Stewart today didn't help....seeing as how her WHOLE show was about making valentines desserts!!! Oh well...I'll get through it!!!
In exercise news...just doing the same thing as usual. Walking!!! Usually 3 miles...some days when I'm feeling "sprout" I can do 4, but that doesn't happen very often anymore. I can't wait to be able to do something besides walking sometime soon!!!
My family is quite funny. They always remind me to take a picture of my food or ask me if I'm going to. Tonight, for some reason, they ALL wanted me to take a picture of their plates too, even my cute hubby!!! (he said his plate looked better then mine! ha!) I made chicken cutlets milanese for dinner (i've posted the recipe before) and I just love the chicken mixed with the spinach/tomatoes/onions and light balsamic vinegrette, so tasty!!!!
So since I had to take pictures of ALL, then I have to post them ALL!!!! Alteast it makes me feel good that they are happy about their dinners!!!
Nathans plate (the reason he said his looked better is because of the blackberries!! Its got great color he says!!!) (I guess I can agree with that one!!)
Have I ever said how much i LOVE strawberries??!! They are my favorite!!
I really could eat them all day long....
They all differ in one way or another, except for Walkers and Abby's. Rebekkah's is ALWAYS different because she is WAY picky and doesn't like very many fruits/veggies. So I load her up with what she DOES like and call it good. Alot of times I will put something on her plate she doesn't like and just have her eat ONE and she is okay with that....usually!!! Every meal I have been doing a lot of raw fruits and veggies and it makes me happy that my kids are happy with it and even my cute hubby!!! Its also nice that the kids don't ALWAYS have to have ranch dressing with their veggies. Sometimes I let them and sometimes I don't. Tonight I didn't have it out and they didn't even ask for it (although abby and walker DID have it out at lunchtime!) My lunch today wasn't that great...I totally didn't feel like making anything! so i had some carrots and celery to get some veggies in and then ate a bowl of honey nut cheerios!!! it's the only thing that sounded good....ah well...tomorrow will be better!!!
Thanks again to Sara for this yummy sandwich. I totally LOVED it, especially the juicy tomatoes! yum!!!! (apparently one of my cucumbers got away from me!!!) Sandwich had a little bit of lite miracle whip (probably only like a tsp worth), salt/pepper, spinach, green bell pepper, tomatoes and cucumber. So, so good. Also had a bowl of plain yogurt with strawberries, blackberries (so yummy) and blueberries!!! I'll be honest, I don't know that I liked the flavor of the yogurt because it was really tangy or something. I don't know, it may take me a few times to eat it to like it. We'll see!!! Of course I loved the fruit though! :) I am a fruit fanatic!!!!
This salad was kind of made on a "whim"! ha! It's my regular green salad, full of veggies (brocolli, spinach, green leaf lettuce, zuchini, carrots, etc....) but I topped it with some left overs from the night before. Ground turkey, pinto beans and brown rice. Then added the side of apple. It was actually quite yummy for a put together contraption!!! I topped it with light ranch dressing because I really didn't think balsamic vinegrette was going to taste that good!!! (whats NOT pictured is the pieces of peanut butter and jelly sandwich I had of walkers too! yikes!) Chicken salad, made with a little lite mayo, dijon mustard, salt/pepper, green onion, celery and cucumbers on a bed of spinach and lettuce! Side of apples and carrots....can you tell I love apples??!!!!! Gala apples are my VERY FAVORITE!!! Its the only ones i even buy!