38 weeks, here we are! The kids are done school and the schedule is wide open!
My latest obsession is having kale salad with ranch dressing! I shared a whole foods recipe last week for the raw ranch, and here is another from the RAWTARIAN – food process all that!
RAW RANCH DRESSING
- 1 1/4 cups cashews soaked overnight (or for a few hours)
- 3/4 cup water (or a little more)
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons agave nectar (or honey) (or maple syrup)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
Add some hemp seeds, or roasted pumpkin seeds that my foodie friend shared with me and it’s delicious!! I forgot how good roasted pumpkin seeds are! And filling with their protein content!
Workouts this week looked good! I had a good day where I ran around the track in between sets, and another day of crazy squats!
Monday was SQUAT TIL YA DROP by Unite Fitness. Drop baby drop!
Tuesday was a TRX workout with laps in between the sets!
Wednesday a Blonde Ponytail workout that I’ve done often:
Elliptical one mile
50 thrusters 25#
40 OH walking lunges 35#
30 sit ups on a ball
20 ground to overhead 35# plate
10 pull ups (assisted)
20 ground to OH
40 walking lunges
1 mile elliptical
grabbed part of a unite fitness workout that flew by!
Saturday – off
Sunday – walked 4+ miles with my good friend – we usually run that route together! Hoping to get things going here :)
MEAL PLANNING WEEK OF MAY 25!
Last week I barely followed the meal plan. Things popped up and leftovers were available + what was in the fridge!
So I will be repeating things from last week. We have a hot week coming up, so I’m trying to stick with fresh, cool foods!
Sunday – think I’ll make this to bring to a BBQ:
QUINOA POWER SALAD
Quinoa with diced red onion, bell pepper, avocado, fresh fennel, cannellini beans, carrots, almonds, currants, mint, citrus vinaigrette, hemp seeds. Served on a bed of marinated kale and romaine
With the delicious dressing, pick any veggies and you’ll eat them!
Tuesday – veg breaded chicken sandwiches with (fake) bacon, avocado lettuce, tomato & cut up veggies
Wednesday – a leftovers/flex day/ breakfast for dinner. One night this week we had nice cream for dinner :)
Thursday – Fresh veggies salad with beans + this looks so good but too wintery??
Saturday – A variation of Ultimate Green Taco Wraps OSG / fish tacos maybe as a salad?
The biggest challenge that I have is that my husband is a meat-eater. He is great about trying all of this stuff but when it comes down to eating out and BBQs I get frustrated at the options for the kids. Any mixed families out there where you are a vegan or vegetarian and your family is not? I try to handle with a sense of balance, but find eating out the worst with kids options!
Maybe next week I’ll have a baby :)