Welcome back to reality! I hope everyone had a SPLENDID long weekend! Hard to get back into the groove after weekend summer fun isn’t it? I know getting back into the groove of healthy eating is on my agenda. We had dinner plans every night this weekend, and most of it was not the slightest bit healthy.
Looking back, besides the burger at happy hour on Friday night, we had more “ethnic” Fourth of July eats. Saturday night we had friends over at our house. On the menu: seared ahi tuna,
(before) marinated in soy, sesame oil and green onions
stir-fried snow peas; sesame oil, ginger, and Braggs Aminos
Wasabi Coleslaw: recipe here
Our friends brought their daughter, Sophie, so Ava entertained her while we caught up over appetizers and vino.
The next night we went to Sophie’s.
Again, we got caught up over more appetizers and vino.
Not that we had a lot to catch up on in the past few hours, not only had we had dinner together the past 2 evenings, but we were at the gym together that morning. Sarah and I did weight lifting class while Mike and Scott played squash. Nonetheless, we have endless conversation and fun times. Mike had prepared dinner all afternoon on Sunday. 100% Italian, he made sauce or “gravy” from scratch and let it simmer for 4 hours. Then, working his magic, combined meatballs, lots of fresh grated parmesan, and pasta for a mouth watering ragu. It was out of this world fantastico!
Of course, unpictured there was a few brownies, chips, and other treats throughout the weekend. I loved catching up with so many of our friends this weekend and spending a lot of time relaxing in the pool.
Now back to our regularly scheduled eating and exercise routines right?
What is your favorite way to get back to healthier eating?
I like to grill a huge rack of assorted veggies. Having lots of tasty veggies on hand, makes it easy to have veggie packed meals.