Sunday, May 14, 2017

Eating, reading, life lately

Healthy Eats

Emily is sitting here next to me and when she read "healthy eats" she reached over to the keyboard and said, "None!"  Well, I don't know about yesterday but I continue to try to cook healthy dinners.  The girls have learned about nutrition in school and we talk about it here and there.  We mainly discuss balance and how important it is to stay active.

So here are two healthy dinners from last week that I photographed.

Southwest salad - chicken, romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado, shredded cheese, black beans and corn.

Veggie burger over lettuce, with tomato, cheese, guacamole and homemade red potato salad.  The kids had their veggie burgers on rolls.

I've mentioned this before but I try to meal plan so that we don't waste leftovers.  In this case, we were able to use the lettuce and tomato leftover from salad night.  We also had red potatoes in the pantry I wanted to use up which led to the potato salad.

Not-so-healthy eats (and that's okay)

Mini brownie sundae.  I made brownies for Rich's birthday last week.

Clam chowder.

Tuesday, on the way home from the Cape, Rich and I stopped at The Seafood Shanty in Bourne for a quick dinner.  The only seating options are outdoors and because I couldn't stop shivering standing outside to order the food, we ate in the car.  We weren't the only ones doing so either.  The food here is quite tasty.  Their clam chowder is more broth-based and not thick at all, but there are large pieces of both potatoes and clams.  Rich had the fish sandwich and said it was really good.  I ate some of his fries and they were nice and fresh.  It was a pleasant dinner!


I finished this book last week because I simply couldn't put it down.  If you like suspenseful, page-turners, pick up this one.

Jar's girlfriend, Rosa, supposedly committed suicide five years earlier, but he believes she's still alive.  The discovery of Rosa's encrypted diary on her aunt's computer furthers Jar's belief that she's out there and he must find her and the truth.  There are several twists and questionable characters along the way.  Will Jar find her?


After my outdoor run last Sunday, I ran again Tuesday.  According to Rich, the treadmill is now making an odd noise.  It's more than 10 years old and has had quite a bit of use, but I'll be bummed if we have to replace it.  At this point in the year, I've had enough of treadmill running and want to be outside.  So that's what I did on Tuesday.  Except it was 50 degrees, overcast and about to rain.  The route I ran/walked is 3.4 miles.  I walked for about a quarter of a mile and then ran a mile in 10:37.  I walked another mile and then ran again for eight minutes.  I'm not sure of the distance but based on what I know of the route it was about three fourths of a mile.

I had planned to run/walk again on either Thursday or Friday, but I just couldn't find the motivation to do so.  I'm blaming it on the weather.  When I returned home from my run/walk on Tuesday, my hands were red and numb.  The calendar says it's May, so why does it feel like March?  It was in the 50s all last week.  According to the forecast, sun and much warmer weather is coming to us beginning Tuesday.  I'm hoping my motivation returns with it.    


Mother's Day

I had the girls at the library Friday afternoon and one of the librarians, who lives on our street, handed me a little tub of flowers, saying it was for Mother's Day.  The girls speculated that the library was handing out flowers to moms.  This had me thinking about all the moms out there who can't be with their babies.

I don't ask for anything on Mother's Day.  (Well, I did request a day without complaints.)  The girls gave me some adorable coupon books and Rich offered to take care of the grocery shopping.  Oh, and I don't have to cook dinner tonight. What more do I need?

I'll leave you with some photos from Tuesday.  We always try to stop by the ocean and take in some of that salty air.




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BreezieGirl said...

Great job with your runs! That book looks great and I've added it to my library list. I need to finish Hidden Figures and Off Balance first.

Kylie said...

It's definitely warmed up today! Tomorrow's supposed to be even nicer--loving it!