S A T U R D A Y
Husband and I had the usual round of errands to run (groceries, wash the car, swing by the office, etc.), and I’ve been cooking a ton lately, so we decided to eat brunch out. We opted for a spot that offers some healthy, seasonal meals, but even then I had to rule out most of the menu choices.
Breakfast: Corned beef hash with poached eggs at a nearby café (hold the toast!). This was is a pretty straight-forward dish, no hidden sugars or sauces with dairy. There were a few pieces of red-skinned potato, but since I’ve been at the gym 2 days in a row, I figured this was as good a time as any to include the extra starch.
Lunch: Skipped, was full from big, late breakfast
Dinner: I made a huge pot of chili with some local grass-fed beef (we are so lucky to have amazing access to quality meats here in Sonoma county). I think chili is an incredibly versatile food to have on hand, so no doubt that this will turn up in various incarnations over the next couple days. I had mine with cauliflower rice while husband had crispy potatoes and some blue corn tortilla chips (my weakness, but I held out).
Daily Steps: Over 10k! It’s just so much easier to get steps in when I’m not at a traditional desk job.
S U N D A Y
And… this is where everything went astray. Totally self-inflicted; we chose to pull an impromptu day trip (which was awesome) but left me making some less than ideal food choices and missing out on my usual Sunday meal prep. But, hey, I’m not going to sweat this, and I walked a ton without involving any cardio machine, so win on that front.
Food: I didn’t get to breakfast until about 1pm (I am not an early breakfast eater by any stretch, but this was late even for me) and my choices were limited. I did the best I could with the brunch menu, and had pork belly and crab benedict (no muffin, served on wilted spinach and tomato) and some tiny potato cubes. Dinner was a round up of bit and pieces left from the week.
Daily Steps: Good news here, easily surpassed my step goal. Weekends are great for natural movement.