Foodie Friday

Happy Friday ya’ll!!  Who’s excited for the weekend!?!?  I sure am!  Another weekend at home filled with some fun and lots of relaxing = my kind of weekend!! We have plans to go to a baseball game, a hot air balloon festival, spend some time on the lake and a sushi date night!  So excited!

This week has been quite a productive one with lots of cleaning, organizing and getting stuff done around the house that I have been putting off for months.  Oops.  I finally got around to cleaning out my closet and was able to fill two trash bags full of clothes to donate.  Such a good feeling!!  

Today’s post is all about gooood food and there has been a lot of it lately. 🙂  

Brussels sprouts.  Do you guys like these?  I love them!  My husband could do without so I eat them a lot when he’s out of town.  This week I tried some that came frozen and you just steam them up (they are already seasoned) and they were SO delicious!  

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Easy lunches are the best.  Earlier this week I whipped up a quick green smoothie and had it alongside two rice cakes.  One was topped with avocado and one was topped with a lentil dip.  Yum!! A little sweet and a little salty = the best!

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A couple nights ago I was getting ready to make dinner and realized we were running really low on groceries so I searched the pantry and found lentils.  I think lentils are such an underused item.  I cooked the lentils and cooked up veggies I had on hand (carrots, onions, spinach, and zucchini) along with some garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and fresh parsley. 

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It was quite tasty and I had leftovers for a few lunches this week, which is my favorite!   

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The kale at my grocery store has looked great lately, but yesterday it did so I grabbed a few bunches! Last night I made a huge kale salad topped with almonds, craisins, beets, hard-boiled eggs, and avocado.  Oh, it sure hit the spot! I just love salads with lots of goodies on top! 

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Lastly, breakfast this morning was vanilla greek yogurt topped with sliced bananas and chopped walnuts.  And coffee, always coffee.  Which reminds me… time for cup number 2! 

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You guys didn’t think I could end a post without a picture of the pups, did you?  😉 These cuties were VERY excited for their walk yesterday!  

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Have a wonderful weekend, ya’ll!!

Questions:

  1. What are your plans for the weekend?
  2. Do you like brussels sprouts?
  3. Do you like lentils?  Favorite recipe?