With less than two weeks to go until Christmas our calendar is filled with holiday parties, and get togethers. There are more and more holiday cookies, and cocktails around. When planning our meals and shopping for groceries this week Michael and I tried to choose healthy options for lunches and the nights we would be home. We planned to skip our usually Friday night take out knowing that we are going out to dinner on Saturday. We’re also making more of an effort to get to yoga or out for a run when we can. When the long holiday weekend rolls around I won’t feel so bad about a missed workout or an extra cookie.
Lucky for me I had a Monday morning off from work. I was able to sleep in and spend some time relaxing after a weekend in teacher training. Part of a great morning is a good breakfast and since I didn’t have to rush out the door I spent a little extra time making something delicious. I made scrambled eggs with avocado, tomato and cheese. On the side I had cinnamon raisin bread and a handful of fresh blueberries. A glass of orange juice and a cup of coffee to go with it.
I’ve been absolutely loving soups for lunch. Yesterday I had homemade lentil soup from Mike’s Mom with Goldfish. For snacks I’ve been loving clementines and apples, rice cakes and granola bars. I’m so happy the clementines are back in season, they are one of my favorite fruits! We also bought Quaker Chewy Granola bars just for a change in variety.
We’ve been making an effort to cut back on carbs with our dinners. That means we are getting an extra serving of vegetables, which is awesome! One of my favorite dinners lately has been fresh fish with Ritz Crackers and lemon on top. On the side we had green beans sautéed with olive oil and a little bit of lemon. We also made salads with cucumber and crotons. It’s quick and easy and so delicious!
I’ve definitely enjoyed a couple of these over the last week. They are so delicious, especially with a warm cup of tea!