That’s right, trainwreck. Our healthy eating went right off the deep end this week due to stressful days at work and a Costco trip that took longer than expected (shocker).
We did make my veggie quiches, they were really good…not to toot my own horn or anything, but Toot! Check out Rebecca’s cookbook, Nourish, at www.elanperformance.com. There are lots of really yummy, clean-eating recipes that are easy to make and don’t call for any crazy ingredients, plus there are pictures for every recipe (the key to a good cookbook in my opinion). The crust didn’t quite work out on the minis like it does for a full size quiche, but the sweet potato was still a good addition.
*Apologies for the shadowy iPhone pictures, I have not yet gathered the strength to figure out how to use the Man’s fancy camera*
Tuesday we had Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Spinach & Goat Cheese. This one was a keeper, for sure. It took literally 10 minutes to make and was delicious. The only thing I changed was instead of putting the goat cheese directly into the pasta, I crumbled it up in a separate bowl, added about a 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water and a sprinkle of pepper, then tossed the mixture with the pasta. Makes for a creamy sauce instead of semi-melted goat cheese.
After that, the meal plan went right out the window. Wednesday I was in Wainwright for work and exhausted when I got home, so we headed to Famoso Neapolitan Pizza. I had bought a Groupon for Famoso last summer and it was due to expire on the 28th, so we figured we would give it a try. I am SO glad we did. It was Wine Wednesday so we got a free appetizer (Artichoke Tapenade) with my glass of wine and we tried the Prosciutto Wrapped Mozza Balls as well. Then we shared a couple of mini pizzas – Pepperoni & Mushroom and classic Margherita. It was crispy, the sauce was delicious and the toppings were plentiful, to say the least. For dessert, we had Dolce & Banana (carmelized bananas with vanilla bean gelato) and Tiramisu (nuff said). I have to say it was probably one of the best pizza dinners I’ve ever had. It was inexpensive (our whole meal was $60 for beer, wine, 2 appies, 2 pizzas AND dessert), it was fast, the service was top notch and again, it was DELICIOUS. We will go back for sure. If there is a Famoso near you, GO NOW!
Thursday we grabbed a quick bite at Edo Japan (sushi & Udon soup) after an hour long Costco trip, Friday was pizza night with the parents, and tonight we are off to a Mexican themed UFC night with friends. Needless to say, next week’s meal plan will be focused on getting us back on track:
- Sunday – Vietnamese BBQ Shrimp Vermicelli
- Monday – Turkey Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Tuesday – Spaghetti with Asparagus, Mushrooms & a Poached Egg
- Wednesday – Pan Seared Scallops & Spinach Salad
- Thursday – Grilled Buffalo Chicken, Lemon & Parmesan Broccoli & Kale Chips
Fingers crossed that this week goes better than last. Any tips for getting back on track after a diet train wreck? What are you guys planning this week? Chow for now, have a fab week!