Good morning beautiful! Life has been good to me lately. Is it OK to just be happy? There will always be bad days (and lots of them) but it feels good to feed off the days that are super positive. No? I digress.
This day of eats was from last week after getting back from traveling. I celebrated Mother’s Day early (my Mom works as a nurse and worked on Sunday) by making my Mom dinner. I also got her a vase of gorgeous tulip bulbs so that they would bloom slowly and she could replant them. Look how gorgeous they are!
I spent the day at my parents – which was much needed! Glad they love to eat healthy too and always have the fridge stocked. My Dad is amazing – whenever he knows I’m coming he buys TONS of vegetables, fresh fish, peanut butter, and rice cakes. Hey, my family knows me pretty well!
My favorite simple Oatmeal Cinnamon Protein Pancakes. Added almond butter on top after the picture!
My brother and I ended up going to the gym mid-day. We hit an AWESOME leg workout and the whole workout is on my Week of Workouts post. I did 10 minutes of HIIT on the stairmaster as well (my brother was doing calves and I almost never lift calves…). Post-workout was this kale, egg beater/egg white omelette, fresh strawberries, and half of a Lenny and Larry’s White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookie. This flavor is actually my least favorite so far (Birthday Cake and Snickerdoodle are my top picks) but is still good because #cookies.
A huge banana, D’s Naturals Vanilla Maple Frosting Almond Butter, and a handful of Kashi Honey Almond Flax cereal. This almond butter is life-changing. Check out Heather’s review of more of their flavors!
THIS QUICHE. Make it with the crust, I swear you will thank me. The full fat cheese and flaky golden-brown crust take this to another level. We also had a huge salad on the side.
If you are not following me on Instagram, you must. When I find new products, I have to share. I gave this Halo Top Birthday Cake ice cream an 8.5/10 the first time I tried but now that the pint is almost gone, it would be safe to say it’s more like a 9.5/10. Only because mine melted before I could get it home and thus is a little icy in spots (not sure if that’s my fault or the product so may need to try again with another pint). I know this flavor is SUPER hard to find but I found mine at Whole Foods in Tampa.
Anyone else having just an amazing day and want to share that positivity with me?