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Hello Loves!

Already Monday. And I had such a good weekend, I did not want it to end. This is my third MIMM so let’s get to it!

Thank you Katie @ Healthy Diva Eats for hosting!

Saturday night was so much fun. Nick and I hung out with another couple (Hi Mel & Darin!) and went to a fun restaurant called BarTaco in Port Chester, NY. After some drinks and some eats, we headed back to Stamford to continue the party. Ohhhh alcohol you get me every time.

Words just can’t even describe and I will leave it at that:

{FOOD DEVOURED! Taco’s, guacamole, tamales’ (my fav), corn on the cob, spiced cucumbers.. I mean you get the picture}

Oh why do I think I am so cool? Night always starts out nice in pictures, and then they progressively just get worse at the night goes on, ha. Fun times, though! It made for a some-what rough Sunday…not gonna lie!

I STILL made it a productive Sunday though so that I could be sure to have Monday off to a good start! 

  • First up was yummy Chobani protein pancakes. Very similar to the recipe I made a few weeks ago posted here. I added blueberries to the mix and used 1 cup of everything: egg whites, oats, and plain 0% Chobani; then mixed with some vanilla extract and some stevia & cinnamon. These were probably my best yet!!

Next time I definitely want to spice things up and use a FLAVORED 2% Chobani… I shock myself, I know! Ha.

  • I ventured off to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods to stock up for the week. But who am I kidding, I will be back at the grocery store at least 2 more times by the weekend.

I spread everything out once I got home so I could take a pic for the blog. More almond milk, greek yogurt, frozen vegetables, cereal, sweet potato’s, basil, unsweetened coconut, pumpkin, trader joe’s high fiber granola bars, peanut powder stuff (not PB2, I got the one WF sells), chicken breasts, nutritional yeast, nunaturals stevia (so pumped about this!), and I am sure there are other things I am missing, but felt like i needed to name a few 🙂

Grocery trips totally set me up for the week and help me to stick to clean eating. I just truly feel my best when I eat well. It’s amazing how I feel like i can tackle just about anything that comes my way in the week, because I am fueling myself properly. Planning and shopping are all worth it!

  • One new product to note that I bought yesterday at WF is this guy:

I really didn’t like this. I had to add a ton of cereal, stevia, and cinnamon to get this down. Of course I had to eat the whole thing because I didn’t want it to go to waste. I will not be buying again…boo. I wanted to want to like it.  Live and learn.

  • I made an awesome salad for lunch yesterday with the left over arugula box, ha. I felt so creative (and I really do lack creativity, hence why by day I am an Accountant).  I used my leftover blackbean burger from Friday night and basically just threw a million different things together.

Arugula, blackbean burger, green peppers, salsa, sugar snap peas, red pepper hummus, and nutritional yeast sprinkled on top. Ohhh Arugula, how I love you. 

This post may be short but all the above things on a pretty hung over Sunday helped me stay on track and be sure to make this a GREAT week!

Question of the day – What is one thing you are looking forward to this week? I’ll go first: ZUMBA classes and my new routines that I am so pumped about 🙂 Saturday was such a success with the new ones!