A lot has happened this week. We have finally found THE future house of Hess and are under contract! Justin and I are over the moon excited and can’t wait to move. June 7th is the big day, and it can’t get here soon enough.

Also, the three nieces, Rani, Layla and Scarlett, were in town from Jeff City, so the kiddos spent most of the weekend with their Sunshine (grandma) and played their little hearts out. Justin and I took full advantage of their absence by going appliance shopping, having a kick ass afternoon workout and ending the evening with sushi and frozen yogurt. It was a really great night that was looooong overdue. I even dressed up nice and wore heels!  I love my sports bras and workout clothes, but it felt really great to actually look and dress like a woman. haha. This rarely happens, and usually only when I have a meeting for work or something. 

The sushi night sort of screwed with my meal plans, but I don’t really care….I’m willing to deal with it for my all time favorite food. I planned on prepping a Balsamic Roast Beef recipe I found last week, but will have to put that off until tomorrow because the ole’ crock pot was preoccupied with my Salsa Chicken. 

You may notice a slight decrease in carb prepping because it’s that time again…carb cycling. da da daaaaa. Everybody watch out, I may be a bit cranky. I’m not a huge fan of this method because I really love my carbs, but it plays a pretty big role in shredding some serious fat so I can reveal all the new muscles I’ve been working so hard to build. 

Daytime Meal Options

Friday

What an awful day…SNOW in MAY. Ugh. The only redeeming thing that happened that day was the chili. Thank goodness I made enough to feed an army a few weeks ago, so we raided the freezer and made some whole what cornbread. The warm, steamy bowl of spicy goodness hit the spot and took our minds off the evil white fluffy things falling from the sky. 

Saturday

I’m almost embarrassed to tell you what I ate on Saturday, but here goes…Breakfast was pretty typical, sausage balls and eggs. Even though the kids were gone, I knew I had to make the sausage balls for Mak’s school day breakfasts. They are her favorites, so I made enough to last her and Justin all week.

For lunch, Justin and I were out appliance shopping and grocery shopping far longer than we anticipated, so during our stop at Braum’s for our usual 7 dozen eggs and 5 lbs of apples, we bought a bag of burgers. To make myself feel better about the fast food I was about to ingest, I removed the top bun and ate them as slow as I could. It was really good, not gonna lie, but the guilt was almost too much. I won’t be doing that again for a looong time. 

Dinner was a treat, sushi always is. It’s our go-to celebratory food, and what better way to say congratulations to ourselves for our recent real estate adventures than a nice big plate of sushi! yum. We ended the evening with me begging Justin to stop by the self-serve yogurt place. Despite the stupid cold temps outside, he gave in and I got my yogurt. 

Sunday

We stayed in bed until 9:30 this morning! I can’t remember the last time we were able to that. The kitchen was calling my name though…I knew I had to get started on my prepping because the kids would be home soon. Things tend to slow down when they are home, go figure! We had some more sausage balls and eggs for breakfast, the remaining chili for lunch and some Braised Chicken and Kale for dinner. 

Braised Chicken and Kale

Monday

Since the crop-pot is now free, I’ll throw in the roast that was intended for Saturday’s dinner so it can slow cook all day. It should be nice and tender by the time we all get home from work. I’m really looking forward to it, and I know Justin is too. All I will have to do is pop some already prepped Brussels Sprouts into the oven and we will have one tasty carb-free dinner to devour. 

Tuesday

I cam across an old favorite of ours the other day, Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps. These are a bear to make simply because everything has to be chopped into tiny little pieces. I did myself a favor and prepped everything today, so all I have to do is drop them in the hot skillet and wash off the lettuce. 

Wednesday

Something about fruit just screams warm weather to me, so we will be having another night of Pork Tenderloin and Rosemary-Mustard Peaches with some steamed broccoli. 

Thursday

A carb cycling go-to meal for me is Zucchini Lasagna. I love it and I really love that I don’t miss the noodles. The zucchini really does the trick.

So wish me luck everyone, three weeks of limited carbs kicks off tomorrow! You may want to throw a little luck Justin’s way too…he may need it.

Until next week, happy eating!

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