I hope you had a nice long weekend. Mal is back to school today, so we’re all getting back into the swing of things, which I *think* I’m happy about. I was all about getting back into a routine and having life slow down a bit, but now I’m feeling a little sad that summer vacation is officially over for us. I mean, it was really fun! 🙂 Anyway, here’s a recap of our final day of summer vacation!
I started my morning off with my usual overnight pumpkin seed protein oats, but, this time, I put them in an almost-empty peanut butter jar. I get questions all the time about the measurements, so here you go:
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp freshly ground pumpkin seeds – I use this coffee grinder every few days
- 1 scoop collagen
- 1/2 scoop SFH Churro protein powder
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/8 cup water
- big scoop of sunflower butter <— I just found a new one at Trader Joe’s that’s made from just sunflower seeds and salt – no added sugar!
After breakfast, we are headed to CrossFit for a Labor Day hero WOD. It was really tough and took me about 23 minutes to finish. I was totally exhausted by the end. Oy.
While I enjoyed my protein shake, Mal and I played with Quinn outside in the backyard.
For lunch, I tried a new recipe. I might play around with the measurements a little, but the basic recipe is a jar of marinated artichokes mixed with 3 ounces of crumbled feta and half a bag of baby spinach, over high-protein pasta.
I used 8 ounces of pasta, but I think 10 ounces might be better? Or maybe adding an additional ounce of feta? The mixture just seemed too saucy, but still really tasty!
After lunch, Qman took a nap while Mal and I caught up on some housework and random projects. Mid-afternoon, I was hungry for a snack, so I made some peanut butter and jelly rice cakes using fresh blueberries – new favorite snack for sure! 🙂
When Quinn woke up from his nap, we are headed to the park for some fresh air and sunshine!
We took Quinn’s bike on our afternoon adventure!
Soaking up the final hours of summer vacation!
Back at home, I whipped up a quick dinner for all of us. On the menu: Trader Joe’s Southwestern Chopped Salad with shredded chicken on top.
Easy-peasy and so delicious! I would definitely buy this salad mix again!
After dinner, we relaxed and played some silly games with Qman (you might have seen our Instagram stories – so funny).
When Quinn was in bed, Mal and I watched an episode of Ozark (great so far – love Jason Bateman!), and I ate a bowl of Pumpkin Spice Cheerios mixed with Peanut Butter Puffins. For a little protein boost, I mixed collagen into my almond milk. Perfection! 🙂
Question of the Day
Are you excited for fall or are you already missing summer?
P.S. Time is running out to sign up for our Post-Summer Slim Down! The deadline is this weekend, so be sure to hop on it! I’ll be doing the meal plan too and sharing on CNC, so I hope you decide to join me! 🙂