Monday In Meals + Pug-Approved Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Hey, hey!

How was your Monday? Mine was really great. I spent the day with Quinn, and we had some really fun adventures together (have I mentioned that I love this age!?!), and even did some baking – look for the recipe for the Pug-Approved Peanut Butter Dog Treats below. He was in such an awesome mood and so well-behaved (he even willingly left an arcade to go home for lunch – usually something like that would cause an epic meltdown), so today was an especially nice day and a wonderful way to start the week.

I also kicked off the week with a healthy day of eats. I had quite the indulgent weekend (holyyyyy sugar and booze), so I’m glad that I’m off on the right foot! 🙂 That said, here’s the next edition of Monday In Meals, where I recap what I ate throughout the day with a few adventures thrown into the mix.

BREAKFAST: Sweet Potato Hash Brown Egg Bake + toast with Kerrygold + iced coffee with coconut creamer and collagen.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

After breakfast, Qman and I headed to CrossFit. I worked out while he played with the “tiny kids” in the playroom. I finished the WOD in 18 minutes, which included a string of 11 T2B, but then… I died. The second round pretty much involved all singles (T2B), but, hey, I’m making progress.

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POST-WORKOUT: SFH Churro protein shake + a Vanilla Macadamia Nut iced coffee from Coffee Shack that tasted kind of… off. I didn’t try it until I’d buckled Quinn into his car seat and started to drive away, so I only drank about half before tossing the rest. Whomp whomp.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

After leaving Coffee Shack, Quinn and I met some friends at an arcade for some fun and games. Related: I shared a bunch of our (arcade) adventures on Instagram Stories today. I’m actually really active over there, so if you’re looking to follow along, that’s where you can find us. A bunch of you guys asked why I’m not on Snapchat anymore, and it’s because I’m sharing over on Instagram Stories! 🙂

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LUNCH: Liverwurst and greens with steamed okra, white rice, and hot sauce. Liverwurst?! Yep, it’s SO GOOD FOR YOU! Nicole would be so proud! 🙂 FYI: Since I get a lot of questions about Nicole… she’s fantastic, sooooo incredibly smart, and thinks outside the box… I highly recommend her.

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SNACK: Forager cashew yogurt mixed with SFH Churro protein, a scoop of creamy almond butter, and Cheerios. I also drank some water mixed with Natural Calm.

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Shortly after eating my snack, Quinn woke up from his afternoon nap. Earlier in the day, I noticed that Murphy was out of dog treats, so we decided to make some homemade peanut butter dog treats for him.

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The recipe for the peanut butter dog treats was the BEST and EASIEST, so I just had to share! 🙂



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable (or canola) oil
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl and then form into a ball of dough. Roll out and shape with a cookie cutter. Place treats onto parchment paper on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving. Store in an airtight container. (FYI: Our little dog bone cookie cutter made about 2 dozen peanut butter dog treats.)

SNACK: Carrot and celery sticks, aka “focus on what you suck at“. I always get so snack-y before dinner, so I armed myself with veggies!

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DINNER: Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks (from Real Food Slow Cooker Recipes) with peppers, onions, and broccoli over cauliflower rice mixed with white rice. We are obsessed with these drumsticks… so easy, so delicious!

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SNACK: Rice cakes with Trader Joe’s fig spread, banana slices, and cinnamon + a mug of eggnog tea + a Beauty Burst (fruity collagen chew).

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Question of the Day

When it comes to your diet, what do you “suck at?” 

P.S. Unrelated to anything in this post, but I can’t get enough of the leggings from Zella! I seriously spent way too long on the website shopping around this afternoon, and I cannot decide which ones to purchase. I seriously want like 5 different pairs!!


  1. Evening sweet tooth!! I do so well all day and then have a little something at night. Usually it’s just 100% dark chocolate dipped in natural PB, but today it was cookies and cream ice cream. Gotta splurge sometimes.

  2. I kind of suck at waiting too long to eat. I do well eating a big breakfast early in the morning then can work for hours past lunch before suddenly I’m dying and diving into the sugar. I try to force myself to eat at a regular time every day even though I’m not hungry yet because I know the consequence. Would love to hear more about how you break down your macros!

  3. Looks like a yummy day of eats!
    I suck at snacking constantly. I also dinner early (kids in sports so meal times I don’t always have control over) and then snacking way too much in the evening as dinner was hours and hours ago.

  4. I have to get better about having a quality meal planned for days when I workout in the evening. Sometimes I’ll get home from a class and just eat my way through the fridge.

    The pug creeper pics are so darn funny!

  5. When it comes to eating, I suck at taming my sweet tooth when I’m bored or at night. I’ll seriously wake up from falling asleep on the couch and go right to the fridge. I’ve been working on just going right to bed after my snack these past few days.

    I started using Natural Calm again last week. Does it make you sleepy at all during the day? I’d love to start taking the recommended two doses, but I’m afraid of going into my afternoon therapy sessions (I work in ABA) wanting to fall asleep! Would love to hear your thoughts.

  6. What does liverwurst taste like? I’d be interested to try but am in the dark of where to start.
    Zella l Gibbs are everything! I own a ton of tanks and tops, which are equally soft, cute and hold up very well.

  7. I will have to try making those bones for Lucy, our golden! Love these posts. And your trip to the arcade reminds me of when I was little, trying to win tickets to get a jelly ring! Ha haha. #allthetickets

  8. I really want to try liverwurst but I’m afraid I won’t like it. Is it really “minerally” tasting? Was the taste something you had to adjust to or did you instantly like it?

  9. Love following your instagram stories! I also love my Zella leggings, I have the Live In Slim Fit ones and they are so soft and comfortable. I want to get a pair of the Midi ones since I’m short and they should be a a better fit for me length wise.

  10. I came across your blog a few months ago and absolutely love it. I have a 9 month old and enjoy your day in the life posts . Reading your blog is my favorite thing to do at nap time:) thanks for the great content.

  11. Okay, for starters, is there anything worse than ordering an iced coffee and it sucking? During my road trip from DC to New Orleans for Christmas, no place could get it right. I was SO SAD.

    Also, I suck at not snacking post-dinner. I’m rarely in the mood for a large dinner meal, but around 8pm-9pm, I want to eat 8 million Oreos.

  12. Great idea to have veggie sticks ready! I always suck at snacking in the mornings because I tend to not eat a full breakfast–I’m always rushing out the door and just grabbing a banana on the go. I’ve lately been working on that by taking all of my usual oatmeal fixings with me to work and making it there so I have no excuses.

  13. Thanks for the Pug approved peanut butter cookies. Definitely, open to it as I wasn’t before since my little one once snubbed at peanut butter. But seems to be more open today. This will be a huge delight to try this treat and see how he likes it. Going with organic PB for sure!!

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