What I Ate Wednesday 5/13/15

I’m coming off the high of such a beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend.  Friday, we took our little ones to the Canal, went for a walk, and enjoyed fruit by a waterfall.  Saturday, we went to the Riverbanks Zoo and then cooked out with my brother, his wife, their three kids, my parents, and my whole family!  Sunday morning, I woke up to this tray of sweetness from my boys with all the things I love (minus chocolate!!!!) and enjoyed a uninterrupted bath.  What??!!!?!!?  We picnicked in the afternoon and had such a beautiful weekend just spending time together.

mothers day

I’m glad we got this relaxing and fun filled weekend in because things are rapidly changing for us….

In case you haven’t heard, I’ve made the move from being a work from home mom of 5 years, to a full time working mom (outside of the home!).

I didn’t seek this out.  I’m not even sure I wanted it.  But it was such an out of the blue, honoring experience that we felt so much peace about.  When these kinds of things happen, I know God is involved.

I don’t know what He’s up to, but something’s going on.

Here’s a picture of me before the interview:

interview

 

I’m now officially the Healthy Eating Educator for Whole Foods, Augusta, GA!  In this job, I’ll be helping Team Members and customers learn about the benefits of healthy eating, meal planning, etc.  I’ll be planning events and documentary viewings, and sharing recipes with the public.  Plus, I’ll still be singing there every now and again.

I honestly couldn’t have asked for a job that fits me more 🙂  I’m excited to really get into it and get things moving!

P.S  yes, we are still planning to move to Nashville.  I’ll just be doing this until it’s the right time for us to go!

With all that said, yeah, it’s been a little crazy over here.  Transitioning ain’t easy.  Hopefully, it will give more perspective on some of your lives, and I’ll develop some tips for you all 🙂

For breakfast, I started with these Chocolate Oat Flour Donuts (yes, a recipe coming SOON!).  I already had them made from the night before, so breakfast was easy 🙂

donuts

 

I took this Starbucks copycat recipe Iced Chai Latte to work to sip on throughout the morning.  It really does taste like the Starbucks (but better in my opinion), but it’s full of ingredients that actually do great things for the body like bananas, almond milk, cinnamon, and fresh ginger.

iced chai

 

I was in training until early afternoon, so I ate lunch after wards (I actually ate the soup at work and the salad when I got home, but added the soup so you could see–I forgot to take a picture of the soup at work!)

This is a “kitchen sink” veggie soup and a salad with the last of my Lemon Tahini Dressing.  Don’t worry, I actually did eat a different dressing at dinner that I can’t wait to show you 😉

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See my sweet Allie’s paw?  We are moving the next few weeks–and she’s going to be transitioning to an inside dog since we’ll be apartment living.  Whew.  Better start getting used to that now!!

For dinner, Andrew and I have been doing smoothies..for several reasons.  Sometimes the making five meals every meal really wears us down–with the amount of time, money, and dishes it produces.   Keeping it simple for us has been great!

I wanted a salad too, so I made a dressing I shared a long time ago, called Sweet Mint Dressing.  I love making this dressing when I have leftover mint that I don’t want to go to waste.  I had a container left from making the Apple Citrus Mint salad–and used the rest for this sweet, refreshing salad dressing!

The smoothie is one pear, two handfuls of spinach, a knob of fresh ginger, white mulberries, dates, and unsweetened almond milk.  It’s a very slightly sweet, refreshing taste–much like the Sweet Mint Dressing. This meal was very light but fulfilling and reminded me of summer 🙂

Dinner

 

We’ve been going to bed kinda early these days because life has been tiring, but I was in a snack-y mood, so I made popcorn and sprinkled Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips on top for that sweet/salty thang.

I make my popcorn in the microwave right now–1/4 cup organic corn kernels in a paper bag for 1 minute 40 seconds.  I then top with either melted coconut oil or Earth Balance vegan butter and sea salt.  Super easy!

popcorn

 

How have you been doing with your routines?  I didn’t get to my lemon water today because I was out of lemons, but I drank lots and lots of water.  Keep building those good habits!!

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