Hi friends! How are you!? I hope the first half of your week has been a great one so far. Our week is going well with the usual day-to-day, swim class for Mitch and a few after work appointments to finalize one of our house projects. We’re moving and grooving. If all goes according to plan (famous last words), we’ll be kicking off the first renovation in two to three weeks with the second starting the following week and continuing through August. It is exciting and stressful all at once for a girl who loves a clean, organized home.
But, lets get into some eats! As I shared last week, I am loosely following the Tone It Up Bikini Series. I have their meal plan and am always so inspired to try new recipes and bring back some oldies but goodies!
Breakfast was a throwback to one of my favorites – the protein pancake! I usually make one large pancake as it saves on time during the busy weekdays, but I snapped this picture when I dug into a stack on Saturday. Creating several smaller pancake makes me feel like I am eating more – always a win in my book.
Toppings included some fresh fruit, almond butter and chia seeds. This breakfast is amazing for keeping me full and packing the perfect punch of carbs/fat/protein. Always a winner!
When lunch rolled around, I pulled out another salad from Fred’s. If you live near the cafe, I cannot recommend it enough and suggest you grab a salad to-go for the week. The salad was a spin on a traditional Greek with fresh feta and grilled chicken.
I paired the salad with some crunchy red grapes and la croix.
In the late afternoon, I dug into a TIU bar for a sweet treat and something to tide me over knowing we were going straight to swim lessons after work.
Tray sheet dinners are popping up everywhere and are one of the staple ‘recipes’ in the TIU BS. We tend to go for the same proteins each week, so I am always on the hunt for a fun twist. I followed Gina’s recipe for balsamic baked chicken and veggies, which came together in a snap.
Simply toss all of the ingredients into a resealable bag, shake to coat, place on baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.
The veggies were a bit sweet, but the chicken was super juicy and flavorful! I will definitely make chicken with balsamic and fresh herbs on the regular!
The night ended with a few treats from the Easter basket (thanks mom!) before calling it a night.
Do you still have Easter candy or was it gone in a week?
Favorite way to make chicken.
Favorite pancake topping?