Halloween is officially two weeks away and I am SO excited! I don’t normally get this amped up for such a spooky holiday, but this will be the first year that Harper is old enough to enjoy it, so there is a whole new meaning to the festivities this time around.
And I am not just looking forward to the candy (although that is a definite perk). I am most giddy about costumes. Last year we dressed up as the Flintstones, which was a blast until I ended up in the ER with an allergic reaction to my costume. We were racking our brains wondering what we could do to top that until one evening, during a late night run to Target we found the perfect costume for Harper, which in turn, sparked the inspiration for our costumes. And now we are counting down the days until we can dawn our new threads and ask strangers for candy.
Speaking of candy…I may or may not have caved at the check out counter at the grocery store today. I couldn’t help myself. I was alone and hungry and dark chocolate sounded like a good idea…
Swiss Chard Smoothie with Vanilla Protein Powder
1 hardboiled egg
I am totally in love with this smoothie. It is jam-packed with an entire bunch of swiss chard in addition to some of my favorite fruits. I made this for breakfast yesterday and still had some leftover for round two. It was the perfect way to start the day.
I had planned on enjoyed Snack #2 (see below) but it proved to be a bit too messy on the go. So I snacked on this delicious apple instead. It was sweet, crunchy and just what I needed to get me through until lunch time.
1/2 Lentil Flatbread Pizza (recipe coming later this week)
This flatbread pizza has quickly become a household favorite. I got the recipe from the tester’s booth at TJs (best inspiration around) and I have been hooked ever since. Second day in a row I am enjoying it for lunch :)
Banana with NuttZo Butter
It’s official. I am nuts over Nuttzo! And in the midst of creating the link back to the website, I came across a video about the owner and now I am an even bigger fan of Nuttzo (if that is even possible). If you haven’t had the chance to check out this amazing nut and seed butter, please do. It will change your life…seriously!
Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crumble Topping
Even though it is still 80 degrees outside, and there is no chilly weather in sight, I was in the mood for some good ol’ comfort food tonight. Freddie and I both agreed that this meal was a winner. Looking forward to sharing the recipe soon :)
In the midst of making dinner, I realized that I was out of lemons. So I ran out to the store to pick up a few and these M&M’s caught my eye while I was checking out. I am not sure if it is because I am usually distracted by a toddler or if I have been living under a rock lately (probably both), but I never knew these existed. And now that I do? Dangerous. They are AWESOME!
Now that I have officially fallen off the Clean Eating bandwagon, I am going to do my best to rally myself up to get back on track. Which means there might possible be another 2-week meal plan in my future.
Hope you all have a lovely hump day!
Your turn: What are you dressing up as for Halloween? Any favorite Halloween treats that you are excited about? Looking forward to reading your responses :)