Morning y’all! How’s it going? I love that this week not only feels short, but IS short!
Last night Amy had us over for dinner, and I was really excited that she did! She made the most amazing, healthy dinner…it was everything I wanted to eat!
Grilled chicken, roasted zucchini and yellow squash, whole wheat couscous with sundried tomatoes, fruit salad, and a nice slice of grainy bread with butter. HOLY YUM right? Then she pulled out all the stops with a slice of brownie and mint chocolate chip ice cream!
It was so good, and I’m so glad she had us over…we brought the dogs to play with her dog, Levi, and we just had a great time sitting and talking for a while. Amy’s a teacher and has the summer off…LUCKY!!! Afterwards I went home and made a TON of carrot cake cupcakes for work today:
You guys know I’m not really one for making individual treats…that’s my laziness showing through! But tomorrow is my boss’s last day at work, so I wanted to do something special 🙂 The icing was the best part to make though: I pulled a Sandra Lee and put the icing in a big baggie, snipped the tip of the bag off, and piped the icing on. It was much easier, faster, and prettier than it would have been if I’d used a knife!
This morning I got up and did my second day of the HardCore Challenge…YIKES. My abs are screaming at me now, but I know it’ll be worth it later on. Plus I did it while watching a recorded episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, which I think we all know can encourage anyone to work out 🙂 Breakfast was Jenna’s Oatmeal Pancakes (again – told you I was obsessed!)
What’s your ideal healthy dinner? What all does it include? What your about your favorite UNhealthy dinner? I find that most healthy dinners I crave aren’t typically salad-based, but rather a great lean protein and veggies thrown on the grill. That extra depth of flavor from grilling really makes most foods taste that much better! And unhealthy? I don’t even know where to start…although at the moment I would say either pizza or fried chicken with mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, and green beans (cooked with tons of bacon :))