Man, Monday got here fast. We meet again. Rewind to Saturday.
Me, Brandon, my brother, and my sister-in-law had a night out planned for months. We started with dinner at Granite City. I had a hankering for some pasta so I got the Linguini Pomodoro.
It was o-k. The noodles were cooked perfectly but the tomato sauce was hardly a sauce. It was more of a bruschetta. I should have snapped a pic, but I forgot. It basically had HUGE chunks of tomatoes in it with a very strong garlic taste. I do like the restaurant, but I wouldn’t order that again.
For dessert, Brandon and I split a caramel apple dumpling. It was pretty good, but I wasn’t a fan of the dumpling thing it came in. Too much dough for me. The innards were delish though. Guess it just wasn’t my night for a #cheatmeal.
After dinner we had tickets to see Jeff Dunham.
Normally my favorite puppet is Achmed.
But Saturday, Peanut stole the show.
Have any of you seen Jeff Dunham? He has a ton of videos on YouTube so if you haven’t heard of him or seen him, check it out. Hilarious.
Sunday was a major work day at the house. We had a whole fleet of men working on it, and we’re making some serious progress.
I often get asked what to buy for groceries from people who want to lose weight and those who want to eat healthier. I thought it would be beneficial to do a post with my typical groceries. I don’t buy all of these every single week, but at any given time, these items can usually be found in my house.
There are three macro nutrients you should aim to fill at each meal – fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Below are lists of each. This is not a complete list either, but definitely a good start if you don’t know what foods to eat.
Fatty fish – salmon or tuna
Nut butters: peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter (make sure only ingredient is nuts and possibly salt)
Raw, unsalted nuts: almonds, walnuts, macadamia, cashews
Beans – black beans, garbanzo, kidney
Ezekiel bread, muffins, and tortillas
Fruit (in moderation)
Old fashioned/steel cut oats
Vegetables – each vegetable has a different nutrient value so try to get a variety in your diet every week
Whole wheat breads, tortillas, etc.
Extra lean ground beef/ground turkey/ground chicken
Steak – top sirloin, flank, filet
Question of the day: If you had to pick one thing only, what is you favorite healthy food item?
I’d probably go with peanut butter. #pbaddict