Another Monday. Oh how they sneak up so quickly. How was everyone’s weekend?
Mine was great – lots of time with this guy:
(Ok, so my eye make look weird. I tried the brightener tool on Pic Monkey, ha I didn’t feel like re-adjusting. Sorry. Editing of pics for the blog takes so freakin’ long).
Friday I stopped at the grocery store after work because I really was craving ice cream. And not the low-fat-sugar-free-kind…but REAL Edy’s. I also decided I am going to use more organic WHOLE milk in things so I picked that up as well. Great start to the weekend, I’d say.
Yummy dinner, cookies n cream and pumpkin ice cream, and wine – GREAT Friday night.
Dinner was sautéed shrimp in coconut oil, lots of spices, green beans, and “riced” cauliflower sautéed with more veggies, oh and of course topped with Sriracha – my favorite condiment ever.
I like, not love, the cauliflower pizza crust, but I am actually loving “cauliflower rice”, and it is so simple to make. Just pulse raw pieces of cauliflower in a food processor (I use my Ninja) and then cook on stove top with a little oil, spices, and whatever veggies you want to add. Anyone else make this?
So last week I also received a Klutch Box to review!
It is a box that is shipped out per month at a cost at whatever membership you choose. For example, if you just wanted that month’s box, it is $18. In it comes all sorts of goodies. I was given a code by Klutch so that I only had to pay for shipping to write a review on September’s box.
So far I can’t wait to try everything.
This is a magnesium powder you add to water. I could totally use more “calm” time since I am always so wound up from work and teaching Zumba. I take a magnesium supplement and I love it. Ever since I started doing that my knees are hardly ever sore from all the Z classes. Total A+.
I really like this concept that for less than $20, you can try a variety of products and then decide for yourself what you want to buy. I have a tendency to over buy products, and I end up hating half of them. I like that I can sample things for a small price and then if I want to splurge on any specifics, I know it’s money well spent.
Full review will be on it’s way this week sometime. Stay tuned!
ITZ LINZ also had a give away that I won:
Thank you LINZ! I am loving both of these so much. The cacao powder is so rich and chocolate-y. Amazing in my pre-breakfast smoothie’s.
I think anything Navitas is pretty damn good, honestly.
Some amazing eats from Friday and through the weekend (when I remembered to take pics):
One of my very sweet Zumba students, Marina, treated me to lunch on Friday. She wanted to pick my brain on Zumba as she just signed up to get licensed in a few short weeks. So proud of her and very happy for her, as well!
We got sushi for lunch at a place near where we both work in Norwalk – Wild Rice. They have the best brown rice I have ever had. I ordered california and a shrimp avocado with extra extra wasabi. I almost forgot to snap a pic but Marina reminded me it would be good for the blog – Thanks, Marina!
A new restaurant, Plan B, opened up here in Stamford. I am also trying to eat more red meat and thoroughly enjoyed this BAJA BURGER – lean beef, avocado, jalapeño’s, chipotle sauce, lettuce, and tomato on a whole wheat bun. SO HUGE and so good. And I didn’t feel like it was anything “unhealthy”; it was very “Eva-Friendly” in my opinion. Local readers – you must go there and try it! I can’t wait to go back and try more of their beers on tap, too.
My amazing pumpkin over night oats that I absolutely cannot wait to eat when I get to work. I feel like I am eating a real pumpkin pie.
In the mix: 1/3 cup oatbran, 1 TBSP chia seeds, 6oz plain greek yogurt, crunchy PB, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and vanilla stevia. Heaven in my mouth.
This concludes my Marvelous in my Monday. Thank you Katie @ Healthy Diva Eats for hosting!
1. What is your favorite ice cream? Mine is cookies n cream.
2. Do you use whole milk? why or why not? I am all about full fat dairy these days. I still love almond milk but recently read about an ingredient in it that has been linked to cancer. Reminds me that EVERYTHING must be in moderation, I guess.
3. Any favorite spa products? What supplements do you take? I take magnesium and maca.