Best of the Weekend

by Holly on January 31, 2010

in breakfast,dinner,eating out,lunch,workouts

This is the first time I have been behind a computer in 72 hours.

And it feels fabulous.

If you haven’t had a technology detox in awhile, I recommend it.  Instead of slaving away behind the computer screen this weekend, I went home to visit the Everythingtarian family, which included plopping my butt on the couch in front of the TV.  An America’s Next Top Model marathon, Miss America pageant and What Not to Wear mini-marathon later, I feel completely rejuvenated.

Maybe that isn’t technically a “technology detox” but who cares?

So, to recap these past three days, I will now bestow some “Best of…” awards on my weekend…

BEST SNACK

A creation by my girl Jess, this mixture contains applesauce + 1 tbsp. almond butter warmed up in the microwave for 60 seconds.  Then, I took a couple graham crackers and crushed them over the top.  Garnished with carob chips, this is warm, melty deliciousness in a bowl.

CLASSIEST MEAL

In honor of the last day of Madison Restaurant Week, a couple co-workers and I headed out to a lovely restaurant called Cafe Continental.  For a mere $15, I got to enjoy all this deliciousness:

Mixed Greens Salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Continental Pizza
Prosciutto , mozzarella & basil, grilled eggplant, fresh tomato with olive oil, roasted garlic & sweet onion

New York Cheesecake
Served with blueberry cassis sauce

MOST RANDOM MEAL

That would be: Buffalo Wing Pretzel Crisps, cheese stick, coconut M&Ms (!!!) and a Naked Superfood juice. Totally random, but oh so delicious.

BEST OATMEAL BOWL

Apple Cinnamon Oats are seriously no-fail.

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup organic skim milk
1/4 cup egg whites
1 apple (baked for 1 minute w/ brown sugar + cinnamon)
more cinnamon
drizzle of agave
dollop o’ PB

BEST DINNER

When I go home, I am usually lucky enough to eat salmon!  I don’t buy it myself (I’m too cheap), but Mama + Daddy Everythingtarian will buy it so I can enjoy this nutritious, delicious fish.  Alongside some roasted veggies, garlic bread + cottage cheese, this dinner was obviously a winner!

BEST BREAKFAST

Per Mama Everythingtarian’s request, I whipped up a batch of Kath’s Whole Wheat Yogurt Pancakes.  Instead of 1 cup yogurt, I subbed a Blueberry Chobani Greek yog + 1/4 cup blackberry applesauce.  I also added LOTS of cinnamon + some blueberries to make it look purty.

BEST WORKOUT

It’s a tie!  It is either the AWESOME Dave Farmar 60-minute yoga podcast Mama + I did this morning….or on Saturday (after a five day workout hiatus), I hit the gym with Mama + Sissy for a two-hour workout (there was a showing of our house).  It looked a lil’ something like this…

Two-mile run (@ 9:00/mile) with 5-minute cooldown
20 minutes of incline walking (@ 15% incline, 3.2 mph) with 5-minute cooldown
Toning exercises (repeat 3x)

10 push-ups
20 one-legged squats (10 on each foot)
20 squats + 8 lb. ball ab rotation (10 each direction) – I know this doesn’t make sense, but I can’t describe it :)
30 crunches on a stability ball
30 seconds of jumping jacks

20 minutes elliptical (intervals: level 12)
20 minutes of stretching

BEST LUNCH

LEFTOVAS! Salmon salad (mixed greens, salmon, roasted veg, dried berries, nuts, cottage cheese + balsamic vinaigrette) alongside several handfuls of these new tasty chips…

MOST NUTRITIOUS DESSERT

Protein Cookie Dough…a la April!

1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1.5 tbsp. water
1/2 tbsp. peanut butter
cinnamon
1 tbsp. M&Ms

That’s it my dears.

I am back in Madtown, going to finish up blogging and prepare for the week…which includes me leaving on Wednesday to go visit one of my best friends Megan in Charlotte, NC!!! It may or may not involve a meet-up with this lady too and any other Charlotte bloggies + readers who are interested!

Have you ever detoxed from technology? If not, try it today.  It feels SO GOOD.

What was the highlight of your weekend? Just hangin’ with my fam :).

{ 7 comments }

Adrien February 1, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I love this weekend round up idea- just load up on Sunday avos- makes so much sense, I think it may just make it onto my blog as well..

how good does the protein cookie dough actually taste!?

Jenny February 1, 2010 at 7:56 pm

I am actually craving a technology detox but unfortunately my profs INSIST on us doing our homework/discussion boards online so I’m always lured in to facebook/google reader. So basically, school work is forcing me to procrastinate from school work. Cruel cruel irony.

love you!

Christina February 1, 2010 at 8:36 pm

hey holly!! sorry its been awhile :-/
i hope all is well!!! im gonna try out that oatmeal combo soon— I always have to have banana in my oatmeal (along with other things of course!)- i need to start branching out!!!

Tiffany February 1, 2010 at 9:52 pm

OMG, please please please tell me where you found the coconut M&M’s?? My sister told me about those but I thought it was an urban legend!

glidingcalm February 1, 2010 at 10:05 pm

tuk tuk, tuk tuk! hi lovee!! isn’t protein cookie dough the best?!
i saw those coconut M and M’s too and I wondered how they are!!

beautiful meals! i am totally craving pizza right now too!!

love you sooooooooooo

janetha ann benson February 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm

SIGH! i am taking a much needed break at work and came directly to the healthy everythingtarian, did not pass go, did not collect two hundo. tech detox.. yeeeah yes yay! i cant wait to have one for a WEEK.

dude. those are all the bests of the best. for real. i LOVED the looks of that pizza. and i need to find coconut m&ms!

love you and all that you are. mwah!

Jessica February 2, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Yayy you tried it again!! Gahh, love that. Isn’t is just gasmic when the carob gets all melty?!! Ooooh. Drool.

I am SO happy that you got to spend time with the fam this past weekend and do exactly what i’d be doing if home, too!! And agreed–apple cinn oats are def THE BEST. Everyone loves themselves the bananas (i do too, had one with my oats this morning, but….) the “baked” apple effect is just TOO GOOOOD!

And those yogurt pancakes….your fam is lucky to have you cook for them! The cookie dough sounds amaze too….bookmarking thattt! hahah :)

Best part of my weekend, would def have to be my first (and last?!?! hahaha) visit to a strip club. Frat boys accompanied some friends and I and it was a muyy interesante night, to say the least!! LOVE U!

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