Monday’s Meals and New Recipes

Over the weekend I tried out a few new recipes. Ok, so it was only two (and both were from Michele) but I also made an older recipe for the first time in a while. Other than that my food on Monday wasn’t anything too exciting. As usual I ate about 3 breakfasts and 4 snacks:)

coffee banana

Pre-run was a quick cup of coffee and a banana. Most days I haven’t been eating before I run in the morning but if I feel like I need something I’ve found I can eat a banana immediately before I run and I have no issues.


Post run (while getting ready for work) was a smoothie. I actually made this on Sunday to save some time on Monday morning: frozen bananas/berries/spinach, protein powder, almond butter, ginger, and OJ.

pumpkin bread

The first new recipe I made over the weekend was Michele’s Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bread. You guys know I’m not big on pumpkin, but I had to give this recipe a try and I’m so glad I did. 


Late in the morning I ate a gala apple when I got hungry and it was too early for lunch.

quinoa salad

Lunch was leftovers from Sunday’s dinner: Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing with chicken


Afternoon snack #1 was a green anjou pear.


Afternoon snack #2 was a peanut butter cookie LARABAR.


Dinner was burgers with sweet potato fries and mixed veggies. Usually we have this meal later in the week but it was a nice change to eat it on a Monday. 


The second recipe I tried this weekend was these Ultimate Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Rob gave these two thumbs up and commented that they made the house smell really good. I think that the fact that he even noticed says a lot.

Do you tend to eat the same meals on the same days of the week? (We usually save easier meals like burgers and fajitas for Thursday when we don’t have the energy to try anything crazy!)

Do you eat multiple breakfasts and/or snacks each day?

Do you ever bake just to make your house smell good? 


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56 responses on Monday’s Meals and New Recipes

  1. I just saved that cookie recipe to make this weekend…they look so good and I can’t wait! I feel like I save the easier meals for when I work late nights where I have to be back early in the morning. My schedule is all over the place so my meal schedule is always changing. I am totally a snacker too! I am constantly munching on something
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  2. I literally could eat “breakfast” food all day long. I think I only throw in the other stuff for “societal norm.” And then on a day when I’m baking.. well then its all baking all breakfast all day. And YES, I mean I love to eat my baking, but I also bake for the smell, the comfort, and the creativity.

  3. That pumpkin bread looks so good as well as that quinoa salad! I eat dinner at work with clients 3 nights per week so I don’t need to cook those nights but for the other nights my husband and I tend to stick to easier meals that we know we like- things like stir frys, tacos, loaded salads. I love the smell of fresh baked goods in the house, the best! I almost always have an afternoon snack and an evening snack!
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  4. I miss baking so much! I don’t really have the stuff in my apartment to bake (nor do I have anyone to eat it). I’ll be getting back into it when I move home in December!
    You know, I used to snack a lot, but now I only eat maybe one snack a day. I try to eat less more often, but I always forget to snack!
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  5. I do bake to make the house smell good, however after two months of baking I am kinda over it. I graze all day with no specific meal plan in place. Dinner is usually the same rotation in my house. Picky eaters. Have a great day
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  6. I was toasting pecans yesterday to put in a salad, and I love that smell. It doesn’t take long to toast and about 2 minutes into toasting the smell is filling the kitchen :)
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  7. I love baking when the weather gets a bit cooler and it’s time to get all cozy! And I always think about how nice it must be for the kids to come home from school to the smell of cookies or banana bread in the oven. It’s probably a really comforting feeling.
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  8. I usually do the same lunches during the week (usually salad with veggie burger), but I try to rotate dinners. I’m a big snacker during the day and typically have a mid-morning snack (usually a smoothie or bar of some sort) and mid-afternoon snack (usually a Lara or Kind bar). Aaaaand then I snack after dinner on some chocolate, oops!
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  9. I usually eat the same meals during the week and get more creative on the weekends! And I am totally about grazing all day long. I have 5 or 6 small 200-400 calorie meals throughout the day. 2 breakfasts, lunch, snack, and dinner. And yes – best part about baking is the smell (and of course eating!) .
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  10. Lisa, I’m drooling over these recipes; I’m going to have to look these up! I tend to have the same breakfast most of the time (smoothie), just because it’s easy to get it ready ahead of time and run out the door with it. I try to mix up the dinner selections, but I’m just not very creative – ha! Simple is better!! Thanks for sharing these ideas!
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    1. I don’t think I’ve ever had anything like that, but I can sort of imagine it based on your description! This was a random recipe for me but one I’m really glad I tried. It’s great when for when you are looking for something different. Plus there are always leftovers:)

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