Ever since we got back home my sinuses have been in some kind of a funk and yesterday they decided to wreak havoc on me something fierce. I didn’t know if I had contracted something from all the hacking people on the plane ride home, or if I seemed to have formed some kind of allergy to coming back to daily grind, ha! Either way, I was in a bit of a stuffy fog all day where everything was muffled and hazy. By the afternoon a nice headache greeted me, and by the time I got home I was about ready to burst from the built up sinus pressure.
Usually for our weekly dinners I’ll plan for 3 larger meals and go grocery shopping the Friday before. Then on the other days we have leftovers & adapt them to our liking. It also makes it easy when you prep for the week in advance.
I think the hardest part of this challenge won’t be during the week surprisingly for me, but the weekends. Usually Chris and I like to grab at least one meal out together per week or twice per month. Many times his parents also graciously take us out to eat & catch up, but I don’t think this counts? Even though we aren’t paying for it, we are essentially eating out which is against the rules :( ah well, more cooking time in the kitchen, which is just fine by me!
It sure doesn’t look appetizing thanks to the wonderful lighting of our kitchen ;) I added a bit of spinach to the mix this time, which gave the falafel a bright green color. It’s underneath all the roasted parsnips and zucchini, topped with NF Greek yogurt and roasted red pepper hummus.
After dinner I became kind of sick to my tummy and my frontal lobe was pulsating with such pressure, I was sure it was going to pop right out of my head. After lying down for three hours from 6-9pm and taking a Sudafed sinus + allergy I started to feel a bit better. I was only awake for another 2 1/2 hours after that and crawled back into bed . . .
What a nice welcoming start back to the work week! lol
Today I am feeling better with a slight, deafening backup in the ears. I wish they would just pop already & stop crackling. . . . ooooh what-cha say??
Breakfast was a easy bowl of quick oats. I added some cinnamon applesauce to the mix, along with a few dates for sweetness. Then topped it with a handful of cereal for contrasting crunch, 1/2 a pear and some frozen blueberries. And of course some TJ’s roasty pb with each bite!
I swear there’s oats under there somewhere . . .
Hope you all had a wonderful day! I’m looking forward to making chicken enchiladas for dinner (another easy recipe!) & possibly going to a kick-butt hip hop class later! Word.