I made it through Monday! Is it strange that I feel like that every Monday night? It’s always such a long day. It looks something like this:
- 8:30AM : Arrive at work
- 6:00PM: Leave work
- 6:30 – 7:30 : Gym time
- 7:30 – 8:30 : Grocery shop
- 8:30 – 9:15: Cook dinner
- 9:15: Eat dinner
- 9:45: Shower
- 10:00 : Plop in my bed and turn on the computer
Yeah, that type of day pretty much wipes me out. But it feels good to get a sweat in, have a nice healthy dinner, and make yummy lunches for the rest of the week! Eating healthy is all about preparation so my Mondays are key to that.
Tonight for my workout I chose the Crossfit WOD called “Helen.” It wasn’t crazy intense but a good workout to ease back into the week.
Three Rounds for Time ( I ended up finishing just over 13 minutes)
- 400 meter run (The first two I ran at 7mph and the third at 8mph)
- 21 kettle bell swings
- 12 pull ups
I’ve really been loving making different types of burgers for my Monday dinner / weekday lunches. They’re simple, especially on the grill, filling, and great as left overs for lunches.
Grilled Spinach and Feta Burgers
- 1.5 lbs grass-fed ground sirloin (this will make 5 burgers)
- 1 cage free large egg
- A handful of fresh organic spinach (chopped up)
- Feta Cheese
- Sea Salt
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. I didn’t really measure the ingredients, just eyed it. Form the beef into 5 different patties. Place over medium heat on the grill for 5-7 minutes on one side. Flip the burgers and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
I paired my burger with some quinoa and roasted veggies. What a delicious meal!
Why do I like such smelly foods?! While coming up with this concoction of a recipe I forgot the scent that would fill my kitchen. I’m used to the bacon smell obviously…but mix that with hard boiled eggs and it’s not so pretty. I guess now I know why I have so many candles in my apartment!
This salad was super easy to make and tasted yummy. I’m all about the simple recipes during the week. After a long day of work, sometimes I’m just not in the mood to make anything that takes more than 15 minutes!
2 Hard Boiled Eggs
1/2 Ripe Avocado
2 tbsp of Dijon Mustard
Organic Baby Spinach
2 Pieces of Bacon
- Cook bacon in oven on 400 degrees for 15 minutes turning over once.
- In a separate bowl mix together eggs, avocado, dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Use a fork and knife to cut up and mash the eggs and avocado.
- Put together salad of spinach, mushroom and tomatoes and drizzle with balsamic and olive oil.
- Spoon egg salad mixture over the spinach salad.
- When bacon is done cooking, let it cool for a few minutes. Cut it up and sprinkle over the egg salad.
This is a great option for lunch or dinner! (You might just be that person with the smelly lunch in the office!)
Alright, so I think this has my been my go to dinner for almost two years now….that’s crazy right?! How can a person not get sick of a meal after two years? I couldn’t tell you because I eat this meal at least 3 to 4 times per week. I used to switch up the ingredients but have pretty much stuck to the staples lately. It’s so easy to make too which is why it’s the best for weeknight dinners!
2 or 3 Cage Free Eggs
First cook the bacon until your desired crispness (sometimes I get too impatient and my bacon doesn’t come out very crispy at all). Remove the bacon and put aside. Saute the mushrooms and spinach in the bacon grease. Add two or three whisked eggs (I usually add a splash of water instead of milk) to the pan right over the mushrooms and spinach. The pan has to be the size of the omelet before flipped in half. Let the eggs cook by swiveling the frying pan. Add the bacon to one side once the egg is almost fully cooked. Take the side without the bacon and flip that half on top of the other half. The picture might help….I’ve never really written out recipes and think I might need some work!
I also had a bunch of cucumbers and tomatoes lying around so decided to put together a simple salad to have for the rest of the week. Perfect to bring to work for lunch!
Simple Cucumber Tomato Salad
Organic Grape Tomatoes
Salt, Pepper, and Trader Joes Lemon Pepper
Combine everything and enjoy!