Girls Weekend

This past weekend, starting Thursday night, has been different than any other weekend since we’ve moved to California. Thursday evening, I dropped Nathan at the airport; he was off to a long weekend in Vegas for a bachelor party and he’s coming home today. But since I had the weekend to myself, I decided to make the most of my time and get together with the girls a couple times. It all started with the bonfire and s’mores on Thursday.

Tone It Up TIU SF Bonfire

Friday was pretty quiet on the home front. I had a long shift at work and decided to spend the night snuggled up on the sofa watching Pretty Little Liars. I just finished season 1 last week and season 2 is so much better! It definitely sucked me into the show even more. Saturday was a quick day at work followed up with a little baking and movies in the park.

Mission Dolores Park

Tone It Up TIU Mission Dolores Park Clueless

These girls are great!

The night started with a free Talenti Caribbean Coconut Pop and champagne.. the perfect pair!

Talenti Coconut Gelato Champagne

There was a lot more snacking and wine throughout the night, all while watching this fabulous movie.

Mission Dolores Park Clueless

It had been quite a few years since I’d seen Clueless but it was just as wonderful as I remembered. Ha! There were even parts that I definitely didn’t get the first couple times around. Reminds me of when I watched Grease again when I was a little bit older.. Greased Lightning? Yea…… listen to those words a little closer next time! Anywho, Saturday was a really fun night and I love that they have movies in the park like that. I’m hoping to make it to more over the summer!

Yesterday was super relaxing and surprisingly productive! I got off to a late start at the gym which meant my breakfast ended up not happening until 11:45.. whoops! I discovered a little vegan shop in Berkeley, Republic of V, in search of some black bean pasta. I got my pasta [black and soy bean] and there are so many different things that I’d love to try. This time I just stuck with what I knew.

The rest of the day was spent cleaning, laundering, and cooking. I’m working a lot this week, including my 5 am shift today [lovely!], so I took advantage of my extra time and whipped up a bunch of breakfast burritos for Nathan, roasted a spaghetti squash, and got my food packed up for work today. I also found a delicious new drink..

Kevita Hibiscus Berry Daily Cleanse Sparkling Probiotic Drink

.. and had a really tasty dinner using my soy bean pasta, roasted brussels and broccoli, all mixed with cheesy avocado sauce. Delish!

Explore Asian Soy Bean Noodles Brussels Sprouts Broccoli Cheesy Avocado Sauce

Time for another crazy week ahead. Happy Monday, friends!

Weekly Meal Plan

SundaySoy bean pasta, roasted brussels sprouts and broccoli, and cheesy avocado sauce
MondayCalifornia Chicken, Veggie, Avocado, & [Cauliflower] Rice Bowls
TuesdayMoroccan Spiced Lamb Burgers with Apricot-Pepper Chutney + Pistachio Feta Pesto
WednesdaySesame Carrot Noodles with Grilled Asparagus
Thursday – Leftovers
Friday – Out!
Saturday – Leftovers

Food for Thought

Did you have any fun plans over the weekend?
What’s on your menu this week?

Foodie Friday: Southwestern Black Bean Salad

There are some nights where s’mores, wine, and popcorn are dinner. Last night was one of those nights and I have no complaints. I met up with the Tone It Up girls again for a bonfire night. The fire took a little while to get started, but in the meantime, the wine kept us quite happy. And once we got the fire roaring, the s’mores were flowing!

Tone It Up TIU SF Bonfire

Confession: This wasn’t our fire. We stole someone else’s for the picture. #firefail

Tone It Up TIUsf Bonfire

This was our real fire! Yay us!

Smores Tone It Up TIU

YUMMMMM!

I’ve been seriously craving some s’mores recently with all of the posts about s’mores cookies, ice cream, etc. so this was way past due! And there may or may not have been a second.. with banana. If only I could say this cured the craving. I think now I just want more! But it’s all about balanace, right? So that’s why I have a super healthy salad post today. Chococolate, marshmallows, and black beans.. why not?

Southwestern Black Bean Salad

Make 8 side servings

Southwest Salad Black Bean Edamame Corn

Ingredients
– 1 can reduced sodium black beans; drained & rinsed
– 1 cup edamame
– 1 cup corn [I used Trader Joe’s Frozen Roasted Corn]
– 3 roma tomatoes; diced
– 1/2 lime; juiced
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
– Salt & pepper to taste

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and fold together until thoroughly mixed. Serve as a side, on a salad, as a dip, etc. and enjoy!

Southwestern Black Bean Edamame Salad

Nutritional Information
Per 1/2 cup serving

111 Calories  /  2g Fat  /  18g Carbs  /  5g Fiber  /  4g Sugar  /  6g Protein

Sprint 2 the Table

I don’t know how strange it is, but it certainly is good!

Food for Thought

Have you had banana s’mores before?
What’s your favorite s’mores combo?