Wine, Babies & Lunch

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My husband told me that I needed to get out of the house. I was going a little stir crazy being on lock down with Nolan. So, naturally, I called one of my best friends and she immediately agreed to a lunch date. Lunch means wine and lots of conversation in our book. So, that’s exactly what we did. For three hours, to be exact.

Teri is one of my dearest friends and one of those girls who will come over, rock your baby, play with your kids and bring a bottle of wine. What in the world would I do without friends like this in my life. Feeling pretty grateful today for her and for three hours of uninterrupted girl and wine time.

We went to Z Tejas and guess what our waiter’s name was? NOLAN! I am serious. I may have pulled him aside and said, “Nolan!!! I love your name? Do you love your name? Do you? Do you?” I was a bit of a creep like that. He was actually named after the baseball player, Nolan Ryan. Ahem, that’s my son’s name!

Ahhh … today was a great day.

What’s for lunch?

My mother-in-law deserves her own cooking show. There isn’t a thing that she makes that I don’t gobble up in two seconds. I went to her house last week for lunch and she made an amazing prosciutto, basil and mozzarella Panini. I forgot to grab the recipe (I’ll get it, don’t worry!) but found a similar sandwich that I’ve been making. Just add the prosciutto. Her trick? Buy the mozzarella pre-sliced (available at Trader Joes). Apparently, slicing mozzarella is a nightmare and pre-sliced makes all the difference.

lunch sandwhich recipe

Recipe and photo here (I add prosciutto) >

What’s for lunch

grilled cheese

The only way I can get Kelsey to eat a sandwich is if I cut it into cute little shapes, like hearts. Even then … she took two bites out of this one. I made Colton a snowflake (because who has cookie cutters that are non-holiday themed) and then he cried because he wanted the heart. As a parent, do you ever win?

My Fit Foods – Here we go!

My brothers rave about My Fit Foods. They live in Austin and swear it helps you maintain healthy eating habits. So, Ryan and I popped into our nearest store and checked it out. We drank the Kool-Aid and now we are hooked. We aren’t going to do their 21 day challenge (hello … $600 – $700) but instead we are buying their lunches and dinners for 21 days and making our breakfast and snacks at home.

So far, so great! I’ve lost 2lbs in 4 days and we both feel so much lighter. 90% of their products are gluten-free and all of it is healthy and fresh (never frozen). I sound like I work for them or something … I’m just really happy that it’s working and we’re feeling better.

Right now we’re using it like a grocery store – picking out our foods every three days and bringing it home. I’m eating the ‘small’ portions and Ryan is eating the ‘medium’. You heat up the food for about 1 to 2 minutes and it’s already seasoned and spiced up for you – and it is truly is delicious. The best part? It’s been a huge time saver in the kitchen.

Ryan and I are done with our self-made ‘challenge’ on January 16 (his birthday). I’ll send you  more honest feedback along the way and yes – two days into this challenge I was starving! But, I’m doing better now.

My Fit Foods - restaurant

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My fit foods - lunchesMy fit foods - tacos My Fit Food images sourced via Pinterest.