The latest happenings at Nutritioulicious, get ready for Valentine’s Day, this week’s Link Love, and Menu Plan Monday!
Happy Monday everyone! What a week we had here in NY last week. We got about a foot of snow on Wednesday night, meaning we were snowed in on Thursday and we’ve been covered in snow since! My girls had a ball playing in the snow and warmed up with some yummy hot chocolate and we made a batch of Whole Grain Double Chocolate Muffins too! Nothing like lots of chocolate to get us ready and in the mood for Valentine’s Day this Tuesday!
I’m heading to Toronto later today for a quick business trip, so I spent most of the day Sunday in the kitchen prepping food for the girls. I blended up a pitcher of strawberry smoothies for the next couple of mornings (check out the recipe tomorrow!), prepared a baked ziti that’s all ready to go in the oven to be baked, and made their lunches for Monday and Tuesday, including some Brownie Batter for dipping strawberries and grapes in their Valentine’s Day lunchbox!
If you subscribe to my Nutritioulicious Newsletter, you probably saw my roundup of recipes for Valentine’s Day. In case you didn’t, first of all, be sure to sign up for my newsletter, and second, here are some recipes to show your loved ones you care on Tuesday:
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⇒ I’m all for healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits, but I think you know I’m anti-diets. Rebecca nails it with the reasons why dieting is just not a good thing, especially from the psychological standpoint.
⇒ I’m going to be perfectly honest – I don’t love eggplant. But these eggplant meatballs look fantastic! And I love the addition of nuts and beans to boost the protein. A perfect Meatless Monday dinner!
Menu Plan Monday: Week of February 13, 2017
Lunch: Smoked salmon cucumber roll ups, sliced veggies, and clementines