This weekend flew by, but it was a great one around here. On Friday, we did a little shopping at the mall. I picked up a seitan wrap and soup to take with me from a natural market; the girls wanted Chick-fil-A.
My wrap came with squash, tomatoes, seitan, spinach and veganaise. The soup had kale, squash, tomato, onion and carrots. It was all so good. I need to remember make this soup at home to have on hand.
On Saturday afternoon, we headed to a small carnival at a local church. My mom invited us; her boyfriend plays in an oldies band and they were going to be playing there.
Of course it was pretty hot, but we ended up having a great time. I ate at home beforehand so I wouldn’t have to eat there. I knew there would only be unhealthy food options. The only unhealthy thing I had (the whole weekend) was a bud light: Lime-a-Rita. Have you tried it before? I didn’t really like it. It was too sour. I only drank a quarter of the can. I shared the rest with Rudy and my sister, Amirah.
The girls loved their snow-cones.
Chloe and my youngest sister Alex won prizes in Loteria (Mexican bingo).
We had a great time!
On Sunday, Rudy and I got up before the girls to cut the grass and clean up the yard. Besides that, we just hung around the house. I had been having a fro-yo craving since Friday, so I did a little grocery shopping and stopped by on my way home. I tried a new flavor; Taro. I had never heard of it before. Of course, being the foodie that I am, it intrigued me. I asked the guy working there what it was, but he couldn’t really explain it. He said it is some type of root so it tastes a little nutty. Well that wasn’t enough explanation for me. But I did love it. I got the pistachio flavor with it. Topped with strawberries and blackberries, it was perfect.
Taro root is a vegetable native to Southeast Asia. You don’t actually eat the root. People think that because it is grown underground. It must be cooked in order for it to be edible. It is roasted baked or broiled and the natural sugars give a sweet nutty flavor. source.
I ate very well this weekend. Last night I noticed a difference in the way my stomach felt. I felt fresh, not bloated or gassy. My stomach felt flatter and stronger. I didn’t expect that. Now I know what they mean when they say, “abs are made in the kitchen”. I’m hoping to keep eating clean throughout the weekends.
I took a nap on my couch yesterday afternoon. It was the perfect way to end a great weekend. I feel energized and ready for a great week!