It would have been easy to go to the comfort food this weekend. With all the emotions surrounding my hubby's family with my father-in-law being sick, it would have been easy to go off the deep end. Instead, I made it a healthy filled weekend!
Saturday morning I took my mother-in-law out for breakfast. She picked IHOP which I have never been to before. I was nervous because I have heard that it is pancakes loaded with lots of good stuff. But I was very surprised to see that they had a lot of healthy options as well. My breakfast..... I picked the 2 whole wheat pancakes with walnuts and blueberries topped with sliced bananas and 2 scrambled eggs. Our waitress asked me if I wanted no sugar syrup so I opted to try it out. It was really good so later in the weekend I picked some up at the grocery store to have on hand at home.
After breakfast we took her down to the Farmers market. Always a great place to go to pick up fresh veggies and fruit. It had started raining but luckily we were under a covered area. Here is what I came home with......
For dinner since we had lots of fresh veggies we decided to make hobo dinners. (A hobo dinner is adding a mixture of things using tin foil. You seal it up and grill making a complete meal.) We added purple onion, baby potatoes, red peppers, green peppers, and a little seasoning. On the side we grilled up apple chicken sausage. It made a quick dinner with easy clean up!
It was a beach day on Sunday for us but before we headed out, I stopped at the grocery store to pick up some more fruit. The farmers market only had blueberries and raspberries out. Here is some of the fruit I came home with......
I also bought some more blueberries, strawberries, bananas, and cherries.
We are also trying out new fruits and veggies this summer. Our new fruit to try this week was apricots. I have never eaten a fresh apricot before. I have had them dried though and I have to say eating them fresh is much better!
My tasty treat this morning for breakfast...... peaches and cream! I mixed 1/2 cup of vanilla greek yogurt with one chopped up peach. It is really good......
So I would say that I had a pretty good weekend. And better yet, my knee is finally starting to heal from my fall last week. I fell during boot camp class (tripping over my own two feet....) going way too fast. When I get into those types of classes I am always trying to beat everyone. Like it is some sort of competition thing. LOL.... So my skinned up knee is my battle wound. It shows that I work hard!
How did you do this weekend?