Weekend Update: Clean It Up

Happy Monday my friends. Yes, we are going to make Monday happy today. Think of one thing you are thankful for and make that your happy thought for the day. My happy thought: it’s my birthday month! What’s yours?

It’s going to be a real quick weekend update for you all today. Friday night, Dana and I were feeling so super creative and motivated in the kitchen that we ordered ourselves a Domino’s veggie pizza. πŸ™‚

pizza and salad

I whipped up a batch of Julie’s raw brownie bitesΒ in the Ninja Ultima. Holy cow you guys. If you haven’t made these yet you absolutely must. They taste like a fudgy brownie. SO GOOD!

brownie bites

brownie bites

Dana and I actually went out to eat this weekend. For those of you who have been following me for a while, you know this just doesn’t happen very often. I ordered chicken fajitas and they did not disappoint. Although, my favorite part of the whole meal was probably the beans on that side plate.

El Loro Mexican food

We spent the day on Saturday with friends and it was such a great time. It was very much of an impromptu hangout, and sometimes those are the best! We grilled up burgers and hung out with the kiddos and the babies! Loved it.

On Sunday I got cozy in the kitchen and made a batch of beef and veggie soup. I am realizing I need more zinc in my diet and the best way to get that is through meat. This soup was completely amazing! I may or may not share the recipe.

veg beef soup

My body wasn’t too thrilled with me and my not-so-healthy weekend. I am going to do my best to get back on the clean eating track as best as I can within reason. It starts with that soup; mostly clean and veggie-packed! My body will thank me.

It was a quiet weekend once again which ends our quiet weekend marathon for a little while. We have lots of birthday celebrations coming up and I am obviously super excited!

One more thing before I leave you. My girlfriend Jen who blogs over at Brunette Anthem, is going to be featuring me and some of my healthy recipes over the next two weeks! Go check out her site. She is my fashion inspiration.

Happy Veteran’s Day to all. Today and always, we honor our nation’s veterans and those who are currently serving.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Your soup looks like the perfect fall meal and perfect for cuddling up to a good movie next to a fire – now if only I had a fireplace.

    Have a fabulous day <3
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  2. I’m all about soup lately I’d love to see the recipe!

  3. Everything looks delicious! Sometimes on the weekends, I drop of the clean eating bandwagon. My stomach is usually not happen with me either by the end of that splurge, but once I clean up my act again, it feels so much better!
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  4. Those brownie bites look awesome! I’m going to have to make them. I have such a chocolate sweet tooth so I love finding healthier chocolate recipes.
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  5. Thinking of you my friend and sending lots of hugs your way!! I love green olives on pizza -yum!! And where did you guys go out to eat? It looks like don Pablo’s??
    Katie @ running4cupcakes recently posted…Weekend Update: 11/10/13My Profile

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