Hello friends! Wow -four kids is a lot!  I am practically drowning 🙂 This weekend was the baby’s baptism, which was great to have family together. Love these two pics, thanks to my sister for being the photographer for the day!

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We made it easy and used Wegmans for all the food – and a Whole Foods Cake.  All was delicious!
We also had leftovers to use for Monday’s lunch and dinner!

wellness blog

Since daylight savings, I have been up and out each morning during the week to the gym or to meet up for runs, hooray! Back in the groove.  The runs I enjoy the most. It feels like you are not working out when running with a friend! We did 5 miles on Thursday, the most I’ve done since probably a year ago! I missed not running the half marathon on Halloween, I really did! And I hope to return to some long distance running soon. My goal for now is to do the 10-miler in May and be in some sort of shape for it!  My short term goal is to attend a class at the gym this week! It is HARD to commit, and get there on time – but it is a goal!

As far as snacking, I bought some Suja Juices when I feel like I need a snack. These are working great! Better than eating healthy baked goods and chocolate chips.

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And now for the meal planning ~ I have stopped trying with meat, and trying to just have the family eat what I’m eating too! I know it’s healthy so why try to make meat that I can’t taste and multiple meals. No time, no desire. Keep it easy, keep it quick, keep it healthy 🙂

MEAL PLANNING – week of 11/9

Monday – leftovers from our party
Tuesday – made homemade whole wheat bread, so good! and a big pot of soup for a rainy day!
Wednesday – veggie burgers, rice & broccoli
Thursday – quesadillas & Carrots
Friday – quinoa and black beans? or look up minimalist baker risotto – sounds yummy! (thanks Cassandra!)

My kids are loving roasted chick peas right now! Roast about 20 min with olive oil and salt at 450.
Great with dinner or a snack! Photo credit – thekitchn.com
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what is your favorite comfort dish for a rainy day?


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