Every once in a while, I’ll have to go through the hundreds (err, thousands) of photos on my phone to clear out space. I’m not the only one who has to do this, right?
Well the other day, as I was going through my usual cleanup, I noticed that I had quite a few food pictures on there from the past couple of weeks that never made it to the blog. Some of them were taken to be shared in a weekly meal plan post, but that hasn’t happened in a couple of weeks…
Sooo, before they go and hit the trash can, I figured I’d share them with you guys (because some of them were REALLY good!)
Kodiak Cakes! I recently received a generous box full of goodies from Kodiak Cakes, and I had forgotten just how good they are (our other boxes of them have been boxed up and we haven’t opened up many of our other food boxes lately).
Kodiak cakes + peanut butter + banana + a drizzle of maple syrup = heavenly. Thanks, Kodiak Cakes!
Because our dinners have been a bit all over the place, I’ve been trying to make the extra effort to at least ensure I get some veggies in at lunch. Most of the time, that has meant salads, but there have been a few wraps thrown in there as well.
Last weekend, I had a craving for roast beef from the deli, and I enjoyed that in some wraps with provolone cheese, avocado, and lettuce for a few days in a row.
And, umm, can I tell you how good the baby carrots with hummus were? It had been so long since I’d had that snack (and I used to eat it almost daily)!
I also enjoyed the last of the roast beef in a salad, along with some deli turkey and feta cheese.
I really don’t eat roast beef all that often, but if it always tastes that good, I may need to get it more often!
Other salads as of lately?
A grilled chicken and blueberry salad with some shredded carrots and greens.
That was definitely a “use up what we’ve got” sort of salad, but it was delicious just the same.
Then there was the always yummy strawberry, feta, and avocado salad with grilled chicken.
Strawberries + avocado in salads = one of the best combos EVER.
Then there was also this random mixing bowl of a salad thrown together with leftover veggies and dressing (from one of the dinners below) plus deli chicken.
Totally loving the salads lately!
A couple of weeks ago, I had a Blue Apron order delivered to the house. I still had my account set to the family plan, so we had enough to share with my parents, too.
The first meal we had was Chipotle Spiced Chicken with Pepita Rice and Zucchini-Tomato Salad.
The whole meal turned out awesome, but the zucchini-tomato salad really hit it out of the park. Everyone agreed that it’s something that totally needs to be recreated (and it’s SO easy!).
The second meal we had was this Summer Squash Cavatappi with Fresh Mozzarella and Chopped Salad.
I fell in love with the simplicity of the dressing that was used for the salad, but the pasta dish was a little bland for our liking. It just seemed like it needed a little something…extra.
As for more dinners you’ve missed?
When I was out to dinner with the girls last Thursday, I ordered a chicken sandwich with fries.
It was pretty good, but the company was way better. ;)
My mom made the most amazing Reuben sandwiches a couple of weeks ago, which were paired with some simple side salads (and homemade Russian dressing!).
And of course, there’s always going to be some pasta with mom’s homemade sauce and meatballs.
Plus homemade bread because…we <3 carbs.
How about you guys? What meals have been knocking it out of the park for you lately?
the best thing I’ve had recently was a green Thai curry chicken dish. For salads I’ve been marinating my chicken in spices and lime as a fun change up. It’s perfect paired with avocado and veggies or fruit for a sweeter combo!
Ashley | the Pike Place Kitchen says
i TOTALLY have the thousand picture deletion problem… It’s incredibly annoying – next time I upgrade my phone you can bet I’m going for more GB than the measly 16
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
My dad and I always get the wrapped salmon from Whole Foods once a week and I look forward to it all week long. It’s so good!
tiff @ love, sweat, & beers says
Have your mom send me one of those reuben sandwiches – looks yummy! I had spaghetti and meatballs recently, which is something I almost never cook or order. But sometimes a girl just wants some comfort food, and it hit the spot!
Torry @ A World Without Wheat says
I have been all about the salads lately too – not only are they easy to make ahead of time you are right with feeling better about getting veggies. so. many. veggies!
Completely agree that strawberry & avocado are the best salad toppings! Plus goat cheese!
I mostly avoided lunch meat while pregnant, but I just haven’t been able to get enough of it since the boys were born. Rather than my usual #4 at Jimmy John’s, I have been switching it up to get the #14 strictly because of the roast beef. Was loving it from JJ’s so I bought a bunch for home for quick lunches while on maternity leave. But for whatever reason, it completely grosses me out when I try to eat it at home! Perhaps I should send it your way! ;)
Hahahaha, yes, send it over my way!! I’ve never been to Jimmy John’s, so I have no idea what a #4 or #14 are, but now I want them both :)
Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says
That Chipotle chicken meal looks amazing! Food has been so good around here lately. My favorite meal over the weekend (though there were a few great ones) was at a nice seafood restaurant: fresh sourdough, crispy spicy shrimp, and Asian-glazed scallops and spinach with sticky rice. And then last night, I had a simple-but-amazing grilled ham and cheese sandwich. I always forget how much I love hot deli-style sandwiches!
Mmmmmm, that sounds SO good. We may have to do that for dinner tonight!!
Linz @ Itz Linz says
I’m in Colorado so I’ve eaten out a lot on vacation / my favorite was probably a maple glazed ribeye I had!
Natalie @ The Ravenous Mommy says
That wrap with carrots & hummus is exactly what I ate at work almost every day, hehe.
Last week I made a cauliflower alfredo I saw on The Chew. It was SOOOO good! I’m making it again tonight :)
Ummmm, that sounds DELICIOUS. Recipe????? :)
Here is the recipe! I doubled the amount of cheese :) http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/alfredo-daphne-oz
Katie bearden says
Courtney- what do you typically eat for breakfast during week? I struggle with this cause my mornings are so rushed.
During the week, I typically drink a smoothie made with chocolate Shakeology, almond milk, peanut butter, and banana!
Carrie (This Fit Chick) says
I’ve been on a salad kick lately too, but yours look MILES better and tastier than mine!
Jenessa @ StraightLaces says
Lately my go to quick and easy dinner has been some sort of chicken stir-fry. Chicken, veggies, and orange sauce. So good! Pretty healthy and it only takes a couple minutes!
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries says
I need to bring back that carrots + hummus snack too. I used to have it all the time and just forgot about it I guess! And all your salad combos look so good! You can never go wrong with avocado in salads…or anything for that matter. ;) I also love the idea of homemade Reuban sandwiches. I need to do that!
Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl says
I love putting berries and feta together in salads, such a sweet and salty combo! I recently also had a watermelon, feta, and grilled chicken salad which was amazing and so refreshing for summer.
I need to do that but I never spend the time clearing out my phone! I am obsessed with hummus. I particularly like the Eat Well Brand! I’m also loving Sriracha hummus!
Doing the strawberry chicken avocado combo tomorrow!!
i’m eating mangoes and blueberries as much as possible lately — can’t seem to get enough. i’ve had salads every day for lunch & dinner lately but been putting fish or grilled chicken on them, so they’re hitting the spot. it’s so dang hot, i don’t want much else besides fruit & salads! and maybe frozen yogurt needs to make a visit into my life again soon. :)
Niki @ Life With Niki says
I have been wanting to try kodiak cakes after seeing them in Costco, however I want to ensure they’re good before buying the big bulk box ;). I have been loving avocado toast with side salads, so much yummy goodness <3.
Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona says
That strawberry, avocado, and chicken salad looks pretty good. Lately I’ve been all about the veggie curry!
The picture of the Rubens make me want one so bad! I’m addicted to baking/eating crumb cake right now and I’ve been balancing it out with salads for lunch!
I always want a piece of bread when we have spaghetti too. I guess if you grew up eating it that way it just isn’t the same without the bread. That homemade bread you have looks exactly like what my mom used to make and I have always wished that I could recreate it myself. Is there any way that you could post the recipe or send it to me? I would be very appreciative. Also I wish a salad would fill me up at lunch. Maybe I’m not adding enough protein? If I ate that small of a lunch I’d be snacking all day. Oh I and I too love those Kodiak pancake mixes, they are even better than the organic mix from the bulk section at Whole Foods. Okay, rambling is over now! :)
I think my mom actually used a box mix on that bread :) I’m not really sure of a particular recipe she uses?! And my salads tend to keep my full for a while (they’re a decent size!) but I still almost always have an afternoon snack.