Eats & Fitness – 8/25

This last week was CRAZY…as in I’m still exhausted.

How was your week? I can’t believe it’s school season again already, and next weekend is Labor Day weekend!! Any special plans to celebrate?

Honestly I haven’t even thought about Labor Day…being in another country kind of does that to you. Out here in Las Moras we have a September tradition called the “Fall Fieston.” No, I really have no idea what that means, but it’s a excuse to make fall themed treats (pumpkin scones anyone?), pumpkin spice lattes, and a giant bonfire. I’m not sure when it is occurring, but I’m looking forward to it.

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Last night, our co-workers had us over for dinner, and they made a traditional Venezuelan meal of plantain breads, a little like pancakes, topped with meat, black beans, tomatoes, shredded cabbage, garlic and chile sauces and cilantro. It was a yummy change of pace from what we usually eat, and I didn’t have to cook dinner. Woot woot!!

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I wasn’t feeling a ton of recipe inspiration while meal planning this weekend, so I’d love to hear what is on your weekly menu! Inspire me, okay?!

Meal Ideas:

Panfried Chickpeas & Cabbage w/ Herb Sauce

Sherried Wild Rice Bake

Baked Creamy Tomato & Basil Pasta

Coconut Red Lentil Soup w/Mint Yogurt

Apple, Arugula, & Cheddar Flatbreads

Black Bean Burger Salads (from the freezer)

Fitness:

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Monday –  HIIT Run + Arms & Pushups Workout (to come!)

Tuesday- Leg day

Wednesday- Run (steady 4 miles) + 10 Minute Plank Workout

Thursday- Glutes HIIT + Burpee Challenge

Friday- Run day + Chest/Back/Shoulder Blitz

Saturday- Functional Workout + Core  (45 min total)

Sunday – yoga or test a new workout

Your turn: Inspire me with your meal plans; what are you cooking this week? What is on your Labor Day menu?

Happy Sunday!

Liesl

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