Weekly Eats and Workouts 12/29.


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Hello there! After a nice holiday break from blogging, I’m happy to be back at it today. After a crazy week with family dinners and celebrations, I’m ready to get back to a normal routine, both with food and with life in general. So, today I’m showing you my last grocery shop, meal plan and workout recap of 2013!




  • baby carrots
  • plantain (curiosity has gotten the best of me…)
  • green beans
  • butternut squash
  • bananas
  • red onion




  • eggs
  • egg whites




  • chicken nuggets
  • bagels
  • whole wheat pasta
  • frozen meals



  • pasta sauce
  • canned mushrooms
  • white beans x 2
  • hummus

Weekly Meal Plan


Sunday: pasta with turkey bolognese
Monday: pork chops, roasted veggies
Tuesday: leftovers/easy meal/out
Wednesday: beef stir fry
Thursday: tuna melts
Friday: Jessica’s white chicken quinoa chili
Saturday: date night

Weekly Workouts

Sunday: Interval Box
Monday: Hot yoga
Tuesday: full body weights
Wednesday: off
Thursday: TRX
Friday: off
Saturday: Extreme Circuit

I actually ended up getting in more workouts over Christmas then I thought I would have – I was feeling it, so I just went with it. But I definitely took Christmas off; I’ve spent too many Christmas mornings forcing myself to get in a treadmill run, so I now I jut avoid Christmas workouts in general. And after the business of the Christmas season, I declared Friday a pajama day and refused to do anything constructive. You just need those days once in a while Wink

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

<— How should I cook my plantain?

<— Canned or dry beans? I’ve never actually tried cooking beans at home, I always go for canned.

<— Were you able to get at least one completely lazy day in over the holidays?

<— Who still has a ton of leftovers to eat? 


  1. Ah yes! Plantains! They are the best. Yours is really ripe already so I wouldn’t waste anymore time popping that thing in the oven. My favorite way to cook them is to peel it, slice it into discs, coat in cinnamon and unsweetened coconut flakes, and bake at 385 for about 30ish minutes, flipping half-way though!
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  2. Totally second Rebecca’s way to cook plantains! If you have leftovers, you can also mash them and use for oatmeal or pancakes….
    Canned beans. I cooked beans before and it takes FOR.EV.ER.
    Sounds like such a nice christmas week! I love lazy days without any duties or proper clothes
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  3. Welcome back! I have never had plantains. They look like bananas… do they taste the same?? Do you have to cook them or can you just bite into them like a banana? I’m sure you will give us the full report.
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  4. Oooo you’ll have to let me know how the plantain is! I’ve been pretty curious about them too, but they look like bananas on crack, aka — intimidating. What Rebecca suggested sounds pretty amazing, though.

    And after having cooked beans from scratch a handful of times, I pretty much always go for the canned kind. Cooking dry beans takes HOURS, and they don’t always come out right, so nuts to that…
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  5. OMG i love plantains…..I make them into pancakes (using two eggs and a tablespoon of coconut flour), or I cut them into chunks, roll around in coconut oil and cinnamon and bake them for about 15-20 mins on 400. They are such a yummy starch!!
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  6. I got approximately 7 lazy days in over the holidays haha. Got back yesterday and hit the gym which felt great but now I’m so sore the thought of going again seems like torture! Everything sounds delish Sam
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    • haha I know what you mean! I took a TRX class for the first time in a while on Thursday, and I felt like I got hit by a truck Friday morning. Intense.
  7. I like my plantains fried in coconut oil and served with Cuban black beans and coconut rice!

    Lazy days over Christmas are definitely a must – especially ON Christmas. That is a day fully devoted to family time and eating.
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  8. Good to see you back blogging. No kabocha????
  9. I think I find the most random bits of your pictures to lol at- ‘Style Pub’ chicken nuggets? I’ve had pub style but not that kind.

    I also think Amanda and I should boycott this blog until you get onto coconut flour. Who are you?

    And PS- My 2014 goal with the sprinkles blog is to be inappropriate in EVERY single comment. Your fault ever since you mentioned it.
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  10. Glad to have you back!
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  11. I’ve never done hot yoga, but it seems like a lot of fun! (As do all of your workouts)
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  12. I’ve always wanted to try plantains but they seem strange…
    Last time I tried cooking beans from scratch, I ended up eating hard beans for dinner…….

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