Meal Plan

nachooooos 🙌

Monday » This Indian-spiced roasted vegetables and lentils recipe has always been a hit over here. Waves loooves (with ketchup, let's be real here) and I might make a salad to go along with it.

Tuesday » I'm going to try out this recipe for Almost 5 Ingredient Pizza Pie if I can find some cheap spaghetti squash. I haven't decided if I'll use real sausage for it and just eat around it.. or make a separate one without it for me. If I can't find spaghetti squash, then I'll make tacos. Crunchy shells, vegetarian refried beans, shredded lettuce, and this pico recipe.

Wednesday » Pizza night! I grab pre-made dough from the Publix bakery and we all make our own pizzas. Then Waves picks a movie for us to watch together. I guarantee it will be Storks for the third week in a row. And I will cry at the ending for the third week in a row.

Thursday » You guys have got to make this slow cooker butter chicken recipe. It's great because you throw everything in the crockpot and you're done. Greg asked me to make it twice last week since he liked it so much. This one is a winner 👍

Friday » You can have whateeeever you liiike 🎵😜 Leftovers (probably) for Greg, mac n' cheese (probably) for Waves, and I'll usually make nachos - tortilla chips, shredded cheese, Beyond Meat beefy crumbles (seasoned with chili powder and cumin), random veggies, and Greek yogurt on the side then topped with way more Cholula than I should ever be using.

Have you made any good recipes lately? I still haven't made much in my Instant Pot so I'm going to try a couple of new recipes for it next week. Have a great week!


I knew the weekend was going to be good when it started with lunch from Cashew. I got spicy chickpea tacos with cilantro-lime slaw and guacamole, chips with cashew cheese, and pinto beans. Like, stop. This place is hands-down the best vegan restaurant I've ever been to. If you're in Chattanooga you have to eat there. I bought Waves a little heart shaped sprinkle doughnut and put it in her carseat before I picked her up from preschool. When she realized what it was she put her hands up to her cheeks and said, "I... I just don't know what to say. Thanks!" 😂

On Saturday, I worked and it was so busy. I had some espresso during a break in the rush to make sure I could keep going 😬 Doesn't that looks so good? I could go for another right now.

I hurried up and got ready after work and we headed downtown. There are tons of neat little art installations in quite a few alleys around downtown Chattanooga. We stopped at Community Pie for a beer and then headed to our next destination... see Dave Chappelle! We were so excited to see his stand up act and it didn't disappoint. It was very heavy on the political stuff, of course, and was hilarious. His opener, Donnell Rawlings (aka Ashy Larry from Chappelle's Show 😜) was great too. 

We went to Flying Squirrel after the show. I ended up with the falafel again and a Laphroaig, as usual. Greg's sister and her husband were with us, so we talked for a couple of hours and then headed home. 

The next morning Waves and I didn't get up until 9:30am 😳 When we got up I made some scrambled egg whites with mushrooms, green bell peppers, spinach, and cherry tomatoes with pepper and Cholula. I've noticed that with IIFYM.. I noticed a trend of not eating as many fruits and vegetables as I should. So now I load up on veggies with egg whites, veggies in pasta sauce with spiraled zucchini, or lots of fruit in my oatmeal. 

I'm going to end this post with a few songs I've been liking lately. Every time a song I like comes on at the coffee shop I make a note of it. By the way, the Future Generations radio station on Spotify is great if you work at a coffee shop. Sometimes I blank on what to play, so that's my go-to.

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