Today, Tim and I went on a date (in the rain) to the grocery store with Keelin, while my dad stayed at the house with a napping Jackson. We grabbed coffee (cider for the 4yr old) on the way and had a good time! We got an ENTIRE cart full of groceries- all fresh (minus the frozen fruit for smoothies that isn't in season, like my vice- raspberries!), good for you. Not meals, not snacks, but ingredients!
We got so much food that I didn't have enough bags with me and had to jack an empty cardboard box from the produce section. And ya know, that much food will only last us a week. We go through so much produce- fresh fruit and fresh veggies- they take up a lot of room initially, but we run through them.
For dinner tonight, in celebration of Tim cleaning the grill (LOL!), we had bacon-wrapped filet mignon.
We buy the smallest steaks I can find, since we tend to eat meat like a side item instead of the centerpiece of the meal. Cooked, these were smaller than my fist, but the taste was on point and it wasn't too much meat.
Apple crisp- a little butter, a little brown sugar, a little honey, some cinnamon, lots of oatmeal, lots of apples!
Sweet potato fries! These were uncooked. I initially planned to take a picture of them all crispy and golden, but I never got the chance! My family absolutely inhaled them!
I actually cut up 5 pounds of sweet potatoes today, tossed them in olive oil, made a batch of fries, and froze the rest so that we can have a quick and easy, super healthy snack or side item one day when I feel pressed for time or lacking energy!
Tin foil veggies! Chopped carrots, onions, red potatoes- drizzled with EVOO, sprinkled with sea salt, steamed to perfection inside of the tin foil. So yummy!
I mentioned earlier than our steak portions were teeny (by American standards)- well, our veggie portions took up 75% of the space on our plates!
No one ever became overweight by eating vegetables, y'all! Eat up!! ;)