We had our first “at home” day in a while this morning.
The girls played dress-up, Lincoln Logs, rode bikes and scooters, colored with chalk, played on the playground…
Meanwhile, I did a load of laundry and a load of dishes…
Fed the chickens. Rescued one of the chickens from being eaten by the dogs…
Fed the tortoise…
And when it was time for lunch, I started cutting up an apple and some cucumber slices.
On a cutting board.
Then I got the brilliant idea to put all of our food on the cutting board.
And just let everyone eat what they wanted.
Hence, the Indoor Family Picnic Lunch was born.
I don’t know about you, but with all the breads, rolls, candy, gingerbread houses, cookies, etc. this time of year I NEED a good salad.
I had seen shaved Brussels sprouts salads around, but had never eaten one. I always thought, “Do they really just shave a Brussels sprout?” Turns out, yes.
Here’s my super easy recipe for a healthy salad this holiday season to keep you feeling on track and not so icky and bloated from all those holiday treats!
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
dried cranberries (aka Craisins)
cheese (I don’t like blue cheese or feta but either of those would do)
chicken (my hubby grilled some for the week that we store in a Tupperware in the fridge)
hard boiled egg
I took a cheese grater and literally shaved my Brussels sprouts into a bowl. For like two of them. Then, I just started slicing and dicing them into small enough pieces for a salad.
Then, I arranged all my toppings and finished it off with a white balsamic shallot dressing:
After the girls are in bed, Eric and I like to watch TV (or blog!) on the couch and have dessert (isn’t this what ALL parents do after the kids are asleep?!)
Eric is partial to chocolate chip cookies from Publix and a glass of milk, but that’s not exactly on the 21-Day Fix or any of my other clean eating plans.
Enter the Shakeo Mug Cake! It has been a lifesaver!
This is one of my favorite Shakeology recipes!
I use this on days I haven’t yet gotten my shake in yet (I know, crazy!)
And it feels like a cheat/ dessert, because it’s chocolate but it’s NOT!
I found this recipe on Pinterest and it has pretty much been my favorite. I tweaked it a bit (no salt, etc.) and have been enjoying it ever since!