Feeling a little Spanish….

2 Jul


Yesterday was Canada Day so no meal planning was done. Instead, I participated in the annual tradition of helping people move.  I am proud to say I unpacked several boxes. That means today, I have a lot to catch up on! Better get started!

 First thing first, breakfast!

 Today I enjoyed 2 Mesa Sunrise waffles smothered in Greek yogurt, sliced banana and a drizzle of maple syrup. Yummy! And, I didn’t have to share it because my son slept in! Lucky me!

Today for lunch, I had a delicious salad. Check out all that color!

 After that, I was pretty stuffed! For dinner, I have planned Flank steak with corn-avocado salsa. Pictures to come!

Next up, meal planning.

So next week is my last week gluten-free. Due to the heat, I am feeling a little….Spanish.  I hope to pair these meals with LOTS of sangria! Here is the menu I came up with:


Grilled Spanish-Style Snapper with Tomato and Green Olive Salsa with rice



Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken (Cooked on the BBQ, beer can chicken style!)




Smoky Red Rice and Chorizo with Black Beans


Spicy Spanish Mini Meat Loaves and Piquillo Pepper Rice


Pulled pork w/corn tortillas  or Yucatan-Style Panuchos



Tortilla Española with a salad

I have a confession to make.

Over the past month or so I am been gaining weight little by little….and I don’t like it one bit! The problem is,  I have a little too much on my plate (pun intended) to do anything about it. I have overwhelmed myself in the past by setting big and unattainable goals and I have promised myself that from now on, I will take baby steps. That is the only way to make new and lasting habits. Whenever I have tried to make many changes at once, it never works. I think it’s best when things are done slowly. But, I am not sure if now is a good time because, like I said, I have a lot on my plate. Perhaps I can start small? I can work a little harder at reducing my portion sizes and making healthy food choices. I think that is a great start!

Question: What other small changes do you think I can make?


2 Responses to “Feeling a little Spanish….”


  1. Weekend roundup « Living is an adventure - July 5, 2010

    […] my husband and I got to make our Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken. We swapped out the fish because we were invited to parent’s house for dinner on Sunday, and […]

  2. A happy “gluten-free” ending « Living is an adventure - July 9, 2010

    […] really enjoyed Spanish week! The flavors were really nice. The brand of smoked paprika I bought was La Chinata and it was […]

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