Good morning!!! I’ve got some delicious food to show you today (can you spy my bump… we made these meals right before Skye joined us). I also have something new to tell you about what Blue Apron is doing! Towards the end of the post you can find some of my goals for 2018 too. I’d love to hear any of your resolutions or goals for the new year! This post is sponsored by Blue Apron and I’ve got a great deal for you at the end.
Let’s get started by talking about two meals that Andrew and I made last month for dinner!
Like usual, our meals from Blue Apron were delivered to our door in a refrigerated box with all of the fresh ingredients that we needed to make this deliciousness in all of the right proportions. This last month we went with the 2-Person Plan but they also offer a Family Plan too! Along with the huge selection of recipes that Blue Apron offers (and they are constantly adding to) they now offer 8 recipes to choose from each week (it used to be 6 meals)… gotta love all of the variety! The only problem now is I want to choose all 8 each week;)
How I wanted the kids to pose for the picture:
How they wanted to pose for the picture:)
The first meal we made was Spicy Broccoli & Fresh Fusilli Pasta with Mascarpone Cheese.
In case you were wondering how much Blue Apron costs—> all of their meals start at $8.99 per serving (you can skip or cancel the service at any time). Cheaper + healthier for us than eating out and I don’t have to go to the grocery store which means I buy less candy too. I can’t imagine going to the grocery store now and not getting candy because it tastes so good again. Also, I don’t remember the last time I went to the grocery store… I’m kind of loving the fact Skye and I are supposed to stay home as much as possible. Long story short, I do not miss the grocery store.
Tangent—> Brooke has loved broccoli since she was just a little thing. Now I need to find a way to help her feel the love for other vegetables too!
PS have I told you yet that I prefer having Skye outside of my belly a lot more than being pregnant?! Luckily, by the third trimester I loved the smell of food again. This dish was SO good! I loved the combination of the heat from the broccoli with the creaminess of the cheese and the butter. This meal hit the spot for me (which was saying a lot a few weeks ago ha)!
The second meal that we made was the Spicy Chicken Khao Soi w/Crispy Wonton Noodles. Clearly, I was craving some spicy food (or maybe I was secretly wanting it to get some contractions going ha) and noodles when I made my order this last month!
I love how each item is labeled and tells you a little bit about it. I love the learning that comes along with making these meals!
Just frying up a few of those noodles to place on top of the dish!
The final product! This was a dish unlike anything we had ever made or really eaten before. All of the different textures between the crispy wontons, the spicy broth, noodles and kale were really good. It was definitely a meal I want to make again and again!.
I wanted to tell you about a new thing that Blue Apron is doing! Blue Apron is partnering with Whole30. They will have eight weeks of Whole30 approved meals that you can order. Whole30 is all about people eating whole, nutrient-dense food: meat, seafood, and eggs; lots of vegetables and fruit; natural healthy fats; and herbs, spices, and seasonings. These meals include all of that goodness! PS If you aren’t sure what Whole30 is—> It’s a program meant to last 30-days (not a follow forever thing) and there is no calorie-counting or calorie restrictions! These Whole30 Meals from Blue Apron will start being on the menu on January 8th (make sure to order 6 days before you want to start the service to get it the day you want it) until the end of February. Each week you can easily manage your delivery schedule and make your menu choices to get your Whole30 Meals each week. If you want to do this, Blue Apron will deliver two Whole30 Meals per week! You can do this with either the 2-Person (2 meals/week) to get only Whole30 Meals or the 2-Person (3 meals/week) to get two Whole30 Meals plus an additional Blue Apron meal (this one would not be Whole30)! If you are planning on doing Whole30, this is such a great help! It takes away thinking about what to make a few times each week and offers you something delicious, different and fun to make! Don’t forget to check below on how to get $40 off on your Whole30 meals through Blue Apron!
And because there wasn’t one picture of Skye in this entire post… I have to include one!
Since the new year is just around the corner, I wanted to share a few of my goals for 2018!
*I really hope to continue breastfeeding throughout 2018… I know that some things are out of my control but I want to do the things I can control as far as breastfeeding goes. I’ve had a really good (and painful at times;) experience so far with breastfeeding Skye. Doing what I can to keep up my milk supply this year is definitely high up on my priority list.
*I mentioned this in an earlier post but as far as running goals go (you can read them all here)… I hope to do a marathon this fall (not for time but to remind my body how to do them again:) and then start my training in December for a PR at a spring marathon in 2019.
*To eat at home more! Each year this is one of my goals and this year we are really going to do it. During my pregnancy we ate out SO MUCH (I am pretty sure that most of the waitresses of my favorite restaurants know my name because I was there so much;) but now more than ever I am home and excited to cook and eat at home. Blue Apron will definitely help me out with this resolution to eat a bit healthier and cook more at home!
*To write in my personal journal and the kid’s journal at least twice a week! Time is flying by so fast and I want to make sure I am writing down the different things going on with us at home and the funny things these kids do because before I know it they will be teenagers;)
*To daily work on positive self-talk. This is kind of a life-long resolution for me because it is so easy for me to forget how important (necessary!!) this is for my happiness. It is something I’m constantly working on! Sometimes we don’t always have a ton of control over the thoughts that pop into our heads but we do have control to determine what we do with those thoughts—> do we continue to think about, dwell on them, believe them or do we replace them with positive (or even neutral) thoughts?
Did 2017 feel like it went by quickly or not so much? I feel like it zoomed by for us!
Do you set goals for the new year? Resolutions?
Ever tried Whole30 (what benefits did you notice)? Ever made any Whole30 recipes?
Parents reading—> what vegetables do your kids like/love?
-Currently just sweet potatoes and broccoli for Brooke and carrots for Knox.