An unfortunate incident involving myself, a pair of pants, and a lunch meeting today has landed me in front of the computer googling healthy fall recipes and elastic…
Kidding aside, it’s time to get this train back on track. It’s amazing what a few weeks of work travel, a special-occasion friend visit (although I’m pretty sure calories don’t count when Nora visits SF), and a weekend away to celebrate 12 months and counting of matrimonial bliss can do to your resolve to eat well-ish and exercise regularly.
Thankfully, I’ve been talked off the cleanse ledge… although I’d be lying if I said that my web browser didn’t currently have the following tabs open: ‘diy juice cleanse’ google search, first person narrative about some adorable but irritatingly tiny chick’s diy cleanse, and this article on diy detoxing. As tempting as these things look (and by ‘tempting’ I mean that they’ve all convinced me I’d be more willing to pay through the nose for bottles of juice to magically show up at my door than wage war with a juicer I don’t even currently own), I’ve been on solids for years now and realistically don’t see myself throwing all that hard work out the window now.
So instead I’m currently drooling over the following (and trying to convince myself that I’m man enough to tackle the mid-week grocery shopping required to make any of these a reality). I will not do pizza again this week… I will not! Besides, why would I when I could eat:
- Anything from the aptly titled, ‘Skinny Pumpkin Madness‘ — disregard the obnoxious ‘skinny’ qualifier, and click the link. These recipes not only look incredibly yummy, but have relatively short ingredient lists and are legitimately good for you. Top of my must-try list: pumpkin butter, pumpkin oatmeal shake, and the skinny pumpkin granola… ooh, and maybe this pumpkin roll and pumpkin pancakes!
- Pumpkin muffins that look like they could break a double pane window… my kind of muffin heft.
- Whole Living’s ‘Eat Well’ Fall Recipes — I’ve yet to determine if the ‘Eat Well’ tag implies heart healthy or just the perception of such… but I’d eat each and every one of the 25 recipes they feature twice, three times on Sunday, if I could.
Great. Now it’s 10:30 and I want to raid the kitchen… probably not the ideal outcome after researching healthy eats to curb the amazing expanse of my bottom half, but I probably could have predicted this would happen.