It was a good week at the Davis house, though it started off a little shaky. My husband said he would take over the kitchen for a week preparing both raw and vegan meals. When my husband offers to cook for a week, I’m always ALL IN! Well…Day 1 he had great intentions, but by 5pm he still had not gone shopping for his ingredients. At 6pm our kids were starving and my little one was whining on my shoulder saying “Mommy why didn’t YOU cook dinner?!?!?” By 6:45pm I was asking myself the same thing! But, he finally got things together and dinner was delicious! We had a Veggie Lasagna (made from all veggies, no pasta). The “noodles” were made from zucchini and squash. The sauce was raw made in the food processor and was delicious!!
This week started off with a fabulous luau party for my daughters 5th birthday! I can’t believe how fast time flies! We had a great time, great food, and I had a blast making her hula girl cake! We played coconut pineapple bowling, did the limbo, learned how to hula dance, played pin the tail on the monkey, and busted open a hula girl pinata. My little hula girl said this was her best birthday ever! (She says that every year, but she means it every year too. lol!) Sweet Victoria is a party planner at heart, so I bet you starting Monday she’ll spend the next 364 days planning her next party!
This week will be one of the most exciting ever for our family. Not only are we celebrating Victoria’s 5th Birthday, her actual birthday is Monday so we’ll have a special dessert to celebrate again as a family, but, this coming Sunday my husband will be competing in his first Ironman!! We’ll drive to Arizona on Friday so our meal plan for the week will be short and sweet as I don’t know where and what we’ll be eating in Tempe. We will possibly have access to a kitchen so we are hoping to find a Whole Foods or Trader Joes and cook our own food while there so he can stay on track eating healthy. One change for my hubby will be that he has to add extra salt to his food a few days before the race so that his body can retain water during the Ironman. He’ll do this so he won’t get dehydrated during the 2.5 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26 mile run! I still can’t believe he’s doing this! I’m so proud of him, and excited that he decided to take this on at 40!
Here’s my “Ironman” menu for the week.
Monday– Veggie Lasagna this week with pasta
Wednesday- Chili (white and black beans, fresh corn, garlic, onion, leftover taco meat or a piece of the chicken that I’ll use for Thursday)
Thursday- Grilled Chicken, broccoli, mixed green salad with veggies
FRIDAY-SUNDAY- Driving to Arizona for the Ironman, hopefully eating at Whole Foods or making our own whole food…Sunday??? I have no idea when he’ll finish the race so the kids and I will be on our own. We will meet up with our new friends from Kids Can Cook and hopefully find a healthy restaurant that gets the Kids Can Cook seal of approval! I’ll let you know next week. (FYI my meal plan may change…if it does I’ll let you know. I couldn’t find my hubby’s triathalon book that tells what he should eat this week. So, this is my plan, subject to change once I find the book!
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