The Best Things I Did This Weekend

I am currently staring at all the food I need to put away in the fridge and procrastinating doing so by blogging.

What is all this food I’m staring at? See below. 🙂

The Best Things I Did This Weekend:

1. Celebrating Fathers’ Day!

There are no words that can justly describe how much Pop means to me. Such a humble, hard working, charitable man. Thank you for everything, Pop!

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We BBQ’d to celebrate and followed typical protocol— I chop, marinate, and skewer; Dad grills. We make a good team.

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breakfast for Pop: egg white omelet with cheese, greens, red bell peppers, and avocado + turkey bacon + cinnamon apple FlapJacked pancakes

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breakfast for me (unpictured: two or three more spoonfuls of almond butter)

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THE BEST ROASTED SWEET POTATOES EVER

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pork souvlaki

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Moroccan chicken kebabs

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grilled vegetables

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pita with chicken, tomatoes, and homemade cucumber mint yogurt sauce

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When Dad and I grill, we eat super casually. We’ll just graze and try whatever is ready out of the oven or off the grill, as a BBQ should be IMO. It’s like an all night buffet.

2. Logging off of Facebook and Instagram for a majority of the weekend (Friday and Saturday at least).

I dare you to try this. Logging off of social media and not worrying about notifications or checking news feeds did wonders for my focus and breathing. Yes, I was still on Instagram and FB, especially yesterday, but even taking a couple days off helped me realize how much time and energy I spent on social media. I’m going to make this a regular thing.

3. This breakfast.

I rarely have the same breakfast two mornings in a row, but this was a repeat on Friday and Saturday because it was basically 90% prepared and tasted 100% delicious.

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a hefty piece of this banana bread oatmeal bake (that I baked earlier this week) with sunflower seed butter + Greek yogurt with chia, cinnamon, nutmeg, banana, and pb

4. One handed handstand against the wall!

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I’ve tried this in the past and failed, but on Friday night I just went for it again and surprised myself! I did it a few times and called it a day, don’t worry 😉

5. Amanda’s banana muffins.

These babies made their way to the top of some ice cream…

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…and some chia pudding…

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…and into my belly.

6. Surprising mom at the airport during her layover.

It’s a long story as to why she was traveling, but long story short: We got to see her for the first time in about a month at the airport! She was so happy to see us, and we were so happy to see her!

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airport Qdoba doing me good

7. Listening to Tori Kelly’s new album on iTunes radio.

I need to white-girl-fan-girl here, because I CANNOT EVEN handle how amazing it is. I advise you to go listen (on iTunes Radio First Play, but the album drops tomorrow!).

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no one sings or does curly hair quite like her

8. Bareburger with Pop.

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The “SoCal”: turkey burger with sprouts, guacamole, pickled red onions, and a beauteous amount of aged cheddar on a multigrain bun

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vegan carrot cake which rocked our worlds

 9. Eating more than Pop on Saturday.

This is real life. I ate quite a bit more than my dad on Saturday, and I didn’t even try! Granted, we have two opposite goals for our bodies (and…different bodies), but I’m pretty darn impressed with myself!

10. Going to church.

Always the highlight.

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Woo that’s a lot of happenings! Wait, more than half of these are about food. I act surprised, but I guess I shouldn’t be…

Hope you all have a marvelous Monday!

So tell me:

The top three best things you did this weekend!

Do you like repeating breakfast or changing it up?

Did you cook/bake anything amazing this weekend?

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17 thoughts on “The Best Things I Did This Weekend

  1. I love removing myself from social media over the weekends. I don’t check blogs, FB, or Instagram. Okay, maybe Instagram but I try to limit myself to once a day while I’m doing my planks post run! Also – you had some delicious looking eats! I eat the same breakfast every day – I’m so boring haha. Hope you have a great day! : )

  2. Love everything about this post. Isn’t logging off social media for a day or two the best? It’s crazy how when you do it you realize how much it was just a habit to check so often and it’s so unnecessary. I want all the food you ate this weekend – looks amazing. I definitely eat more than my dad too and everyone in my family for that matter. Danny tells me I eat like a man at least once a week but I take it as a compliment 🙂

  3. Ok so I’m officially passed hangry at r this point!!!!😍 man you’re dad is lucky to have such an awesome cook as a daughter!
    Everything looks 👌
    and I’m so glad you got to see your mom:)
    Even though it’s so hard for me to do, signing off social media for a while can be so refreshing. I feel like I have a billion tabs open in my brain if I’m on for too long!🙈🙈🙈
    You have a great week Alison and happy Father’s Day to your pops!!!

  4. Gosh – what a wonderful weekend! Three things: relaxed with my boy, did the Granite Games qualifier workout and finished Pretty Little Liars. I am a total creature of habit, so my meals are repeated quite a bit…and that’s okay. It can make days easier! I think I need to spend a weekend disconnected; even though I love connecting with others over Insta, I find myself mindlessly scrolling through it too much!

  5. Seriously all of your food made me extremely jealous.. especially the roasted sweet potatoes and chicken kabobs. I love the bonds you share with your family, it makes me happy to see you are so close to one another. Whenever I take a social media break I feel so much more aware of my own life. It is definitely a good thing to unplug and focus on the people and things that you actually get to see in person!

  6. I pretty much eat the same thing for breakfast everyday. It’s either eggs, toast, and tea, or if I’m lazy (or out off eggs) then I’ll just have oatmeal and tea 😛
    I’m always wary of trying new things because I work out in the mornings, and if my breakfast isn’t filling enough to keep me full and energized, then my workout suffers. I know for a fact these do the job, so I just stick with them.

  7. Wow Alison. I just ate dinner out, and your pictures are making me want more food… But I am truly satisfied, so I’ll just feast on your pictures. And I love how you structure your bbq’s. They sound FUN!

  8. So. stoked you got to see mama – Seriously, she has a heart of gold (and I haven’t even met her!). I love the ‘buffet’ style eating too- Heck, I end up eating dinner WHILE making dinner and end in a food coma 😀

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