Friday, June 26, 2009

Finger Foods, Salads, Fresh Fish

We made it to Friday- hooooray! Lots of craziness going on in the world right now...between Farrah and Michael and the Governor of South Carolina...the news is just OUT of control. I am VERY excited that the weekend is here. My sister and her husband will be visiting this weekend and I will get to meet my niece for the first time! Onto a review of the last couple days:

Wednesday: Body Pump am, work, errands, RELAXING. For dinner. I made a mix of mostly finger foods. Fresh veggies and pretzels/crackers that I served with two kinds of Sabra hummus (pine nut and roasted red pepper).

Bananas and Pineapple served with a cool whip/yogurt mix:
I also made these crab cakes (no picture). Everything was totally delicious!
Thursday: Work, laundry, taught 45 minute Body Step, took 45 minute Body Pump, made din din. Dinner consisted of salads and FRESH red fish that my dad caught. Josh also had a baked potato.
Josh's salad- spinach, broccoli, broccoli slaw, pea pods, pine nuts, cheese with a drizzle of olive oil:

My salad- Romaine, broccoli, pea pods, tomato, apple, salsa:


I didn't get a picture of Jenny's salad. Red fish that I cooked up using this recipe:


Friday: Got up early to run through the new Body Attack full out (we're launching the new release next week!), ran 2 miles, work time!
I only have to work a half day today and am planning on going to the grocery store. We're headed out to dinner tonight to Crave. This is one of my FAVORITE restaurants near our house. Most of the fruits/veggies/seafood are local/organic!
What are you up to this weekend?


42 comments:

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Everything looks so fresh and yummy! Are you going to try coconut oil now that Lori wrote about it :-) It's delicious!

This weekend I'm back to NYC for weekend 8 of IIN. I'm almost done with school, which is happy and sad at the same time.

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

haha I agree, caitlins oats are the best :)

I love the pretzel/veggie/hummus tray! haha I would totally attack that! have a great friday :)

Bridget said...

Yay Friday!! Awww so exciting that you get to meet your niece!

I love finger food meals...they are one of my favorites! Have a great weekend!

I Run for Fun said...

I love salads with fruit in them. I have to try salsa in my salads.

Have a great weekend.

carolinebee said...

i wish i had body pump around here! That governor stuff is caarazzy, I can't believe that. Have fun at din!

finsmom said...

So many yummy plates here that I want to dip into! Love that fruit dip!

Angharad said...

Your finger food plates look so fresh and tasty! I love dinners like that where you just pick at a bunch of stuff! I've been following your blog for a while and it's played a big part in inspiring me to start blogging myself. Please check out Eating for England and leave a comment if you get a chance! Thanks

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Holly said...

I am so jealous of your fresh fish!! I need to visit a coast SOON.

I gotta hit the grocery today, too. Is it oh so sad that I look forward to trips to the grocery, like, all week? ;-)

Have fun at Crave!!

Yum Yucky said...

Note to self: "Do NOT read Itzy's Kitchen when you have hunger pangs." Torture!! So can I get a crab cake???

nick said...

This:

" Bananas and Pineapple served with a cool whip/yogurt mix:"

just gave me an idea for another smoothie to try!

Thanks!

Anna said...

oooo I agree, the pineapple/banana with dip looks killer! perfect for summer!

Krista said...

I just love fruity salads. Yogurt and cool whip sounds like a great combination!

Brooke said...

You eat the freshest and cleanest food eva! J'adore! I espesh am feeling that cool whip and fruit thang. I can eat cool whip by the tubs...ain't no shame in that game!

Rose said...

Clean, clean! I love it all!

Bill's parents are coming this weekend (which you know from my blog -haha) so we are sightseeing and eating and drinking!

K from ksgoodeats said...

I love all of your meals!! They look so delicious!

This week is crazy in terms of the news! Don't forget Ed McMahon AND (even though this doesn't affect you) another Detroit politician is headed off to the slammer. Yikes! Have fun at the restaurant - I have restaurant jealousy ;)

mtbcy said...

Cool whip/ yogurt mix is such a good idea! Thank goodness there's so much tasty fresh fruit in season. Thanks for the pizza dough suggestion- I was just looking at the 101 cookbooks website yesterday and there are so many great ideas! Have a great weekend!

Marissa said...

Salsa on salads is so tasty!

insideiamdancing said...

finger food meals are so much fun! The fish looks great- as does 'Crave'- can't beat fresh/locally grown foods.

Have a great weekend- so exciting that you get to meet your niece!

The Blonde Duck said...

Do you eat fish or are you a total veggie?

Priyanka loves food said...

Totally love your veggie and cracker tray!!

Have a great weekend!

Aggie said...

As always good eats girl!!! Try the gazpacho, I think you may be surprised!

We are going to relax at home this weekend, looking forward to pool time with the kids!

biz319 said...

Love your big veggie plate with the pretzels!!

Have fun with your family - love tiny babies!

Other than softball tonight - I have nothing planned - I may get a pedicure tomorrow though!

teresa said...

I LOVE those salads! Especially the one with the big chunks of cheese!

Happy weekend!

Char said...

the salad with the pea pods looks delish! I will have to try that..I love salads. You posted some really useful food ideas :)

I will definitely be checking back!

Char

The Running Yogini said...

Both of your salads look FANTASTIC and so gourmet!!!

Jackie @PhamFatale.com said...

I agree. It's so nice to make finger food at the end of the week. Everyone gets to enjoy it while watching a good movie. AND it's healthy!

Sweetie Pie said...

Ooh! I love the finger food dinner! That's right up my alley!!

Bren said...

i love the look of all that fresh food! it's really the best way to go; as i drink 3 shots of cuban espresso!

Lori said...

Meeting your niece?! What a special weekend! Have an awesome time. It is a 3 day weekend here, holiday on Monday. It doesn't mean much for me with my work, but I will get an extra day with my husband which I'm excited about. :)

burpandslurp said...

Wow, I like the cracker tray! It's always so much fun to dip, crunch, and eat!
I've read about Crave...sooo jealous! It sounds like a great restaurant!

Heather said...

oohhh. i love the idea of mixing cool whip and yogurt! yum!!!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

There is a ridiculous amount of things going on in the world right now! It's crazy when young people die.

Your salads look amazing!! What amazing combinations!! I love it!

Have a great weekend with your family!

ChickPea said...

Yum! I love finger foods--it makes me feel like a kid again;)
I am headed to a wedding tomorrow--yay! Have a great weekend.

Nutritious is Delicious said...

Wow it all looks so yummy!

That restaurant looks great! :D

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

yeah~~~ weekend is finally here!!! Read for some hiking and movies! :)

Esi said...

It certainly has been a crazy few days. Hope you're enjoying the week. I am going to the beach and seeing ADELE tomorrow :)

Tasty Health Food said...

Yay! I'm going to be an aunt soon too. :D Those pretzels look good. What kind are they? Your fish looks really great too! I'm jealous.

eatingbender said...

There is definitely a lot of craziness in the world right now. My mom has been playing Michael Jackson nonstop since yesterday. I love all of his music.

I love the idea of bananas and pineapple with a cool whip/yogurt mix! That just screams summer snack!

I hope you have fun this weekend with your sister, her husband and your niece! Thanks for the congrats on my blog, as always :o) You're a sweetheart!

Aggie said...

I am cooking dinner right and now and totally thought of you...making fruit salad and Grilled Portabellas with zuchhini and squash...its going to be healthy and delish just like all your food!!! Hope you are having a great dinner!

Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write said...

Cool whip and yogurt is such a simple idea, but I've never even considered it. Awesome! I am definitely going to copy you. :)

P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

lesley said...

Your salads with pea pods look delicious! I love pea pods, they add a nice crunch to a salad.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

The news is out of control this week huh?! Craaazy. For the rest of the weekend I am just going to start packing(hate packing!)to move. BTW, that fruit/dip combo looks so refreshing and yummy!