Aloha! Can I even greet you this way now that I live in Boise and not on Kauai? Yes I can. I’m declaring today ‘Aloha Wednesday’.
So aloha! Welcome to Wholesome Paradise.
I’ve slowly been trying to grow this blog recently. In case you missed it, I created a monthly link-up party called Healthy Blogger Book Club. Our next link-up is coming up on June 2nd and happens the first Thursday of each month. Carrie and I would love to have you join us. We’re reading Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson but you can read and review any health book you’d like.
Now onto some things I ate.
As usual, these are weekend things. Because I usually write the majority of my posts over the weekend and schedule them to go live later in the week. And I’m sure you do that too sometimes. It’s just so helpful that WordPress has this feature. If you’re not taking advantage of it, you really should.
Anyway, here was breakfast.
This level-up latte doesn’t look so filling but it is. I packed it full of protein and fat. And I promise a recipe coming soon.
I followed it up with 2 squares of Alter Eco blackout dark chocolate. Whole Foods has had them on sale 2 for $6 this whole month so I’ve been stocking up and hoarding them in my pantry. I’m a food hoarder. No shame!
I headed back down to check out the downtown farmer’s market again this past Saturday. It was chilly and rain was on the way so I didn’t stay long. But I stayed long enough to take this picture of beautiful peonies.
And to check out booths full of veggies.
I also stopped at Whole Foods while downtown to pick up a rotisserie chicken and some other essentials.
Have you seen these Whole 30 Approved tags in your local Whole Foods (Rocky Mountain region only for right now)? I’m thinking about completing the Whole 30 challenge again in June since it now seems easier than ever to do. Who’s with me?
I came home and made a Whole 30 approved lunch.
It’s just some cabbage slaw from Costco, plus half a diced avocado and some rotisserie chicken sauteed in Tessemae’s Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce. This sauce is seriously a game-changer if you like spicy things. It’s so delicious! Tessemae’s actually makes a bunch of Whole 30 approved dressings and sauces that I love. So yes, do a Whole 30 challenge with me in June, shop at Whole Foods, and use Tessemae’s products.
This past Saturday there was this event at Expo Idaho called Boise Ultimate Garage Sale. Basically just junk and some food trucks. I went to check it out but it started dumping rain as soon as I got out of the car. I wasn’t impressed and I didn’t stay long.
I did however make it to Cost Plus World Market Saturday afternoon. They’re relocating next week so they have the whole store on clearance. I scored a good deal on my favorite red wine, Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon. I couldn’t find any Kendall Jackson Chardonnay though. Sad face.
I’ve been trying to cook more of my meals at home lately so I came home and made myself dinner.
I’m calling this creation ‘fajita plate’.
I had more rotisserie chicken but this time I sauteed it with 1 sliced red bell pepper and half a sliced yellow onion. I added 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning and 1 tablespoon of salsa verde for some South of the Border flavor. Plus half a smashed avocado on top. So simple yet so good.
I think ‘so simple yet so good’ is the theme for my life right now. I’m still loving Boise even though it went from being 90 degrees last Wednesday to 50 and rainy all weekend. And I still don’t have a job. But I’m okay with that. It’s spoiling me though so I’m not sure how it’s going to be once I start working again. I’m kind of eager to start working but I’m also not. Does that make sense? If only this blog could be my job…