Two weekends ago I went with Phoebe on her Girl Scout outing to Orenda Springs which was a ton of fun and ended up being a great workout to boot. Here I got strapped into a harness...
Color Me Rad 5k. This was family friendly, non competitive and a lot of fun. I mean, I've never seen Ouije get so enthusiastic about running. See how nice and clean we started out? This, like most 5k's, was a fundraiser and you can walk or run. I really recommend trying these things out, even if you're not a runner. The vibe is great, everyone is doing something healthy for a cause, and I love the sense of community you get at these things.
So, lets talk about food for a minute. When you're making your list, go with things that are quick or can be made ahead. This is what our week looks like:
M- Turkey Burgers (make them in the am or the night before, pull them from the fridge and toss on the grill when its time to eat.
Tu- A quick pasta dish (there is no shortage of these!), I'll share this one soon...
W- Pizza and salad (Nels is going to cook a chicken tonight while H and I are at soccer that we can use for a couple of dinners, including the pizza. The kids really dig chicken on the pizza).
Th- We'll use the grilled chicken and have nice big salads with chicken and plenty of veggies.
F- No activities or plans! Yay! We'll figure that one out when we get there. We have meat from our CSA in the freezer and plenty of produce to some up with something.
All quick meals, nothing from a box or drive through. It can be done, it just takes a little planning and a little practice. Good Luck (we all need it!)!