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Party Preppin’

Hiiiiiii ๐Ÿ˜€ Howโ€™s your Saturday been? Thank you so much for your ideas on how to fix up the master bedroom. Iโ€™m excited to start getting things together, now that weโ€™re settled and all of stuff is unpacked.

I got home from an awesome day of work and dove right into food prep for tomorrow.

me

Some numbers for the day:

Approximate amount of guests: 40

Melons chopped:

melon

[But it was a nice, big oneโ€ฆ TWSS]

Mangoes cut: 12 (1 case)

Red onions: 2

Yellow onions: 2

Tomatoes: 12

Servings of beans cooking away to garlicky glory: 44

prep

Tres leches cakes ready to be frosted: 2

fridge

Amount of get-ready things to do: 5. Make the sangria (tonight), swiffer, vacuum, frost cakes, make guacamole and salsa (tomorrow).

The Pilot has been working hard to get the Easter Egg powder room painted and put together. He picked out a horrible brown color for it and Iโ€™ve been making fun of him for the past day + for turning the Easter Egg into a band-aid room and today, after he finished and got all of the decor in thereโ€ฆ it actually looks good. I wave the white flag ๐Ÿ˜‰ Iโ€™ll post a pic tomorrow.

MY OTHER RECIPES


Some eats:

oats

A super filling bowl of oats!

-1/3 C GF oats

-organic blueberries

-Sun Warrior

-cacao powder

-Stevia

-a crumbled Udiโ€™s gluten-free chocolate chip cookie

I think the cookie is what made it so filling ๐Ÿ˜‰

Eggs and toast with salsa and nutritional yeast

eggs

This combo will never get old, ever.

My mother-in-law is here and staying at our casa, so weโ€™re about to go out to dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ We have a little adventure planned for the morning, too.

Enjoy your night! <3

xoxo

Gina

Todayโ€™s tip: No time to work out in the morning? Take 5 minutes before you start your day to bust out some easy at-home moves: lunges, push-ups, burpees and a plank are always a nice choice ๐Ÿ˜‰ Every little bit really does add up!

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52 Comments

  1. mi-an on August 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    wow rockstar cooking machine you are! what’s your tres leches recipe btw? i love that stuff!

    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      it’s alton brown’s ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Sana on August 27, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Enjoy with your MIL!

  3. Silvia @ skinny jeans food on August 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    You are prepping for guests, we are prepping for Irene. Same amount of work….. you’ll have more fun.

    • Sara on August 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm

      Just wanted to say.. thoughts are with you and any other commenters that are affected. My city was trashed by natural disaster (earthquakes, Christchurch, NZ) twice in the last year and I have been getting this awful feeling whenever I read about this big storm heading across the East Coast of America.

      • Silvia @ skinny jeans food on August 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm

        Thank you! Fortunately, Irene passed by my town with little impact, but I was prepared for the worst. Looks like VT was hit the most, and the media had already written off the storm once it passed NYC…

        I have a friend in Christchurch, and I feel for you guys with the devastating earthquakes back to back.

  4. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on August 27, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    That’s a lot of fresh produce and beans! Sounds like my kind of party. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun!

  5. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on August 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    i love the today’s tip…llittle bits DO add up. I always say, 10 mins here, 5 there, 15 there, taking the stairs, simple stuff…it all adds up.

    And arent you awesome making sangria for everyone even tho you won’t be partaking.

    You look so at-home and peaceful prepping the food even tho I know it’s hella lotta work and you probably dont want to be on your feet after a long day at work.

    Have fun w/ the party!!

  6. Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) on August 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Good luck finishing your party prep!! Can’t wait to see the finished bathroom pics ๐Ÿ™‚ you let the Pilot pick the color?? haha. If I let the Hubs do that it would be a recipe for disaster!

  7. Sara on August 27, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Do you make an exception to your ‘no cows dairy’ for your tres leches cakes? Or do you make a goatsmilk version?

    • Fitnessista on August 27, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      I prob won’t have any (or will just have a bite to know how how it tastes) but will munch fruit and goats milk ice cream instead

      • Sara on August 27, 2011 at 10:56 pm

        Sounds like a fine compromise to me ๐Ÿ˜€

      • amanda @ the beauty notebooks on August 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

        I didn’t even know goats milk ice cream existed! so interesting. I would love to try it. is it kind of tangy?

        • Fitnessista on August 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm

          a little but not too bad! it’s pretty amazing

  8. kari on August 27, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Enjoy your evening and your house warming party tomorrow!

  9. Krystina (Organically Me) on August 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Eggs with toast, salsa and nooch sounds SO good right now.

    You’re a party planning powerhouse. ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. kaila@ healthy helper blog! on August 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Sounds like you’ve been working HARD!! I wanna come to the party!! LOL!

  11. Pam on August 27, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Wow, quite the party you are prepping, sounds like it’ll be so much fun!
    I’ll have to tell my cheese loving friend about nutritional yeast and salsa over eggs, I’m sure she would love something that tastes cheesy and is great for her!

  12. Brita on August 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Off topic.. I’ve been reading your blog for a while, first time commenting! I was wondering if you’ve dealt with clients who don’t like a lot of healthy food. My food choices are limited. I want to like a lot of healthy food, and wish I could eat like you, but if I force myself to eat things I don’t like, it doesn’t end well. Any advice? Maybe a future post? Or I’ll find something new I like, and get sick of it since I eat it often, my biggest problem! Have fun at the house warming! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      that’s a great idea for reader’s request. i’ll post it this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Kara on August 27, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    you are super woman! pregnant super woman! I’m sure you will have an amazing time tomorrow <3

    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      aww thanks girl!

  14. Leanne on August 27, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Can you post your recipe for tres leeches cake?
    Pretty please! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      alton brown’s – it’s the best

  15. Allison @ Food for Healing on August 27, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    your house is coming together to beautifully! it’ll be nice to have everyone over to check it out and get more belly rubs! lol
    I can’t wait til my sister has a belly, she’s only like 1 month pregnant, so excited to be an aunty!

  16. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on August 28, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Way to kick your prep lists butt lady! I love your long melon.

  17. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on August 28, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Theres something about cooking for a lot of people that makes me excited. I love it….as long as I have plenty of time to prep.

  18. Ellie@fitforthesoul on August 28, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Wowww I’m amazed at how clean and organized your fridge looks!! 0_0 haha. And your prepping seems quite delicious. Have a relaxed and blessed Sunday!

  19. Amanda on August 28, 2011 at 2:59 am

    Random question… Do you have hispanic heritage? I notice you use espanol words a bit and was just wondering! I speak Spanish, but my heritage is as lily white british as it comes, so my family look at me weird when I throw a bit of Spanglish into the convo!

    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      yes, my family is mexican/italian- we speak spanish at home.

  20. Jin @ Health Ninja on August 28, 2011 at 5:43 am

    uh, sounds to be quite a party tmrw. Hope you guys have fun and I would love to join for your homemade sangria ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on August 28, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Haha I love how you identify all of the paint colors with random items– too cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Haleigh on August 28, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Tres leches cake is one of my favorites. Could you post the recipe that you use?

    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      i use alton brown’s- it’s the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on August 28, 2011 at 7:54 am

    What a busy day of prepping! It must be nice to have all that done a day ahead of time so that you can enjoy yourself more today. Have fun!

    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      yep- i try to have everything done before so i can just have fun at the party ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Janiek on August 28, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Seems like the pregnancy hasn’t slowed you down at all yet! Props.

  25. Dana Marie on August 28, 2011 at 8:15 am

    One day I’ll have a kitchen again…..I have a closet (albiet small) and live in Manhattan….baby steps!
    Have a fun party!

    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      but, you live in manhattan ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Dana Marie on August 28, 2011 at 8:30 pm

        which means? I should go out all the time?

        • Fitnessista on August 29, 2011 at 1:26 am

          not necessarily- just being there is exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. char @ char on a mission on August 28, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I wanna see the band-aid! haha you’re funny…I honestly can’t wait for your posts each day ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Lisa on August 28, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Looks like you’ve pulled it together. Hope y’all have a great get together. Your house looks lovely.

    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      wish you could be here for it!!

  28. Leslie Wingate on August 28, 2011 at 11:10 am

    TWSS… lmao

  29. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on August 28, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Wow, that party sounds intense!! I just hosted a housewarming for ten people and I was going crazy. I can’t imagine doing it for 40. Can’t wait to hear a recap of it!!

  30. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen on August 28, 2011 at 11:30 am

    everytime we paint my husband tried to pick out a beige color and it turns out to be some horrible combo of yellow + mustard. I make fun of him every time ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Good luck with the party!

  31. Dana Marie on August 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    is that a giant jar of PB? I am lusting after it……

    • Fitnessista on August 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      it’s almond butter- and that giant jar was $6 at costco. amazing

      • Dana Marie on August 28, 2011 at 8:31 pm

        nice! is it raw?

        • Fitnessista on August 29, 2011 at 1:26 am

          no, roasted

  32. amanda @ the beauty notebooks on August 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Have a lovely party today! <3

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