Taters and applesauce

 The Pilot came home early from work today!

Liv and dad

He had to fly balls early so he was finished with the day earlier. I was grateful because I forgot to switch the carseat base from his SUV back to my car, so Liv and I just chilled at home with Bell today. Lots of songs were sung, books were read, snuggling was had, 

we enjoyed lunch and watching Bell on the patio


(turkey wrap with kale, cranberries, and Goddess dressing)

but needless to say, I was excited for a two-sided conversation when he got home.

I made a quick run to TJs for this week’s groceries:


The fun stuff:

my car snack on the ride home


Tahini sauce (not sure what I have in store for this yet- any ideas??)

Tahini sauce

Organic kale (finallllyyyyyyyyyy!)


Coconut water for the days I teach: (was feeling adventurous with the chocolate flavor. Could be amazing or disgusting.. there’s no middle ground)

Coconut water

and these chocolate-covered bananas. I tried a couple and while I love the idea and fact that there’s nothing weird in there, I can’t help but wonder how brown and smushy the bananas are that get sliced and covered in chocolate. The insides were much mushier than I imagined.


Wen I got back home, I started to prep some stuff for the week, and also made some things for Livi.

Applesauce 3

I’m really enjoying making her food so far (I say “so far” but it’s been a week, haha). It takes about 10 minutes of active prep time and I’ll freeze half of whatever I make. This week, she has veggies in the freezer from last week ready to go, plus sweet potato

Sweet potatoes

(one each for me, the Pilot, Bella and Livi)

oats (just ground up some of my oats – ready to boil and cool)

Oats 3

and her first taste of “dessert”: steamed apples, pureed with a little cinnamon.


Worlds were changed tonight, friends.

Applesauce 2

I couldn’t shovel the spoon into her mouth fast enough- she kept grunting and reaching for my hand. The only other food she’s done that with so far: avocado. She’s crazy about it. Definitely our daughter. The Pilot and I will teach her to love what we call “the three great A’s”: artichoke, asparagus and avocado.

Thank you so much to those of you who checked in this morning with the Week 2 workout! Word on the street is that it was a doozy, but you know what they say: no hurt, no miniskirt 😉 As your revenge, I’ll do the workout when I hit up the gym tonight and will be sweating and cursing along with ya. Don’t forget about the bedtime ab burner, too!

Off to finish dinner and then gym it up.

Enjoy your night!



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  1. Brittany @ Eating Bird Food on June 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Have you tried the chocolate coconut water yet? If not, it’s awesome. It tastes like a healthy YooHoo! I drink it every once in a while, but Isaac is obsessed. It’s sold out everywhere around here expect Trader Joe’s so he’s been ordering it on Amazon by the case. lol

    Oh and now that you can drink again. 🙂 I’ve made amazing Coconut Chocolate Martinis with it using Skinny Girl Vodka, Kahlua and Chocolate Zico – the combo is amazing!

  2. Brittany @ Eating Bird Food on June 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I forgot to include this in my last comment! You could use the tahini to make my version of the Garlicky Kale salad from Whole Foods. It’s awesome. 🙂


  3. kayla on June 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Uhh, I just made falafels for the first time on Sunday and found it quite entertaining, sooo, I would suggest those for your tahini sauce!

  4. Kat on June 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    sweet potato used to be P’s all-time favorite! That and mashed banana, avocado, and pears.

  5. Jen on June 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Hi Gina! What kind of wraps do you buy? I’ve tried the Food for Life ones and they always fall apart! Any suggestions to keep them in tact, or a different brand?

  6. Quinn on June 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I am OBSESSED with the chocolate Zico, it does taste like a Yoohoo! Definitely try it, but make sure it’s reallllly cold or it’s a little weird. Let us know what you think!

    Ps. I’m sure you know, but it is amazing to drink when hungover

  7. Georgia on June 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I was excited to finally see the organic kale at TJs yesterday too! Such a sweet picture up at the top 🙂

  8. Gwen on June 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    The zico chocolate coconut water is amazing!
    I went to trader joes today and I got these frozen coconut water fruit floes!? Have you tried them before? They are a little high in sugar but seem like a nice, refreshing treat! (like you I live in hot hot Arizona so anything frozen is my friend right now!)

    • Fitnessista on June 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      i saw those when i was there and was wondering if they were any good!

  9. Caitlin on June 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    So I wasn’t sore from yesterdays workout–and then I went for a run. Ha! Everything hurts. Sometimes it just takes me a day or so to really feel it…weird how that happens

  10. Allie J on June 20, 2012 at 12:46 am

    I’m excited to see what the future holds for that tahini because I have the exact same tub chilling in my fridge right now! I want to do something with it besides the usual hummus. Also, those chocolate covered naners are AWESOME!

  11. Melissa (Better Fit) on June 20, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Wow, what an experience to try solid food for the first time! Glad you’re finding things that she’s loving!

  12. Beth on June 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

    If you haven’t already cracked open that bag of popcorn, you are in for a treat!

  13. cary on June 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Tahini with a bit of white balsamic vinegar and srirachi make for an incredible salad:) add a slice of Ezekiel’s. Bread for a nom-tastic lunch!

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