Mason Jar Salads??!!!!!

Good Morning!!

Time for my weekly update!  It has been a disaster week for me.  Crook in bed for most of it was detrimental.  I thought that sleeping all day would totally get me a step ahead in my weight loss goals.  I was sooo wrong!  For three days I did no exercise, no planning, and no moving…Not to mention what I ate!!! 2 chocolate chip cookies, 2 banana smoothies with ice cream, aaaaand a very tall glass of some bubbly soda.  (there goes last weeks challenge)  So of course I gained a whole kilo back. Good job Manda, good job!!  But hey, its not the end of the world.  Just gotta keep on swimming!!


On Saturday I was feeling much better, and decided to work out in the pool with Kathy to do some Aqua-aerobics.  We managed to score a 1 week free trial pass which gives us access to all of the facilities available including, gym, sauna, spa, classes, and pool.  So tonight we are going again!!!  I’m hoping that all this exercise will be helping to accommodate the little luxuries I indulged in over the weekend…that banana smoothie…good grief.

While I definitely ate my share of things I shouldn’t, Kathy and I also managed to prepare  one of the best recipes I have seen.  The Sweet Potato and Avocado Burger.   It may look a little complex, but It really isnt.  I loved the taste of the burger patty.  Even my brother-in-law, the fussiest person I know, enjoyed them.  I thought they looked like giant ANZAC cookies as we fried them in the pan with a lil coconut oil.   We enjoyed the burgers with avocado, onion, cheese, kale, baby spinach, mayo, beetroot, and tomato.




On the topic of amazing recipes, I want to share with you this amazing new lunch idea I have found…which apparently took lunch rooms around the globe by storm…in 2011…and I am only now discovering it.   So for all of you who, like me do not know about these…may I present the MASON JAR SALAD…(dum dum duuuuuuuum!!!!)


I cannot believe I am just learning of them now.  There are so many different types of recipes and the colours are so vibrant.   These mason jar salads keep for up to 5 days in the fridge.  I think the best thing about these jars, is that they lock in freshness.  You can make a weeks worth of lunches in one hit!  Here are a few recipes which I cant wait to try.   I have already ordered my new batch of mason jars.  If you have already known about the mason jars for some time and have some good recipes you like, please share them with me.  Also BOOO YOU for not telling me sooner  😉



I am thinking I will need another week to master the beverage challenge from last weeks Double Whammy Post.  Wish me luck!! Hopefully next weeks weight check in will be a good one.

Ciao for now

A xo



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