We just returned from a very, very short trip to Chicago. We flew out at 7 AM Friday morning (meaning we had to get up at 3:30 AM) and got back home at 2:30 AM Sunday morning. Scott had Friday off, we had airline vouchers, and the Chicago Cubs were in town so we decided to fly up and spend one night to catch two Cubs games. By the time we landed on Friday we only had time to quickly eat breakfast/lunch at Whole Foods and go check in early to drop our stuff off at the hotel. We went directly to the game after that. We had a great time and the Cubs won! It was sunny and around 70 degrees during the game. Once the game was over it started raining and continued all night. We didn’t have time to really do anything downtown. We only stopped along the river on the way back to our hotel Friday night.
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Saturday morning we woke up, ate breakfast at the hotel (that we bought at Whole Foods – saving money!), and went back to Wrigley Field for game two. The weather on Saturday was definitely different. It was cloudy and 47 degrees but WINDY – with the windchill it felt like it was under 40 degrees. We were FREEZING. Thankfully we were prepared with base layers and hoodies. I considered buying a blanket at the game but figured I could suck it up for a few hours and save the $50. 😉
This trip was pretty different than many of our others. Normally we go grocery shopping and stock up on food for the trip but since we were only in town for one night we brought snacks with us (mainly bars and nuts). We bought almost ready-to-eat oatmeal cups from Whole Foods (we only needed to add water) for breakfast and ate at Whole Foods for almost every other meal while we were there. The pizza and salad balance each other out, right?! 😉
Many people ask us about drinking. While we do try to limit our alcohol consumption, if we do drink we normally drink red wine or vodka mixed with Zevia (usually lemon-lime). We normally “save” our alcohol consumption for special occasions (like holidays or traveling). We tend to treat alcohol like we do our other “treats”, as in occasional indulgences are okay but we still try to find the best quality (just like we do with sweets and things like pizza). I posted the photos below on Snapchat (You will get a much closer look at our day-to-day life there! Again, we are under hesheeatclean.). We love this organic red wine and if you haven’t tried Popchips dipped in Greek yogurt, you are missing out!
After waking up Sunday and doing yard work (yes, again!) we started on food prep. We knocked out a pretty large prep in just a few hours. This is going to be a very busy week for both of us so we knew we needed to get this taken care of, even if we didn’t want to do it.
Clean Eating Food Prep for the week:
- Lean Mean Burgers (made with grass-fed beef)
- Chicken Salad
- Taco Meat (ground chicken made with our homemade taco seasoning)
- Chocolate Chunk Protein Bars
- Balsamic Garlic Asparagus
- Sauteed Mushrooms (recipe coming soon!)
- Grilled Onions (recipe coming soon!)
I think this might be the first time in the history of me sharing our food prep that I don’t have boiled eggs. We are out of eggs for the first time I can remember but I’m going to Costco to buy more so don’t worry, they will be in the rotation this week – just not in this picture. Check out this great resource on how to “boil” eggs in the oven! It makes them very easy to peel!1
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