Weekly wine down:

Yea…so I’ve been a little MIA.

Oops. I have no great reason or excuse….just busy getting my ‘2015 on’, you know?

Moving on….here’s a couple of my favorite things I’ve been enjoying the last couple of weeks (ok-months!)

My crave:

I’ve got an abundance of bananas right now and I’ve been craving banana pudding.
I know…you either are a banana pudding lover (mostly southerners) or you aren’t…the hubby hates it and thinks it disgusting. Like, the worst thing ever.
However, the banana pudding that I’m accustomed to making and eating doesn’t exactly fit in with my new year’s plan of getting to ‘my best self.’
So, I researched ‘healthy banana pudding’ and may have to give this one a try…I’ll let all you pudding lovers know how it was.

Skinny Banana Pudding from GOODEness Gracious

http://goodenessgracious.com/2013/03/skinny-banana-pudding.html

My best cut:

So, I whacked my hair off a couple of weeks ago.
Yep-this short! Kelly Rippa-ish short!
BEST. DECISION. EVER.
If I’m being honest, I’m just tired of all the work and length and weight and on…and on…
Another one of my ‘resolutions’ is to make things or life more simple…this is a good start for me.
When I left the salon, it looked a lot like this…but, as we know, we can never do our hair as good as the professionals.
I’m still working on styling it to perfection…but I love the cut!
And, if I don’t, it will always grow out.

Adrianne Palicki Short Curlie Hairstyles Perfect Short Hairstyles for Oval Face

http://bestpopularhairstyles.com/perfect-short-hairstyles-for-oval-face/

My favorite meal prep:

Going along with that ‘make things more simple’ resolution, I’ve been doing a lot of weekly meal preps.
Weekly meal prep makes my week less stressful when I already have all the groceries bought, veggies roasted/ cooked, and meals thought of.  This leaves time for more important things, like exercise and fitness (another one of my resolutions) and playing with the two pups!
With that said, I think I may have to give this ‘salad in a jar’ a try.
The only problem I have with this, and really any meal prep, is eating the same thing more than 2 times/ week.
It’s mental and I just can’t do it. I have to change it up…somehow…like taking the grilled chicken that I ate on Monday, then put on a salad on Wednesday, to in a stir fry on Thurday…changing the taste completely.
But, I’m willing to give this a try. I know this is perfect for those busy-ier people, than me…like with kids and those that have a commute and travel a lot for work.
(Note; be sure to follow her blog-it’s really good)

Mason Jar Asian Chicken Salad

http://www.coffeecakeandcardio.com/2015/01/11/mason-jar-asian-chicken-salads/

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

Enjoy the ride!