…. To grandma’s house we go!


With the Husband at a work conference all weekend, I decided to drive us over to Grandma Jojo’s house for the weekend.  We’ve been doing nothing but eating, playing, and relaxing.


(Oh, Maggie – you’re the best!)



I hardly every do ‘daily eats’ post anymore, but I actually remembered to photograph all of my meals today!  It must be because Jojo is constantly hustling in the kitchen – I try to help out, but she’s always got everything under control.


So – here are our delicious eats at Jojo’s house.


Breakfast:  Eggs and Gluten-Free Cinnamon Chip from Great Harvest.


And a banana while supervising Henry go up and down the slide approximately 1 million times.  He has perfected his dismount!


For lunch, my auntie Cherie stopped by.


Lunch:  A lentil and egg sandwich with spinach and hummus.  Plus chips and more hummus.  And fruit.


I scrambled the egg with lentils to make it all stick together.  It was good!  A yummy alternative to a tofu or tempeh sandwich.


Snack:  Almonds and soy milk.


During the afternoon, MomHTP’s fiancé Dwight stopped by and brought over his juicer.  Check this thing out!  It’s over 40 years old, and it’s still going strong. 


It’s a centrifuge juicer, which means it spins the produce to juice it (as opposed to my juicer, which masticates the produce).  Dwight said it was the ‘Cadillac of Juicers’ when he bought it. I believe it, considering it still juices away!


Side note:  Anyone have any thoughts of the concept that you shouldn’t combine vegetables and fruits when juicing?  I only recently heard about this… I tried doing a veggie-only juice today, and to be honest – it wasn’t very tasty.  Fruit makes it yummy!


Snack: Celery, spinach, and carrots


And last, but not least, Aunt Cherie and Uncle Johnny came back over for dinner.  It was a grand spread!


Dinner:  Tofu, quinoa, roasted veggies.


And Dessert:


I wish I could say that I eat like this every day, but it’s usually more sporadic and not half as healthy.  I’d love to eat that many fruits and veggies every single day!  Guess it’s not so hard when you’re on vacation at the happiest place on Earth.  <3


What was the best thing you ate today?



  • Holly March 21, 2014, 10:07 pm

    That’s a delicious day of eats! My favorite thing I ate today was potato and onion pierogies with sautéed veggies!

    • Caitlin March 21, 2014, 10:19 pm

      Pierogies ruuuuuule!

  • Traci March 21, 2014, 11:33 pm

    So many veggies, good for you. I’ve never had a juicer. :[ Best thing I ate today was my dinner–I made whole wheat pasta with caramelized carrot sauce, and blackberries for dessert!

  • Emily @ The Swallow Flies March 21, 2014, 11:46 pm

    The best thing I ate today was a Cauliflower “Cous Cous” Salad at a local all-vegan, all-organic, all-unprocessed restaurant — New World Cafe. I had that and a Green Juice, and wow: it was amazing. I kind of want to go back tomorrow, in fact. 🙂

  • Megan March 22, 2014, 2:33 am

    My kids begged to go my parents house last weekend so we packed up and went for a few days.. And now my parents came down to hang with my kids this weekend. 😉

    Where is Ferguson while you guys are gone?

    • Caitlin March 22, 2014, 7:29 am

      K is at home. The conference is in CLT.

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun March 22, 2014, 6:49 am

    I am so jealous of your weather. It looks beautiful! Have fun with Grandma and I hope you all have a great weekend.

  • Lee March 22, 2014, 8:46 am

    I think I remember Kris Carr saying that you should add one piece of fruit for sweetness but not more. I think it was her. If not, it was someone that knows a lot about juicing/raw foods. I think it’s just because extra fruit = extra sugar, not that the actual combination was bad.

  • Maryea {happy healthy mama} March 22, 2014, 10:39 am

    I have a hard time with totally fruitless juice too. I find ginger+lemon help, but really I need at least an apple in there. 🙂

  • Flora March 22, 2014, 1:23 pm

    What a healthy day of eating! As for your vegetables only juice question, using a carrot or two usually sweetens it enough, but adding lemon, lime, ginger and herbs make it such an incredible treat to drink – those ingredients give my green juice a real “zing” and don’t add too much sugar.

  • Katie March 22, 2014, 1:36 pm

    I made eggs with spinach and goat cheese, it was delicious!

  • Jasmine March 22, 2014, 4:16 pm

    The best thing I ate today…

    So, it wasn’t a food. It was my Sweet Leaf Lemonade Tea (Whole Foods, cold bottles aisle) that I only allow myself on the weekends. It is the beverage of the gods!!

  • Bonnie March 22, 2014, 4:52 pm

    I wish my mom was that healthy! She’s the kind of mom who makes meatloaf and hates fruit (of all things!) Were you the one who inspired your mom to eat that way or has she always had a healthy diet?

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork March 23, 2014, 11:27 am

    That’s great that your relatives eat as healthy as you do! My relatives eat kind of healthy, but I do always find it challenging to eat as healthy as possible. I’m usually the one taking more than my fair share of a small salad or spread of veggies prepared for a large crowd.

  • Janelle March 23, 2014, 11:31 am

    I’ve never heard that you should juice fruit or veggies separately! I’ll have to look into that…

  • Aly @herecomeshappiness March 23, 2014, 5:28 pm

    That’s so nice that you are close to family so you can have support when your hubby is not around and it looks like the weather was amazing!

  • Kelly C. March 24, 2014, 2:21 pm

    I’ve never heard about not combining fruit and veggies when juicing. I do try to keep it to 80/20 when juicing (80% (or more) veggies, 20% (or less) fruit) to help prevent blood sugar spikes from all the readily available fructose in those juiced fruits.

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