Namaste + Pasta soup!

It’s my Friday! Woohoo! I look forward to our annual trip to a cabin in Broken Bow/Beaver’s Bend, OK all year, and I am so excited that it’s finally here!

I celebrated by wearing my casual Friday Thursday outfit! My company’s logo is hiding somewhere under that mess of hair that desperately needs to be trimmed!


OH, and I woke up this morning without a shirt on (?!). I had a dream I was getting in the shower, but I was only halfway awake and didn’t realize what I was doing until I finally woke up at 6:40. ha! Weird things always happen to us when we are sleeping…like the time we jumped out of our window to escape an “intruder” at 3am, but that’s a-whole-nother story for another day!


Remember the whole mice-in-the-office fiasco from Tuesday? On Wednesday we still had some nasty little things running around the office, so I spent my day with my boots propped up safely on this empty box. Better safe than sorry! Winking smile

Box on boots

BREAKFAST: Blueberry + Egg Bagelwich – 212 Calories


    • 1 Blueberry Bagel Thin
    • 1 organic egg + 1 organic egg white
    • 1/2 T No Sugar Added Blackberry preserves (from Fischer's)

LUNCH: Mashed Klondike Potatoes + Baked Beans + Salad

One of my favorite meals growing up was fried chicken with baked beans and mashed potatoes. The ultimate comfort food in my opinion! I still love the combination, but attempt to make it a bit healthier now by 1. using vegetarian (fat free) beans 2. not adding fat (butter) to my potatoes and 3. leaving out the chicken fried steak Smile



    • 1 serving Bush’s Vegetarian Baked Beans
    • 1 serving Klondike Gold mashed potatoes (boiled and mashed with 1/4 almond milk + salt + pepper)
    • Romaine + grape tomato salad with balsamic vinegar drizzle

SNACK 1: Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffin + PB + Jelly

A few Sundays ago I made a couple dozen zucchini muffins to freeze for healthy grab and go snacks. I can’t find the recipe anywhere, but was able to look back on myfitnesspal account and see the nutrition info. They are GOOD and very moist, so hopefully I can find the recipe for you guys!

Zucc Muffin

Zucc Muffin2

    • 1 whole wheat zucchini muffin (vegan + oil free + 92 calories!)
    • 1/2 T natural pb
    • 1/2 T No sugar added blackberry preserves

*HER* DINNER: Hearty Pasta and Veggie Soup + Hummus Toast


Dinner was an attempt to get rid of the produce in the house before it went bad while we are out of town. I didn’t really have a plan or recipe; just crossed my fingers it would all come together. And it definitely did! Yum!

Chop whatever veggies you have on hand roughly (aka quickly)

Chop veggies

Add water, crushed tomatoes, pasta, seasonings, oil and veggies to pot


Bring to boil then simmer until veggies are tender and most of the juice is absorbed


Add greens for an extra boost of nutrition


Serve with a side of toast + hummus + tomato paste (this is an awesome combo!)


Hearty Veggie + Pasta Soup

    • 4 C Water
    • 2 C Crushed Tomatoes
    • 1 C Small pasta
    • 1 Zucchini, chopped
    • 1 Yellow squash, chopped
    • 10 Grape tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 Carrot, chopped
    • 2 C Greens
    • Combine, cook, top with 1 T (non-dairy) cheese, eat! Simple.

*HIS* DINNER: Tuna Sub + Kettle Chips from Subway

Hubby had another out of town softball game, so he fended for himself at dinner. Subway is his go to meal when I don’t cook for him. I’m ok with it, because he could certainly do a lot worse!

SNACK 2: Pretzel Crisps + Hummus – 80 calories


While dinner was cooking I had a bite of pretzel crisps + hummus. I was starving and didn’t want to overeat at dinner because of it!

“Where do you get your protein?” tally for the day? 53 grams in 1,219 calories.


After dinner I headed (back) to Starbucks to do some work on my laptop and enjoy the atmosphere. I really do love it there! I wrapped it up at 9:25 when I started getting death stares from the employees and headed to the gym. My muscles were SO tight and I just needed a good streeeeetch.

I completed a 40 minute yoga + pilates fusion and felt awesome after!



Headed home, ate a mug o’ Chex with almond milk (137 calories), and watched a little tv.


I peeked in the bedroom and noticed someone had put herself to bed. Took it as a hint, and crashed!

Sleepy kemah


2 thoughts on “Namaste + Pasta soup!

  1. KatieNo Gravatar

    Hello! I recently stumbled across your blog and am LOVING it. I’ve already made a few of your recipes and all of them have turned out fantastic. Last night I made the pasta soup pictured above. I typically use the myfitnesspal app and liked a lot of your recipes because you give a calorie break down per cup, etc. Any idea what this soup comes out to be? I didn’t see you list it above. Thanks!!

    1. AshleeNo Gravatar

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      Awesome! I’m so glad you like it!
      I use MyFitnessPal too! i’ve been logging for about 3.5 years! It came in really handy in this situation because I was able to go back and look at my log for October 4, 2012 and see exactly how many calories were in that soup for you! haha :-) It is 275 for TWO CUPS, which is what I ate! That is a pretty large serving too! So 137.5 per one cup. Hope this helps and I’m glad you stumbled across me!


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