Lululemon Finds, Meal Plan & Recipes of Interest


So the lululemon bags I mentioned yesterday seem to only be for the holiday season which is interesting if you ask me since they are the most blah shades of brown and black. I know a lot of people use the classic red and white bags to tote their stuff around and although I don’t really care what color they make their bags, the young girls certainly do. Did you know that the tween and teenage girls purposely buy stuff at lululemon just to have the red and white shopping bag to use at school for their lunch?

This was the bag they gave me at lululemon yesterday when I bought some goodies. Happy Holiday to me!

lululemon bag

I had the Puffy Blanket winter coat on my mind and a gift card to spend so I finally went back yesterday to get it before it was gone. I assume at some point soon the real winter weather will arrive and I will need an everyday coat to keep me warm.

puffy blanket jacket

I also caved in and bought this Runderful Half Zip. It may be cold enough to wear it for my long run tomorrow so I will let you know what I think!

Lululemon Runderful Half Zip

fabric + features (from lululemon website)

  • made with soft, sweat-wicking Rulu™ fabric with added LYCRA® fibre for shape retention
  • thumbholes and fold-over Cuffins™ finger covers are the running gloves you can’t forget
  • reflective taping helps you shine bright in low light
  • secure, side pocket keeps your essentials close

Moving on to next week’s meal planning:

We are entering those couple of weeks where meal planning is forgotten about in favor of holiday and vacation enjoyment, aren’t we? I don’t even celebrate Christmas but we still eat out around the holidays (Chinese food or Ben’s Kosher Deli for us Jewish people) and we will be away for a few days the following week as well.

I am still going to plan our meals for this upcoming week with easy recipes and ingredients I normally buy for the nights we will be home. If we stick to it great, if we don’t, that’s okay too. I personally think that’s the best approach just so you are always prepared for a healthy meal at home.

Monday – Sweet Potato Vegetarian Chili (making it Sunday night so I will have leftovers)

Tuesday – Pizza night (using Trader Joe’s frozen organic crust – click here if you missed my Trader Joe’s Frozen Favorites post)

Wednesday – Build Your Own Plant Based Power Bowl

Thursday Out for dinner

Friday – In the City

Saturday – Out for dinner

Sunday – Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Paprikash  – I love the flavors here and the recipe seems easy! Laura said I can use chick peas in place of the chicken for my portion of the meal.

Extra Recipes of Interest:

Spiced Vanilla Pear Butter Baked Oatmeal

66 Savory Stuffed Vegetable Recipes

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

Flourless Brownie Cookies

Chewy Almond Butter Sandwich Cookies

50 Favorite Christmas Cookies

Hot Chocolate Party (4 hot cocoa  recipes) – Love this idea for a party! A hot chocolate bar!

Cold S’mores – Do not forget to make these this weekend!

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3 things you are doing this weekend?

If you don’t celebrate Christmas, what do you normally do on the holiday?

Favorite type of cookie this time of year?

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  1. says

    I love that coat and half-zip! I really hope I get a gift card to Lululemon for Christmas:) I will be away for most of next week and then celebrating Christmas eve and Christmas with my parents so I won’t be meal planning this weekend. I made Michele’s almond butter sandwich cookies last weekend and they were delicious!
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    • says

      I try to plan ahead but we don’t always stick to it. It does help though to give us one less thing to think about if we have a rough idea of what’s for dinner every week. I think I will love this half zip! I think it fits better than last year’s race your pace.

  2. Alycia says

    Not gonna lie, I really want one of the red and white bags for myself! We don’t have any stores around me though, and they don’t include the bags when you order online. I would totally go to a store though and buy a headband just for the bag! 🙂

      • Alycia says

        I’ll have to try calling then! I’ve ordered a few different times and have never received a bag. Party poopers!

  3. says

    I do love my lululemon bags and don’t love the new ones they’re using but I’m glad they’re only around for the holidays. I just like the messages all over the red bags and they are unique and perfect for carrying around just about anything. I use the bigger bags to carry overnight clothes in and the small bags for lunch/when I’m working at the running store. They’re just so convenient. I always get sucked in to lululemon… I’m pretty excited to see what Tim comes up with for Christmas, not going to lie haha
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  4. says

    Love that coat! Looks very light (and warm)!

    Three things I’m doing this weekend: Cookie-baking with a friend, mom/daughter holiday get together at my mom’s best friend’s house, 14 mile run-date!

    Favorite type of cookie … I’m not usually a big peppermint fan but I always seem to love the chocolate/peppermint combo this time of year!
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  5. says

    I love that coat. I used to have a white winter coat and I’d always get makeup smudges on the collar. I’d have to get a different colour which is a shame because I love white!
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  6. says

    Love your new coat, looks properly snug 🙂 I’m doing the 5km christmas parkrun with my mom; meeting my cousin & godchild for coffee and present exchange; and doing the bumper christmas special sports crossword. All small things but I love em all!
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