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This is How We Party

This is How We Party


Well, actually, the STUFT family is notorious for showing up late to a party, causing a commotion and then leaving early.

Maybe that’s why we haven’t been invited to any parties recently.


Luckily this party

is an open invitation. Thanks Jenn!

Here’s just a recap of some “partying food” we’ve been munching on over here the past few days.

I’m going for lots of food and less talk in this post. Let’s see how I do.Smile


STUFT Daddy was out of town the other night. He was driving some special birds to the Phoenix Zoo. I found myself a little lonely and tired after my classes at the Y, so naturally I partied like this.


Pajamas, my favorite wine and a spaghetti squash bake in the toaster oven.

In the bake: spaghetti squash, broccoli, 1 cup marinara sauce, chicken breast, a jalapeño, garlic salt, red pepper, Italian seasoning, dried oregano and crushed red pepper.


Baked at 375 for about 20-25 minutes.


I ate it all while watching this.


Dessert was a little combination.


170 calories of pure yumminess.


The party continued the next day with a new smoothie.


Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Protein Mocha

1/2-1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

1 cup frozen strawberries

handful fresh spinach

1 serving vanilla protein powder

1 packet sugar free hot cocoa

1/2-1 tablespoon instant espresso

1 cup unsweetened nondairy milk


The perfect thick start to my morning.

After a trip to Trader Joe’s, lunch was whatever I could do quickly.

I microwaved one of these chicken quesadillas for the boys.


While I tried a new treat with my veggie burger Flatout wrap.


Inside the wrap: Morningstar Veggie Burger, jalapeño yogurt dip, romaine and a jalapeño.


The wasabi roasted seaweed snack was pretty darn impressive (especially for 60 calories for the whole bag).

I didn’t even get to hoard the whole bag though. Someone else wanted a piece.


Nice clean shirt and face huh?


And he kept asking for more!!! That’s my boy! Proud mommy moment of the day!


Sorry. No pictures of Judah. He wasn’t digging the seaweed snacks.

Naptime came and my partying continued.


What? You don’t do that?

My afternoon snack was a “Nack” Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie (with a little PB2 and Naturally More peanut butter) and a homemade mocha.


If only naptime was a little longer……


When STUFT daddy got home later that night we decided to go out to dinner to celebrate. He’d been gone a whole 36 hours. That’s a LONG time for us.

We headed out to Macaroni Grill.


Nothing too impressive. I got the Pollo Caprese. It was okay.


All in all we weren’t that excited about the dinner. We really weren’t that excited about the $80 bill either. What were we thinking?

Oh yeah, we were celebrating Andrew being back home. Smile

Back at the STUFT pad the party REALLY got started.

You’re silly. Get your mind out of the gutter.


Yeah, one of these Trader Joe’s S’mores gelato sandwiches and a very early bedtime.


It was marvelous! I even stood up “my boyfriend” and skipped out on the Biggest Loser.

The party officially continued today when I got this package.


This Vitalicious fan of the month


Scored a free Super Sampler Pack! Yippee!!


Thank you Vitalicious. Thank you Facebook.

And…. the party finally ended with a bang tonight after my spin class.

I was back to my usual broccoli slaw spaghetti with this soup (from Costco) in place of the marinara.



This is my new favorite dinner (in case you haven’t noticed) complete with cheese sandwiches. Smile

What did you THINK I was watching?


I had to make up for last night. Look, he’s thinking about me.

And, um,  I don’t know about you, but


I really wouldn’t mind working out with this guy either. Smile

Ha ha!

See you tomorrow!

I have a very special raffle to announce to help Amelia in addition to our race for Amelia.


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  1. 1

    Just found your blog and I love it! I’ll take any kind of subtle humor that I can – your baby boy is adorable!

  2. 2

    Brilliant idea adding hot chocolate powder to a smoothie! Congrats of the fan of the month – that looks like an epic goody box. I need to try to win that contest!!

  3. 3

    I can NOT believe you got your boys to eat seaweed. I need your tips, oh mama guru!! And SO jealous of the VitaTops!! I’ve actually never had them. I know – sad.

    • 3.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Lindsay- it was a pleasant surprise. He asked for it and kept wanting more. 🙂 YOu are missing out with the Vitatops!!!! 🙂 They have a special right now that I might order. I can send you the link!

  4. 4

    You are so cute!!
    I bought those seaweed things and I hated them! Only because I don’t like the taste of seaweed haha I dunno why I bought them! My husband LOVED them tho!
    Your one busy mama! I think we need a run/lunch date!!

    • 4.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Haha! I wasn’t a big fan of the seaweed the first time, but I liked the wasabi ones.
      Yes- lunch/run date soon!!!! Maybe next Thursday??? We have to save up for shopping too! 🙂

  5. 5
    Julie Corlew says:

    I am totally jealous of your goodie box! Lots of yum in there! This is may or may not sound weird, but…my son and I were @ Target this morning and I saw mini Sock Monkeys…and I thought “oh…Kristin loves Sock Monkeys” Creepy? Maybe. But it show’s you’ve got a regular reader here…so that’s good! 🙂 Keep being you mama!

  6. 6

    All your eats look so amazing! I’m jealous haha. I wish I had a TJ near me 🙁
    Your boys are adorable! They’re lucky they get to eat so good because of you.

  7. 7

    My oldest daughter loves those seaweed snacks. I got her a whole box at Costco, they were, no surprise, such a great deal. Free muffin tops, awesome. Free is my favorite word.

    • 7.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I’ve never bought the Costco ones. I should check them out next time.
      I thought of you today as I threw out my empty egg carton. Grrr…. I need to save those up!
      Free is my favorite word too!!!!! Great minds think alike!

  8. 8

    I always wondered if those seaweed snack were good. I may give them a try now!

  9. 9

    Sorry, my web address didn’t show up the first time. Operator error!!

  10. 10

    I am so jealous of what your kids will eat, mine are chickens and won’t try anything new!!! Oh, sweet sweet new trainer, come to mama 🙂

    • 10.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I heard it takes up to 15 times of introducing a new food to get kids to like it. 🙂
      I know, right? New trainer is AWESOME!!!!! I might have to cheat on my BF. ha ha!

  11. 11

    OMG!! That spaghetti squash bake looks to die for. Looks so delish. Gonna have to try that. 🙂

  12. 12

    SCORE on the vita tops! 😀 that wrap looks hella awesome, and the first photo in the series of three of your seaweed eater, he looks all “hey, I’m just chillin, gimme another seaweed, yo” 😉

    I NEED a smores. right now.

    • 12.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Spabettie- Oh yes, those s’mores from Trader Joe’s are the best. I can totally hear Joaquin saying that. ha! Hope you win your contest! I voted for you!

  13. 13
    lindsay says:

    reddiwip and seaweed snacks, on my list! not eaten together but definitley a good snack attack!

  14. 14
    Kalie says:

    may I live a day in your house? just to eat? 😉

  15. 15
    debbie says:

    I think I”m missing something, I can’t find a recipe for the broccoli slaw bake.
    Help – It sounds/ looks SO yummy.
    Thank you.

    • 15.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I don’t have a specific recipe. I just threw in the ingredients listed on that post and baked it at 375 for 25 minutes or so. I can list it out if you want Debbie. Let me know. 🙂


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