February 6th, 2013
Did you know that February is heart health month? I guess everyone and everything gets a month, eh? I’ll take any excuse to celebrate, so I’ll be celebrating the month with workouts, dark chocolate, red wine, healthy fats, and lots of snuggles. Snuggles are good for your heart too ya know, so my kitties better watch out!
Moving on with the food… Here’s my first WIAW
of Heart-Health Month.
First Breakfast: rice cake and a wee bit of peanut butter
Second Breakfast: Kashi Heart to Heart Warm Cinnamon Oat cereal***, extra-DHA milk, and a naval orange
*** The cereal has soluble fiber, some protein, heart-healthy cinnamon, and not too much sugar. Win!
Snack: Sunwarrior Vanilla protein in water
Lunch: veggie bowl (broccoli slaw, cauliflower, edamame, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil) & Trader Joe’s wheat pita
Snack: carrots & more pb (I’ve been a little obsessed the past couple days.)
Dinner: ratatouille polenta bake (subbed artichokes canned in water for zucchini and used less cheese, this recipe is always a win whether I strictly follow it or just wing it)
Dessert: pumpkin protein mug cake! (I’ve been a hungry beast lately… not sure what’s up with that.)
- Had any good veggie bowls lately? I need new combo ideas!
July 18th, 2012
Here’s my extra veggie-full What I Ate Wednesday. Be sure to check out Jen’s WIAW blog party to see great eats of other bloggers.
The day started off with 30 minutes of yoga. My tank was on E, so I had to fill up shortly after with a filling breakfast.
Breakfast: strawberry, plain Greek yogurt, and cereal parfait (the cereal is TJ’s version of Kashi GoLean)
Snack: hardboiled egg (not pictured… also not too exciting)
Lunch: whole wheat penne with kale and marinara (easiest lunch ever, and delicious!)
Snack: zucchini with kalamata olive hummus (my hopes were a bit too high for this hummus… meh)
Appetizer: light wasa cracker (come on, a girl can’t eat rice cakes every day)
Dinner: ratatouille polenta bake (always a win) and a side salad
That sums it up. I know it seems kind of light, but I had enough Monday to more than make up the difference. It happens to the best of us. I’m just glad that dinner makes enough for two nights. Now I don’t have to worry about cooking something after body pump tonight. Woohoo!
- What’s your favorite veggie dip?
February 2nd, 2012
The alcohol-free challenge is going pretty well. This is the most stressful work week ever, so relaxing at home with a beer would be nice. But I can’t say I’ve missed it terribly, at least not yet. Here’s what is getting me through it.
Hot tea is so comforting at night. I’ve also had an Izze soda, which I generally avoid due to the calories and sugar.
The main attraction are these. (Buckler NA Beers) Kevin and I brought a few to a party last weekend. They taste like Heineken, so I still get to enjoy a beer without breaking my rules.
I’ve gotta run. I’m running a wee bit late for the gym today. I was surprised how sore I was after my workout on Tuesday, and I’m actually still feeling it. I think a nice recovery run will be just what I need.
Before heading out the door, I wanted to share last night’s dinner with you. I didn’t even use all that much cheese, so you could probably substitute or omit it easily to make this veggie dish vegan.
You can find the recipe on the Eat Better America website. We paired the dinner with a romaine salad.
- Have your workouts left you sore lately? Ouchies!
December 9th, 2011
TGIF Y’all! My company allows Jean Friday every once in a while, and luckily, today’s the day. Woop Woop! I really wish people would look a little more put-together with their jeans though. Then HR might allow us to wear jeans EVERY Friday. (Wishful Thinking???)
Today’s post is pretty short. I have a few other things going on right now in dire need of my attention, so I’m sure you’ll understand. I did want to at least share this meal with you. It was good. Considering the nutritional info, it was darn good! (260 calories per serving; 6 servings – except for Kev and I it’s only 4 servings plus a side salad)
I made Eat Better America’s Ratatouille Polenta Bake. Can anyone else hear the word “ratatouille” without thinking of this lil’ guy?
The recipe is vegetarian and GF, but you’ll have to use fake-cheese or something if you want it vegan. (Cheese = Gift from God. Sorry vegans.) Here’s Eating Better America’s picture:
And here’s mine:
Hmmm… not pretty, but I’ve definitely whipped up MUCH uglier stuff.
I also had some of this. Mmmmmmuch needed Edy’s Slow Churned Vanilla Bean ice cream and Love Grown Foods Granola. Winning!
What are you getting into tonight?
October 13th, 2011
While hopelessly searching for an account in a spreadsheet yesterday, I realized that whenever I hit CTRL+F to find something, I’d be much happier if Bono popped up and sang, “But I stillllll haven’t foundddd, what I’m lookin’ for…” instead of:
At least U2 is passionate about it…
Although Excel and I had our moments yesterday, I have to admit that it was still a pretty good day. My tummy wasn’t in the mood for a run, so I did yoga instead. This allowed me to (1) workout at home, (2) drink my own coffee (as opposed to the hot mud they serve at the office), and (3) have girl time with Leia.
She copied my style.
Speaking of yoga… Last week was the first full week of my October goal. I want to do more yoga this month, which isn’t hard since I rarely do it. I’m still reaching for the goal, but frankly, I’m not going to worry about it. Here’s why.
- Stressing about yoga would kind of be counter-productive, wouldn’t it?
- Perhaps I find yoga to be relaxing because when I actually DO have the time & energy to practice, I’m generally less stressed. Make sense? It’s sort of the chicken and the egg thing.
There were two more good things that occurred yesterday that I have not yet mentioned…
4. I found my Ratatouille soundtrack and listened to it back and forth from work.
Yes, I still have the stuffed Emile.
5. I received some blog love and will be having a giveaway tomorrow. Check back to enter!
What simple things have made you happy recently?