Lunges, Tahini & Veggie Korma
Yesterday morning I stuck to my workout goal for this month and headed to the gym for strength class. You can’t imagine how thrilled I was when she said we were going to focus on lower body and were going to do mostly lunges and squats the entire hour. I can’t deal with lunges and especially can’t deal with them when it involves using a step to get even lower. My legs shake, burn and I feel like I’m going to fall every time. All this means is that it’s not my strongest point and my balance isn’t that great so I just need to do more to get stronger. Yesterday definitely helped me work on it and today I’m not moving around as easily as I normally do so I’d say I got an awesome workout in.
It always amazes me how many calories I burn in that class. Yesterday I burned 409 calories and my heart rate got up to 163 and all we did was strength train.. there was no cardio moves involved.
After class I ran a few errands and then came home and was starving. I wanted to make something with quite a bit of protein since I did strength training so I made a wrap with black beans, brown rice, tahini dressing, nutritional yeast, and kale all wrapped up in an Ezekiel tortilla. It had 23g of protein and was delicious! To make the tahini dressing I used a couple of tablespoons of tahini mixed with lemon juice, garlic powder and water.
I love Ezekiel tortillas but they can be a huge pain because they break so easily. My tip is to make sure they’re heated up very well before trying to work with them. If they’re the slightest bit cool they will break and fall apart.
After eating lunch and doing a bit of freelance work, I went to the grocery store to stock up on some things. This is a pretty typical shopping trip for me. I’ll always grab eggs, Greek yogurt, Ezekiel bread & pitas, salad veggies, tofu, bananas, and almond butter. I also always pick up a few cans of various beans just so the pantry is always well stocked.
Kroger had a great sale on frozen veggies. They were $1 each and are perfect for quick meals because they cut down on prep time so much.
For dinner I made vegan vegetable korma from Appetite for Reduction. I served it over some quinoa and it was awesome! Lately I’ve been asking Greg to grade dinner because he will always say it’s good when I ask and doesn’t really provide much feedback than that. He gave this recipe a solid B while I gave it an A. You’ve got to know though, this is coming from a guy that ate chips and salsa for every meal when I met him. I’m slowly working on him and he’s now eating much better. :]
Here’s the nutrition information I got for the korma. This does not include the quinoa I served mine with.Uncategorized | Tags: Dinner, Grocery Haul, Recipe | 13 comments