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Breakfast: Two slices of toasted Ezekiel bread with three egg white and iced coffee with unsweetened almond milk.
Morning Snack: Apple
Lunch: Kale salad (recipe from Oh She Glows). Stir-fry using a bag of frozen mixed veggies and this sauce I made the night before. The sauce was really good! The recipe called for anise stars which I didn’t use and it still turned out fine. I had never heard of that spice before, but it is beautiful! Check it out:
Pretty neat, huh?
Here’s me enjoying my lunch at my messy desk. Stir-fry.. MMM! :]
Afternoon Snack: Banana
Late Afternoon/Pre-Workout Snack: Ezekiel pita bread with almond butter. I ate half the pita with almond butter when I got home and when I realized I forgot to take a photo. I knew the right thing to do was eat the other half in order to take a photo so you all could see. :]
I wanted to work out but I didn’t feel like strength training or intense cardio so I went with Bob Harper’s yoga DVD. I’ve had this for awhile but never done it. Hour long workouts are just so hard for me to get into unless it’s a group exercise class with someone really there to motivate me.
This yoga workout was really awesome though. It’s a bit of strength, but the stretches are so good and there’s modifications for all the moves. The hour actually went by quickly which was great because…
I wanted to catch up on Secret Life! I always bring my laptop in the kitchen to clean or cook while watching tv shows so I feel productive. I got to work on dinner and followed along with the drama while chopping onions, garlic and ginger.
Dinner: Chickpea & eggplant curry from Appetite for Reduction that was enjoyed on the front porch with Greg & Pepper. I wish I could share the recipe with you all because it is amazing! I’ve loved every recipe I’ve made from this cookbook so far, but I think this is my favorite.
After dinner we went on a walk around the neighborhood so Pepper could get some energy out. After every walk, the minute we take the leash off, Pepper goes crazy and rolls and rubs his face all over the carpet. It’s pretty funny but kinda weird. Does anyone else’s dog do this?!
I’m off to pack lunches and get my gym bag ready because I’m going to try and make a strength class after work. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!
Be sure and check out what everyone’s eatin’ at the What I Ate Wednesday party!
This morning I woke up and decided I wanted to change things up with breakfast. I keep seeing green monsters on all the blogs I read and wanted to try my own. It was awesome! It’s a really simple recipe and it tastes so good.. I just wish I’d tried it sooner!
Breakfast: Green monster (recipe from Oh She Glows). I also had two slices of Ezekiel toast and three egg whites.
Morning Snack: Apple
Lunch: Spinach & chickpea curry from Vegan with a Vengeance and quinoa. It doesn’t look all that appetizing but it was delicious!
Afternoon Snack: Banana & an iced coffee.
Dinner: Kale salad (recipe from Oh She Glows). I’d been wanting to try this recipe for awhile now and finally had most of the ingredients on hand to make it. My version had kale, cucumber, tomato, sunflower seeds, avocado, carrot and a tahini dressing. Amazing!
There are insane storms here and more on the way so I’m outta here for tonight! The weather has been so weird lately and it’s kind of freaking me out. Are any of you guys having crazy weather too? If so, stay safe out there!
Be sure and check out what everyone’s eatin’ at the What I Ate Wednesday party! I love it because I find so many new bloggers & recipes from there!
Breakfast: Coffee with unsweetened almond milk. I also had 3 egg whites on two slices of toasted Ezekiel bread, but I didn’t take a photo because I eat it every single day and I’ve run out of different ways to show it!
Morning Snack: Apple and a grande unsweetened iced coffee with soy from Starbucks.
Lunch: I made a quick stir-fry before leaving for work. Here’s what I do: I take a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies and put them in a glass bowl along with some water and microwave for around 3-4 minutes. I drain the veggies, put them in some tupperware, add one tablespoon of this sauce, give it a quick shake to coat and am on my way. It’s really easy to make if you’re running low on time. I usually add quinoa but didn’t have any already cooked.
Afternoon Snack: Some pistachios and an orange.
Dinner: Baked potato with Fage 2% greek yogurt, garlic kale topped with tahini sauce (tahini, garlic, lemon juice, paprika & a little salt), and corn on the cob rubbed with some red miso. I got the idea for the corn from BonzaiAphrodite and even though I don’t have a grill it still turned out great! This dinner was so good, comforting and just perfect for this rainy day.
The kickboxing video was really fast paced and I had a hard time keeping up, but I finished it. The cardio groove video was another story. I cannot dance at all and even though she would go through the moves slowly a few times before doing it at tempo, I just couldn’t keep up at all. Eventually I just started bouncing around the living room like a weirdo to keep moving then got bored and quit halfway through. It was definitely burning some calories, but it’s no fun if you can’t move at the same pace as the instructors. Maybe another day.
Just thinking about trying to keep up with those salsa moves has me exhausted. I think it’s time to head on over to WIAW and check out every else’s creations!
I’m getting way too predictable with these food diary posts! It’s fun to participate in What I Ate Wednesday though so I wanted to post today. In addition to all this, I had a ton of water to drink.
Breakfast: Iced coffee with unsweetened almond milk. 3 egg whites on toasted Ezekiel bread.
Morning Snack: Apple
Lunch: Quinoa with an eggplant and broccoli stir-fry. I used one tablespoon of this sauce. I also had half of a baked sweet potato.
Afternoon Snack: A tall soy coffee frappuccino with no whip that I drank so fast I forgot to photograph!
Dinner: Whole wheat pita pizza with eggplant, zucchini, tomato and broccoli.
Evening Snack: Banana with almond butter. So good!
What was the best thing you ate today?
A few weeks back I asked for some of your favorite eggplant dishes. Priyanka from The Healthy Diary suggested baingan bharta and I knew I wanted to try it. I did a quick recipe search and found Priyanka’s recipe so I got to work! I didn’t have potatoes or peas so I threw in some chickpeas and they worked fine. This was a really great dinner and Greg, who doesn’t usually care for eggplant, went back for seconds!
We went for a long walk on Saturday night and when we got home I was really craving a smoothie. This one has bananas, blueberries, blackberries, ground flax seed, chlorella and unsweetened almond milk. Refreshing and good for ya!
One of my new favorite sandwiches: avocado, tomato and mustard on Ezekiel bread. Simple and delicious!
I’m still going strong with my pita pizza obsession. They are just so easy to make and so good!
Greg went hiking over the weekend so I decided to make him some cookies to take along with him. I used this vegan cookie recipe from The Post Punk Kitchen. Every single recipe I’ve tried from that site turns out amazing and these were no exception. I had to freeze over half the batch because I would have eaten them all!
I really felt like baking this weekend and wanted to make muffins. I used this vegan blueberry muffin recipe from VegWeb. It was so easy to make and the muffins turned out really well!
As you can see, my weekend was full of awesome food! What was the best thing you ate over the weekend?