After a 45 minute walk around the neighborhood after work tonight, I was more than ready for dinner. The walk was very chilly, but I bundled up and headed out to walk in the snow flurries! It was a brisk walk to get my blood flowing and legs moving.
I haven’t talked about my exercising too much on the blog lately, but I have been trying to get some type of physical activity in on most days of the week. That includes walking, running, swimming, ellipticalling and lifting some light weights. Running is definitely getting harder, so swimming and walking are my new two favorite activities!
I think that it is important for a pregnant woman to get some type of exercise everyday, even if it is a 20 minute walk. It is good for both you and the baby, and definitely helps with sleeping at night along with many other things. Plus, it’s nice to have that time to devote to each day to clear your head before the baby comes!
On to dinner!
I wanted to eat my hand off when I got home, so I needed to make a super quick dinner. I picked up some Annie’s Mac & Cheese at the store today made of a variety of grains: amaranth, quinoa, kamut, spelt and whole wheat.
For a quick and healthy dinner, I like Annie’s products because they are organic and made up of minimal ingredients. Definitely still processed, but minimally processed compared to other ‘boxed’ dinners.
It was cheesy and delicious!
Served along with a simple salad to get some vegetables.
This has been my favorite salad recently – filled with lettuce, dried fruit, nuts, cheese and a honey herb dressing.
In this mix:
- spring mix
- dried fruit mix – peaches, papayas, pears, apples and cranberries
- feta cheese
A delicious dinner – quick & healthy!
After dinner, I whipped up Emily’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.
I followed the recipe exactly, only making one substitution – dark chocolate chips, instead of vegan chips. Everything else was the same…and it came out perfect!
The outside seemed a little dry, but on the inside it was just as moist as Emily says – delicious!
I enjoyed a few slices hot out of the oven with a glass of milk.
Who doesn’t love chocolate, bananas and peanut butter?!