pad thai

I had a great full body weight session at the gym tonight.  My weight lifting sessions have been pretty much non-existent the past few weeks, so today I decided to just spend some time and work my whole body.  It felt great when I was done!

I snacked on 1/2 of this Kind Bar before my workout, since I knew I would need some fuel to keep me going.

This flavor was awesome.  I especially loved the yogurt coating!

I saved the second 1/2 for after my workout.

I warmed up with a 5 mile easy run – I felt exhausted though, it was a tough run!  Then, it was on to weights.  I decided to do some circuits to work my upper and lower body at the same time.

Full Body Weight Session

  • Overhead press (3 sets of 12, 10 lb weights) with squats
  • 21’s (3 sets, 18 lb bar) and step ups (10 lb weights)
  • Lunges with alternating front & side raises(3 sets of 12, 7.5 lb weights)
  • Upright row (3 sets of 12, 18 lb bar) with deadlift
  • Bicycles (3 sets of 20)
  • Alternating Chest press (3 sets of 12, 12.5 lb weights) & Fly’s (3 sets of 12, 10 lb weights)
  • Crunches (3 sets of 15)
  • Overhead tricep (3 sets of 12, 10 lb weight) & tricep dips (3 sets of 10)
  • V-ups (3 sets of 12) on bench
  • Hammer Curls (3 sets of 12, 7.5 lb weights) with calf raises
  • Lat pulldown (3 sets of 12, 50 lb weight) & Seated row (3 sets of 12, 30 lb weight)
  • Leg ups (3 sets of 10) & Back extension (3 sets of 10, 10 lb weight)

Wow!  What a session, no wonder why I was exhausted!

I decided to whip something yummy for dinner.  I was craving Pad Thai, and just happened to have these noodles in my fridge, so I gave it a shot.

I chopped up 1/2 green cabbage and about 1/4 of a purple cabbage, along with some leftover zucchini (I didn’t want it to go to waste!)

While the noodles were cooking, I heated up a little olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat and added the cabbage and zucchini and cooked until tender, about 8 minutes.

Once the noodles were cooked (they only take about 5 minutes), I added them to the cabbage mixture.

I added peanut butter, toasted sesame oil, peanuts, chile pepper, salt and pepper to the mix and stirred up until mixed.

YUM!  Simple, quick and delicious homemade pad thai!

I really enjoyed this simple dinner.

Quick & Easy Pad Thai

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Japanese Style Noodles (I used Nasoya)
  • 1/2 green cabbage
  • 1/4 purple cabbage (for color) 🙂
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp chile powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook noodles according to package instructions.  Drain, set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat.
  3. Chop cabbage and zucchini and add to the pan.  Cook until tender, about 5-8 minutes.
  4. Add noodles to the cabbage mixture and mix.
  5. Stir in peanut butter, chile powder, salt, pepper and sesame oil.  Mix well.
  6. Garnish with peanuts when serving.
  7. Enjoy!
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