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simple supper

By the time I got home from the gym tonight, I was starving!  I was shaky and dizzy and needed food asap.  I whipped all of this up pretty quickly – I love when I can do that with healthy food.

While I was putting together this delicious and healthy meal, I munched on some hummus and crackers.

It held me over for about 10 minutes until my dinner plate was full of food.  Last week when I made my Black Bean Burgers, I put one in the freezer to save for when I needed a quick meal.  Today was the day!  I popped the burger in the microwave for 1 minute to heat it up and toasted a whole wheat sandwich thin.  While those were heating up, I made a quick salad with romaine, sliced almonds, raisins and apricot stilton.  Then, I spread my sandwich thin with a laughing cow wedge and added the veggie burger.  I served the burger and salad along with some veggie chips.

This was a great healthy and quick meal – I’m stuffed!

Backing up to the gym.  I did a quick 45 minute easy 5 mile run when I got there, then hit up the weights.  The treadmill was torture!  I am so ready to run outside in warm weather again.  But, I made it.  For my weight session, I used circuit training and tried to hit the major muscles without overdoing it, since I haven’t lifted weights in about a week!

Circuit Weight Session

  • Bicep Curls
  • Overhead press with squat
  • Bicycles
  • Lunge with alternating front and side raises
  • Tricep kickback
  • V-ups
  • Hammer curls
  • Upright row with deadlift
  • Fly’s and tricep row
  • Situps

This workout felt great.  I plan to do one more weight session this week and then take next week off while I taper for my half marathon!!

I updated my Running Laps page with some running and workout tips, which I plan to update often!  Check it out here.

I also added some Weight Loss & Healthy Living Tips to my About me page!  Be sure to check them out.  I use a lot of these tips now, even though i’m not trying to lose weight.  They are good healthy living and maintenance tips as well.

Have a great night blog friends!

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spinach overload

What a gorgeous day!  I woke up early to get some stuff done before work, and loved the sun shining in while I worked. 🙂

I was starving, so I immediately put on the kettle for tea and toasted my last slice of Millet bread.  I sipped on some english breakfast tea with a splash of almond milk and munched on my toast which I spread a thin layer of peanut butter and blueberry jam on.

After I got ready for work, I was still starving.  So, I whipped up another delicious Cherry Chocolate Bomb from Kristen.  Love these!

I guess I used a little more spinach today, since my smoothie was a lot greener than yesterday.  The only substitution I made was to use 1 cup of strawberries since I was out of everything else.  I can’t wait to try this with the frozen cherries it calls for.  (Side note: I just ordered some glass straws since I am finally out of these plastic ones that will kill the environment!)

Then, it went downhill – my stomach was killing me.  Not sure was happened.  A spinach overload??  I hope not.

A few hours later, I finally felt some relief and even a little bit hungry, so I snacked on a Haute Diggity Date Granola Bar that I received from 18 Rabbits.

18 Rabbits uses all natural and organic foods in their granola and granola bars.  They produce 2 types of granola and use one of those as a base to each bar.  This bar contained their Gracious Granola with organic dates, golden sultanas and oats.

This bar was delicious!  It tasted like I was eating whole ingredients, which is not true of all granola bars.  They sent me one other bar to sample, but I will definitely be trying each of their flavors.

Lunch contained leftover salad with rice from last night, which were still delicious.

And a Blueberry Chobani with 1/2 granola, 1/2 Uncle Sam’s cereal.

My afternoon snack was a banana (I saved the orange for later).

And some cocoa almonds, which are great!

I’m planning to hit up the gym for an easy run and some weights on my way home.

See ya!