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car hits bike

Yesterday was another gorgeous day, so we decided to head out to the Minuteman trail for a good bike ride.

For my fuel, I made up a big smoothie to take with me.

This needed to fuel me through 22 miles of cycling, so I went heavy on the mix-ins:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 3 tbsp hemp protein powder
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 2 tbsp cacao
  • 1 scoop chocolate amazing grass
  • 1 cup plain Stonyfield yogurt
  • 1 cup water

It was good and filling!  Just what I wanted.

We took Benny for our last walk…he headed to his grandparents today for the week. 🙂

I think he’ll miss us!

Then, we headed out to bike.  As usual, it was a gorgeous ride through Arlington, Lexington and Bedford.  But…it was cut a little short due to my run in with a car…

YUP!  I got hit by a car?!?!?!  But, I am okay!  The driver was stopped at a stop sign, but apparently started going as I was crossing the street.  Luckily, the car was going slowly.  When he hit me, I smashed onto the ground, but didn’t go flying or anything.  And, I walked away with some scrapes, bumps, bruises…

…and, some dented handlebars.

I think the car had more damage than my bike or I did.  Phew!

The scariest part was seeing the whole thing happen.  I slowed down before I crossed the street and the car was stopped waiting for other bikers to pass!  But, somehow he missed seeing me!  Bummer.  Luckily, I am ok!  And, was able to ride the 5 miles back to our car.

After we made it to the car, I was starving from the whole ordeal.  I snacked on a Raw Granola Bar that I had picked up at One Lucky Duck in NYC.

Honey Bunches Barorganic almonds, organic oats, organic buckwheat, organic blueberries, organic nutmeg, organic vanilla extract, organic raw honey, Himalayan crystal salt.

This was hands-down one of the best granola bars I have ever had!  Crunchy with just a hint of sweetness.  I loved the blueberries.

Then, we made a stop at Wilson Farm in Lexington where I stated feeling the soreness kick in.

We picked up lots of delicious produce including corn, broccoli, romaine, peppers, tomatoes, green beans, apples, mangoes and fiddleheads!  Can’t wait for some more exciting meals this week.

I am feeling very sore this morning, but am just so relieved that I didn’t end up with any broken bones!  What a Sunday.

greek food

After giving Benny a bath so that he was clean for his parents return…

It was time for lunch!

I made up another Peanut Butter & Banana Quesadilla because it was so delicious yesterday.  A spread of PB, a sliced up banana and a shake of cinnamon all grilled to perfection.

I felt like I needed something green on my plate, but all I had was frozen veggies.  So, I sauteed up some frozen brussels sprouts with salt, pepper and maple syrup.

I decided that even though I ate these, I will never buy frozen brussels sprouts again.  They defrost and get super mushy!!  Totally not worth it.  They did satisfy my ‘green’ craving though.

I also cut up some watermelon!

Mmmmm…I love spring and summer fruits!  I also love eating colorful meals.  Color means more variety which leads to more nutrients for your body!

Dinner was GREEK!  I love how simple Greek/Mediterranean food is.  We dined at Steve’s, an upscale Greek diner on Newbury St.  They have a huge variety of all of the typical Greek food, along with other things to please everyone, including burgers and fries.  We went to Greece for our honeymoon and ever since then it has been my absolute favorite.

House Red and Mythos Red.  I find that they house red at most greek places is surprisingly good!

I was craving veggies for dinner, which is why we went with Greek!  We started with the spanikopita and the village salad (which is what you will be served in Greece if you order a greek salad).  Big chunks of tomatoes, cucumbers, green pepper, red onion, kalamata olives and feta sprinkled with oregano and olive oil!  Best salad ever.  Seriously.  I ate a small piece of spinach pie and about 1/2 the salad.

For my entree, I ordered the Sampler Plate.  My favorite meal ever!  So fresh and so simple.  Hummus, Tabbouleh, Greek salad (American style), 2 veggie dolmadas (grape leaves) and a falafel.  Served with warm pita.  I could barely finish half of this!  Luckily, I took the leftovers home.

After dinner, we strolled down Newbury and popped into Tealuxe for a Royal Coconut Iced Tea (coconut pouchong green tea).

Delicious!

boring

The sun is shining today!!!  Doesn’t that just instantly put you in a good mood?!  For me, it definitely does. 🙂

I’m not going to lie, my last few meals have been super duper B-O-R-I-N-G!!!  I’ll whiz right through them so that I don’t bore you.

Lunch yesterday consisted of leftover Quinoa from the other night.

It was a mix of quinoa, lemon juice, salt, pepper,dried thyme, chopped walnuts, raisins and goat cheese sprinkled on top.  This is usually my go-to mix because it is simple and very tasty.

Served along with vanilla yogurt, granola and a kiwi!

I definitely didn’t finish everything.  This was a filling combo.

Dinner was more leftovers – 13 Bean Chili Leftovers!

This time, I topped my chili with some plain yogurt and parm cheese to cut the spice a bit.  It helped!  But, my mouth was still burning by the end – good thing I love spicy food.

I also spread a whole wheat wrap with a little butter and sprinkled it with parm cheese.  Then, stuck it in the toaster oven until bubbly and crispy.  Just cut them into whatever shape you like and you have homemade pita chips.  I buy Whole Foods brand pita bread because there are only about 3 or 4 ingredients in them.  These are one of my favorite things to make!

We sure did have a tired pup last night. 🙂

He loves to snuggle!

Breakfast this morning was Banana Oatmeal.

I cooked 1/2 cup rolled oats (which are not nearly as good as steel-cut oats!) with 1 tbsp of ground flaxmeal and 1 small banana.

Then, topped my oats with banana chips (unsweetened), 1/2 tbsp chunky peanut butter, and 1/2 tbsp homemade pistachio butter.

I love oatmeal.

I apologize for having some boring eats over the next few days as I try to eat through my crazy amount of food in my fridge and pantry.  I have weeks where all I want to do is make something new and fun everynight of the week.  Then, I have weeks where I don’t really feel like cooking.  Well, this has been one of those weeks.  And, my cabinets and fridge are so packed with homemade goodies that I have made over the past month (nut butters, granola, granola bars, chili, chickpeas, etc) that I need to start mission ‘eat it up’!  So, bear with me. 🙂

acting up

Well, my computer has been acting up and I haven’t been able to upload my photos!  I finally got it to work, so I’ll leave you with a little recap of my last few eats from yesterday and today.

Yesterday, I woke up to a chill in the air.  But, I knew that I wanted to get a little run in since it has been over a week since my last run.  After walking this guy for 45 minutes (3 miles),

I headed out on a nice, relaxing 3 mile run.  It took me about 30 minutes to complete my run.  I ran without lookingat my watch and just enjoying my surroundings.  I loved it!

After my run, I was more than ready for breakfast.  So, I made some Steel-Oats for Two.

They take about 30 minutes to cook, but it is so worth it.  They taste so much better than the rolled oats I normally eat.  I think I will try to start cooking these in my slow cooker overnight!

I cooked 1/2 cup of steel cut oats for two (1/4 cup is a serving size) with 2 tbsp of ground flaxmeal.  Once the oats only had about 4-5 minutes of cooking time left, I whipped in 1 chopped banana.  Then, topped the oats with granola and nut butter (peanut butter for Brant, almond butter for me).

Lunch was at the mall after we did some shopping – Au Bon Pain Meditteranean Wrap.

And, some dried Baby Pineapple that was sent to me by Megafruit to review – YUM!

I love dried fruit, especially unsweetened, so I knew that I would love this.  They just dry the fruit – no sugars added.  It is sweet enough on it’s own and so delicious.  I also received Mangosteen and Lychee, which I cannot wait to try!  (I will do a full review later.)

[Fast forward to this morning.]

It was another cool morning, so I was looking forward to my oatmeal again.  However, I had some Yogurt that needed to be used up, so I mixed up a Yogurt Bowl.

My yogurt bowl contained:

  • 1/2 cup Kashi Puffs
  • 1/4 cup Brown Rice Crisps
  • 1/4 cup Uncle Sam’s
  • 1/4 cup Museli (with dried cherries)
  • 1 cup Organic Valley Vanilla Drinkable Yogurt

With fruit served on the side – watermelon, pineapple and canteloupe.

I also had some coffee/hot cocoa (a mocha!) to take the chill off.

I went home for lunch to walk this guy again.

So, I got to eat at home today – fun!  I heated up a bowl of leftover Southwestern Quinoa Salad and a Cottage Cheese Muffin.

Along with the rest of the fruit that I didn’t finish this morning.

I also grabbed a few pieces of dark chocolate before heading back to work.

Have a great Monday!

lots of salad

Apparently, I’ve been in the mood for salad.

Dinner last night was a great salad!

Green leaf lettuce with radishes, carrots, edamame and goat cheese with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Grilled peppers and a Lentil burger!

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We are dog sitting while my family is away, so we have Benny with us for 2 weeks!

He’s a great pug!

I woke up this morning and did a quick weight session before taking Benny for a walk.

Weight Session

  • Squats (3 sets of 12)
  • Pushups (3 sets of 12)
  • Bicep curls on 1 leg (2 sets ea leg of 12)
  • Lunge and lift alternating legs (2 sets ea of 12)
  • Triceps kickback in static squat ( 3 sets of 12)
  • Overhead press on 1 leg (2 sets ea leg of 12)
  • Static squat with YTL’s (2 sets of 12)

Then, headed out for a 45 minute walk.

Benny was exhausted when we got home.

While he relaxed, I made myself a refreshing smoothie for breakfast.  This is all I have felt like lately!  Maybe it’s the heat, or my lack of vigorous exercise this week…

Stawberry Banana Peach Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 cup frozen peaches
  • 2 tbsp hemp protein powder, vanilla spice
  • 1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese

A while back, Daisy sent me some cottage cheese samples.  Well, I had a container in the back of my fridge and realized that it is going to expire soon, which is why you have seen so much cottage cheese from me lately. 🙂

It is a delicious addition to my smoothies, and has proven to be much more filling than adding yogurt.

This smoothie was perfect.

It filled me up until lunch, which was another salad!

This one was great and filling.

Green leaf lettuce, radishes, shaved carrots, leftover cooked lentils, kaia curry sprouted sunflower seeds, dried cherries and goat cheese with fig infused vinegar. 

Plus, an apple with a little peanut butter.

Almost Friday!!