Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Light & Healthy...and then not:)

Morning everyone!  Well, this weekend was a photo-less WHIRLWIND!  It started with a double whammy of Body Jam class AND CRAZY INTENSE Power Yoga, followed by a wedding Saturday night, fast forward to a Christening Sunday afternoon and a birthday celebration Sunday night.  PHEW!  It was a very full & festive 48 hours, to say the leastJ  I tried to eat as many LITTLE bites as possible & enjoy without overdoing it, and I think I succeeded since I didn't feel gross & full on Monday morning (unlike LAST "2 Easter dinners" weekendJ)  But like usual, it was back to normal come Monday AM!

Monday Recap:

8:00am:  Hot Lemon Water

9:00am:  Breakfast- Bethenny's Brown Rice Breakfast
I don't make this that often since I don't find it nearly as filling as oatmeal, but it was a nice change-up (and a good use for leftover brown rice if you have some in your fridge.)  I added a pinch of cornstarch to thicken up the milk and make it very rice pudding-y...and rice pudding for breakfast?  Sounds OK to me.

3:30pm:  Snack- Apple (no picture)

5:30pm:  Dinner- Grilled Chicken & Kale Salad 

I thought yesterday was one of those "pretty cutting board" days ...

...with LOTS of colors everywhere! 

And I DO mean EVERYwhereJ 

HOURS later I found myself STILL thinking about how great this salad was! 
In the mix:
  • Diced & massaged Kale, dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, salt & grated cheese
  • diced green onions
  • Grilled chicken coated in Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • 1/4 diced app
  • Shredded carrots
  • Diced roasted red peppers
The spicy chicken mixed with the coooooool & crisp apples & kale, topped with the BRIGHT and tasty lemon juice dressing was SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!  And with the temperatures starting to creep up, it DEFINITELY is a great time to give meals like this a whirl.  Light & delicious.

6:30-7:50:  Beginners Power Yoga class

8:30pm:  Dessert-  Reeses Peanut Butter Cake
And speaking of the antithesis of the a fore mentioned light & healthy...but nothing short of absolutely delicious, I ended the night with a slice of the cake I made for my sister-in-law's birthday on Sunday...

(my slice was about 1/3 of that piece!)  If you're a Reeses fan, or know someone who is, make this cake YESTERDAY.  It was decadent & heavenly to the last drop of peanut butter icingJ

Alright, well that wraps up yesterday.  I'm trying out a new recipe, trying out a new gym class AND have a fun event to go to tonight.  So I'll have lots to share tomorrow!  Stay tuned & have a good TuesdayJ

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