Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Meals & snacks for the warmer days ahead...

Tuesday Recap:

Morning Workout:  30 Minute Walk/Jog

9:00am:  Breakfast- 3 Coconut Mango Bites
Three was a little much, since they are sorta rich (at least for me), so I may be sticking to 2 from now on...even if it's for breakfast.  But these were definitely a fun little treatJ

11:00am:  Snack- Pear 
Per Katie's I followed in her little footstepsJ

1:00pm:  Lunch- 6 mini wheat pitas & sundried tomato hummus 
I love heating these in the microwave for 30 seconds.  It makes them feel 'extra special' for absolutly NO apparent reasonJ.  "It's what my head tells me", as my Grandmother would sayJ

3:30pm:  Snack- Kahuki's Colada "Smoothie in a bowl" 
So I had made the "Tone it up" Kahuki Colada smoothie, but had to swap the pineapple for frozen mango as it was all I had on hand.  And much like anytime I add frozen mango to a smoothie, the smoothie came out much more 'ice cream-like' than smoothie.  Sooooooo...instead of pouring it into a glass, I decided to pour it in a bowl and eat it with a spoon.  NOW, "Smoothie in a bowl" is somewhat of a blogger "thing" and I've seen them in the past and never given them too much thought.  HOWEVER after trying this little number, I found myself searching out various 'recipe ideas' to whirl up  It was funny seeing how much more satisfying sitting & eating the smoothie with a spoon seemed, rather than sipping it up without a lot of thought.  Not to mention, the choppy texture that I've LOATHED in blended smoothies actually gave this a little 'chew' and the texture added to it's satiety.  Be prepared to see more of these down the line, especially as they're perfect for the warmer months ahead.  And talk about VOLUME!  That bowl looked HUGE compared to being poured into a glass.  These would be great for breakfast, lunch, snack or even an evening dessert.

Evening Workout:  Love your arms & abs
Just a little quick 10-minute number for a little extra BURN & some toning.  I used 4 pound weights for the arm section and that was MORE than enough.  The exercises were certainly effective & efficient in such a short time.  

7:00pm:  Dinner-  2 Fiesta Roasted Corn Lettuce Wraps & sauteed zucchini  (not pictured...opps!)
In the wraps:
  • Fresh corn sauteed with diced peppers
  • Fat free refried beans
  • Diced red onion & scallions
  • Sliced avocado
  • Sprinkle of cheese
  • Dollop of light sour cream
...all rolled up in a lettuce wrap.  They were a bit of a mess, and you'll need a few extra napkins, but they were SOOOOOOOOOOOO light, fresh, crisp & delicious!
The great part about these wraps is you can use any variety of vegetable you have on hand AND in those hot summer months, you can eat everything totally raw.  No need to even turn on a burner.  But even with the cooking time, these came together in mere minutes. (15-20 to be exactJ)

Plus, who couldn't always use a few meatless dinners throughout the week?  You won't even miss the taco meat!  And lettuce always makes a good wrap for ANYTHING.  Again, messy: Yes...but low-cal and the 'stuffing flavors' really shine through: DOUBLE YES!J

8:00pm:  Dessert- Frozen yogurt (not pictured)
Forgot to snap a pic of this one in my fury of gobbling it down, but we are INLUV with the 'newer' "Let's Yo!" on route 33 and it was just too nice of a night to pass some up.  Kept it to a small cup with only a few toppings (not that their COCONUT LAYER CAKE & CHERRY GELATI flavors even need any!) and a little bit of a couple flavors.  Oh yeah...and ONE piece of peanut butter cupJ  A gal sometimes just needs a BITEJ

Alrighty...I better get myself ready for some yoga this morning.  UGH- even though I LOVE my class, today's dreary weather isn't doing much for my motivation this morningJ  Oh well...I'll get there & be fine.  (repeat, repeat, repeat...J)

Have a good Wednesday!

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