Breakfast: Tone it Up "Perfect Morning Quinoa"
So let me tell ya: This recipe is aptly named, because IT IS PERFECT. I never, ever, EVER thought I'd say such things about a quinoa breakfast, but it was so sweet & yummy with NONE of that 'discernable quinoa taste' (infinitely better than the first one I ever made back in 2010!....WAY before I knew about the importance of RINSING dried quinoa!) The only adjustment to the above recipe was that the normal TIU Nutrition Program was made with 1/4 cup COOKED quinoa vs. the 2 1/2 cup the above recipe mentions. Not sure which one is accurate, but I found this (+ the protein from the almonds) very filling. Nice surprise and def throwing this one into the morning rotation to make it often and a lot!
Snack: Blueberry oat bar
Already wrapped up in a napkin as my on-the-go snack for....
Workout: Power Yoga Class
And one that ended in the LEAST amount of aches & pains in the last few weeks. Hallelujah!J
Lunch: Turkey Sandwich + 1 cup carrots + 1 orange
There goes that HUGE lunch again...weeeeeeeeeeeeee! One that kept me COMPLETELY fueled for the afternoon, thankfully, since it involved a FAB time at the park with Katie and one of her little buddies...J
Snack: Chocolate Chip Coconut Larabar
I wasn't really even THAT hungry by the time 'snack time' rolled around...but more about wanting to get my fix from another one of these FAB barsJ My poor pre-prepped snacks I had made for the week have taken a backseat next to theseJ
Dinner: Chicken & Mango salsa lettuce wraps + broccoli
OK, I gotta admit, these were a little 'uninspired' last night. In TIU's defense, their original recipe called for marinated tempeh, which may have been a bit different from the 'boring-ness' that turned out to be our chicken (in an attempt not to torment Scott TOO much, I held off from feeding him tempehJ) I think maybe with some lime-coated GRILLED chicken this woulda been delish, but honestly I didn't even finish it all since it was kinda boring. Can't complain for only 2 'sorta dud' recipes in 3 weeks. Thankfully I wasn't too hungry anyway, after a full day of good/filling eats.
Dessert- Mini Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard
Not to mention I had our "Wednesday night Survivor treat" to look forward toJ Had to go with an ole reliable classic fav last nightJ
Man, I feel like we've been spoiled this week since it's been a week of BEAUTIFUL weather. Today's supposed to be another beautiful day and the weekend just looks RIDICULOUS. I can already hear the sound of jacked-up parking prices coming from the Jersey Shore.J A sure-fire sign that sunny days are straight aheadJ
Have a great Thursday!J