I carry my tribute to the Irish all year round on my foot:
Really it’s for good luck. Especially since there’s a black cat lurking in there.
I did wear green today, but I also ate green. For breakfast was a green smoothie.
Click here to learn about the green smoothie.
Really, you can not taste the spinach in a smoothie, just do it and get your greens.
Dinner was anything but Irish. I added some peas and spinach to the dish just for fun. And let’s face it, I have been eating a lot of chocolate lately and not so many greens, and whole grains. So I put on my apron this St. Patty’s day and cooked up a healthy pasta dish to power my way through this 3 wedding weekend.
Sauce: Ground turkey, sautéed with fennel seeds, crushed red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, olive oil, salt and pepper. One jar of Bertolli tomato and basil pasta sauce.
Noodles: Whole wheat penne pasta boiled in salted water, slightly undercooked.
Greens: A cup of frozen spinach and two cups fresh spinach.
Cheeses: sharp cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan.
Baked at 350 for about 30 minutes.
And plenty left over to get me through the weekend. Wish me luck.
Ouchy ouch ouch ouch. Day 2 of weight training is going well but painful. Yesterday I did chest, calves, and abs, and this morning, the pain woke me up. Today I did quads, hamstrings, and biceps. Wonder how I’ll feel in the morning. To fuel myself this morning, I had a hard-boiled egg and oatmeal:
With peanut butter, apple butter, and banana. Lunch was some leftover chicken in a salad:
I made six boneless chicken breasts yesterday so I could make a few meals and snacks. It made dinner last night, lunch today, and a snack I brought to work later which was half a chicken breast and a Kashi kids size peanut butter granola bar, and dinner tonight (and I still have some left for tomorrow). Dinner so easy to throw together, as I also made a big pot of brown rice yesterday. I got home late from work, chopped up 2 cooked chicken breasts, and threw them in a big pan with a can of black beans, a cup of frozen corn, about a cup or so of salsa, a pinch garlic powder and onion powder, a palmful of cumin, pinch of coriander and cayenne and simmered for 15 minutes. I served it over brown rice and melted some fat-free cheddar cheese, with a dollop of greek yogurt and hot sauce:
Awesome! And if it didn’t hurt so bad to move, I would get up off this couch and get me some chocolate.