Posts tagged ‘Cheddar’
Hey Yo! We made it over the hump of the week! I’m super happy that this week is zooming by; it’s just cruising downhill from here.
You can probably guess what was on my
plate for breakfast today…yep, waffles it was! I went with an “open-faced sandwich” today – the more PB & banana, the better.
I normally don’t get to eat lunch home on Wednesdays, so it was a treat to have a break in my day to do so. I was dreaming of this lunch all morning.
Green Monster a la:
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup mixed berries [strawberries, raspberries, blueberries & blackberries]
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 cup fresh baby spinach
Sandwich a la:
whole wheat toast
extra sharp white cheddar
fresh baby spinach
…and because I always have something sweet to polish off a meal:
Remember the box of No Pudge Fudge Brownie Mix my mama gave me?
4 T mix
2 T 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt
a few bittersweet chocolate chips
+ 1 minute in Mr. Micro = a guiltless decadent dessert.
After my last class, I rushed home to make an early dinner in lightening speed. I guess I should be on Iron Chef because this rushed salad was a victory!
It screamed Spring – fresh color, color, color!
Baby Arugula, Spinach & Lettuce Mix, Carrot, Edamame, Tomatoes, Sunflower Seeds, Feta, Olive Oil & Seasoned Rice Vinegar + Fresh Pepper
I also tested out a new item I picked up at TJ’s yesterday – edamame hummus – with a couple multigrain crackers. As if hummus couldn’t get any healthier, this was colorful too. Edamame makes green hummus – surprise, surprise.
I didn’t have a lot of time to savor my delicious & nutritious dinner because I had to rush out the door to go baby-sit. Edamame –> Idamommy…wow, I’m ridiculous. I wish I had had time to workout today, but making a little extra cash is always helpful. Plus, yesterday’s time at The Resort left my legs sore today:
1 mile indoor track run @ 8:10
strength [arms + legs]:
- seated row: 20 @ 40 lbs.
- bicep curls: 40 @ 10 lbs.
- “weights-to-chin”: 20 @ 10 lbs.
- bicep curl lunges: 20 @ 20 lbs.
- glute press: 40 @ 40 lbs.
- squats: 40 @ 20 lbs.
1/2 mile indoor track run @ 4:15
30-minute spin [11.2 mi.]
1/2 mile indoor track run @ 5:00
There are my eats for the day [minus a couple post-sittin’ snacks]. It felt good to take photos of my food again. It’s become part of me; the addiction is in my blood : )
How do you like to consume edamame?
Wow, Wednesday’s already come and gone. It’s all downhill to Spring Break from here!
Being the foodie that I am, I decided last night what I wanted to have for breakfast today…which was a waffle sandwich in honor of Waffle Wednesday! My taste buds were woken up on the right side of the bed today – holy yum!
…plus a jam jar of 1% milk
Apricot & Almond Element Bar
Dried Apricots + Dark Chocolate Almonds [6 each]
Carrot & Cucumber
1/2 Apple + Sharp White Cheddar
It was absolutely gorgeous weather today, so between my two sets of classes I took a stroll in the sunshine to Starbucks to redeem my free beverage coupon.
I nibbled on my Element Bar while sipping on my decaf – extra foam – latte. I know I tell ya every time, but these bars always dominate my hunger! I got through the rest of the day – no problem.
I then wandered around my lovely campus, capturing any slight signs of Spring.
Move It In March
Today’s trip to The Resort included…
3.25-mile treadmill run:
5 minutes @ 6.2mph
5 minutes @ 6.4mph [2.0 incline]
10 minutes @ 6.8mph [1.0 incline]
5 minutes @ 6.4mph [2.0 incline]
5 minutes @ 6.2mph
1.5-mile indoor track run [7:14/6:12 negative split]
5.25-mile ride [15-minute spin]
Almost forgot…I finally did some strength training today too, including: lunges, squats, side dips and bicep curls.
I want to give a shoutout to all the RDs today in honor of National Registered Dietitian’s Day! Your hard work is appreciated.
Hope you had a wonderful Wednesday. Talk soon!
Saturday, why do you always zoom by? How cool would a 48-hour Saturday be? I don’t know about you all, but my Saturday to-do lists are always a mile long and rarely do I ever get everything done, leaving me one more thing for Sunday: stress.
– EATS –
Every single bite of food I ate today was entirely delicious, starting with my last two Cappuccino Chip Muffins. It’s kind of ironic that I happened to have these particular muffins today because this weekend is the annual Super Sale at my dad’s bike store, and my mom originally made these for the customers way back when in 1992. What a coincidence.
I went to The Resort in the a.m. for day 5 of my challenge. My [other] roommate joined me for my usual 1-hour Saturday spin class. I did not have a terrific workout; though, perspired enough to call it exercise.
Lunch was KERF-inspired:
1/2 Sandwich on Toasted Whole Wheat with Raspberry Preserves, Sharp White Cheddar & Organic Baby Spinach
Mini Green Monster: 1 Huge Handful of Spinach, 1/2 Frozen Banana & 1/2 cup Almond Milk
The sandwich combo was to die for. Thanks for the jam & cheddar idea, Kath!
Then it was back to campus. School on a Saturday – ewww.
After two hours of carbon, carbon, and more carbon, I refueled my brain with the snack of all snacks.
I bought 1 6-oz. container of Fage yesterday – such a treat!
Add 3T Humboldt Honey Granola & 1T raisins and you’ve made magic.
My roommate and I picked up Chipotle for dindin. My second experience was just as tasty as the first! I ordered a Veggie Fajita Burrito Bowl. I had mine piled high with: black beans, cilantro-lime rice, fajita veggies, cheese [jack + white cheddar], lettuce, roasted chile-corn salsa, fresh tomato salsa & guac! I seriously have a Chipotle baby in my belly at the moment – so full!
Well, I’m off to cram cram cram…and find a recipe for a scrumptious Sunday breakfast. Good night!
Hello. How goes it? It’s been another extremely longgg Wednesday for me. As if Wednesdays weren’t rough enough – I have class from 10:00am – 5:00pm (plus an hour commute) – I woke up with a chest cold. Great! I also had to be out the door half an hour earlier in time to drop of my O. Chem lab from yesterday’s 3-hour class from hell – that’s another story.
I made a waffle sandwich for brex in honor of (the recently engaged!) Janetha’s Waffle Wednesday:
2 Van’s Low-Fat Waffles + PB&Co Bee’s Knees + 1/2 mashed bananer
…and a jam jar of skim milk
I chugged along – “choo choooo” – from one class to another, and finally arrived home around the 6 o’clock hour to find a package waiting for me! After a long day at school feeling crappy and turning blue at the bus stop in the freezing February weather, it couldn’t have been a better day to recieve a surprise via the USPS.
Somebody loves me:
Can you guess who?
It’s someone that knows me really well…
Pink Socks, Pink ‘n’ Orange Thank You Notes, my favorite Bare Escentuals Rosie Pink Lip Gloss, and Pink Dark Chocolates
Homemade Granola Bars
Pineapple, Coconut, Macadamia Nuts & White Chocolate
Cherries, Almonds & Dark Chocolate
…and a fun ‘n’ fruity kitchen towel.
There’s only one person that it could be…and that person is my mom! Thank you, Mom! You never fail to show me how much I am loved. Infinite X’s & O’s.
My mind did not even consider exercising today, so after opening my sweet surprise, I slipped on my pink pajamas and fixed dinner.
Comfort Food Made Healthy
Grilled White Cheddar Cheese & Spinach Sandwich on Whole Wheat
with a bowl of Organic Creamy Tomato Soup
It’s just about time for a cup of tea and piece (or two or three) of chocolate…
Don’t miss my V.DAY GIVEAWAY!
Hello. What are ya’ll up to? I just ate a bowl of beans for dinner, and am relaxing from another long Wednesday while listening to some T.Swift. Did I mention I am going to see her in concert April 11 – so excited for my spring concerts! I am also enjoying the fact that I don’t have any assignments or quizzes to study for tomorrow; that means I have the rest of the night to be a lazy bum blogging or get ahead with my academia. Tough decision ; )
Black Beans, Sharp White Cheddar, 1/2 Avocado + my new favorite chips!
I want to open up my blog to QUESTIONS, so if you have any for me about food, cooking, my life, running, exercising, or anything else…don’t hesitate to ask : )
P.S. I was able to fix Miss Bloggie today – go me!