Posts tagged ‘Salad’
Hello dearest readers. So close to Friday, aren’t we? I can almost taste it. Speaking of taste, let me share with you everything edible about my Thursday. I started my day with a bowl of pear-almond oatmeal — nothing you haven’t seen me eat before. I think I’m due for some new oatmeal combos [hint hint.]
1 cup water
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 d’anjou pear
1/2 T ground flax + cinnamon
almonds + agave
I had the house to myself again this a.m., so that meant blasting T.Swift and registering for Fall classes. I know…already? That’s college for you – ya never stop. Finally, after 6 semesters of registering for classes, it’s starting to get easier. I was able to get all the classes I needed; but, unfortunately, my schedule is all over the place. There’s always some bad with the good. Here’s what will be on my academic plate for Semester #7 [16 units in all].
- Human Physiology + lab
- Science of Food + lab
- Human Nutrition
- Foodservice Administration
- Consumer Health [online]
Before catching the bus, I threw a bar and an orange in my backpack…which would later become my lunch. I got this Honest Bar while in Sonoma over the weekend. It was a first for me. Honestly, I wasn’t as impressed as I thought I would be. The almond extract was extremely overpowering and left quite the aftertaste. Yet, I’ll give it texture props. I’m hoping the PB + Chocolate flavor will get a better score from the Nutrition Nut.
My food lab was cancelled today, so I went to the gym during the time I would normally be cooking with my classmates. Working out in the middle of the day felt really off; as a result, my exercises weren’t all that energetic:
indoor track run – 1.5 mi.
30 min. Arc Trainer
wimpy abs + arms
A little bit of different schedule today meant that I didn’t have to make dinner in a hurry, or eat at a ridiculously late hour.
I made blog-inspired sweet potatoes:
- Peel & cut sweet potatoes.
- Toss in a large bowl with a drizzle of olive oil, baby drizzle of maple syrup, cinnamon, ground flax and sea salt. [I measured everything with my naked eye.]
- Bake @ 325* for 20 minutes.
- Flip flop.
- Bake @ 350* for 10 minutes.
TJ’s Sorrento Arugula Mix, 1/2 Avocado, Red Onion, Pumpkin Seeds, Olive Oil + Balsamic
This was a 10 star dinner : )
Alright, alright…to the GIVEAWAY already. If you read my most recent post, you know that Stonyfield sent me a handful of free coupons for their organic, Oikos Greek yogurt. Well, they have generously offered to sponsor a giveway for you all so you can enjoy the greatness of Greek too!
One lucky winner will receive:
1 free 16 oz. coupon
4 free 5.3 oz. coupons
1 blue reusable grocery tote bag
How To Enter!
There are 3 ways to enter to win this great Greek gift. Each way will give you an additional entry, so you can do one, two, or all three!
1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite way to eat Greek.
2. Tweet about this contest on Twitter. [include a link to this post + @HILLontherun]…and then leave another comment telling me you tweeted.
3. If you have a blog, mention the giveaway and link back to it in one of your posts…and then leave another comment telling me you posted about it.
U.S. residents only please. The contest will run until Sunday, April 18 at 12:00 p.m. PST, when I’ll randomly select and announce the winner!
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?
Hi! Happy Weekend, ya’ll! I am have a wonderful time in Sonoma County; I’ve sure missed my “second home”. Before leaving my apartment yesterday, I packed a few snacks to bring along:
- Carrots & Cucumber
- ~1/3 Chocolove Bar
- Almond Butter
- 2 AllieBars
- Green Tea
- Oats + Oat Bran + Cinnamon
Travel Tip: Pack your own hot cereal for a cheap, easy & healthy breakfast.
My 3-hour drive was easy and beautiful. When I got into town, I decided to stretch my legs by taking a stroll around my old college campus while getting a little Vitamin D on my cheeks. It’s Spring Break for the university, so it was awkwardly quiet – there wasn’t a sole in sight.
My old stomping pad: Beaujolais Village [we are in wine country, after all].
The newest student housing – Tuscany Village – is very plush.
Spring is blooming!
For diner, two of my original roommates [from freshman year] and I went out to eat at Monti’s Rotisserie & Bar. I had the Baby Beet Salad with Spice Hazelnuts & Humboldt Fog [yay, home!] Goat Cheese. I’m a fan of beets!
Goal #1: Smile more : )
Afterwards, Tasha [left] took us to an adorable fro yo shop – Ghirardelli chocolate with almonds for me please.
There was a lot of much-needed laughing last night. I’ve missed my gals!
After sleeping in this morning, I went for a short 36 minute run and then made breakfast with my oats [above]. I picked up a banana at the store when I got into town, and T had ground flax & soy milk – perfect!
Oats + Oat Bran + 1/2 Banana [cooked] + Cinnamon & Flax + Almond Butter & Soy Milk
We picked up hot soy lattes at Starbucks [1 star to go before I’m a Gold Member!] before hitting up a few stores: Target, REI & Cost Plus.
Although I should really be studying for my Monday exam, my mind is in “vacation mode”. I am headed to my aunt and uncle’s in a bit for
Sunday Saturday family dinner. I’m looking forward to meeting their Swedish exchange student and having a home cooked meal…I wonder what the theme is is tonight : ) While going to school in Sonoma, I would go to Family Dinner every Sunday. It was a blessing to have the comfort of family just a few minutes away. I definitely miss that.
Enjoy your evening!
Boy oh boy, do I have a lot I want to share with you tonight! First off, as you may notice, we are currently still docked at Nutrition Nut on the Run “Version 1.0”. I know…I know…I said that yesterday’s post would be the last, but I had a busy day today and since I’m basically designing my new blog all by myself, the littlest things are taking me forever to figure out. So…that being said, I’m not going to talk anymore about the new upgrades; it’ll appear from backstage when it’s ready : )
I couldn’t fall asleep last night [dark chocolate + green tea + test anxiety], but when my mom called me bright and early for my wake-up call at 6:30am [yes…I have my mom call me on exam days just in case my alarm malfunctions], I was ready to feed my brain exam fuel:
Oat Bran a la Agave, Almonds, Flax & Fresh Strawberries eaten out of a tea cup… because it’s cuter that way : )
It was nice to get my 3rd chemistry exam out of the way first thing this morning, but I still had a full day of classes ahead of me. By the time I got home, I was so antsy from sitting all day, I literally ran to the gym in my complex.
- 10 min. @ 4.2mph – 2.0 incline
- 10 min. @ 6.2mph
- 10 min. @ 4.4mph – 2.0 incline
- 8 min. @ 6.6mph + 2 min. @ 8.0mph
- 10 min. @ 4.2mph – 2.0 incline
- 8 min. @ 6.6mph + 2 min. @ 8.0mph
Total: 60 min. [ 5.5 mi.] + 10 min. strength & stretch
I was so excited about yesterday’s yum eats, that I forgot to note my moves:
- 10 min. @ 4.0mph – 3.0 incline
- 8 min. @ 6.0mph + 2 min. @ 8.0mph – 1.0 incline
- 5 min. [cool down] @ 4.0mph – 0 incline
Total: 45 min.
Speaking of running, today my BFF Courtney & I registered the random drawing for the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco 10.17.2010! It’s such a popular race that they have to limit the participants to 20,000. This 1/2-marathon is at the top of both our bucket lists. We find out if we get in at the end of the month – cross your fingers!
ABOUT THE NIKE WOMEN’S MARATHON
The Nike Women’s Marathon caters to female runners like no other event. Between the lavish treatments at the three-day Expotique, our iconic chocolate mile, and that little blue box waiting at the finish, no detail has been overlooked in delivering the best experience possible to all participants.
I heart San Francisco!
I decided to check the mailbox after my workout, and to my surprise there was something other than the PG&E bill – a package addressed to me!
It was from my mama. The ironic thing is that today is her birthday and I was the one receiving a gift. Inside was the cutest Easter “basket” I have ever received. For all I know, my mom could be Martha Stewart. She decorated an egg carton with photos appropriate for Spring, and inside were a dozen pastel plastic eggs each filled with a different treat. I had so much fun opening all 12 of ‘em!
A few of the many reasons why I love my mama:
1. She knows me better than anyone else in this world.
2. She is one of the most generous people I know, always always doing little [and big] random acts of kindness.
3. She gave me the best upbringing I could have asked for.
4. She’s positive, creative, and strong!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM! XOXO
Giddy from gift-opening and high on endorphins, I threw together a big ol’ salad for dinner while my metabolism was still kicking and before the last bit of daylight turned to dusk.
I love my greens!
Mixed Baby Lettuces, Avocado, Dr. P’s California Veggie Burger,Pumpkin Seeds & Tofu Tahini Dressing [locally made in my hometown]… new favorite meal!
Well, my week has started off on the right foot…wouldn’t ya say? Here’s what’s to come:
Tuesday: Chem Lab + NFSA Meeting
Wednesday: Class x4 + Stats Review
Thursday: Stats Exam #2 + Food Lab
Friday: Leave for Sonoma County
Saturday: Friends + Family Dinner
Sunday: More Friends + TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT!
Hope you have a healthy, delicious & active week!
Wow, Spring is just around the corner…20 days away, in fact! I think Spring is actually my least favorite of the four seasons, but if it means I am getting closer to completing another semester of college and never having to open my Organic Chemistry book again, then it couldn’t come sooner.
I always love it when the first day of month falls on a Monday because I use it as a marker to set new goals for myself. I already have a list of 10 goals I am aiming to accomplish in 2010, but I figured adding an extra challenge couldn’t hurt.
For the month of March, I want to challenge myself to MOVE as much as possible! I know I am already pretty good at fitting in my physical activity, but I think there is room for more. I’m young, healthy, and injury-free…why not? I will be recording my workouts – including the distance & duration – on my Running Page. Feel free to join me by moving your muscles more this month too!
My Monday schedule is tight – leaving very little time to exercise – but I did want to publicize that I had a glorious 50-minute run in the sunshine yesterday afternoon. I must get moving; after all, my race is two weeks away!
Breakfast was cold cereal.
Raisin Bran, Humboldt Honey Granola, Banana & Organic Almond Milk in every bite!
Today’s school snacks reminded me of a Harry & David Box:
raw veggies + dried apricots & dark chocolate almonds + 1/2 of a d’anjou pear
Annie’s Whole Wheat Shells (a first for me) & White Cheddar…with peas and real buttah.
Organic Romaine, Avocado, Cucumber, Carrot, Red Onion & Low-Fat Parmesan Ranch
It was a perfect medley. I’m a fan of the whole wheat pasta, too : )
[No, I didn’t eat in bed in case you were curious. It was just for photography sake.]
Alright, well I bet 96% of you can guess where I’m rushing off to next: The Bachelor Finale – hello! Hope your month began on a bright note!
Hasta la proxima,
If you missed the memo, my recipe is featured on Green Monster Movement!
Hope you had a refreshing Saturday. I sure did. I whizzed through my to-do list, and somehow skimmed over my homework ; ) After our last “chat”, I got to baking — my favorite way to procrastinate. I asked my mom to send me her recipe for Cappuccino Chip Muffins that I’ve grown up on. She started making these in 1992! This is the first time I’ve actually made them; they are super simple and definitely a crowd pleaser.
semisweet chocolate morsels
a hint of cinnamon
I most certainly ate not one, but two warm muffins & a homemade iced latte for an afternoon snack…you betcha! Not long after, I was back in the kitchen attacking the monster of a butternut squash that I brought home in my backpack Thursday. This is what it turned into:
Not bad, eh? It was scrumptious with a capital S.
I roasted the squash with olive oil, real maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt & pepper at 400* for approximately 30 minutes, until the edges were caramelized and the house was saturated with sweet air. Then baby spinach was washed, creamy avocado was chopped, chevre was crumbled, and pepitas were sprinkled on top…a drizzle of balsamic was the finishing touch. I definitely need to thank my teacher for this one.
Overall, I had a very scrumptious Saturday! I am so thankful to be able to fill my belly with nutritious and delicious eats. I really, really am.
Check It Out: My Green Monster recipe is featured on Green Monster Movement. Thanks, Angela!
Take it easy,