Hola, and TGIF!
I thought ahead today and went to class in my workout clothes so I’d be one less step closer to being ready to workout as soon as I got home. It worked!! I was actually excited about some “me time” on the ET with a magazine. As planned I had the other 1/3 of my banana for a quick energizing snack. And of course a banana without a dab of nut butter is like a sandwich without bread! I put the banana in the microwave for 15 seconds (because it was cold from being in the fridge) and it transformed into half banana, half marshmallow. I’m definitely going to remember that technique this winter! I eat my bananas (when they’re not in oatmeal!) with a fork because they last longer than if I took 2 bites and got PB all over my fingers –
I biked to the gym, did my 35 minutes on the ET, did a set of ab work, and biked home. By the time I was showered and made lunch, it was already 1:30! How’s that for an all-star messy breakfast (although I did have the small snack). But I was pretty hungry –
I used our leftover black-eyed peas to replicate the salad we had for dinner this week. I made the same dressing with buttermilk (1/4 cup), mayo (1/2 tbsp-ish), S+P, hot sauce (3 dashes), and mustard (1 tsp). I heated the beans in the microwave and then tossed them in the dressing.
Beans were served over a big bed of spinach along with a small summer squash (cooked in a pan), 4 mini sweet peppers, 2″ of English cucumber, 1 stalk celery and capers. I’m STUFFED!
On the side I had a tic-tac-toe piece of toast with some whipped butter. I prefer crackers as a side dish than bread because I find things much more fun to eat bite-sized than “taking a bite” of something (which often disappears really quickly). So I just turned my bread into cracker bites. The best of both worlds!
This lunch was so satisfying.
Here’s the recipe for Kelsey’s bars!!!
I’m off to work on my Foodservice diabetic menu assignment, which I find really fun!! It’s like a sudoku puzzle for CHO, PRO + FAT