January 30, 2012


There is something SO energizing about my Monday AM Body Pump class. Perhaps the fact that it’s packed or that Chris plays awesome music. Or perhaps Chris’s overall enthusiasm! Anyways, I had a great time today! (My shoulders did not, however!)

We have been on a month+ kick of Rihanna’s “We Found Love” as our lunge track. Chris plays it twice – once for each leg – and we do both static and moving lunges. I love that track so much I’d do each leg a second time just for fun! Whenever I hear that song in my car, my quads get excited.


After Pump, I showered and put together this awesome brown rice + egg scramble. I actually LOVE brown rice but never make it because it’s such a pain. Not anymore!

Into a pot: about 1/3 a cup each of frozen corn + peas, about 1 cup leftover brown rice and 2 tbsp of water. Allow to heat + soften.


Whisk up an egg –


And dump it in along with a few cherry tomatoes (or whatever veggies you want!) and a pinch of salt.




Dump in some Mmmm Sauce!


Top with a few crunchy p-nuts. And plain yogurt. Because I put that stuff on ev.ree.thang.


This was so good!


Headed out and about!


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1 HRCK the Herald January 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm

That looks delicious!

Have you seen the video for that song? It’s pretty disturbing, but somehow it hasn’t interfered with my love for the song!


2 KathEats January 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Oh gosh, no. I’m too busy jamming with my eyes closed!


3 Katy January 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I was just going to ask about this… it’s kind of sick – I only saw it because you linked to it. Also, I hate lunges in BP! My poor achin’ runner legs hate every second of them.


4 Khushboo January 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I always forget how much I enjoy brown rice…almost as much as bread!


5 Krissy @ Shiawase Life January 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Yay! I love Brown rice.


6 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Egg-cellent scramble. Love the rice combo. I make a tofu scramble everyday with different veggies. I never tire of them.

Have a great afternoon.


7 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables January 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

that looks DELISH. almost like a healthy version of fried rice :)


8 kathleen @ the daily crumb January 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

between breakfast and lunch today you are really making me want to invest in a rice cooker!! your bowl looks delicious. i LOVE fried rice (but not the standard nutritional stats)… this looks like a great healthy alternative!


9 Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes January 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Holy cow, this looks amazing!! Looks soo bright and healthy. I need to try this!


10 rosie January 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Funny, that’s totally my spin class song!


11 amber January 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm

same with me, it totally re-energises me nearing the end of the class!!


12 TeenyLittleSuperChef January 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I’m fairly convinced that putting MMM sauce on anything would make it taste magical, although this scramble seems pretty rockin all on its own. I love brown rice too but also hate how long it takes to cook. It always excites me when I have some left over from dinner because I know I can have it the next morning as a rice pudding or as in your case, a scramble. Have you ever tried the instant brown rice? If so, how do you think it compares to the real stuff? Ive always seen it at the store, but never wanted to buy it mostly because it’s more expensive and has a heck of a lot more packaging.


13 KathEats January 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I tried those microwavable cups years ago and thought the rice was horrible :( Not sure about the boil in a bag type stuff. If I were you, I would get an inexpensive rice cooker (they come as cheap as $20) if you’re only going to be cooking one kind rice and don’t care about a timer function and eat the real deal


14 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I’d love to try that with quinoa! It’s my favourite go to grain right now!


15 Hillary January 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I used to associate songs with certain ones that they would play at my favorite spin class. I’d be in the car and climbing hills in my mind. Oy, I sound like such a dork!


16 Lindsay @ Running the Windy City January 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

You make me want a rice cooker!


17 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Your lunch sounds awesome Kath! Funny you should mention the brown rice. I rarely make it too because it takes so freaking long to cook, but on the weekend I made a huuuuge batch of vegetable biryani ( and I can’t get enough of it! Definitely need to do it more often. Maybe I should follow your lead and buy a rice cooker!


18 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot January 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I can’t imagine there is a song in the world that would make me want to repeat lunges 😉


19 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope January 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I love that Rihanna song! I cannot get enough of it either despite the fact they play it on the radio non-stop! It has such a good dance beat to it. :)


20 Angel7 January 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Brown rice is the best! Quick and easy lunches are the best, especially when they require little to no prepping!


21 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I’m not sick of that song yet either! Love the idea of using up your brown rice!


22 ~Christy January 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Must do more egg/veggie scrambles! I used to do them all the time. I miss them. In fact, I think I hear one calling my name right now… 😉


23 Dawn @ Blonde on a Mission January 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Brown rice isn’t hard to make at all! Making healthy food is easy, regardless of fancy appliances.


24 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats January 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Oh gosh, that veggie scramble looks absolutely delicious!!! It’s like healthy fried rice!


25 Jasper Naomi @ crunchylittlebites January 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

peanuts look like such a great little crunchy garnish/component to this dish!


26 [email protected] for the Soul January 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Mmmmm that DOES look heavn’ly! I love scrambled and runny eggs.


27 Michelle (Peachy Palate) January 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I have a vegan tofu fried rice packed up for lunch tomorrow (it’s night time here in Dublin)…having just had dinner and still scooping the ice cream and jelly in to me I’m now craving lunch! LOVE brown rice, but right, it takes too long to cook, having leftovers is the best!


28 Liz January 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Wow, so simple yet so yummy! Definetly have to try it!


29 Cait's Plate January 30, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Isn’t it so funny how certain songs can trigger such distinct memories??

Also, I NEED to try MMM Sauce! I OWN Mama Pea’s book, it’s unacceptable that I haven’t yet had time to make it!


30 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 30, 2012 at 2:53 pm

What a cool idea! Looks great:)


31 emily January 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Oh yum! Everything in that bowl sounds good but now I am particularly craving peanuts like no other 😀


32 Anna @ On Anna's Plate January 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I love how you put yogurt on so much– a great way to get in an extra burst of protein with lots of meals!!


33 Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm

how very delicious! And a great way to use leftover brown rice :)


34 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I cannot imagine lunging with just one leg for all of “We Found Love”. I think I would start crying! lol And that rice/egg dish looks delicious!!


35 Kerry @ Totes My Oats January 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I officially now want a rice cooker – that looks so good!


36 Blessing @ Working Mom Journal January 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Wow, I would love to have time to cook lunch. I am actually at work all day today and haven’t had a bite of anything but coffee. I came here to get a virtual lunch :)


37 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count January 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm

That does sound tasty!


38 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm

What a great looking meal; warm and hearty and love the crunchy p-nut toppers! YUM!


39 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I assume you’re talking about the shoulder track from 80- with the bonus sets of push-ups… it is killer! Not sure yet how I feel about it. :) But, I do love to read about how much you love Bodypump!
The scramble looks so good- I’ll have to file that one away for a quick weeknight dinner idea (Not sure how it would be re-heated for lunch…)


40 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Mmmm sauce goes on everrrrything! Love all your mixes in bowls. It gives me such good ideas :)


41 Cm @ Lazy Healthy January 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I sometimes use those pre-cooked 90 second microwave packets of brown rice from the organic section of the grocery store. They’re ‘seeds of change’ brand. A little expensive, but so easy!


42 Luv What You Do January 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I love how easy your lunch came together and it’s full of protein and healthy carbs. I always come running in the house starving after a workout and can easily throw that together. I’ll have to give the Mmm sauce a try too. How do you store it?


43 Stephanie B. January 30, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Hahaha, my quads get excited, that’s a great line. The scramble is such a great idea! I’ll definitely have to try that out for a quick meal sometime soon.


44 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Yum! I love rice too but I really hate cooking it. I always end up getting the prepackaged brown rice packets from Trader Joes that you can heat for a min in the microwave to get my share. So easy!


45 Em (WIne and Butter) January 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

You should totally try having fried rice with some tamarind sauce & soy sauce and then topping with peanuts! It makes it like a healthy and super quick Pad Thai – and is totally MADE for people into sweet and savoury. I love it so so much!


46 Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl January 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

All this rice talk has me fixing brown rice with salmon tonight. I have yet to try it in my rice cooker because I am afraid it will not be done – as brown rice takes longer. Will need to give it a try.
brown rice & eggs. Yum!


47 Tiffany January 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm

yum!! I love mmm sauce!!

How do you like your rice cooker? Is it really big? Does it take up a lot of room on the counter top?

Also, is there a big difference between the two versions?

I was thinking of getting one to cook my oats in when I start graduate school in the fall…lol I’ll need as much study time as I can get.

Have a great day! :)


48 KathEats January 30, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I actually like it a lot more than I thought I would. It’s really lightweight and so far is getting counter real estate, although I’m sure after a while I’ll jump down to 1-2 times a week and it will go under the counters.

It’s VERY easy to clean. Like 100 x easier to clean than my ginormous crockpot


49 Tiffany January 30, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Thanks for the information! :)

By the way how do you take such pretty pictures by yourself when you are pouring mmm sauce? Do you use one hand to pour and one hand to snap the picture? Is it difficult? just curious lol :)


50 KathEats January 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm

One hand, low aperture for max shutter speed!


51 Jessica January 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Sadly, now my quads make me run and hide whenever I hear that song! Hopefully you can do some extra lunges for me and our energies will cancel out. I’m exhausted when I hear about lunges yet always abound with exuberance to make it to the kitchen to whip something up….ahh, life’s mysteries…


52 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 30, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Haha, I can’t stand that Rhianna song! Toooooo repetitive, drives me nuts. I like your scramble, though. :)


53 Sarah January 30, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I wonder if Body Pump is the same thing as Total Body Conditioning at the New York Sports Club chain up here in nyc? Love active sculpting classes, hurts soooo good, right!


54 KathEats January 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm

They probably aren’t the same, but possibly very similar?


55 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 30, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Mmmm Sauce makes everything gooooood!


56 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles January 30, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Yum! Brown rice is my favorite, but I never seem to have any around when I am in the mood to throw together fried rice! Definitely will make a point to try this dish!


57 Andrea @FrSeed2Stomach January 30, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I love that you’re going to be incorporating more rice into dinners! Can’t wait for more quinoa, millet, teff, etc, too!


58 Jodi @ jodeexi writes January 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Looks delicious! Must make more mmm sauce soon!


59 Michelle (Better with Berries) January 30, 2012 at 9:05 pm

If that song can make you love lunges, then I need to try doing some lunges to it next time. They are probably ranked last on my list of favorite leg moves! But I DO love how they make me feel later – very strong!


60 Chamyli January 30, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Tried this tonight with quinoa as I am totally into quinoa right now after getting the Quinoa 365 cookbook for Christmas. Love the Mmmm sauce!!!! Added sweet potato, chickpea, and kale and it was divine though my husband wasn’t into it as much as me. Think he’s a little quinoa-ed out.


61 Dee January 30, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Oh yum! This looks SO good!


62 Heather January 30, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Looks yummie:) about how much mmm sauce did u use? I will have to try it!


63 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 9:42 am

Maybe 1/4 cup?


64 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 30, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I love brown rice, but I hate that it takes 45 minutes to make! I usually end up resorting a faster cooking grain like bulgur or millet instead. 😛


65 Body Pump Fan January 31, 2012 at 5:50 am

Just fyi, We Found Love ISN’T an official Body Pump track. Body Pump is a class designed by Les Mills, with each release comprised of 10 tracks which work individual muscles/muscle groups. A new release is brought out every 3 months (

I wonder why your instructor made it up? I’ve nothing against doing that if you’re a trained professional (as all Body Pump instructors are – you have to have Gym Instructor or Exercise to Music Level 2 qualification before you can become a certified Body Pump instructor) but he shouldn’t really be teaching it under the name ‘Body Pump’.


66 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 9:43 am

Actually the class is called Pump Challenge and is a spin off of BP. The instructor is a personal trainer and fully capable. I just called it Body Pump to keep things simple – if I wrote Pump Challenge I’m sure I’d get lots of questions about what is different all the time.


67 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 9:43 am

[I do go to real Body Pump the other time I week I go]


68 Body Pump Fan January 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

Thanks for the clarification – it might be better to call it by it’s proper name in your blog post though, with a sentence saying something like ‘this is a similar class to Body Pump’.


69 Body Pump Fan January 31, 2012 at 10:52 am

Also, by ‘Pump Challenge’ and ‘spin off’ do you mean you got taught Les Mills Pump (which is an at-home workout based on Body Pump, and marketed by Les Mills and Beachbody)? Or do you mean that ‘Pump Challenge’ is just similar to Pump, but not actually a ‘spin off’ (as the only thing that resembles a spin off that has come from Les Mills is Les Mills Pump, as I mentioned before)?


70 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm

My gym just changed the name because it’s just different than regular pump – even more difficult, hence the challenge. I could start calling it Pump Challenge but I hardly go into too much detail, so I didn’t think it was a big deal


71 Body Pump Fan February 1, 2012 at 5:48 am

My point was that this class isn’t Body Pump – your gym can’t have just changed the name as ‘regular’ Body Pump is a class created and distributed by Les Mills, whilst this other doesn’t appear to be. Sorry to get nit-picky over this but Body Pump is registered trademark for a reason…


72 Karen January 31, 2012 at 8:26 am

I find brown rice is super simple to cook on the stove top and takes less time (35 minutes, mostly unsupervised) than the nearly 2 hours in the rice cooker. In both cases, you’ll need to plan ahead a bit and for max. convenience you’ll want to allow for leftovers – which I do reflexively. Personally, I’m still unconvinced that this limited-use gadget is worth the prime space it will occupy. And, quinoa is the grain I eat most frequently; a portion is ready in 15 minutes using the stove top, again mostly unsupervised.


73 Kristen January 31, 2012 at 10:31 am

I buy the brown rice that takes like 10 minutes total to cook (The Minute brand) and I was wondering if there is any difference as far as nutritional value between quick cooking brown rice and traditional kind that takes longer to cook?


74 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I’m thinking this is the same scenario as steel cut oats to instant [plain] oatmeal. Just a surface area/steaming thing but the nutrition is the same.


75 Kristen January 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Ok great, thanks! I definitely justify the expense for convenience :)


76 alex January 31, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I just LOVE how you put every meal ( no matter what it is ) in a bowl. You have inspired me to do the same! Sometimes my family thinks I’m a lunatic for it, but it is just so fun!


77 Kelly May 26, 2012 at 5:12 am

tried this today, we don’t get ‘Mmm Sauce’ where I live so i used a combination of french mustard and wholegrain mustard instead and added some lemon juice.. I didn’t have peanuts so i used walnuts and added some tuna and hard-boiled eggs to the mixture… turned out great! :)


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