Audience responds with “EWWWWWW!!!”
Got off work around 2 p.m. and came home to relax. Around 3, husband and I went for our run. I made the mistake of trying to run too far on too little energy – we did a HARD 5.3 miles. My legs were like lead. I have more energy at 5:30 in the morning than I did today! If this is what it’s like to be sleep deprived, I can’t imagine those of you who don’t get enough a few days in a row. I really feel sick! After the run, though, I felt a lot better, although my brain was no longer tired, my legs sure are! 400 calories burned though.
Husband and I showered and put on all of our Davidson College sweats
I had a post-workout snack of unsweetened applesauce and half a serving of Kashi Heart to Heart. ~
We had an early dinner since I was getting hungry around 5:45. Dinner was all on me, and when I cook alone, I like to have a drink, even if it’s just sparkling water and lime. Tonight I had a Gin + Tonic, but it only had about 1/3 an oz of gin.
My production was inspired by this recipe from Cooking Light for Linguine with Clam Sauce, but I rarely follow a recipe and made quite a few changes to this guy.
Here’s what was in my sauce:
- 10 oz of chopped zucchini (2 medium)
- 1 jalapeño, chopped fine
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 big handful baby spinach
- 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 1 6.5 oz can minced clams, partially drained (EWW!)
- Basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, and Dry Sherry (just a splash)
- 2 tbsp or so of capers
- 1 tsp EVOO for veggies
- 7 grams grated fresh Parmesan
I served it over 2 oz whole wheat linguine for me plus 4 oz spaghetti squash (pre-cooked leftovers for more volume!). The husband just got 3 oz linguine.
Dinner is served!
Leftovers. It is a RARE occasion that I don’t clean my plate, but I was really stuffed when I got to the bottom. I gave this to the husband and subtracted 1/2 oz pasta from my bowl, which may have been a little less but the leftover sauce made up for it. I probably should have done without the spaghetti squash on the bottom, but who knew 2 oz of linguine was this much pasta!?
Total dinner calories: 398!
The reason this HUGE bowl of pasta is not very high is that I used lots of vegetables to bulk it up and used crushed tomatoes and added my own seasonings instead of jarred tomato sauce, which is usually pretty high in calorie. This dinner was amazing! I think next time I’d like to use bigger pieces of clam. These were good, but they were so tiny I didn’t get too many bites where I thought “Mmmmm, clam!”
Total Tuesday calories: 1559.
Amazing since I was awake for so many hours, but I never got too hungry. I think it was the super-filling meals – oatmeal, soup, and vegetable delight.
-410 through 5.3 mile run
= net of 1149. I’m waaaay too full to have the rest of my allotment.
Off to watch some March of the Penguins with the husband then it’s up to read in bed and hit the sack early. Night!