Fresh flowers from our garden! I picked them right after my workout and within 20 minutes they had opened up beautifully. We’re getting some sun today but this has been the Gloomiest April EVER. I hope I haven’t been too grumpy on you guys!
Workout was fun (elliptical and abs, as predicted) – I feel so drained of energy from this chest cold, but the two times I have felt energetic today were during my workout and walking with Christy. Guess it’s a positive feedback cycle: energy breeds energy. Oh, and food helps too 🙂
Lunch was a plate of veggies with homemade navy bean dip (pureed navy beans with a touch of yogurt and spices to taste). I used to hate ALL raw veggies, so this was quite a big moment for me to eat so many at once! But I wanted to have our bean dip for lunch, and this seemed like the easiest application. Kashi crackers on the side 🙂
Plus fresh mango (the other half of the other day’s diced mango)
And Fage with almonds.
This lunch kept me full for a while – guess it was all the veg fiber! It totaled about 500 kcal, 18 grams fiber and 27 grams protein.
Boy do I LOVE bananas. I haven’t always loved them so much – it’s a 2007 onward thing – but I don’t know if I will ever get sick of them!
Banana Muffin Top (that’s what I’m calling these) plus a small banana with cinnamon
With hot tea and flowers to improve my mood:
Off to do some work, make my lunch, make dinner, eat dinner and hopefully relax with In Defense of Food this evening!