After doing a few hours of “work” at my computer (this blog keeps me busy!) and folding laundry, I set out (freezing) for the gym. The thought of biking there was terrifying. I admit I’m a wimp when it comes to being cold 🙁 Once in the gym (with the heat blasting!) I was dripping with sweat doing a circuit of cardio machines. I did 30 minutes on the Stairmaster, 10 on the stat bike and 10 on the ET, reading a whole Better Homes & Gardens (to get into the holiday spirit!) and half a SELF. I love the days when I’m not in a hurry and can enjoy my gym time as a break.
Once home and showered, I made a lovely little lunch – although little isn’t the right word because I didn’t finish it!
I started with a huge slice of GH Honey Wheat and spread on the last of the mashed navy beans, topped that with pineapple and that with some of that strange grillable cheese. It was awesome!! I ate half and then continued the lunch circuit to my salad and cottage cheese and ended up deciding I was full and should save the other half. So I did.
My salad was really filling – romaine, spinach, carrot, celery, capers and Annie’s Raspberry dressing.
Plus a 1/3 of a cup of cottage cheese with a sprinkle of flax, raspberry jam, wheatberries and granola.
Guest Lunch Post!
Here’s a yummy looking Spaghetti Squash sandwich from Angela from www.ohsheglows.com!
I can’t think of a better lunch to make on a snowy, fall day here in Toronto. This sandwich is what I call my Spaghetti Squash & Sauce Sandwich 😀 I used my slow cooker all organic spaghetti sauce recipe (that I make in advance and it lasts several meals!):
- Eden Organic Spaghetti Sauce (no salt added)
- Eden Organic Crushed Tomatoes (no salt added)
- Chopped Orange Pepper
- Chopped Sweet Onion
- Chopped clove of garlic
- Yves Veggie Ground Chicken
Throw everything into a slow cooker and turn on low-med heat for several hours. Add spices and salt to taste.
I cooked the spaghetti squash in the microwave on high for about 12 minutes rotating sides. I toasted two pieces of Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bread and then layered some heated squash over the bread. Toasting the bread is key to prevent the sauces from saturating the bread!
I crushed fresh pepper over the squash, and then layered heated spaghetti sauce over top. The I put a dollop of my favourite hummus over the sauce, creating a savoury, melt-in-your-mouth sandwich full of power nutrient: lycopene! Then I cut up an orange pepper for added Vitamin C and crushed more pepper on it. I had an Organic Peppermint tea to wash it all down! Delicious!
I’m off to the mall, although I’m not sure what for! I just want to get out of the house and join the crowds.