I was so busy on my presentation this morning I looked up and didn’t have enough time to go to the gym!! So I went running instead (which shaves about 20 minutes in transit/transition time). It was a GLORIOUS run – I even wore shorts and a t-shirt!! I did about 4.5 miles in the sunshine 🙂
My lunch was amazing in all ways. I think there are several keys to leaving a meal satisfied –
Stomach is happy. – You are on your way to being full. Hunger is gone.
Mouth is happy. – The meal tasted great. There was a variety of flavors to satisfy all of the taste areas on the tongue.
Mind is happy. – You enjoyed the eating process. The atmosphere was pleasant. You ate foods that your body appreciated receiving. The meal left you feeling good about your self.
Today’s lunch definitely hit all 3 for me!
The centerpiece was a Salmon Pasta Salad. Yesterday I cooked 2 oz of rigatoni (and they turned out perfectly doughy for me today!) and seared some fennel bulb, zucchini and green bell pepper in a skillet. I made a quick “dressing” with 1 oz of yogurt, zesty mustard and dried dill. And topped it all with a tbsp of capers (which add a punch to ANY dish), a handful of baby spinach, and half a can of wild salmon.
On the side I had fresh orange
I think I hit all the food groups today, but I might be missing out on healthy fat – but I guess salmon counts for that! Believe it or not, this meal was only 500 kcal! Plus 16 grams of fiber and 35 grams protein. And I enjoyed it with a dose of sunshine for dessert.
Along with Cooking Light…