After a few more hours of work, I headed out into the sunshine to drive to the gym. I went to a new location for excitement (well, I’ve been there before, but it’s not the usual). It’s smaller than our Y, but much newer and hip 🙂 I spent 45 minutes on the elliptical with Health Magazine, then moved to a spinning bike that was out in the open for 10 minutes (I can get a better workout on one of those cycle bikes than a regular stat bike), and then finished with 1 set of lifting on each of about 6 machines till I felt tired in the upper body.
I got home at 5:30 and was getting hungry quickly, but it was also time to make dinner so I just had a few snacks (double this amount of crackers 🙂 ) (Actually, NOTE, that big protein + omega-3 dense salmon salad kept me full for hours!!! Like actually full, not just “not hungry”!)
Then I got to making this –
I couldn’t bare to eat the phallus…it just seemed gross!
I made a frittata with 1/2 a green pepper, a summer squash and 2 tomatoes, plus 4 eggs, some Creole seasoning, 2 slices of jalapeno cheese and some grated parmesan. Cooked the veggies in a skillet till they were soft, added the eggs, cooked for 2-3 minutes, added cheese, broiled for 2 more.
We declared this to be one of the best frittatas ever!! I attribute the buttery squash and the perfectly melted spicy cheese
On the side a huuuge bunch of spinach sauteed with garlic and red pepper. It was pretty boring and such a small portion though.
Gotta love the orange cups!
I’ve got to start packing for Boston. My next 2 weeks are cram packed with travel, work, more travel, packing/unpacking, more work. I gotta be efficient with my time! Thankfully my to-do list is in EXCELLENT shape!!
Help Meghan Run has a $10 cookbook and nutrition guide available for purchase to help her raise money for Team In Training. I’ve been given a sneak peak and it’s got tons of good information, paritcuarly on the nutrition front. Info on the macronutrients, how to dine out healthy, etc. and it’s very well put together. Check it out: Healthy Eating Made Simple.
Two Hours Later
Gah, my stomach started GROWL not an hour and a half after this dinner. Guess I was missing out on the carbs! I debated my evening options: cereal + milk, toast with PB, fruit and decided that ice cream was what would hit the spot. All natural ice cream is actually a pretty good snack before bed because it’s got a little of everything: PRO, CHO + FAT. Plus it coats the stomach and always satisfied me. I topped some Breyers Triple Chocolate All Natural with some chia sprinkles and a few Annie’s chocolate bunny grahams I’ve had on hand for a while for crunch!
I’m getting in bed early to acclimate myself for my 3:45AM wake-up this Friday to catch our early flight!