Help! Someone think of a title for me!
I got home today excited for my bike ride to the gym. But also wishing I could just lounge on the couch. Remembering what I said yesterday about loving my bike ride so much I decided to do it just for the mental boost. It was worth it! A lovely ride, followed by a quick 30 minutes on the ET and about 10 minutes of heavy weights. My arms are feeling more toned – yoga? Swimming? Weights? x3?
Before I left for the gym at 5:00, playtime came in the form of a mixed up snack:
A tablespoon– of yogurt (all that was left!) mixed with a fruit cup I brought home from work, some chai granola, chia seeds, coconut – I think that was it!? Workouts are more fun if you have a big snack first and don’t feel the need to rush home for dinner!
But dinner was worth rushing for anyways. We bought some red quinoa the other week, which I have never had. I have no idea if the red kind is any different than the yellow, but I swear this tasted waaaaaay better!
Matt and I had no plans for dinner tonight (traveling on weekends means we basically just wing it each night for dinner). I told him to make a grain and roast some veggies and we’d figure it out when I got home.
We ended up making a salad with it and it was awesome!!!!!!!
Red Quinoa Sweet + Salty Salad
- 2 cups cooked red quinoa
- ~2 cups roasted veggies (we used mushrooms, pepper, zucchini and roasted them at 400* until charred)
- 4" long English cucumber, diced
- 1/2 an avocado, diced
- Chopped almonds for garnish
Dressing to pour on top:
- 2 tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
- Juice of half a lemon
- Pinch Garlic Gold (or comparable garlic flavoring)
Consumed outside in lemon sunshine
I did a few hours of homework for my internship 🙁
And then got a little hungry. Found this in the back of the fridge. Put on some cacao nibs. Chomped. Checked the expiration date: 4.5.10. Threw the rest way. It didn’t taste bad, so I hope I’m OK! I’ve eaten yogurt expired by a few weeks, but never more than a month….
Can’t wait for summer!