Let’s recap the rest of yesterday-
I was able to hit up Walmart for some groceries last night and restocked my empty fridge. I was SO excited to find “Maranatha” brand almond butter! This is new for our store! I like almond butter more than peanut butter so this was a treat! I was going to just get plain almond butter but saw a chocolate almond spread that I could not pass up!
I also picked up some ingredients to make egg salad and a baked tofu dish. As I mentioned last week, my goal is to make at least one new recipe that I have not tried each week. This week I’m making two!
Now I have a fully stocked fridge! 🙂
Dinner last night was leftover Chinese takeout from Sunday. On the nutrition scale, this meal ranked in at about a 2. But on the “oh-so-delicious” scale, this meal was a 10!
After dinner last night I spent some time boiling eggs for the egg salad and roasting some veggies. I roasted two sweet potatoes, 2 green peppers, 1/2 onion, and some broccoli
I seasoned the veggies with salt, pepper, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. I drizzled them with olive oil and roasted for about 40 minutes on 375
Then it was onto the egg salad. I got the idea from Kelly’s blog. I really enjoy making recipes that other bloggers have made…I find so many great ideas! I changed this recipe slightly by using half egg whites and half whole eggs. I really like how it turned out, but I think I’ll only use about half the jar of olives next time, it’s pretty overpowering in taste. But good thing I LOVE olives!
I packed an egg salad sandwich for my lunch today and I can’t wait to dig in! I topped a whole wheat sandwich thin with a big helping of egg salad and sprinkled with paprika
Now, onto this morning!
I started with 30 minutes of cardio on the treadmill. I did an incline walking workout that looked like this:
- 0-5 minutes: 3.0 speed & 5% incline
- 5-15 minutes: 3.0 speed & 10% incline
- 15-20 minutes: 3.0 speed & 12% incline
- 20-25 minutes: 3.0 speed and 15% incline (my HR reached 180 here!)
- 25-28 minutes: 3.0 speed and 10% incline
- 28-29 minutes: 3.0 speed and 5% incline
- 29-30 minutes: 3.0 speed and 0% incline
After my cardio I taught a Yoga class, which went well. We tried some new balancing poses that they seemed to enjoy and have fun with!
When I got home from Yoga I took the pups for their usual 2 mile stroll. It was great, the weather was perfect!
Breakfast today was Kashi Heart to Heart cereal with fresh strawberries and original flavor almond milk. I love the taste of this milk, it has just the right amount of sweetness! I also had my usual coffee.
After breakfast a I got a marinade ready for my baked tofu that I am making tonight. I used sesame seed oil, soy sauce, and agave nectar. I can’t wait to try it out tonight! I have a lot of vegetable fried rice left over from Chinese take out, so I’ll be putting the tofu over that.
**I hope you all have a great Tuesday!**