Today I want to take a walk so I can start doing my cardio on my off days. I will aim for 30 minutes to an hour. It's so hot outside and hard to breathe, that I don't know if I would be able to do a full hour. I will start with 30 and go from there.
On the food side of things, I'm still packing our lunches and it really helps to have things pre-packed and pre-portioned. That way I can't overeat and I go back to whatever it is I'm doing, work, house stuff, etc. Yesterday for dinner we had quesadillas, another dinner idea from 100 Days of Real Food. You take the leftover pork carnitas and spread some pork and a little shredded pepper jack cheese on three tortillas. Fold the tortillas with the filling in half, spray each side with olive oil cooking spray, and cook each side for 2-3 minutes on medium heat until the tortilla is golden brown and crispy. We each had three and ate them with a side of sliced baby bell peppers. It was really good. Simple and very satisfying. (There's no picture because we scarfed them down before I could take a picture :-p)
Sunday I made a big pot of fettuccine. It was also on the free meal plan I got from 100 Days of Real Food. I followed the recipe, but made a few tweaks. One, I double the sauce recipe and that was just enough for 13 oz of pasta. Probably not as healthy, but I love my fettucine alfredo saucy. I will be eating that for lunch the rest of this week. I also added an 8 oz carton of sliced mushrooms to the sauce and then poured that over the pasta. It probably would have worked better to heat the noodles in the sauce. I am sure the starches from the pasta would have thickened the sauce. Oh well. :-p
|It's thick--like a Wendy's frosty!!|
2 bananas, frozen
2 T cocoa powder
1/2 cup skim milk
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
2 T honey (or extra to taste)
Blend all ingredients in food processor or blender until smooth. If you have any lumps of banans that just won't blend, drizzle a little more milk into your blender or fp until all is smooth. Yum!
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
2 bananas, frozen
4 T peanut butter
2 cups skim milk
Blend until smooth. Thick and scrumptious!!!