Happy Humpday! 🙂 YAY! Sooo close to the weekend!
I’ve been in a bit of a food slump lately. I wake up every morning at 4:30, eat a quick breakfast, get ready and I’m at work for 9 hours–not to mention the 30-45 minute commute I make. By the time I get home I don’t have much time to prepare food so I can digest in time to go to the gym, so I find myself making a lot of the same things, hence the constant Veggie repeat. It’s quick…it’s easy…and once again it was my dinner
Gotta love em! Since I’ve officially made summer squash and zucchini a staple in my diet, I looked up a few assuring facts about them-
- Great source of Vitamin C & Potassium
- Full of anti-oxidants
- Promote Good Heart Health
The list goes on and on! I was definitely surprised and happy to read that research shows zucchini’s improve metabolism and help in preventing lung cancer. Ummm WOW! I have no idea if this is true or not but being an ex-smoker and all, I’ve decided that the zucchini is here to STAY!
I made a lovely Green Smoothie today
- Almond Milk
- Frozen Banana
- White Chocolate Peanut Butter (yumm)
Before we went to the gym tonight I did about 10 minutes of abs and did tricep kickbacks with my 8 weights. At the gym I did:
- 10 min. Eliptical w/Resisitance
- 20 min Treadmill Incline 7 (ouch)
- 3×10 Bicep Curls 10 LBS
- 3×10 Triceps 10 LBS
- 3×10 Deadlifts w/10 LB Bicep Curl
I’ve never done an incline of 7 on the treadmill before–it was kinda fun being up that high, but I could definitely feel the difference and I worked up a good sweat!
When I got home I was feeling a little creative and happened to have a Red Bell Pepper that I didn’t want to go to waste so I created a little snack
I don’t quite know what to call it yet so it is what it is…Spinach, Red Bell Pepper & hummus! It was delicious AND nutrtious as the peppers are another veggie full of disease fighting anti-oxidants and a bunch of vitamins and minerals! Plus I thought it looked pretty! 🙂
After my little snack I had a great cookie for dessert from Country Choice Organic. They’re made from pure organic ingredients! Ugh, it was so soft and melted in my mouth–I’m not a fan of had cookies, this was perfect!
Is there anyone else that has a weird schedule and a difficult time fitting everything in? What are some quick meals you like to whip up? Do you also have a GO TO like my quick & easy veggies?