Hope you’re all doing well. I went to work today and I thought I’d show you what I brought with me. Yesterday I bought some new thermos containers that are stack-able and I also bought collapsible cutlery…LOL They were too cute and I got them in my favorite color…purple.
I’m sick with a cold & dry cough, so for lunch I made lentil soup and I had some canned sliced peaches that are packed in water.
Dinner: Is grilled chicken, feta, cucumbers, olives, grape tomatoes, celery & for dressing I have just balsamic vinegar.
What do you take for lunch ? & dinner?
This was a first for me and it was a great refreshing meal and everyone said it was a keeper.
I had fresh corn tortillas, I made a avocado black bean salsa with a side veggie of roasted asparagus with parmesan.
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup black beans, rinsed
1/2 cup corn
2 avocados, diced
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro, minced
1 jalapeño, seeded, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 pound shrimp, raw, shelled, deveined
For Salsa: Combine green onion, tomato, black beans, corn, lime juice, and cilantro, mix well and set aside.
Make the Shrimp: Heat grill to medium.
Meanwhile, mix the olive oil, chili powder, salt, pepper, cumin, and shrimp in a large bowl.
Stir until shrimp are evenly coated with seasoning.
Grease grill with a wad of paper towels dipped in vegetable oil or non-flammable cooking spray.
Place shrimp on grill and cook until just opaque, about 1-1/2 – 2 minutes per side.
Cover to keep shrimp warm.
Grill the tortillas until warm and slightly charred, about 20 seconds per side. (Or heat tortillas in microwave according to package instructions.)
Spoon avocado salsa generously over warm tortillas, then top with 3 shrimp.
Serve tacos with lime wedges on the side.
I love kettlebells and over the years I’ve gotten to really like a few exercises, it’s a great piece of equipment for a total body workout and cardio all in one. Below is my Kettlebell workout give it a try and let me know what you think. I use bell that are 25 lbs-35 lbs, working my way up the bell ladder.
If you’re a beginner, pick a few of the exercises and complete them in a sequence workout doing 3 sets of 12-15 reps each. If you’ve been around the block or two, try to get through the whole sequence two times through doing 12-15 reps of each exercise.
Around the world
(keep your core tight)
Bridge Triceps Pullover
Double Rack Squat
Pass Through Lunge
Single Arm Swing
Turkish Get Ups
(side to side)
Single Leg Deadlift
Figure 8 + Squat
(Keep core tight, back straight)
Clean & Press
I hope you all had a wonderful week. My week was very eventful with my kids both being in high school this year.
Today I was on the ball. Brought my kids to school, went straight to the gym, ran some errands and even started the crock pot and made beef stroganoff for the family since I have to work tonight.
I found this today, had to get it. It’s going to be my new food journal.
I truly believe that if you surround yourself with positive people, quotes etc you will have a better response throughout your day.
“The future starts today not tomorrow.”
I had an awesome workout today, I did an hour of kettlebells. I used 25-30 lb bells, talk about getting a full body workout and cardio all in one. I didn’t use the pink bell but its just too cute not to be in the pic. Lol
Breakfast: I only had one slice because it was so filling plus I had a cup of coffee. This Dempsters Thin is just 45 calories per slice, they’re very thin, that’s why I had made two slices, thinking it wasn’t going to be enough. But I was wrong, my eyes were hungry. I also use all natural, no sugar added Peanut Butter. YUMMY!!!
I had a great workout today Back & Biceps and I made myself a protein shake plus I made a pitcher of unsweetened tea. It’s 64 oz and that’s my goal for today. If anyone is interested in this ice tea maker here’s a link.
Note to self:
30 grams of light feta is 6 grams of protein and 60 calories
1 cup of chickpeas is 11 grams of protein and s 215 calories
I could have 60 grams of feta and have 12 grams of protein and consume 120 calories. I think that’s a better food choice.
For dinner I made steak and cheese subs for the family but my was without the 9′ bun but I had all the toppings and roasted cauliflower on the side.
Toppings were sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers, mozzarella cheese, tomato, shredded lettuce & pickles.
This past week I’ve been M.I.A. due to the fact that my daughter had her grade 8 graduation. I know it’s as thing now, who knew! When I went from elementary school into high school all we got was a pat on the back and good wishes for the years to come. Now it’s a full out party, the girls are all dressed up with pretty prom dresses, hair & make up and not to mention the manicures & pedicures and the boys are all very handsome in their suits.
OK so this week I still managed to take pics of my meals so you’ll have a glimpse of what I ate this week.
Have a wonderful Sunday