Today turned out to be meatless, but it was not my intention. I do enjoy those days when they happen. I just subscribed to Vegetarian Times so maybe they will happen more often. I don’t think I will ever go totally meatless. I like to think of myself as a flexitarian. 🙂
This afternoon I went for a mile walk with the dogs and my daughter. We stopped at home and dropped the dogs off and I got started on my run. I ran for 25 minutes and then we stopped at a park for some eats and fun. I had some trail mix and lot’s of water!
After we played for a while, we walked back home. I probably went about 4.5 miles total today. My knee feels pretty good, but it’s still not normal and my hips get super tight! I just have to remember that I have come a long way! For the past two years I could not run much at all so it’s progress.
I was craving this salad that I made a while back. It’s a baby spinach, couscous, and bulgur platter! When we got home I wanted it for lunch, but it ended up being super late for a lunch (2:00 pm!) and I forgot that I needed to chill the bulgur mix for a minimum of 2 hours! So I worked on making it for dinner and ate this instead:
It was a fried egg, Muenster cheese, spinach and sprouted bread sandwich thrown into the toaster oven. It was so good! I also washed it down with one of these:
A new to me GT I have never had! I loved it! I found it at Whole Foods. I am not a regular shopper there because the closest two stores are about 40-45 minutes away in opposite directions! When I do go, I like to try new things. This was one of my weekend finds. 🙂
So I finally got to eat the salad I was craving!
I know it does not look like much, I threw him together quickly because I was hungry and my husband was on his way home (we had to pick up the truck with it’s new tires), but it’s such a wonderful mix of flavors. The bulgur, couscous, and chickpea mixture has cumin running through it! The spinach has a yogurt red wine vinaigrette dressing so it’s tangy, and the sweet apple and oniony flavor just add to the mix! I ate it with about four carrot sticks (my daughter was eating them and it looked good) and a tiny smear of PB.
I got hungry later and ended up making another great smoothie! He was tropical! Sort of. It went like this:
- 1 c coconut water
- 2 cups de-stemmed, chopped kale
- 1 heaping cup frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 scoop Jay Robb whey protein in Pina Colada! (I won this packet and surprisingly it was good! I had my doubts, but it was good!)
I doubt that I will eat anything else tonight. The smoothie mix I did made a ton (and I ate it all myself)! I show one glass, but I am sure it would have filled two easy! I always pour one, put it in the freezer and eat the rest out of the blender and then go back to the cup. 🙂
So that’s my eating day with this post and the previous one. I had another good day. I hope you did too!
Have a good night and I will talk to you soon!