Wow, Thursday already!
I love when the week goes by fast. Work has been very busy so before I know it, 5 o'clock rolls around and I get to go home and try new recipes. Last week I found this recipe from OhSheGlows for a nice salad with what sounded like a unique dressing and I kind of got hooked on it. I had it 4 days in a row and it was not only filling but delicious. Here is my version...
- Spinach (I use organic baby spinach)
- I cup of chickpeas (I use the organic canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed)
- Red & Green Peppers, chopped
- raw walnuts, chopped
- Dried cranberries
- 1-2 tsp hemp hearts
- Feta Cheese
(Have fun and add whatever veggies you like)
- Half a medium avocado
- 1 Tbsp Tahini (I use organic, in the organic isle at Superstore)
- 1-2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Cold Pressed)
- 1 Garlic clove, chopped (or a dash of garlic powder)
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1/2 Tbsp Lemon juice (or 1/4 fresh lemon squeezed)
- 1/4 tsp of sea salt
Method: Use a blender and mix all of the above ingredients. OR Just use a potato masher & fork to blend until it is all incorporated into a thick sauce. Mix the dressing into the salad. When you are ready to eat, chop an apple into bite size pieces and add to the top and serve! It's wonderful. It almost has the same consistency as a ceasar salad dressing but much much cleaner!! Enjoy!
Workouts have been going great. I got a good 30 minute workout in every morning this week. So far all 4 of my goals have been met with 4 days left to go. The only goal that I am finding difficult is the zero sugar (chocolate). I have actually felt a bit light headed a few times but have worked through it with lots of water. I am feeling good overall though and I am very happy with myself.
My favortie workouts with Bodyrock are the bodyweight routines using nothing but your interval timer. They posted a new one this week that I wanted to share with you guys.
Well Dragon's Den is on so I am going to go watch it and have an apple with some homemade peanut butter :) Great snack. Oh and yes I will post the homamde peanut butter recipe very soon. It is a two part post that you will LOOOOOOVE! ;)
Have a great day!
Lots of love,