An oldie but a goodie tonight.
Chicken recipe here – http://fitfoodiefinds.com/2015/04/healthy-kung-pao-chicken/
“Rice” recipe here – http://therecipecritic.com/2015/01/cauliflower-fried-rice/ (I add garlic, ginger and any veggies I have on hand like mushrooms to round it out)
My weight loss has been plateauing for a bit. I’ll be honest, it sucks. So we’re shaking things up by trying out Cross Fit (at our friend’s amazing gym) and I’ve been taking a hard look at my sleep (which is really crappy) and my stress levels (also super crappy). In a lot of ways overhauling our diet and exercise was a lot easier than putting myself first and making time for self care and proper sleep. Funny how that works, eh?
Post CrossFit lunch. Happy I could lift my legs enough to make it to the kitchen. Gah.
Amazing mean green detox salad from Half Baked Harvest. Took me way too long to prep the veggies but the tastes are gorgeous. Roasted chickpeas are totally my jam these days.
Recipe here – http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/the-mean-green-detox-salad/
Pinch of Yum is one of my favourite sources for delicious veggie heavy recipes with just the right mix of healthiness and wonderfulness. Like this winter bliss bowl. It’s definitely part of our regular rotation.
Recipe here – http://pinchofyum.com/the-ultimate-winter-bliss-bowls
(We added an avocado split across the 4 servings to up the yum)
My lunches and dinners might be varied and exciting but breakfasts tend to be the same thing every morning. Homemade granola (we use Du La‘s great recipe), plain yogurt and usually some berries, fresh or frozen.
Slow cooker red lentil dal. Really, really delicious. Lovely to come home after a speedy birth to find dinner all ready to go.
Recipe here – http://cafejohnsonia.com/2014/02/slow-cooker-red-lentil-dal-recipe.html
I doubled all the spices except for the onion seeds, which I couldn’t find anywhere. Still was yummy though! And excellent for the slow cooker.
So there’s that. Two lofty, ambitious fitness goals that I’ve been working towards, dreaming about, visualizing almost every night. At the end of April I’ll be running 10k in Mississauga and over Thanksgiving I’ll be giving the Okanagan half marathon a go. If you are in either of these places at those times I’d love to see/hear you along the route or at the finish.
Lately I’ve been feeling like I’m in an exercise rut. Signing up for these races has been a great motivator to try something different and set a goal that’s not related to the scale. I’ve been following a very simple walk/run program and it’s so exciting to get through each week feeling stronger than the last. The numbers on the scale have been slow to move these past few weeks so it’s been nice to focus on something else.
Made Pinch of Yum’s creamy spinach lentils tonight. Two enthusiastic thumbs up. Lentils are amazing powerhouses of protein, fiber and all sorts of good stuff. And they’re cheap!
Recipe here – http://pinchofyum.com/one-pot-creamy-spinach-lentils
This is one of my favourite dinners, I just wish it didn’t take so long to make. There might have been some hanger in the kitchen tonight. Niçoise salad from ReBar‘s great cookbook, topped with poached salmon.