i am running a 5k in less than 9 hours yet i am just opening my laptop to type up a post. is there something wrong with this picture? yeah, probably.. but that isn’t going to stop my from rambling my little heart out :)
hope you all enjoyed gabriela’s awesome post yesterday! make sure you check it out if you haven’t yet.
well, it is friday..you know what that means (do you? maybe you don’t..)
JUST THE HIGHLIGHTS!
for some reason, my live writer is all sorts of skewy (yes, i made that word up) right now and won’t let me enlarge or color the font. as much as i love colorful, big headers for each highlight.. bold and underlined will just have to do this time around.
i am sure you care.
highlight #1: the comeback of yoatgurt!
290 calories, 6g fat, 30g carbs, 32g protein
haven’t seen me eat this in awhile, have ya? this had 1/3 cup oats, 1 container (6 oz) plain fat free chobani, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder and 2 TB of PB2.
i really shouldn’t let so much time come between me and my favorite breakfasts.
highlight #2: sabrina’s salad challenge!
so i have been wanting to eat more salads lately. it is like something was aligned with the stars and the moon because yesterday, after eating this amazing salad that i am going to show you in a second, i got an email from sabrina announcing her “i love salad! challenge” <—that is a link. go read about it. sabrina said: “I challenge YOU to change up your every day salad to something new and different. Add different vegetables and toppings, and turn your salad into a fun and exciting meal.” how appropriate. i had literally just eaten a new, different and DELICIOUS salad. here it is:
this was a salad comprised of a 7 lettuce blend, sprouts, cucumbers, mini bell peppers, grilled chicken and the best part.. a dressing made from sun dried tomato basil hummus (cedar’s brand) and french’s mustard.. which i thinned with water. got this idea from HEABs.
simple, flavorful, low calorie and delicious.
i ate it alongside the last of my broccoli basil couscous.
i encourage everyone to participate in sabrina’s challenge!
highlight #3: cooking with tofu for marshall!
you may have heard me mentioning lately that marshall does not want to eat as much meat these days. however, i am a protein whore and everything i fix always has chicken, beef, ground turkey.. some type of meat. well, i am trying to be a good wife-to-be and branching out with marshall’s preferences in mind.
so i made tofu :)
i know, nothing shocking.. but it is something i don’t usually do, so it was fun and he appreciated it.
first, i baked some extra firm tofu using kristin’s method.
next, i took a recipe for sweet & spicy tofu out of the latest issue of oxygen magazine. it was a stir fry consisting of bell peppers, garlic, onion, bok choy,
mushrooms (omitted those for marshall’s sake, sigh, it was hard to do). the sauce consisted of soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, honey and spices.
check it out.. three burners AND the oven in use at once. sheesh, it was quite the production! but i love when i have multiple burners AND the oven goin’ on at the same time. i wish my new house had TWO ovens!!
on the back burners: steamed veggies and brown rice.
i was really impressed with this recipe. oxygen magazine never lets me down.
oh, and in case you were wondering.. it got his seal of approval :)
highlight #4: trying something new with my morning oats AND using my new breakfast bowl!
so i am late to the party when it comes to adding egg whites directly to my oats. i know, what kind of protein whore am i?! clearly not whorish enough. until today.
after recently hearing ashley and lori rave about the egg whites, i decided it was time. i did my usual mix of 1/3 cup oats on the stovetop, but before stirring in the protein powder i stirred in one egg white, then i added the chocolate protein powder.
i really enjoyed the added egg white. i couldn’t taste it but it definitely made the oats better. i will be doing this from now on~ and trying various mix in methods i’ve seen in the blog world.
second part of the highlight.. that awesome breakfast bowl my mom brought back (from california) for me! yaaa.
yes. it wins at life. thanks mom.
highlight #5: celebrating national eggs benedict day with HEAB’s 5 minute fancy breakfast.
i made mine with an alternative english muffin, two small slices of columbus brand low sodium herbed turkey breast, sliced tomatoes, two poached eggs (a little too poached) and topped with heather’s special hollandaise sauce.
assembly line steeze:
~370 calories, 16g fat, 27g carbs, 28g protein (you can lower the fat by omitting one of the yolks.. but why would you want to?!)
glorious! and delicious. make this. now.
highlight #6: i ate a whole costco sized bag of mini peppers within the last 24 hours.
hmmm.. this photo tells me i need a bang trim, a ring resize, a teeth whitening session and another bag of mini peppers. always buckle up, it’s the law. but it isn’t the law to not take photos of yourself eating peppers while driving, ok? ok. glad that’s clear.
highlight #7: we picked up our race packets today.
no photo. just a highlight. you will see photos tomorrow :)
highlight #8: leftovers for dinner.
oh, i also had a killer upper body workout tonight, but i don’t want to go into the details because it is late.
time for flashback friday!
this coming sunday marks the closing day for brighton, which is the snowboarding resort where i have a season pass. the last day is always a blast. there are morning mimosas, BBQs in the parking lot,
ridiculous girls people snowboarding in bikinis.. it is fun. i am excited.
i didn’t get to snowboard as much this season as i would have liked to. life got in the way.. i guess i am growing up. it is sort of sad. people MOVE to salt lake city for the snowboarding. i have had the chance to make friends with people from australia, new zeland, norway, germany, england and all over the states.. and i didn’t even have to go anywhere to do so.
i have noticed that as the years go by, the snowboarding scene i was in gets smaller and smaller. well, the scene is still there, just not the same people. and it just isn’t like it used to be. we go up to snowboard and barely recognize anyone~ it used to be super different, every face we saw was familiar. i guess it is all a part of growing up? sigh.
for this week’s flashback i thought i would flashback to past brighton parking lot parties. these aren’t all from the last day, just from the past few seasons.
2007 season: (this is the season that i broke my arm, in these photos i just went up to the resort to hang out, not to snowboard!)
2008 season: the first and last season i got marshall to go snowboarding!
how funny.. i used to always have fake nails.
see ya next season, brighton.
BIG AGENDA THIS WEEKEND:
- 5k in the morning
- possible massage
- pick out sinks for our kitchen/bathrooms
- BBQ with friends saturday night
- last day at brighton on sunday / BBQ in parking lot
- dinner at parents’ house sunday night (is that ok, mom?)
have a great weekend, friends.
1. what is your favorite color of bell pepper? i have thought a lot about this after eating the whole bag. red is definitely my favorite. if we are talking pizza, then green may get my vote.
2. winter sports.. have you done them? do you do them? which ones? does it even snow where you live? discuss. i started skiing when i was four and switched to snowboarding when i was twelve, which i have done ever since! i love utah and our snow.. i am a lucky girl.
xo. janetha b.