today’s post is going to be a little quick and short winded.. well, as short winded as i can be
the reason for this is my brother and his wife just had their baby! i am not sure when we will be able to head out to the hospital to see the little guy (he was delivered 4 weeks early so we may not get to see him tonight) so we are sitting by the phone, anxiously waiting!
i happened to take photos of all 3 main meals today as well as complete a nice lower body workout, so i wanted to make sure to share everything with you guys!
breakfast: peanut butter chocolate protein oatmeal
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 T PB2 peanut butter
- 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
looks like mush, tastes like peanut butter chocolate heaven in your mouth.
adding cocoa powder to vanilla protein powder easily transforms the flavor. if you are on the fence between buying a vanilla protein powder or a chocolate one, buy the vanilla and buy a container of cocoa powder.. you will then have both flavors!
lunch: roasted turkey sandwich
- 2 slices of dave’s killer bread
- 1 wedge laughing cow cheese
- 4 oz roasted turkey
- handful of spinach
- the star of the show: a hefty slather of trader joe’s cranberry apple butter
[source. because i was too lazy to take my own photo.]
it was like thanksgiving dinner in a sandwich!
i decided to do a body for life style lower body workout today.
warmup 5 minute jog
|bulgarian split squat||15#||12 each leg||15 reps in captain’s chair|
|bulgarian split squat||20#||10 each leg||15 reps in captain’s chair|
|bulgarian split squat||25#||8 each leg||15 reps in captain’s chair|
|bulgarian split squat||30#||6 each leg||15 reps in captain’s chair|
|bulgarian split squat||20#||12 each leg||none|
|sumo jump squat||12# medicine ball||12||NA|
|stiff legged dead lifts||20#||12||30 weighted ball crunches|
|stiff legged dead lifts||30#||10||30 weighted ball crunches|
|stiff legged dead lifts||40#||8||30 weighted ball crunches|
|stiff legged dead lifts||50#||6||30 weighted ball crunches|
|stiff legged dead lifts||30#||12||none|
|stability ball ham curls||body weight||12||NA|
|seated calf raise on sled||160#||12||30 donkey kicks|
|seated calf raise on sled||180#||10||30 donkey kicks|
|seated calf raise on sled||200#||8||30 donkey kicks|
|seated calf raise on sled||220#||6||30 donkey kicks|
|seated calf raise on sled||200#||12||none|
|single leg standing calf raise||body weight||12 each leg||NA|
the end! took about 40 minutes.
last night marshall wanted chicken piccata for the first dinner of his birthday week. tonight, his special request was chicken masala.
i didn’t take play-by-play photos, but i will tell you how i made this.
first, i steamed carrots, broccoli, red bell pepper and purple cauliflower until just slightly tender.. not steamed all the way though. kept them a tad crisp.
meanwhile, i combined 2 cloves grated garlic, 1 T olive oil and a small red onion (diced) in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. once the onions were nice and soft, i added about 12 oz diced boneless, skinless chicken breast.
i seasoned the chicken with tons of spices. tumeric, cumin, chili powder, cardamom, smoked paprika, curry powder, red chili flakes and salt.
then i added the veggies to the chicken. i had to snap a photo because it was so colorful!
i just love purple cauliflower! so pretty.
to finish off the dish, i poured a jar of trader joe’s masala sauce in along with a cup of water. after it simmered for a bit i added some corn starch to thicken the sauce a bit.
marshall ate his with white rice, i ate mine with garbanzo beans.
words cannot describe how much i enjoyed this meal! it was perfectly seasoned with a nice amount of heat.. i like a little kick but not too much.
well, i am going to go ahead and publish this and hope we get to go meet my new nephew tonight!
sorry so short & boring, i’ll be back tomorrow night!
1. do you have any nieces or nephews? i have 4 nieces and now i have 5 nephews!
2. what did you have for dinner tonight? (or last night, if you are reading this on wednesday!)
xo. janetha g.