YO! another monday down in the books.
how was your monday? mine consisted of meetings from 7 AM to 11 AM. i am not exaggerating! luckily, one of those meetings was held at the original pancake house.. if you are a long-time reader, you know i go there every monday for a meeting.
i got my usual egg whites + oatmeal.. i got a little wild today and threw some bananas on top.
lunch came in the form of leftovers. i have eaten leftovers for lunch every work day for the whole month of february, aside from one day when marshall brought me lunch. that is why you haven’t really seen a lot of breakfasts & lunches. they are booo-ring.
minestrone soup + a whole wheat roll.
soup is always better the second time around. something about flavors melding. i am going to track down momma b’s minestrone soup recipe and post it sometime or another. promise.
because i am on a roll, i may as well show you my snack.
greek yogurt + mighty maple peanut butter + nature’s path ancient grains granola.
after work it was straight home to pound out a workout before sitting on the couch, because i know i wouldn’t have got up. i was beat!
i have been hooked on the bodyrock.tv workouts lately. if i am not doing HIIT at the gym, i am doing these workouts in my spare bedroom!
it was a 300 rep workout where you time yourself and then when you revisit it, you try to do it faster. you can find the outline of the workout on the bodyrock.tv website. it requires NO equipment, which i love!
i did the whole workout in 26:08.
and then i died.
i came back to life to make dinner.
wait. no. not those kind. i made my own.
i used to LOVE hot pockets and would eat them almost every day after school. my two favorite kinds were the broccoli, chicken & cheddar and the pepperoni pizza. i decided to make a healthier version for dinner tonight.
first, i sautéed some bell pepper & onion and sliced some olives.
oh.. and i finally found a reason to use this spice from my spice rack! ha.
i heated a pita pocket for 12 seconds in the microwave. no more, no less. then, I sliced off the tip. (TWSS.)
marshall & i filled our pitas with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, the pepper+ onion mix and black olives. i put turkey pepperoni in mine.. but marshall called me out and said that turkey pepperoni is really processed. we are trying to eat less processed foods these days. however, making our own hot pockets at home is a whole hell of a lot better than eating the frozen version, which is absurdly processed. eh.. pick your battles?
i put the pockets on a baking sheet and then baked them at 375 for about 5-7 minutes, just until the cheese was melty on the inside. then, i took them out of the oven and topped them with more sauce and cheese, then put them back in to broil until the cheese was melted on top.
sounds like a process, but it was super easy.
we ate our hot pockets with salad.
i promise you one thing: this was WAY better than the “real” hot pockets. if that’s what you want to refer to them as. however, these were way more real.
and way delicious.
marshall even had two.
these were SO easy and i am already dreaming up other variations of hot pockets. because we are trying to cut out the processed foods, i want to make my own dough from scratch sometime soon. however, the whole wheat pitas i used are great in a pinch. i bought them at sunflower market and they don’t have any crap in them.
*by the way*
for those who have asked, i haven’t forgotten about the 30 day challenge. i just have a lot of things to blog about and would rather save those topics for days that i have nothing to say. this post is already SO long as it is, no need to make it even longer with a topic from the list. plus i have a killer paper cut on my right index finger and typing is a real pain. literally. i will eventually complete all 30 topics. slowly but surely!
well, i have to go bake something. tomorrow happens to be national peanut butter lovers day and it wouldn’t be right to not take something to the office in celebration of this glorious holiday.
also, i will have a recipe for peanut butter chocolate protein cereal tomorrow, so stay tuned. i made it tonight and it’s already almost gone…
1. what frozen foods would you want to make yourself? this is a challenge i take on often. sometimes, when i need dinner inspiration, i will walk down the frozen dinner aisle to see what i can make myself.
2. do you work out at home or at the gym? i used to be a gym rat, but thanks to bodyrock.tv i have been working out at home more and more lately.
xo. janetha g.