Good morning, my friends! I’m loving all the Winter Shape Up updates you are sharing – please keep them coming over on the Winter Shape Up Week 1 Meal Plan page! :) You can comment over there up to once per day as your entry into this week’s giveaway which is from Sabra, my favorite hummus company. Also, if you’re joining in on the fun and haven’t added yourself to the private Facebook group for the Winter Shape Up yet, come on over! We have over 600 people already and it’s serving to be a really fun space for you guys to inspire and motivate each other. Thank you to all that are participating!
Anyway! I decided to join in on the fun myself and made a big grain/bean/veggie salad yesterday for lunch.
I’m not a huge sandwich person, at least not everyday, and this sort of salad is pretty much my standard lunch go to. It’s really satisfying, quick, and easy to mix it up with flavor combinations – different grains, beans, toppings, etc!
Yesterday’s was a Mexican-ish salad. I started with a base of this baby kale – I’m really digging this lately to mix it up from my standard mixed greens or arugula.
The salad also featured some 90 second plain brown rice (best invention ever), salsa, black beans, chopped peppers, and avocado.
I also threw some leftover string beans on there for good measure. Easy and awesome!
I also enjoyed a couple clementines. Love clementines! I hadn’t bought them yet this year since I usually walk to the grocery store and the big case of them is really heavy/awkward, but I drove yesterday and took advantage of the fact that I had a car with me. Yum!
The Mexican theme continued last night! I was planning to make my Almond Encrusted Tilapia per the Winter Shape Up plan, but I ended up needing to work for most of the evening and Matt was nice enough to make us dinner while I tried to finish everything up. On the menu: tacos made with ground turkey cooked in a homemade mix of Mexican seasonings.
Matt assembling his feast (I had 2 tacos):
Delicious! Taco night never fails. Just sayin’.
Time to get back to it – I’m having one of those days where I’m feeling really stressed and scattered… hoping that closing all the windows on my computer except what I actually need to work on will help. Any other tips?
Until next time, my friends – have a nice day!
p.s. For my teenage vegetarian readers, or those with teenaged vegetarian children: one of my dietitian friends just came out with a book called “The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian” – check it out if you’re interested! I’m so proud of her. :)