A Swim, A Salad, and The World’s Most Random Casserole

Morning, friends! We have some snow here in DC today – enough to cancel my morning track workout and to give the government a 2 hour delay, but that’s about it. I hope those of you farther north are staying safe under the piles of white stuff it sounds like you’re getting – yikes! Since my track workout was cancelled, I decided spur of the moment to sign up for a lunchtime trial class at OrangeTheory! I’ve been wanting to try it out forever (they give you a first class free) and I figure that’s just as close to a track workout as I can get. I’ll let you guys know what I think – rushing over there in a minute!

As for yesterday’s workout, I headed to the pool! It had been awhile since I’d gone swimming and it felt nice to get back in there. My triceps were actually really sore from the pole hiking I did over the weekend at Canyon Ranch!


On the food front, yesterday for lunch I made one of my standard favorite massive salads. Lots of greens and veggies, plus some canned chickpeas, 90 second microwave brown rice, avocado, and homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Delish!


For dinner last night, I made the world’s most random casserole. I was planning to make Mexican Lasagna (<—recipe) since it’s on the Winter Shape Up meal plan, but I totally forgot to get more tortillas, so I got creative. I was inspired by my Mexican Brown Rice Casserole from a million years ago, and did a sort of variation on that!

Into a large bowl, I threw: leftover cooked chopped chicken (about 2 cups?) + 1 cup hummus + 1 cup salsa + 2 eggs + 1 can black beans (drained/rinsed) + 1 container 90 second brown rice. Mix it all up, pop it in a baking dish, and cook at 375 for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until it was set/fully cooked through.


Matt was extremely weirded out by all the ingredients going into this pan together…


But what do you know? It was actually really good. :) Especially with a little hot sauce on top (for him)! We also had some salad on the side.


As for breakfast this morning, I’m back on the green smoothie train after being reminded how much I love them while at Canyon Ranch! Matt was working from home until about 10, so I made us a both smoothies with kale + vanilla almond milk + plain Greek yogurt + chia seeds + banana. Yum!


And now, off to OrangeTheory! I’m excited. :)

Have a great day, my friends! Don’t forget to check in over on the Winter Shape Up Week 1 Meal Plan page with how things are going to be entered to win the Cabot giveaway!


  1. 1

    I have been having green smoothies every morning for a couple years now. I think I may have a problem haha. I buy 6 giant bags of greens from Costco whenever I go and freeze half of them so they dont go bad. I live in the city, so I try and make the trip every 2 weeks since I hate getting my car out.

    Looking forward to hearing how the class goes!

  2. 4

    Okay, that lunch bowl looks seriously divine. I’ve got lunch plans today, so it will most definitely be happening for dinner!

  3. 5

    I love it when I throw random ingredients together and its a great meal. Look forward to hearing your thoughts on Orange Theory. It looks like a tough workout.

  4. 6

    Ah I can’t wait to hear about Orange Theory!!!

  5. 7

    You’ll have to let us know how you liked Orange Theory. I’ve heard a lot about them. There’s one about 5 minutes away from me, I should really go check it out.

  6. 8

    So impressed you went for a swim! I look like a drowning fish when I try to swim, so I pretty much just stick to running :).

    Buckets of salad = my jam. Love it!

    Have an awesome night, Anne!

  7. 9

    Adding hummus to a casserole sounds odd, but I’m sure it tasted good! It looks yummy

  8. 10
    Roadrunner says

    Well done on the swim — and a great looking smoothie!

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.