Namaste + Pasta soup!October 4, 2012 - Author: Ashlee - No Comments
It’s my Friday! Woohoo! I look forward to our annual trip to a cabin in Broken Bow/Beaver’s Bend, OK all year, and I am so excited that it’s finally here!
I celebrated by wearing my casual Friday Thursday outfit! My company’s logo is hiding somewhere under that mess of hair that desperately needs to be trimmed!
OH, and I woke up this morning without a shirt on (?!). I had a dream I was getting in the shower, but I was only halfway awake and didn’t realize what I was doing until I finally woke up at 6:40. ha! Weird things always happen to us when we are sleeping…like the time we jumped out of our window to escape an “intruder” at 3am, but that’s a-whole-nother story for another day!
Remember the whole mice-in-the-office fiasco from Tuesday? On Wednesday we still had some nasty little things running around the office, so I spent my day with my boots propped up safely on this empty box. Better safe than sorry!
BREAKFAST: Blueberry + Egg Bagelwich – 212 Calories
- 1 Blueberry Bagel Thin
- 1 organic egg + 1 organic egg white
- 1/2 T No Sugar Added Blackberry preserves (from Fischer’s)
LUNCH: Mashed Klondike Potatoes + Baked Beans + Salad
One of my favorite meals growing up was fried chicken with baked beans and mashed potatoes. The ultimate comfort food in my opinion! I still love the combination, but attempt to make it a bit healthier now by 1. using vegetarian (fat free) beans 2. not adding fat (butter) to my potatoes and 3. leaving out the chicken fried steak
- 1 serving Bush’s Vegetarian Baked Beans
- 1 serving Klondike Gold mashed potatoes (boiled and mashed with 1/4 almond milk + salt + pepper)
- Romaine + grape tomato salad with balsamic vinegar drizzle
SNACK 1: Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffin + PB + Jelly
A few Sundays ago I made a couple dozen zucchini muffins to freeze for healthy grab and go snacks. I can’t find the recipe anywhere, but was able to look back on myfitnesspal account and see the nutrition info. They are GOOD and very moist, so hopefully I can find the recipe for you guys!
- 1 whole wheat zucchini muffin (vegan + oil free + 92 calories!)
- 1/2 T natural pb
- 1/2 T No sugar added blackberry preserves
*HER* DINNER: Hearty Pasta and Veggie Soup + Hummus Toast
Dinner was an attempt to get rid of the produce in the house before it went bad while we are out of town. I didn’t really have a plan or recipe; just crossed my fingers it would all come together. And it definitely did! Yum!
Chop whatever veggies you have on hand roughly (aka quickly)
Add water, crushed tomatoes, pasta, seasonings, oil and veggies to pot
Bring to boil then simmer until veggies are tender and most of the juice is absorbed
Add greens for an extra boost of nutrition
Serve with a side of toast + hummus + tomato paste (this is an awesome combo!)
Hearty Veggie + Pasta Soup
- 4 C Water
- 2 C Crushed Tomatoes
- 1 C Small pasta
- 1 Zucchini, chopped
- 1 Yellow squash, chopped
- 10 Grape tomatoes, chopped
- 1 Carrot, chopped
- 2 C Greens
- Combine, cook, top with 1 T (non-dairy) cheese, eat! Simple.
*HIS* DINNER: Tuna Sub + Kettle Chips from Subway
Hubby had another out of town softball game, so he fended for himself at dinner. Subway is his go to meal when I don’t cook for him. I’m ok with it, because he could certainly do a lot worse!
SNACK 2: Pretzel Crisps + Hummus – 80 calories
While dinner was cooking I had a bite of pretzel crisps + hummus. I was starving and didn’t want to overeat at dinner because of it!
“Where do you get your protein?” tally for the day? 53 grams in 1,219 calories.
WORK IT OUT
After dinner I headed (back) to Starbucks to do some work on my laptop and enjoy the atmosphere. I really do love it there! I wrapped it up at 9:25 when I started getting death stares from the employees and headed to the gym. My muscles were SO tight and I just needed a good streeeeetch.
I completed a 40 minute yoga + pilates fusion and felt awesome after!
Headed home, ate a mug o’ Chex with almond milk (137 calories), and watched a little tv.
I peeked in the bedroom and noticed someone had put herself to bed. Took it as a hint, and crashed!