Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Healthy Lunches

I've been trying to plan healthy lunches to bring to work, but I am tired of eating the same old things every day.  Here are a couple new lunch ideas I tried this week:

Hummus, kalamata olives, feta cheese, and spring greens in a pita pocket.  Strawberries and pineapple.

Carrots, peppers and hummus.  Strawberries with nonfat greek yogurt.  Grilled chicken over spring greens.
I found these individual hummus packs at Sams Club- they are great to grab on the go! Over the weekend we barbecued and had left over chicken-- perfect to add to a salad for lunch during the week!  I had a bigger lunch today because i'm going to take a cycling class after work today :)

Cycling and Biking

I have taken a few cycling classes and have fallen in love with it! It is an AMAZING workout and so much FUN!!  The room is dark with some colorful lights on and loud fun music.  Indoor cycling is a great workout and always puts me in a good mood!

I am not a runner, but have always loved biking!  I like that it is low impact.  We are lucky in St. Louis because there are so many great trails to ride.

Matt and I love to bike the Katy Trail.  Biking is a great way to get exercise and spend time together. :) Last weekend we celebrated our anniversary in Herman, MO and brought our bikes along.  We rode a new section of the Katy Trail in Rhineland.  The Katy Trail is 240 miles long- so many areas to explore, lucky us!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Feels like spring!

Sunday it was sunny and 70 degrees!  It's amazing what a little warm weather and sunshine does to improve my mood.  :)  I was driving around listening to music with the sunroof down-- makes running errands a little easier. I also sat outside on the deck with a glass of wine.  Lilly and Bailey love running around outside and barking at birds and squirrels :)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Healthy Asian

Honey Sesame Chicken, Quinoa, & Edamame

Honey Sesame Chicken

1 lb chicken tenders
3 T olive oil
1 cup honey
2 T sesame seeds
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 t. salt
1 t. pepper
Place in crockpot if all fresh on low for about 6 hours and if you want to freeze it: 
Place all ingredients in freezer bag, toss to coat and freeze then place in crockpot and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
Once it's done remove chicken & shred, and then return to sauce.Can serve over hot cooked rice/ quinoa or serve as lettuce wraps..

We used Quinoa which we seasoned with Asian five spice 

The Edamame we used