I don’t know what I was thinking.
Last night, I envisioned myself sitting down for 8 hours. Finishing homework. Completing the powerpoint presentation. Finishing.
But, really, who was I fooling? Sitting down for such a long period of time is not possible. Was not possible. I gave up after the first hour and decided that I would be more productive if I gave myself mini-breaks spread throughout the day. 😉
Pb&Jam and Banana Oats!
I wanted a pb and jelly sandwich. I wanted oatbran. I wanted both.
I cooked up a nice big batch of banana ‘n’ oatbran (my regular, go-to recipe) and topped it off with granola, coconut, Trader Joe’s raspberry jam (which tastes surprisingly close to homemade!), and a big scoop of Teddy peanut butter.
The best of both worlds.
You all know how much I love my salmon. Especially the wild caught variety.
My family has tried all kinds of marmalades and toppings, but I alwasy go back to preferring the simpler side of things. My dad poured on a teensy amount of Lite Soy Sauce for flavor, sprinkled on some freshly cracked black pepper, and grilled that baby up. No words. None. Zilch. I think I could live on salmon (I say this about a lot of things, don’t I?)
On the side, I had 1/2 a large sweet potato and some steamed green & wax beans that I picked up from a local organic farm.
Afternoon Snack: 6-oz. yogurt + 2 T. crushed flax + Pumpkin Flax Granola + Trader Joe’s Almond Butter
This afternoon, there were blue skies smiling at me…
…begging me to go outside. The sky seemed to be saying, “Sarah, you need some Vitamin D. Come on out and play!”
I couldn’t say no! I have absolutely no willpower when it comes to such things.
I grabbed two prunes for a source of psychological energy (running without eating something—anything!—beforehand always makes me feel ‘draggy’…I’m convinced it’s all mental!) before waltzing my way out the door.
I’m normally not much of an afternoon runner, but today’s run was fantastic. I focused on keeping my pace slow and even, while just having fun with my new sneakers. Hopping over curbs. Running in dirt paths. Taking in the summery breeze. Feeling strong.
The run in three words: Wonderful. Brisk. Delicious.
Three and a half miles later, I was home icing my knees and feeling on top of the world. I think I need to start introducing more afternoon runs for a fun change of pace. 😀
This is my quintessential “quick and easy” pizza recipe. It’s not quite as crisp, airy and amazing as my other pizza dough recipe (under the “Recipe” section,) but it’s super fast and still delicious. No rising required. You’ll have it on the table in no time. And it may just save you from ordering takeout when you want pizza in a hurry during a busy night. And that, my friends, is what makes this pizza recipe a true family favorite. 😀
pizza slice x 2
Quick and Easy Pizza
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 c. warm water
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 T. olive oil
- 2-1/2 c. whole wheat flour (or a mixture of white and wheat if you prefer)
- additional toppings: favorite sauce (I use canned tomato sauce with garlic powder, fresh basil and oregano added in) and veggies
- Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in remaining ingredients until stiff ball forms. Let rest about 5 minutes.
- Spread dough out on sprayed cookie sheet. Add sauce and veggies.
- Cook at 425 for 18 minutes.
+ a side salad
+ 85% dark chocolate (Green and Black = my favorite)
Guess what? After paying for the first installment this afternoon, I’m officially registered into the Dietetic Internship. It feels so…I don’t know. Official!!
Question: Do you prefer working out in the morning, later in the afternoon, or at night?