The first day of another month means just one thing....a new theme for What I Ate Wednesday! Thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting this event and creating fun-filled themes like Summer Staples for August! Check out her blog for more info and to see her delicious recipes!
|Chocolate Protein Healthy Dessert Dip with plain Greek yogurt and cocao nibs|
|A version of my Chobani Pumpkin Protein Yogurt (I added banana) with Baked Overnight Oattmeal Crisps|
|Chocolate and Vanilla Healthy Dessert Dips with garbanzo beans, PB & Co Old Fashion Crunchy, unsweetened cocoa (for the chocolate version), peanut flour, whey protein, stevia, and steamed summer squash|
|Strawberry Protein Jam - Strawberry puree with whey protein powder, Strawberry Zevia, and chia seeds|
Oh, and Cayenne is my staple for all seasons!
Check out all of my protein recipes posted on Recipage here.
I have so many staple foods like quinoa, overnight oats, dehydrated okra, carrots, and drinks like tea and coffee. In essence of keeping it short and not "breaking" my break, I'll wait for the second week of August's WIAW to share more summer staples!
Speaking of staples, lets move on to my day of eats and treats.
Cut fennel and peppers for a healthy way to satisfy my need to CRUNCH! I used the crunchy veggies to dip into a tasty puree of white beans and veggies with crumbled goat cheese. Unpictured was the iced French Press Coffee I gulped down like water.
|Hector munching on the apple core. Perfect dessert after a live worm dinner!|
Dinner 1 - The Spicy and Savory
Summer Staple salad with mushrooms, brussels, tuna, homemade bean and veggie salsa dressing, and more brussels with beets
Dinner 2 - The Sweet and Comforting (but still healthy!)
"PB & J" Veggie protein smoothie (so sad when this was finished); a couple microwave protein oatmeal muffins; apple butter, pumpkin, and cottage cheese mix; unpictured is my cup refilled with the chocolate Healthy Dessert Dip from the picture above.
|Microwave Protein Oatmeal Muffins - You can't have just one!!|
|Apple Butter from my July Foodie Penpal mixed with pumpkin, lowfat cottage cheese and lots of cinnamon. I added frozen blueberries later.|
I've been struggling trying to find a good fitness routine that satisfies my craving to do it all! I want to strength train and get my heart pumping with cardio. Since it drives me crazy not having som sort of plan, I decided to start the Supreme 90 Day DVD workouts. These use dumbells and stability balls with pretty fast circuits.
Hopefully the weights and circuits will give me what I'm looking for, but I also want to do a few days of barbell work and outside running. I absolutely love running in the 100+ degree heat here in Texas. People say I'm crazy, but after running 7 or more miles, the exhaustion is satisfying and cold protein smoothies are 10X better!
Kelley started the workouts with me too, so this will be a fun change of pace for the both of us. At the end, lets see how "confused" our muscles are; that always makes me laugh.
If you're a runner, do you enjoy the eat or stay indoors when it's hot? What about biking or another outdoor sport? Let me know your ideas of a great routine, I'm always keeping my eye out for something new!