Peanut butter (PB), Greek Yogurt (GY), Carrots (C), Oats (O), and Pumpkin (P). These foods have been not just summer staples, but year round staples for me. Give me these things and put me on an island and I'll be all set. Maybe, I might ask for a banana and honey to go with the PB, GY, and Oats, and cinnamon to go with, well, everything!
Carrots are a great first step for a person just starting to switch to a healthier lifestyle. They can be purchased as baby carrots and used as an easy, grab n'go snack; easy! I thank carrots for helping me get on the right track years ago as I made the change. A Google search with the terms "just add cayenne" and "carrot" and "blog" came back with 4,640 results. When using the quotes, I'm pretty sure most of these are from my posting around the web.
When I don't create an amalgamation with these summer/year round staples, I easily love the taste and texture of each item alone. Peanut butter with a spoon? Uh, yeah, why wouldn't I do that? Cool and creamy 0% plain Greek yogurt is a delight with each
Oats and pumpkin are what I combine most. Pumpkin is perfect for making overnight oats extra thick, creamy, and more nutritious to boot! Add cinnamon, stevia, and yogurt and you're on your way to foodie pleasure. Oh yeah, add peanut butter too.
|Overnight oats with Greek yogurt, frozen bluebs, and peanut butter = WIN!|
See? All of these things work great alone or together. That's synergy, my friends.....synergy.
What else is synergy? Full body workouts, that's what! Kelley and I are on our second week of the Supreme 90 workouts and I feel it after each one. This DVD set is the best video bang for your buck I know. Why spend up to over a hundred dollars on P90X or Insanity? That's....errr...insane. Supreme 90 can be found at most Walgreens for 10 bucks tops. Use the rest of your cash to get some dumbbells and a stability ball for the videos and you're all set.
Along with the videos, I squeeze in effective compound moves with the barbell including squats, dead lifts, bench, and overhead press. If I can that is, the videos can leave me pretty sore as it is.
Wow, all this talk of my favorite foods and working out has me hungry! Lets see my eats and I'll be on my way to more eats now! As always, and big thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!
Here we are in mid-August going full speed into September and fall season! Geez, what's up with time? I guess "it flies" is an appropriate explanation. Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week and partake in delightfully tasty eats!
Q: What are your year round staples?
Q2: Cardio, strength, or combo....what's your favorite?