Fitness Links for the Weekend

I’m winding down my busy week and wanted to share some fitness tips and links that I got recently, courtesy of Fitness Magazine. My mom is coming in to the city for Mothers Day and I’m going to take her out, so I don’t know how much I will be around.

Healthy Recipes: Fitness has a ton of great recipes that I want to try. I always need new ideas for breakfasts, lunches, dinners… I tend to get stuck in a rut. So I will definitely try out their suggestions.

Smoothie Recipes: I have made a few smoothies this week (smoothie). I like mine with coconut milk kefir. Yum.

Actually, here is one of the other smoothies I made this week. It was coconut milk, raspberries, blueberries, honey (lots), and maybe a splash of water to thin it slightly.

Healthy Snack Foods: I don’t like when I’m told to just eat a bar for a snack. I don’t like bars! Fitness tells me I should have hummus with pita and peas, and that sounds much better. If you do want packaged snack foods they have some suggestions though, and a section on vending machine snacks (not my thing).

What’s your favorite snack? Mine is probably a crisp apple.

P.S. I updated Operation Wedding.

Salad Tuesday and Flat Bread

I added a tab on the blog called “Operation Wedding“. I’ll be tracking my workouts and progress over the next 2.5 months… July 24th is quickly approaching! Operation Wedding is well underway – I am very sore this morning.

In other wedding news, I got a caterer. It’s going to be a secret though. You will just have to wait and see because I feel like being secretive. At least for now.

I wanted to share two yummy salads that I have made recently. I always eat more salads in the summer – I just crave them. And I have decided that $2.99 for a bunch of kale is not so terrible. It’s cheaper than eating out, I suppose.

Salad numero uno:

  • base: romaine; massaged kale with avocado, lemon juice, salt, and bragg’s liquid aminos
  • toppings: tomatoes, cucumbers, uncured organic turkey bologna (nitrate/nitrite-free)
  • dressing: pear-feta dressing from trader joe’s

Salad numero dos:

  • base: romaine; massaged kale with avocado, lemon juice, salt, and bragg’s liquid aminos
  • toppings: beets sauteed in butter + some cilantro, uncured organic turkey bologna (nitrate/nitrite-free), shredded cheddar cheese
  • dressing: annie’s lite honey mustard dressing

They were delicious. Reminds me of doing Leng’s salad challenges last year. I hear RhodeyGirl is doing a salad challenge right now too, and so is Lara. I adore salad, and I probably have a salad almost every day without even trying. Don’t forget, I amĀ The Salad Girl.

In non-salad news, I had this amazing flatbread from Trader Joe’s this weekend:

It was called the “Tarte aux Champignons” – a French style flat bread with mushrooms, emmental, and parmesan (love!) cheese. I ate half and Bobby ate half… but I stole his crust. It was amazing. I actually wish the whole thing was just crust. We’ll definitely be buying this again if we can ever get into Trader Joe’s. I had to get this when I was in New Jersey because the Union Square Trader Joe’s lines are always too long.

What’s your favorite salad dressing? Mine is certainly honey mustard! I get it 99% of the time.