I may have “over bracketed” in this post. Sorry in advance!
I have to share, we’ve all seen shopping bags, carry-on bags, bags under our eyes, grumpy old bags, and zillion other bags of every kind, and now you’ve seen a “CAT IN A BAG” too!!! Awww…..
Happy Monday. Hope everyone’s work week (if you are a Monday-Friday-er like myself) has started off on a good note.
My day started off with a VERY yummy breakfast. I had a bagel thin with 2 tbsp fat-free cream cheese and 2 oz smoked salmon (that I got in Victoria yesterday). DAMN…I thought I had capers in the fridge, but guess not…. I also had a cup of chai with almond milk.
Mid morning, I had some pineapple and blueberries.
Lunch was (big shock) kale salad. Today though, I substituted blueberries for the usual grapes. (it was also topped with nutritional yeast and feta). I had a pear too.
Later in the afternoon, I had a banana and some kale chips. (can a person have TOO much kale? Nah…)
I was fueled up for my cardio/combo class after work. My friend KD was VERY understanding and sweet when I told her I hated our Saturday class, so we’ve agreed to meet up on Mondays after work instead. (though she’ll carry on with the Saturday step without me). I have VERY little upper body strength, but I’m working on it, and today at class, I had a little victory. I went from “feather” handweights up to “small bird” weights. :) It would be a lot easier to lift if the bird would stay still. (How silly am I??? Maybe you shouldn’t answer that! )
I also have to share a new kitchen find for me. My fellow Canadian blogger Suzy mentioned these last week on her site, and low and behold, I found them on sale in our grocery store today. How many times have you made a dish with frozen spinach, but didn’t need to whole pack??? Look at these…..frozen spinach in nuggets. You just have to take out as many as you need? Isn’t that sexy????? Well, as sexy as spinach can get I guess.
I used the spinach in a quick pasta dish after class. I just looked in the fridge, saw what we had and made it work. (now I sound like Tim Gunn on Project Runway “make it work!”) I had an onion, 2 red peppers, some lean spicy turkey sausage, the spinach, a bit of leftover balsamic vinaigrette, and a squeeze of balsamic reduction tossed with 2 oz whole wheat penne. I topped it with 1 tbsp grated parmesan. For a clear out the cupboard and fridge dinner, it was good. (I really need to remember to write some of these recipes down in my little kitchen notebook)
I’m going to make us each a serving of Gina’s no bake “cheesecake” that is actually mousse in a little while, but want to publish before I make and photograph. You’ve seen this on the blog many, many times, but here is the link to the recipe. I also have some weight watchers baking in the oven, and will share that with you tomorrow. I’m THEN, I have to get everything ready for early yoga, and THEN, I will relax for a while. End bracket! :)