Good evening bloggies!! This week seems to be crawling along at a snail’s pace. I’m wondering if Friday will ever get here… and it’s only Tuesday. 😦 I didn’t take photos of all of my eats today, but I did want to show you this morning’s breakfast cookie:
I used some of the nut butter I made last night, along with oats, Jay Robb’s vanilla whey powder, unsweetened vanilla almond breeze and a bit of cinnamon and ginger in the cookie. Then, I topped it with a little bit of the honey pomegranate jelly I bought at the farmer’s market this weekend and some berries. This was my tastiest brekkie cookie yet. I’m making another one tonight to have in the morning, but I’m out of berries so it just won’t be the same. I’m sure I’ll be able to find a little somethin’ somethin’ to go on top, but I will miss my morning berries!
I just got back from working out with my trainer. I kind of overdid it with my 10+ mile jaunt to see the cherry blossoms on Sunday. I would have been fine if I had just walked, but I started off running and kept going longer than I should have given the amount of running I have NOT been doing during the cold months. I’ve been quite sore the last couple of days (including shin splints… hooray), but I sometimes just don’t know when to quit. I felt wimpy this evening in class, and I had to use lighter weights than usual for several of the movements. Ugh! I think that I need to try to do a better job of allowing my body to rest. Sometimes I just keep pushing myself to keep up with my workout schedule and then I have a night like tonight. It was NOT fun. I know that recovery between workouts is important, but I sometimes just don’t do what’s best. Have you ever worked out even though you knew you should probably rest? Did it catch up with you eventually? Oh well. Live and learn, I guess.
I made another little quick “clean out the freezer” project this evening, and I thought I’d tell you about it. Using up the things I have on hand is sort of like finding change in between the couch cushions. I’m having a lot of fun with it too! Some time back, I chopped up a pineapple, but I realized that I might not be able to eat it all before it started to get a little… less than fresh. I tossed some in the freezer thinking that I’d use it in smoothies. I tried that a few times, but I just didn’t really love it. As a result, the bag of pineapple pieces and their juice was still hanging out in the freezer. I remembered a pineapple pie that my dad used to really like, and I decided that I’d bake up the pineapple pieces with a bit of brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger and salt and create something akin to a pie filling. Here’s the before:
Here’s the after:
I love the shiny jelly goo on the spoon. I had to sneak a little taste, and it was soooo yummy! What am I going to do with this pineapplicious goo? I love adding jam or jelly to my Greek yogurt and, I figure that this will be even better! It would also be great with graham crackers and a bit of whipped cream. Too bad I just ate my last graham cracker! I’ll try it out on my yogurt tomorrow and give you a report. It might also find it’s way on to a certain breakfast item…
I have to say that it smelled amazing while it was in the oven. I’m also just happy that yet another random baggie of nutritious possibilities has been rescued from the jungle!
I think I’m going to go and soak in a hot bath for a bit before I head to bed. I know my muscles will appreciate it. Before I go:
Katie has an amazing and chocolatey giveaway going on HERE.
There is a Fage giveaway over at the Hungry Yogini’s site, but don’t enter. I want to win!!
Check out the cool Danskin giveaway at N Her Shoes!
Have a great night, and an awesome humpday! Ciao for now!