Some days I am really productive and other days I feel like I accomplish nothing at all! Today was food processor and food day. I started out making Nick some asparagus and nectarines. The asparagus turned out really well! Unfortunately, he won't eat greens alone so I have to mix it with fruit (probably since I started with fruit first - first time mom mistake).
Then I moved on, and made dinner - black bean patties and zucchini corn fritters, plus the leftover asparagus from baby food making + mushrooms that I cooked yesterday. Do you find when cooking mushrooms that if you cook them for a really long time on low -they turn out really well? That is my new finding. Clean them, cut them up, and put them on low for HOURS - and they are so tasty. Add bulgar to all of this, and that was dinner. Yum!
Black Bean Patties -
15 oz black beans
1/4 c wheat germ or any grain (breadcrumbs would work)
2 egg whites
2 tsp oil
PULSE IN FOOD PROCESSOR or mash with a fork. Don't pulse too long, just till combined. Plop into patties on a baking sheet that is sprayed (I cook mine in the toaster oven with tinfoil). Bake until set, about 10-15 minutes at 350.
All of Nick's food cubes! Today he had asparagus for the first time, as well as a dash of flax seed (hoping it helps with his constipation)! I also gave him a really small taste of almond butter. What kind of allergic reactions should I be looking for?
I made the muffins at the top - I adapted the eat-clean breakfast hermit recipe. It had oats, quinoa, hemp protein powder, blueberries, maple syrup, canola smart oil, agave nectar, yogurt and eggs. I wish I had the recipe because I really like them - and to do the nutrition facts, but I was kind of just throwing things in until the consistency was right. I'll write it down next time!
Thanks for the almond butter answer (peanut butter, etc) - I think mine lasts about 3 weeks. That seemed average, but I want to try to stretch it out to a month. The thing is, I do use it for baking too :) Last night I added chocolate chips to the tempo bars! :) Yum! These are so good, and great pre and post run so far for me! Consider sending some to a friend!
So earlier today, I decided to swim in the slower lane, where the swimmers are more friendly and it is less frustrating for me. The intervals are slower so more rest but not excessive rest between sets. It all evens out in the end I think, but I'll go for the friendly people.
I had switched my setting to comment moderation, but then I thought I had no comments since they weren't emailed to me and that I bored everyone to death! Turns out they show up when you go to your dashboard, but only a snippet. I won't be doing that - I was having trouble with my education blog with getting comments in chinese.
7 months out, and I feel like some days I am a bottomless pit. I realize that I look decent, but my stomach is my problem zone. It is definitely thick and I can't seem to get it to go away! It is actually toned too! But, still, I look 3 months pregnant in the belly area. Blah! I'm eating clean (80%), working out everyday, maybe I really should count up those calories (and fail, again). Wish it was easier and hope Nick gets a better metabolism! After you had a baby and if you got right back into being athletic afterwards, how long did it take to get your body back? See, I was really hoping to be one of those people that dropped below their pre-preggo weight with little effort (and 3000 calories a day - dream world...and really I'm giving it alot of effort by working out everyday and eating well!)
< 2 weeks (Is that a less than or greater than sign?) I have to keep asking math questions so that I don't lose my touch. < 2 weeks until the Philly Distance Run. My speed isn't there. I did a little speed interval workout yesterday and might do it again tomorrow. I think I'll be disappointed that I didn't train harder when I see my time next weekend, but I just can't seem to get my mojo back!