I think I probably sweat at least 10 lbs off on my 7.5 mile run this morning. Seriously, I love summer, but this humidity is nuts. Oh well, I guess we must embrace it, eh?
As per my previous post, this week has been a busy one thus far and will continue on endlessly until next week. But, there is an end in sight and I’m thinking positively 🙂
Since most of my meals have been eaten at the comfort of my desk at work, here is a compilation from the past couple of days (with the exception of breakfast, which I squeeze in at home).
Joe’s O’s/High Fiber cereal with organic raspberries and almond milk
Natural PB/jelly on whole wheat, cherries, Greek yogurt
1/2 whole wheat pita with hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, arugula, grilled chicken, carrots, bell peppers and broccoli
Salad with arugula, red leaf lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, goat cheese, sweet potatoes and grilled chicken
On Sunday I grilled a big chicken breast and roasted some sweet potatoes to use in my salads and pitas this week. This makes it a bit easier to throw things together before a long day – all I need to do is chop some veggies and I’m good to go.
I also baked some oatmeal peanut butter/chocolate chip cookies.
This was a great decision – these are sooo delicious.
I’ve been really into hummus lately – it makes a great snack with some veggies or crackers and I love it on a pita (like above) with veggies for a quick dinner – no cooking and perfect for summer! I usually get the Whole Foods brand of regular hummus – nothing fancy.
Even though hummus is delicious, it’s also pretty good for you. Made from the chickpea, which are good sources of zinc, iron, folate, protein and fiber (to name a few), one tablespoon of regular hummus only contains about 25 calories. Eat up, I say!
I’ve never made my own hummus, but this recipe looks simple and delicious. I must try! Hummus prepared at restaurants is probably a bit higher in calories (they tend to use more oil), but sooo good. Check out NY Mag’s vote for the best hummus in NYC. My vote is still for Hummus Kitchen.
Hope everyone is staying cool!
Question: Do you pre-prepare meals when you have a busy week? Any time-saving tips?