Figure 2. Lunch: a spinach and romaine lettuce salad with a tomato, carrot strips, cottage cheese, toasted pine nuts, and balsamic vinegar with a side of carrot sticks dipped in peanut butter.
Figure 3. Afternoon snack: a Golden Delicious apple and homemade spicy honey-roasted almonds.
Figure 4. Dinner: a zucchini and eggplant egg scramble with balsamic vinegar and goat cheese alongside sweet potato fries dipped in honey.
Zucchini and Eggplant Egg Scramble with Balsamic Vinegar and Goat Cheese
I made this on the fly and didn't really measure anything, but I wanted to record it here because it was so delicious and easy! Would be great with fresh basil and summer squash, too.
1 tsp olive oil
~1 cup diced zucchini
~1/2 cup diced eggplantsalt, pepper, and dried basil to taste
~1 T balsamic vinegar
1 egg + 2 egg whites + a touch of almond milk, whisked together
1/4 cup goat cheese
Heat saute pan to medium-high heat. Add olive oil and saute garlic for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Add the zucchini, eggplant, and seasonings. Saute until browned (~8 minutes). Turn heat down to medium/medium-low. Add balsamic vinegar to vegetables and stir to coat.
Move vegetables to the side of the pan and add the whisked egg mixture to the other half. Scramble the eggs until almost done. To finish, mix the eggs with the vegetables until done.
Remove pan from heat and stir in goat cheese.
Figure 5. Dessert: frozen dark chocolate pudding mousse drizzled in vanilla peanut butter protein frosting and chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life soy-free mini chocolate chips). Make this now - it will change your life.
(Put a Jell-O sugar-free dark chocolate mousse temptation in the freezer a day before. When ready, microwave for a few seconds and it will slide out of its container. This dessert has: <2 grams of sugar, ~200 calories, and ~16 grams of protein.)
And that concludes another What I Ate Wednesday (featuring what I ate Tuesday, July 17).
Since it's fun, food, AND fitness WIAW month I should tell you about my workouts. This morning I hit the pavement for a 30-minute run at working pace followed by a short walk with my pup. I missed my lunch walk because my poor puppy has a hurt leg from all of our running! My day ended with a 60-minute kickboxing class.