Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Real Food Day 3 and a recipe!

Day 3: I feel like I'm getting into a routine with this no sugar buisness- I'm not even really missing it, aside from when I was at my parents and saw the leftover cherry fluff square from their super bowl party yesterday! I really like having my meals planned out, it makes everything so much easier!

I switched my Monday and Tuesday activity this week and went to a spin class tonight. It was pretty intense, and I was still sore from my BBB workout on Saturday so I'm pretty exhausted right now! I'm hoping my legs feel fresh enough for a run tomorrow morning!!

Here are my day 3 eats:

Breakfast- Whole Wheat Zucchini bread and fruit salad

Lunch- Pork chop with homemade honey mustard dip, salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil

Lunch dessert- Apple and peanut butter dip

The peanut butter dip is super simple- 1 tbsp peanut butter, 3 tbsp plain Greek yogurt. It's really yummy, but the only thing I like it on is apples. I've tried it with celery and bananas and I don't love it, but with apples its awesome!

Snack-  Hot fudge brownie larabar (Chocolate Covered Katie)
Holy smokes, these are so so good! They taste like there is no way that they could be good for you, and they only took about 5 mins to make. Winning!! There are a bunch of other flavors of energy balls on her site that I'm dying to try out.

Dinner-Salmon and Curried Quinoa with chickpeas and kale

The curried quinoa salad is one that I came up with after putting a few different recipes together. Here it is in case you are interested:

Curried Quinoa Salad


1 C Quinoa
1/2 Red Pepper
1 small can chickpeas
1 C slivered almonds
Fresh basil to taste (I used about 1/4 C roughly chopped)
Kale ( I used one bunch)

1/4 C olive oil
1/4 C lemon juice
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp curry powder
salt to taste


1. Cook quinoa according to package directions
2. While quinoa is cooking, Mix together all salad ingredients except for kale.
3. Saute kale with a bit of olive oil until it starts to wilt. Don't use high heat or kale will burn (I may have learned from experience). Add to the rest of the salad.
4. In a separate bowl combine ingredients for dressing.
5. Add cooked quinoa and dressing to the rest of the salad ingredients. Mix well and enjoy!

The beauty of this salad is that it is good hot or cold, or even lukewarm! I don't usually like new foods, but this is one of my favorite salads to make!

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