Hi and happy Wednesday!
I just finished teaching my 6:30 a.m. yogis at Y2 Yoga. This is one of my favorite classes of the week. Most of the people who come to this class are getting their yoga in before they go to work and they’re serious, focused and hard working! It’s so special to help them get their day started with a big dose of sweaty flow!
When I first started practicing yoga I was a regular in the 6:30 a.m. classes before I’d head off to work. Yoga is such a gentle and kind way to wake up the body and get your energy flowing. I’m not so good with high intensity exercise super early in the morning (like CrossFit) but a yoga class or an easy run are a great way to get going.
Are you an early morning exerciser? If so, what feels best for you first thing? Can you go all-out intense or do you need an easier start?
Okay, tons of recent eats to share with you today. My food choices have been all over the place…definitely still in comfort food zone given that we’re still trying to break out of winter and into spring. (It was 26 degrees when I left my house this AM.)
Let’s get started!
Favorite smoothie combo as of late is simple but so good…spinach, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, almond milk, plain greek yogurt and peanut butter.
Overnight oats at the gym after early morning clients before heading off to teach yoga. I’m still not feeling the overnight oats. Maybe I’ll get back into them this summer?
Breakfast wrap with spinach, mushrooms, scrambled eggs, colby jack and avocado and served with salsa for dipping. Fresh fruit on the side.
Now this was a delicious breakfast…Panera Mediterranean Egg White Sandwich. Egg whites, sundried tomatoes, spinach, pesto and white cheddar pressed on ciabatta. Just ate this while writing this post before I head off to another appointment.
I shared my favorite recent smoothie combo, now let me share the salad combo I’m loving. Arugula, spinach, pears, dried cherries, walnuts, avocado and gorgonzola. I don’t buy gorgonzola or blue cheese often but it’s so good with the pears. Homemade balsamic tomato soup on the side. Recipe for that coming soon!
Wrap with deli chicken, spinach, guacamole and colby jack. Served with salsa for dipping with grapes and soup on the side.
I cooked dinner at a friend’s house on Saturday. Stuffed chicken, baked risotto, roasted broccoli and baby carrots and steamed green beans.
I had appetizers at Napa on Providence on Sunday before seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel. There was nothing healthy about what I ate but it was delicious! Mozzarella stuffed meatballs over polenta cakes and fried calamari tossed with a honey Thai sauce.
Oh and bread with honey butter to start. Mmm… 🙂
This dinner is a little healthier and just as delicious! Arugula, spinach, pecans, avocado, gorgonzola, pears and dried cherries topped with lemon herb broiled grouper. The grouper was such a nice way to switch up salmon. I love the mid flavor and how “meaty” it is. I topped it with a lemon honey vinaigrette.
I get asked if I snack. Usually not between breakfast and lunch but always between lunch and dinner. I have fresh fruit like an apple, pear, grapes, mango, etc. (sometimes with peanut butter) or a bar most of the time. Yesterday it was a big juicy mango. And then I snack on cheese and crackers while I’m making dinner because it’s always 7-8 p.m. by then and I’m starving!
I made a batch of Chocolate Covered Raisin Oatmeal Cookies on Sunday afternoon (recipe testing…it’s coming soon!) and I have proceeded to eat one after every lunch and dinner this week. I love oatmeal raisin cookies!
And you know I have to leave you with a picture of Sullie. I found her laying on my shoes and she’d stolen my lacrosse ball that I’ve been using to roll out my feet lately. Stinker!
Have a great day!