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The Week In Fitness And Food

Annnddd let’s return to regularly scheduled programming. Well, I don’t know that any posts have been “regular” around here lately but today we’ll get back to food and fitness which I guess is the “heart” of the blog. Although lately I feel it’s kind of been a steady rotation of yoga, what I’m eating, workout, recipe and life discussion posts.

This was my favorite breakfast of the week. Fage strawberry with banana, mango, strawberry, granola and coconut peanut butter. Muy tropical.

Egg scramble lunch with two eggs, white beans, spinach, basil, tomatoes and goat gouda.

Going away party for some friends on Wednesday where I made my dinner out of wine, cheese, meats and crackers and cheesy potato flat bread…AKA the best kind of dinner there is.

Workouts this week ended up being THREE CrossFit WODs (woo!), three hot yoga practices, one run and one walk. It felt like a nice balance of strength and stretch. And for the record…my butt was sore for three days after those pistols on Tuesday.

This dinner creation was so delicious. I seasoned chicken breasts with Jane’s Crazy Mixed Up Basil and Salt seasonings and then finished it in the oven with some Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki Sauce. I sauteed eggplant, bok choy and mushrooms with vegetable broth and the Island Soyaki Sauce. The eggplant and bok choy really soaked up all the flavor of the broth and sauce and went so well with the chicken. I will definitely be recreating this dish, maybe with fish.

Breakfast at my desk this morning was overnight oats and coffee. I’ve been off overnight oats lately and these didn’t do much to change my mind on that.


And one salad featuring more toppings than greens. So good! My favorite salad toppings lately have been beets, artichokes, glazed pecans and feta. I’m usually more of a goat cheese girl but the salty feta has been good with the sweet beets and nuts.

What are your favorite salad toppings? 

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  • 1
    Matt @ The Athlete's Plate May 17, 2013, 7:11 pm

    Those scrambled eggs look delicious!

  • 2
    Paige @ The Balancing Act May 17, 2013, 8:45 pm

    I have way too many favorite salad toppings to name, but dried cranberries, black olives, and blue cheese are definitely in the running!

  • 3
    Mollie K May 17, 2013, 9:24 pm

    i love the combo of beets, avocado and sweet potato on my salad! and jalapenos too! have a great weekend!

  • 4
    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope May 17, 2013, 9:46 pm

    I haven’t had Fage in such a long time… it totally sounds amazing in that mix!

    What an awesome mix of workouts. I’ve been toying with the idea of trying out Crossfit and definitely need to get on that!

  • 5
    mary @ minutes per mile May 18, 2013, 1:56 am

    i’m a fan of any cheese — it makes a salad! beans and nuts are also a go-to topper for me. yours looks delicious and colorful!

  • 6
    Amelia May 18, 2013, 8:18 am

    I swear we live parallel food lives. All except for the goat cheese. I can thank my mom for making me a ‘goat cheese hater’.

    Always enjoy reading your blog! Have a fab weekend!

  • 7
    PracticingGrace May 18, 2013, 1:32 pm

    Muy tropical!! Some of the best breakfast pairings!

  • 8
    Athena @ Fitness & Feta May 18, 2013, 2:03 pm

    Lately my favorite salad toppings have consisted of fruit! I’ve been loving greens with sliced strawberries, sliced kiwi, blueberries, chopped walnuts, barley, and goat cheese. Sometimes with some shredded coconut on top. It’s the perfect spring salad!

  • 9
    Brittany @ FreckledNettles May 18, 2013, 7:29 pm

    Mmm that tropical breakfast looks divine! My recent salad toppings have been beets, feta, tempeh, and many various veggies!

  • 10
    Jessie May 19, 2013, 9:28 pm

    Can I just tell you I am in awe of how delicious every single meal looks!!

  • 11
    J May 20, 2013, 5:08 pm

    Jen, your random Spanish words in your posts lately just made me laugh a little at my desk. 🙂 It’s been kind of a blaw Monday and just catching up on your blog posts seemed to make my afternoon a bit better. Glad your received such awesome Honda care this weekend.

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