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Pizza And The Biebs

Thanks for the great feedback on yesterday’s yoga post. And thanks again to Brittany for the inspiration. 🙂 I really enjoy writing posts that aren’t so “this is what I ate, this is the workout I did today” so it was a fun one for me!

Now, back to “this is what I ate.” Ha.

I was in the mood for a roasted veggie dinner last night. These dinners are so easy because I heat the oven to 400 degrees and then throw whatever I have onto baking sheets, season it like I want and then let it do its thing. I roasted tofu, sweet potatoes, zucchini and mushrooms.

I am in a major breakfast rut. Usually I am happy with oatmeal, overnight oats or Greek yogurt with granola and fruit but lately those options haven’t been appealing. I had oatmeal Monday for the first time in weeks and choked it down. This morning was fruit, granola and greek yogurt and it was just “eh.” Maybe it’s time to venture into new territory and try smoothies or eggs instead.

Lunch, on the other hand, was very appetizing. I made a salad featuring last night’s roasted dinner. Spinach, spring mix, tofu, sweet potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, toasted walnuts, apples, dried cranberries and goat cheese. I have been out of goat cheese for a couple of weeks and it tasted so good on my salad. I love the goat cheese/sweet potato combo.

I love pizza. I made homemade pizza on Sunday night and thought about having leftovers for dinner all afternoon. Whole wheat crust with tomato sauce, mushrooms, smoked sun dried tomatoes, artichokes and pancetta with Italian blend shredded cheese. I usually do salad with pizza for my veggie but I wasn’t really feeling it since I had salad for lunch. I decided on green beans instead. Random but good!

Topic switch. In general, I would say that I have a pretty decent taste in music. I lean towards indie rock/folk/bluegrass kind of stuff. Well, teaching yoga has exposed me to the glorious world of dance/pop music and now I’ve found myself a little in love with…

Yes, the Biebs. In all of his mini-JT glory. I have to admit that I like his new album. I am now playing a rotation of three of his songs in my classes. Who am I? 🙂

Night, y’all!

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  • Sarah Beth June 19, 2012, 9:04 pm

    We just got a Trader Joe’s here in Houston. Any must haves from their store? : )

    • Jes @ IDK My BFF Jes June 20, 2012, 9:43 am

      Is it open now? I can’t wait to make a stop!

      Please post any must haves for us Trader Joe’s newbies!

      • Jen June 20, 2012, 11:20 am

        first, i’m jealous that you have central market! my parents used to live in houston and i loved that store!

        i love lots of things at tj’s – here are some faves off the top of my head…
        – pizza dough
        – hummus
        – trail mixes
        – olive oil (cheap and good for cooking)
        – pumpkin butter
        – TJs brand peanut butter (salted chunky or creamy)
        – harvest grains mix (with pasta/rice)
        – TJs brand frozen veggie burgers
        – TJs brand frozen masala veggie burgers
        – frozen corn and black enchiladas
        – blue corn chips
        – they have a great/affordable cheese selection (and cheaper wines!)
        – iced cranberry oatmeal dunkers
        – salted caramel chocolate bar (SO good!)
        – i like their store brand breads – especially the english muffins, bagels, ciabatta and honey whole wheat sandwich bread
        – honey pretzel sticks

        that’s a start! i’ll let you know if i think of anything else!

  • Christina @ the athletarian June 19, 2012, 9:08 pm

    Your eats always look so amazing! You give me so many ideas 🙂

    I love the Biebs too. What’s not to love?!

  • Rebecca June 19, 2012, 9:10 pm

    I drink green smoothies a lot for breakfast, but got in a smoothie rut too. I eat a lot of eggs during the week. Usually two eggs or one whole egg & two whites scrambled with veggies. There are so many ways to vary the veggies, make it in a wrap (love Ezekiel wraps of half an Ezekiel english muffin), add salsa, etc. It is one of my favorite ways to get lots of veggies in my day!

    • Jen June 20, 2012, 11:22 am

      i eat eggs and egg scrambles a lot for brunch/lunch but not for breakfast. i did have one this morning through with fruit and toast!

  • madison @toldinvain June 19, 2012, 9:15 pm

    Love that you admitted this! I feel the same way… the Biebs is such a guilty pleasure!

    • Jen June 20, 2012, 11:25 am

      SUCH a guilty pleasure. 😉

  • Brittney June 19, 2012, 9:18 pm

    I was JUST saying today that I like that song too and can’t believe it’s Beiber! It DOES sound like JT!

    • Jen June 20, 2012, 11:22 am

      i swear he’s mini JT! 🙂

  • Sarah June 19, 2012, 9:29 pm

    I love the Boyfriend song, too – so ashamed. What are the others you play in class? I haven’t listened to the rest of the CD.

  • Holly June 19, 2012, 9:31 pm

    When I first heard that Biebs song I thought it was JT!

  • Julie June 19, 2012, 9:39 pm

    Hi Jen,
    Love your blog! Can you post some of your favorite yoga and general workout songs? I love the indie/folk/rock type stuff as well but always love to know what others are listening too in all genres! Thanks!

  • Emily June 19, 2012, 10:18 pm

    Haha, omg, I totally choreograph spin and bodypump classes to this song in my head 🙂 I thought I would never admit that…but now I did.

  • Danielle @ clean food creative fitness June 19, 2012, 10:19 pm

    Hahaha love this! I used to teach dance to children and all they wanted was Justin Bieber music so it definitely grew on me!

  • Laury@TheFitnessDish June 19, 2012, 11:10 pm

    I never was into The Biebs until I saw him on Ellen and absoultely fell in love with the little guy. He seems like such a genuine, sweet person! I love how his mom and grandparents travel with him. So cute

    • Jen June 20, 2012, 11:31 am

      he is cute and such a baby still! hope he doesn’t turn out all crazy and corrupted!

  • Lisa June 19, 2012, 11:47 pm

    I love the Biebs. My sisters friend is in the music video at the beginning. I just about died when I saw it. So jealous. He is just the cutest. Your eats always look so fabulous! I love roasted veggie dinners, so simple and fast!

    • Jen June 20, 2012, 11:31 am

      that is SO fun! i’m a little jealous!

  • JSg June 20, 2012, 12:03 am

    Jen, I can’t get enough of your blog! I love that you talk about food, yoga, workouts, wear cute clothes, Lulu( I’m an ambassador too!!!)- and no babies! Not there yet!
    For breakfast my fav lately are the sandwich thin toastedwith a over easy egg, alvocado, and some pepper jack cheese. Amazing, filling and good protein! Or a breakfast burrito!
    Lots of love and happiness to you!

    • Jen June 20, 2012, 11:35 am

      Thanks so much for your comment and for reading my blog! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy it!

      I do love breakfast burritos – I just made one a few weeks ago and asked myself why I don’t eat them more often. yum!

      have a good day!

  • Erica { EricaDHouse.com } June 20, 2012, 6:21 am

    Ahahaha I definitely wasn’t expecting the Biebs!

  • Pam June 20, 2012, 7:00 am

    Hey Jen!
    I too was in a breakfast rut. The thing that got me out! JUICING! I’ve become a juice addict! Yesterday, grapefruit, orange, green apple, and spinach! YUMMY! Today I think I will have, mango, Gala apple, blueberries and spinach, sounds good I know!
    Maybe that’s what you need to liven up that same old same old breakfast rut!
    Oh, and as a random side note,the yoga post helped answer so many of my questions. Thanks to you and Brittney!

    • Jen June 20, 2012, 11:36 am

      very cool suggestion pam. i haven’t even thought of juicing! is it messy?

      glad you liked the yoga post!

      • Pam June 20, 2012, 2:49 pm

        Jen, it is a little messy to clean as there are several parts to wash but it’s no big deal. I use the pulp in homemade bread and garden compost. Love the Crossfit posts and pics? After the 4th I’m taking my first Crossfit class! Excited!

  • Leigh Anne June 20, 2012, 7:58 am

    I am just coming across your blog!
    Another blogger informed me about “hellocotton” so I created an account last night! WOW what a wonderful way to get out of my blog ‘circle’ reading the same blogs over and over, that have nothing to do with my interests!

    I am a recent college grad and have began studying form my ACE PT Exam. I began running in January of this year, after taking a 5 month hiatus from my dance career. Running has become a huge part of my life now and I am training for my first half marathon on August 18th! I am beyond excited to find someone with similar interests as me, and I look forward to reading more!

    Leigh Anne

    • Jen June 20, 2012, 11:37 am

      hi leigh anne – so happy you found me! it is fun to find new blogs to read!

      good luck with your PT exam and HM training!

  • Blakely @ The Husky Life June 20, 2012, 9:20 am

    1. That salad looks amazing! I love making salads out of leftovers.
    2. I think playing the Biebs in yoga is great. I love when teachers play pop music instead of just the normal yoga instrumental stuff.

    • Jen June 20, 2012, 11:38 am

      haha – my playlists are VERY non-traditional.

  • kat June 20, 2012, 9:27 am

    breakfast = everything bagel thin w/ egg, avocado, cheddar. almost every day. love.

    • Jen June 20, 2012, 11:39 am

      sounds so good! avocado is pretty much on the same level as peanut butter for me – the more ways i can find to incorporate it, the better!

  • Jes @ IDK My BFF Jes June 20, 2012, 9:44 am

    Your roasted dinner looks so delish. And I too love the biebs. I stayed up late so I could download the new album at midnight and have been rocking it on my ipod!

  • Amanda June 20, 2012, 9:47 am

    Breakfast idea: whole wheat bagel thin/enlish muffing/toast with peanut butter and fruit (bananas, strawberries, blueberries, etc). I like Kat’s idea too about the egg, avacado, and cheddar combo.

    • Jen June 20, 2012, 11:40 am

      that is my go-to pre-run fuel! 🙂

  • Sarah June 20, 2012, 11:36 am

    I’ve noticed that I started not liking my granola or oatmeal breakfasts so much because I was craving protein. Yesterday I took egg whites and added ground turkey and feta with vegetables. Sometimes I add salmon. I feel better if I have more lean proteins throughout the day.

    • Jen June 20, 2012, 11:41 am

      i am trying to focus more on that too. i was really good about it for about a month but have been sliding lately. need to get back on it!

      • Sarah June 20, 2012, 4:38 pm

        🙂 Carbs are always so tempting. My doctor told me to eat about 1.5 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight so now I’m trying to up my intake — I didn’t realize how many carbs I was eating and how little protein I was getting. Hopefully I will body muscle. I’ve been reading your blog and I’m doing more lifting now — I am the cardio queen — it is so easy just to spin or run.

  • Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit June 20, 2012, 11:39 am

    So 1 – I had eggs and a smoothie for breakfast and it was absolute delicious. 2 – I have had “boyfriend” stuck in my head since I rolled out of bed this morning.

  • Nicole June 20, 2012, 12:29 pm

    I LOVE that song! It’s on repeat for me. I also have mad love for JT, so the Biebs was a natural.

  • Caroline @ After Dinner Dance June 20, 2012, 12:46 pm

    Sweet potato and goat cheese are one of my favorite combinations!

  • Elizabeth June 20, 2012, 2:02 pm

    If you’re into Bieber, try One Direction. So much better (in my opinion). They always make me smile. What Makes You Beautiful and One Thing might be good for your class.

  • caroline June 20, 2012, 2:23 pm

    I am a new reader… LOVE your blog. I usually eat the exact same type breakfasts as you, but I also have (recently) gotten a little sick of them.. sooo I have been making a simple smoothie that I now love.. almond milk, rasberries (frozen from whole foods), peaches (fresh or frozen), spinach, 1 packet of stevia, some cinammon, and a pinch of wheat bran. It’s delicious. Thanks for a great read!!

  • Laura June 20, 2012, 2:31 pm

    I’m in love with that Biebs song too. The first couple times I heard it, I really thought he was singing with JT. Oh I want JT to release a steamy summer song too!

  • Sara June 20, 2012, 3:09 pm

    I have to say I am intruiged and wish I was not so far away so I could attend this pop-music fueled yoga you speak of. It sounds like so much fun!
    I just put “Boyfriend” on my workout playlist and I have to say as much as I wanted to dislike it, I really can’t!
    Love your blog!

  • Mandy Singer June 20, 2012, 5:00 pm

    Question about your roasted veggies and tofu….How long do you roast them, do you drain/press your tofu, and what if anything do you put on them? Love your blog, you are a great motivator 🙂

  • Amanda @flecksofgreen June 20, 2012, 6:54 pm

    I was feeling that breakfast rut a few days ago too! Nothing seemed good or satisfying. Thankfully I am out of that rut and I hope I stay far away from it in the future!

  • Jennifer June 20, 2012, 9:55 pm

    Hi Jen! I just discovered your posts about the green smoothie challenge. Can you tell me what type of blender you use for your green smoothies? My Magic Bullet just isn’t cutting it! Big thank you!!

  • Emily @ I'd Rather Walk June 22, 2012, 12:04 pm

    Cute shoes! So cute, in fact, that the post inspired me to buy my own pair! The neutral wedges are in the mail to me in just a few short days.

    • Jen June 22, 2012, 12:11 pm

      YAY! i almost got the neutral but i always gravitate towards neutral colors and decided to step outside of my comfort zone and do the pattern!

  • Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin August 1, 2012, 1:06 am

    I actually used to have a secret (kind of) obsession with Bieber even when he released his first single when he was literally a little kid. My friends used to make fun of me for being a fan and now practically everyone likes his music! I may or may not have been fifth row at his last concert 😉 And yes, I am slightly embarrassed by that but he is so talented and adorable

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