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Sunny Sunday

Happy Oscar evening! I am camped out on the couch watching the red carpet coverage. I’m pretty underwhelmed so far but then again I have only half been paying attention as I’ve been playing on the computer and cooking dinner. I haven’t seen many of the movies that are nominated this year so I’m not super into it. What people are wearing is more interesting! 😉

It has been such a beautiful weekend here in Charlotte. Although the 70-degree days of last week are gone, I’ve found the crisp and cool temperatures and abundant sunshine to be so energizing.

Early breakfast before teaching my Sunday morning hot class was plain Greek yogurt with honey, banana, a sprinkle of granola, chia seeds, dried cranberries and peanut butter. I really enjoy this protein-packed combination.

I went out for brunch after teaching with some of my yogis. I had an omelet with one egg, two egg whites, roasted red peppers, spinach, sun dried tomatoes and provolone cheese. Whole wheat toast and fruit on the side. Omelets in restaurants are always so huge so I usually do the egg white combo because I really love the veggie part too and want to eat the whole thing!

I had to get outside this afternoon to soak up the awesome day so I took Sullie for a three-mile run. I’ve quit wearing my Garmin while running in favor of just chilling out and enjoying myself. Besides, Sullie has slowed down a little now that she’s over 5 years old so we don’t worry about our pace! 😛

After our run I was able to practice yoga and took an amazing hot class. It was so what I needed and my body felt so good during and after. It was one of those practices that reminds me why I practice. I came home and had some hot tea and carrots and hummus as I did some cleaning.

Dinner tonight was quite a creation. I was looking for inspiration so that I didn’t just end up roasting sweet potatoes and cooking my collards from the farmer’s market. I found a recipe for curried lentils and sweet potatoes with swiss chard (I subbed collards) from Smitten Kitchen and decided to use it as a base using what I had on hand. I made quite a few changes to Deb’s recipe but it turned out so delicious and was packed with flavor. I adore curry and this is a great healthy vegetarian recipe that is full of protein thanks to the lentils. I served mine over brown rice with Greek yogurt and toasted almonds.

Off to relax and prep for a busy week that kicks off with 6 a.m. BodyPump tomorrow!

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  • Matt @ The Athlete's Plate February 26, 2012, 7:45 pm

    That omelet looks delicious!

  • Adrienne J February 26, 2012, 8:02 pm

    You’re dinner looks great. I might have to attempt that recipe too!

    • Adrienne J February 26, 2012, 8:03 pm

      Oops I mean ‘your’! I need sleep. 🙂

    • Jen February 26, 2012, 9:01 pm

      i need to post my variation on it. was much simpler!

  • pamela February 26, 2012, 8:11 pm

    Looks like a great day! Your dog is the cutest ever. I totally forgot about the Oscars! I think I need to go for a walk though. I injured my plantar tendon and can’t run – WAH! – and am missing it quite a bit. Thank goodness for yoga! It’s really amazing, especially being in a cozy, hot studio and sweating in February. Enjoy the show tonight!

    • Jen February 26, 2012, 9:03 pm

      she is pretty cute! i am so sorry to hear that you can’t run right now but resting and healing injuries is SO important. you are doing the right thing. i agree – hot yoga during the winter is pretty much the best thing ever! feels so good!

  • tiffany February 26, 2012, 8:55 pm

    Dinner looks amazing! I’ll have to try out that recipe! I love the smell and taste of curry powder! The curry powder from Trader Joe’s is the best I’ve found. It is so fragrant and just amazing! Have you tried Mama pea’s mmm sauce? I use the Trader Joe’s curry powder and sub peanut flour in place of nutritional yeast…it is so good on veggies and just about anything! lol

    I bought the trader joe’s sunflower butter today and its so delicious! It made me think of your overnight oats with sunflower butter. I keep going back to the jar to take spoonfuls! haha

    I’m not too much into the Oscars because I too havent seen any of the movies…but I love the fashion 🙂

    Hope you have a great week 🙂

    • Jen February 26, 2012, 9:04 pm

      tiffany – i’ve never tried the curry powder from trader joes but you’ve convinced me to try it. i have tried mama pea’s mmmm sauce. i made it with the nutritional yeast but peanut flour sounds like an interesting twist.

      so glad you like the sunflower seed butter. it’s different but delicious!

  • Bonnie February 26, 2012, 9:08 pm

    All your food today looks great! Glad you got a good yoga practice in too…I’d love you to post your variation on the dinner recipe – looks delish! Have a great start to the week. 🙂

    • Jen February 27, 2012, 8:14 am

      i will post it since i changed the SK recipe quite a bit!

      happy monday!

  • Taylor February 26, 2012, 10:12 pm

    I know this isn’t on this post (just on every other one!), but I’ve been wondering…WHAT are overnight oats?? Haha, I’m sure I’ve missed a post explaining them, but I would love to try them if I only knew more about them!

  • Lee February 26, 2012, 10:46 pm

    I’m jealous that Sullie will run with you. Murphy is the worst running buddy. He has to stop and sniff something (and then pee on it) every 5 seconds.

    • Jen February 27, 2012, 8:13 am

      haha – sullie is like that on walks but she knows that when we run it’s not play time. i’ve been running her since she was young so she’s got the drill down! 🙂

  • Brittany (healthy Slice of Life) February 27, 2012, 7:57 am

    Curried lentils sound delicious! Would you post your variations? I’m so excited to try out yoga this week. I can’t remember the last time I did a hot yoga class and am down right giddy!

    • Jen February 27, 2012, 8:10 am

      yes! i’ll post my variation because it was quite different from SKs but still so good. i’m really excited that you’re doing hot yoga this week! where are you going?

  • Mattie @ Comfy and Confident February 27, 2012, 9:38 am

    Those curry lentils sound really good! I am going to have to try them. I haven’t made lentils very much, so I will be following SK’s recipe, exactly! 🙂

  • Miriam @ Bellaspire February 27, 2012, 10:01 am

    Amen for running without a Garmin!! That makes it more fun sometimes. Sweet Sullie is the best 🙂

  • Tiff February 27, 2012, 10:24 am

    Thanks for linking up to the curried lentils recipe. It looks like a winner.

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