Once you get through all my dinner eats I’d love some advice on some products that I listed at the end of my post.
So after last night’s post I had very good intentions of having a a great dinner and then hitting the gym but unfortunately that didn’t happen.
Matt didn’t finish doing my mom’s taxes until late so by the time they were done we were starving, at my mom’s and looking for supper. We ended up at Durty Nelly’s in downtown Halifax.
Since I was already breaking one of my May Goal’s already (no eating out) I decided I might as well eat something healthy. I chose the Veggie Wrap with taters. “Grilled Vegetable Wrap of zucchini, red onion, red pepper, tomato, mozza cheddar blend”. I got it with no red onion. I will say the wrap was just ok. It was cold and I was expecting it to be warm and the veggies we a little too mushy for my liking. But it was huge and I could only eat half the wrap and about 5 of the taters.
After dinner since we didn’t make it to the gym we decided to walk around downtown for a while. It was so beautiful out yesterday we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy the weather and at least we got a little physical activity in, right?
After missing the gym yesterday Matt and I got our butts out of bed early this morning and made our way to the gym for an interval run. Walk/Run for 20 mins.
My running started out at 6.4 and I ended at 7.5. I was so sweaty by the end. I really felt great to get out and get that workout in even if it was short. I think we are going to do our intervals at the gym from now on. It is easier to control your speed and I think I push myself more there then outside.
Tonight there was no stopping me. We were eating healthy tonight. Ironically, tonight’s menu was gilled chicken and veggie wraps as well.
I adapted this recipe from Hungry Girl’s “Hungry Girl 1-2-3: The Easiest, Most Delicious, Guilt-Free Recipes on the Planet”. I made four wraps with the following ingredients (with lots of leftovers):
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (not in her recipe)
- 1 zucchini
- 1 eggplant
- 1 red pepper
- 2 portabella mushroom caps
- 6 tbsp greek yogurt (the recipe calls for regular greek yogurt)
- 1/2 tbsp fresh basil
- 1/2 tsp of fresh grated garlic
- 4 whole wheat tortillas
First cut all the veggies and chicken up (half’s maybe) so they can be grilled. Grilled on the BBQ for about 5 mins on each side (the chicken will have to be longer).
While that is grilling mix together the greek yogurt, basil and garlic.
When the veggies are done all you have to do is cut them up into strips so they can be put in a wrap.
We had the wraps with a salad. In the ss: organic spinach, carrots, peppers (red, yellow, green), baby tomatoes, cucumber.
Served with dried cranberries and lemon juice. The salad…
Overall, this dinner was really good and filling. I have never had portabella mushrooms before and didn’t really like the flavour of them. I ended up not eating them but overall, I really enjoyed dinner tonight.
Other odds and ends…
First - I’ve been sent some coupons (thanks Wendy) from Silver Hill’s Bakery to try and review their bread. I’ve been to Planet Organic several times in the past two weeks and every time I’m there they are out. I definitely want to try this bread and as soon as I pick some up I’ll let you all know.
Second - While looking around Planet Organic today I realized there are a lot of items that I would really like to try but I’m just not sure if it’s worth the money. So I’m looking for your help. Of the following products which do you think is worth the money and which do you think I should just pass on. Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
I’m wondering about the following products:
- Almond butter (and if so – what brand?)
- Coconut milk
- Coconut oil
- Goji Berries
- Agave Nectar
- Ezekiel bread
- Hemp Seeds
- Protein Powder (I actually would like to get some protein powder but I have no idea what brand – does anyone have any suggestion?)
Thanks guys. If anyone has any thoughts on the above listed products or even with another product that you love I’d love to hear about it.
~ Katie :)