Day 12: Getting into the groove
Happy Monday everyone! That’s right, I said HAPPY!
I know most people usually dread Mondays but I’m loving them (I actually find Tuesday to be more brutal). It’s the start of a new week and time to start something new, whether it be a fitness goal or cooking up some new recipes!
Something funny to start off the day…I forgot to weigh in! I had no expectations for this week really but I usually do it anyway, just to “check in” with myself. Oops! Oh well.
Breakfast was oats with banana and peanut butter. I chose to put half the banana in while it was cooking and then the other half as a topper. Mmm…
I drove to work today, so I parked my car the 1+ mile away from my building and walked in the cold! It was 45 this morning but I wasn’t making excuses to be lazy 😉
Snack this morning was some plain ol’ peanuts. Hooray for good fats!
I also went for a chilly 15-minute walk on my break, which actually ended up warming me up a bit 🙂
Lunch was leftover Tuscan Beans with sage and garlic. Plus some carrots and hummus on the side for more bulk.
I used a new kind of hummus this time. I got this on sale for $2.50 at Meijer.
But I probably won’t get it again. It was okay but nothing near the flavor of Sabra or other kinds I have had – which are only a few cents more expensive. Worth it though!
For my afternoon snack, I had a Silk yogurt in strawberry banana. It was pretty good but a bit too sweet. I want to try some other non-dairy yogurts soon.
I had to walk the 1+ mile back to my car this afternoon, but thankfully it was much warmer 🙂 I was planning to run or do yoga when I got home but in the end, I just didn’t feel like it.
I walked a lot today and that is enough!
For dinner, I made another recipe straight out of Vegan Planet!!
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas!
It took some extra time and preparation, but I wasn’t in a hurry so I really took my time and followed the recipe exactly (except cut in half).
I had some topping leftover, so I decided to bake it on top of the enchiladas. Getting ready to go into the oven:
My plate…two enchiladas and lots of topping. The salsa I used was pretty spicy so this dish was exploding with flavor!
There were literally chunks of sweet potato in every bite. I love this combination!
Apparently, I hated them, ha ha ha…
I have to say, as a person who previously enjoyed Mexican food with lots of cheese and sour cream…I don’t miss them AT ALL! In fact, I think they would’ve ruined the flavors of this dish.
As I was packing up the leftovers, I ate some right off the spatula! 😉
I can’t wait to pick out my recipes for next week. Who knew this could be so fun and actually save me money too! I guess I did, somewhere in the back of my mind.
Off to watch Dancing with the Stars! Chuck went first and I totally used all my votes on him already, but I cried when Melissa Joan Hart got her scores from the judges, she was fantastic!
What has gotten into me? Ha ha.
Good night my dear friends! God bless.
p.s. Check me out on Caitlin’s Operation Beautiful site today!
Posted on October 13, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged Basha hommus, Chuck Liddell, Dancing with the stars, Melissa Joan Hart, Operation Beautiful, recipe, Silk soy yogurt, vegan mofo III, Vegan Planet. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.