Strip it Up! Strip it Down!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Just a quicky today! I need to get out to go shopping for this coming weeks good eats! Where I live it is not a quick trip to the store to get some of the more 'exotic' or organic things. It is a minimum 3 hr. venture. One hour drive each way, plus shopping, usually a meal with my hubby out and a little stop by another shop. We make it a 'date day' so it doesn't seem like such a chore.

Friday started off with a protein smoothie. It was yummy. However, I am honestly not a fan of starting off my day with a liquid breakfast. I workout hard in the evening and come breakfast time I am pretty hungry.

I must have been too hungry to remember to take a picture of snack, it was albacore tuna and an apple. I chopped the apple up into the tuna.

Lunch was leftovers from the night before. It was supposed to be a bouillabaisse, but the ingredients and the nutrition were so similar to the Seafood Chili, I just saved myself the work and packed leftovers.

Afternoon snack was chopped up apple and pear with blueberries and walnuts. Since a fruit serving is one small-medium piece of fruit, I ate 1/2 of a small apple, 1/3 of a medium pear, and 1/4 cup of blueberries.

After work I had my favorite lower body workout! Lunges, squats, deadlifts, skater squats, plyo in and outs, leg abduction and leg adduction and hip thrusters. This workout drains me! But the results make me smile. So I give it my all. When I got home I was too tired to make the salmon and pineapple chutney. So, I had tilapia. I did make the greens and they were delicious!!! I am going to be making more kale in the future!!! Real near future!

The kale was sauteed with red pepper flake, garlic, olive oil and golden raisins. I also had 1/4 cup of cooked farro, thanks to Amy (fitchick75) whose picture of her dinner reminded me that I could have a grain serving! Thanks girl!

Oh, and we don't usually have the night time snack that is listed because food late in the evening makes it difficult to sleep. We usually have a casien protein shake. HOWEVER, Friday night snack was an apple with almond butter!!! mmmmmmmmm! I did not have almond butter, so I used sunflower seed butter (which I adore!).

I licked the spoon . . . heck, I licked the plate!

Amy gave the salmon such a good review that I was excited to see that leftovers from Friday night dinner were for lunch on Saturday! I definitely made the time to cook that up and will tell you all about it in a later blog!

Time to get rolling!

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    I haven't found almond or sunflower butter here, but did find a rather expensive jar of natural peanut butter. They also had a jar of sesame butter, but the ingredients were in Japanese. I am going to take my friend with me to read the kanji on my next trip. The food looks and sounds delicious. I'm glad to hear that you substitute a little when needed.
    3503 days ago
    Way to go on commitment... I hear you on the BF.. and to think I used to drink a big ole' milkshake for BF... WHAT was I THINKING.... oh yea

    I WASN"T!! LOL

    PS milkshake with tons of fattening ice cream and milk...(it did have a banana though LOL)
    3505 days ago
    Doesn't sound like there is anything "hard" about this strip-down! Your food sounds delightful! Way to go! I am sooo excited about the results you'll get!

    emoticon Kelli
    3505 days ago
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    LOL I thought I was the ONLY one who licked the plates!!!!! YUM!!!!!!!!
    3505 days ago
    Sounds like a good day (other than the liquid breakfast for you) I have an awesome kale recipe that uses red bell peppers, pepper flakes and sesame oil. I fix it often I love it so much (I never liked kale growing up). I made kale chips today too...usually use curry powder and cumin but today I used Ms Dash's chili lime...they were awesome too.

    Keep up the good work!
    3505 days ago
    emoticon And emoticon At6 you licking the plate!
    3505 days ago
    Those look yummy!
    3505 days ago
    BOOM BOOM POW!! Go Baby Go!!
    3505 days ago
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    Looks good, I would not have thought of the kale, I am going to have to try that, the fruit w/ walnuts looks yummy too. I have the apple w/ peanut butter a lot, going to have to try the sunflower seed butter. Thanks for sharing your menu!
    3505 days ago
    Sounds all delicious! Great job on the lower body workout - you really know how to kick it into high gear. While lifting at the gym today, I looked around and realized, I am really the only girl consistently in the weight room and definitely the only girl in the free weight area most days - KAPOW! Loves it!
    3505 days ago
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