Saturday: 5 Mile Run with a friend (9 min/mi)
Monday: Power Yoga--60 mins
It feels like just about every other week that I am really eager to hop in the kitchen to try out some new recipes. (In the weeks between, I just stick to what's easy--lacking a lot of effort on my brain's behalf). :) This weekend I started to feel a bit under the weather (I work with children, I swear I'm sick like every other weekend) and found myself craving vitamin packed meals, full of dark leafy greens and excessive quantities of chamomile tea. I turned to my good friend Mr. Pinterest for his endless ideas to assist me in my weekly meal planning.
I found a few of these gems to cater to my hearty appetite:
|Southwest Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers|
|Italian Skillet Chicken (over rice or pasta)|
|Veggie packed pasta|
|Steel Cut Oatmeal with cinnamon, walnuts and baked apples|
|Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto|
|Honey Soy Baked Bak Choy and Salmon|
These are just a few recipes that I will be trying out this week. I am really working on taking care of my body with the fuel that I put into it. As a runner, I feel EVERY.SINGLE.THING. that I eat the following day on my run. I physically ache when I eat unhealthily. It is so important to fuel your body with items that will feed your brain and provide energy. I want to be the best athlete I can be and by powering my body with these nutrients, I believe that I will be better and stronger because of it. Below are a few of my health goals that I am focusing on during mealtimes:
This Week's Food Goals:
Focus on protein (incorporate more hummus and nut butters in snack options)
Add dark, leafy greens to a meal 3-4 times a week (spinach, kale, collard greens)
Limit sugar intake during the day (focus on fruit when those craving strike)
Turn to green tea for an afternoon pick-me-up (resist coffee drinks)
What are you eating this week?
How do you make a conscious attempt to stay healthy throughout the week?
Where do you find your inspiration?
*Nike Training Club