Thursday, February 25, 2010

Afternoon delight.

Lunch today was pretty basic, but satisfying nonetheless:



Ham & mustard sandwich on a slice of Honey Whole Wheat, baby carrots & Barney Butter and the juiciest pear of all time.

Afternoon snack:





Blood orange. I tried one for the first time a few weeks ago and I'm really starting to prefer them over regular oranges. Yum!

Quick aerobic step update: Instead of running this afternoon, I was feeling... Well... Saucy, if you will, and decided to use my new step during the Get Extremely Ripped! 1000 DVD. Woo! Great addition. It was a little tricky because I basically had to re-learn some of the moves, but I only tripped a couple of times. I just used the one-level inserts. After a few more tries, I might grow a pair and add the second level ones.

And, although I'm trying to move away from counting calories, I was a little curious how many calories that workout actually burns, so I slapped on my heart rate monitor for the first time in ages. Including the warm-up and workouts 1 & 2 (I skipped the push-ups and abs circuit), I burned a little over 400 calories. I initially expected more, but considering how much strength training you do in between cardio moves, that's actually a pretty good burn in that amount of time. Plus, there's gotta be a decent amount of afterburn going on as well.

DINNER!

Doug was eating at his folks' house, so I was on my own tonight. Had a glass of Cabernet Sauvingnon while I waited for my meal to bake:



I made a quiche of sorts, if that's what you wanna call it. I just threw in a bunch of veggies with some egg substitute and cheese and baked it for... a while:



Out of the pan:



As for the specifics, I combined:
  • 3/4 cup eggies
  • few handfuls of fresh spinach
  • orange bell pepper
  • mushrooms
  • a bit of some frozen peppers & onion mix (trying to clear out stuff in the freezer little by little.)
  • 2 tbsp. fresh roasted chile salsa
  • 1/4 cup fat free shredded cheddar
  • 2 tsp. flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • salt/pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
I saute├ęd the veggies in a pan first to cook them down and release some of the liquid. Baked at about 375 for about 30 minutes or so. I wanted to form a crust on the edges and also make sure the middle wasn't soggy.

Some turkey sausage links:



And all together now:



I made a "T" for Tamara! Get it?. Yeah, I'm in super-dork mode this evening. I blame the endorphins from my workout and uh, y'know, the wine.

Cut it into fourths and ate it like a pizza. Pretty fantastic for wingin' it on the fly. That's all for now. Seacrest out!

2 comments:

Cheryl Ahonen said...

I *almost* bought some blood oranges on sale at Sunflower today. But I chickened out.

Tamara said...

The flavor is kinda hard to describe, but they're good, trust me :) They're still sweet, just not as sweet as regular navel oranges. I dunno... they just have this uniqueness to them that's really good. Makes me wanna drink a whole glass of blood orange juice.