This morning started out really well. I actually got up when my alarm went off and didn't hit snooze a dozen times.
I got up and had some yummy oatmeal with ground flaxseed and blueberries.
We got home and I was famished so I made up a Falafal Salad with Cucumber Dressing.
I've never made cucumber dressing before so I kind of just winged it, and it still turned out pretty darn good.
First, put about 1/2 cup of nonfat greek yogurt and a clove of garlic that's been put through a garlic press (or just minced really really small) in a large bowl or glass measuring cup.
Then add a handful of chopped, seeded cucumber.
After lunch we headed to the gym where I did 20 minutes on the Elliptical and just wasn't feelin' it. I don't know what the problem was (I can do an hour on that machine), but today it just work for me. So I hopped on a bike and rode for 4.5 miles (it took about 21 minutes).
I got home and was starving. Have I mentioned that I'm always starving after I workout. So I had a fuji apple smeared with a tablespoon of all natural organic peanut butter.
Are you ready for some "life of a mom with 4 kids?" After my apple and peanut butter I folded and put away all these clothes:
For dinner I knew I'd want something easy. With taking the hubs to work, going to Costco and gym, and then picking him back up I had been in the car for over 2 hours today. Way too much!
So, I grabbed some left over brown rice from the fridge and pulled apart a rotisserie chicken we got at Costco and stirred it all together. Then I cooked up some fantastic summer veggies and tossed them in a dijon mustard vinaigrette. Here's my dinner plate...
Here's how you make the yummy veggies and vinaigrette.
First take whatever summer veggies you have on hand and scrub them til they're nice and clean. I just happened to have some zucchini, squash, red bell peppers.
I don't usually make up recipes on the fly, but I was pretty pleased with how both of my fly recipes turned out today. Oh, it's 10pm and I've had 96 ounces of water. I'll probably have at least another 8 before bed.
Today was a great day. (I'm refusing to acknowledge the laundry!)