Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Melty Mozzarella Sammies

Thank you all for your yucca suggestions!

Hope you had a nice Tuesday. Mine went pretty well!! I worked, did a little bit of light cleaning & laundry, and headed out to teach Body Attack. I have received a lot of questions about the Les Mills group fitness classes I teach & take, so I wanted to insert this video of a portion of a Body Attack class I found on youtube.




Hope you enjoyed it! When I got home, I made up an easy dinner for Josh and I. Josh had a toasted Arnold thin topped with WFs pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, spinach, a little marinara sauce and a shake of S&P. On the side he had some more mozzarella, steamed green beans and an orange:


I had the same thing minus the pepperoni, plus sliced tomato. On the side I also had tons of steamed green beans and cantaloupe (addict):



Question- Do you all have any general healthy eating rules that you try to stick to on most days? I try to eat a fruit and veggie with every meal (even if it is just a little lettuce on a sammie). I'd love to hear your thoughts.

56 comments:

Leianna said...

Try to get in my daily fruit and veggie requirements, water and not eating after 7pm! Just keeping it simple!

lesley said...

I liked the video, that looks like something I'd really enjoy doing! (If I lived by you, I'd come to your class!!)

And yummy din din as always : )

Mrs. LC said...

haha when I watched the class my first thought was, "dang, girlfriend must have some serious energy!!!" - I give you mad props for instructing awesome, energetic classes like that! (I've never seen a Body Attack class before). Sweet! :)

Marissa said...

Thanks for sharing the video!

Lainie said...

Mmm..I love melty mozzarella!!! I try to stick to the vegetable rule...I always try to eat vegetables at every meal...even if it's just a few chopped onions thrown in a scramble at breakfast.

Lizzy said...

I eat alot of the same things, but there is def veggies and fruits at just about every meal, and i snack on alot of veggies to throughout the day! i'm a carrot addict. :)

carolinebee said...

that is so awesome, I can't wait to see if they offer that at my new gym in Bost! I'm obsessed with TKB and that looks really similar :D I always try to have veggies with lunch and dinner, faves are tomatoes and carrots! It's just my raging sweet tooth that attacks every night!

Lauren said...

Haha, we had a similar looking din tonight. I love the Arnold's thins, they are perfect for holding so many great veggies.

I definitely eat a balance of all foods at almost every meal. But if I notice I am eating more fruits at breakfast and lunch (which usually happens) I make sure I get a veggie filled dinner in to compensate.

Hope you had a great day love!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I always try to eat some veggies. No matter what I grab something!

Maria said...

I wish I could take one of your classes! I did my elliptical tonight. I don't have any rules, but I HAVE to have an apple every day. I also eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning-sometimes on weekends I eat something different though:) I also eat mini meals throughout the day to keep my metabolism up. I try to eat a fruit or veggie with every one!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

I'm also trying to incorporate 1 cup of veggies and fruit everyday. Limit myself to desserts. Also, work on water intake.

Fitnessista said...

body attack looks like SO much fun! i wish we had les mills classes out here!
for me, i just load up on fruits and veggies first.
your dinner looks amazing!
enjoy your night and thank you again for the sweet email <3

vegetarianontherun said...

I eat a freakish amount of veggies--compared to the average person. I just love LOVE steamed veggies--especially snap peas and wilted spinach. i don't even have to make myself eat these things, my body just craves it now. I hope you have a great night!!

Shannon said...

i'll stick to body pump ;) the choreography gets me in those aerobics classes! no rules, but i love my fruits and veggies so i always have many of those in my fridge :)

Stephanie said...

(1) never skip a meal -- always leads me to overeating!
(2) fruit/veg in each meal (totally agree w/u on that, a meal just doesn't feel complete w/out!) That class on vid looks great! I love taking choreographed aerobics classes - the best :)!!

Ashley Lauren said...

I could def do better having fruits and veggies at every meal! I don't really have any regular rules I try to follow...other than pay attention to portion size with crackers, chips and other carb-y foods! It's so easy to go overboard!

I saw your comment on one of my posts this week- I so took advantage of the Publix sale on the back to nature products!! :)

Esi said...

You guys and those Arnold thins. I have never even seen them before! Sounds like a good dinner though. I try to generally eat healthy, but no specific rules. I like the idea of a fruit or veggie with every meal. I have been pretty much only been snacking on fruits and vegetables lately.

Esi said...

You guys and those Arnold thins. I have never even seen them before! Sounds like a good dinner though. I try to generally eat healthy, but no specific rules. I like the idea of a fruit or veggie with every meal. I have been pretty much only been snacking on fruits and vegetables lately.

Holly said...

Wow, that video looks intense!! I don't know how you do it with running and teaching those classes - I would need an IV of caffeine!

Hmmm, great question. I always drink water with every meal, and TONS throughout the day. And I always to try incorporate/add a fruit or veggie to each meal, too. Not to steal your answer. ;-)

fittingbackin said...

oooh - I have everything on hand for those little sammies - i'm so making them Thursday! Thanks, girl!! I'm working on fitting in more veggies and fruits, i'm also trying to make sure I get at least 80 grams of protein!!

Tay said...

It's like a little mini pizza sammie!! I try and drink at least 64 oz of plain WATER and then all my extra liquids (juices, diet drinks, coffees, flavored waters, etc). I usually eat fruit all day, so I try and have vegetables with dinner.

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

That class looks SO COOL! I wish I could take something like that. It look kind of like a dance routine.

Rules? I usually crave fruits and veggies so that usually doesn't take any effort to include. I definitely aim to eat breakfast every morning even if I'm not hungry. I'm working on eating a larger breakfast to carry me through the day.

Fresh mozz (and melted)=amaaazing!

wholebodylove said...

I try to drink plenty of water and make sure I get in all of my fruits/veggies, protein and omegas. Most of the time this all comes pretty naturally for me though.

Haleigh said...

Tomato and Mozzarella is one of my favorites :) Yum!

I try to make sure that I get enough fruits and veggies but also that I am not obsessive about it because I tend to do that sometimes.

I enjoyed the video, thanks for sharing!!

xoxo

Hellena said...

I've never seen a Body Attac class before - but it sure looks great. And I love all the other Less Mills classes. My faves are Body Balance (tai chi/yoga/pilates inspired) and Body Jam (dance, dance, dance).
I think my meals are generally balanced (although over here, in Sweden, we tend to eat more starchy things, such as potatoes, compared to you guys). My focus lately have been portion control and trying to eat slower. It's hard though :)

Yum Yucky said...

LOL! I misread and thought you said, "Booty Attack". hehehe

It looks like so much fun. Now all we need is the video of YOU jumping 'round up there!

Miz said...

you know me. no rules just intuitive.

you know, it is TOTALLY EASY after 35 years of trying to get it right :)

Eve said...

I try to make half my plate fruits/veggies. Not always possible, but good to aim for :)

Erica said...

Hellena- hoooray for Body Balance and Jam! Both excellent programs. Balance is called "flow" in the US (but I think they're working on changing the name). I take it once a week- sooooo good after all the cardio :)

Britt said...

I'm not sure how you keep doing the moves and talking at the same time..... I love classes like that though!

No real food rules, I just try find some balance through the day.... if I'm low on veggies at one meal I'll load up at the next meal.

Cate O'Malley said...

Love the little homemade pizza. I used to make them all the time growing up - total comfort food.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Those classes look intense, but fun! I want to learn Zumba dancing really bad, too!

As for healthy eating, I eat a mostly fruit/veggie/whole grain diet, but always include some type of protein other than red meat, and of course a sweet treat each day ;-)

Ada said...

Woah, that body attack looks pretty intense! It does look like fun though:)

You and I are so funny, we definitely do eat about 3X the amount of fruits and veggies as most people! they just taste so darn good and keep you so energized!

I don't really follow any specific rules but, as you can tell, I eat a ton of fruits and veggies and also make sure I get some protein in each meal.

Jessica said...

Thanks for posting the video, I want to try the Les Mills classes at my gym but they are always at inconvenient times!

My healthy eating rule is to make sure I'm actually hungry and not just eating to eat!

Kath said...

Thanks for the video! I would love to take one of your classes - that looks like just my style!

insideiamdancing said...

No specific 'rules', though I make sure I eat at least 1 full portion of dairy each day, some source of protein + grains at each meal and plenty vegetables. My fruit intake has dropped dramatically over the past couple of years...no idea why! I used to eat about 4 apples a day!

Thanks for the video- looks like fun!

Pam said...

Great looking meal and thanks for the video...looks interesting!

Krista said...

Thanks for sharing the video! That looks like one high energy class!

Love all that melty cheese going on in this post, too!

K from ksgoodeats said...

Oh that workout looks like fun! I like workouts that aren't the same thing day in and day out so that would be up my ally :)

Your dinner sounds delicious!! They're like mini pizzas! I definitely try to make veggies a key piece in my meals - I just love them so it's not too hard!

Have a great Wednesday!!

biz319 said...

I try to get all my water every day - I do great at work, but on the weekends I don't keep up with it as much.

Love your pizza sammies! I would have had extra cheese on the side too! :D

allijag said...

holy hell! THAT CLASS LOOKS INTENSE! :)

Michelle said...

Wow...can I have private lessons? I don't want to miss Project Runway tomorrow!

Jenna said...

Your sammie looks d-licious! I need to try that soon!

I try to eat as much fruits and veggies as possible, like you. I also try to get in a good amount of protein or fiber at each meal so that my stomach isn't grumbling all throughout the day! Although, I also believe in living a little, so I have a few pieces of candy and dessert everyday as well (just not a piece of chocolate cake, I reserve that to once per week) :).

I just started my own blog, I hope you can stop by and read it sometime! http://www.foodieinthecity.wordpress.com.

Have a wonderful day!

-Jenna

Angharad said...

I just try to make sure veggies and fruit are as abundant as possible! I will pretty much always eat plenty of carbs/dairy/protein as well but veg is what I worry about getting on the plate!

I Run for Fun said...

The Body Attack looks coordinated, strenuous and energetic...how long is it? I would be half-dead at the end of it!

My rules: Breakfast is usually cereal or oatmeal with OJ and a banana.
Minimum 5 servings of fruit and veggies in a day.
And plenty of water...atleast a gallon.

janetha said...

dang melty cheese heaven! the one reason this girl could never ever be vegan is cheese and cheese alone :) i eat strict 6 days a week and one day a week i eat whatevs. it works for me now as i am tyring to lose some inches ;) package mailing today!

foodnfit said...

I definitely try to get my fruits and veggies in everyday with usually no problem witht he veggie part. lol
I also always make sure I drink enough water throughout the day as well!

Diana said...

Body Attack looks so fun! I would love that. Wish I could come to your classes! So are you like one of those three people on stage?

I don't think I consciously have eating rules, but I suppose that like you, there is always fruit and/or vegetables present at every meal!

She-Fit said...

WOW! This video looks so much fun. I would totally do a class like this one!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

such a fun class. I'd love to try it out one day.

rule for me? same as yours... as much as veggie as possible! :)

Anna said...

OH so THATS what body attack looks like! I figured it was something cardio/aerobics related, but I couldn't quite visualize it. Neat!

The Blonde Duck said...

Since you are the fitness queen dear, I've got some questions. My personal trainer is loading me up with more weight and plyometrics, but I dont' feel it's doing anything for me. I want to keep a long, leaned and toned look but not look like a fitness girl. But I don't see the best results sometimes from light ways or pilate style classes--any tips?

The Blonde Duck said...

And to give you a quick look at what I do, I run three days a week for an hour and do kickboxing/ step three days a week with arm free weights at home three days a week and everything from free weights to machines for legs and back at the gym on the days I run. I've done strength training workouts by Cathy and Amy Bento before and enjoyed them. I'm just looking for something to mix it up and keep me toned without bulking me up like a body builder. I like my boobs. :)

teresa said...

body attack indeed! i haven't been to the gym in so long, i got tired just watching! it looks like a lot of fun though.

the sandwiches look really good. i've been so awful with my eating this summer (AWFUL), but when i am eating well, i like to make sure i'm incorporating some healthy for of carb, protein and veggie into every meal. and then when i want snack, i eat fruit.

thedallasceliac said...

I try to eat at least one salad or veggie-based meal a day. Ironically, it seems easier to do during the week even though I have more time on the weekends.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

wow1 that class actually looks really fun!