After a quick shower and a delicious green monster (1 banana, ½ cup skim milk, 2 or so cups spinach and ice):
I headed out to my meeting which went well. I skipped my AM coffee this morning as an experiment and felt pretty good for ¾ of the day… then the dragging started ;). I finished up my day of work and ran some errands (WFs (gosh I love that place), dry cleaners, oil change, Starbucks for a misto….very necessary). I also got some of my to dos around the casa done (ironing, more laundry).
For dinner tonight, I made Sarah’s INCREDIBLE Chickpea Veggie Burgers. I am really enjoying experimenting with new vegetarian dishes and Josh is even liking them (ok…most of them ;)). I made a few modifications to her recipe in terms of ingredients:
1 1/4 cups canned chickpeas
1/3 cup egg whites
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 small onion, chopped
grated zest from 1 lemon
1/2 cup sprouts (i.e. alfalfa or broccoli- I used a mixture of bean sprouts and broccoli slaw)
1/2 cup toasted whole wheat bread crumbs
extra-virgin olive oil for cooking or pam
See Sarah’s recipe. I made myself chickpea nuggets
and Josh a chickpea burger.
For chickpea nuggets, just make smaller burgers and flatten a bit during cooking. They only take about 5 minutes per side. On the side, we had some fruit and snap peas. Thanks for another fabulous dinner idea Sarah!
On a side note, I’ve really been enjoying the variety I’ve been getting through my weekly workouts (teaching Body Step & Body Attack, taking Body Pump, Body Flow, Spin, and running (# of times for each varies per week depending on my teaching schedule)). Do you crave variety or do you stick mostly to one activity? Are you happy with your current routine? Do you have any suggestions for new activities for me? I’d love to get out and do some hiking or try rock climbing!