Good morning foodies! It is Wednesday again and I have another series of Tuesday’s eats for you.
I am taking more care of my portion sizes and iron intake than before, since I wasn’t at my best recently. After checking my blood my doctor announced last week that I am anemic and really need to take some iron supplement now. Also around the weekend I started to notice that my heart beats like crazy even with the easiest movement as walking or climbing some stairs (living in the fourth level this should be nothing for me). So I got an iron supplement which I take 3 times a day and cut back on intense sports. Instead I have been enjoying long walks, some strength workouts which were not to intense and using the stepper I have at home while watching episode over episode of Gilmore Girls, ANTM, Australia’s Biggest Loser and some German TV shows.
I recently stumbled over this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction and I must say – I am totaly hooked on it and have to make them a lot this autumn. I also had a huge organic orange, whitch made the office smell like christmas already.
Lunch: Millet Tabbouleh
leftover antipasti (in my case: 3 garlic green olives & 3 cream cheese filled green chillies)
1/4 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped zucchini
1 hard boiled egg
salt & pepper
Cook the millet, add the tomatoes and zucchini 2 minutes before done. Chop up the antipasti and add them after taking the millet from the oven. The cream cheese from the chillies will build a nice sauce, if you just have oiled antipasti this will work great, too. Slice the egg and place on top, season with salt and pepper.
You can enjoy this dish warm or out of the fridge the next day. It is delicious both ways!
Snack: Protein Apple Pie Yoghurt
1/3 cup soy yoghurt
1 tbsp vanilla protein powder + 1/4 cup water
1 tsp agave
1/2 small apple
Dice the apple and sprinkle with some cinnamon. Place them in the microwave for 30 seconds. Mix up the protein powder with the water, add yoghurt and agave and mix until it is smooth. Top it off with the diced apple and enjoy.
Dinner: veggie burger and oven roasted pumpkin
Post Workout Snack: toastie with goat cheese and fig
Sorry for the crappy quality of the last picture. But light is not the best around 9 pm as you can imagine. Now I am going to read a few more pages of “Catching Fire” (by Suzanne Collins) and then meet up with Sina for a long walk to the farmers market.
Did autumn already arrive where you live?
Have you ever experienced iron deficiancy or anemia? How did you fight it?