My breakfast with a little pasta sauce on top of my egg whites.
After breakfast, we headed to swim class at the Y and then home. My mom came over for a short visit after we got back from the Y. Keenan was SUPER excited to see her! They played while I did some laundry and prepared a yellow bean salad for part of our dinner tonight. We are having the last of the cheesy pasta bake with a yellow bean salad mixed with tomatoes, feta cheese and roasted walnuts. I actually haven’t eaten yellow beans, but when we saw them at our farmer’s market last Saturday, I thought they would be fun to try! I’ve only had green beans, so I’m curious if the yellow ones taste different. Here is the recipe for my salad:
The final product before going into the fridge.Yellow or Green Bean Salad: (serves 3-4) Ingredients: - 1 1/2 pounds green or yellow beans (cut in half) - 4 fresh tomatoes (chopped) - 1/2 chopped walnuts - 1/4 cup feta cheese (crumbled) - 2 Tbsp olive oil - 3-4 Tbsp red wine vingar - pinch of salt and pepper Directions: 1. Steam beans either stove top or in the microwave. Once steamed, let cool and set aside. 2. Chop tomatoes and place in a large bowl. Add cooled beans and rest of the ingredients. 3. Mix well, cover and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving (so flavors meld together). Notes: To steam the beans in the microwave: place them in a microwave-safe dish with a 1/4 cup of water and cover. Microwave on high for 6-8 minutes, or until they are tender. To make this a one-pot meal, add some chopped chicken. Once Keenan wakes up from his nap, we are heading to CrossFit, as usual. Yesterday’s WOD was short and sweet. It was 3 rounds of 7 deadlifts (women weight: 145 lbs) and 21 over-the-bar lateral burpees for time. I finished in 5 minutes and 16 seconds, the third best girl time, not too bad. I was hoping to finish in under 5 minutes. I love when the workouts are short because you just go as fast as you can and power through them. You can do anything for 5 to 10 minutes, right? It is the long WODs of 20 minutes or more that are difficult. You have to stay focused and find a good pace (not too fast, but not slow) to get through it (at least for me!). Anyhow, I have a board meeting tonight for my MOMs Club, so I’m glad dinner is already done. My husband will be on Keenan duty tonight! Have a great afternoon!
Question: What have you eaten today? Have you tried cooking any new vegetables lately? If so, what have you tried?