I was still in a snacky mood at lunch, so I made myself a snack platter instead of a cohesive meal. I had a small apple cut up into slices with some cheddar and mozzarella cheese, a few extra lean meatballs with cherry sauce, and raw veggies with roasted red pepper hummus.
This mini platter satisfied all of my cravings and proved to be a pretty suitable lunch!
I spent my afternoon working on my therapeutic riding instructor certification home study, which seems to be taking much longer than I could have ever anticipated. So much for a day off to relax! I sipped on a cup of tea while I worked to keep me motivated.
After hours of staring at my computer screen, it was time for a snack. I decided to whip up a healthy batch of carrot muffins using the following recipe.
Whole Wheat Flax Carrot Muffins
-1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
-1 cup oats
-1/2 cup milled flaxseed
-3 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 cup unsweetened almond milk
-1/2 cup honey
-1/4 cup vegetable oil
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 cup grated carrot
-1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin with a non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Combine all ingredients aside from raisins. Mix well. Fold in raisins until thoroughly combined. Scoop muffin batter into the prepared tins. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean. Enjoy!
They turned out fantastic and I ended up having one before heading off to a pilates class.
After pilates, my body was craving protein. Now, since I haven't always been a big protein eater, I didn't deny it what it wanted. Instead, I listened to my body and filled up on protein. First, I had four pieces of crab with seafood sauce.
I also made a protein brownie by combining half a scoop of chocolate protein powder, a tablespoon of light peanut butter, and a tiny squirt of honey.
It turned out amazing!
My workout for today included something different for a change. I ended up taking a free-by-donation pilates matwork class taught by my good friend Megan from The Jelly Bean Exchange . It was nice to have a change of scenery and my body liked the different exercises I put it through. It felt great!
Now, it's time I got working on some new years resolutions. Stay tuned for a resolutions post coming up in the next few hours!