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Granola, Chocolate and Hummus, oh my!

Posted Feb 07 2010 5:56pm

Helloooo! As with most SundaysI have a ton of food photos to share! And I’ve got a ton more food to prepare for my day tomorrow – so let’s get to itshall we?

Woke up this morning and made my mom and I a waffle feast. 

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For three waffles:

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup egg whites
  • 3 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

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For the topping I heated frozen strawberries in the microwavethen stirred in 1 tbsp maple syrup and a couple spoonfuls of plain yogurt. I think the pictures speak for themselves – major yums!

I spent the morning lazing around. Sundays are meant to be lazy! By the time I’d gathered the energy to go to the gymit was time for another snack.

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Almond butter + banana. Basically the same thing I eat everyday before I go to the gym. Never fails.

Then it was off to the gym for treadmillupper body and abs.

Treadmill

Minutes Speed – MPH Incline
0-5 3.5 0.0
5-6 5.5 0.0
6-7 6.0 0.0
7-8 6.5 0.0
8-9 7.0 0.0
9-10 5.5 0.5
10–11 6.0 0.5
11-12 6.5 0.5
12-13 7.0 0.5
13-14 5.5 1.0
14-15 6.0 1.0
15-16 6.5 1.0
16-17 7.0 1.0
17-18 5.5 1.5
18-19 6.0 1.5
19-20 6.5 1.5
20-21 7.0 1.5
21-22 5.5 2.0
22-23 6.0 2.0
23-24 6.5 2.0
24-25 7.0 2.0

 

Exercise Weight Reps Sets
Romanian deadlift to row  50 lbs 8-12 3

 

Exercise Weight Reps Sets
Dumbbell incline bench press 20 lbs ea 8-12 2
Underhand grip lat pulldown 55 lbs 8-12 2
Dumbbell bench press  20 lbs ea 8-12 2
Wide-grip lat pulldown  55 lbs 8-12 2

 

Exercise Weight Reps Sets
Barbell upright row  20 lbs 15 2
Barbell curl  20 lbs 15 2
Skull crusher  20 lbs 15 2

 

Exercise Weight Reps Sets
Cable horizontal woodchop  35 lbs 12 2
Plank  bw 60 sec 2

Treadmill

Minutes Speed – MPH Incline
0-1 3.0 0.0
1-3 3.5 0.0
3-4 8.5 0.0
4-6 3.5 1.0
6-7 8.5 1.0
7-9 3.5 0.0
9-10 9.0 0.0
10-12 3.5 1.0
12-13 9.0 1.0
13-15 3.5 0.0

I wore my new running shoes today and they were awesome :) Amazing how much the cushioning wears down in just six monthsI could notice a huge difference!

I went straight to the grocery store after the gymso I picked up a Bolthouse Farms vanilla chai tea and drank it right in the store as I shopped. I was ravenous!

It was way sweeter than I was expecting! Not bad for 20g proteinbut awful at 42g sugar in 450 mL. Blech.

Came home and had some real foodincluding a new (to me) food!

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 Armstrong garden herbs cheddar cheese.

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I guess I can’t really call this a “cheesestring” as it’s not stringy. Cheese stick perhaps? Regardlessit was creamyfull-fattreat :)

Then it was on to my weekly food prep!

First up: some of Deb’s Puffy Pimped Protein Faux-nola.

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It’s a lower-calhigher protein version of regular granola. Subbing out puffed rice for some of the oatmeal. I followed the directions almost exactly and it turned out amazing. Seriously. Cooking down the maple syrup firstand then stirring in protein powdergave it such an awesome flavour!! Once you’re done making coconut chia granolago make this :)

In between stirring the granolaI got to work on Averie’s Vegan White Chocolate Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups. 

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Except I used totally non vegan ingredients ;) As with most of Averies’ recipesthis one is super simple. Just stir up some peanut buttercocoa powdervanilla extract and agave nectar for the filling. Pour a little white chocolate into the cupplop in your fillingthen top it off!! Keep reading to hear the results of these bad boys.

Theeeen it was some Olive & Feta Hummus a la me ;)

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  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 3.5 oz feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 2 small cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper

All blended up in my food processor. This turned out great. I can’t wait to make tomorrow’s turkey sandwich with it.

Oh yesand while all this was going onI also roasted a chicken.

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With some roasted brussels sprouts and parsnips. One of my fave dinners!

And the best part – dessert!

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Ohheckyesit was good. I was scared I didn’t sweeten the filling enoughbut the white chocolate is so sweet it goes perfectly. The rest of these will be pawned off on my coworkers tomorrowmuhaha ;)

Okee dokeI hate to blog and runbut I have to go get ready if I intend to get up for spin class tomorrow! Have a great start to your week!!

 

Question of the Day: Whitemilk or dark chocolate? I’m dark chocolate all the waybut I lovelovelove white chocolate too :)

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