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Thursday, June 3, 2010

I need more veggies

Being sick with a cold for over a week has proved to me that I need more nutrients in my life. In the form of veggies, fruits and whole grains. I'm trying to incorporate more into our meals. I've been eating a lot of crap. (Andy packs his lunch daily and does really good. Someday I'll get him to post about this. Andy isn't nearly as snacky as I am!)


I made whole-grain pasta with veggies. Instead of using a sauce, I added in a few dashes of balsamic vinegar, a spray of olive oil and some garlic.

I added 3 cups of spinach but it wilted down a down!!!


Fat-free feta made it even better.


Here's a photo of the "junk." These are so good. I will not be buying them again. PB and pretzels is such a trigger food for me.


It's also really easy to squeeze in lots of veggies with sandwiches at Whole Foods. Andy ordered roast beef with arugula, tomatos, onion and sun-dried tomato pesto.


And a small side of pasta salad, veggie pasta salad and cucumbers. A small side of it was only $1. Love it.


To show you my "junk" I also ordered a root beer. This root beer actually isn't junk at all but I prefer to eat not drink my calories. Virgils is a good choice for soda when I'm craving it though!


I ordered a turkey avocado sandwich on whole wheat bread. I asked for extra spinach and caramelized onions. I loved it.


Dinner tonight was stir-fried veggies, lean burgers with guacamole and a La Croix sparkling water.


I just bought a pre-sliced and diced veggie pack, threw in some sriracha, teriyaki sauce, red pepper flakes and cooked for 5 minutes in a skillet. The veggies stayed crispy and delicious.


I'm not a HUGE fan of this sparkling water but it hits the spot when I have a diet coke craving.

I want to thank Mari for showing me how to use ExerciseTV. I am kind of lame when it comes to TV...I only recently learned how to use the remote. I am not a TV person by nature. But Exercise TV...I LOVE IT! I am so excited to try out some new videos and workouts.

Do you use Exercise TV? Any suggestions on workouts for me? I'm trying to burn 800-1000 calories a day (I burn a lot. This is a 90 minute-2 hour workout for me. My HR stays between 150-180 but more on that later!) Anyway I can use all the help I can get!

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At June 4, 2010 at 5:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always feel like I need the green too when I'm sick. That's when my extra spinach green monsters bust out. :) Good for you for getting lots of the veggies. I too love them mixed up with hot sauce. Feel better soon!

At June 4, 2010 at 6:35 AM , Anonymous homecookedem said...

Looks like you've been doing much better with the veggies than me lately!! Andrew doesn't snack like I do either. But unlike Andy, Andrew is kind of bad about packing his lunch. He goes through phases when he's good about it, but he needs to be better. I should probably help out a bit more, especially since I'm off for the summer. Need to put that on my to-do list!

I used Exercise TV and love it. You should try out Walking Cardio Shape Up with Chris Freytag. That's one of my favorites! It mixes walking intervals with strength intervals.

At June 4, 2010 at 6:46 AM , Anonymous Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

What is exercise TV?

I love that seltzer! When I first started drinking seltzer I had to mix it with fruit juice to help take the edge off. Now I prefer it plain without juice but it took me a while I get there. I don't like pop but seltzer is a nice change from plain water.

At June 4, 2010 at 7:31 AM , Blogger kat said...

Trying to get more greens & veggies in your diet is so tricky! I like to roast a bunch of veggies in olive oil & balsamic & then serve them over a bed of spinach.

At June 4, 2010 at 8:56 AM , Anonymous sophia said...

I've never tried exercise TV before, but it would be a great alternative when the weather is dreadful.

Feel better soon, dear Amanda! Looks like you're doing a good job with the veggies though!

At June 4, 2010 at 9:13 AM , Anonymous Allison White said...

I love ExerciseTV! They have really fun trainers and tons of workouts. I love the pics and posts! Thanks!

At June 4, 2010 at 12:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need more veggies too and need more calorie dense meals since I upped my workouts. Seems like I am starving all the time!

I have AT&T and we have free on demand, and Health & Fitness is one of the channels. It has probably 40 different workout routines - even Biggest Loser!

I did a 30 minute last chance work out with Jillian, and I was a sweaty mess by the end!

At June 5, 2010 at 8:27 AM , Anonymous ashleigh said...

THat pasta salad from WF looks delicious. I love making my own, but nothing compares to store made pasta salad!

I like exercise TV a lot. I don't use it as much as I used to but it's great for rainy days or when you just want to squeeze in a quick workout. I also love it for strength training!! I don't have any recommendations because I haven't been on recently but I love all the biggest loser ones :)

At June 9, 2010 at 12:03 PM , Blogger Sarah @ See Sarah Eat said...

I love La Croix! Stuff like that keeps me from drinking those nasty diet sodas. I've been "clean" (haha) for a month today!


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