Exercise and Food update…

I got a good deal, $25 for 10 yoga classes that I can take up to 45 days to use.  So I went to “Happy Hour” yoga 5:30 – 6:30….yea not so happy for me, lots of planks and downward dogs,  I have bad wrists and it hurts to keep the pose….so no more Happy Hr for me.  So  a week, yes….sigh….a week later (that is why I am happy I have 45 days!) I did the Yoga for Flexibility, much easier then Happy Hour but still a little more work then my old yoga place.  But my plan was up and I am trying out new places.  Will see what their other classes are like and let you know.

On the food front, been eating a LOT more fruits and veggies, got my flat bread that has 60 cal and 4 carbs for my sandwiches….woohoo!  Got a few grapefruits, gonna try those again, but I cut it up, added 1/2 teaspoon of unprocessed sugar and other fruits to cut the “pucker”.  In addition, I have some granola that is all broken up so I took some of the fruit mix and put a little of the granola on top, and voila…..nummies!

Right now I had cauliflower steaming and some already cooked potatoes and going to mix them together for mashed potatoes that have less carbs and more nutrients!  “cause the cauliflower was going to go bad and so were the potatoes and you know how I hate to throw out food, might as well be lighting my money on FiRe!

So we went to dinner and I brought back aforementioned potato and some grilled veggies, and I had recently made celery soup, basically cooked celery so it wouldn’t go bad with some veggie broth, garlic and ginger.  So I cut up 1/2 the potato and the veggies and added them the celery base…and what do you know, pretty darn good.  So I am using up the other half plus another potato I made the other day with the cauliflower.

 

 

Thinking inside the box “refrig”…. :)

I hate to waste, money or food.  The other day, I was bbqing for the boys, so I put some tomatoes out to roast when I turn it off because it still stays hot.  Like an electric oven 🙂

I had a free meal fro Panera, and I had the 1/2 of the soup left over, and the day before we caught the end of the farmers market and I grabbed some tomatoes for $1.00

So I cut up an orange, green and red tomato, I squeezed out some seeds to put in the garden, and I added some veggie stock and let it simmer, once those were about done, I added the roasted tomatoes from a few days ago.  I then sent that thru the blender a few times, put it back in pan with some milk and added the panera soup.

I had a left over snack pack from a trial of Graze, it is herby, not great on its own, but it is gonna rock with my soup.  win/win/Yummy!

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Leftover mash up

We went out a few times  and I brought a lot of food home, so the other day was leftover mash up.  I needed to clean out the fridge, and I didn’t feel like cooking.  I also didn’t want to throw anything away.  The secret to the left over mashup is to bring it all out and let everyone pick and choose what they want.  Like a pot luck, saves time in the kitchen, reduces waste, and everyone gets what they want.

So I had some salad and 1/2 a chicken from the BBQ place, had some potatoes and biscuits from the steak place, had rice, hummus, bread and few few chucks of chicken from the Persian place.  We also picked up a few chicken breasts and legs from the store.

My son had some bread & rice from the Persian Place and the 1/2 chicken from the bbq place.  My husband had bread & rice Persian place and chicken breasts from the store, I had the few left over chicken chunks from the Persian place, potatoes and biscuits from the stead place and some salad from the bbq place.

We were all full, I didn’t have to cook, and I got rid of a bunch of leftovers without having to resort to throwing them away.

Plus I still have some food left for lunch 🙂