Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cold dinner in cold weather!

Tuesdays....better than Mondays but still so far away from Friday!

After a lengthy workout at the gym, I enlisted Mr. PT to whip us up a smoothie for dinner!

Try as I might with the blender, Mr. PT's smoothies are always much tastier than mine.  For this smoothie, he blended:

-low fat vanilla yogurt
-skim milk
-frozen strawberries
-4-5 baby carrots
-2 bananas
-1/4 cup oatmeal
-1 tsp cinnamon

Yum!  Don't be afraid to smoothie it up for dinner once or twice a week!

Combine with a cardio/strength workout at the gym.  It's getting cold outside so your gym membership will really come in handy now.  Spend 15-20 minutes on a cardio machine and 15-20 minutes with free weights and resistance machines.  Don't be afraid to ask how a machine works if you don't know!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Green and Leafy

Not diggin the sauteed kale?

Try it in a quiche!

Saute your chopped onions, mushrooms, and peppers in olive oil until soft.  Add stripped, rinsed kale leaves and cook until wilted.  Throw your veggies in with 5-6 whisked eggs, 3/4 cup cottage cheese, and some seasonings (I used fresh rosemary, salt and pepper).

Line a pie dish with a pie crust and pour the egg mixture in.  Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes or until slightly crispy and the crust begins to brown.

You can also make an oldie but a goodie...kale chips!

Strip the kale leaves from their stalks and rinse them.  Swirl them in a salad spinner to get the moisture off.  Line them on a sheet and lightly drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle with salt/pepper and bake at 400 for 5-6 minutes.  Make sure they don't burn!

There are endless ways to eat those green leafy things!

Combine with fast-paced 20 minute strength workout, followed by a 10 minute stretch session.  Ahhh...