Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Working the Incline

Welcome to the middle of the week! YAY! I celebrated with another microwaved bowl of oats. LOL! 100_8186
-1 cup water
-1/2 cup Quaker oats
-frozen raspberries
-drizzle of honey
-some chopped peanuts 100_8185
The raspberry/honey combo worked out real well here. I find frozen raspberries to be a little tart sometimes so the honey brought back a little of the sweetness.

Last night I treated myself to a small snack while watching The Biggest Loser. 100_8167
This would be a Dr. Kracker 3 grain cracker with some black cherry/strawberry/blood orange jam and Allegro brie on top. Amazing combination! Did you miss my review of Allegro cheese? Never fear, just click right here.

Wanna see my snacks for the day? Here ya go! 100_8191 100_8187 100_8188 100_8190
I didn’t feel like a major sweat sesh today, but I wasn’t feeling lazy either so I decided to walk on the treadmill at 4.2mph with a 5% incline. Once all was said and done it totally felt like the right move!

Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 135
Max Hr: 150
Calories Torched: 332
Distance: 3 miles

Lunch was a serving of turkey quinoa stew: 100_8189
Filled my belly right up just like a good lunch should. :D

I made the fam pasta with ham, peas and a cheese sauce for supper tonight. The sauce was comprised of a 1/4 cup of butter, 3 tsp of flour, about 1.5 cups of 2% milk and 2 cups grated Allegro cheese. Melt butter over low heat, whisk in flour until smooth, add milk in increments, stirring thoroughly. At this point I added salt, pepper and garlic powder. 100_8195 Once mixture has thickened, add grated cheese and stir until combined. I added the chopped ham to the sauce and the frozen peas to the pasta water just before draining it. Here’s DS’s plate: 100_8197

This meal was a big hit! Oh, by the way…those peas didn’t land on his plate that way. He decided he “wasn’t in the mood” for them and was half way through removing them from his meal! :) For myself I combined some ham, mushrooms, 1/4 cup of quinoa and 1/2 a cup of water to a sauce pan and cooked for 15mins. At the very end I stirred in some peas then topped it off with a little of the grated cheese. 100_8196

I just love how versatile quinoa is! This meal was sp satisfying.

The kids had swimming lessons tonight and when we got home I decided to have a wee snack. Go get your shades because the flash made this bright! 100_8198

This is a 1/2 cup of goat milk yogurt with some jam spread in. I’m just now sipping on a tea and settling in to watch Criminal Minds. Time to disconnect!

Bye for now!!


  1. Hooray for homemade cheese sauce! I bet your fam was loving that dinner. You had some great, healthy snacks at work today. Nom Nom. Hope you have a good Thursday Krista!

  2. home made cheese sauce!! SOO YUM!! great dinner!

  3. Oooooh I need to try putting some brie on my Dr. Kracker crackers!!

    I always find myself snacking during BL :)

  4. goat yogurt? wooo!! how it tastes like? just like cow yogurt? I've never tried it before.... sounds interesting.

  5. LOVE the Dr. Kracker snack! That sounds fantastic!

    I'll gladly take the peas DS didn't want - peas are yummy! I hope you have a wonderful Thursday :)

  6. hi krista!
    which goat yogurt do you use? liberte?

    im still on a MISSION to find greek yogurt in Toronto, and still no luck!

  7. Your Dr Kracker snack reminded me of one of my favs--graham cracker with pb & cinnamon topped with sliced banana. I bet your combo would be fabulous too--I love Dr Krackers line--so many hearty flavors!

  8. Oooh, both dinners look fantastic. I can never get enough cheese, lol!

    I'm still dying to try that goat milk yogurt & jam combo!


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