Weather Fun

by Alison on April 27, 2010

I went out to run this morning, a super bright sun in my eyes even with a hat on morning.  I took off my jacket after about 100 yards and did a nice easy three mile run.  The school bus driver now waves to me every morning 🙂  So this run was perfect, nice and warm but not too hot.  My legs felt good with absolutely no trace of soreness in my knee or ankle.  I love getting my run done first thing, I know I have finished it, it gives me energy for the day and I don’t skip it if I go out first thing.  Today I was super glad I got it in early as by 11 the day turned ominously dark and gray.  Then the rain started bucketing down.  Fast forward 3 pm happy clear and sunny, 6 PM rain so hard the dog was hiding… Apparently tomorrow is supposed to be more of the same, oh joy.

Open Faced Breakfast Sandwich

After my run I was hungry so made a breakfast sandwich on a bagel thin, I was feeling lazy so used the immersion blender to beat the egg and eggwhite and OMG super fluffy eggs! So fluffy that I made the sandwich open face or it would have been too fat to get my mouth around.

For lunch I had the end of the Chana Masala but I had no cooked rice so I put it in a pita, it worked really well.  I also had strawberries and yogurt and a salad with homemade balsamic vinagrette, for some reason I am feeling a bit vegetable deprived.

For dinner I marinated some chicken with siracha, jalapeños, lemon juice, olive oil, onions and some salt and pepper.  I have a food saver for when I hit Costco and buy all that stuff in bulk so it will last the two of us longer.  I always thought that the marinating attachment was silly but I decided to use it this time and it worked, there was some nice spice in that chicken with only 20 minutes or so of marinating, definitely great for last minute grilling.  I left the skin onto grill the chicken so that the char would go to the skin but I still get all the smokey goodness, I also pushed some of the marinade under the skin giving even more flavour.  BUT I cut the skin off before eating.  It’s funny I really just don’t want the skin, I find it kind of gross, but Ben is pretty happy to have skin on chicken.  I paired the chicken with steamed broccoli putting about a tablespoon of grated parmesan on it for some added flavour and the couscous salad that I made the other day.  All in all a pretty good food day and I will get that chana masala recipe up soon, I promise…

Chana Masala inside a Pita

Strawberries and "Cream"(Greek Yogurt) and Chana Masala Pitas

Ate 23.5 of 24 points. Earned 5 activity points.

  • Breakfast (6) –Breakfast sandwich (Bagel thin(1) with laughing cow(1), Canadian bacon (0.5), egg (2), light cheese (0.5)) grapefruit (1)
  • Lunch (6)–Chana Masala in a pita (no rice left) (2.5), yogurt (2), strawberries (0.5), salad with vinagrette (1)
  • Dinner (10.5)–Grilled Chicken (4), Whole Wheat Couscous Salad (4), Broccoli with parmesan (0.5), wine (2)
  • Snack (1)–Chocolate pudding

Running Weekly totals used 22.5 of 35 weekly points, earned 20 activity points.

April Run a Mile a Day Challenge 26/30

Weekly Mileage Count 11

Chicken with Spicy Marinade

Grilled Chicken, Broccoli and Couscous Salad

Grilled Chicken, Broccoli and Couscous Salad

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Nicole, RD April 28, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Was that Chana Masala recipe in Cooking Light? I swear I saw a picture of it somewhere recently! It caught my eye then and now! I love that the bus driver waves to you! You’re a “regular” 😉

Alison April 28, 2010 at 5:18 PM

No, I got it from another blog and she got it from an Indian cooking website.

Biz April 29, 2010 at 7:26 AM

Of course you know I am all over that jalapeno, sriracha marinade!! Yum!

Ha, I was going to say the same thing as Nicole – love how the bus driver waves to you! 😀
.-= Biz´s last blog ..Macaroni and Cheese Soup and Chili Cheese Fries? =-.

Alison April 29, 2010 at 9:16 AM

I thought that marinade might appeal to you 😛 and it doesn’t make it so spicy that Tony couldn’t enjoy.

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