- 3/4 cup AP flour
- 1/2 rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup real maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup 60% caoco chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup pecan
- 1/4 cup toffee pieces
- handful of unsweetened coconut (didn't measure, sorry)
I really pushed myself at run practice yesterday for triathlon club. We ran around some trails behind the intramural fields at about a 7 min/mile pace for 45 minutes... about 6 miles. I definitely never run this fast on my own, so I was very proud of myself. It was a very challenging run, but I felt incredible afterwards! I love endorphins :)
After my runner, I needed some delicious refueling! Dinner went much better then the baking disaster on Monday! My roommate and I made salmon, gnocchi, and sauteed spinach! I got this idea from a recipe card at Publix. They always have really quick and easy meal ideas. I used my frozen wild salmon filets I found at Wal-mart last week. Yup, Wal-mart. Who would have thought? Wild salmon actually has a lot more omega-3 fatty acids than farm raised; they are also usually darker in color and more flavorful. It is normally way more expensive to buy wild salmon...but not at Wal-mart! I was super excited!
Dinner: Marinara Salmon and Gnocchi with Butter Sauce and Sauteed Spinach
- First, we put a 16 oz. package of gnocchi into a shallow, microwave-safe dish with 1 cup garlic flavored chicken broth, 1 tbsp butter, and paprika. We sealed it with plastic wrap and nuked it for 10 minutes. The broth and butter turned into a nice and creamy butter sauce :)
- While that was cooking, we seared salmon filets on both sides, then covered them with spaghetti sauce (we used Classico Cabernet Marinara) and simmered until they were cooked.
- We also sauteed some spinach in olive oil. It is always good to eat your greens with some healthy fat because it helps you absorb more of its nutrients! I love sauteed spinach, but I get a little sad when a heap of fresh spinach turns into a little blob. It's so tasty, but it seems like so much more food before you cook it!
- This whole process took less than 20 minutes. The finished plate:
Last night I picked out this almond blondie triangle recipe to bring to my friend's cocktail and dessert party! I was very excited-- almonds + white chocolate...what could be better?? APRICOTS!! So my roommate and I added some dried apricots. The batter tasted amazing, and it had an almond crust. This is what it looked life before going into the oven:
- 1/2 cup whole wheat buttermilk pancake mix
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp egg whites
- 2 tbsp milk
- cinnamon to taste
- handful of blueberries
- 1/2 banana sliced
My mom came to Athens for lunch today, and we went to a restaurant called Siri Thai. Athens has several Thai restaurants, but this one is generally considered the most authentic. And everything is so delicious and fresh!!
This song always makes me smile...
This cold weather is killing me. Yesterday I went for a run in under amour tights and 3 long sleeve shirts (it was about 35 degrees and sunny), and it was actually pretty nice expect that I couldn't find any gloves and my hands almost froze off! I can't wait for spring...
Many of you have probably heard of a book called Eat This, Not That, a nutrition book from Men's Health magazine that simplifies eating out by telling readers what foods not to order and what healthier option to order instead. I decided to make a mini version just for fun. So here we go: