Yesterday was all about completely emptying out our kitchen and finding a temporary new home for all the pots and pans, glasses, bowls and food we have. It was quite the task but 8 giant bins later and a “custom built” shelf all decked out, we felt the biggest sense of accomplishment! How do you like our new kitchen? Fancy, huh? 😆
We kept the toaster oven, the griddler and a George Forman out and put the rest of our appliances away (the Vitamix is actually fairly easy to access as well, so we may indulge in a smoothie or homemade soup on occasion over the next 6 weeks). Then I tried to organize the food we will be able to eat. The oats station…
Crackers, soups, beans, etc.
Our new “dishes”
Oh and let’s not forget the new coffee station. I can’t really function without coffee in the morning!
A job well done was celebrated with some Samuel Smith’s organic cider (Adam and I split this bottle).
Yes, plastic cups is how I’m going to roll over the next 6 weeks 😉
It was super refreshing and not too sweet. A great way to end the night!
But before we end this post, let’s go over some more nutritious eats consumed earlier in the day…
1.5 slices Vermont organic spelt bread with WF crunchy pb and a clementine + coffee
Breakfast was kept light-ish because my sister and I decided to go on a run… outside!!! It was pretty gorgeous out and I’ve been itching to get out there (even more motivated after dropping some serious dough on super cute Lululemon outdoor running gear including this windbreaker and fleece lined tights). We ran an easy 6.5 miles, just chatting the entire time. It was amazing. I’m super excited now to get back into training!!
POST RUNNING “SNACK”
What’s better than some homemade frozen yogurt with toppings of your choice after a glorious run? Not much! We threw some nonfat greek yogurt, sugar and vanilla (based on this recipe) in our new ice cream maker (thanks again, Jim and Jane – Inna says thanks too ) and went about stretching. Less than 20 minutes later, we were enjoying delicious froyo with warm (frozen) berries (microwaved for about 1 minute) + pecans.
The froyo was delicious but we all thought cutting down on sugar would make it even better (and hey, save more calories!). I’ll try halving the sugar next time. The nonfat yogurt worked great, though!
After showering, cleaning the apartment and filming my condo tour, it was time for…
Baked bbq tofu, laughing cow cheese, roasted red peppers and dijon mustard on a FFL english muffin + baby carrots
I baked the tofu at 450* for about 20 minutes. It was the perfect consistency – can’t wait to top a salad with the leftovers! This lunch was super hearty but I still wanted to have a sweet treat my sister brought for me – a chocolate chip cookie from Monica’s Best.
Pretty yummy. I loved how “fat” it was. A little too much vanilla maybe, but otherwise delicious.
2 slices of olive pizza
To make this pizza we used TJ’s premade whole wheat pizza crust, pizza sauce, lite shredded cheese and kalamata olives. It wasn’t very good but made for an easy (and healthy) dinner.
The rest of unpictured snacks included a clementine, some roasted almonds, somersaults and raisin bran cereal. Total calories consumed: 1821 + cookie (<– my treat of the day). This is higher than usual but I’m ok with it since I burnt 850 calories on our run + walk
Do you have any ideas for me for meals without a real kitchen? We won’t have access to a kitchen sink so keep in mind that things would need to be prepped on paper plates. Thanks in advance for your suggestions 😀