It’s a little before 6pm on Monday and I’m closing my kitchen for the day! On Monday nights, I’m trying to take the Sweat Box class offered at my gym at 7:30 pm. This makes for a bit of a strange eating schedule, but is so worth it – this class rocks!
I typically eat breakfast before work, then a snack around 11, workout at noon, lunch after that, mid-afternoon snack and dinner later at night. On Mondays, it’s all out of whack. My mid-morning snack usually gets eliminated as I patiently wait for lunch (if I bring it to work, I often dig in around 11:30) and then dinner is super early so I can digest before class. Today I went home for lunch to assemble a crock pot dinner, so it was ready for me at 5:20 when I got home. I hope it digests quickly – I got some sweating to do soon
A maple cranberry goat cheese filled muffin (say that 10 times fast ), 1/2 cup of 4% cottage cheese and a sweet ripe persimmon + coffee
TJ’s whole grain flax seed wrap with Laughing Cow wedge, 2 turkey slices and red grapes + fresh cauliflower, baby carrots and a few extra grapes
Wrap close-up… I love this combo! Sweet + savory = delish
Today’s photo-set up…
Hardcore, I know!
A handful of raisins from this little box
Hershey’s chocolate snacksters (from a very old stash – still good though )
[100 calories, duh]
Star ingredient: grass fed beef chuck stew meat
I did a little research for crock pot recipes and found this one from Cooking Light for beef daube provencal. This recipe was featured on their “All Time Best Recipes.” Sounded promising There was quite a bit of prep-work but then I could leave for work and it cooked itself. Perfect!
The beef was super tender. I liked this… I don’t know about the best recipe ever, but both Adam and I enjoyed it
Dessert – 3 squares of the dark chocolate bar filled pear caramel (from my xmas stocking )
+ a little pack of roasted almonds (I think you’ve seen enough pics of them, right? )
[dinner = ~600 calories, all together]
Total calories consumed today: ~ 1500
Time to kick some butt!!!! What’s your favorite crock pot recipe? Hook me up, peeps!