Which Wich Marathon Relay?

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Two new experiences today.  This morning, I ran in a marathon relay with some kids from the cross country team.  I can proudly say that team Coco Puffs finished ahead of the other team from our school.   You can see the race results here!

After the race was over,  I completed all the pick-ups and drop-offs and grabbed some lunch at the new Which Wich near my house.  I’ve heard good things and bad things.  I’m siding with the good things.

The restaurant is kind of like Chipotle for sandwiches, but they also serve any of their sandwiches as salads.  You can order a salad with more veggies and sauces than you could possibly imagine.  I ordered a roast beef salad with hummus and ranch on the side.  On top, there were bell peppers, two kinds of onions, cole slaw, tomatoes…it was great.  I highly recommend.

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After a great lunch, two episodes of Netflix’s House of Cards, and a long nap, I’m finally getting to all the things I need to do today!

Why Not Make It a Cheesecake Smoothie?

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Smoothies are a standard part of my daily menu, but I’ve been missing something.

Something wonderful.

You can turn any smoothie recipe into a cheesecake version by adding one thing.  Cottage cheese…which I ordinarily loath.

Ask me to eat a cottage cheese snack, and I’m out.  No thanks. A cheesecake smoothie?  Yes, please.

For example, your lunch today could be a Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie.

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

  • 6-7 strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup of water or almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla flavor
  • 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese (or more if you want)
  • Spinach (optional)

Just try it.  You will love.

Best Leftover Salad Ever

I’m having to be smart about using what’s in my refrigerator.  Some of it won’t be good by the end of the week, so I think I’ll be eating several salads the next few days.  I’m ok with that.

Best Leftover SaladThis is all I used:

  • Plateful of mixed greens
  • Sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup of quick corn salsa
  • 4 ounces of leftover salsa chicken (literally just cook chicken covered in salsa in a casserole dish until it’s cooked)
  • carrot sticks
  • 2 tablespoons of Wishbone Light Buffalo Ranch

Yes, that simple.  Yes, that good.

December Blogging…January Blah-ing

Healthy Lunch

During the month of December, I blogged my little yule-tide heart out.  Now that I’m back to work, I don’t have quite as much time to document yummy things and sweaty workouts.  That’s not to say it’s not happening.  It’s … Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts…what?

brussels sprouts

(Extensive research has been done to correctly spell and capitalize brussels sprouts.  I definitely learned something today!) I’ve been seeing brussels sprouts all over Pinterest.  I still get excited when I find out I like a vegetable I once thought … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

My mission to begin lifting weights is leaving me a little exhausted…and hungry! Today, at Sam’s Club, I bought a big bag of my favorite protein powder.  EAS makes a Lean 15 product with 15 grams of protein per serving … Continue reading