Books I wanna read, Foods I Ate & Workouts I did

January 9, 2014 · 13 comments

I shared on Instagram yesterday a new chicken meatloaf recipe. I forget how easy they are to make and convenient to have on hand. They don’t need additional flavor, but the mustard lover that I am, had to put a bit on top. I bought 4 small jars at Stonewall Kitchen over Christmas and was excited to try the roasted garlic flavor. I paired it with lightly stir fried veggies and avocado using my Amazing Ginger Sauce and a little Siracha on top for kicks.

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The recipe is simple. You just use 1-1.25 lbs of ground chicken, whatever is in the package I buy at the store I use. Add in one egg, 1/4 cup of coconut flour (can sub with almond meal, ground oats or breadcrumbs), 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin, salt and pepper to taste plus 1/2 small Vidalia onion chopped and 2 celery stalks chopped. Mix it all together with your hands or large spoon.

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Evenly distribute between muffin tins. I made 6 but if you have smaller cups, you should have enough for 12. People asked on Instagram what a serving was – and that depends on your muffin tins. For me a serving was either one, one and a half or two depending on the rest of my meal. You know a serving of chicken should be about 3 – 5 oz. Depending on how many you make and how much chicken was used, that means you should get 6-3 servings out of this recipe. This is also a Paleo recipe if you use the coconut flour!

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I was exhausted Tuesday night and wanted to sleep in on Wednesday. It was going to be my only day this week NOT teaching at Barry’s so I wanted to get in a different workout. The only places with classes at 9am or later are yoga and FlyWheel in Boston. Since Sunday is my yoga day this week, I opted to try out FlyWheel again. I took class with Jess again and enjoyed it. Her music was on cue this time and it was challenging. Her arm sequence was also killer. I wasn’t sure what the difference between FlyWheel and Recycle was until my fourth visit to Fly. Recycle has much more choreography. They switch from positions frequently within the same song and match it up with the music almost like a dance. They are also constantly cranking up the resistance. FlyWheel varies their RPM’s during a song but not so much the resistance. Recycle does this too but it’s mixed in with other stuff. I’m sure some Fly teachers do this but the 3 that I have taken have not. It’s a good workout and worth trying if you haven’t yet. I believe the first class is free.

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Afterwards, I stopped by Barnes and Noble to check out the latest health books and stumbled upon this gem, 21-Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo featuring a recipe for Not-Sweet Coconut Cookies which I shared on Instagram. I haven’t read the book but think I might have to pick it up! Have you read this one yet? The recipes looked simple with minimal ingredients – what I love! I also wanna check out The Little Book of Thin written by Lauren Slayton. My friend Kristy used her as a food trainer in person in NYC to lose weight for her wedding in October and she looked amazing!

This morning, I taught at Barry’s and then took class with Derek afterwards. I grabbed a Banana Nut smoothie with spinach right away. On my way in to the studio, I picked up a green juice for breakfast and while I had enough energy to power through the workout, I was hungry by the end – I burned a whopping 734 calories – 80 of which came from teaching my class.

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Getting ready in the locker rooms, I was in a blogger mood and took a shot of my favorite product of the moment, Supergoop! CC Cream. Thanks Birchbox for introducing me to this amazing line of products.

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By the time I was almost home, I remembered I had no food back at the apartment and stopped by the Chubby Chickpea Food Truck. I ordered the chicken kabob plate which was only $6 on the truck menu. When I went to pay they said it was $8.50 – I told them the menu said $6, but would pay the extra. They gave it to me for $6 anyway so I gave a couple bucks as tip. I was shocked at how cheap it was listed for Boston food trucks. It came with flavorful chicken breast, hummus, Israeli salad which was cucumber, onion and tomato, plus a side of grilled veggies. I wish I ordered the tabouli instead of veggies but loved the plate! One of the few “healthy” options at Boston food trucks!

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If you are Bostonian, what is your favorite healthy item at our lovely Food Trucks and have you tried FlyWheel or Barry’s yet? I’m teaching next Thursday at 5:20pm (for all you 9-5′ers).

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jackie January 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm

A banana nut smoothie sounds awesome!

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2 HMel C January 9, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Sarah, I made the turkey meatloaf muffins the other night for my family. They turned out great. My kids and hubby were asking for second helpings, and it’s so easy to make i’ll have to double up the recipe next time for leftovers. I’m going to be giving the ginger sauce a try too, sounds yummy. I live in Atlanta, I just started following your blog, I am curious what do you teach? Thank you for all the information and encouragement on your blog.

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3 Sarah January 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Thanks Helen, I teach at Barry’s Bootcamp – which is a combination of treadmill kick ass HIIT and standard strength training. It’s an hour long class and switch between the two every 5, 8 or 12 minutes. I’ve shared a few workouts on here is you do a search for barry’s workout in the search bar to the right. WELCOME! Also, feel free to play with the ginger sauce. It’s addictingly amazing – but if you want it a less thick – add a little more more 1 tbsp at a time. :)

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4 HMelC January 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Sounds like a great workout. I’ll look the videos up. Thank you for the tip!

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5 Amy @ The Little Honey Bee January 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

I’m so glad you enjoy FlyWheel! I am visiting Boston this weekend (I went to college in the Bean) and I am actually doing a class Sunday morning. I checked Barry’s schedule but you aren’t teaching when I’m there. Hopefully next time! :)

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6 lauren@golaurengo January 9, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Although I live in the Boston area, the healthiest thing I ate out of a food truck was a chocolate covered banana when I attended a food truck festival in tampa. I guess that isn’t saying much about my diet if I consider that meal the healthiest one thus far in my vast experience with mobile restaurant dining.

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7 Lisa @ The Skinny on Health January 10, 2014 at 2:28 am

I don’t live in Boston, but I have been dying to read the 21-Day Sugar Detox! Please share what you think if you get it! :)

xx
Lisa @ The Skinny on Health

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8 Shannon January 10, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Hey Sarah! I use to watch you a whole back making videos on diet health I believe and just found you again on youtube! Saw your blog and now I’m addicted. My question is , what polar watch do you use , do you recommend them?!

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9 Annie Heiss January 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm

My favorite Boston food truck is Clover! So, yes, I eat a vegan diet, but they have some super legit stuff there! Have you seen the Whole Foods food truck around? I only saw it one time parked near Harvard this past summer – they had a greek style wrap that was AMAZING, but I haven’t seen it since.

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10 Sarah January 11, 2014 at 1:44 pm

What!? Whole foods has a food truck?!? That’s awesome. Will track it down asap. I feel like everything vegan at clover is fried and made on white bread… What do you get?

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11 Rachel @ Pain-Free Kitchen January 11, 2014 at 10:03 pm

The 21 Day Sugar Detox is awesome. Wrote a review of it back in December on my blog (http://painfreekitchen.com/2013/12/21-day-sugar-detox-review/). I would much rather do the detox to lose some pounds instead of juice fasts :)

Also that chicken meatloaf looks great! I think I have all the ingredients in my fridge. Might need to make up a batch for next week.

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12 Patty @ Reach Your Peak January 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

omg that chickpea salad looks delicious! this is why I wish I lived in the city…to try out all sorts of food trucks ;)

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13 Natalie P. January 19, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Chubby Chickpea has a location in Canton, and its just as amazing there! Its not healthy but I do love the Cookie Monstah truck :)

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