It is hot, hot, hot! This morning I woke up early and got in my most difficult day of interval training. I did cardio workout #2 from my post earlier this week. Afterwards, I watched my heart rate monitor as I burned an additional 100 calories after I had stopped. That was fun. I needed some serious hydration so I sipped on my favorite new beverage. Replenishing electrolytes is a must when it comes to running in the heat!
Last night, I made a delicious dinner for roomie and myself. Since we are not around much in the summer, I try to use what I have on hand, refraining from buying ingredients that will go unused.
The chicken recipe I stole from this month’s Real Simple. It really was real simple. I just mixed together:
- 1 TBSP of Paprika
- 1 TBSP of Oregano
- Salt and Pepper.
- 3 chicken breasts
Coat the chicken with the seasoning mixture and place on preheated grill. Turn once for juicy meat, cook until it’s not longer pink.
As for the salad, I combined what I had in my refrigerator that I thought would go well together. Roomie agreed it was delicious. I love adding garbanzo beans to salad. They give it a good texture.
- 4 cups of Mixed Greens
- 1/2 cup Garbanzo Beans
- 1 med sized Summer Squash Chopped
- 1/2 Beefsteak tomato chopped
- 4 Kalamata Olives chopped
- 1/2 cup of feta cheese
This salad looks really good!
My favorite cool down treat lately is frozen yogurt. They have a chain here in CA called Golden Spoon and their mini serving is only 65 calories and non-fat! And they have flavors like vanilla and chocolate that literally taste like ice cream. I have to try one of those TJ frozen treats though!
MMM I totally know those peach pops you are talking about! They’re sooo good and I love that they have big peach chunks in them and only a few ingredients.