Today's run was outside, took it easy on my legs because they were feeling pretty heavy and I wanted to save them for tomorrow's long run (14 miles planned). I did 6.25 miles in one hour, 2 minutes (9:55 pace) but I walked for at least 1/2 mile of that. Nice and warm outside though, was so lovely!
Lunch time rolled around and I wanted to use a packet of Thai Kitchen soup. I have had it lying around for ages but never ate it because the sodium content was sky-high. But the flavor was Lemongrass and Chili, and I wanted to try it so badly so I decided to cut down the sodium a bit and increase the nutrition. Here's what the ingredients looked like before cooking:
The bowl of spinach obviously did not come from that little packet. I added it to brighten up the soup. I added the whole oil mix that came with the packet, but only about 1/2 of the powder. That was where all the salt was, anyway. It actually had TONS of flavor using only half the packet. The smell of lemongrass was no nice. I miss asian food now that we're living in Georgia. Here's the final product:
I added a side of green beans to the mix. Of course, since this whole meal was carbs, I was hungry 2 hours later. I saw this post recently from Lunges and Lashes and knew I needed to make her PB Protein Balls. Since I needed some protein and fats after the carbo-lunch, it was perfect. I tweaked her recipe a bit because of what I had laying around. Here's what I used:
--2 scoops of protein powder (Chocolate)
--1 1/2 tablespoons of PB
-1/2 tablespoon of Nutella
-1/2 Packet of instant oatmeal
|All bagged up|
Basically, just rolled them into balls and devoured them! This made 6 balls, which was perfect for me. (You know I ate them all today. Uh-oh.) These were really delicious and so easy to make. Plus, I got to use all the protein powder I never get around to using.
What were your Monday Workouts?
What are some ways you up the nutrition in packaged foods/meals?
Share some recipes with me--I want to use my protein powder up in tasty recipes!