Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Bowl of the Week! And my weekly Workout Schedule!

Garbage bowls. I have no idea if that's really a thing, but for me it is. A garbage bowl is that last ditch effort to make something sustaining and nutritious with what's left in the fridge the night before grocery shopping day. 

Sometimes, my best bowls come out of a garbage bowl endeavor. Necessity is the mother of invention, right?

This asian inspired bowl with a soy-maple-peanut glaze turned out so great I've made the sauce many times over. I like to use the powdered peanut butter in here to keep it light, but feel free to use regular peanut butter. 

When I make this for just myself, I eat about half of this recipe on it's own. If making for 2-3, I would suggest doubling the recipe, or serving over quinoa or rice.

Asian Garbage Bowl with Asparagus

1/2 lb. Asparagus spears
1-2 Baby bella mushrooms
1 C. Cooked chickpeas
2-3 C. Fresh spinach
Soy maple glaze - 2 T. Tamari, Nama shoyu or Liquid Aminos. 2 T. maple syrup. 1 T. powdered peanut butter, such as PB2. A pinch of onion powder. Stir together. Done.
Throw veggies in a skillet. No oil or water is necessary, as the mushrooms will provide moisture through their natural juices as they cook down. Cook on medium high heat for a couple minutes, until asparagus is bright green and spinach is wilted. Toss in a couple minced garlic cloves and add chickpeas. Cook for 1-2 more minutes. Add glaze and stir to combine. Serve immediately. 

Some days I feel like winter hinders my workout motivation, and other times it seems to fuel me to push through the cold and bleak, gray days. I am trying to hang on to the latter feelng this week. February is here and I can smell spring!  Let's embrace the power of positive thinking!

So here is what I'm doing this week! You'll probably notice a few repeats from the past week I posted. Generally, I switch it up a lot more since there are so many great Tone It Up workouts to choose from. 

From January 1- Valentine's Day, though, I participate in the "Love Your Body" Challenge series which focuses on a particular set of workouts made specifically for this challenge. I love all the workouts in this series, so I don't mind a little repetition for a few weeks.

I've included links to the workouts again so you can give them a try! I've also updated my Fitness page to include my weekly schedule, so from now on you can check that page out for the latest schedule!

Weekly Workout Schedule
BC: LYB HIIT 2x, bikini abs (YT)

Afternoon: Surfer girl WO, Beach Babe DVD 1

Afternoon: LYB Total body x2
BC: 2 mile run, LYB arms and abs

BC: HIIT the Beach 2 (Beach Babe DVD 2)
PM: LYB Abs 2x, 3 mile walk

BC: LYB Kettle bells, 4 mile walk

BC: Sunday Runday! Run a 5k!

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