Laughing Cow + Skinny Cow

Hello!

I guess since I missed a week of blogging my urge to write posts is at an all time high :). I can’t help it I have a workout, eats, and exciting news to share, and I haven’t shared those in forever.

Let’s start with my lunch today.

Lunch

I came home from the beach to a house with a broken fridge. Ok- not broken, but the power had gone out and everything inside of the fridge and freezer went bad. It was quite depressing to throw everything away, especially my cookies and creme Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches.

Anyways, since we have limited food options at the moment I had to work with what I had, and since there is no refrigerated items a peanut butter banana toasted english muffin sounded perfect. I also had a side of fruit/nut trail mix that was left over from Amy’s graduation party.

It held me over all day and even throughout my workout- which was 20 minutes on the elliptical and a body pump class with Amy. The class seriously kicked my butt. I haven’t strength trained in forever and my body could tell. Plus the tracks for this class seemed extra difficult today, I don’t know maybe I’m just being a wimp, but I am definitely going to feel it tomorrow. Better sore than sorry ;).

I am now making a goal to incorporate more strength training into my workouts, because I have seriously been slacking in that department all Summer. I feel like I have only been running and it’s time I add some more variety/intensity. Does anyone have any suggestions for good strength training workouts? Ideas would be appreciated :).

Dinner

When I got home from the gym I made a quick quesadilla that included:

  • Peach Mango Salsa (ummmm deliciousness)
  • Avocado
  • Mushrooms
  • Laughing Cow Queso Fresco & Chipotle Wedge

This picture was taken after I already ate half of it, because I clearly couldn’t wait two seconds to take a picture before I practically demolished it, oops. There was no meat included because of my stupid freezer malfunction, but it was all good because the Queso Fresco Chipotle wedge was by far the highlight of this meal. I bought them yesterday and tried one for the first time with this meal, and my goodness was it amazing.

Dessert

After the gym, Amy and I stopped by Giant to pick up Safe Haven from Red box and to get a few things, and while we were walking down the frozen food section, we naturally found our way to the ice cream. And, guess what we found? Strawberry Shortcake Skinny Cow Ice Cream Cakes… yes, you did read that right. We obviously bought them and how perfect was our timing, since I had just disposed of our cookies and creme ones.

It was soooo good, and I enjoyed every last bite. I especially loved it because of the vanilla cakeish part. Definitely better than the cookies and creme ones, and that’s saying something because I love those. Oh and peep Spanky.

I’d say having both Laughing Cow and Skinny Cow  = a great day. Fun fact- My parents nickname for me is Moo, so maybe I’m biased.

I am typing up this blog while watching Safe Haven with Amy. I am allowed to blog during it because I have already seen it! I read the book back in the Winter right before the movie came out (duh) and loved the book, but hated the movie. However, watching it now I am liking it way more. So, I came to the conclusion that I just saw the movie too soon after reading the book, I guess?

Exciting News

Anyways, ready for my exciting news? I received a group email from Miranda and a handful of  other awesome college aged bloggers all over the U.S about possibly planning a HLB (healthy living blog) Event!!! We are discussing location/time/sponsers already and I am so so excited. If you are a college aged blogger and are interested email me at Milesofmolly@gmail.com for more information!

 

 

 

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Crab Feast on Fathers Day

I hope everyone had a great Fathers Day!

I worked Friday night, all day Saturday, and all day yesterday, so the only exciting thing I have to catch you guys up on was my Father’s Day!

I got off just in time for a crab feast with my family (crab feasts are in my top 5 favorite things in the world, I do live in Maryland after all).

Originally I was upset I was scheduled to work all day on Fathers Day, but my parents actually went to the beach and didn’t get home until yesterday afternoon anyway, so it worked out.

Our meal started with fruit salad.

Then the crabs, first of the season! SO GOOD.

And for dessert, home made macadamia nut cookies, my Dad’s favorite. I may or may not have eaten like 5.

Happy Fathers Day Daddy, I love you!!!

English Muffin Pizza

Good Morning, Happy Hump Day!

Before we go any further, I neeed to go over my dinner from last night because it was so easy, tasty, and one of my favorite fast meals.

Dinner

English Muffin Pizza and roasted brussel sprouts.

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I was craving pizza last night and refused to eat the single pizza pans my Mom buys for my brother, so I turned to my favorite alternative pizza dinner :). It’s not quite as delicious as a melty, cheesy, greasy, piece of pizza, but it’s almost that good. Plus I am not left with an uncomfortably full tummy at the end of this meal. My english muffin pizza is perfectly satisfying!

I started by roasting the brussel-sprouts, to do this I preheated the oven to 400, cut them all in 1/2, placed them on a tin foil lined baking sheet, added a little bit of olive oil, balsamic dressing, salt/pepper, and stuck them in the oven for 20 minutes! (Amy gave me these directions).

For the pizza I used:

  • 1 100% whole wheat english muffin
  • 3 tablespoons of marinara sauce
  • 2 light baby bell cheeses
  • 2 large sautéed mushrooms

I first sautéed the mushrooms.

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And, then stuck the pizza with the sauce and cheese on it, on top of a sheet of tin foil and toasted it in the already preheated oven (from the brussel-sprouts).

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It was ready in about 5 minutes. I took it out, added the mushrooms, and enjoyed. This meal definitely fulfilled my pizza craving.

After I ate this Amy and I watched So you Think You Can Dance, and it was Vegas week. Fiction shocked me once again! He’s too good.

I’m off to go to the gym and then my best friend’s pool, I’ll be back with another post later today. Have a great day.

Oh, btw- I added a Who’s Who Page to keep everyone straight on the people that are going to pop up on my blog :).

Do any of you watch So You Think You Can Dance? If so, whose your favorite so far?!