My Daily Fitness Journal – Day 1
By Jennifer Gendron, PTS/FIS
Well here we go with Day 1! One of the the most challenging things about healthy eating in our house is working around a very busy schedule! When I am lucky enough to have a Sunday afternoon at home (which I was yesterday!), I try to do some cooking so I have some things ready to go. I always try to make a big pot of quinoa with a variety of different things to have ready for easy breakfast throughout the week. This week, I decided to try the following yummy recipe from Jason’s Functional Fitness Studio:
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ teaspoon apple pie spice
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 medium apples, shredded
100% pure maple syrup, optional topping*
1.Bring quinoa, almond milk, and applesauce to a boil in medium pot.
2.Reduce to simmer and continue to cook for 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
3.Stir in apple pie spice, vanilla and salt.
4.Pour into bowls and top with shredded apples and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.
The last job of the evening is always making lunches and one of the bonuses with this week being March break means only one lunch to make – mine! Here’s today’s line up: a delicious spinach salad with chicken, egg and goat cheese with a variety of veggies and then some fruit, veggies and nuts/seeds to round out a healthy lunch!
Supper was prepared by my hubby tonight which is always a nice treat and was delicious baked salmon, steamed veggies and a delicious grain mix from Costco that is a great substitute for rice.
So far, Day 1 of clean eating has been a big success! Now to work on my next goal – increasing the number of hours of sleep I get – will see how that one goes . . . .