We had a big snow storm in MN yesterday...gross...so I worked from home, which was nice because it gave me the ability to spend a little more time preparing food and a little less time driving in traffic.
Breakfast was an apple and PB (not pictured)
Then I got my workout in, Week 5 Day 2 of my C25K which was run for 8 minutes straight, the longest so far, walk 5 minutes, then run 8 minutes straight again! Well the plan usually gives about 30 minutes for each workout but I usually just repeat the patterns until I reach 45 minutes (the length of a tv episode...I am laaaame) but it gets in a good workout. But this time I was not really up for repeating a third run of 8 mintues straight, so I got of the treadmill after I finished and decided to do 15 minutes of free weights...I was very surprised that the whole time I did weights my heart rate stayed in my zone...I guess I figured it would drop down and it wouldn't really be a great cardio workout, but either I'm really out of shape or weightlifting is hard and good for your body. Either way I got in my 45 minutes of cardio AND my arms are a little sore today! WIN
For lunch I made egg white and spinach wraps with some feta cheese and Frank's hot sauce, I love that stuff!! This filling lunch was only 5 Points Plus!
Then, since I was home doing work, I decided I would finally try this black bean brownie mix I picked up a while back...they sounded weird but I was really curious about how they would turn out for 3 Points Plus a brownie.
There are no pictures of the baking process because when I put all the wet ingredients in my food processor to mix they all started dripping on the counter, I guess it wasn't on the base right...anyways I got it all fixed and then did not take any pics until it was done.
They look normal, the true test will be if the bf likes them! (he did!)
For dinner I was also feeling ambitious with all my extra time at home I decided to make Orange Chicken. The bf and I both enjoy Asian food but it is often really bad for you, high in sodium and fat, deep fried or just generally mysterious as to the actual calories. I based the main recipe off of this recipe from Cupcake Diaries and added a little inspiration from this recipe from Laa Loosh. It turned out delicious and we both really enjoyed it. For 8 Points Plus it was filling and tasty. I highly recommend!
And for dessert, I used my last Points to take a brownie, a dark chocolate sugar free pudding, a banana and some fat free cool whip for a bowl of OMG YUM.