Hello! Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday’s Food & Fitness. Normally I try to find an overarching theme for Friday’s Food & Fitness but this week it just wasn’t happening. So welcome to just plain, old Food & Fitness!
So much good food this week! I am kind of obsessed with the latest issue of Cooking Light and have been making everything in it! This weekend I made the Hubs and I some extra special eggs.
Eggs with organic hash, chorizo (his fav!), roasted red peppers, onions and spinach.
I also cooked up this amazing salmon recipe. I was able to snap exactly one photo before my battery died so it may not be the best! My battery has never actually died before. I was so surprised when it happened!
It was amazing: salmon, orzo with roasted red peppers, dill & lemon juice, garlic broccolini.
I also made this awesome salad creation from Iowa Girl Eats. Holy moly, you have to try it! It is basically bacon wrapped dates in a kale salad. Again, bacon wrapped dates is one of the Hubs’ favorites!
I also made these chicken skeweres, just without the skewers. Since we live on the 23rd floor of an apartment building in the middle of an urban jungle, it pretty much goes without saying that we don’t have a grill in our “backyard”. So I cook all of our meat on the stove. While normally this is no problem, I find it just doesn’t work with skewers of any kind. I can’t get the meat to cook evenly through and it just takes forever. Plus, I kind of don’t get the point since you just have to take the food off the skewer. So I just skip that step and make what I like to call: Cubed Meat in a Pan! Attractive name, I know.
Sadly I made flank steak tacos and meatball subs and forgot to take photos of both meals! #MajorFail So I stole the photos from Cooking Light. Mine would have looked just like theirs anyway! 😉
These meatball subs were such a hit! Lean ground turkey made them a healthier version of the real thing, as well as low-sodium, low-sugar organic pasta sauce.
The tacos were served with a jicama and radicchio mixture. In case you haven’t had it before, jicama is a Mexican turnip but it doesn’t taste like a traditional turnip at all. It is kind of sweet and totally delicious! I need to eat it more often.
So many good things! Ahhh this week had been crazy awesome!
Lots of TurboFire, including at least two DVDs I had not tried yet!? I don’t even know how that is possible.
AKT in Motion with my girlfriend, Alison. Coincidentally, do any of you subscribe to SELF or Shape Magazines? Check out this month’s spread on AKT! They must have got the idea from reading my blog! 😉
Two barre classes, including one cardio barre class.
And, of course, my weekly lunchbox yoga class. We practice crow pose this week, which I haven’t done in awhile and forgot how great it is for toning!
Readers, have you ever tried jicama? What is your go-to source for healthy recipes? What was your favorite workout this week?