So much for sleeping in today. I was up at 9 ready to go. I was off for a long bike ride. I set out for an hour and a half bike ride, and I did just that. I was on a biking high going all over town. After cooling down for a bit I did a 30 day ab challenge I found on Pinterest! It was a workout and I think I would like to try it for thirty days to see how I feel. Especially now that I am headed to the beach in the beginning of August.
For lunch I made a batch of Cucumber Yogurt Pitas. Overall I really liked the meal and it left me full, but I have realized I am not a big fan of cilantro.
This is what went down to make these Pitas. First I thinly sliced about 1 1/2 cup of cucumber.
Then I thinly sliced up a heaping 1/4 cup of carrots.
Then I added canned chick peas. Tip for you...wash any type of beans you get from a can before using them. Rinsing them off will reduce the sodium by about 35%! That is a bi different.
Lastly I added a can of artichoke hearts. I have to say I am not sure how I feel about these yet. But they seemed okay in this.
The yogurt coating was combining 1 cup yogurt, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 tablespoon cilantro and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
Then you mix it all together!
Then stuff a half of a pita...
I served it with these yummy, actually not too bad for you, chips. They are even in the organic isle!
And I also had a bowl of pineapple, raspberries and blackberries!!
What a good lunch!!
After a kind of short shift at work I went out to dinner with my parents, to T.J. Rockwells. I would say this has to be one of my favorite restaurants. Tonight, as usual, they did not disappoint. I had tilapia and shrimp topped with a mango salsa on top of a rice pilaf with brocolini. Has everyone ever had this vegetable? It was like a cross between asparagus and brocoli. I really like it!
I hope everyone is having a good week and that your days are filled with faith, fitness and food!