I took some time this morning going through my fridge and pantry to get rid of anything I can no longer eat and my husband doesn’t like. I really hate wasting food; luckily my lactose intolerant friend and her roommate will said they’d happily take any of my off-limit snacks.
For breakfast I tried out my new gluten-free cereal with sliced bananas and rice milk. I really liked the cereal although the rice milk was pretty close to adding water to my cereal. I’ll get used to it.
I was out the door early to hit the gym before my morning yoga class. Worked up a sweat on the treadmill and tread-climber then freshened up and headed across the street for yoga. You know someone loves yoga when they get up and out of bed for a morning yoga class on Saturday! I love my students! Class today focused a lot on building core strength and upper body strength.
Yoga Pose of the Day: Plank Pose
We did a lot of this pose as well as flowing from plank to downward facing dog. I was in need of a little fuel after all that- good thing I had packed up some grapes to snack on afterwards.
After running a few errands around town I went home for lunch. It may not look all that tasty but rolled up in the turkey is spinach, rice cheese, sliced mushrooms and a drizzle of honey mustard dressing along with carrots and GF pumpkin muffin.
Tonight for dinner I made a pasta dish with brown rice pasta topped with a spinach “pesto”, chickpeas and mushrooms served on a bed of fresh spinach. I honestly couldn’t tell the difference in the pasta and the sauce had such great flavor I don’t think I would have cared either way. I typically try to eat plenty of greens especially spinach which may be more important now than ever; since I’ll be eliminating dairy and soy I risk an inadequate level of calcium. Good thing spinach is a great source. It is also high in cancer fighting carotenoids, fiber and folic acid. I love that its flavor is so versitile- it tastes great with almost anything.
For a sweet late night snack I had a glass of orange juice and some dried mango and apricots. Did you know that some fruits are dried in iron pans which adds iron to the fruit?
Hope you had a wonderful Saturday!