Monday, August 9, 2010

Veggies and a New Goal

Hope everyone got their week started on the right foot! Today I started week 2, level 2 of the 30 Day Shred. Holy cow! I have never felt more out of shape, I couldn’t wait for it to end! Hoping tomorrow is better, how could it get any worse! Sticking with it, not giving up or making any excuses like I usually would resort to! Jillian say’s “pain is fear leaving the body”. How true is that?!
This morning I had my usual breakfast, sorry people but when it comes to breakfast I pretty much stick with the same few things. Kashi’s Go Lean Cereal with berries. And for a snack I had a Kashi peanut granola bar, not my favorite one, I would have loved some chocolate pieces in there, but I still enjoyed it!
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Looking through my last week of posts something struck me! I don’t eat nearly enough veggies!  Here I am preaching to my girls about how important veggies are and I’m not practicing what I preach. Not good! So for lunch I still had some lettuce leftover and I topped it with tomatoes (my favorite and they aren’t even a veg, go figure) cucumbers, petite carrots, raw almonds a little feta and some homemade ranch dressing and chicken from last nights dinner.  And a nectarine that I saved for later, that salad pretty much filled me up for the afternoon.
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Jordyn, my youngest daughter has soccer all week from 5:30-7:30, how convenient right smack dab during dinner time! So dinner had to be quick and easy, I hit the nail right on the head with this recipe I found online from Fitness Magazine, Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions and Spinach Quesadillas They were so easy to make, I added some mushrooms and chicken to satisfy my hubby. Delicious crispiness on the outside and the inside was gooey with flavor! lol Try them for yourself when you don’t have a lot of time or even when you have leftovers that you can’t think of anything to do with or your cleaning out your fridge!
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So looking ahead to this week and planning my grocery shopping trip on Wednesday, my goal is to include more veggies into my day. I always eat the rainbow everyday BUT it’s more  a rainbow of fruit. I am going to try to add some type of veggie to each meal I have, including breakfast! Yikes!
What type of veggies, if any do incorporate into your breakfast? I would love to have some ideas!

5 comments:

  1. Sauted mushrooms and spinach are always a treat for breakfast. Or avocado and tomato on toast (but wait they aren't vegies). I'm totally a savoury brekkie person so those are my go tos.

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  2. Your quesadillas look great!

    I throw spinach or kale into my smoothies -- I can't taste them and it is an easy way to get some veggies servings in.

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  3. I have such a hard time incorporating veggies into my meals, I love veggies it's just one of those things I forget about until after I ate a meal lol! The quesadillas look really good, I'd have to omit the goat cheese. I could never get into goat cheese, maybe a sharp cheddar would be good?? hhmmm

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  4. I don't usually get veggies in at breakfast time unless I make an omelet. I'll go for green peppers and spinach in an omelet. Maybe some zucchini too! I usually do some kind of fruit with breakfast, lately it has been a peach or a banana.

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  5. oh wow, i would love some ideas too! don't get me wrong, i actually do get 4-5 servings a day. i just don't eat them in the A.M. mornings for me are simple eggs and cereal. that quesadilla looks really good though, now you have me reconsidering... :)

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