This morning Jon and I hit the gym a little late, so I did a really quick interval run. Sometimes it’s hard for me to get the motivation to kill it on the treadmill, but when I do it’s nice because I get done so much faster and I feel so good! Unfortunately I didn’t have time for weights or ab work, but later I did spend some time running through my PiYo class for this week.
I also spent some time catching up on some of my favorite blogs over breakfast!
1/3 cup oats, handful of frozen blackberries, 1 tbsp chia seeds cooked in 3/4 cup water for 2 minutes. Add a couple spoonfuls of soy yogurt and another sprinkle of chias (just for fun:) = best oatmeal ever. creamy. thick. delish.
I hate when I get behind and I feel like I don’t know what’s going on with everyone. This morning was like catching up with friends…I love all my blog friends:)
One thing I’ve been having a hard time with lately, though, is time. No matter how bad I want to catch up and comment on everybody’s blogs, I just don’t have enough time. I can sit for an hour at some point in the day, reading and commenting, and still feel like I’ve only gotten through about half, which for me is about 15 or so. I just feel like I don’t have much more time than that to give to it, especially by the time I post on my own.
I feel like I see so many bloggers who comment on tons of blogs, and I just don’t see how they have time to do it. Is there a secret that I don’t know about? I use google reader, but by the time I click out of it to comment, I’m not sure how much time it really saves. What gives?
I’m hoping I’ll get some tips from some of you on how to read and comment on more blogs in less time!
For lunch today I made one of my favorite meals, but in about 1/4 of the time it took me to make it last time!
Cheesy “noodles” and brussel sprouts
Instead of cooking the spaghetti squash in the oven, I poked holes in it with a fork and put it in the microwave for about 12 minutes. When I took it out, it was just the right amount of softness and I sliced it open with ease. In less than 2 minutes, I had cleaned out the seeds and then scraped out the “spaghetti” strands into a bowl.
While preparing the squash, I placed a bowl of halved brussel sprouts in the microwave with just a little bit of water for about 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Next, I mixed together 1 tbsp nutritional yeast, 2 tbsp hummus and about 1.5 tbsp water. I whisked it until it had a smooth consistency. Last, I combined about a cup of spaghetti squash and 1/2 cup of brussel spouts before pouring the sauce over top and mixing it all up.
I added a dash of black pepper and ground red pepper for some kick!
Delicious! This is one of my favorite meals. The credit does not go to me though – I think I originally saw this idea on Heather’s blog, and I think Gena actually came up with the sauce idea. I know some of you may think it sounds like a crazy idea for a recipe…when I took this to work for lunch last year, my coworkers thought I had lost my mind. Try it before you knock it though. It honestly tastes like a big bowl of creamy, cheesy pasta! Added bonus: it took me less than 15 minutes to make, and it heats up well too if you’re looking for lunch to take to work.
I know some people have a problem with using microwaves. Honestly, I haven’t done enough research to voice an opinion, but I try to choose my battles. And right now, that’s one I’m going to choose not to worry about. If I had more time, I would just cook the squash in the oven, but on days like today I’d rather have microwaved spaghetti squash than none at all!
I’m off to meet a new tutoring student. This is my first student who is not an adult – he’s a fourth grader! I’m not used to this, so I’m crossing my fingers it’ll go well. Hope you all are having a great day!