Three B’s

Bagels, Bad Decisions, BLTs.

(now I have you hooked right, what’s the bad decision?!)

I had half a bagel for breakfast. It was topped with 3 egg whites, cheese and hot sauce.

Lots of canteloupe and strawberries. I went on a lovely 3mile run this morning and cold, refreshing fruit was allll I wanted when I finished 🙂

I had a biiiiiiig salad for lunch topped with last night’s Southwest Chickpeas and Corn — but I forgot to take a picture. I need to remember to snap some pics when I’m packing things up!

I had a wonderful BLT for dinner, complete with fresh french baguette & cherry tomatoes from the farmer’s market. I was eating the tomatoes like grapes (or cherries haha) and Andy thought I was so weird. Is that weird??!! I don’t think so- there is nothing quite as amazing as a fresh, ripe summer tomato!

But anyway, the BLT

Piled in lettuce from the garden. I swear there’s another piece of bread under there.

The BLT was fab. It got nice and toasty on the paninni press and I loved evvvery bite.

It almost made me forget about this morning when I ate a 550 calorie donut. Sometimes (read:most times) I have no self-control around sweets. I’m getting better but it’s a tough journey. So anyway, I ate this donut at work then I looked up the nutrition facts because I’m crazy I was curious.

Well, I picked the most caloric donut in Dunkin’s entire line-up. No, that’s not a joke.

What’s worse is that it gave me a terrible headache. Way too much sugar, period. No good.

But, like most bad decisions I learned a little lesson. Don’t give into workplace temptation- office sweets are plentiful but rarely worthwhile.

In the event you do give in, don’t beat yourself up over it. Move on, eat something healthy and nutritious your next meal, and get over it.

That’s the beauty of consistently healthy living: if you eat well and exercise often, little hiccups don’t matter. 🙂

Random post, but maybe you made a bad  not so good decision and needed a little encouragement too? Let me know!


World’s Best Dinner

Okay, so I made a really, really amazing dinner tonight.

Don’t worry, Andy still had Taco Tuesday (can’t mess with tradition, right?), but I had something far more creative.

Southwest Chickpeas and Sweet Corn

  • 1 can drained & rinsed chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 2 ears sweet corn, with the kernels cut off (could use ~1cup frozen or canned corn if you must haha)
  • 1/2 pack taco seasoning
  • ~1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • handful chopped fresh cilantro
  • toppings: shredded cheese and hot salsa

This meal could not be simpler or more fantastic.

Simply heat 1/2T olive oil in a pan. Then, add chickpeas and sprinkle on taco seasoning. Allow the beans to cook for just a few minutes to crisp a little, then add corn & sugar snap peas. My peas were fresh from my garden and oh so good!

Let this mixture cook for about 4-5 minutes. You want to heat it through but still keep the corn & peas crunchy. At this point, you may need to add a tablespoon or two of water if things are looking dry/the taco mix is clumping.

Finally, add the tomatoes and cilantro and turn off the heat. Top with cheese and salsa, if desired.

I served myself a heaping portion of this mixture plain, but I’m sure it would be great over rice. You could also add any vegetables you had on hand- I’m sure zuchini or summer squash would make fabulous additions.

I’m not even being dramatic- this is by far one of the best meals I have made in a long time. The flavors came together wonderfully and the crunchy corn with the soft chickpeas created a great texture. You should definitely make this meal soon. (Bonus: it is really cheap- corn on the cob is basically free during the summer and a can of beans is only $1)

(Please pardon the salsa splatters, I was trying to get every last drop out of the jar!)

A great dinner after a long day and a tough workout. Now, if only I was as good at doing laundry as I am at making dinner… 😉

Back to Blogging

Well- I did it. I made it through 5 weeks of summer night class. Whoever invented 3 hour classes 3 nights a week is a maniac and I hate them we are not friends.

Unfortunately, blogging just did not make the cut the past few weeks. I’m proud of myself for continuing to exercise and eat well while working 3 jobs and taking a class, but I’m sad I didn’t have time/make time to blog!

Hopefully you’ll forgive me 😉

I’ll catch you up on the past few weeks through food- things have been very simple and quick around here but they have stayed pretty healthy… besides a week-long cornbread bender haha

Baked beans, cornbread with Earth Balance, and collard greens with crushed red pepper. I was craving barbeque one night and this was such a delicious meal! (although nothing can really take the place of ribs!)

Potato salad made with leftover roasted potatoes, celery, carrots, mustard, plain yogurt, and lots of fresh dill & parsley. I ❤ potato salad and this is was such a great “lighter” version.

Breakfast veggie tacos (for dinner). Two eggs, topped with sauteed zuchini and carrots, cheese, tomatoes, and lots of salt & pepper. Taco Tuesday is such a fun time to play around with different, more healthy taco fillings 🙂

My staple sandwich of the past week: homemade white bean & cilantro hummus on Great Harvest bread with loads of veggies. You can’t help but feel great after you eat a lunch this fresh and delicious. And, if you haven’t been to Great Harvest yet, get yourself there soon. Everything is absolutely amazing!

We’ve pretty much been living off of sandwiches lately. And salads, and smoothies -just me, not Andy 😉 And… eggs. We bought 90 eggs at Sam’s Club last weekend. I don’t want to talk about it. haha

But really, what’s better than an egg sandwich that takes about a minute to cook but can serve as dinner any night of the week? Nothing, I tell you. Add some lettuce from the container garden and a pile of cherry tomatoes and you can call it a well-balanced meal. Perfect 🙂

Well, hopefully life has calmed down a bit and Legal Eats can be a bit more stable- thanks for sticking around friends!