Lately I have been making an effort to eat less processed foods around here. So when I did my meal planning for this week I quickly realized that many of the recipes that fit that criteria can get pretty time consuming. So I tried to find things that were fairly quick and easy, but packed with natural nutrients and ingredients that would satisfy our hunger.
Over the weekend I made the more time consuming meals, but to be honest, with the crockpot it wasn’t too terrible.
Last night’s dinner was inspired by this salmon and avocado salsa recipe. I really didn’t change too much, but I used sesame oil on the salmon along with the spices, and added cherry tomatoes to the avocado salsa instead of the jalapeños (I couldn’t find them at the store, I’m actually a little disappointed about this).
I also added baby bok choy to the mix, mostly because I bought it at Trader Joe’s last week on a whim and I figured this meal could use a side of greens. I have actually never had baby bok choy before (at least that I can remember), and I was a little nervous when I googled a recipe and saw that it was also referred to as Chinese cabbage. So I decided to play it safe with a 5 star recipe, that basically smothers it in butter and garlic and it turned out pretty good!
This dinner is definitely a make again.
On the exercise front, (in typical Shae-fashion), I signed up to participate in Pile on the Miles and then kind of changed my exercise approach. With it getting dark out so early (and colder), I don’t feel very comfortable logging tons of miles, so I’ve decided to run shorter distances and try to work on my speed.
Night time running is so peaceful and creepy all at the same time. If I hadn’t seen a coyote run across the road on my way to work one morning I probably wouldn’t be such a baby. (Ok, I might.)
Last night I logged 3 miles and I felt really good (maybe all the food prep is paying off??). My time was nothing impressive, but it was still an improvement for me.
Do you notice an improvement in your running when you eat well?
What are your thoughts on running in the dark?