One-Pot Wonder ReMix

This afternoon was pretty good, but it always seems like the time from lunch – 5 pm goes by so much slower than 8 am – lunch time. Am I the only one that feels this way?

We had BodyPump after work today, so I made sure to pack a snack. This one included my first sample of the Oikos Plain Greek Yogurt.




I topped my plain yogurt with an Orange Cranberry Gnu bar for more staying power during class. I liked how thick this yogurt was, but it was really tart. I know plain yogurt usually is, so maybe it was the combination of the tart yogurt and the tart bar together? It still tasted good – just a little more lip-puckering than I was expecting.

BodyPump was what Nick and I are now calling Wicked Wednesday – it was brutal tonight! But great. My legs and arms were shaking so much during class, and my arms/thighs are still a little weird if I move them certain ways. I’m gonna be sore from this one! It is a hard class, but I like it, and I can tell I’m building muscles. I’m really glad we started going to BodyPump, even when it hurts  :)

Dinner was another one-pot wonder and it was good!


Empty The Fridge One-Pot Wonder, 6-8 servings

  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 cup quick cooking barley
  • 1.5 cups water or broth
  • garlic powder
  • oregano
  • smoked paprika
  • diced lean ham
  • 4-6 cups kale
  1. Cook onion, carrots, and celery until softened.
  2. Add in beans, tomatoes, and water/broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in barley and seasonings and lower the heat to a simmer.
  4. Let cook 10 minutes until the barley is cooked.
  5. Stir in ham and kale and cooked until kale is wilted.

I had this, drizzled with a little olive oil, along with some of my neverending stash of rainbow cauliflower.


LOST just came on, so I gotta jet! 

I’ll be revealing a new baking project this week, so watch out  :)


  1. Great meal!! So colorful.

    Enjoy LOST!!

    Looking forward to seeing the baking project!!

  2. i love how tart the oikos is.

    awesome bodypump workout!! there’s something oddly satisfying about having to lower yourself onto the seat the day (or 2 days) after a crazy workout like that.

  3. Oh wow, what an awesome meal! One Pot deliciousness!!

  4. I love anything that starts with “empty the fridge.” :-) Dinner looks great, and I’m glad you got a good workout in! It sounds brutal, but rewarding!

  5. Hi! I found your blog off of Heather’s blogroll. I also recently discovered oikos, and I love it! so much protein, and so filling! and finding new ingredients to put in it is fun. Hope you have a great Thursday =)

    -Clare, Clare’s Two Steps Forward

  6. Wow, that yoghurt mix looks so good!!

  7. Love all the pretty colors in your dinner!

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