Green Makes Me Happy

Ah…..today was so long….both of my supervisors at work are gone this week (and next!), so work is going to be super slow until July 6th – do you think I can make it? I should enjoy this time because there are times when we are absolutely slammed, but I guess we’ll see how next week goes  :)

I had more liquid goodness for a snack today, even though I had already a smoothie.

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This was a good green smoothie – I haven’t had one in a while!

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 Tbsp Shaklee chocolate meal shake
  • 2-3 cups spinach

I loved the little hint of chocolate in this one – it went really well with the banana.

No run today, only because I already ate dinner and can’t run on a full belly! Nick wanted to mow the yard tonight since we’re going to be gone this weekend. I made dinner as soon as we got home so he wouldn’t have to be out there mowing our hill for over an hour and be starving the whole time.

hamsalad

I’m glad I had an easy dinner to make tonight – I found this Smoky Ham and Corn salad recipe in the  new Eating Well and knew I had to make it.

hamsalad

The dressing was so easy to make  and the smoked paprika in the dressing totally made this recipe! Please, please, please buy some smoked paprika if you don’t have any – you will not regret it. And maybe send us some more since we’re running out  :)

I had mixed greens from the farmers market and some local corn that I cut off the cob to use in the salad. I just quickly made the croutons by chopping up 1 slice of whole wheat bread, tossing it with a little olive oil and salt and put in the toaster oven for about 5 minutes on 350. Perfectly crispy and I know everything that’s in them.

And then there’s this.

cupcake

I just had my last birthday cupcake – they were good while they lasted. This frosting is just too good. There is one left, but I’m saving it for Nick since I know he’ll need a snack once he’s done mowing.

I’ve got to pack for this weekend! I’m so excited to be seeing my parents and Nick’s this weekend – it should be a fun time.

What’s your favorite quick, throw together meal?

5 comments

  1. I don’t like to run on a full stomach either….who am i kidding…i don’t like to run period….

  2. I just got my Eating Well – I need to go check it out – love the cubed ham! :D

  3. (((fun with family time!)))

    My fav throw together meal is a salad with diced meat on it (sound familiar) or an Amy’s California burger on whole grain bread with ketchup, mustard, and onion!

  4. You know my favorite throw together meal is a HUGH JASS salad!!!

  5. My favorite quick throw-together meal is my wrap with tofutti cream cheese, tofu, iceberg lettuce and cucumber. With an apple or nectarine on the side. So good! Lately I’ve become increasingly obsessed with Hugh Jass salads too! With a veggie buger chopped up on top, steamed broccoli and my homemade mango cucumber salsa. Yuuum!

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