I don't know if I ever mentioned how much I enjoyed watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. I have many friends who are chefs and/or foodies, and I've always thought that I didn't have enough time to cook meals every night and/or from scratch.
This year, especially with the launch of the Let's Move campaign by the FLOTUS, I suddenly felt an extra burden to start doing something about my physical fitness habits and my lack of fresh cooked meals.
So what was the first crazy thing I did? I signed up to run a half-marathon.
Yup....you read that right! LOL. This is going to be really funny. I don't run at all! I have until August 1st to get my butt moving. Gonna try to get out of bed early enough tomorrow morning to at least take a long walk. Haven't hydrated well this week (lots of caffeine and some alcohol), so I don't think running will go so well for my legs tomorrow.
The one thing that I have done is to actually try to make fresh meals each night. I had somehow convinced myself that it was too much work. Well, I've been foolish.
Last night....I left work at 4:45p...ran to the supermarket...made a fantastic veggie pasta...and was sitting down for dinner by 6:30p. Seriously...why did I think this was going to be so hard?
My pasta last night was delicious. Whole wheat pasta, spinach, onion, zucchini, orange bell pepper (for color), and a light vinegary dressing to top it off. It was so pretty to look at. Check it out!
If you have any other quick, simple, not so calorie-rich meals to share...please do!