Little butterflies.

I didn’t finish work until 20 minutes after I usually leave today.  So as soon as I finished I booked it upstairs and jumped on the treadmill.  I had planned to run 5 miles and I did it :D  I haven’t exercised with my workout buddy, Beth, in so long and it was glad to be back doing our thing.  I felt really good after my run. And guess what…I wasn’t even sore today!
My family had already had dinner when I got home so I was on my own.  Luckily I had something planned :)

Baked ziti!  Well, baked farfalle.  Did you know that farfalle translates as butterfly in Italian?

This is a recipe that I found on the Weight Watchers website and will repost sometime soon!

It was really tasty.  My dad even tried some and liked it!

The recipe actually calls for ground beef and I was going to use ground turkey but remembered I had some frozen sausage at home.  It gave it such great flavor!
With a simple salad on the side. 

After dinner I ran some errands with my mom and then relaxed. 
So happy tomorrow is Wednesday!

Food Pyramid.

Yummm!  This was my massive salad that I had for lunch, from my fav spot, The Couch Tomato.
In the salad: mixed greens, grilled chicken, strawberries, mozzarella cheese, pecans, cucumbers, and portabella mushrooms!  Amazing combo and so much stuff that no wonder why it is called the food pyramid!
And yes I have recreated this salad but it always tastes better when someone else makes it!
I have a 5 mile run planned for today…I got this!

Ain’t no sunshine when he’s gone.

Ok so maybe that is a little dramatic, but I’m glad Jay is back safe and sound!
How convenient that the sun came out this morning now that he is home :D!
Last night I went out to run some errands with my mom and we discussed that we don’t have any junk food around now that my brother is in college.  That also means the cereal supply needed to be restocked with something that wasn’t sugar laden.
Hello Kashi Honey Sunshine!  You taste really good.  And look at the nutrition stats!
100 calories, 1 g fat, 5 g fiber, 2 g protein.
With a big ole peach.
I love putting my milk in a fancy little pitcher.  It makes the cereal taste even better!
Until lunch!

Creamy, crunchy, savory.

Evening!  Tonight was my late night at work so dinner was pretty simple.
Creamy coleslaw.  Crunch grapes. Savory roasted chicken, tomato slices, little bit o’ mayo on some toast.

I’m not  quite sure how I’m going to survive without fresh summer tomatoes!

Tonight was also my night off from running, which felt good.  Surprisingly, I am not in any kind of pain today!  Jay said I should feel something tomorrow so we will see.  I guess that means I’m in decent shape if I feel good!?
Jay comes home tonight!!!  He had a great time in Vegas and I’m glad he is east coast bound.  Too bad I won’t get to see him until later in the week.
Off to bed I go!

I love peppers.

Good afternoon!

Sometimes all I want for lunch is a good old sandwich.

Rye bread with ham, American cheese, grainy mustard, lettuce and banana peppers.

With a side of red peppers and honey balsamic dressing to dip!
Peppers on my sandwich and on the side!
Really easy and nutritious.  I was kind of craving chips because everyone knows that chips go amazingly well with sandwiches, but the peppers were obviously a healthier choice.
I’m already dreaming about next weekend!