Grilled Zucchini and Green Pepper Sandwich

Good evening everyone. I just made the most delicious and satisfying dinner! I can’t wait to tell you guys about it, but I’m going to tell you about my breakfast first.

This morning I tried something new with my old smoothie routine. I added OATS to my smoothie! Some of you may be asking WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU DO THAT? Well, the answer is because it makes the smoothie thicker, and keeps you full for longer! This is the truth! I have a problem with my breakfasts holding me over until lunch (they usually don’t, no matter what I eat), and this trick actually worked! I was full until lunch time, people. That never happens! Thank you oats, for helping me out. And you honestly can’t really taste them, but you can tell because they make the smoothie is really thick and wonderful.

I took the classic Chocolate Cherry Bomb route.

  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop of brown rice protein powder
  • 1 tsp of chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp of maca powder
  • handful of frozen organic cherries
  • 1-2 tbsp of raw OATS!

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Along with my smoothie, of course, I had to have a scone. Yum. I’m in love!

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Okay, lunch wasn’t too interesting, but I will tell you I tried another Gnu Bar! I mentioned earlier than Gnu sent me some of their fiber bars to try out and today I was in the mood to try the Lemon Ginger flavor.

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So far, I think this one just might be my favorite out of the ones I’ve tried so far. It was so unique! The flavor is not something you would expect in a fiber bar! And its delicious! So far my favorites have been this one, and the Chocolate Brownie. Tasty and healthy too.

Anyway, after I got home from work, I hopped on the treadmill for a short 2 mile run. Right after my run I popped in Jillian Micheals No More Trouble Zones DVD and did some weight training circuits. I did chest and shoulders, along with the core circuit. It was pretty hard! I’m eventually going to do the whole thing at once, but I figured since I already ran two miles, doing a couple circuits would be good enough. Lets hope I can stick to the DVD…

After my workout, it was time for dinner, and I was starving, so I wanted to make something summery and tasty, but still really healthy. I had some zucchini laying around that my coworker grew in his garden that I’ve been dying to grill, so I decided to make a Grilled Zucchini and Green Pepper Sandwich.

Here is what you need to make the sandwich:

  • 4 slices of a medium zucchini, sliced into rounds
  • about 1/2 of a green pepper, sliced
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 slice of cheese (I use provolone)
  • 1 arnold sandwich thin

Directions

  1. Toast sandwich arnold thin if desired
  2. Grill zucchini slices in small pan with olive oil, about 4-5 minutes on each side until nice and brown, along with pepper slices
  3. Grill until peppers are cooked, they might take longer than the zucchini
  4. When zucchini and peppers are done, place them on sandwich thin, along with cheese
  5. ENJOY!

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Its pretty quick and easy…and I’m terrible at coming up with recipes…

Dessert was some of my mom’s refreshing five cup salad! You can’t go wrong with sour cream, mandarin oranges, pineapple, coconut, and marshmallow. Such a summery salad!

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A summery meal for a lovely summer day. 🙂 What are some of your favorite summertime meals or desserts to make?

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House Warming + Scones

So last night as I told myself I would, I went to the gym and ran five miles in under 50 minutes on the treadmill. I felt amazing the whole time, and it was such a great feeling to finally have a good run. I always feel so much better after getting a longer run in.

When I got home I made a quick dinner of an omelet with spinach, but I didn’t take any pictures because I was in a hurry to get ready to go to housewarming party! The omelet didn’t actually hold me over, so I was starving when I got there. They had standard party food, like chips and dip, etc. I had some guacamole and mozzarella covered tomatoes. Yum! I also got to meet blog reader Sarah! She is really awesome…Sarah also ran the Boilermaker on July 11 and said she had an amazing time too! It was really cool to chat with her. 🙂

Anyway, my friend’s new apartment is pretty cool–he took us up to the 13th floor of the building where there is an outstanding view. I was shocked beyond belief when I saw this!

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A view of Albany I have never seen before in my life! It was gorgeous! But the photo doesn’t really do much justice.

I also made a new friend at the party, his name is Dallas. Isn’t he cute? I wanted to take him home!

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So, this morning I stopped at the grocery store because I have been feeling the urge to bake something lately. I decided to give Julie’s Savvy Scone’s a try out, since I fell in love with them at CDNY Eat Drink Blog. 🙂 I got the ingredients for her Cherry Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Scones. I had most of them, I just needed the cherries. 😉 I have never made scones before!

So I got to work baking scones. This is how they looked going into the oven.

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And out of the oven!

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I think scones may be my new favorite food. Love. 🙂 Thank you Julie for providing me with this great and easy recipe!

While my scones were baking I had some blueberry waffles for brunch! It was too early for lunch and too late for breakfast. 🙂

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I have never tried Van’s before, and I really enjoyed them! I love frozen waffles because they are quick and easy. I topped mine with some home made blueberry sauce and a few crushed pecans. So tasty.

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Okay, I’m off to get a quick yoga session in! I have big plans tonight that include dinner at Aperitivo Bistro and some Hellions of Troy Roller Derby! 😀

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