Today’s post will be a quickie.
I was running a little behind yesterday morning so I only had time to either snap a picture of my lunch and snacks pre-pack OR stop for coffee.
Guess which one I chose?
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Don’t worry. You’re not missing much. The snacks were a repeat of Monday and lunch was leftover angolotti topped with leftover zucchini from Monday’s dinner.
Dinner was a request from my husband. We happened to have all of the ingredients so I happily obliged as it fit with my theme for the week.
Baked Spaghetti with whole grain pasta, lean ground beef, four cheese sauce and topped with 2% mozzarella cheese. Not rocket science. It was quite tasty and not too bad nutritionally as long as the portion is kept under control.
Our home phone became Grand Central Station just after I snapped the above picture so I didn’t get a picture of the small salad I had on the side.
That makes 2 days into my goal of 15 minutes minimum strength training every day this week. I’m already feeling an increase in my energy level and resdiscovering muscles I’d nearly forgotten I had. Hello hip flexors and triceps! It feels good to do something a little more “workoutish” than just the walking I’ve fallen back on lately.
Tea for 2?
My caffeine intake has been creeping back up into the “not okay” category over the last few weeks. I’m working hard to bring it back down and have decided that I need to restock my supply of tea. It has a much lower caffeine content than coffee, but still fills that hot beverage need that I have almost every morning at my desk.
The problem is that my doctor has deemed herbal things off limits during pregnancy. As much as I love my herbs, I’m choosing to err on the side of caution and heed his advice. Unfortunately, this means many of my favorite teas of the herbal variety have been banished to the back of the cabinet.
Anyone have any recommendations for non-herbal teas? Any favorite brand?