The Perfect Summer Lunch

I had a few potatoes left over after the potato painting activity so I decided to craft something out of them for today’s lunch. Traditional potato salad is OUT in our household because I am a mayo hater. Miracle Whip. Whatever. All white, nasty and gross sauces are banned from my refrigerator. While rummaging around in the cupboards, I also found some leftover pesto from the Mason Jar Meals. Perfect.

I just boiled those potatoes right up (while I was working out – told you I multitask). I drained them, diced them, poured some pesto over them, and topped them with some green onions. Delicious! I really want to try this recipe for pesto potato salad with green beans. A good way to sneak in some more vegetables!

On our grocery shopping extravaganza, we bought some of my loves – the flatout artisan flatbreads. This is the Italian flavor. I topped it with hummus + veggies for a simple wrap.

We also had some apples with the chocolate PB2. I’m a huge fan of PB2. It looks like a weird health protein muscle builder freak thing because it’s powdered, but it’s actually really awesome. I like the regular pb flavor better, but Hy-Vee was out.

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
It’s what’s not in PB2 that makes it so good for you. For starters, our special process removes 85% of the fat calories without the chemicals typically used in producing reduced fat foods. Something else you won’t find in PB2 is preservatives. What you will find is natural roasted peanut flavor that’s also available in a rich chocolate variety.

That was my little food advertisement for the day. :)

The perfect cool meal for a blazing hot day!!!

This morning, I obeyed the LETTER of my “workout in the morning” goal but not the SPIRIT. I worked out at about 10AM. Today I was in the mood to crank some Wisin & Yandel radio while I worked out so I chose to do my own workout.

Today’s Workout – 600 Reps:

1. Half Burpees With Calve Raises – 60 reps

2. Plank Twists – 60 reps (switching legs)

3. Jump Lunges (all the way down and touch the ground slightly with your back knee) – 60 reps

4. One Leg Dead Lift – 30 reps on each leg

5. Crunches With Leg Extensions – 60 reps

6. Prisoner Squats and Front Kick – 60 reps (switching legs)

7. One Leg Tricep Dip – 60 reps (switching legs)

8. One Leg Jump Knee Up – 30 reps on each leg

9. Chest Lift – 60 reps

10. Over The Chair Kick – 30 reps on each leg

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I can tell the workout was effective because two hours later when I tried to lift my arms to obssessive compulsively pluck my eyebrows, they were a-shakin’! I liked the workout, but I did get tired of counting reps. My BRE was always so good at doing that for us @ the gym!

Looks like we’re going to be in Chicago for our 1 Month Anniversary! I’m so excited to meet Kevin’s grandma and some aunts & uncles. We also plan to spend some time hanging out. Any great suggestions on what to check out? I really want to go to a special cupcake bakery like Swirlz.

Have a fabulous afternoon. I’m off to tutor the kidlets, then my brother, sister-in-law, and precious nephews are coming over for dinner. I’m so excited!