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I’m healed! – Geek Turned Athlete

I’m healed!

I woke up this morning tired at 6:30am, but with much more energy than I had all weekend!  Yay!!  I think this was a 48 hour bug that I had.  :)  However, PMS symptoms are in full effect!  I saw a news segment this morning on AFN about dads being overseas reading a nighttime story to their children in the states, and I was tearing up by the end of the segment.  Ridiculous, I know!DSC02287

I started off the morning with a bowl of oatmeal.  It was sooooo good!  I usually don’t eat oatmeal.  I don’t know why.  I always forget that I have some in my pantry.  I made it with:

  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tsp peanut butter

I threw the raisins in with the oatmeal while it was cooking so they would plump up.  Then topped it with the peanut butter that I microwaved for 10 seconds to make it easy to drizzle!  This was heavenly, and I was actually full even though the portion size looked small to me.DSC02291

I have to mention last night’s dinner because it was awesome!  It was another variation from Clean Eating Magazine.  I will call it:

Chicken with Grape, Cashew, and Avocado CouscousDSC02280

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp coriander, ground
  • 1 tsp ginger, ground
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • Near East Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil Couscous
  • 3 tbsp roasted cashews (any nut will do actually)
  • 1 cup seedless grapes, halved (can be green, red, or combo)
  • 4 green onions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 avocado chopped

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  In a small bowl, combine pepper, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, salt, and nutmeg.  Set aside 1 tsp of mixture.  Combine remaining spice mixture with oil to make a paste.  Rub paste all over chicken.  Bake for 20 minutes in the oven. 

Meanwhile, in a pot, bring to boil the chicken broth, the 1 tsp of spice mix that was reserved, and spice packet that came with the couscous.  Stir in the couscous, cover, turn off the heat, and set aside for 5 minutes.  Stir grapes, avocado, and cashews into the couscous. 

I also sautéed some spinach with some chicken broth, sea salt, and pepper to add some extra veggies to the dish.  Enjoy!!  (I’m sorry the pics are dark!  I knew I should have listened to the Hubby when he told me to turn a light on!)DSC02283

Now, I’m off for a nice little 3 mile run.  I hope to get some wedding, Bazaar, and school stuff done today.  Happy Running!!

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  • Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian) September 1, 2009, 3:44 pm

    i need to make this recipe now…it looks SO GOOD. so many of my fave things in one!

    love the blog – so glad i found it! i look forward to reading more…

    happy tuesday!


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