Hi! Happy Wednesday! Have you been working on creating good habits as we cruise through September? As long as my garden keeps producing lots of veggies, eating healthy meals is pretty easy to do; I mean I have oodles of produce at my fingertips!
I made a new bread on Monday night (link is posted below) and somehow I've managed to sneak a wedge into many of the meals that I've eaten since. That's why I don't make bread very often --- I can't keep out of it!! Usually I eat 80% of a homemade loaf and Derek's lucky if he gets a slice or two. Sometimes, he doesn't even know a loaf was made =)
Anywho, I've been enjoying egg white scrambles with sundried tomatoes and goat cheese with a side of hearty oat bread on the side. Easy and oh so good.
I don't know if it's the Halloween candy that's starting to show up EVERYWHERE or what, but I have been craving sweets like nobody's business. Thankfully, we don't have much to tempt me in the house, so I've been eating boatloads of watermelon. Chilled watermelon really is a great snack alternative to help control a sweet tooth like mine.
I've been too lazy to chop the watermelon up, so I've been helping myself to scoops instead of chunks.
Or....when I'm at home, I eat it like this.
...was a veggie quesadilla. This is one of my "Go To" meals. It's quick and easy and I just love a cheesy quesadilla loaded with veggies, don't you?!
For dinner, I had some homemade veggie noodle soup and homemade hearty oat bread. This exact meal was posted on Courtney's blog on Monday morning and even though I didn't have plans for that to be our dinner, it just kinda happened. I'm always up for some fresh, homemade bread and I was able to tweak the soup recipe to use up all the veggies that were lurking around in the fridge. I'm not usually a soup gal, but this meal was really, REALLY good....and it left me with lots of leftovers for lunches, which is always a WIN with me!
Mmmmm.....healthy, hearty food! It does my body good.
My goals for September aren't just related to food. I've also made a promise to myself, and my friend, Deb, that I will run a 5K with her in late-October. When I found out that we got to wear costumes during the run, I couldn't turn it down, but I need to work hard to get in shape to run it because right now I can only do about 3.5K. Eeek!!
I went for my second training run yesterday and felt pretty great at the end! I was really happy to have minimal knee pain, which is a great improvement to when I tried to start training in the Spring!!
If I can do it, so can YOU!!
Thank you to Jenn for challenging us all to make goals and for encouraging us to keep eating well and loading up on our veggies! Make sure that you check out Jenn's What I Ate Wednesday page if you'd like to be inspired by other bloggers who are making goals and eating healthy this month.
What goals have you made for yourself this month?
What healthy treat do you turn to when you have a craving for sweets?
Enjoy your day!
PS - If you missed my post on Monday, please check out the new Tabs that I've created on the blog. You'll see that there is now a Faves, Bucket List and Contact Tab. I've also made it easier for you to connect with me on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter - now there are easy-to-find buttons on the right sidebar!