Monday, August 3, 2009

Challenge Veggie Recap and a Green Monstress

So far, our challenge vegetables are as follows.

Picked by: ME
Nutrients of Note: Vitamin K & Vitamin C

Picked by: Taylor of Joy of Food
Nutrients of Note: Folate, Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Thiamin
Asparagus stalks are also quite high in antioxidants.
(Incidentally, am I the only one who thinks of Brian from the old TV series, ALF, when I hear the word Asparagus?...)

Picked by: Emily of A Nutritionist Eats
Nutrients of Note: Potassium & Vitamin B6

*Info courtesy of Wikipedia.

Be sure to visit Taylor and Emily's blogs to check out how they incorporate their challenge veggies into their week. Keep those Challenge Veggies coming!!!

If you want to be included in the list of Challenge Veggies this week, please let me know your veggie pick, be sure to post about it and link back. You can post here or on the original post. Or, email me. Whatever works.

Ok, so, how was your day? Mine was productive. I got most of my To Do list accomplished, which is always a good way to start off a week.

I kicked off my day with my version of a Green Monster. Mine is a little less hefty without the grass everybody uses. And so, I present to you my own shaky version:


-1 Tbsp Natural Crunch PB
-Plain Silk

This was so filling that I couldn't finish it. I had the rest with my snack of pretzels. I left out my watermelon yogurt for today.

Lunch was delicious. Truly. I spread hummus over two halves of a whole wheat english muffin and topped each with black forest ham and pepperjack cheese. I toasted it for 10 minutes. To die for.


Served with steamed broccoli.




Around 3pm, I had honey oikos, 1/4 cup Pumpkin Flax and blackberries as big as my head. Okay, not quite, but ya know...


Consumed while diligently workie working.


Hubby and I hit the gym after he got home from work. I struggled (really bad) through 2 miles, walked 1/4 mile, ran another mile and cooled down for another 1/4 mile. I did upper body weights and that's all folks.

When we got home, I made amazing Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps, which I ate completely before realizing I hadn't pictured it!!! So sorry you missed my wrap. It was brilliant.

Here is the not so stunning filling...


I'm currently eating a yummy raspberry popsicle, while hubby watches Making His Band. I'm about to go curl up at his side with my book. Right after I give you tomorrow's menu.........

Tuesday's Menu

Oatmeal w/Soy Milk and Blackberries as big as my head

Dannon Watermelon Yogurt and Grapes

Leftover Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap and fig newtons

1 slice Ezekiel Cinnamon-Raisin bread w/Natural Crunch Peanut Butter and a small Banana

Hubby in the Kitchen -- Stay Tuned!!!

Night night friends...



  1. I picked asparagus too! (see post from yesterday ;)

  2. Is avocado a fruit or a vegetable? I have always thought it was a vegetable. Either way, I need to make it more present in my diet so that's my choice for the challenge! Hooray for omegas!

  3. Hummus, ham and cheese, great combo. Can't wait to see Tuesday's wrap, don't forget the pic. ;-)


  4. There is just something about ham and good!

  5. melted pepperjack = heaven. nuff' said.

  6. I love pepperjack! I´m so impressed that you plan meals ahead. I need to get more organized in that respect.

  7. Excuse me, when did dannon start making watermelon yogurt? And that's news to me, I thought you hated Dannon? Or wait, maybe that was yoplait? I get confused.

  8. Yum! Everything looks so good today! I am loving the huge blackberries!

    Looking forward to Hubby in the Kitchen! Have a good night!


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