1st change of plans: I wanted to do a nice long workout after work today. But I first had to go by the dentist. I was still numb by the time I got home, so I’ve decided to postpone the long workout for tomorrow and maybe take a walk with Bryan tonight instead.
2nd change of plans: I was going to make this great salad for dinner. Instead, I decided to have 1 pita, 2 carrots, and a bowl of homemade hummus. It still fit into my nutritional goals for the day, so we’re good. And it was delicious!
- 1 can of organic garbonzo beans (chickpeas), drained
- 5-6 sundried tomato pieces
- 1 Tbsp. organic olive oil (add more if you like it thinner)
- 1/2 Tbsp. tahini (sesame) paste
- 6 fresh basil leaves
- 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
- 3 small cloves of garlic
- 1/4 c. chopped vidalia onion
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1-2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (reserve 1/2 tsp. for garnish)
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
Instructions: Chop ingredients and grind together or whirl in a food processor till desired smoothness. Spoon into a pretty serving bowl, drizzle with a little extra olive oil and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes. Can garnish with additional fresh basil and/or parsley as well. Serve with fresh veggies or your favorite bread.
3rd change of plans: I had to take a quiz tonight for Nutrition (one of those “complete by midnight” assignments for my online course). Well, I noticed that the instructions said you could start and stop as often as you like, since it’s an open book assignment. I opened it up and found that it was only 8 questions, most of which were common sense. So, I’m already done with that, and instead of studying all night, I’m going to take a much needed break and watch a movie with my man. I like this change of plans.