Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Avocado Makes it Better

I went on a nice 40 minute run this morning, fueled by my superb breakfast of course! It’s kind of hazy outside and cool…I’m hoping the rest of the weekend will get nicer so I can get some sun! For lunch I made the best wrap yet~~~it was a sprouted wheat wrap with 3 slices of Italian Deli tofurky, 1/4th of an avocado, some honey mustard, spinach and broccoli slaw. Sort of messy but delicious and incredibly filling when finished off with a large red juicy pear. Mmm, mmm, mmm! My tummy is very content right now.

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I have some errands to run then I’m coming back home to clean up, get ready for my practical and perhaps do a little baking of my own…..

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    VeggieGirl
    March 14, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Yeah, it’s hazy and breezy here too; and raining! :0( Ah well – at least it’s Friday :0)

    Sprouted wraps are great; especially the Ezekiel brand. Great, filling sandwich you made there!!

    Go bake something decadent and delicious!! :0D

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    eliza
    March 14, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    what is broccoli slaw?

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    Cara
    March 14, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Avocado seems to make everything better 😉

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    amy
    March 14, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    LOVE avacoados on sandwiches and in salads! SOOOOOO good for you! Happy Friday! =)Amy

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    Another Amy
    March 14, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    I am so unintentionally becoming a vegetarian because of your blog! (well, I will still eat meat and do like it) but your meal ideas are just so much tastier, nutritious, and pretty looking! I love having a rainbow of colors in my meal. My fridge is as empty as Kath’s, and so I’ve added Gardenburger riblets, broccoli slaw, red cabbage and pears, and avocado to my shopping list! Lovin’ the blog. 🙂

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    Betsy
    March 14, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    avocado is one of my favs and really does make everything better!!!

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    erica
    March 14, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    wow, that wrap looks abolustely delicious! and those tortillas really are the greatest. do you leave them out, or do you keep them in the fridge?

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    jenna
    March 14, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    I keep all my bread products in the freezer. The fridge causes them to stale faster! (a little tip I learned during bread class)

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    nicole r.
    March 14, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Hey Blueberry, just wanted to answer your questions from this morning–
    I totally agree with you about how you never feel like you’ve mastered it! That’s me as well: every time one of my teachers introduces us to a new position and just springs right into it, i’m totally amazed. And I still can’t do a handstand to save my soul haha. In terms of differences between vinyasa and the other styles, I can’t speak to the “mind” stuff–that’s a really personal thing. Whatever you get from any style of yoga is completely individual, and everyone practices with a different intent, that’s why it’s such a nice thing to do. I personally prefer the vigorous styles of yoga because I like being busy constantly and moving really fast haha, so while others find hatha and kripalu really beneficial, I don’t. I just find them frustrating. Sometimes vinyasa yoga is called ashtanga–just fyi. I find the more fast-paced and heated styles much more taxing cardiovascularly: because you DO break a sweat, you get your heart rate up much more effectively and meaningfully in these than the slower and more “muscley” styles. Though, in classes with longer holds, you may end up with more muscle definition. A nice middle point is Bikram, since this class does utilize longer holds and heat. Alternatively, Forrest yoga, PranaPower (has locations in NYC actually), and Baron Baptiste (which I THINK has branches in NYC?) bridge heat with vinyasa flow, and i LOVE these classes. Something else that’s really fun is this class called Core Energy Flow–it’s at Exhale Spa (they’ve one on CP south, and another on Mad btw 76 & 77)–its a mix of yoga, tai chi, & core work with really awesome music and its fantasticc.
    I am a REALLY pretentious science person, so I tend to take those “organ benefit” statements with about 4 tablespoons of salt since I haven’t read any papers about it. Apparently, the compressing and decompressing of certain organs in certain poses is beneficial for them for varying reasons, depending on the organ and the type of pose. I’m not totally certain of the validity of these statements, though to be honest I haven’t done much reading on them. I’m sure if you looked through yogajournal.com or did a google search, you could definitely find something, and actually I might do that myself now too! Hope I helped, yay yoga 🙂

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    Andrea
    March 14, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Jenna,
    What brand of honey mustard do you use?

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    erica
    March 14, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    oh no! i have my loaf of bread and my tortillas in the fridge! when i get home, the first thing im going to do is take them out of there and just leave the bread out for a little bit i guess.. thanks for advising me jenna!

    do you heat up your tortilla in the microwave? or do you let one defrost? sorry that i’m so full of questions!

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    jenna
    March 14, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Erica,

    I heat my tortillas up in the microwave for 20 seconds and that does the trick. I defrost bread slices in the fridge overnight. Hope that helps! 🙂

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    Romina
    March 14, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Yum!! Broccoli slaw with a wrap… so good.

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    Karen
    March 14, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Love the title! I agree, avocado always makes things better!

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    erica
    March 15, 2008 at 4:03 am

    thanks jenna, i appreciate it! 🙂

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