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Love My Greens

Ryan came to yoga!! He was GREAT! He had only been once before last year with me in Charleston but he wanted to join my mom and I this morning for ashtanga, so of course I said yes and dragged him along! I think he’s going to be quite sore tomorrow and he needs to stretch everyday but I’m so excited to get him “into” yoga 🙂 I was surprised myself, however, because this class was HARD! Def. the hardest ashtanga class I have ever been to. I think I might be sore tomorrow myself–especially my abs!

For lunch afterwards, Ryan picked up Quiznos and I picked up a salad/soup from the health food store next door. My salad was amazing! I combined lettuce, all sorts of veggies, 2 tbsp of their special roasted red pepper hummus, a tbsp of baba ganoush, a half ounce of feta cheese and about 2 bites of some pasta salad. I drizzled the entire thing with balsamic vinegar and had a small (6 ounce) cup of White Bean Soup on the side. At home, I heated up 1/2 of a whole wheat pita and ate that with it! Filling, nutritious meals make my body so happy and in this lunch I think I covered mostly all the food groups (I’ll have some dairy later on to make up for it). On the way home from yoga I snacked on an apple to keep me going til after showers when we got lunch.

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This was about 345 calories. Light yet filling….I’ll eat a snack later.

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3 Comments

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    Susan Barnes
    January 13, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    I just tried whole wheat pasta….is it me or does it taste weird? And I’m a person who eats health food stuff!

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    jenna
    January 13, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    It’s an acquired taste probably if you have been eating regular pasta your entire life….I like it more because it tastes more rustic and filling. You just need to slowly start eating it…mix it in with regular pasta if you want then slowly decrease the regular pasta and increase the whole wheat. 🙂

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    Alex
    January 13, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Susan,

    I just wanted to throw my two cents in – the first time I had whole wheat pasta, I thought the same thing. But I noticed that it makes a difference if you cook it longer than regular pasta – so the consistency then becomes more like regular pasta, and the taste seems almost secondary. I don’t even notice a difference in taste anymore. (I think the brand also makes a difference though, and this probably depends on personal preference – so maybe you should try a couple of different ones!) Good luck!

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