So, my new class should be very interesting!
I think I have found my niche in breads, but I love learning about it all, and making petit fours isn’t too bad either 😉 Basically, this class is all about that. Petit Fours. And pies and cookies. Cute little pastries that you see in the window of Parisian shops. My chef instructor is actually quite famous and has been on the food network a bunch because she single handedly started up this brownie company that completely took off. Most recently she was on the show “Unwrapped” and her episode will be airing again on April 30th apparently. It’s just funny because she can’t weigh more than 90 pounds. She’s the tiniest woman I have ever seen! She also was on the Rachel Ray Show recently too and has worked at a number of famous resorts. Last night we just made pie crusts to use the rest of the week. Tonight we are making a whiskey-pecan pie and an apple custard pie. Pictures will be taken, no worries!
This morning I woke up and had my usual pre-workout snack (half a banana with almond butter). I hit the gym for a 30 minute circuit workout, much like the workout I did the other day and detailed to you all. I warmed up for 5 minutes running on the treadmill, then did walking lunges with weights (lunge down, curl up 10 pound weights), calf raises, chest press, pushups, crunches, tricep pulldowns, and rowing for my back.
When I got back around 8:00, I packed my lunch and made a smoothie and a waffle with jam for breakfast. In my smoothie I put a banana, some frozen strawberries, 1 cup of fat free soy milk and about a tbsp of almond butter. It was delicious—creamy and perfect for being hot and sweaty after the gym. I need to make smoothies more often!
So, in my lunchbox today I am trying a new soup. I rarely ever buy canned soups because they usually turn out to be gross but this one caught my eye (maybe because it was 2 for $3) at Whole Foods last week. The ingredients are incredibly simple and all natural and, if I eat the whole container (which I will), it will be about 16 grams of protein! Awesome! I’ll let you all know how it goes. I like to pack warm things like soup in my lunch because I’m ALWAYS cold. Especially at work! Plus, it is easy for me to eat and answer the phones at the same time without having a wad of sandwich in my mouth. I also packed some spicy blue corn chips and green grapes that the roommate left behind when she left 🙁
For my snack, I packed a pear and some pecans. If the soup really fills me up for some reason I might save my grapes as well for my snack. I like to have options so I don’t get bored!
Have a great Tuesday, yall!