Today’s dinner was boring leftovers. Well, they aren’t boring to me because they still taste amazing and I’m totally addicted to this Cooking Light pasta salad, but for blog purposes I guess leftovers are boring. I did pair the pasta salad with a big old veggie salad full of lettuce, carrot and grape tomatoes drizzled with balsamic vinegar. I think I got my fill of fiber for the day with all that crunching!! Tomorrow I’m planning on making another new meal from Cooking Light so that will probably be more exciting for you all .
For a snack later I had this genius idea to bring with me a pack of Go Lean instant oatmeal. My work station is right next to the microwave and I can just heat this up in a deli cup at school and have an instant hot filling snack! I’m planning on eating that around 8:00.
Now for the exciting stuff. I have always really liked to read Oxygen magazine because I think they have great nutrition and exercise advice. I actually have gotten my exercise routines straight from the pages and sometimes bring the magazine to the gym with me so I can do the featured exercises straight out of it! I really enjoy the column, “Raise the Bar” especially and today when I was wandering around Barnes and Noble before work, I found the columnist’s book and cookbook there!
Tosca Reno has written two books about eating clean and I glanced through them, saw the amazinggg spread of totally delicious looking recipes and just had to buy them both. These books look sooo great! It’s obviously not about a “diet” in the standard sense of the word (and I’m obviously not trying to lose weight)—-it’s all just about eating healthy….more of a lifestyle approach. I’ve already made my way through the first book (skimming it at work) and I’m totally impressed. Everything looks really great and theres some great nutritional advice in them. So, if you are at the bookstore and need a new cookbook, grab this! I basically formulated my entire grocery list for next week around her cookbook so I will let you all know then how it goes!