Last night I started out on a nice walk with Oscar to loosen up my legs. I felt fine for awhile, but ended up limping home as my right hamstring was extremely painful each step I took. I guess I went too far on the walk and over did it. I am going to have to spend some time completely laying off it and see how it goes. I looked up information about hamstring pulls/tears on the Internet and it scared me. I hope it is nothing serious.
Dinner last night was baked salmon with fig jam and fresh ground red pepper. I haven't eaten salmon in over a year because the last time I did - I got horrible food poisoning, but I felt I was ready. The combination of the fig jam and red pepper worked well and it created this caramelized crust on top. On the side were some sauteed broccoli with garlic, low-sodium soy sauce, and unsalted peanuts. I am happy to be back eating salmon again!!
After dinner, I roasted up some butternut squash fries for today's lunch, but mine got all mushy, so maybe I left them in the oven too long? Don't get me wrong - they tasted pretty good and have a very sweet flavor to them. I sprayed the pan with PAM, layered the squash and sprinkled with sea salt. Baked them at 425 degrees for 35 min - flipping once.
I also baked up some tofu that had been in the fridge for awhile. After slicing the tofu and pressing between two cloths for about 20 mins to get all the excess water out, I sprayed the pan with PAM and drizzled them with maple syrup. I also seasoned them up with red pepper and black pepper. Baked at 425 for about 40 mins, flipping once. Some got a little burnt because I was busy playing with Lucy and Oscar, so I would probably bake them for less time.
Breakfast this morning was oatmeal:
- 1/2 c oats
- 3/4 c skim milk (I really do just eyeball this)
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- dried cranberries
- drizzle of maple syrup
- spoonful of almond butter (cant get enough of this stuff!)
Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!