Monday, July 23, 2012
Ok, TWO weeks after moving into MACK's apartment, life is resembling something akin to normal. Organized? No way... Cooking again? YES.
Finally, really cooking real meals again. I was inspired by a co-worker to bust out stuffed sweet peppers!! I nearly FORGOT about these amazing and quick little gems!!
STUFFED PEPPERS WITH A BANG:
Serving size: 2 large peppers stuffed
2 Cups cooked Quinoa
1/2 Cup Reduced fat cottage cheese
1/2 Can black beans ( or kidney beans!)
1/2 can Rotel, chilies and tomatoes OR
Chop your own, 1/2 cup total tomatoes and hot peppers of your choice
1/4 cup ripped up cilantro
1/2 Cup finely chopped zucchini
1/4 tsp Chili powder
Black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400, place about 1/2 an inch of water in a glass baking pan.
Stuff peppers full and place IN baking dish. Bake 40 min and remove from oven, drain water or remove from baking dish and ENJOY !
HINT: LOVE the taste of the quinoa mix?
Make a double batch and freeze, add on the side of chicken breasts, mix in with ground turkey mashed sweet potato and use as a base for healthy shepherds pie! ANYTHING! Always make more and freeze so that you simply have to thaw and GO with a healthy meal!
Speaking of healthy on-the-go, I got the best wedding present from the gym manager! I was gifted a 6 Pack Fitness cooler!! It has space for FIVE tupperware containers, 4 drink containers/protein shakers or fruit, bars and a weeks worth of supplement slots at the top of the pack. No plastic bags, no spills, all cooled in one place, easy to carry...It's the EPIC fitness lovers cooler!!
Healthy and FAST is the name of the game, so I will be using this for family outings too, this past weekend was the FIRST full weekend as step-mom or as I was dubbed by Mini-MACK, GIRL MACK. I LOVED it, we are having a ton of fun as a little MACK family and I will be using the 6 Pack fitness bag for family food and snacks for sure!
Heading to the wave pool on the official first Saturday as Step-Mary!
Coming this week: Super setting shoulders, back and BI's with MACK!! Be Inspired you guys, there is NO finish line, just infinite chances to start over, make better choices and recreate the path!!
What motivates you to move forward??
Posted by Mary Mack at 11:15 PM