After returning home from a busy weekend and getting a good night’s sleep, I awoke ready to start the week on the right foot- in the gym! I completed 20 minutes on the elliptical, followed by 25 minutes on the treadmill doing running intervals.
After my workout, I rewarded myself with a little Starbucks treat! I stopped by and ordered a Venti Sugar-Free Vanilla Soy Latte:
I’m always amused by the different spellings the Starbucks baristas’ come up with for “Carly”. I kind of wish my name was spelled the way this particular barista dreamed up today!
When I got home, I had a Lemon Chobani Greek Yogurt.
During my 20-minute lunch break, I had the exact same salad that I’ve come to love as a quick hunger-fix during the short time I have for lunch Monday through Thursday.
Butter lettuce topped with red and yellow bell pepper slices and Naturally Fresh Ginger Dressing.
Corey and I got pretty adventurous with last night’s dinner. While grocery shopping, we came across Coconut Curry Tempeh- a soy product I’ve been curious about for a while. I convinced Corey that it would be worth a try, and we threw it in the cart.
I started by cooking the tempeh strips in a skillet with a little olive oil, for about 2 minutes on each side, until browned.
While they cooked, I microwaved a bag of steam-able frozen vegetable medley, which had broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. Next, I microwaved a bag of Uncle Ben’s 90-Second Whole Grain Rice. I combined the rice and steamed veggies in the skillet off the heat, and mixed with half a jar of Thai Kitchen Yellow Curry.
Although I’m not a vegetarian, I always say that I might as well just be one. Chicken and steak has the potential to really gross me out- I much prefer eating seafood or just plain old vegetarian dishes. Corey and I both agreed that tempeh is not something we would necessarily crave, but it was a great meat replacement. I would describe the texture as hardened rice, with more flavor, thanks to the curry spice. If you aren’t a fan of the texture of tofu, give tempeh a try!
Have you ever tried tempeh? What do you think of it?