My Afternoon in the Kitchen

A long time ago, I purchase a box of organic lemon poppyseed muffing mix.

I finally decided to whip up a batch.

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Dr. Oeteker makes it super easy!

All I had to do is mix together one cup of milk (I used light vanilla soy milk), 2 eggs, and 2 Tbs of vegetable oil. Then add in the muffin mix.

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I thought I had muffin cups, but I guess not. I just used some pam and sprayed the muffin pan really well.

I popped then in the oven for 16 minutes.

The smell of baking muffins is just divine.

While these puppies were in the oven, I cut up my veg for the salad tonight.

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Sugar snap peas, mushrooms, yellow bell pepper, cucumber, grape tomatoes, broccoli.

I also got chickpeas, pickled beets, croutons, and goat cheese. Plus a big bottle of Ken’s Light Balsamic Vinaigrette.

By the time I was done chopping, my muffins were done!

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So good I had to have two. :)

Only 120 calories a pop!

I’m going to freeze the remaining 10 and have them for breakfast.

Now that I’m looking at them, I kind of like the muffin cup-less look. Plus, you don’t loose a bunch of the muffin to the paper. :) I’m being economical here, people!

Time to get ready for dinner!

Pasta Tuesday

I present to you:

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Amy’s Light and Lean Vegetable Lasagna!

I have been craving pasta like crazy lately, and this little baby is hard to beat at only 250 calories.

I love Amy’s products.

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They use organic, all-natural ingredients, so you can feel good about what you are putting into your body.

The Light and Lean version of their frozen meals are a great way to prepare yourself a quick meal, maintain portion control, and watch your caloric intake.

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I added a salad of mixed greens, grape tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, slice mushrooms, crumbled goat cheese topped with little balsamic vinegar for an undeniably nutritious and easy lunch!

The only thing I forgot was that tonight we are doing pasta bakes for dinner… Oops!

Perhaps I’ll justify eating all this carby-goodness by going on a long run tomorrow. Three cheers for carbo-loading!

To Do

So I’m having a little anxiety right now. I need to make a list of everything that I need to get done.

To Do:
Get oil changed on car
Grocery shop for tonight’s dinner
E-mail third and fourth year students about mentoring underclassmen
Reserve Krause textbook
Work on blog format/updating pages/etc.
Bake muffins (if time allows)

Okay, that doesn’t seem so bad.  Time to get crackin’.


Run, Run Over the Hill

I have a profound love for running.

I have been waking up at 5:30 every morning, drinking my coffee, and getting my booty out there.

And it feels so good.

This morning was no exception.

7.75 miles @ 7:36 mile pace = 663 calories burned.

Check out these hills too.

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A little Cobb’s Hill action.

I’m definitely going to try to keep this up once school starts, which by the way is mere 2 weeks away!