Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It's a Wrap!

Happy Tuesday to my favorite bloggie friends!  How awesome is it that we are already coasting through the week and so far from Monday?  It makes my heart all warm and gooey!
Thank you so much for the sugary sweet comments yesterday!  I guess we all want what we don't have- hair, shoes, clothes, appearance.  It's amazing that everyone is different and I think that's what makes us great!

Cake for Dinner
I take this healthy blogging thing seriously and decided that I needed to have cake for dinner.  Not any cake, but a pumkin protein cake!

Inspired most recently by Diva Katie I made my cake:
  • 1/3 cup oats, 1/2 cup pumpkin, 1 eggwhite, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, sprinkle of baking soda- all nuked for about 3 minutes.
  • Iced with plain yogurt, applesauce, cocoa powder, and cinnamon
Lunch Prep
I cleaned my plate and set to work on this week's lunches!  First up- hubby's monster salad:

  • Spinach, mushrooms, sliced red and yellow peppers, roasted zucchini, goat cheese, roasted cod, hardboiled egg, kalamata olives, capers, and pine nuts
Next up- mine!
Of course I took some time and made my food extra weird.  We found this eggplant spread at Trader Joe's.  If you see it, buy 10 jars because they disappeared for a while:

My hubby may or may not be known to eat this stuff for a meal with pita chips.  We bought a second jar and I jumped on using some before it was all gone!  I assembled it in a wrap:

  • Trader Joe's whole wheat lavash
  • Roasted zucchini and carrots
  • Spinach
  • Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 Tbsp of TJ's eggplant garlic spread
  • Wrap, roll, and enjoy!
This is the kind of roll I used- the nutritional stats are good and this is vegan, in case you care!

This wrap was very filling and I would use half of the flat bread next time since it was so big!  I estimated this at about 450 cals- not too shabby for lunch!

I've got some more work to do (duh) and then I am going to hit up the gym tonight after work.  I'm still working towards my birthday push-up goal, so I've got some lifting to do, but more on that later!

Not Food-Related
As we look back on the last week, we have to acknowledge the tragedy that swept the people of Haiti and even those around us.  My mom's client was in Haiti during the earthquake and survived to tell his story and started a foundation in San Francisco to help the people of Haiti.  Please check out his compelling story and do what you can:

Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Katie ♥ said...

Awwwwww So sweet girl!! thanks for the shoutout and thanks for putting it in PINK!!!!!!!! I love pink as you know!!

Your pumpkin cake looks amazing, now Im thinking of having one tonight but for dessert!!!!

Im glad it's Tuesday already too!!!

Love ya girl!! Have a beautiful night!!!!!!!

Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

Delicious looking eats as always!

Have a great night girl!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Eggplant garlic bread sounds delicious - and so does cake for dinner!!!

Anonymous said...

mmm that wrap looks good!

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

I seriously need to get some of that lavash next time Im at TJ's. My wraps never "roll" nicely.

Happy Tuesday, dear :) :)

Anonymous said...

i really want to get those lavash wraps- they sound really delicious! & that cake dessert seems legitimate to me :)


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Cake for dinner??

SUCH a great idea :-)

Katie ♥ said...

You are so sweet!! U are one of my faves too, and I love ya more because your lovers name is Mike too, hahaha!!!!!

U need to try the breakfast dish, its good!!!!

Love ya girl!!! xoxo U made my night with your sweet comment!!!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

I want cake for dinner! I bet my girls would get a kick out of it!!

Mari said...

Hey mansana!!! yums that cake din din looks really good!

I have to look for that eggplant garlic spread the next time I go to TJ's...that wrap looked delish

I hope you are having a kick ass workout (as I type this lol)

Anonymous said...

oh SNAP that is one ballin wrap!! you go girl!!

lynn @ the actors diet said...

cake for dinner? yes please!!!