I have found us a couple of fun little "health" quizzes to do and then I've shared with you one of my favorite new recipes.
Test your fitness
My Quiz Result: You are a fit and healthy person. Keep going on in the same spirit.
Take this quiz: Test your fitness
I'm not sure that I would call myself "fit" at all. I'm definitely healthy, but I'm sure it's not the "healthy" they are talking about! Ha!
The dieting quiz
My Quiz Result: You diet at times but do not diet too much. You seem to be in balance. That is a healthy way of living.
Take this quiz: The dieting quiz
I think this result was fairly accurate. I'm not a huge dieter. When I want to lose weight I normally just watch what I'm eating and limit my calories. I cut out all the junk-food!!
I love Tabbouleh/Tabouli. Have you eaten it or heard of it? It's a Middle-Eastern salad normally made with bulger. That is the way I've always eaten it, but recently someone posted on Facebook about a Quinoa (kin-na) Tabbouleh. Quinoa is much healthier having more protein, amino acids, fiber, magnesium and iron. It is also gluten-free and easily digested.
•1 cup quinoa - rinsed
•2 cup water
•¾ - 1 cup parsley leaves, packed - washed, finely chopped
•1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved. (I made mine with beautiful Heirloom tomatoes.)
•3 green onions - thinly sliced
•1/4 c. tablespoons lemon juice
•1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
•1 tablespoon white balsamic
•2 garlic cloves - minced
•pinch of salt
1 cucumber - diced
In small sauce pan combine quinoa and water, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Allow quinoa to cool down to room temperature. In a small mixing bowl combine cooked quinoa, parsley, tomato, onions,cucumbers, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic, garlic, and salt. Once combined refrigerate in an air tight container for at least 30 minutes to combine flavors.
Let me know if you try it out! I'd love to hear if you liked it or not. We loved it!
Mrs. Albright - I met my goal last week and lost 2 pounds. Woot! My goal this week is to go to Pilates two times and do some type of cardio at the gym on another day.
What are your goals for the week? Are you able to stick with them?