Friday, October 18, 2013

#RECIPEFRIDAY: Spicy Satay Protein Bowl and Doing My Body Good!

Hooray for Friday my friends!

Has it already been 6 days since I last exercised?

Let me tell you...

I'm feeling much more refreshed after my decision to give my body a rest and...

I think it goes without saying...

I'm super happy that I chose to go through with this challenge both Nookie and I talked about during one of our runs. (We kept each other updated throughout the week in terms of how things were going, what was tough, enlightening etc..)


Not only do I feel more balanced but...

I also feel good. Really good. Overall. (SuperFit  joked this morning in telling me that perhaps it's time I get back to being physical. It had nothing to do with the fact that I danced for him like a FU in our hallway...at 530 am hehe!)

**To be honest, I feel less zombie like <---we are watching The Walking Dead so the reference to zombies seems appropriate. I'm not walking around feeling tired nor grunting as I make my way up the stairs lol**

So I think it goes without saying...

This week has taught me to be...

Much more mindFUl about giving myself a break and...

Not to second guess my need to step back and breathe. A little more deeply. (And not fear the notion of resting either!)

I mean...

We all need to catch our breath and cut ourselves a little slack!

Truth be told though...

I will still need reminders (as this exercise is still so new to me) because...

I love being on the move and...

I know that once I get going again (tomorrow) I won't want to stop!

I think my sneakers missed me and I them. A little ;)

That said (and because of that)...

I am making a promise to myself be MORE conscious about listening to my body, more profoundly! (I mean, I need to take care of my overall wellness. That is, after all, my goal. To be healthy, in every way. Both in body and mind. I owe it my overall self, really.)

So as I get back into being physical again...

I will move forward with an understanding that I need time to rest, that I need more breathers in-between and that...

By doing so...

I will be doing my body (and mind) good!

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Before I go...

Here's a quick little recipe that I've been enjoying making over here on the regular as of late!

It's a tasty bowl, it's simple and it doesn't require much!

I hope you enjoy it!

Spicy Peanut Satay Protein Bowl

by *CaNdY FiT*
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5-7 minutes
Ingredients

  • 6 Egg Whites
  • 3 tbsp PB2 (or Peanut Flour)
  • 4 tbsp Water (approx)
  • 1/2 tsp Low Sodium Soya Sauce
  • 1 tsp Garlic Chili Sauce (optional)
optional

  • Feel free to switch up the eggs for another source of protein. Such as, chicken, beef, tofu, tempeh.
  • You can also replace the PB2 with 2-3 tbsp Peanut Butter of choice
Instructions
  1. In a heated, lightly sprayed EVOO Oil fry pan, pour in the liquid egg whites
  2. Scrambled until cooked
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the PB2 with about 4 tbsp of water (until you reach your desired consistency - thick is preferred, not watery)
  4. Next, add in the soya sauce and chili paste
  5. Mix together
  6. In a separate, heated (very low heat), lightly sprayed EVOO Oil fry pan, pour in the Satay sauce
  7. Stir until warm
  8. Remove from heat
  9. Place your eggs in a bowl and top with Satay Sauce
  10. Enjoy!
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Now it's your turn!

If you have a recipe you've been making and loving...

Share it!

I can't wait to see what you've cooked up!


Have a great weekend everyone! (I'll be volunteering at the SAF and Physique Canada competitions tomorrow. I'll also be cheering on my FFA Teammates!)

Questions FU You...

Do you plan your rest days?
Plans for the weekend?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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25 comments:

  1. Gah! I can't wait to slow down and ENJOY some down time - keep it going girlie! Loving the hair!

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  2. I'm so glad you're feeling good! Like Kat, I'm so ready for down time after this marathon. Have a great weekend!

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  3. we have a big family dinner tonight and then itz watching the cardinals win the series tonight!!

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  4. bahaha, i love the dance party at 5:30am. And the hair, still rockin it!

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  5. Um, this looks yummy! And I think stepping back sometimes also helps you better appreciate things - like running or lifting or cycling. I sure hope you have a fantastic weekend.

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  6. So glad you took that much needed break. It's going to make your workouts so much more refreshing!

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  7. Great idea about doing this with tofu! Definitely going to have to try that :) happy recipe Friday... hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  8. OH MY GOODNESS! So simple and it looks SO TASTY! Am definitely going to have to try this!

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  9. Love peanut satays! Thanks for the yummy recipe. Glad the break has been good for you!

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  10. That zombie feeling is the worst! Still enjoying my break from exercises and appreciating not having to wake up at the crack of dawn. Who not that NOT exercising could make you feel better? Lots of love!

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  11. That's pretty much how I do my peanut sauce in today's recipe (from the original kabocha recipe) too! I add lime for a little acid though. It's the BEST topping, no?

    Side note: Did you know Walking Dead is shot here in ATL?

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  12. Sometimes you just need to take a break! It's hard to do but it's neccesary at time

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  13. Glad you are embracing the break- we all need those once in a while! I can't get over how much I love the new haircolor! :)

    This weekend we are going to a haunted hayride with friends, date night tomorrow and Sunday I am running with my sister in her first post-baby race!

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  14. I'm ready to relax & enjoy a quiet day tomorrow! Maybe I'll cook up a new recipe too ;)

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  15. So good to hear you had that much needed break and enjoyed it! I have my restday tomorrow and will enjoy sleeping in!

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  16. Always love the listen to the bod posts!!!! OMG, the dancing - I would think SuperFit would want more! ;)

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  17. This week I've had to completely rest my legs after my first half which has meant only two gym sessions when usually I do six. The rest has done me good as during training it was definitely starting to feel like a grind.

    So happy rest has done you good too. Loving how yummy that satay bowl looks!

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  18. Oooh - this recipe is like the afternoon version of the breakfast I've been having this week. Love it!! And I'm so glad you took a chance to rest. I already have my rest week scheduled - it's coming up in mid-December in Mexico. Can't wait!

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  19. I generally don't plan rest days, but my body tends to dictate it for me!

    LOVE that recipe idea- I love peanut in savoury dsihes! (half Asian pride!)

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  20. I love that you referenced The Walking Dead! I'm a little obsessed with that show. :)

    Glad you are recharged and ready to go! Rest really does a body good.

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  21. OMG! I cannot go a DAY WITHOUT EXERCISE! I don't know how you did it! LOL!

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  22. I love your recipes and your hair! Have I Said that?! :)

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  23. What you learned in one week is exactly how I felt after I started running again! I had no idea how tired my body was. Running on rested and refreshed legs has been amazing and I'm not going to forget what I learned. There is a reason for everything and I think I finally know why I had to go through being injured and not running.

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  24. I definitely use the weekend for break unless I am training for a run than I save Sat for my long runs. We have my oldest 7 yr birthday party in a few hours and then I will zonk out from exhausting when it's over. Hope you had fun at the competition.

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  25. I couldn’t agree more about the need to sometimes give your body a rest! It usually tells you when you really need it and by allowing it to heal it can do wonders.
    It is crazy how much energy you have when you are expending it training hard!

    Chris
    http://www.mavrocatstrength.com

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