I have a tendency to get complacent with what I eat and I don’t venture out beyond my staples. I think this leads to my boredom with this lifestyle. Instead, I’m choosing to be proactive and doing my best to combat that boredom that looms overhead. Lately I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen with different foods that I normally wouldn’t eat. For instance, I don’t usually eat tomatoes because I don’t like their texture, but I’ve incorporated tomatoes in almost every dish this week. Another thing I rarely eat is red bell pepper. If I have it, it’s chopped up and in a fajita or something similar. A couple of days ago, I decided to have stuffed peppers. I’ve never had this before because the idea of eating an almost intact pepper never appealed to me. I realize that this mentality has to go and I must either be open to new things, or I’m going to have to pay for it later.
So what did I do? I made the stuffed peppers last night and I’m having them today! I’m really excited about this. I hope they turned out well, and that I truly enjoy them because I would love to add something new to my list of meals. As for the recipe, I adapted this one from skinnytaste. I did not add the corn out of personal preference, but you most certainly can. I also added spinach to mine because there’s no such thing as too much spinach. Here’s what my version looks like:
You should definitely visit her site for a prettier and more visually appetizing picture. The recipe is really easy to follow and it doesn’t take long to make this. I actually worked out while this was baking, which leads me to the other thing I want to share…
It’s day three of my third week and I’ve decided to amp up my workouts. I’ve increased the intensity of my workouts as well as their length. Back in March/April, I was able to handle two hours of exercise and come out well and energized enough to do the same thing three more times that week. My body isn’t there yet, and so I have to slowly get myself there again. The first two weeks, I worked out 5 days per week for 30 minutes. This week, I’m up to 45 minutes and I’m feeling great at the end of the workouts. Of course, in the morning it’s a different story, but I power through the soreness anyway. Sooner or later, my body won’t ache after 45 minutes and I’m looking forward to that.
Well, that’s enough from me today. I have so much to do, most of which is not fun but it has to get done. I’ll most likely update later with what I think about the peppers but if I don’t, don’t take it as an indication of what I think about them. If I don’t come back tonight I hope y’all have a fun, healthy, and safe weekend.
*Edit: I’ve eaten both halves. I hope that says enough, but in case it doesn’t–these are definitely going to be made again. I highly recommend them. They’re very filling and delicious! Go to her site and get the recipe. You will not be disappointed.
Until next time,
- Stuffed peppers with meat and vegetables (glutenfreerecipessimple.wordpress.com)
- Workout length (coreyschroeder.wordpress.com)
- Sausage Stuffed Red Bell Peppers (Paleo, Whole30) (onmywaytohealth.wordpress.com)
- Vegetarian Stuffed Baked Peppers (chefceaser.wordpress.com)
- Beef and Rice Stuffed Tomatoes (thediabetickitchen.wordpress.com)