Wednesday, February 15, 2012
WIAW & Spicy Black Bean Soup
It's that time of the week again! What I ate Wednesday! Since this month is veggie themed I of course have lots to share!! I took Valentine's Day off this year for a "mental health day." And boy, was it needed. Between getting my MBA, working full time, and blogging I am stressed to say the least. A day to myself where I could do whatever I wanted sounded amazing. I ended up getting a hot stone massage ( OMG) and got all of the knots I accumulated from the past few months kneaded out! Gosh, did that feel good. After that, I spent the whole day lounging, watching T.V and I even got an oil change. My awesome husband even came home early from work before he had class so we could hang out! SCORE!
As for what I ate today....
Breakfast: Greek Yogurt with Kashi cereal and honey( my new favorite breakfast)
Snacks: Yellow Peppers, guacamole and chips,wine,cucumber water ( my new favorite thing.)Apparently, when you get knots taken out you need to drink lots of water to flush out the lactic acid. I drank like five glasses of this amazing cucumber-lemon water. I need to recreate this at home.
Lunch: A big,huge amazing bowl of spaghetti with olive oil and cheese. Sorry folks, I ate it too fast and forgot to take a picture!
Dinner: Spicy Black Bean Soup. This soup is amazing. It is hearty, spicy, and delicious. Black beans are really good for you and they have a ton of fiber, which means you stay fuller,longer. Did I mention it is super easy to put together, but you would never know! After this soup simmered I went at it with an immersion blender to make it thicker. If you have a blender,use it! I topped i with greek yogurt,cilantro, and low fat cheddar cheeseHere is the recipe I followed from Bon Appetit Magazine: