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Eggs and fro-yo do a body good because I felt strong for my workout this morning 😉 It’s probably also because I have been making a conscious effort to keep drinking water at night…I hate waking up feeling dehydrated, and it happens often to me. I drink so much water during work that sometimes I dont feel like chugging it down when I get home but its a must I suppose. I did 30 minutes on the stairclimber, 30 minutes on the arctrainer and 20 minutes upper body strength training. Amusingly enough I was reading an article in the July issue of Marie Claire about the workout routines of Olympic swimmers/gymnasts/tennis players/cyclers and I was amazed…they spoke of working out from morning to night…usually broken up with strength training, food breaks, etc. I struggle to get in 20 minutes a few times a week with marathon training and these ladies get in around 2 hours a day on top of their other workouts…puts things in perspective huh? 😉

I ran out of granola to throw into my Chobani, but these almonds are almost as good…I cant believe I’ve barely touched this container, but now we are thoroughly reacquainted!

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On the agenda tonight I had two must-haves…I had to make my favorite granola and I had to utilize some quinoa for my dinner. I am happy to say I successfully achieved both! I decided to adapt this recipe and make Garlic Parmesan Spinach Quinoa!

Garlic Parmesan Spinach Quinoa:

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 small onion, diced

4 cloves of garlic

2 cups of chicken broth (veggie broth would work wonderfully too)

1 cup uncooked quinoa

1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese

In a medium pan, heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Toss in garlic and onion and saute until fragrant and onion slightly browns.

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Stir in quinoa and broth and turn the heat back up to high. Bring quinoa to a boil, then cover and turn heat to low. Simmer quinoa for around 15 minutes or until most water has absorbed. Toss in big handful of baby spinach and simmer for a few more minutes, until spinach wilts:

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Once all is mixed up, toss in parmesan and stir until melted. Enjoy 🙂

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Ohhhhh quinoa how I missed you!!

I’m a multi-tasker extraordinaire and made granola at the same time…I think this is my favoritest batch to date because it got nice and crunchy 🙂

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I have a 7 mile run on the training plan tomorrow and phew…its gonna be hot even at 5 am. 77 degrees! Not gonna lie, not looking forward to the run in the heat but we will see how it goes. 

Tell me…

What did you have for dinner tonight?

Are you a fan of almonds? Whats your favorite way to eat them?