Monday, July 20, 2009

Preparing for the clean week ahead

Hey everyone! How are you all doing? Is it Monday already? I had a very nice weekend, and I hope you all did too.

Yesterday was a rest day for me, no workout. I know my body needs these rest days and that they are just as important for my progress as the actual workout days, but I gotta say that yesterday, I kinda missed working out...HA! Never thought I'd ever hear THAT come out of my mouth :D

My dd and dgd came over and spent the day with us. We swam, bbq'd, watched a movie, swam some more, went to the farmer's market, grocery shopped, came home and fixed dinner. Got to say, that it wasn't the best day for me in the clean eating department. I had a couple extra things I shouldn't have. I am allowing myself one cheat meal each week, but I kinda went a little overboard. Can't be doing that or I'll start wheel spinning...and that will not happen. So, back to the task at hand.

Got some great items at the farmer's market yesterday and also at the grocery store. My fridge is stocked and ready to rock it out this week in the clean eating department!

I roasted up some chickpeas yesterday afternoon. These ones were spicy onion flavor..nice and crunchy and tasty little devils they are. My friend Neat turned me on to them. Ever try them? Here's the how to...

First gather your ingredients...
*Olive oil spray
*Extra virgin Olive Oil
*Can of Garbanzo beans
*Sea salt
*Onion powder
*Cayenne Pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and prepare baking sheet by spraying lightly with Olive oil spray

Drain and rinse off Garbanzo beans then blot dry with paper towel. Put in large mixing bowl. Pour about 1 TBL or so of EVOO over beans then stir to coat well.

Spread on baking sheet then sprinkle with Onion powder, sea salt, and cayenne pepper

Place in pre-heated oven and roast for about 45 minutes...stirring halfway through roasting time. I like to roast mine a little longer because I like them nicely browned and crunchy.

Cool completely, then store in zip lock bag

Don't they look scrumptious? Reach for these instead of chips when you get the munchies :D

I've already got my workout in for today. Did PC1 this morning. Worked Bis and tris... with lots of weighted squats and lunges...done very ssslllooowwwly...I might add :D

Had this as my post workout fuel-up...Ice, Unsweetened almond milk, Whey protein powder (26 gms), 1/2 large banana, 2 handfulls spinach, 1 TBL ground golden flax seed....



  1. Thanks for the recipe! I never thought to roast chickpeas before!

  2. Those chickpeas look great. Thanks for the recipe. I will have to try that. Your eats may not have been the best yesterday but it sounds like you had an awesome time with the fam.! Have a great Monday.


  3. Roasted chick peas are da bomb! I haven't made them in a while... now you've got the rocks in my head moving around.

    We all have days like that, sometimes it's good to fall off course because it reminds you of how good you feel when you do all the right things.

  4. Oh! Thanks for the inspiration! I've never tried roasted chickpeas. Sounds fantastic. I'm all over it.

  5. thank you so so so much for this recipe! I have always wanted to try roasting chickpeas!