Spending so much time in Virginia over the weekend has brought me back to my Southern roots!
I was in charge of dinner while Anthony was in charge of painting yesterday. While the walls went from white to red, our plates went from white to red, yellow, and green!
I followed this recipe for the shrimp and grits, and roasted some okra and green beans in olive oil, lemon, and s&p on the side. After a weekend of on-the-go meals, we were pretty happy to sit down and eat some real food.
According to a study featured in this Livestrong article, grits’ low glycemic response could make them a good choice for diabetics; and grits are also very high in iron. The article deems them a “healthy carbohydrate.” Of course, they don’t fall under Web MD‘s “great grains” list, nor are they on Competitor’s Best Carb Sources for Runners list… but I still think they are delicious and nutritious, especially when prepared with 1.5 cups of cheddar cheese.
The amount of sweaty Mary pictures on the internet is increasing at an alarming rate.
I don’t know what got into me but I felt like running on a treadmill today. The fitness center in Anthony’s (soon to be “our”!) apartment is pretty swanky! About one mile into my run I regretted choosing to stay indoors. But the good news about running on a treadmill is that there is a fan blowing cool breeze into your face, there are no hills, and you can push a button to make yourself go faster. Sometimes you just gotta do it.
Back to work today! Hope you had a good holiday!
- Do you eat grits/polenta? If so, what term do you use?
- Do you hate the treadmill? Do you watch TV while you run on it?
- What was the highlight of your holiday weekend?
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