Solid Workout & Strong Dinner

by Meg on October 24, 2011


After a wonderful walk back to my car with Laura from the hospital- I had the exercise bug bad!  So I hooked Luna up in her harness and dragged Dave at the door for a ‘family run.’

I was so jazzed when we got back I got in a home strength workout.

3x sets each of:

  • pushups
  • plank
  • shoulder press
  • triceps kickbacks
  • lunges
  • squats
  • biceps curls

Afterwards I was ready for dinner! Smile

On the menu tonight:

Black Beans & Sausage(adapted from Food Everyday)


2 cups of quinoa, cooked

2x 15 oz. cans of black beans(rinsed and drained)
1 package of turkey kielbasa, diced
2x shallots, diced
2x cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup of hard cider(I used Harpoon)
2 cups of low sodium chicken stock
4x carrots, diced
3/4 cup of parsley, minced
1 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil
Plain Greek yogurt

Heat olive oil in the pan and add the turkey kielbasa. Cook for 5-7 minutes on medium heat until the meat is browned. Take out the kielbasa. Add the hard cider and let bubble for 1 minute. Add the shallots, garlic, and carrots. Cook for 3 minutes on medium heat. Add the chicken stock,and black beans,bring to a boil. Add the kielbasa back in and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the parsley. Enjoy on top of quinoa with a dollop of Greek yogurt on top. Serves: 4.


The parsley adds a wonderful round flavor to this meal.


Tell me what you think of this one Smile


Emily @ A Cambridge Story October 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Mmm looks hearty and perfect for these dark dark evenings! I should sub turkey kielbasa for chicken sausage sometime.

EA-The Spicy RD October 24, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Looks delicious to me! I was also reading about your gluten-free dining experience at your conference…how wonderful to have so many gluten-free options!

Judy October 30, 2011 at 7:15 pm

There is a critical shortage of informative artclies like this.

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