One of my goals last week was to try two new recipes. I made one early on in the week and saved the other one for Saturday. The recipe involved the spiralizer, and it's always easier to do slightly more complicated recipes when I have time and I'm not starving.
I chose Spiralized Turnip and Potatoes Au Gratin from Skinnytaste.
First up, spiralizing turnips and potatoes.
Then I steeped some thyme in my milk. I was supposed to use half and half and skim milk, but I only had whole milk, which I think balances out.
I didn't take an after picture. The recipe serves six, so I divvied it up and chowed down. It was really good! I added some cut up veggies for a side, to get that bite of freshness and really enjoyed it. In fact, I liked it so much I had some for my post-run breakfast the next day. I poached an egg and had that on top for some added protein. I highly recommend this one if you've got a spiralizer!
Now to come up with two to make this week. Hmm...
Even with the holiday, I had a pretty active weekend. I ran on Saturday and Sunday, I swam on Monday, and I ran on Tuesday. This half marathon training plan seems to be working out. My long run on Sunday was interesting. My husband had a tee time, so I ran as much as I could outside, then did the last mile on the treadmill.
I am loving my early morning swimming. Monday was a true test. I didn't have to work on Monday, so getting up at 5:45 to go swim when I could have slept for another hour (if not more!) was tough. It was funny, there were actually less people at our swim today than there were at the swim on Monday. I think people celebrated a little too hard last night.
Hope you had a great holiday. Here's to kicking some July butt!