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Chocolate Runner’s

Stir-fry Salad


Delicious Veggies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

-Broccoli, 2 Cups

-Mushrooms, 2 Cups

-Carrots, 2

-Onions, 1

-Garlic

-Sugar Snap Peas, 1 Cup

-1 T Soy Sauce

-1/4 cup Olive Oil

-Salt & Pepper to taste

-Optional Veggies: Sweet potatoes, Butternut squash, Green beens, etc.

-Optional other: Brown rice Tofu

All veggies chopped into bite sized pieces prior to cooking


Step-By-Step Directions:


1. Steam Broccoli and Sugar Snap Peas

 

 

Broccoli and Sugar Snap Peas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Saute Carrots and mushrooms in 1 T oil for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper.

 

 

 

Carrots and Mushrooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. In a separate pan, saute onions and garlic in 1 T oil for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper.

 

 

Onions and Garlic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Add the broccoli and sugar snap peas to the carrots and mushrooms.

 

Stir-Fry Veggies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Add any of the optional veggies that you wish.

6. Add the onions, garlic, remaining oil, and soy souce.

7. Enjoy!

My Plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m about to go outside for an afternoon run. I’m home from college for the weekend, which is why I was able to make this amazing stir-fry salad this morning! LOL

I also made Lemony Brussel Sprouts


Crispy Brussel Sprouts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemony Brussel Sprouts:

2 cups Brussel Sprouts, Frozen, unthawed

2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

½ Squeezed Fresh Lemon

½ Teasponn salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Layout Brussel Sprouts on a baking sheet
  3. Pour olive oil, lemon juice, and salt even over the brussel sprouts and spread around
  4. Bake 30-45 minutes or until browned while turning them every 15 minutes
  5. Enjoy fresh from the oven!

I got a new turtle named ‘Pistachio.’ It’s nickname is Pizzazz, it is a red-eared turtle, and can live up to 40 years!

 

 

Pistachio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the turtle bank that she loves:

The Package

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last but not least, Healthy Chocolate Cupcake recipe, COMING SOON!

Healthy Chocolate Cupcake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a good weekend!

-Chocolate Coated Runner

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Today my workout on the treadmill looked something like this:

(All on an incline of 3.0)

 

Minutes MPH
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3.5
6 3.5
7 4.5
8 4.5
9 4.5
10 6.5
11 4.5
12 4.5
13 6.5
14 4.5
15 4.5
16 6.5
17 4.5
18 4.5
19 7
20 4.5
21 4.5
22 7
23 4.2
24 4.2
25 6.5
26 4.3
27 4.4
28 4.5
29 7
30 4.1
31 4.5
32 7.5
33 4.4
34 4.3
35 7.5
36 3
37 3
38 3
39 3
40 5.5
41 6
42 6
43 4
44 4.2
45 4.3
46 4.4
47 4.5
48 5
49 6.8
50 3
51 3
52 3
53 3.5
54 3.6
55 3.5
56 4.5
57 4.5
58 4.5
59 5
60 7

Then, I did a 15 minute cool-down walk, on an incline ranging from 4.0-8.0. Also, earlier in the day I walked about a mile outside.

Tomorrow, I plan on fitting in some weight training, ab exercises, and yoga stretches.

Check out another treadmill workout here.

I am looking forward to this weekend; party, semi-formal, hang out with my boyfriend until monday. It’s going to be a blast!

What are your plans for the weekend?

Me 🙂

(I thought this post would be lonely without a picture lol)

Last but not least,

Song of the Day: I Won’t Give up by Jana Kramer


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Today and yesterday I got nothing a lot done: had a bunch of classes, did homework, went tanning, hung out with friends, and went to the gym which is a typical weekday for me.

Tomorrow I plan on going to class and possibly the health center since my throat and ears have been hurting for almost a week straight. I’ll also go to the gym (I’m thinking possible treadmill workout??), paint my nailshomework, straighten hair, laundry, and some other stuff.

I’m thinking of this being something close to this order: homework, nails, laundry, class, gym, shower, do hair, homework, then we’ll see what happens

Yesterday I had a LARA BAR in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Flavor

Apparently, one bar contains 1/2 serving of fruit and I’m pretty sure that they are raw.

Some of the other flavors are Carrot Cake, Chocolate CoconutCashew Cookie (this one has only 2 ingredients), and Banana Bread

 

Question of the Day: What are your favorite Larabar flavors?

 

Today I tried Newman’s Own Organic Peanut Butter Cups for a snacky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They tasted like healthful chocolate bites and I liked that they are a high quality chocolate product

 

Happy Thursday!

XOXO
Chocolate-Coated Runner

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Thanks for the compliments on my new side-bangs! I am enjoying my new look so far.

Today my work-out looked like this:

1. Arm weights for 30 minutes

(triceps, shoulders, lower/upper back, etc.)

2. CC Runner Treadmill workout:

Minutes 1& 2: Walk at 3.0 mph with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 3 & 4: Jog at 4.5 mph with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 5 & 6: Run at 6.5 with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 7 & 8: Jog at 4.4 mph with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 9 & 10: Run at 6.5 with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 11 & 12: Jog at 4.3 mph with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 13 & 14: Run at 6.5 with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 15 & 16: Jog at 4.2 mph with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 17 & 18: Run at 6.5 with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 19 & 20: Jog at 4.1 mph with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 21 & 22: Run at 6.5 with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 23 & 24: Jog at 4.0 mph with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 25 & 26: Run at 6.5 with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 27 & 28: Jog at 4.5 mph with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 29 & 30: Run at 6.5 with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 31 & 32: Jog at 4.5 mph with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 33 & 34: Run at 6.5 with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 35 & 36: Jog at 4.5 mph with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 37 & 38: Run at 6.7 with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 39 & 40: Jog at 4.5 mph with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 41 & 42: Run at 6.8 with a 3.0 incline

Minutes 42 – 45: Walk 3.0 mph with a 3.0 incline (Phew!)

I found this treadmill workout very satisfying (Runners know what I mean!!)

3. Ab Workout:

Some Front & Side planks, Hip exercises, Butterfly crunches, Sissors, Superman, etc.


Munchies:

Salad with Annie’s vegan dressing:

Dressed Salad with carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, and feta!

It’s simple and quick to make!
Just combine: tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, olives, cheese (any kind), croutons, and vegan dressing!

Check out my other salad recipe here


Here is some sauteed veggies with rice (Snow peas, peppers, onions, and carrots)

Sauteed Veggies

 

Greens Chocolate Energy Bar (from Whole Foods):

Protein Bar

Ingredients

Questions of the day: What is your fav treadmill workout and quick veggie dishes?

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I got side-bangs


I am having a pretty good week so far including snowfall, nice work-outs, interesting classes, homework completed, and spent time & talked on the phone with my man 🙂

I got bangs for the first time in my life:

Me!

Any plans for this weekend??

There are going to be more snowfalls near me this weekend which = more cuddling, hot beverages, blankets, and more good stuff!  ❤

 

Check out my workout from today here.

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