I told you recently I began a new good health routine at my gym. For two weeks, I have gone on M-W-F (6X) to work with two trainers. We have done a 30 minute routine working each day and they are designed to work with weights and improve Conditioning-Strength-Flexibility. Why do I do this? Because I Matter ….and My Health Matter!
They are intense exercises….and, for me, very intense. I have required a few modifications, but been able to do more than I thought I would. I need you to know I work out with 6-8 people…I am oldest, I am the largest, and a few of them train to do Spartan races (insane!). But, they are very patient and encouraging with me. My two biggest problems since I began are fatigue and hunger. On the days, I work out, I am starving and since I work out at 5 AM, I often go to work tired. But, I hope to build up my stamina, get rid of some inches, strengthen my bones, and finally get control of a healthy lifestyle.
Since, the work out I longer, I need more of a grab and go breakfast, so I decided to try this recipe. While I was cooking this, I also made a zucchini noodle dish on the side to take for lunch at work. I prefer the largest meal at lunch, and to eat light in the evening.
1 large cauliflower (or about 3 cups riced cauliflower)
6 oz. diced ham (Pam’s version: Chicken and Apple Sausage)
1/2 c. baby spinach (Pam’s version: Chopped Spinach)
1/2 c. finely chopped onion
5 Eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp. garlic powder (Pam’s version: Minced garlic, sea salt)
1 c. shredded Cheddar
Pinch cayenne pepper
Freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a box grater or in a food processor, grate cauliflower and transfer to a large bowl. Place cauliflower in paper towels or cheesecloth and wring out any excess water.
- Add eggs, cheddar cheese, garlic powder and whisk until combined. Fold in cheddar cheese, ham, spinach and onion. Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray, then fill each one about two-thirds full. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until lightly golden
As you can see, I made a few modifications to the recipe to make it my own. My first time to make it, I put in too much cauliflower rice, and the muffins did not really stick together. So, I made it again and put it in a muffin pan…that worked great. I ate two and was very full…so I think these will do what I want them to next week. We will see.
I cooked the Chicken & Apple Sausage in a little Olive Oil. When I removed it, I put some of the remaining onion garlic in the pan…cooked it until the onion was clear…added some zucchini noodles…cooked until softer and then added the remaining meat. I will take that for lunch a couple of days next week.
If I can make myself cook over the weekends, I think I can combat the hunger that sets in after the M-W-F work outs! I am going for a lifestyle change…not a diet…a way to eat that is healthy and natural. Stay tuned for more reports!
Would anyone like to share any healthy lunch ideas to take to work? Please share………………….and
I found some great kitchen items in the slide show below…a few on sale!