As I sit down to write this post I realize how boring my day was. However, this morning I broke the treadmill. Well not really. I was running and then I heard a sound. Suddenly the treadmill belt started to fold in like techtonic plates and then it ripped down the middle. Needless to say I was able to stop it before more damage was done and prior to me getting hurt. I was only 1.5 miles into my run though! I got on the recumbent bike which I hate with a passion and went just over 8 miles. 45 minutes total. Some random ab exercises were performed but after the treadmill fiasco I was pretty much fed up.
Meals today were nothing special. I was particularly hungry at dinner so after my PB and J I had some carrots and a little cereal for dessert.
This is turning into less of a food post than a short post about my failed exercise morning. So to turn this around:
Southwest Veggie Bake:
3/4 cup uncooked brown rice
1 1/2 cup water
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (11oz) can Mexicorn, drained
1 (10oz) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can sliced ripe olive
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a saucepan, bring rice and water to a boil. Cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes. In a bowl, combine beans, corn, tomatoes, salsa, and rice. Transfer to a baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and top with onions and olives. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Let rest for 5-10 minutes.
This actually works really well stuffed into tortillas or eaten as just a side dish with some sort of Tex-Mex meal. You could also add some vegan cheese but I like this as is.