My alarm went off way to early this morning. I was really comfy and deep asleep. I had the instant urge to turn it off and sleep forever. However, a little kitten with a loud meow also heard the alarm and was not about to let me forget it. Snoozing is not snoozing with a constant voice outside your door, so I let her in for a cuddle before finally dragging myself out of bed. Despite being tired, I wasn’t about to miss this morning’s outdoor run. A quick look at my phone confirmed that it was indeed 40 degrees at 6:15AM. By the time I hit the road at 6:45, the sun was starting to rise. I hit the trail which was a mix of melted snow and ice. It was kind of like doing intervals as I walked across the slippery ice. I was so excited to be back outside and it felt almost like spring. I had a few quick minutes to shower and get ready for work. I was actually excited for my lunch today, so much more fun than my usual PB&J. Yesterday, I made this quinoa and edamame salad from Oxygen Magazine.
I subbed in veggie broth for the carrot juice (because believe it or not, carrot juice is kind of hard to find).
The salad turned out amazing and it is PACKED with protein.
Here is the recipe from Oxygen. I added in some chili powder too. Just make the quinoa and then stir in the other ingredients. Dried cranberries would be a good addition too.
To go with my salad, I made Mama Pea’s Mmmm Sauce.
I have read about the sauce on tons of blog, but never thought to try it. It was super easy to make and the perfect addition to my salad.
The sauce stores in the refrigerator for a week and can go with anything. Once you try it, you’ll totally understand!
I packed my salad and sauce with a pita for lunch today. I must say that this lunch was real good, a definite repeat. I shared some of the sauce with my vegetarian coworker. She ate hers with pasta and veggies and was a big fan too. No pictures from the lunch table today because I’m not sure how I would explain that one to my coworkers.
What fun recipes have you been making for lunch?
Anyone been out running and enjoying this ‘heat wave’?