- Avocado – good for cholesterol, good source of potassium which helps regulate blood pressure, good source of folate which is important for heart health.
- Garlic – an excellent source of manganese, a very good source of vitamin B6 and vitamin C and a good source of selenium. Good for blood pressure, platelet aggregation, and cholesterol levels.
- Honey – a natural sweetener, anti-bacterial, cough suppressant, helpful for cholesterol levels.
- Olive Oil – helpful for cholesterol levels, an anti-inflammatory, prevents bone loss.
- 1 large avocado
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 olive oil
- s&p to taste
For dinner, I cut up 8 oz chicken tenderloins, 1/2 red pepper, 1/2 yellow pepper, 2 gloves of garlic, and sauteed them with cumin, cayenne pepper, and balsamic vinegar. (Makes two servings.)
Mmm! The pineapple flavor really cooled down the spiciness of the chicken. All the flavors combined so well that cheese wasn’t necessary! I nibbled on some carrots as my side:
I’m currently snacking on a Luna Bar: Peanut Butter Cookie.
The bottom layer adds delicious creaminess:
Do you guys ever wake up starving? Lately, I have been waking up and running to the fridge. I’m trying to figure out if I’m not eating the night before or if it’s because I’m going to the gym at night and my body requires more fuel. This doesn’t happen on Mondays though – I guess I do a good job pigging out all weekend.
It seems like the days I go to the gym looking extra-rough, hair a mess, wrinkled shirt, sweating 5 minutes in, are the days w/ tons of hotties and/or people I know. Not fair! It’s only happened a couple times but stilllllll whyyyyyy? In the middle of abs I got some weird knot in my stomach and while I was laying on the floor pouring sweat, my friend suddenly stands over me saying “HI!!” Not even kidding, my response was “HI! I’m disgusting right now.” Ohhhhh the gym look is HOT.