Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Beans Beans Good For Your Heart

Happy hump day everyone! It's What I Ate Wednesday! 

I had no idea, but apparently one of my summer staples is beans. Lots and lots of beans. I was going through what I ate this past week and I'm finding them in at least one of my meals a day. Here are some of the things I've been eating lately:

An new breakfast idea from Peanut Butter Fingers, geek yogurt pancakes.  Two of my favorite things put together in one dish.
Blueberry Chobani, 2 egg whites and 1/2 cup oatmeal all blended up and made into 4 pancakes.

For lunch today I had a big salad...with a black bean salsa on top!

For dinners this week I made this bbq bean and chicken sausage dish.
In the mix: 4 links of chicken sausage chopped, two cans of cannellini beans rinsed and drained, several handfuls of chopped kale, bbq sauce!  This dish was delish! I've been having it for lunches throughout the week as well.

I also had some frozen chicken and bean chili in the fridge from a few weeks ago.

I think this is when I started to realize that the bean thing was starting to get out of hand.  But that's not where it ended. We also need beans for dinner! 

I finally tried chocolate covere's katie's chocolate chip blondies.  I've been eyeing these babies up for a while. And the reason why is the main ingredient: chickpeas!!
1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup ground flax
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor until smooth.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Spread in a greased 8x8 and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  The results...amazing. No joke these are delicious.

I myself would never be able to tell that these were made with beans.  But, then again I don't have the most sophisticated taste buds. If it has chocolate in it, I will probably be eating it haha.

Workout wise I have been trucking away this week! I ran 4.5 miles on Monday and 3.25 miles on Tuesday.  Today we had a double header at volleyball and I am wiped out.
From my run yesterday:

Tomorrow I'll do 3 more and some abs and arms work and I'm hoping to get in either 9 or 10 miles on Saturday.  Matt and I arre also thinking of driving into philly to check out the race route if we have time.  We'll see.


  1. Those pancakes look killer! I can't wait to give them a try :)

    Thanks for sharing...and Happy WIAW!

  2. Love all your workouts. Your awesome girl :) Oh and your dinner looks delicious!!!

    1. Thanks! I love searching the internet for new workouts. I get bored really easily so I have to try and keep things interesting!

  3. I have made those blondies in the past. Simply amazing! I can't eat chocolate right now though, so I've been trying to come up with a creative bread/blondie recipe to fill the void :)

    1. I think she also makes a similar recipe for snickerdoodle blondies without the chocolate chips and with some spices added if you want to give that a try.