I officially hate squats.
Occasionally, Hubby acts as my personal trainer, which is usually fantastic because he makes me push myself. But the other day he had me doing squats. I guess I haven’t done squats in a while. Because first my legs turned to jelly, and then for several days I could barely walk. It took me long periods of time to do things like get off the couch and go up the stairs.
I have to say though, now that I can actually walk again I feel like those were a pretty darn good exercise. In high school I used to dance (not well – someone once told me I was gracefully bad.. as a compliment). I was really into it though, and I was in the company so I was dancing 5 nights a week or something like that. I had really strong legs, and I feel like now my legs are feeling more like they did in high school. Score!!
Moving onto food subjects, I have this habit of choosing the smallest container I think that leftovers will fit into. It is kind of a joke in our house, but I just keep doing it!! So when I went to put this one away and Hubby started laughing, I had to snap a picture and share with you guys. I am always so happy when it actually works out, like I should win something. Prizes motivate me!
Health highlight of lentils: Lentils are heart healthy, slow burning, and chock full of nutrients like iron, protein, folate, and manganese. They are one the most protein dense plant foods. One team of researchers found those who ate the most legumes (including lentils) enjoyed longer more active older age.
- 1 Shallot (minced)
- 2 tablespoons EV Olive Oil
- 1 can Lentils (drained)
- ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 5 oz (3 cups) Fresh Spinach
- ¼ cup chopped Walnuts
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- In a medium sauté pan add the shallot and oil
- Cook on medium heat until the shallots begin to soften, about 3 minutes
- Add the vinegar and bring to a boil
- Add the lentils and warm through
- Pour the lentils and dressing over the spinach, lightly toss
- Season with salt and pepper
- Top with the walnuts and serve!