Monday, May 26, 2008

Golf Course Snacks

Yes I golf. I started a few years ago and have come to love being outside on the courses trying to hit this little white ball around, to make it go into a hole. I took lessons from the beginning so I've learned properly and Chris is very patient so we've had a lot of fun over the last couple of years playing together!

I do think there needs to be a little refinement in the food and beverage aspect of the game though.
18 holes takes between 4 and 5 hours and I like to walk versus taking a cart, (when we're allowed to), so I get maximum exercise. I like to eat every 3-4 hours - it's important - it's keeps blood sugar balanced and metabolism going smoothly. This poses a problem on the golf course unless I take an apple and/or a protein bar to snack on.

I understand that for many people golf can be about the beverages (beer) and the food (mayo-laden tuna or egg sandwiches and/or chili dogs) but I do believe there needs to be some healthier options. How about some green tea for those cold mornings? How about roasted veggies on spelt bread? How about a little mix of unroasted almonds and walnuts and some fresh fruit?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sore Muscles

Wow we're sore today....

Chris and I started painting the house yesterday. We had a relaxing morning having breakfast and reading the newspapers at a cute little place in Roncesvalles and then trekked over to Home Depot and Benjamin Moore for painting supplies and paint. The painting process didn't start off well ... we dropped a gallon of paint out of the back seat of the car and onto the garage floor. I thought it would be fun to paint together .... Let's just say that after painting for 4 hours we called it quits and there may be a call to College Pro Painters in the near future.

This morning we popped into RPM Studio for our Sunday morning spinning class. We were sore from yesterday but decided to still go and get some exercise. Now it's early Sunday evening and I've taken some Arnica orally, rubbed some Traumeel into my thighs and am going to take an epsom salt bath tonight. I'll be as good as new for tomorrow's adventures.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Veggies and Quinoa Not a Meal?

Just finished eating dinner....

Chris and I talked this morning about what we had in our fridge to put together for dinner tonight so we didn't have to go to the store after work. I said we could bake the brussel sprouts in a touch of dijon mustard and olive oil, have the beets in the freezer from my parents garden they recently brought over and some quinoa.

So when we got home we quickly prepared everything and there was some grumblings from the other side of the table that there was 3 "sides" for dinner and no "main". It was really tasty and really fast to prepare.

Quinoa is my favourite grain - it's the grain with the highest amount of protein and has great calcium and magnesium content as well - AND it definitely can be considered a complete meal when served with just veggies. Maybe next time to satisfy everyone we'll put some lentils(or sausage!) in the mix... maybe that will makes all the troops happy!