Getting fit is tough if you’re not fuelling your body with the right things. Veggies, fruits, protein and fibre are really important when you’re mapping out your workouts throughout the week.
Do you plan your menus ahead of time?
I’m so thankful for Bridget at Crosby’s Molasses. Not only does she have a great blog where she posts recipes (not all healthy, haha) but she also contributes recipes and commentary to KV Style biweekly.
Note: One of my favourite soup recipes EVER came from Bridget. Last I heard it was being made for a great aunt in Pennsylvania!
When Bridget heard I was committing to showing my face at the gym during the week – she offered up a 30th birthday (yes… that’s coming up quite soon) celebration meal plan! Thanks, Bridget!
Now, who will volunteer to cook it for me?
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If I was to make you a special dinner in honour of your twin milestones — 30th birthday and 30 under 30 challenge success — this is what I’d prepare:
I’d make you the deeply delicious molasses glazed mushrooms stuffed with feta and herbs. They’re flavourful and meaty and can be paired with all sorts of yummy side dishes.
As a side I’d make you a wild rice and barley pilaf. It’s full of fibre and flavour. I make it with hulled barley from Speerville Flour Mill. It’s way more flavourful and nutritious than pot or pearl barley. The dressing is full of aromatic spices so it’s a little exotic. You could substitute brown rice for the barley.
For a salad I’d go with simple greens tossed with a walnut molasses dressing. There’s nothing like the taste of walnut oil (except may be hazelnut oil)
I’m all about loading up on fresh veggie sides this time of year after a winter of roasted vegetables. If you’re game for a beet version (my favourite) I bet you’d love my beet and carrot slaw with tart apple.
So for dessert it’s a bit of a toss up. Would you want to be restrained but still have a delicious treat?
(The answer is yes!)
Apple spice muffin cake. This is a lovely cake that’s not too sweet, includes applesauce and has a beautiful crumb (texture). If you have it I’d use half whole wheat pastry flour from Speerville Flour Mill. It adds so much flavour. Serve the cake with lightly sweetened Greek yogurt.
So there you have it, a celebration meal for someone who has great reason to celebrate.
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Thank you so much, Bridget!
I honestly can’t wait to eat that beet salad. YUM.
Bridget and the folks at Crosby’s Molasses are offering up four tickets to Chansongs with Mary Stewart and Les Hay Babies this Sunday at the Imperial Theatre (but 4 vouchers for a beverage!)
Want to go? Enter below: