So remember how I told you in my Portobello Egg Cups post that I often overcook my eggs? Well, let me tell you another way that I am not perfect. I meant to include some arugula in this Zucchini Egg Bake and completely forgot it. I would have gone ahead and made this again to include the arugula, but this tastes great with or without it! I like my recipes to be adaptable depending on what ingredients you have on hand and like, so this is a great example of that. This recipe can really be adapted based on your vegetable preferences. Feel free to through in spinach or other leafy greens. I wouldn’t suggest adding watery vegetables like tomatoes since the zucchini already has a lot of water content.
- 2 large zucchinis, grated
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1 cup arugula, ripped into small pieces
- ½ cup almond meal
- ½ cup quinoa, cooked
- 1 large white onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 thin slices turkey ham, chopped
- 5 eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine grated zucchini, grated carrot, arugula, almond meal and quinoa in a large mixing bowl.
- In a pan, add olive oil and cook onions until translucent. Remove onions and add to mixing bowl.
- Add ham to the same pan and cook until slightly browned. Add to mixing bowl.
- In a small bowl, lightly whisk eggs, add salt and pepper to taste, and add to the mixing bowl.
- Combine all ingredients in the mixing bowl until well coated. Add to a greased 9x13” baking dish.
- Cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
My October Fitness Intentions
Let’s start with yoga…
While here in Mexico, I have been using the online class database YogaGlo to keep me up to date with my yoga practice. It is great because I can choose the time of day of the class, the length of the class, the style of yoga, and the teacher! I can even choose a class based on what I want to focus on that day- back bends, arm balances, full body, etc. Using an online database for my classes instead of going to a studio does remove the community aspect a bit and means I have to stay much more accountable for actually doing the yoga. Last week I took a quick 30 minute class with Kathryn Budig (who is quickly becoming a major girl crush of mine) called “Better Than Coffee”. It is meant to be an energizing sequence for the morning, and although I did the class in the afternoon it made me feel stretched out and ready to go in a short amount of time. This class sparked in me the desire to make an October yoga intention- I will wake up every morning and do 30 minutes of yoga to start my day. I currently do yoga about three times a week in addition to strength training and cardio at the gym, but I often feel stiff and sore in the mornings. I am going to do the “Better Than Coffee” class throughout October so that I can see any growth or changes over the month. It is definitely going to be difficult for me since I like my sleep, but I know I am going to feel so accomplished each morning!
In addition to my October yoga intention, I am following Go Super Sisters’ Lean Halloween Challenge and Tone It Up’s Frisky Fall Challenge. For these types of challenges, I rarely follow them to a tee, but instead take a few things I like and add them to my regular fitness schedule. For the Frisky Fall challenge, I am mostly focused on reaching the goal of 100 miles before Halloween. These miles can be accomplished from walking, running, biking, the elliptical, etc. For my first week I did a mixture of walking to and from work and the supermarket, running on the treadmill, using the elliptical at the gym, and hiking. This is what my first week looked like:
|Monday||2.2+1.5||walking + running|
|Wednesday||1.9+2.1||walking + elliptical|
Are you doing any fitness challenges for the month of October or focusing on any specific intentions?