Happy Monday! This weekend was a whirlwind. Although I had off on Friday for summer hours, I spent the day running outside, doing errands and going to my internist for a checkup. Besides talking about the usual, my knee has started to bother me lately, so I wanted to get her thoughts. Like I suspected, she thought my runner’s knee was creeping up on me again (I started having problems with this last year while training for a half marathon, but it went away after I took a break from running after the race).
Needless to say, although I’ve been working out like crazy, my diet has been less than stellar (especially on the weekends where we are much more social). My solution is clean eating during the week – more fruits and vegetables, whole grains and less sweets!
Last night, I cleaned out our fridge to make a pasta salad for today’s lunch. This is a great on-the-go meal that you can assemble once and eat for days on end.
This pasta salad is a great way to use some odds n’ ends veggies in your fridge. Here’s the recipe:
Clean the Fridge Pasta Salad
Makes 4 servings
2 cups leftover spiral pasta (whole wheat or enriched pasta preferred)
½ cup shelled edamame
¼ cup sliced black olives
2 cups shredded red cabbage
1 sweet banana pepper, diced
1 tablespoon imitation bacon bits
1/3 cup Newman’s Own Light Caesar salad dressing
Crumbled goat cheese for garnish
Mix everything together in a large bowl and refrigerate. Ta da!
Question: How do you get back on the horse after a weekend of indulgent eating? And for those of you with runner’s knee, any advice?