I want to start off by saying HAPPY FRIDAY!! I am ready to kick off my shoes, pull on a bathing suit, and relax by the pool all weekend. I look forward to this day all week. Sometimes sitting behind a desk all week can make me a little crazy.
Now to my wonderful recipe
Growing up I was a huge fan of potatoes. Some might say I was a little obsessed with potatoes , like my dad. Just a funny story about that on this rainy, cold Friday. One night he had taken my brothers, sister and I out to eat to a buffet (my mom was out of town for some reason) probably so he didn't have to cook :). Anyways I go to fill my first plate up and I get a huge roll and a half a plate of mashed potatoes. I eat that then go back for a little bit more of the tasty mashed potatoes and when I finish that as I get up to go have my final plate (probably mashed potatoes) my dad says " Melissa if you get mashed potatoes again and not something healthy you are going to get a spanking". So I listened to what he said went and got a plate and this time I got a baked potato. I came back to the table and he said" Melissa what did I tell you". I looked at him very seriously as said "what daddy you said I couldn't get mashed potatoes. " haha This story always makes me laugh. Now days I can't eat mashed potatoes for every meal or I would be as big as a house. I probably haven't had a potato well since I started my healthy living lifestyle. Now I do miss them but I like my skinny jeans better. So I decided to find something that would help my potato craving. Boy did I. Before I found this recipe I had never even heard of this veggie. It is a called rutabaga. Right? Weird name I know. So I went to the grocery story and picked one and came home to try out this new recipe.
What you will need
any seasoning you like on potatoes ( I used garlic, Italian seasoning and paprika)
a peeler ( to peel the outside)
a VERY sharp knife
Preheat oven to 400"
Start by peeling off the outer layer.
After completely peeled, get ready for an arm workout. These things are tough to cut.
I ended up having to microwave for a few minutes to soften it up because I clearly didn't have a sharp enough knife.
Once you finally get it cut up put on baking sheet and add your seasoning and cooking spray (some people add olive oil but I think that is just extra calories)
Once everything is added put in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes ( flipping halfway through)
Once they are golden brown and crispy, let cool and......
enjoy your " I can't believe there not potatoes"
All I have to say about today's workout is, wheeewww, this girl is sore.
Week 1 Workout 4
Treadmill: 15 minutes- incline 15 and 3.5 mph the 4 minutes jogging at 4.5 mph then ended with 1 minutes of 5.5 mph.
25 sit ups
25 mountain climbers
25 leg raises
1 minute plank
(I repeated this 3 times)
Post workout smoothie: handful of spinach, 2 tablespoons of pb, 1 banana, 2 ice cubes and a cup of almond milk
Breakfast: 2 eggs with skim cheese and a teaspoon of sugar free syrup
Snack: homemade hummus and broccoli
Lunch: Romaine lettuce, skim cheese, tuna and hot sauce as dressing
snack: mixed nuts
Dinner: homemade Skinny Mozzarella Sticks
64 days no diet mountain dew- 18 days no soda