Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Salad and Weekly Meals and Workouts

I made a big bowl of my “Summer Salad,” and it will make an appearance in numerous lunches and dinners this week. I had originally planned on using fresh corn and cooking my own beans, but it didn’t happen. Next time…

Summer Salad 

  • 2 cans black beans
  • 2 cans corn
  • 2 cucumbers, diced
  • 7 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup edamame
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Directions: Mix all ingredients together and let salad marinade for at least 30 minutes before eating it.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10

Weekly Menu: 

Meal 1: Vegetable fried rice and summer salad
Meal 2: Organic hot dogs made with grass-fed, local beef and summer salad
Meal 3: Korean spicy cold noodles with lots of cucumbers and carrots (my own version of naengmyeon)
Meal 4: Teriyaki glazed salmon and a salad

Jenn from Girl Heroes also plans meals, and her husband created a cool meal planning sheet that I wanted to share with you. I printed out my own copy.

Click here to read Jenn’s post and to get your own copy. I love that Jenn always reminds us that we all are girl (as well as boy) heroes! How great to have that message on a meal planning sheet!


Tuesday: Barre workout
Wednesday: Long hike
Thursday: Weight workout
Friday: Yoga and HIIT

Questions: What meals are on your menu this week? What’s your favorite summer workout? I’m looking forward to adding some swimming to my workouts.

Be well,