• Guacamole & Cookies for Dinner

    May 1, 2013

    Good morning! Happy Hump Day!  :mrgreen:



    I wasn’t super hungry when I woke up yesterday morning, so I made some green juice and ate some fruit with a scoop of peanut butter.



    Not surprisingly, just a few hours later, my stomach started to grumble. I planned to go to the noon CrossFit class at my box, so I ate lunch (second breakfast?) around 10:45 to give myself a little time to digest. I reheated some Vegetarian Cottage Pie, which was especially delicious as leftovers.



    A little while later, I headed to CrossFit. My legs were sore from the previous day, but I didn’t think yesterday’s WOD would be super-duper hard. Boy, was I wrong!

    Running with a 14-pound med ball was not fun and incredibly challenging with sore quads. I was running so slow at times and even walked on the last 400. My legs were dead-tired yesterday. On a more positive note, I did all of the Toes-to-Bar! I finished the WOD in 14:55.

    For time WOD


    After CrossFit, I came home and chowed down on trail mix. I finished the bag.

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    A few hours later, Mal and I enjoyed a little happy hour action on our back porch. I made some guacamole and we broke open a bottle of wine. It was such a beautiful evening, we needed to enjoy it to its fullest!

    wine and guacamole

    Mal and I (and Murphy) sat on the porch for hours chatting about upcoming plans (Mal’s birthday party) and our addition (we’re building up).

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    When it started to get dark, we headed inside. At this point, I was going to make dinner, but I ate so much guacamole, I wasn’t really hungry. Mal agreed that he wasn’t all that hungry either, but made a comment about how I ate most of the guacamole, so he was going to make himself a sandwich. Ha! What can I say, I really like guacamole.

    While Mal and I were watching TV, I had a craving for something sweet, specifically a frosted train sugar cookie from my sister’s shower. It was calling my name from inside the kitchen cabinet!


    After I ate the train cookie, I had a few Vienna Fingers, which were also leftover from my sister’s shower. Clearly, my dinner was the picture of health.

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    Obviously, guacamole, wine, and cookies are “healthy” for the mind and soul, right?

    Question of the Day

    What’s the “healthiest” dinner you’ve ever eaten?

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    { 41 comments… read them below or add one }

    Karen May 1, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I have eaten vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup and cashew for dinner before. Sometime you just have to do that.


    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run May 1, 2013 at 11:17 am

    It may not have been the “healthiest” dinner, but it was healthy because it shows that you’re human like the rest of us 😉 There’s no such thing as perfect eating. I ate an unnecessary bowl of cereal after a pasta dinner last night, but today I’m back on track 🙂

    Nice job doing another CF workout even with sore thighs!


    Katrina May 1, 2013 at 11:18 am

    It’s so great to see that I’m not the only one that sometimes has “junk” for dinner! And I try not to feel too guilty when it does happen!!


    Annette@FitnessPerks May 1, 2013 at 11:27 am

    We are all humans 😉 So this is a fantastic example of eating what you wanted & enjoying it, loving it, and moving on. Sometimes I simply just want snack-y foods for dinner….so that’s what I eat!


    Rebecca May 1, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I once ate a dinner consisting of beer, potato chips (BBQ flavour) and berries with whipped cream (a lot of whipped cream too!)


    Laurel May 1, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Love you blog Tina! Quick question. I know you don’t count calories any more, but do you know around how many calories might be in an average cup of your green juice? I like to estimate my daily calories and I want to start trying more fresh juice, but I have no idea how to calculate it. Thanks!


    Tina May 1, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I’m not sure how many calories are in the juices I make at home, but the Pressed Juicery juices had close to 200 calories per bottle (16 ounces).


    Nic G May 1, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Nice. I had pits chips with hummus and dark chocolate for dinner last night and it was delicious!


    Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat May 1, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Sounds pretty delicious to me. You need an unbalanced meal every once in a while. I get snacky especially when I get home from work late, then run late – I start snacking while I make dinner (if I don’t have leftovers) and by the time dinner is ready…I realize I am too full…and move to dessert 🙂


    Kat May 1, 2013 at 11:53 am

    In college I made a habit of eating pasta covered in melted cheddar cheese (all made in the microwave of course). That was always eaten after coming home from the bar of course. So terribly unhealthy!


    Stacey May 1, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Mine was pasta with parmesan cheese and margarine. haha 🙂 Buttery noodles!


    Michele May 1, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    @Stacey: That’s one of my favorite dinners! Yummy comfort food!


    Emily May 1, 2013 at 11:54 am

    haha, sometimes guacamole and chips (or cookies!) is a perfectly healthy dinner! My hubby and I love to do a wine, cheese, crackers, and olive dinner every once and a while. Usually, go figure, it’s after a busy work day 😉


    Kristi @ lifesprinkles May 1, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Last night it was froyo, followed by a few sushi rolls and a hand full of dark chocolate covered espresso beans so I feel ya 🙂


    Rebeka May 1, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    I’m not going to pretend like I haven’t had guacamole and wine for dinner on more than once occasion (read: like, once a month). My favorite! Definitely good for your soul.


    Shel@PeachyPalate May 1, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Carrot Cake! I just made a new gluten free one complete with cashew vegan friendly “cream cheese” frosting and it was my duty to taste test it and seen as it was dinner time..perfect opportunity!


    Katy May 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Just curious because I am trying to decide between the two..do you own a juicer AND a high powered blender? I am lusting after a vita-mix, but am now starting to think maybe I get a juicer and a decent blender but not a vita-mix. I’m just love frozen smoothies and i DON’T like ice chunks in my smoothies.

    If only my budget/storage space was unlimited!


    Tina May 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Yep, I own both.


    Jayme May 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Best. Dinner. Ever. So excited for your addition!


    Amanda May 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I just wanted to ask how you held the 14lb ball while running. Above your head? Is it one of those leather stitched really large ones or is it a rubbery med ball? Thanks.


    Tina May 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    On my side, in front of me, overhead… any way I could! 🙂


    Morgan@Healthy Food Newsletter May 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    We are all human and nobody can stick to a super healthy diet 24/7! I have an unhealthy dinner once a week for happy hour $5 beer pitchers and $8 pizzas I always go with two girlfriends and we devour all of it (plus an extra pitcher or two) but hey date night is meant to be unhealthy and fun!


    Ashley May 1, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Haha well at least it sounds delicious! I have been known to eat cereal and ice cream cake for dinner. Oops?


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    Christine @ www.idratherbesweating.com May 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Definitely shows that you are human! Ironic about your wine and guacomole dinner. My husband and I have a wine and cheese “dinner” every/other Friday (looking forward to it in a few days!). I work late some Fridays so the one’s we are together, that is when we plan our wine “date” after the baby goes down!


    Lauren May 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Who is your new addition that you are building up?! I assume you are not talking about your newfew?


    Mary Slagel@Healthy Food Newsletter May 1, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I do this all the time. I’ll start with a snack that turns into my main meal but because I like my main meals to include a few dishes, I’ll start adding in other small snacks to that I end up with a variety. The worst recently was a few days after Easter when I had all the left overs in the fridge and no patience to cook because it was getting late and I hate eating in the late evening so I pulled out the left overs and had a few fork-fulls of everything. It was like Easter dinner all over again except I skipped dessert and added in some left overs I had from the week and the day before Easter. Yum.


    Sara Flynn May 1, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Ha-ha someday’s it happens! I am so jealous of your porch by the way. I am okay with renting because it allows be to live closer to the city and an almost equal commute for my boyfriend and I (West of the city its EXPENSIVE) . BUT I am so so so so jealous of your porch!


    Renae @ MissFit Mixed Chick May 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Sometimes you just have to eat whatever you want…even if it doesnt make sense at all.


    Lauren May 1, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    haha I did this on Friday! I came home from work starving and ate a bunch of wild rice chips (sesame and pepper, SO good!) with hummus. I was full for awhile and by time I was ready I was really craving ice cream, so ice cream it was! I thought about squeezing something healthy in first, but I didn’t see the point in stuffing myself when all I wanted was ice cream. Needless to say, my husband loved this dinner 😉 I just emailed him your cookie recipe, I’m crossing my fingers he’ll make them while I’m at yoga tonight!


    Nina @ Too Hottie For That Body May 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Oh this makes me happy in the “Phew I wasn’t the only one” kind of way. I had red wine paired with raspberry noosa topped with the organic version of cinnamon toast crunch… and two thin mints left over from Girl Scout cookie season.


    Johanna B May 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Sometimes I pop a bag of popcorn and eat it for dinner. That’s healthy, right?


    Alissa Jo May 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    LOL- that blog post was funny and nice to know we all have those days!!! I sometimes just want to eat a random assortment of junk food for dinner instead of a healthy meal. Instead of forcing myself to eat a salad, chicken and veggies, etc. I’ll just try to do a few small portions of a variety of junk food. This includes ice cream, ranch Wheat Thins, pretzels and hummus, chips with salsa. Then, I will try to implement non-fat greek yogurt or something low cal/fat with good protein. I think after one of those sessions my mind and body reset and I can be healthy again =) We have to do that every once in awhile!


    Erica @ For the Sake of Cake May 1, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Murphy looks so cozy on your lap! 🙂

    I’m a fan of a giant cup of froyo for dinner every now and then!


    Miranda @ Miranda Runs May 1, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Cookies. Cookies are always acceptable 😉


    Susanna Clark May 1, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I have been known to do a beer and hips and salsa on several occasions or a soft pretzel with lots of mustard!!


    AJ May 1, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I love guacamole! And wine! Sounds like a fantastic dinner to me 😉 I try to add shredded chicken to guacamole these days, so yummy and extra protein!



    christine May 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    ahh Truro vineyard! so adorable. I used to spend summers in Truro 🙂


    Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Guac and cookies are absolutely an acceptable dinner! 🙂 Sometimes you just have to go where the evening takes you, and it’s awesome that you’re able to be flexible about your food. I feel like a lot of people get really rigid in their adherence to certain fitness “rules,” so it’s fantastic to see that you’re able to both be healthy while also being flexible and realistic. 🙂 Here’s to guac and wine!


    Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom May 1, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Tonight I had a brownie sundae for dinner… the dinner of champions. My friends are in town for vacation so I met them at Disney World and ate all of the desserts that Disney had to offer.


    Stefanie May 2, 2013 at 12:12 am

    I’ve had different ones, but tonight was a PB, Nutella, and banana sandwich. This is actually one of my healthier “healthy” dinners, but man was it sweet and delicious! During summer…a big bowl of ice cream with a cookie at the bottom. 🙂


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