Winter Fruit Salad

Thursday morning started off with some homemade fruit salad. The best thing about fruit salad? You can change the produce depending on what’s in season!

Winter Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 apple, cubed
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 2 Tbs dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 tsp lime juice

Directions:

  • Mix together the fruit in a medium bowl, sprinkle with lime juice (to prevent browning)
  • Drizzle honey over top
  • Enjoy! Makes about 3 servings

Fruit Salad

Followed by some protein and carbs in the form of scrambled egg whites with sriracha sauce and Eli Zabar’s health bread topped with pb & j.

Eggs and toast

And a mid-morning decaf cappuccino 🙂

Cappuccino

Lunch was a mix of leftover roasted vegetables and some goodies from the salad bar. In the mix:

  • 1 cup roasted brussels sprouts, fennel, and potatoes
  • mixed greens
  • feta cheese, balsamic vinaigrette
  • Tastings of chickpea salad and udon noodle salad

Salad

I had the afternoon off of work, so my snacks were on the go: Kashi TLC granola bar and Voskos Greek yogurt.

Kashi

Voskos

I had my first PT session today and learned that 1) I have very tight hip flexors and 2) I need to strengthen my gluteus medius. Stay tunes for strengthening exercise demos!

It was fun taking a day off from the gym, but by Thursday evening I was ready to get back in the swing of things. I ran an easy 3 miles (back felt pretty good!) and then elliptical-ed for 60 minutes while reading Born to Run. I’m really liking the book so far – it gives me hope for pain-free running 🙂 And the story reads more like a novel than non-fiction. I can’t put it down! I finished up my gym session with some strength training:

  • 3 x 10 curtsy lunges
  • 3 x 10 squats
  • 3 x 10 push-ups
  • foam-rolling!!

I was reallyyyy hungry when I left the gym and the only thing I had in my bag was Ghiradelli peppermint bark. Definitely not the best post-gym option, but at least I didn’t spend $4 on an over-priced Clif bar!

peppermint bark

When I arrived back at my apartment, I wanted dinner and FAST. I toasted up two slices of Ezekiel Bran of Life bread and topped them with peanut butter, raspberry preserves, and sliced banana. Why are the slices in pieces, you ask? I got into a bit of a tussel with the toaster. The toaster won.

pb& j on toast

Dessert was a cup of milk + scoop of chocolate soy protein powder + ice +  mini chocolate chips. Served in a wine glass. I’m classy like that.

Protein shake

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  • Apple, banana and orange is my favorite fruit salad combo! Sometimes I get crazy and add grapes. Love the idea of craisins though.

    How is the Peppermint bark? I’ve always been interested in trying….

  • great looking fruit salad. all the citrus is amazing right now! i have been downing oranges and clementines and grapefruits. have a great weekend!

  • What an awesome fruit salad!!! 🙂 Looks delish!

  • Mmmm that shake looks good. I love eating things from wine glasses because it always makes the glass look pretty!

  • gosh i love fruit!

  • I love winter fruit salads! It’s nice to make a big batch and have it in the fridge for a couple days.

    Hope your PT begins to help out with your pain.

  • fruit salad is one of my fave things – it just always tastes so good! esp. when you get the fruit in season. good luck with all the PT – take er’ easy and all will be well!

    have a great weekend dear megan!

  • Your dessert…I die! Fruit salad is something I should hop on more but I always get way too enthusiastic and make a butt ton and then can’t finish it….not very good at moderation or portion control apparently!
    Glad you’re seeing a PT – mine was great in teaching me where my weaknesses were and where to strengthen – and I haven’t had pain since!!

  • Oh yum. That dessert smoothie looks great.

  • Delicious array of eats, Megstar. (Can I call you that?)

    Where do you purchase your Voskos? I love that stuff and have only found it on occasion at specialty grocers like Gourmet Garage and Whole Foods.

    Great work with the PT. One of these days, you have to come work out with David D. and me. Haha. 🙂

    Good luck with the 1/2 this morning and see you this afternoon, ladybird!

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  • Ellen

    Does your dessert taste as good as it LOOKS? Yum. What brand of protein powder do you get and where do you buy it?

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