I also had an appointment with my trainer yesterday at 9am after the run. We did TRX which is strength training that uses your body weight. You use these straps. It can be harder or easier depending on how you stand.
I made Sweet Potato Lentil Chili for lunch and I think I'll share the recipe. I was super delicious and only about 3 WW Points Plus per serving!
I got the recipe here, but made a few changes.
Sweet Potato Lentil Chili
Makes one large pot (5 quarts) – serves about 8 to 10
- 1 32oz container veggie broth (low sodium if possible, I used vegetable stock that I got from recently steaming vegetables)
- 1.5 C water
- 3 (14.5oz) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 16oz package dried lentils, rinsed
- 2 sweet potatoes, cubed
- 3 carrots, sliced (I used 1/2 cup carrot puree that I had in the freezer since I had no carrots)
- 3 stalks celery, sliced (optional, I did not have any, so I did not use)
- 1 green pepper, sliced
- 1 to 2 cloves garlic, diced
- Huge handful kale (optional, I did not have any, so I did not use)
- 2 Tbsp cumin
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon (I, again, did not have any so I did not use, but I did use 1 tbsp of pumpkin butter, which I think has cinnamon in it...)
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp pepper
- Hot sauce (optional – to taste, I didn't use)
1) Add the veggie broth, water, diced tomatoes, and rinsed lentils into a large pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for about 10 minutes (to soften the lentils) while you’re chopping the garlic, carrots, sweet potatoes, celery, and green pepper.
2) Throw the garlic, kale, carrots, and sweet potato into the simmering pot, followed about 5 minutes later by the celery and green pepper and your spices (I threw it all in at the same time). The room will now proceed to smell awesome (this is true!).
3) Let the mixture continue to simmer, stirring frequently, until it reaches the level of cooked consistency you prefer. This shouldn’t take long (maybe 5 to 10 minutes more) – just make sure the carrots, sweet potatoes, and lentils are soft (I found that it took about 30 minutes for mine to get to the soft consistency that I wanted...).