Sorry about the lack of posting yesterday but with Bridge to Brisbane (recap to come) and Father’s Day my day was fully booked! How was everyone’s Sunday/Father’s Day?
OH and if you haven’t yet- check out my Healthy Thoughts, Healthy Actions pact! I’d love more people to get involved. For those already in- I can’t wait to think positively with you
After Bridge to Brisbane it was a huge rush to get home and get ready to meet the bf’s family for Father’s Day lunch. We went to a cute little restaurant called Verdant. It’s one of those restaurants that is attached to a garden centre/gift store/home centre type thing. For lunch, I ordered a Moroccan chicken salad which came with lettuce, chicken, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes and onion (forgot what else was in it). I asked for the dressing on the side since I’m not a huge fan of salad dressings. The dressing included greek yogurt and this oil stuff. I didn’t bother adding either because the chicken had already been marinated in some (yum) Moroccan spice/marinade, that gave the dish plenty of flavour. It was really good but after my run I felt I needed some carbs or something extra to fill me up.
After having a very enjoyable lunch and catching up with everyone we made our way back home. The bf had a power nap (I wish I could do that) and then we did the groceries. After an enjoyable grocery shop, we had a small frame of time before going to my dad’s for a Father’s Day BBQ. I quickly whipped together a (quick and simple) weekday treat for the bf (recipe to come) and prepared my famous rocket & pear salad. I’m actually kicking myself that I didn’t take a picture of the salad. But as payback, I will share this really simple, yet delicious recipe. I’m not 100% on the measurements and really just throw it all together till I’m happy with amount.
Rocket & Pear Salad
- Shaved Parmesan
- 1 pear, thinly sliced
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Basically just throw together all the ingredients, apart from the vinegar, and mix well.
- Dress with balsamic vinegar until coated (don’t be too heavy handed or it’ll end up soggy).
- Enjoy as a side dish.
This is a fail safe salad recipe. Every time it’s made it’s always the only salad that gets entirely demolished. Next time I make it, I’ll be sure to snap a photo and share it. After dinner it was an early night for us since we were both exhausted and I had to get up at a ridiculous hour again to teach Body Step. I know I whine every week (week 1, week 2 hehe) about it, but once I get there the members really do make it worth it.
DAILY HEALTHY THOUGHT: In order to be patient with others I need to first learn to be patient with myself. Key word: Patience! (Not my forte guys haha).
What’s your daily healthy thought? Did you do anything special for Father’s Day? Have you got a simple salad recipe that never fails? SHARE!