Missing Greece Means Making Some Tzatziki!

My second week on the job! I’m starting to get the hang of it. Today I worked on my own and the trainer verified afterwards. I did ok. For breakfast I had cocoa overnight oatmeal and a banana.

Chocolate-and-Banana-Overnight-Oatmeal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday before I went to bed I made some Tzatziki to take with me for lunch today. I love tzatziki! I have been to Greece countless times and got to know This creamy delight over there. Mine doesn’t quite taste the same as over there but it’s close;).

Tzatziki

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt (0%)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of half a lemon and half a lime
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

Grate the cucumber and squeeze out all the water, then add the other ingredients and combine.

tzaz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I ate this with a whole wheat bagel for lunch and an apple on the side. It tasted great! Only downside was the garlic…I think my breath smelled a little :). No one said anything but I could smell my own breath…

Yesterday was a day off from working out so today had to be a good one! I jumped on the stationary bike as soon as I got home for 20min of HIIT. After that I lifted some weights.

3 rounds:

  • 15 Squats
  • 15 Lunges (each leg)
  • 15 Plié squats
  • 15 Bicep Curls
  • 15 Tricep Kickbacks
  • 15 Push ups

I ended my workout with 10min of rope skipping.

For dinner I made Salmon en Papillote.

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 4-oz boneless salmon fillets
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • Half a diced zucchini
  •  1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp crumbled low-fat feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Cut a 14-inch square of foil and mist top of with cooking spray.  Place  piece of salmon on foil. (NOTE: If using skin-on fillets, arrange skin side down.) Season salmon with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine garlic, tomatoes, zucchini, onion and lemon juice. Spoon mixture over salmon. Bring all sides together over top of salmon and fold over to form a sealed packet.
  • Transfer packet to a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before opening. Carefully open packet. To serve, sprinkle with feta and basil.

Salmon Papillote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

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