Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My 35 Minute Talk About-Brussels Sprouts! Funny

Today I worked it out in my weight lifting class. This month the instructor is focusing on endurance training. The training includes lifting weights at a very slow pace and holding. I notice today that the class was pretty easy and the hour went very fast. I think it's time to up the weights to make it harder but I will consult the instructor. The instructor kicked our butts during the cardio drills. She made us jump rope with squats for 7 minutes. We also did 7 minutes of football runs. That was enough for me. It's all about building endurance. The cardio train will continue tomorrow morning at 5:45 a.m. when I will drag myself to the gym for a cycling class. Its all about discipline and staying focus.

Last week I encouraged my friend to start a food boundary list because she has struggled with her weight for many years. She did and her life has totally changed. Her food boundaries includes junk food and fast food restaurants. Because her list is working so well, she had a strong craving for brussel sprouts today instead of powdered donuts (her all time favorite). For about 35 minutes we talked about how much we love brussels sprouts and how to cook them. We laughed about it for about 5 minutes once we realized what our conversation was about. We both need to get a life! Our taste for junk food is totally gone and never to return. We agreed that this is a different world and we love it. Brussels Sprouts Rule! Fresh not frozen.

One more thing-my lunch was awesome today: It was fresh and very healthy.

Brown Rice Tortillas Wrap:

My Recipe:

Stone ground mustard - small amount
1 Brown Rice Tortillas - Gluten and Wheat Free-Very good but not as flexible as flour tortillas.

fresh spinach - hand full
shredded carrots - hand full
1 slice Havarti cheese
shredded red cabbage - 1/2 hand full
1/2 apple-thinly sliced

Great wrap for cleaning the digestive system. Yum-Yum

Brussels Sprouts Recipe:

8 sprouts- cut in half
1/2 onion
salt and pepper - taste
1/2 cup water

Toss all in pan and steam for 10 minutes with lid on.


  1. I love brussels sprouts! I cut them in half, add some red onion, throw them in a bowl-toss with a little canola oil, salt and pepper- and roast them in the oven. YUM!

    That is a funny conversation though...lol

  2. I have never ever tried brussel sprouts. Maybe I should........

  3. I like the idea of a food boundary list, can you tell me more about it?

  4. I love cabbage but have always hated brussel sprouts because of the bitter taste. Aren't they in the same family???? I've heard that roasting bitter veggies changes the flavor...I actually tried this with radishes, and then tossed them with a little s&p, olive oil & parmesan....they were fantastic!! I'm thinking about trying this with the brussel sprouts now! :)

  5. hey thanks for the recipe - this looks really good - I think brussel sprouts are a perfect autumn food