Monday, June 21, 2010

KIND Bar Review + Apple Raisin Wheat Berry Salad

Weights & Step
As much as I wanted to run today, I knew there was no getting up early enough to do so. Monday's are hard enough without getting up at 5 am to run. Yawn... So, today I did my weights at lunch then cardio after work. Weights were pull muscles (biceps and back). I did 3 sets of 8 reps of the following:

Biceps:
Alternating curls
Cross-body curls
Zottoman curls

Back:
Single-arm horizontal row
Underhand DB rows
Double arm rows

It was a pretty good workout. I felt pretty strong today for some reason. Love it when that happens. My legs were pretty sore from yesterday's workout, so I opted for a lower intensity cardio: Cathe's Low Impact Circuit - Cardio Only Premix plus abs. It was a great workout and helped to loosen up my legs.

KIND Review
I have been very remiss with my review of the KIND bars that I won from Jill @ My So Called Health LIfe. I won the Nut Delight. I don't know why, but I expected it to be a tad softer than it was. Yes, it's all nuts so of course it's going to be crunchy, but I mean the sweeter binding. Don't get me wrong, being a little crisper was not a bad thing at all. Oh, and if you love nuts, then you will LOVE this bar. It's packed with whole nuts, lots of them! Unlike many granola type bars, this one was not too sweet. It was just right in my opinion. I can't wait to try some with the fruit now.

Simple Supper
Jason requested my Apple Cranberry Wheat Berry Salad (recipe here). I started the wheat berries when I got home and let them cook while I was doing my cardio. When I got ready to mix everything together, I realized I was out of cranberries, but I did have raisins. So, the salad ended up being an Apple Raisin Wheat Berry Salad. We had that along with a green salad using lettuce and tomatoes from the garden with red, yellow, and orange bell peppers and a Quorn Cranberry & Goat Cheese Chik'n Cutlets.
 I just love the textures and flavors that the wheat berry salad has. You get chewy, crunchy, sweet, and savory. What are your favorite flavor and/or texture combinations?