Oh My Gosh Squash Gratin
To start things off, roast thinly sliced squash and zucchini in a 400 degree oven until slightly brown and tender.
While the squash is roasting, crumble a block of tofu into a large mixing bowl and add 1/8 cup of lemon juice, 2 tsp. agave, 2/3 cup of mozzarella cheese and garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning to taste. Mix well and set aside.
Once the squash has finished roasting, spray a baking dish lightly with non stick spray and then place a layer of squash in the bottom of the dish.
I know that this meal is definitely better suited for the summer time when there is a ton of fresh squash and tomatoes are at their peak but every once in awhile, it is nice to have a meal that takes you back to memories of a warm summer day.
Now, let me tell you guys about my great workout this morning. I woke up pretty early and rushed to the gym for some speed work. I am not technically training for anything right now but I love to do speed work and today my legs felt the need for speed! I did 8.50 miles of intervals that included 6 x 800 meters and 4 x 400 meters plus a warm up and cool down and lots of recovery jogging. My legs felt great this morning and I really enjoyed every moment of this run. I wish I would have had more time to run but at 6:00 I had to rush off to Boot Camp. I am really glad I took the time to go to Boot Camp this morning because we had such a fun class. Our instructor really mixed things up this morning and we did a few crazy exercises. At one point, I was being pulled around the room on a huge blanket which wasn't that much of a workout for me but it was SUPER fun. You would be surprised at how fast a blanket can go! Anyway, we did a lot of fun relay style races, plyometrics and circuit training and the hour flew by. The best part of the morning though was when we paired up to do three legged races with exercise bands. I paired up with Mel and once we had secured our exercise band the race was on. I am happy to say that Mel and I DOMINATED the three legged race. Honestly, we were finished with the entire race before most people had made it to the turn around point. It felt so natural to run with our legs connected and I think the reason we did so well is because we train together. I am so used to matching my pace and stride to Mel's that it was a completely natural feeling to have her leg tied to my own. Isn't that weird!? Who would have thought that all of the years of long runs together would pay off in a random three legged race at Boot Camp? Needless to say, my workout was really fun and super energizing this morning and I loved every moment of it.
Alright folks, I really need to get some work done because my bills are not going to pay themselves...although, wouldn't that be so nice? I hope you all have a wonderful fun filled Tuesday that is filled with smiles. Later!