Happy Saturday!! How is your weekend going? Today started off with a 3 mile run on the treadmill.
I try to roll out my calves a ton because they get super sore sometimes, but you can roll pretty much any muscle that’s bothering you. Check out this video by Janae that gives you some more ideas and information about foam rolling.
After my run, I swung by the Goodwill to pick up some new work pants. As you can imagine, zookeepers are pretty hard on their pants and I’m pretty much down to one usable pair. I love buying clothes from thrift shops and donation centers. It’s like a fashionable form of recycling and I was pretty stoked when I left with three new pairs of pants for less than $10.
I also scored a couple of extra fun things.
Now I am by no means a food blogger. I am not an avid chef, but do enjoy cooking and baking most of the time. I am also really bad at measuring things so this isn’t the most exact recipe ever. This recipe is super easy and versatile and you can really add whatever foods you like and have on hand.
Southwest Pasta Salad
– 1 green bell pepper and 1 red bell pepper, diced
– 1 tomato, diced
– 1 small jar marinated artichokes, sliced into bite sized pieces
– 1 box of multicolored pasta (prepare according to directions)
– 1 can of roasted corn (drained)
– 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
– 1 can Rotel
– about 1/3 of a jar of your favorite salsa
– about 1/3 of a bottle of Italian dressing
– 2 big handfuls of Mexican shredded cheese
-Salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and garlic salt to taste.
Directions: mix everything together and let sit covered in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to let the flavors come together. Serve cold with corn bread muffins.
We love this brightly colored salad on a warm day and it makes a ton so it’s nice to have for leftovers during the week.
We are enjoying our time with my dad and are looking forward to Easter tomorrow! I hope you have a great evening!
Do you foam roll after a hard workout?
Any Easter plans?