Today I’m coming at you with TWO things that I’m very excited to share. One is an impromptu dressing I threw together on a whim and two is my favorite interval workout as of late that makes my time on the treadmill dreadmill a little more interesting.
After a busy weekend with no-time to meal prep on Sunday, I had to make sure this week’s lunch was easy, quick & delicious. My go-to is usually a salad because they’re so simple to put together and the topping combinations are endless. HOLLA!
Ordinarily, I go for a 50/50 blend or baby spinach with fun toppings, but a friend recently opened my eyes to some incredible sweet kale mixes that I’ve been loving!
The Eat Smart brand has a pretty tasty Poppy-seed dressing; although knowing how many additives are in them, I try to steer clear. Keyword: try. If I’m being honest, that doesn’t ALWAYS stop me, but I at least try be aware of what’s in them—read your labels!
That being said, I’ve been dabbling more with creating my own dressings. I had great success with a Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette from the Skinnytaste Cookbook, so as I was eating lunch on Monday, I got the brilliant idea: I can make this!
When I got home, I quickly started on my little project and was very happy with the outcome. So easy and SO delicious! It’s creamy, sweet & delightful. The best part? Only FIVE ingredients! Four of which you probably already have at home. (Unless you also happen to carry Poppy-seeds in your spice cabinet. Which I did not. Sidenote: Did you know grocery stores keep them with the spices?? I did not.)
1/4 cup plain, non-fat greek yogurt
¼ tsp white vinegar
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp water (to thin)
1. Feel free to add more water if you like a runnier dressing; the Greek yogurt is thick!
2. This will probably make 3-4 servings, depending on how much dressing you prefer. I made a small batch since I’ll be the only one using it this week! You can double or triple it, but add the water in little by little for desired consistency.
Pour everything in a bowl & whisk. Once blended, drizzle generously over your delish salad & VOILA. That was ridiculously easy.
I imagine this would be incredible on a strawberry, spiced pecan & turkey bacon crumble salad. Or with pear, pomegranate & avocado. OR a fruit salad in general. JUST SAYING.. But for real, let me know if you try it!
Before I head off to work I wanted to share a treadmill interval run I’ve done a few times to help the minutes go by faster. If you’re anything like me, then you’d rather suffer in rain/sleet/snow/extreme heat before succumbing to the elements & running inside. It’s a scientific fact that a treadmill minute is, in fact, longer than a regular minute. 😉 Google it.
But, life Winter Storm Juno happens and occasionally you’ve got to give the hamster wheel a spin. (All jokes aside, if you love running on the treadmill that’s AWESOME and I applaud you. Seriously. It’s just not for me!)
I love this workout because it keeps things interesting by switching it up & you will sweat your butt off!! PLUS, HIIT workouts are the best for burning fat. Have I sold you yet?! Without further ado:
Pair this with your favorite playlist and GO! Hope you like!