Last night I was craving something warm, fresh, and different. I wasn’t in the mood for a salad or a grain dish and I had some zucchini that I needed to use sooner rather than later. I turned to blogland and searched for a zucchini recipe and stumbled upon Angela‘s recipe for zucchini boats. I didn’t have salsa or fake beef crumbles on hand so I improvised and came up with these babies. They turned out exactly as I wanted and really hit the spot- enjoy!
Tuna Melt Zucchini Boats (inspired by this recipe)
1 can of tuna
whatever you want to use to make tuna salad (I used raita and relish)
shredded cheese (I used mozzerella)
Preheat oven to 350. Slice zucchini in half the long way and then scoop out insides with a spoon. Save insides. Open can of tuna and drain. Mix with raita, relish (or mayo, mustard, hummus, etc.), and insides of zucchini. Fill zucchini boats with tuna salad and then cover with shredded cheese. Place on non-stick pan and bake for 25 minutes.
This recipe is super easy and taste delicious- I bet it would also be really good with bread crumbs sprinkled on top of the cheese. Yum!
But enough about my dinner last night, lets move on! Yesterday was only a running day (no swimming or biking) so I slept in a little bit and then woke up and got ready to run. I knew it was going to be tough when I just couldn’t get my butt out the door. Do you ever have those mornings? I had the usual date w/ pb and some kefir and then kept grabbing little handfuls of cereal. It was like my body needed just a little more energy to get going.
I ran 5 miles and felt okay for the first 4.5 but then my hamstring/thigh started acting up. I didn’t feel any pain but I did feel some weird fluttering back there. I really have no idea what caused it but after walking a block I was able to run the rest of the way home at a slower pace. Please body just heal already!
When I got back from my run I couldn’t find Sonic. Ian hadn’t seen him in awhile so we spent a few minutes searching for him under the bed, in closets, and under the couch. Guess where we ended up finding him?
Looks like the furball found a new bed!
Breakfast was a really simple version of overnight oats in a fig jam jar (1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup yogurt, 1/3 banana, 2/3 almond milk) topped with crumbled pistachio chai muffin.
Lunch was leftovers from the other night topped with tempeh. The tempeh went really well with the farro, goat cheese, and strawberries!
I also had an apple and then a mini carrot cake Larabar that I scrounged from my purse when mid-afternoon hunger struck.
The highlight of my afternoon was receiving an e-mail from one of my professors. He thinks that one of my final papers might be publishable and wants to work with me to clean it up and submit it to a journal. I’m pretty psyched! Even if it doesn’t get published, the process will be a great learning experience
Dinner was my tuna melt zucchini boats
And then dessert was another rice cake with sunflower butter and cottage cheese. I just can’t get enough of that combo!
I also tried a square of this new chocolate bar that I found at TJ’s awhile ago and have been saving for a rainy day.
What can I say, I was CRAVING chocolate . (P.S. the bar is awesome!)
I also did plenty of relaxing because Thursday is a run + swim day which means EARLY wake up call!
Have a great day- remember only two more days until the weekend!
Do you watch Mad Men? If so what do you think? Ian and I just started watching it (maybe 4 episodes in) and I’m really enjoying it!