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Peach Quinoa Salad + September Goals #MotivateMe Monday

Happy Monday!

This weekend I took the girls to the Milton Farmer’s Market and the market was full of fresh peaches.  They looked so yummy and delicious that I couldn’t resist buying some.  Then later that night we went to a BBQ so I thought “Hey! Why don’t I make a peach quinoa salad with my peaches”.  So that’s what I did.

Peaches are one of my favourite summer fruit – they have such a unique flavour and are very versatile, there are so many things you can make with peaches! 

Peach Quinoa Salad
Serves 10
This Peach Quinoa Salad is a delicious salad for any summer party, or a great potluck dish! Double the recipe, because it goes fast!
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321 calories
42 g
0 g
14 g
8 g
2 g
124 g
241 g
7 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
124g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321
Calories from Fat 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
22%
Saturated Fat 2g
9%
Trans Fat g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol mg
%
Sodium 241mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 42g
14%
Dietary Fiber 5g
19%
Sugars 7g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
25%
Calcium
4%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients for the dressing
  1. 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  2. 1/4 cup lime juice
  3. 1 tsp. agave nectar or honey
  4. 1 tsp. sea salt
  5. 1/2 cup olive oil
Ingredients for the salad
  1. 3 cups cooked quinoa
  2. 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  3. 2 fresh Peaches, cut into chunks
  4. 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  5. 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  6. 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  7. 1/4 cup red onion, diced
Directions for the dressing
  1. Mix the first 5 ingredients in a bowl; set aside.
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Directions for the salad
  1. Add the other ingredients together in a larger bowl.
  2. Mix in the dressing. Garnish with parsley. Serve.
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I brought the salad to the BBQ and unfortunately there wasn’t very much left over for me to take home so I’m going to have to make up another batch to take up to Barrie for Ragnar Trail.  Which brings me to my September goals…

September Goals

  1. Run more often – there are 4 weeks of September this year, so my goal is to go for 16 runs (4 runs/week). EDIT – at an average of 7km/run I’m aiming to run 115km or more this month.
  2. Strength train – more go to my boot camp class at lunch 7 times this month (2 classes/week).
  3. Less alcohol – resist the urge to have a beer in the evenings (unfortunately this might be the hardest goal to accomplish)
  4. Nutrition – more protein, less baked goods and log my meals with Myfitnesspal.

Races in September

I have one “race” this month.  On Friday-Saturday this week I’ll be participating in Ragnar Trail Cottage Country with my team “Chek Squad”.  This is a three loop relay style trail race.  Each runner will run each of the loops one after another until all team mates have run the three loops.  The total distance each runner will run is 24km – my 115km goal for the month includes this distance.

Sport Chek is our team sponsor for the race and they’ve provided us each with two outfits and Salomon trail running shoes. I picked out the Salomon Speedcross 4 CS shoes:

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For my first outfit I picked out this open back Under Armour Fly-by T-shirt, and Nike Women’s Epic Power Lux Running Crop Tights:

And for my second outfit I picked out another open back shirt (I really like the open back because they feel nice and cool while running) and a pair of short.  This one is the Nike Women’s Breathe Elevated Running Short Sleeve Shirt, and the shorts are Nike Women’s Flex Revival Shorts:

August Recap

August was all about being more consistent with my training and working harder to lose some weight.  I lost 4lbs and 2% body fat! I also set a goal of running 4 times a week, and to hopefully run a total of 100km.  Guess what?

I did it!

 

Have a great week!

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