Happy New Year!
I hope you got to kick off 2013 with good food, great company and a bit of movement.
It was a rainy day here, but that didn’t stop my buddy May and I from meeting up. We kicked off the 5 by the 5th Virtual Run series by doing our 5k as the tempo portion of our run. Just 12 days until marathon day… but who’s counting.
I loved the tweets, Facebook photos, Instagram pics, and messages from many of you as you kicked off the series as well. I love the range of participants- walkers, new runners, seasoned and competitive runners… and I’m excited to see the progress throughout these next few months.
Because of the rain, we had a lazy day at home. We spent the day cleaning up Christmas decorations and preparing dinner for friends. Daddy was in charge of breakfast while I went running, and we all had quick, easy lunches.
[Breakfast: Oats with blueberries, pears and chia for everyone; 2nd Breakfast for me: Scrambled eggs with feta and avocado; Lunch: Toast "pizza" for L, Avocado Tuna Salad over greens for me + Kombucha (my first!); Snack: Cashews and raisins + dark chocolate chips, clementine+ string cheese for L]
The Avocado Tuna Salad is something I’ve been making a lot lately. In place of mayo, I mash avocado and add a splash of lemon juice. I think it’s even better than the traditional version, and really simple. It makes 2-3 servings, but you could easily double the recipe for more.
Avocado Tuna Salad (print recipe)
- 1 can tuna, preferably unsalted
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1 stalk celery, diced finely
- 1 scallion, diced (optional)
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, or about 1/2 small lemon
- salt, pepper and paprika to taste
Mash the avocado in a bowl, then add all ingredients and combine. Serve on bread, lettuce, crackers or as a dip for veggies.
Both of our families traditionally serve pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s day, and we have continued this tradition the last few years. We also had potatoes with parsley (un-pictured), salad with pomegranate dressing, and hummus and crudites. Our friends brought a cheese platter and chocolates for dessert.
L picked at the pork, had a few cherry tomatoes, red beets and avocado pieces, and couldn’t wait for a chance to have dessert! We let her have a chocolate, and she had a few crackers as well. She rarely asks for milk anymore these days, but will occasionally have some after nap around 3:30pm.
It was a delicious way to begin 2013!
Do you have traditional foods that you eat on New Year’s Day? Did you squeeze in a workout to kick off 2013?