Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Treadmill Tuesday + Sausage and Bean Slow-Cooker Supper

Hey, everyone!  Does anyone else feel like it should already be Thursday?  Giving a test is so much work for me getting everyone's test graded, catching up the people who were absent, and keeping up with all of the papers.  I'm exhausted!

I still got in a good workout and tried a new recipe!

Today's Training
Today's Best Body Bootcamp workout was a cardio interval.  This ties in perfectly to my half marathon training schedule, as well as my own enjoyment over running on the Treadmill on Tuesdays!  Alliteration just makes everything better.
After a 5 minute warm-up, I ran for 30 minutes with varying speed for a total of about 3.0 miles.  I then did a 5-minute cool down at the end.  Good workout!

Diet Tip of the Day
Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers is holding a Crock Pot Challenge to try 10 new crock pot recipes before the beginning of March.  I love my slow cooker, and this is great reason to use some of those recipes I've pinned and forgotten about!

I found the recipe for Sausage and Bean Slow-Cooker Supper on this website that I pinned long ago.  There are a few other recipes on there, but this one caught my eye as a different kind of meat than Joe and I usually eat.

Here's what I used based off of the linked recipe:

  • 1 package chicken sausages
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 1 can light red kidney beans
  • 1 can butter beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles (I used Rotel)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1.5 tsps dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Cook chicken sausages about half-way.  This reduces the grease in the meal.  Cut up the sausages to  bite-size pieces.  Then, combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.  Cook on low for 4 hours.  Serve over rice and enjoy!
I thought it looked kinda pretty in the slow cooker
I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe.  I wasn't sure if there would be enough flavor, but I actually enjoyed the taste!  I made sure to put some of the broth over the rice, as well, and I think that added to the taste.  It's not my favorite recipe I've ever tried, but I think it'd be a nice every-now-and-then meal when we get tired of the typical chicken and beef meals.

In other news...
I decided that I"m going to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon in costume.  I'm not sure exactly who I'm going to dress up as yet, but I do know that one of these sparkle skirts will definitely be involved!

Question of the Day: Any must-try crock pot recipes?  Have you ever worn a costume for a run?
Any suggestions (for both questions) would be helpful :)


  1. I try to make things w/o beans :) But I do love making dips and such in the crock pot! I would def get a sparkle skirt too!

    1. I'm going to do the sparkle skirt for sure!